With I Hear Your Voice getting a two-episode extension (for the sake of its rabid fans I sure hope this isn’t a bad bad decision by the network to milk ratings for the sake of narrative flow and become a Protect the Boss part-deux), The Master’s Sun gets an extra week to do its thang before premiering in the second week of August. That’s like a month away, which is measured dog years if you ask me when it comes to K-dramas. Maybe the production can throw in more ghosts! Dial up the special effects! Film more night scenes since those cost twice as much and take three times as long (see, I know my production secrets). I’m not particularly dying (har har) for this I-see-ghosts-and-that-sucks-but-touching-So-Ji-Sub-makes-it-all-better drama, but since I’m not watching IHYV then wanting TMS to air is like enduring a subpar U2 song from Zooropa during the concert because you know something better likely this way comes hopefully from The Joshua Tree. I wonder if the drama will slow down its release of teasers and stills now that it has an extra week so as to not burn out on the momentum? Today SBS released two official group posters as well as individual characters stills from the drama. I like these, but it doesn’t yet rise to love. It’s better than the usual run-of-the-mill stuff but borrows heavily from The Addams Family influence as well as the Hong Sisters’ Best Love. The group photo where the four leads are posed on a sofa is such a direct lift from the group Best Love poster. I do like the subtle macabre influence, which is expressed most visibly in Gong Hyo Jin’s character stills. The one where she has a upside down veil and two cherries perched on her head and wearing a body hugging square neck sheath dress is pretty distinctive. It’s not everyday an actress gets to rock a cherry head piece. I also chuckled at her other still with the black backdrop where she dons a cross headpiece and is dressed like a Quaker. So Ji Sub has never looked better (though I really loathe his hair style) but his red suit in the group picture is totally ridiculous, as is Gong Hyo Jin’s dress printed from what appears to be a Renaissance painting. I’m relieved Seo In Guk does not look as gaunt and skinny as he did in the first stills and Kim Yoo Ri totally has the haughty bitch look down pat which is how her character is described since she plays a top star.