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3.15 - Episode 24 of Mr. Sunshine

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 24 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:

  • How we love this final episode of Mr. Sunshine and will miss these characters, whom we’ve come to love and admire!

  • The lovely and amazing music in this K Drama.

  • How the ending is heartbreaking but the show’s creators told us all along that we would have a sad ending.

  • Ae-shin and Eugene have figured out a way to be together, even though they are not really together.

  • Eugene’s final sacrifice is so tragic. He is the man Joseon needed, but didn’t deserve.

  • Eugene’s life mission, as well as Dong-mae’s, was to help Ae-shin live.

  • Hui-seung found meaning in his life, thanks to the people of Joseon.

  • Was Ae-shin’s life path influenced by Dong-mae calling her a spoiled, noble fool so early in her life?

  • Ae-shin is a noble who was respected and revered by many in Hanseong; this is why they protected her when Ms. Hamman was killed and Ae-shin was crying over her body.

  • Dong-mae died as Dong-mae, not Sho Ishida. 

  • The journalist Frederick Arthur McKenzie was a real British journalist who reported on the treatment of Koreans by the Japanese.

  • The amazing cinematography in the show, facilitated by its huge production budget.

  • Our favorite lines and the K Drama elements.

  • The meaning of the elements in the Korean flag.

  • A bit of Korean history under the Japanese, including what happened to the Righteous Army.

  • Our decision to recap and analyze 25, 21 during 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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