Watching The Master’s Sun requires me to pick apart the ingredients like a kid separating the peas from the carrots from the pot roast and just eating the items that taste good. With the exception of the truly abysmal L, TMS has rounded up a nice collection of guest stars ranging from Jin Yi Han to Jung Chan to Seo Hyo Rim, but this latest one brings me right back to rapt attention as Lee Jong Hyuk arrives for an one episode arc at Joogun’s rival corporation CEO. He plays the newly minted CEO of Giant Group (the “big” references are not lost on me what with Joogun running Kingdom Mall) and is dealing with the painful loss of his father and ghost-seeing Taeyang helps him properly say farewell. Not only have I enjoyed the various cameos, I also think the main cast is doing a fairly swell job of selling their characters and their story. I still think Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub have palpable chemistry, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s unparallel to any of their former pairings with other co-stars. It’s very good and I’ll leave it at that – their upcoming date looks cute as a button. My problem still is that I freaking loathe the overall story the Hong Sisters created, which is exacerbated by their full-blown return to punny dialogues and lots and lots of symbolic references and talking around an issue. That shit is what I call glib and here it’s just out of control. Episode 10 was the epitome of painful conversations that have no substance, just talk for the sake of talk. That’s why this drama has no heart to me, it’s just artfully rendered flash. But I much prefer the something that has a heart of realness but here none of the characters talk, think, and interact like real human beings so, so I just can’t connect and it’s a shame not to love a popular drama and be able to spazz and swoon over it. Other than the aforementioned cameo appearance by Lee Jong Hyuk, Hwang Sun Hee will also be arriving in the drama with a bigger role than an one episode cameo – she plays the sister to the deceased Hee Joo. I’m looking forward to that as well, she can be deliciously evil when asked to play an antagonist role. I think if the Hong Sisters stopped shoving pointless dialogue in the characters mouths, the story has a chance to be so much more poignant. As such, my preferred treat is watching Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub onscreen and below is the recently released BTS video of them filming the kiss scene in episode 9.
BTS for the Kiss Scene in Episode 9: