The magic ratings touch of screenwriter Kim Eun Sook strikes red hot yet again. Her latest drama the 2018 cable network tvN period offering Mr. Sunshine premiered this Saturday with 8.852% ratings, and for comparison her last drama Goblin premiered also on tvN with 6.322% and went on to shatter tvN ratings records during its run. I’m really impressed with Kim Eun Sook and for the love of Korean dramas and a genuine awe and respect for Korean history and its myriad struggles I do want this drama chronicling a really messy and chaotic transition period between dynastic Joseon and the modern Korean Republic to really do it justice. Just the screencaps alone for the first episode give me chills and I’m purposely waiting to watch it when I have some alone time to savor the effort and care that went into making this drama. Only time will tell if the ratings will go up as the run continues.