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Mr. Sunshine 

Miseuteo Shunshain (original title)
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A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.
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Series cast summary:
Byung-hun Lee ...  Eugene Choi 24 episodes, 2018
Tae-ri Kim ...  Go Ae Shin 24 episodes, 2018
Yeon-Seok Yoo ...  Goo Dong Mae 24 episodes, 2018
Min-Jung Kim ...  Kudo Hina 23 episodes, 2018
Yo-Han Byun ...  Kim Hui Seong 23 episodes, 2018
Byeong-cheol Kim Byeong-cheol Kim ...  Il Shik 22 episodes, 2018
Bae Jeong-nam Bae Jeong-nam ...  Choon Shik 22 episodes, 2018
Jeong-geun Shin ...  Ah Beom 22 episodes, 2018
Jeong-eun Lee ...  Haman Daek 22 episodes, 2018
Seung-Joon Lee Seung-Joon Lee ...  Emperor Gwangmu 19 episodes, 2018
Moo-Seong Choi Moo-Seong Choi ...  Jang Seung Gu 18 episodes, 2018
Woo-jin Jo ...  Im Gwan Soo 18 episodes, 2018
Shin-il Kang ...  Lee Jung Moon 18 episodes, 2018
Eui-sung Kim ...  Lee Wan Ik 17 episodes, 2018
Kap-su Kim ...  Hwang Eun San 16 episodes, 2018
David Lee McInnis ...  Kyle Moore 16 episodes, 2018
Joo-man Yoon Joo-man Yoon ...  Yoojo 16 episodes, 2018
Soo-Yun Shin Soo-Yun Shin ...  Su Mi 14 episodes, 2018
Dong-gyun Kim Dong-gyun Kim ...  Hui Seong's Father 13 episodes, 2018
Hye-eun Kim ...  Hui Seong's Mother 12 episodes, 2018
Na-woon Kim Na-woon Kim ...  Lady Cho 12 episodes, 2018
Yong Ji Kim Yong Ji Kim ...  Hotaru 12 episodes, 2018
Go Woo Rim Go Woo Rim ...  Do Mi 11 episodes, 2018
In-gyeom Jeong In-gyeom Jeong ...  Minister Hayashi 10 episodes, 2018
Ho-jae Lee Ho-jae Lee ...  Go Sa Hong 10 episodes, 2018


Mr. Sunshine centers on a young boy who is born into slavery but after a traumatic event escapes to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea). He returns to Joseon later as a United States Marine Corps officer. He meets and falls in love with an aristocrat's daughter. At the same time, he discovers a plot by foreign forces to colonize Korea.

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Guns. Glory. Sad Endings.


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The current American flag is shown flying in numerous scenes throughout the series. From 1896-1908, the flag had 45 stars on it after Utah was admitted into the Union. See more »


Becoming The Wind
Performed by Ha Hyun Sang
Lyrics by Athena
Composed by Athena & eNa
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Eye Candy for Aesthetes, History Buffs, and Romantics
31 July 2018 | by tpark-46368See all my reviews

The show is set in early 20th century Korea, few years away from being occupied by the Japanese Empire. The ruling Joseon dynasty has finally opened up their ports to Western powers and modernization is happening at an unprecedented pace for historically xenophobic Koreans.

The setting is a playground for showmakers to flaunt the beauties of multiple cultures: Korean, Japanese, and Western. And they flaunt them masterfully, coupled with the beautiful Korean geography. For every episode I was overtaken by the aesthetics of the show.

The show is also a subject of interest for history buffs. As Westerners watching the show, Korean history is probably the last thing we would be interested by. It is interesting to see how the show portrays adapting Korean people and how foreign involvements in Korea during the period played out. Also, the main character features a Korean-American Marine Corps captain. Sounds far-fetched? Surprisingly not, I have found.

And, of course, the romance. I should not say too much, but I will say that the show will make you cheer for the male and female leads.

In sum, this show offers no other show has to the greater international audience. I found Netflix to be quite dull when it comes to recent originals. But Netflix really outdid themselves this time around.

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Korean | Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Korea


Box Office


KRW40,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1080i (HDTV)
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