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3.5 - Episodes 7 and 8 of Mr. Sunshine

In this episode, we recap and analyze Episodes 5 and 6 of Mr. Sunshine, the hit K Drama on Netflix. We talk about:

  • How Ae-shin has discovered what “love” is and she’s horrified. She wants to call off what she and Eugene have decided to do.
  • How Eugene can’t read Korean, but Dong-mae can, as well as Do-mi, the messenger boy whom Eugene has just hired at the legation.
  • How Eugene, Dong-mae and Hui-seung met outside the hotel and Hui-seung has just realized that all three of them are after Ae-shin’s heart.
  • The amazing cinematography in Mr. Sunshine, including how the director artfully used laundry during the scene with the three men outside the hotel.
  • The document that everyone is looking for, what it is, how valuable it is, and how Major Moore has convinced Eugene that the document properly belongs to Joseon.
  • The theme of budding relationships and shifting loyalties among the main characters, especially Eugene’s change of heart about possibly helping Joseon after meeting with the King.
  • The shocking revelation that Lee Wan-ik is Hina Kudo’s father.
  • All the triangles and squares in this show, including Ae-shin who is surrounded by three men, and Dong-mae, who is surrounded by three women.
  • How Ae-shin now knows that Dong-mae is in love with her, and while she can kill him, he can’t kill her.
  • How Ae-shin has nerves of steel to be able to walk normally in front of Dong-mae, despite having been shot in the leg.
  • Our favorite lines from the show, including “the beginning of revenge and end of jealousy.”
  • The amazing Yoo Yeon Seok, who plays Dong-mae in Mr. Sunshine, and who is Ahn Jung-wan in Hospital Playlist.

Next week, we will recap and analyze episodes 9 and 10 or Mr. Sunshine and talk about Byun ho-han, who plays Kim Hui–seung.


K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.


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