For the fans of historical dramas and Korean shows, ‘Mr Sunshine’ is one of the best series to watch. Created by Jinnie Choi, it is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok. The writer and director have previously collaborated on other successful K-dramas, ‘Descendants of the Sun’ and ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’. Set in the early 1900s, the show follows the story of a man who returns to Joseon as a Captain of U.S Marine Corps. He becomes entangled in the political complications of the country while falling in love with a noblewoman who is driven by her own purpose. The show further infuses the story with other historical details and delivers a sharply written tale.
Mr Sunshine Cast: Who’s in It?
Lee Byung-hun plays the role of Eugene Choi. Choi escaped Joseon and fled to America after his parents were killed. One of the most successful South Korean actors, Byung-hun is known for his work in ‘I Saw the Devil’, ‘A Bittersweet Life’, ‘The Good, The Bad, the Weird’, ‘Inside Men’ and ‘Joint Security Area’. He has also appeared in Hollywood films like ‘G.I. Joe’ series, ‘Red 2’, ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘The Magnificent Seven’.
Kim Tae-ri plays the role of Go Ae-shin, a noblewoman who joins the Righteous army. Tae-ri is best known for her role in Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’. Her other credits include ‘Little Forest’, ‘Moon Young’ and ‘1987: When the Day Comes’.
Yoo Yeon-seok plays the role of Goo Dong-mae, a man who fled to Japan in his childhood and returns as the member of the Yakuza group. After making his screen debut in ‘Oldboy’, Yeon-seok has kept himself busy with films, TV shows and theatre plays. He is best known for his roles in ‘Warm and Cosy’, ‘Architecture 101’, ‘Dr Romantic’, ‘Mood of the Day’, ‘Perfect Proposal’, ‘Werewolf Boy’ and ‘Re-encounter’.
Kim Min-jung plays the role of Lee Yang-hwa, a rich widow who owns a hotel. Min-jung is known for her roles in ‘Mina’, ‘Land of Wine’, ‘The Thorn Birds’, ‘My Fellow Citizens’, ‘Flying Boys’, ‘Forbidden Quest’ and ‘Queen of the Night’.