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Title: 미스터 션샤인 / Mr. Sunshine
Chinese Title: 陽光先生
Genre: Historical, Military, Romance
Episodes: 24 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2018-July-07 to 2018-Sep-23
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:00


This is a pre-produced drama. Filming began on 2017-November.

This drama tells the story of a young boy who travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea), and returns to his homeland later as an American soldier. He then meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter.


Main Cast

Lee Byung Hun as Choi Yoo Jin / Eugene Choi
Kim Kang Hoon as Yoo Jin (child)
Jun Jin Seo as Eugene (teen)
Kim Tae Ri as Go Ae Shin
Heo Jung Eun as Go Ae Shin (young)
Yoo Yun Suk as Goo Dong Mae
Choi Min Young as Dong Mae (young)
Kim Min Jung as Hee Na
Byun Yo Han as Kim Hee Sung

People around Eugene

Jo Woo Jin as Im Kwan Soo
David Lee McInnis as Kyle Moore

People around Ae Shin

Kim Eui Sung as Lee Wan Ik
Choi Moo Sung as Jang Seung Goo
Kim Gab Soo as Hwang Eun San
Lee Ho Jae as Go Sa Hong (Ae Shin’s grandfather)
Kim Na Woon as Madam Jo (Ae Shin’s aunt)
Park Ah In as Go Ae Soon (Ae Shin’s cousin)

People around Hee Sung

Kim Dong Gyoon as Kim Ahn Pyung (Hee Sung’s father)
Kim Hye Eun as Kang Ho Sun (Hee Sung’s mother)

Royal Family & Joseon Court

Lee Seung Joon as King Gojong
Kang Shin Il as Lee Jung Moon


Bae Jeong Nam as Choon Shik
Kim Byung Chul as Il Shik
Choi Jin Ho as Kwon Ryo
Shin Jung Geun as Servant
Kim Nam Hee (김남희) as Takashi Mori
Lee Jung Eun as Haman Daek
Park Bo Mi (박보미) as Yoon Nam Jong
Yoon Joo Man as Yoojo
Oh Ah Yeon as So Ah
Kim Yong Ji
Lee Joo Bin
Kim Si Eun
Seo Yoo Jung as Hong Pa
Kwon Hyuk
Choi Jong won as Heungseon Daewongun
Lee Shi Hoon as Go
Lee Jung Hyun as Tsuda


Kim Eung Soo as Kim Pan Suh (Hee Sung’s grandfather)
Lee Shi Ah as Yoo Jin’s mother (ep.1)
Jin Goo as Ae Shin’s father (ep.1)
Kim Ji Won as Ae Shin’s mother (ep.1)
Ji Seung Hyun as Song Young (ep.1)
Yoon Kyung Ho as Seung Goo’s father (ep.1)
Im Se Mi as Dong Mae’s mother (ep.3)

Production Credits

Production Company: Studio Dragon
Chief Producer: Yoon Ha Rim
Director: Lee Eung Bok
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Sook


Lee Byung Hun makes a TV comeback through this drama after 9 years.

– Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok previously worked together in 2016 tvN drama series Goblin and 2016 KBS2 drama series Descendants of the Sun.

Kim Sa Rang was cast to play a major female supporting character role, but had to drop out due to scheduling issues. Kim Min Jung was then cast to play the same role.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2018-07-07 1 8.852 8.5
2018-07-08 2 9.691 10.8
2018-07-14 3 10.082 10.1
2018-07-15 4 10.567 11.4
2018-07-21 5 10.835 10.6
2018-07-22 6 11.713 11.1
2018-07-28 7 11.114 10.8
2018-07-29 8 12.330 12.0
2018-08-04 9 11.695 12.2
2018-08-05 10 13.534 12.9
2018-08-11 11 12.792 -
2018-08-12 12 13.399 -
2018-08-18 13    
2018-08-19 14    
2018-08-25 15    
2018-08-26 16    
2018-09-01 17    
2018-09-02 18    
2018-09-08 19    
2018-09-09 20    
2018-09-15 21    
2018-09-16 22    
2018-09-22 23    
2018-09-23 24    

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Site

Official Poster

Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV

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52 Responses to “Mr. Sunshine”

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  1. 51
    Hyeongnam Says:

    #50 @Hiam — Dong Mae grew on me too. I really like the character. In the previews Dong Mae is bloodied, it appears he’s being tortured. And it looks like perhaps someone close to Eugene dies. I wondered if it was his old friend the missionary Joseph Stenson (the actor was not credited).

    It looks like Ae Shin and Eugene can’t stay away from each other. Lol! All that they so eloquently expressed to go separate ways and the nights shedding tears into a pillow, wiped away by the decision to go away for what we call today as “a dirty weekend”. . . hehehe.

    “Each memorable verse lingers and fills me with amazement how one can write so well.”
    I could not have said it so well Hiam. Thank you.

  2. 52
    Hyeongnam Says:

    Ae Shin: The day when we first met on the roof . . . I guess I was in need of a rebellious romance. What was your reason?
    Eugene: My incompetence?

    Ae Shin is refreshingly forward with Eugene. She takes the reign. The “dirty weekend” (as I like to call it) was her idea. And the confession about her subconscious desire to enter into a romantic union with Eugene at their first meeting on the roof is Ae Shin being completely relaxed with Eugene.

    Eugene contributed much to allay all Ae Shin’s fears about him. In one conversation she asked: You said that you’d take the path that would ruin Joseon. So why did you return it (the emperor’s bank certificate)?

    Eugene: I guess it was to make you turn around once more, like you did just now.
    It was Eugene admitting that he did it for her. Now Ae Shin is aware that not only has Eugene given up on venting his anger on Joseon, but that this was a confession of his love for her.

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