I hate ghost story because I’m afraid. And The Master’s Sun is exactly that and others.
But ohhh a few peeks here and there and I’m hooked. A BIG part of it I gotta blame my sister for tuning in to that channel and for the amazing chemistry between So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin that drew me in in the first place. They’re just daebak (good). Shoot, I’ll just block the ghost face with my hand in those scary scenarios. LOL So I ended up marathoning The Master’s Sun two weekends ago. Watched the finale last week with a BIG smile on my face.
I guess I gotta say The Hong sisters have redeemed themselves from BIG’s failure. They avoided everything BIG and wrote a wonderful Korean drama that is easily my favorite this year. Awwwww…
I’ve never seen So Ji Sub or Gong Hyo Jin dramas before this and now I’m a big fan of theirs. 🙂 Tsk actually while waiting for the last 2 epis of this drama, I went ahead and watch’s So Ji Sub most famous drama = Sorry, I Love You which I will review soon.
To be honest, I don’t find them great together just by looking at the poster. But once I watched the drama, ohhh cute relationship.
Korean title: 주군의 태양
Korean romanization title: Joogunui Taeyang
International English title: The Master’s Sun
Chinese title: 主君的太陽
Running period in Korea: 7th August 2013 to 3rd October 2013
Runtime in Korea: Wednesday and Thursday 9.55pm
Running period in OneHD: 5th September 2013 to 30th October 2013
Runtime in OneHD: Wednesday and Thursday 8.55pm
Total episodes: 17
Genre: Horror, romance, fantasy, comedy
Rain, thunderstorm, white raincoat and ghost. Things that started for her.
Unhelpful, obnoxious, lightning and spark. Things that started for him.
Tae Gong Sil: *touch touch*
Joo Joong Won: 꺼져! (ggeo jyeo aka get lost!)
Tae Gong Sil: I can’t. I need your protection. Can’t you see my black eyes? Pity me.
Joo Joong Won: 꺼져! 꺼져! 꺼져!
Tsk: Love his 꺼져 hand gesture.
Synopsis (source from koreandrama.org):
The story revolves around a woman who can see ghosts and a man who tries to protect her, and is described as a drama with horror and romantic elements infused together.
Joo Joong Won (So Ji Sub) is a miserly, greedy and conceited CEO, who measures all human relationships through money. Meanwhile, Tae Gong Sil (Gong Hyo Jin) is a melancholy and tearful assistant, who is able to see ghosts after an accident and thus suffers from insomnia. She lives a very reclusive and closed-off life due to her ability.
The story is being touted as “soul healing” drama that brings together very different types of people: one who can see and hear things that no one else in the world can and another who only hears and see things he wants too. As Joo Joong Won starts to believe in Tae Gong Sil’s claim of being able to see ghosts, these two people will grow together in faith and in character.
Main cast of The Master’s Sun: Seo In Guk, Gong Hyo Jin, Seo Ji Sub, Kim Yoo Ri
So Ji Sub as Joo Joong Won / Joo Gun
L (Kim Myung Soo) as Joo Joong Won (young)
Gong Hyo Jin as Tae Gong Sil
Seo In Guk as Kang Woo
Kim Yoo Ri as Tae Yi Ryung
Choi Jung Woo as Kim Gwi Do
Kim Mi Kyung as Joo Sung Ran (Joong Won’s aunt)
Lee Jong Won as Do Suk Chul (Sung Ran’s husband)
Kim Yong Gun as Joong Won’s father
Gong Hyo Jin as Tae Gong Sil is a breath of fresh air. No wonder Joo Joong Won is hooked!
Park Hee Bon as Tae Gong Ri (Gong Sil’s sister)
Hong Eun Taek as Lee Seung Joon (Gong Sil’s child friend)
Lee Do Hyun as Lee Seung Mo (Gong Sil’s child friend)
Ko Nak-Hyun as coffee ghost
Lee Jae Won as Lee Han Joo (security team member)
Jung Ga Eun as Ahn Jin Joo (shopping mall employee)
Han Bo Reum as Cha Hee joo (Joong Won’s first love)
Hwang Sun Hee as Cha Han Na / Han Na Brown
My 태양 (sun). Handsome. No wonder she’s hooked. Haha
Kim Dong Gyoon as gambler (ep 1)
Nam Myung Ryul as a man unwilling to sell his house (ep 1)
Jin Yi Han as Yoo Hye Sung (ep.1)
Song Min Jung as Kim Mi Kyung (ep 1)
Lee Seung Hyung as Hye Sung’s manager (ep 1)
Min Ah as Kim Ga Young (ep 2)
Kim Bo Ra as Ha Yoo Jin (ep 2)
Lee Hye In as Lee Eun Seol (ep 2)
Park Hyo Bin as Joo Hyun (ep 2)
Kim Min Ha as Park Ji Eun (ep 2)
Kim Sang Joong as host of Unsolved Mysteries TV show (ep 2)
Yoo Kyung Ah as Choi Yoon Hee (ep 3)
Baek Seung Hyun as Yoon Hee’s husband (ep 3)
Yoo Min Kyu as Ji Woo (ep 5)
Kim Bo Mi as Sun Young (ep 5)
Jun Yang Ja as CEO Wang (ep 5)
Hong Won Pyo as Hyung Chul (ep 6)
Jo Hwi Joon as Chang Min (ep 7)
Jung Yoon Suk as boy abused by mother (ep 7)
Kim Hee Jung as Kang Gil Ja (ep 8)
Jung Chan as Ruijjang the pianist (ep 9)
Lee Hyo Rim as Ruijjang’s wife (ep 9)
Seo Hyo Rim as Joong Won’s fake fiancee (ep 9 & 10)
Choi Yong Sung (최용성) as milkman
Jang Ji Hye (장지혜) as maid
Lee Jong Hyuk as Giant’s CEO (ep11)
Lee Jae Yong as Giant’s Chairman (ep11)
Uhm Soo Jung as Woo Jin’s mother (ep12)
Goo Seung Hyun as Woo Jin (ep12)
Jo Jae Yoon as man with dead fiancee (ep14)
Lee Chun Hee as Yoo Jin Woo (ep14)
I’m hooked too! 😀
The Master’s Sun is a fantastic drama. I love their relationship. They’re so cute together. Thanks to Joong Won’s reluctant to admit she’s worth so much more, sometimes the dialogues got really weird and yet unique. I want you, I need you and yet I’m okay to let you go. Awww come on!
I love all the OSTs particularly Yoon Mi Rae’s Touch Love.
Photos from SBS.