Four weeks into the airing of screenwriter Kim Eun Sook‘s latest drama opus Mr. Sunshine and she can rest easy knowing that her reputation as a ratings gravy train continues. The drama premiered on tvN with 8.852% ratings which was higher than Goblin’s first episode, and has gone up in ratings every single episode with the latest episode 8 breaking the 12% threshold with 12.330%. The reviews have been positive as well, with praise for the PD’s visual prowess and the acting of all the leads Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Byun Yo Han, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Kim Min Jung. But beyond that the audiences seem to connect with this story being set at the end of the Joseon beginning of the Korean Republic era, delving into the ordinary folks fighting for freedom and change. I haven’t started watching yet but every time I see screencaps I’m just blown away by how beautiful this looks.