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bogdanwaz07 Sep 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Has anyone seen Mr. Sunshine on Netflix? It's a South Korean series set primarily in 1902 about an orphaned runaway slave who makes it to America and grows up to become an officer in the USMC and returns as a US agent during the period when Japan is beginning it's occupation. The concept is a bit far-fetched but the couple of episodes that I saw weren't bad and it has pretty high production values. A lot of the first episode revolved around the 1871 US attack on the Ganghwa Forts. Here's the trailer for it:
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RobSmith07 Sep 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

I've got it marked, but have not watched any episodes yet. For subtitled shows, I have to be ready to devote my full attention, which is not how I normally watch TV. I'm usually also eating, painting, etc.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

My Dad's watched every episode and likes it a lot. He looks forward to the release of new episodes every weekend. I've seen bits and pieces. The show is beautifully photographed. It's pacing is different than the usual American program. Not better, not worse. Just different. More deliberative. The lead actor, Lee Byung-hun, is very charismatic; I think he's terrific. Some folks might remember him as a co-star of Reds 2 with Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. I'm planning watching the first 3 or 4 episodes today.

FoxtrotPapaRomeo07 Sep 2018 8:53 p.m. PST

Up to date on the episodes (two new episodes coming Sunday and Monday). Bit of a Melrose Place meets Korean History meets Fantasy … but I like it. I had to google actor David Lee McGinnis who plays a US Marine officer – his accent said American but his facial features said a rather hirsuite Korean – turns out he is actually an American with a Korean mother who does a lot of work in Korean TV and movies.

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