So Ji Sub Reluctantly Gets Closer to Gong Hyo Jin in The Master’s Sun

Since I have to fill this space with words, rather than just put up these super awesome new stills of So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin in The Master’s Sun, I want to talk a bit about the directing to come in this drama since we’ve all gabbed ad nauseum about the writing duo of the Hong sisters. TMS will be helmed by PD Jin Hyuk, who did City Hunter, Prosecutor Princess, Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance, and On Air. He was also the assistant PD in the lovely Chinese-Korean collaboration wuxia drama Bichunmoo. He’s a solid helmsman behind the camera, with a sure hand and a penchant for steadiness over ill-advised experimentation, and I’ve never had a problem with the directing in those dramas mentioned above. From the two previews released so far, he ably captured the mood of this horror romance deftly. I felt tingles up my spine even as certain scenes made me giggle at the cuteness. What I appreciate about the Hong Sisters is how they pretty much collaborate with a different PD each time, and their dramas are scattered evenly across all three major networks.

The PD in Big did The Kingdom of the Wind, Best Love was directed by the dude who did Queen Seondeok and New Heart, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is thanks to the PD who just helmed Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love and also did A Star’s Lover, and the PD who did You’re Beautiful recently did King of Dramas. I can keep going with their even earlier works but the point is that these two ladies don’t have a preferred PD which keeps to their style of picking really different subject matters for their dramas. Their trademark is really the energy and punny dialogue, which works at times and overwhelms in others. Every at-bat can’t be a home run or even a base hit, right? If we’re going by the ebb and flow of drama karma, they are probably due for another solid outing and judging from how suitable the two leads look together in TMS, this one already has a leg up. These new stills show Tae Gong Shil and Joo Joong Won on a rooftop somewhere. I love the first still above which shows her pouting and wanting to touch him. And the rest where he hugs her because she’s literally falling over is nicely done with So Ji Sub’s restrained expression of discomfort and concern. I think I’m gonna like this OTP very very much.


So Ji Sub Reluctantly Gets Closer to Gong Hyo Jin in The Master’s Sun — 19 Comments

  1. I’m already pre-emptively swooning over the skinship levels this drama will probably have…..drama gods, please don’t let this disappoint me!

  2. I never really connected with any of SJS’s characters. But just based on the promos – I am really looking forward to the OTP here. 2 mature and solid actors. I can’t wait to see what happens, even though this isn’t my favorite genre in the least.

    I really hope this one is good.

    • yes…i noticed the hair too…i though i saw pic of gong hyo jin with dok ko jin (cha seung won) in the greatest

  3. Oh yeah.
    I have a good feeling Master’s Sun is going to be the project that’s going to do it for me with So Ji Sub.
    I think Master’s sun is going to make my IHYV withdrawal that much less painful.

  4. I’ve never seen SJS do comedy so I’m looking forward to this, GHJ of course can do comedy she’s hilarious. (I want to see her new movie which looks so hilarious)
    And again I want this now!

  5. No matter how I look, I’m seeing a younger version of Cha Seung Won in SJS. And since i was a Dokkojin-Aejung fangirl, it makes me happy that if this drama is as good as what the teasers seem to imply, I would be guilt-free fangirling SJS and GHJ as both are currently single. 🙂 So excited for August!

  6. OMAYGAAAAH! Skinship! Thank you for the updates Koala.

    I’ve loved Hong Sisters ever since Chun Hyang and I’m always willing to give their dramas a chance. 🙂

    PD of City Hunter + Prosecutor Princess is also <3

  7. Love these stills!!! thank you so much for sharing 🙂
    love how they look together, i’m gonna love this drama and this OTP
    and of course i love watching sjs

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