Currently airing tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine doesn’t have the international drama fan buzz nearly as much as screenwriter Kim Eun Seok‘s last dramas Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, or even Heirs. But it certainly is bringing in the top ratings as the other predecessors, a slow and steady churn towards potentially setting a new record for cable network tvN. This weekend’s episode started the second half of its 24-episode run, with episode 13 getting 13.327% which is on par with the ratings of the previous few episodes, but episode 14 broke free finally and brought in 15.526%. This already puts Mr. Sunshine in the top 5 highest rated tvN dramas ever with an eye now towards hitting 19% which will breaking Goblin’s highest rating record of 18.680% and Answer Me 1988‘s network record of 18.8%. I continue to hear high praise for the writing and acting, and apparently male lead Lee Byung Hun‘s character is all sorts of awesomely written, and so are the other leads to create a compelling narrative universe keeping viewers hooked.