The BEST Episodes of Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.
#1 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 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.
#2 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 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.
#3 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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.
#4 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#5 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.
#6 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#7 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.
#8 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.
#9 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#10 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.
#11 - Episode 11
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.
#12 - Episode 12
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.
#13 - Episode 13
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 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.
#14 - Episode 14
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 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.
#15 - Episode 15
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 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.
#16 - Episode 16
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 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.
#17 - Episode 17
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 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.
#18 - Episode 18
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 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.
#19 - Episode 19
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 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.
#20 - Episode 20
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 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.
#21 - Episode 21
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 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.
#22 - Episode 22
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 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.
#23 - Episode 23
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 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.
#24 - Episode 24
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 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.