The highly anticipated big budget tvN drama Mr. Sunshine starring Lee Byung Hun (Iris) and Kim Tae Ri (The Handmaiden) finally made it’s premiere over the weekend, and it started off with a bang by setting the record for the highest rated premiere ever on tvN.
It brought in an impressive 8.8% in Nielsen drama ratings for episode 1 on Saturday. But it didn’t stop there and rose on up to 9.7% for episode 2 on Sunday. Those are some crazy high numbers for its first week! With a start like that, it certainly has the potential to keep breaking records throughout its run. So now we go on this journey and see where it takes us!
Mr. Sunshine is set during the early 1900’s and is about the romance of a soldier (Lee Byung Hun) of the righteous army and an aristocrat’s daughter (Kim Tae Ri). It follows the story of the soldier who got on a U.S. military expedition as a child and grew up in America. As an adult, he then returns to Korea as a soldier during the final years of the Joseon era. It comes from writer Kim Eun Sook of hits such as Goblin and Descendants of the Sun.
Mr. Sunshine airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
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