158 votes
Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine

tvN 2018

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine - S1E2

#1 - Episode 2


Season 1 - Episode 2

The empress has been murdered: For Ae-sin, words are useless against rapacious foreign powers; she’ll take up arms instead. Eugene gets a new post.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E10

#2 - Episode 10


Season 1 - Episode 10

The emperor seeks Eugene’s aid. Hui-seong visits the tailor. Ae-sin feels conflicted after hearing Eugene’s story, but later sees him on a snowy night.

The episode was rated from 27 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E11

#3 - Episode 11


Season 1 - Episode 11

Ae-sin apologizes to Eugene, but he hopes that she’ll keep fighting for her Joseon. Hui-seong takes a streetcar ride with Ae-sin and proposes a plan.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E17

#4 - Episode 17


Season 1 - Episode 17

After giving up that which means the most to him, Hui-seong gets a friend a gift. Lord Go leads an urgent appeal, and Ae-sin faces Japanese troops.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E1

#5 - Episode 1


Season 1 - Episode 1

Joseon stands firm against U.S. incursion. Yu-jin survives in America -- as Eugene. Ae-sin knows that great change is afoot with global ramifications.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.

Mr. Sunshine - S1E15
#6 - Episode 15
Season 1 - Episode 15

A disquieting sight vexes Emperor Gojong. Ae-sin defies Lord Go, Eugene refuses to forgive, and Hui-seong visits the Go family estate.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
Mr. Sunshine - S1E21
#7 - Episode 21
Season 1 - Episode 21

Called an American imperialist, Eugene later asks Ae-sin why she persists in a futile cause. Hui-seong helps Ae-sin out of a bind. An ally joins Ae-sin.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
Mr. Sunshine - S1E5
#8 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5

Ae-sin meets Hui-seong for coffee at the hotel. Eugene deals with Japanese troops at the U.S. legation, and wants to know why Ae-sin defends Joseon.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.
Mr. Sunshine - S1E18
#9 - Episode 18
Season 1 - Episode 18

Eugene contends with a viperous imperialist. Seeing Lord Go’s incarceration, Hui-seong publishes a special edition. Ae-sin snubs a Japanese official.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.
Mr. Sunshine - S1E13
#10 - Episode 13
Season 1 - Episode 13

Ae-sin and Eugene take a ride out to the sea. A nefarious scoundrel takes great interest in Hui-seong and Eugene. Lord Go Sa-hong meets with Hui-seong.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



One of the greatest TV shows I've seen... The way that history, drama and romance are in the same harmony... By the way Kim Tae-ri is so beautiful... Music also amazing


It was amazing in the beginning and in the end. First couple of episodes were nice but then it got a bit dragging like some episodes were meh BUT THEN last 5 or so episodes were fantastic. They were very intriguing and just marvellous.


This is an excellent historical drama. Very vivid. I loved how they told the history with characters that were amazing. I felt for the characters and cried at times.


Kim Tae Ri was especially captivating. Her beauty and her voice were mesmerizing to me. One of the Greatest Korean Show.. Heck it can even air along with most american shows and still capture 10% viewership. This series may go down as one of the most stunning I've ever seen. Everything about it was beautiful and heartbreaking at once. The cinematography and the music are worthy enough, and the costuming is gorgeous as well. I didn't originally even plan to watch this show. I didn't think it would be a subject that would interest me because I don't normally care for historical dramas. I was sucked into the grip of this show immediately and was not let loose until the final credits came. Knowing that this series had its basis in real Korean history was never far from my mind. The writer managed to weave an epic tale of love and sacrifice. I never noticed the slow plot movement in the first part because I was so immersed in the path to get there. Each step is important to the overall storyline. And the culmination of the groundwork that was laid made the slow build up worth the wait. The story is not all tears and sadness though. In the beginning, there is definitely some humor in the mix as well to keep it from becoming too solemn. The writer really did a great job carrying us forward with each new step that our characters faced. I loved all the relationships that were formed, and the bravery of the Righteous Army, and the people of Joseon who captured my heart. So when it got to the climax, we were more than ready ---and yet, somehow, not prepared at all. [spoiler]Ae Shin's first English words capture the show 'Gun' , 'Glory' and 'Sad Endings'. These kind of shows break your heart ; you are expecting it but you are never prepared for it. I don't if I will be able to watch it again.. I don't have the heart to bear it again...[/spoiler]


this show is a masterpiece


Which could be the best word to describe this drama? Probably perfection. Everything, the story, the music, the cast, everything is in a perfect harmony. Even emotions. Tears, laughs. All in the perfect place. 10, totally ninja!

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