Scenes from SBS's Wednesday and Thursday drama "Master's Sun." [SBS]

Scenes from SBS’s Wednesday and Thursday drama “Master’s Sun.” [SBS]

SBS Wed/Thu Drama “Master’s Sun” – Episode 1

In brief>

Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo-jin) lives her life getting chased by ghosts. On the other hand, Joo Joong-won (So Ji-sub), who has purchased a golf course, tries to convince a man to sell him his house that is in the middle of the golf course. Joo Joong-won snorts at the owner when he says he won’t sell it because of his dead wife. Nonetheless, after signing a deal with him, Joo Joong-won runs into Tae Gong-shil, and when she touches his body, the ghost she saw disappears.


There is a woman who sees ghosts and an irritable man who believes only in what he sees. Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo-jin) is the woman with massive bags under her eyes from lack of sleep because she is busy helping and consoling the ghosts who all have a story to be heard. And Joo Joong-won (So Ji-sub) is the man who will firmly say, “A dead person can’t overturn the decision of a living person” to a man who says he can’t sell his house because of the presence of the spirit of his dead wife there. Joo Joong-won is an irritable and calculative guy who says that the living are more frightening than the dead. Yet the two meet in the middle of a road on a rainy day. Tae Gong-shil says innocently, “I was told you may be be able to avoid lightning, but not me.”

This is how “Master’s Sun” started, showing the personalities of the two main characters so clearly. The drama made viewers curious by setting forth clues to how Tae Gong-shil, who used to be cheerful enough to be called the ‘sun,’ changed after seeing ghosts, and whether she’d be able to shine like the sun again after meeting Joo Joong-won. The same goes for Joo Joong-won who is rumored to be “under the curse of his first love.” In “Master’s Sun,” which calls itself a romantic comedy horror, Tae Gong-shil is not quite the typical character of romantic comedies. She may have shut herself off from the world and be gloomy, but because she has to listen to the ghosts’ stories, whether she likes it or not, it will be interesting to see how she and Joo Joong-won help them out, and how the stingy and self-centered man changes. What will be key will whether Joo Joong-won will be attractive in a way that is different from the male characters portrayed in the scriptwriter’s previous works: the guy in the romantic comedy that is irritable to everyone except the woman he loves.

Ghosts may appear in “Master’s Sun” but rather than using them as tools for scaring or shocking viewers, the show focuses on how Tae Gong-shil comes out into the world and Joo Joong-won grows by showing the process of how they help the ghosts. “Master’s Sun” has started on its journey as a ‘romantic comedy horror.’ Kong Hyo-jin was lovely as ever and the computer graphics used to create the ghosts were not poor either. This is probably enough to say that the show took off to a successful start.

For chitchat>

– I wonder what sort of relationship Tae Gong-shil and Tae Yi-ryung had in high school.
– Was the L playing the younger version of Joo Joong-won? How appropriate!

Reporter. Kim Eun-young (TV Reviewer)
Translator. Jessica Kim