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 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. 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

A Few A-list But Mostly Aspiring Korean Stars Attend 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week

The level of star power at the 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week shows really hammered home the strata of star power. While the A-listers have been hitting up overseas couture shows in Paris, Milan, and New York, this week the … Continue reading

Byun Yo Han and Kim Sa Rang Join Kim Eun Sook’s Period Romance Mr. Sunshine in Supporting Roles

I normally would tag any Kim Eun Sook drama a ratings sure thing, she’s never had a flop unlike many of her successful peers who toggle success and failure equally. Especially with her last two dramas Goblin and Descendants of … Continue reading

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Ends With 27.6% Ratings for the Final Episode

Combining together three veterans may have played a big role in creating the winning formula for the recently finished SBS Mon-Tues drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Veteran Han Seok Kyu played the titular Romantic Doctor and got awarded with the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading