tvN drama Mr. Sunshine Ends With Phenomenal Reviews and Record Breaking Rating

I’ve been watching K-dramas over for over a decade and covering the industry via this blog a little less than that, and I can vouch for how difficult, sanctimonious, and exacting the domestic Korean netizens are even more than when the international viewers start chiming in. If I-netz are not feeling a drama, K-netz have already ripped it to shred with the most creative and acerbic biting wit possible. It’s with that background that I am truly moved by the feedback for just concluded tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine – I’ve only watched the beginning and then tabled the drama for a marathon but reading the reviews have me sobbing with tears for how the drama unfurled and touched the hearts of the viewers.

It’s time to put aside the personal dislike of male lead Lee Byung Hun for some viewers and accept that the drama truly pierced to the core of Korean pride and achieved the goal screenwriter Kim Eun Sook set out to accomplish. In the end female lead Kim Tae Ri‘s character Go Shin Ae was as stand-in for Joseon Korea/Korean Pride and the drama acknowledged and highlighted the sacrifices of so many nameless citizens who lived through a war-torn era and lived with dignity and courage. Brava Mr. Sunshine, I applaud the earned success and a slow cap for the entire cast and crew. As for ratings, the final episode took in 18.129% AGB nationwide so didn’t break Goblin‘s last episode ratings record of 18.680%, but the Seoul ratings did as Mr. Sunshine netted 21.129% to Goblin’s 20.986%. Continue reading

tvN Period Drama Mr. Sunshine Garners Continued Directorial and Acting Praise as Ratings Break 12% in Episode 8

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 … Continue reading

Final Batch of Drama Posters and Stills for Mr. Sunshine Airing on tvN this Saturday July 7th

Readying for the arrival of tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine, premiering this weekend now that Lawless Lawyer has cleaned up the lawlessness in Gisung city, feels apropos to post on the 4th of July. Will the fireworks of what is … Continue reading

First Teaser and Stills for tvN Drama Mr. Sunshine Brings the Stirring Visuals and Narrative Intensity

Yeah, imma just going to give credit where credit is due but once again screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has unveiled a drama preview that looks phenomenally kickass. The first teaser is here for upcoming summer 2018 tvN period drama Mr. … Continue reading

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Six Flying Dragons Unfurls Visually Captivating Drama Poster and Main Cast Preview

Now this is what I’m talking about when I ask for an intense drama to live up to it’s visual awareness. More often than not drama productions produce posters that are merely serviceable and do nothing in service of selling … Continue reading