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3.8 - Episode 12 of Mr. Sunshine

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 12 of Mr. Sunshine, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi, Kim Tae-ri as Go Ae-shin, Yoo Yeon-Seok as Goo Dong-mae, Kim Min-jung as Kudo Hina, and Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung. We discuss:

  • How Ae-shin and Eugene start the episode passing each other on the street but end up taking a trip together at the end of the episode.
  • How Eugene has changed his mind about leaving Joseon and now wants to teach Ae-shin how to use the Russian bolt action rifle.
  • How Minister Allen was bribed by Lee Wan-ik and threw Eugene to the wolves.
  • How Dong-mae showed his caring and concern for three of the women in his life: Ae-shin, Hotaru and Hina Kudo.
  • How Eugene, Dong-mae and Hina Kudo all wonder why a noble lady would take up arms with the Righteous Army; she is changing all of them.
  • All the connections between the characters, including Lee Deok-mun, who is related to both Ae-shin and Hui-seung.
  • The K Drama elements we see in this episode: food, umbrella scene, clothing, language.
  • The amazing Korean hanboks: the pieces of the outfit, what they’re made of, the colors, etc.
  • How we both finished watching Prison Playbook and absolutely loved the show

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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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