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3.14 - Episode 23 of Mr. Sunshine

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 23 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 Hina Kudo, and Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung. We discuss:

  • The beautiful songs during our recap, especially Glory by Nam Hye Seung and Park Sang Hee, the duo responsible for so many instrumental songs on K Drama OSTs

  • How we’ve lost so many people in this show: Gunner Jang, Hina Kudo, Ms. Haman, Mr. Haengryan, Hong Pa, Go Sa-hong

  • How Eugene has finally found a way to be with Ae-shin

  • How Eugene saves Ae-shin from the rubble of the hotel and ends up treating her wounds; he’s saved her again!

  • Why Hina Kudo made the decision to blow up the Glory Hotel

  • How Dong-mae is back, he takes over control of the Musin Society, but he knows he has just a few days until more samurai arrive to kill him

  • Hina Kudo’s sad confession to Dong-mae that she loved him and waited for him

  • How Dong-me and Eugene are working together to protect Ae-shin

  • How the Musin Society is based on the Black Dragon Society, which was a prominent paramilitary, ultranationalist group in Japan

  • Hui-seung’s underground newspaper and how he’s committed himself to documenting the Japanese atrocities

  • How the world has abandoned Joseon; the US ignored the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation, also known as the Shufeldt Treaty, the Korea signed with the US

  • The K Drama elements we see in this episode: piggyback ride, food, alcohol, crying

  • The shows we’re considering for Season 4 of K Drama Chat


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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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