We have another hit drama for prolific screenwriter Kim Eun Sook! Ladies and gentlemen, naysayers and soothsayers, the just premiered end-of-Joseon period drama Mr. Sunshine cemented itself as another successful work with the one-two ratings punch of its first airing weekend. Episode 1 got 8.852% ratings and episode 2 rose to 9.691%, the increase confirming that audiences are tuning in to this drama more than just curiosity buoying the first episode. For comparison, the first Kim Eun Sook drama to air on cable was tvN’s Goblin in late 2016/early 2017 which premiered with 6.322% and rose in the second episode to 7.904%. Unlike the trendy Goblin, Mr. Sunshine deals with a real period in traumatic Korean history and I could totally see the older generation tuning in for the patriotic tears and catharsis.