Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine


Mr. Sunshine tells the story of the forgotten soldiers in the Korean history, centering on a child who was taken to the United States during the Shinmiyangyo incident in 1971 when a U.S. military expedition to Korea turned into armed conflict. He spent his life living in a foreign land since then and comes back to his motherland several years later as an American soldier, meeting an aristocrat’s daughter who falls in love with him.



General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Mr. Sunshine
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Historical, Melodrama
  • Director: Lee Eung-bok
  • Writer: Kim Eun-sook
  • No. of Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast Period: July 7 to September 30, 2018
  • Time Slot: Sat & Sun at 21:00 Korean Standard Time
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Hwa&Dam Pictures
  • Preceded by: Lawless Lawyer
  • Followed by: Room No. 9
  • Other facts:
    • This drama marks the third collaboration of PD Lee and writer Kim who previously worked together in the massive hit dramas of 2016—Descendants of the Sun and Goblin.

Main Cast & Characters

Mr. Sunshine Main Cast

Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi, a Korean-born American soldier who was taken away from his homeland during the Shinmiyangyo incident in 1971. He comes backs years later and meets the love of his life.

Kim Tae-ri as Go Ae-shin, a noblewoman belonging to the family of spiritual leaders of Joseon.

Yoo Yeon-seok as Goo Dong-mae.

Kim Min-jung as Kudo Hina / Lee Yang-hwa.

Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung.


All values are expressed in percentage.
Episode No.Broadcast DateNielsen (Nationwide)Nielsen (Seoul)TNMS (Nationwide)
1July 7, 20188.85210.6368.5
2July 8, 20189.69111.51110.8
3July 14, 201810.08212.38610.1
4July 15, 201810.56711.86511.4
5July 21, 201810.83512.71710.6
6July 22, 201811.71313.48111.1
7July 28, 201811.11412.56310.8
8July 29, 201812.33013.91212.0
9August 4, 201811.69512.76312.2
10August 5, 201813.53415.40012.9
11August 11, 201812.79214.22712.5
12August 12, 201813.39915.37813.2
13August 18, 201813.32715.57612.8
14August 19, 201815.62618.12615.4
15August 25, 201812.89314.68612.6
16August 26, 201815.02317.37014.8
17September 1, 20187.6948.140
18September 2, 201814.72216.387
19September 8, 201814.11414.775
20September 9, 201816.50018.178
21September 15, 201814.28016.013
22September 16, 201816.58818.749
23September 29, 201815.41917.272
24September 30, 201818.12921.828

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

(to be updated)

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