The BEST episodes of Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Every episode of Mr. Sunshine (2018) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mr. Sunshine (2018)!

A young boy who ends up in the US after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Last Updated: 12/9/2023Network: tvNStatus: Ended
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Episode 24
star
8.95
62 votes

#1 - Episode 24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/30/2018

Joseon remains steadfast. The Righteous Army perseveres on its course. Ae-sin keeps her flame ablaze, while Hui-seong, Dong-mae and Eugene try to help.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 19
star
8.64
45 votes

#2 - Episode 19

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/8/2018

Lady Ae-sin loses a part of herself. Lord Go counters mounting imperialist schemes, Hui-seong avenges Ae-sin and Emperor Gojong strikes down a snake.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 9
star
8.44
54 votes

#3 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/4/2018

Eugene wants to know why Ae-sin can’t pull back, but her path is with the Righteous Army. Hui-seong disagrees with Ae-sin and offers an alternative.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 23
star
8.27
44 votes

#4 - Episode 23

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/29/2018

Seeing the explosion, Hui-seong, Dong-mae and Eugene fear the worst. The world’s indifference dismays Emperor Gojong, but Joseon’s defiance gets bolder.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 16
star
8.22
46 votes

#5 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/26/2018

Hui-seong starts a newspaper and makes a personal sacrifice. Lord Go marshals support, Ae-sin imagines a different life, and Eugene goes to the palace.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 7
star
8.22
51 votes

#6 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/28/2018

Ae-sin learns love’s real meaning and crushes a thug. Emperor Gojong asserts Joseon’s authority. Eugene reveals his Korean name to Ae-sin.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 8
star
8.22
51 votes

#7 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/29/2018

Despite being advised to lay low as a noble lady, Ae-sin undertakes a dangerous operation. Eugene makes a surprising move and Hui-seong probes his past.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 20
star
8.19
42 votes

#8 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/9/2018

The Righteous Army retaliates against Japanese troops and Ae-sin seeks justice. War breaks out in Joseon -- and Eugene gets orders to return to the U.S.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 3
star
8.16
56 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2018

In an age of imported coffee and fashions, Ae-sin prefers her German gun, but wonders what the English word “love” means and whether Eugene is a friend.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 14
star
8.16
45 votes

#10 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/19/2018

Eugene gets devastating news, Dong-mae is apprehended, Ae-sin asks Hina for help and Hui-seong comes to the rescue when Eugene finds himself cornered.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 12
star
8.10
48 votes

#11 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/12/2018

Reaffirming her commitment, Ae-sin stands by her decision. While she makes an unexpected pact over castella cake, Eugene investigates an old photograph.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 21
star
8.09
46 votes

#12 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/15/2018

Called an American imperialist, Eugene later asks Ae-sin why she persists in a futile cause. Hui-seong helps Ae-sin out of a bind. An ally joins Ae-sin.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 22
star
8.07
44 votes

#13 - Episode 22

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/16/2018

Emperor Gojong tries to shield the nation but is thrust into an impasse. Finding herself behind the eight ball, Ae-sin concedes that words have power.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 4
star
8.06
52 votes

#14 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/15/2018

Suspicions run deep as U.S. troops lose a gun on a train. Ae-sin shows Dong-mae compassion, Hui-seong returns to Joseon, and Eugene considers revenge.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 6
star
8.04
50 votes

#15 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/22/2018

Ae-sin gets a new mission. Eugene, Dong-mae and Hui-seong have something in common. Eugene delves into his past, and finally gives Ae-sin his answer.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 13
star
8.00
46 votes

#16 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/18/2018

Ae-sin and Eugene take a ride out to the sea. A nefarious scoundrel takes great interest in Hui-seong and Eugene. Lord Go Sa-hong meets with Hui-seong.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 15
star
8.00
52 votes

#17 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/25/2018

A disquieting sight vexes Emperor Gojong. Ae-sin defies Lord Go, Eugene refuses to forgive, and Hui-seong visits the Go family estate.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 18
star
8.00
46 votes

#18 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/2/2018

Eugene contends with a viperous imperialist. Seeing Lord Go’s incarceration, Hui-seong publishes a special edition. Ae-sin snubs a Japanese official.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 11
star
7.93
46 votes

#19 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/11/2018

Ae-sin apologizes to Eugene, but he hopes that she’ll keep fighting for her Joseon. Hui-seong takes a streetcar ride with Ae-sin and proposes a plan.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 17
star
7.92
49 votes

#20 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/1/2018

After giving up that which means the most to him, Hui-seong gets a friend a gift. Lord Go leads an urgent appeal, and Ae-sin faces Japanese troops.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 5
star
7.88
51 votes

#21 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/21/2018

Ae-sin meets Hui-seong for coffee at the hotel. Eugene deals with Japanese troops at the U.S. legation, and wants to know why Ae-sin defends Joseon.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 10
star
7.87
47 votes

#22 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/5/2018

The emperor seeks Eugene’s aid. Hui-seong visits the tailor. Ae-sin feels conflicted after hearing Eugene’s story, but later sees him on a snowy night.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 1
star
7.86
74 votes

#23 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/7/2018

Joseon stands firm against U.S. incursion. Yu-jin survives in America -- as Eugene. Ae-sin knows that great change is afoot with global ramifications.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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Episode 2
star
7.77
61 votes

#24 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/8/2018

The empress has been murdered: For Ae-sin, words are useless against rapacious foreign powers; she’ll take up arms instead. Eugene gets a new post.

Directors: Lee Eung-bok
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
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