Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 5}

Very short update for this week. Adoption During the Joseon dynasty it was not unusual to adopt an heir to the family. As only sons were thought to carry on the family line if a family was missing an heir it was custom to adopt even distant relatives into the family. Here the ladies are … More Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 5}

Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 4}

Episodes 3 and 4 show less history but the story in Mr. Sunshine is still just as interesting. Here are my selected history pieces for episode 4. The Korean Empire (1897-1910) As Hina welcome’s the army to the Korean Empire it’s made clear that the story has moved ahead in time. Joseon is now The … More Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 4}

Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 2}

I’m back with more history! Queen Min Go Ae Shin is speaking with her grandfather about the proper behavior for women (I could write a very long essay about this but I’ll control myself) and he makes a reference to Queen Min. Like I mentioned in my History Bits for episode 1, the Daewongun hated … More Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 2}

Bits & Pieces of History: Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 1}

After watching the first episode of Mr. Sunshine I felt thrilled by the amount of real history the writer had incorporated into the story. I like history, and as of late my passion has been Korean history and now with this drama I wanted to share and point out the actual historical events of Korea … More Bits & Pieces of History: Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 1}