The Master's Sun
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- Drama: Master's Sun
- Revised romanization: Joogoonui Taeyang
- Hangul: 주군의 태양
- Director: Jin Hyeok
- Writer: Hong Jung-Eun, Hong Mi-Ran
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 17
- Release Date: August 7 - October 3, 2013
- Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Several years ago Kong-Sil (Kong Hyo-Jin) was involved in an accident. Since that incident, Kong-Sil is able to see and hear ghosts. She's also terrified of the ghosts that appear constantly around her. Because of this, she's unable to live a normal life. Kong-Sil lives in a rooftop room at an extended stay inn. She makes a living by doing odd jobs at the inn, including cleaning.
Meanwhile Joong-Won (So Ji-Sub) is the president of an extravagant shopping mall named Kingdom. He is also arrogant and calculative. Everything relates to him in terms of money.
One raining evening, Kong-Sil goes to room 404 to clean, but she sees another ghosts. She freaks out and runs up to her rooftop room. The ghost, who looks like an old woman, appears right next to her again. Kong-Sil then does the old woman ghost a favor and goes to her home. She hands the ghost's son a bankbook with more than 10,000 dollars in the account.
Joong-Won sits face to face with a man who owns land that he needs to build a golf course. The man tells Joong-Won that his deceased wife does not want him to sell the land. Joong-Won doesn't believe in ghosts and ignores him. He pulls out a contract which the man's children already signed. Joong-Won is able to get the man's signature.
On his way back from that meeting, Joong-Won is driven by his assistant (Choi Jung-Woo). The driver then sees a woman thumbing for a ride. Joong-Won tells his driver to ignore the woman, but a light suddenly shines on them and the car stops. At this time, Kong-Sil hops into the car and thanks them for picking her up. Kong-Sil unintentionally touches Joong-Won and feels something unusual. Later, the car pulls over at a highway rest stop. While walking back to the car, Joong-Won sees Kong-Sil talking to someone, but there isn't anyone else there. Thinking she might be crazy, Joong-Won turns around, but Kong-Sil grabs his arm. She discovers that whenever she touches him, the ghosts around her disappear.
Back at her rooftop room, Kong-Sil is terrified by the ghosts around her as usual. She thinks back to Joong-Won and how the ghosts disappeared when she touched him. Kong-Sil decides to go Kingdom shopping mall to meet Joong-Won again.
- "The Master's Sun" takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "I Can Hear Your Voice" and will be followed by "The Heirs October 9, 2013.
- Park Hyung-Sik from boy band "ZE:A" was originally cast to play the young version of Joo Joong-Won, who is now played by L. But due to his schedule ("ZE:A" will release new songs in August and he is also cast in SBS drama series "The Heirs") Park Hyung-Sik dropped out of the series prior to filming.
- Episode 13, originally scheduled to air Wednesday, September 18 will air on Thursday, September 19. Only 1 episode will be shown during that week. Wednesday, September 18 is the day before Chuseok Holiday (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and a day families travel to their hometowns and prepare food for the holiday.
- Master's Sun is extended with an extra episode and will now have 17 episodes in all. With episode 13 postponed a day to Thursday, September 18 and the originally scheduled final episode 16 scheduled to now air on Tuesday, October 2, 2013 - SBS has an open time slot for Wednesday, October 3, 2013 at 10 pm which episode 17 will now take. In addition, ratings for the drama series has steadily increased going into the final episodes.
|So Ji-Sub||Kong Hyo-Jin||Seo In-Guk||Kim Yoo-Ri|
|Joo Joong-Won (Master)||Tae Kong-Sil (Sun)||Kang-Woo||Tae Yi-Ryung|
|L||Choi Jung-Woo||Kim Mi-Kyung||Lee Jong-Won||Jung Ka-Eun|
|Joo Joong-Won (young)||Kim Gwi-Do||Joo Sung-Ran||Do Seok-Chul||An Jin-Joo|
|Park Hee-Von||Lee Jae-Won||Han Bo-Reum||Han Bo-Reum||Hwang Sun-Hee|
|Tae Kong-Ri||Lee Han-Joo||Cha Hee-Joo||Hanna||Hanna|
|Lee Do-Hyun||Hong Eun-Taek||Ko Nak-Hyun||Jin Yi-Han||Song Min-Jung|
|Lee Seung-Mo||Lee Seung-Joon||Joon-Seok||Yoo Hye-Sung (ep.1)||Kim Mi-Kyung (ep.1)|
|Minah||Kim Bo-Ra||Kim Sang-Joong||Yoo Kyung-Ah||Yoo Min-Kyu|
|Ga-Young (ep.2)||Ha Yoo-Jin (ep.2)||Unsolved Mysteries TV host (ep.2)||Choi Yoon-Hee (ep.3)||Ji-Woo (ep.5)|
|Kim Bo-Mi||Kim Hee-Jung||Jung Chan||Park Ji-Won||Seo Hyo-Rim|
|Sun-Young (ep.5)||Kang Gil-Ja (ep.8)||Louis Jang (ep.9)||Louis Jang's wife (ep.9)||Park Seo-Hyun (ep.9-10)|
|Lee Jong-Hyuk||Lee Jae-Yong||Lee Chun-Hee|
|Lee Jae-Suk (ep.11)||Chairman Lee (ep.11)||Yoo Jin-Woo|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kim Yong-Geon - Joo Joong-Won's father
- Jo Seung-Yeon - Yoon Ki-Taek
- Ha Soo-Ho - Sung-Hoong
- Lee Seung-Hyeong - Hye-Sung's manager (ep.1)
- Nam Myung-Ryul - home owner refusing to sell (ep.1)
- Kim Dong-Gyun - gambler (ep.1)
- Kim Min-Ha - Park Ji-Eun (ep.2)
- Lee Hye-In - Lee Eun-Seol (ep.2)
- Park Hyo-Bin - Joo-Hyun (ep.2)
- Baek Seung-Hyeon - Ji Sang-Woo (ep.3)
- Jeon Yang-Ja - CEO Wang (ep.5)
- Lee Yong-Nyeo - Mrs. Goh (ep.5,14)
- Kang Joo-Eun - kid ghost (ep.5,7)
- Jung Yoon-Suk - boy abused by mother (ep.7)
- Jo Se-Ho - couple man (ep.7)
- Goo Seung-Hyun - Ghost Woo-Jin (ep.12,16)
- Jo Jae-Yun - Mrs. Goh's customer (ep.14)
|2013-08-07||1||17.5% (3rd)||21.6% (1st)||13.6% (3rd)||14.8% (3rd)|
|2013-08-08||2||15.9% (3rd)||19.0% (2nd)||14.4% (3rd)||15.8% (3rd)|
|2013-08-14||3||17.1% (2nd)||20.2% (1st)||15.2% (3rd)||16.6% (2nd)|
|2013-08-15||4||17.6% (3rd)||19.5% (2nd)||16.8% (3rd)||17.6% (3rd)|
|2013-08-21||5||17.3% (3rd)||19.5% (2nd)||16.2% (3rd)||17.4% (3rd)|
|2013-08-22||6||19.5% (2nd)||22.6% (1st)||16.6% (3rd)||17.5% (2nd)|
|2013-08-28||7||17.0% (3rd)||18.9% (2nd)||16.1% (3rd)||17.2% (3rd)|
|2013-08-29||8||17.6% (2nd)||20.2% (2nd)||17.8% (2nd)||19.2% (2nd)|
|2013-09-04||9||17.2% (3rd)||20.0% (1st)||16.8% (3rd)||18.3% (2nd)|
|2013-09-05||10||17.3% (3rd)||20.0% (2nd)||17.3% (3rd)||18.5% (2nd)|
|2013-09-11||11||17.9% (3rd)||20.8% (2nd)||18.3% (3rd)||20.0% (2nd)|
|2013-09-12||12||19.7% (2nd)||23.8% (1st)||19.3% (2nd)||20.4% (2nd)|
|2013-09-19||13||15.6% (3rd)||17.0% (2nd)||14.8% (3rd)||15.7% (3rd)|
|2013-09-25||14||18.4% (3rd)||20.9% (2nd)||18.4% (3rd)||20.0% (3rd)|
|2013-09-26||15||19.3% (2nd)||21.5% (2nd)||19.1% (2nd)||19.7% (2nd)|
|2013-10-02||16||18.9% (2nd)||22.3% (2nd)||19.7% (2nd)||20.9% (2nd)|
|2013-10-03||17||21.1% (2nd)||24.4% (2nd)||21.8% (2nd)||23.6% (2nd)|
- NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.
- 2013 SBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2013