“Mr. Sunshine” Climbs Past 11% in Korean Drama Ratings

Mr. Sunshine Korean Drama - Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri

The tvN drama Mr. Sunshine starring Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri is showing its power as it continues to climb in Nielsen drama ratings. It rose up to 10.8% for episode 5 on Saturday while then reaching 11.7% for episode 6 on Sunday. That was a series best for the drama on both nights as we now get solidly into its run.

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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13 Responses to “Mr. Sunshine” Climbs Past 11% in Korean Drama Ratings

  1. Edna Edgington says:

    Is this on Drama Fever or Viki

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    Well I didn’t get around to seeing the second episode this weekend, so I hope to catch up with it this week. (And ofcourse seeing if the second episode will be better storywise) It’s nice to see that the show is doing so well..which is a good sign of course 😀

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, we new this drama would do well, so it’s no surprise to see the numbers. The question is will it eventually level off or be like Goblin and just keep climbing and setting records? 🙂

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        That’s something I am wondering about myself too. I can probably answer that one better, when I have seen the second and third episodes 😊

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        • Kay says:

          Well, I think it will do good in Korea all the way through no matter what the rest of think. The writer and cast are such big draws that people will stick around. Of course, I hope it’s got that something special that really impresses all of us though 🙂

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  3. Fred says:

    While randomly searching about Kim Ji-Won, I suddenly found out that she has a cameo in Episode 1. I’m so happy. This drama just got even better without me even seeing a single episode. HAHA.

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    • Kay says:

      That she does! And I’ve heard she was fantastic in the cameo too. So something to look forward to for sure 🙂


      • Fred says:

        She’s always amazing, Kaye. 🙂
        You just made me even more excited about Kim Ji Won. I might really just watch DOTS after I’m done with Love O2o. HAHA.

        What other dramas can I watch, Kaye? Though Love O2o is kinda cute and enjoyable, I need some magic (like While You Were Sleeping or something like that). Was supposed to watch Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food but I read it went downhill midway. There also aren’t any amazing dramas lately (based on my Kdrama radar).

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        • Kay says:

          Ah, you’re venturing a bit more into the Chinese dramas. Yes, Love O20 is super cute and mostly fluffy but enjoyable. But I agree, it kind of lacks that special magic. And I can tell you Pretty Noona was in no way magical for me. I didn’t get very far before I dropped it.

          Though I do think there are a number of dramas that are being very well received out right now. Did you ever try Lawless Lawyer? I would also highly recommend Come and Hug Me. It’s pretty dark, but it’s very emotional, and I liked the romance (and just for you, it does have a happy ending 😉 ).

          For a lighter and more typical rom-com, most people are loving What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. I’m about halfway through that one. I’m liking it, but not quite loving it. Also, there’s Are You Human Too? That’s next on my list, but I hear really good things about it. Let me know if any of those appeal to you. If not, I’ll see if anything else comes to mind 🙂


          • Fred says:

            Both Lawless Lawyer and Come and Hug Me are on my “radar”. I’m planning to watch them soon. And thanks for telling me it has a happy ending HAHA. I was supposed to watch Lawless Lawyer but changed my mind at the last minute. Decided I will watch something “normal” (movie or TV series wherein people speak English) LOL. Checked Netflix. But I was betrayed! There were too many Asian dramas on their list. I could not ignore them. Ended up watching Love O2o instead. HAHA.

            I might watch Lawless Lawyer next. Or DOTS (for Kim Ji Won). Or maybe I might change my mind at the last minute. As usual. HAHA.

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            • Kay says:

              Haha, now that’s funny! Yes, Netflix has seemed to recognize the popularity of Asian dramas and have really upped their offerings. When I venture on there I am also enticed by them 🙂 But Love O20’s a nice enough drama while you think of what’s next.

              And DOTS definitely isn’t a bad idea for a rewatch. It’s got plenty of fun and drama to keep you entertained. I’ll be interested to see what you think of Lawless Lawyer and Come and Hug Me. I really hope you get one soon that gives you that “magic” feel 🙂


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