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Could Lee ByungHun and Kim TaeRi overcome the huge age gap in drama "Mr. Sunshine"?

Korean drama's the best Midas's touch, Kim EunSook, revealed her new drama couple, Lee ByungHun and Kim TaeRi. After her announcement, lots of netizens felt confusing and some of them express their furious opinions on this. The point there was 'Age gap' between Lee ByungHun and Kim TaeRi. Someone was being sarcastic, pointing out they look like 'uncle and niece'. Of course, there's no fixed rule that defines proper age gap between main characters in drama or movie. However, there are rising controversies that are arguing it's too big gap enough to imagine them to be uncle and niece. Kim TaeRi is 20 years younger than Lee ByungHun. Besides, Kim TaeRi has a baby face, so netizens are concerned about that their age gap will look much bigger.

Nevertheless, there are some supporting voices saying, both of two actors are skillful actors and also Kim EunSook writer has proven her amazing writing skill in lots of dramas. They are believing that those synergy could overcome the age gap. What do you think about this? I bet, all those arguing on age gap will be silent, watching the drama, soon. Because it's Kim EunSook, who has created “The Descendant of the Sun”, “The Heirs”, “Secret Garden”, “A Gentleman’s Dignity” and recently, “The Lonely, Shinning Goblin”!

"Mr. Sunshine" will air in summer 2018. It is a drama that is among the top 7 Korean dramas with highest production cost.

 

Mr. Sunshine (2018)

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Information

Title: Mr. Sunshine (Working Title)/미스터 션샤인

Genre: historical, Romantic drama

Director: Lee EungBok

Writer: Kim EunSook (“The Lonely, Shinning Goblin”)

Network: tvN

Runtime: 2018 July 7th

Air time: Saturday, Sunday, 9PM

# of Episodes:  24

Language: Korean

 

Summary

In 1871, the year of invasion of Korea by the three U.S. warships, a Chosun (a dynasty of Korea) boy rode on an American ship in an accident, lived there as an American army for a while and  finally he comebacks in Chosun. This drama depicts the behind story that was never written in history but important enough to remember.

 

Cast

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Lee ByungHun as Choi YooJin

In 1871, the year of invasion of Korea by the three U.S. warships, Lee ByungHun by an accident took a ship from American army and lived there as an American army for a while. After that, he finally comebacks and the story begins.

 

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Kim TaeRi as Go AeShin

Go AeShin is the last daughter of noble family as an anchor family in Chosun dynasty.

 

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Yoo YeonSeok as Goo DongMae

Goo DongMae dedicates everything to Kim TaeRi, Go AeShin in drama, because he falls in deep love with Go AeShin.

 

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Byun YoHan as Kim HeeSung

Kim HeeSung may look like a playboy but actually he is a warm-hearted boy.

 

Interesting Facts

Lee EungBok and Kim EunSook already had worked together in the mega-hit drama "The Lonely, Shinning Goblin".

Here is the teaser.

Here is the official poster,

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Here is the official poster of the Chinese version & Netflix version.

"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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"Mr. Sunshine” (2018 Drama): Cast & Summary

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Kathleen Babson
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Kathleen Babson
Oct 7, 2020 10:59 pm

I am new to Korean drama. This by far the best all round, drama, war, love story. Better than Gone with the wind.

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Jan 11, 2019 08:25 am

This is one of the best, I mean best, korean dramas. The acting is excellent.

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Oct 8, 2018 05:39 am

It has been a long time since a TV show grabbed me like this one. Learning about a part of history I had never studied through a stunningly beautiful love story was delicious. The cinematography was breathtaking. Even the shots with a single bleeding face were artistically striking. I wish the show could have gone on longer. Give me this kind of quality again. Please.

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twuan
Sep 26, 2018 08:19 am

I started watching this mini series out of curiosity and found myself engrossed in the drama. It is the first Korean drama I have ever watched. It is a fantastic cast . the entire cast. I hardly noticed the idiosyncrasies all the critics are talking about . Perhaps its because I Identify with Go Aesin and Eugene Choi. I was a sailor a long time ago and fell in love with a young Korean beauty. I hope their story ends well, mine did not.

Lin McArthur
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Lin McArthur
Sep 6, 2018 01:21 am

Beautifully done. The actors are great in their parts. Took a chance and have been binge watching for days. Cannot wait for the next Season. Great way to gain knowledge and let your romantic side indulge . Bring this back Netflix.

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Aug 27, 2018 06:49 am

Best show on TV. Rivals Downton Abbey. Best actors. Best costumes. Best filming. Best of everything. Everyone should watch!

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Aug 6, 2018 11:53 pm

I am a fan of Korean programming, this is possibly the most beautifully acted, designed and photographed program I have seen on both American and Korean programming. The age difference between the 2 lead actors is insignificant as they have the most amazing, heart-breaking chemistry, making their love story all the more poignant. I eagerly await the episodes.

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Aug 8, 2018 03:41 pm
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I agree. Best show I have seen in a long time.