My rating:  5/5

  • Genre: Fantasy, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 17
  • Year: 2013

Main Cast


The Master’s Sun is a fantasy kdrama filled with ghosts but not the ordinary dangerous willing to harm ghosts. These ones (although some look quite creepy in the first episodes) are troubled ghosts who can’t leave our world until they have their problems solved so they go to see Tae Gong Shil (aka Taeyang=Sun – not the singer), a woman in her late 20′ s that sees and hears them.

The poor girl had an accident that kept her unconscious for 3 years (wonder what could have happened) and when she finally woke up…well, a ghostly surprise that she had. All these ghosts were barging into her life asking for help or small favors. Of course she could have rejected them but again these were persistent ghosts. Being in a constant terror with all these spirits’ appearances at the most unwanted moments with strange requests made Tae Gong Shil display weird actions and seem crazy to the world which in the end converted her in a creep hiding most of the time in her room trying to escape those spirits and get some sleep.


While carrying out some ghostly errands she meets CEO Joo Joong Won, a pretty nasty, sharp-tongued and cold but handsome man (also very rich, president of Kingdom Mall and owner of some other properties of course).



She then discovers that by touching him the ghosts disappear so from that moment on she’s clinging to him even though he’s treating her miserably.


But Joo Joong Won, due to his cold and money oriented nature makes some calculations and quickly finds a way Taeyang can be useful to him. He must find the culprits that 15 years ago kidnapped him and his girlfriend leaving him traumatised but even more important, flew away with his money. So he installs a ghost radar (Tae Gong Shil) next to his office in Kingdom paying her a salary to find out the truth from his girlfriend that died 15 years ago when they were kidnapped and as a bonus, Taeyang can use him as a hideout shelter to get away from ghosts but only when there’s an emergency since he’s such an expensive and unavailable person.


While looking for the culprits they get involved in many other situations where Taeyang has to run errands for other ghosts too, bringing them close enough for romance to start. The cold and brutal CEO Joong Won falls for the weird Tae Gong Shil and starts to change himself leaving those who knew him quite puzzled. He follows her everywhere while solving the cases without to much concern, putting himself at risk and becoming the subject of gossipers. Although Gong Shil loves him too, she’s keeping him at a distance being afraid of the danger he ecounters by following her.


But a thing is for sure, Joo Joong Won is not the person to quietly accept what life brings his way and doesn’t really care what others think or want.

Their love story develops gradually facing hardships but they also have very sweet moments keeping you laughing at their awkwardness and unusual relationship. The drama has an emotional side too taking into account the spirits’ life stories and misfortunes.

All in all, the plot has lots of twists and is quite interesting, the cast is exceptional, Gong Hyo Jin (Taeyang) doing a great job as always and So Ji Sub (CEO Joo Joong Won) giving a fresh and funny touch to his character which makes me give this drama a five star ***** recognition.


My personal ratings:

  • Cast: 5*/5
  • Characters: 5*/5
  • Love story: 5/5
  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Plot: 5/5
  • OST: 5/5
  • Drama overall: 5/5

Master’s sun trailer

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2013 SBS Drama Awards
  • Top Excellence Actor for Miniseries (So Ji Sub)
  • Special Acting Award for Miniseries, Actress (Kim Mi Kyung)
  • Top 10 Stars Award (So Ji Sub)
  • New Star Award (Seo In Gook)
  • New Star Award (Kim Yoo Ri)
2013 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards
  • Best OST – “Touch Love” (Master’s Sun OST Part 4) by Yoon Mi Rae
2013 5th Melon Music Awards
  • Best OST – “Touch Love” (Master’s Sun OST Part 4) by Yoon Mi Rae
2013 2nd Daejeon Drama Festival – APAN Star Awards
  • Newcomer Actress Award (Kim Yoo Ri)


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Master’s Sun OST


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