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Posters, new teaser and stills for Master’s Sun
by | July 22, 2013 | 73 Comments

Things are looking up for Hong sisters rom-com horror drama Master’s Sun, with spooky posters and an eerie but funny teaser featuring Gong Hyo-jin as a heroine who can’t sleep, and spends her waking hours barely living and running from ghosts. She has quite the array of odd jobs too, because her ghost-seeing ability is always getting her fired from one job or another, and she goes from once being called “the big sun” (taeyang, a play on her name, Ms. Tae) to a solitary girl with constant dark circles, who shuts herself off from the rest of the world.

The stills show her myriad of part-time night jobs, from taxi driver to gosiwon housekeeper to shopping mall janitor. The last is where she meets our hero So Ji-sub, king of shopping malls. I love that she just falls into his arms in the teaser as she croons, “I want to sleep next to you,” followed by, “I want to touch you.”

And of course, she literally gets the line: “I see dead people.” She tells him about her ability to see ghosts (or affliction, as the case may be) and he challenges her to show them those things she sees, punctuated by a snarky, “You. Bitch.”

Urg, we’re going to root for her to throw a pie in his face from the start, aren’t we? I do like that he’s playing up the assy boss with gusto though, so hopefully the fun will be in watching all that crumble over this woman everyone else calls crazy.

The hijinks begin August 7.

Via TV Daily, SBS


73 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. j

    That first poster is so eerie! It gave me instant goosebumps!

    • 1.1 Bengbeng

      I was about to say it. I really scared me. to think that I like doing selfie in front of the mirror. I might stop doing it now =(

    • 1.2 skelly

      I love the mirror posters: slightly creepy, slightly Romantic (in an Edgar Allen Poe sense, not in a relationship sense).
      And they say a lot about the show without using any words.

    • 1.3 Rich

      True! It’s pretty creepy. I’m looking forward to watching this one. Awesome leads + Hong sisters. :3

  2. Saya

    I’m half-afraid I’m going to get to freaked out to watch this – the teasers at the end of IHYV had me closing my eyes. But I really want to! Whiiiiine.

    Why am I such a wuss -_-

    • 2.1 MsB

      Don’t worry. Your not by your lonesome! I’ll be watching this in the daytime!

    • 2.2 Mieosa

      I get goosebumps and freak out at the end of IHYV too! The teasers music and spooky darkness and random ghost-like (sadako) figures scared the crap outta me at night. But I really am looking forward to this drama since i love the actors and actresses… i just hope its not TOO scary and that it stays as ROM-COM.

      • 2.2.1 Jen

        on the contrary, hope theyll dial up the scary, undercut by some comedic moment, kinda like addams family or dark shadow. Gotta be a fresh change of tone from traditional kdrama.

        • pogo

          …or Arang! (I keep saying it, but this is true)

          • MeLiYaSha

            AATM is the only ghost-theme-drama that i could watch till the end. I hope this one has the same tone with it, contains ghosts but not so scary yet able to amaze us *crossing fingers*

          • Heidi

            Arang gave me goosebumps too. Maybe because I watched it at night. Definitely going to watch this. And at daylight.

    • 2.3 Saima

      After surviving the American Horror Story-albeit with loads of cringing, ffwding, peeking through my fingers- i think i’ll be able to handle this one.

  3. ilikemangos

    Just from stills and teaser alone i could tell, and that so ji sub and gong hyo jin are going to have some really nice chemistry.
    If it weren’t for IHYV i would be so impatient waiting for this show. We need more horror rom-coms.
    Cannot. Wait.

    • 3.1 Dorcas

      Totally agree about the chemistry! Can’t wait! Love So ji Sub….. So many days to go!

  4. Manin

    I am really looking forward to this drama! Please be good, please be good, please be good *fingers crossed*.

    That suit really needs to go though… Like seriously, it looks like a questionable pajamas owned by Hugh Hefner or someone..

    • 4.1 Manin

      correction: His red suit. From the poster.

      Also, love the first poster and the creepy mirror image smirking. Nice hint of unease into a pretty picture.

    • 4.2 Dorcas

      Yes, the Suit HAS TO GO!

  5. MsB

    My sweetie smiled! I wonder if he was possessed?!! Love this and cannot wait! Two of my favorites!

    • 5.1 ilikemangos

      It is so rare for me to see him smile but when he did i did a happy dance inside.
      It’s going to be cherished, when i watch him smile in this show.

      • 5.1.1 Dorcas

        Kyaaa! In the same boat ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Mia

    I can’t wait! I love the first poster.

  7. Quiet Thought

    As haunted as the heroine is, she still looks healthier than the leading man. He’s got bags under his eyes like a three day hangover.

    • 7.1 lemondoodle

      Haha I was thinking she looked great for never sleeping. Such nice skin.

      The preview makes me want to watch this as it airs, but BIG it making me want to watch it once I hear the reviews. Conflicted.

  8. snow_white

    I’m so looking forward to this…..but planning to marathon it….once it gets completed….

    • 8.1 Sako

      I’m thinking the same, it will be horrible to wait for new episodes each week ;/ So better to wait it all out!

  9. Jenny

    yes, yes, yes!! This looks so good. And creepy, I just have to make sure I don’t watch this when it’s dark.
    Horror movies give me nightmares.
    I like the new posters how the mirror image is different.

  10. 10 Noelle

    For some reason his reflection is hilarious. Can’t wait for this.

  11. 11 Quiet Thought

    Hmmm . . . female second lead rival stuck with one grim expression, as usual.

    After watching Yoon Se-ah in both ‘The City Hall’ and ‘Gu Family Book’, I am thinking that female second lead roles should be reserved for actresses who’ve had so much eye surgery they can’t blink or change expression properly. I would much rather see actresses like Yoo In-na smiling and emoting.

    • 11.1 pogo

      Some actresses get a ton of work done and can still emote (Park Shi-yeon etc.) but overall, natural does seem to work better for actresses.

      (now praying that Yoo Inna doesn’t do anything to her face as she gets older…)

    • 11.2 MAC

      And her white dress with spikes seems to be the same dress that the second lead in Lee Soon Shin wore in the only restaurant in the world.

      • 11.2.1 Quiet Thought

        Yikes. Creepy dress. However, since K-horror and J-horror movies like to have the undead slap their cold, clammy hands on people’s shoulders, it could be a defensive measure. It would be cool if she were secretly the Seoul rep for Ghostbusters.

    • 11.3 J. REAL

      LOL. Jung Ga Eun isn’t the 2nd lead, it’s Kim Yoo Ri (Cheongdamdong Alice). Jung Ga Eun’s role is describe as a comedic one, maybe like Gil Da Ran’s co-teacher in Big *forgot her name* ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 11.3.1 Quiet Thought

        Ah! Maybe I was right and she IS a ghostbuster!

  12. 12 Daniaa

    Hyo-jin unni…. in pretty, pretty costumes….. thank you Show…. ;;_____;;

  13. 13 Laurita

    I love it already… It will be my treat for coming back home ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  14. 14 pogo

    OT but I crave that pink tshirt she’s wearing when she goes over to poke at him. Is there nothing Gong Hyo-jin can’t pull off wearing?

    And this looks MUCH better than the mess that was Big, but right now, my only hope is that it’s a worthy followup to I Hear Your Voice (and that SJS in Hottie mode can soothe my Lee Jong-seok-as-puppy withdrawal cravings )

  15. 15 Mar

    This is not going to be but so scary it is a rom com TV show. I like the description for the lead female character.

  16. 16 canxi

    Looks like soooo much fun. I am excited.

  17. 17 Amberscube

    Hoping this will be sooo good and will finally make me forget the BIG disappointment last year.


  18. 18 CutiieAngiie

    I thought it wouldn’t be that scary because it is a rom com and all until I saw the ghosts … Oh gosh’, why didn’t I close my eyes. Scared the shit out of me especially that I just finished to watch the latest episode of RM with the red blooded letters in the mirror. WHAT’S GOING ON ??? XD.

    But seriously, I’m excited. It has been a longtime that I anticipate a drama from national broadcast. My latest jams were from cable drama so I really hope this is going to be sooo good that I will forget that I ain’t got a life LOL.

    • 18.1 On a QIHM High

      Yeah I saw this right after RM and the combination was a bit horrifying. Plus I was reading Coraline so that’s like a triple dose of scary. But the preview is definitely interesting and I love the heading picture so I might check this out.

      • 18.1.1 Andrea

        I just watched RM too! Alone at home, while it poured outside and the house was all dark and scary. It wasn’t such a good idea to watch the teaser now lol.

        I’m a wuss so I’m going to watch all the episodes during the day. It’s already decided! Also, I’m excited about this drama and I really, really hope it’s good.. that way I can learn to love the Hong Sisters again after watching last year’s trainwreck, also known as the drama that shall not be named.

  19. 19 too_late_the_hero

    yay! i bet this is going to be go0d!

    SJS and GYJ= awesomeness

  20. 20 Betsy

    I love “I Hear Your Voice”, but I wish they didn’t get the extension so that this new drama can just premiere. I can’t wait to see how this horror rom-com plays out.

    • 20.1 On a QIHM High

      I wish they didn’t get the extension too! But more because I didn’t want IHYV to get ruined ๐Ÿ™

  21. 21 BlueStars

    This looks good. Will the day where I actually like a Hong Sisters drama finally come?

  22. 22 DDee

    This teaser is so bloody good, it will really kill me if this show doesn’t live up to it. There aren’t enough spooky rom-coms in the world!

  23. 23 Tweetiebird

    I don’t really do horror, gives me nightmares ๐Ÿ™ But its a Hong sisters (lets hope they learn from Big). What to do… might have to follow recaps on this one.

    • 23.1 Windsun33

      I don’t do ghosty-type horror shows for just the opposite reason – I find it usually totally boring and about as scary as a Pororo fluffy. Horror shows like “Aliens” are more my style.

      I have zero belief in ghosts and such supernatural things, but mainly because far too many of the plot devices rely on 100-year old themes, like a cat knocking something off of a shelf or jumping up. As much as I am addicted to K and J dramas, I can’t recall ever seeing a horror genre that was particularly good.

      As always, I will give it a chance, but honestly not expecting much – it kind of depends on how they play it.

  24. 24 Kayleigh

    Love the poster. Reminds me of the opening sequence from Sailormoon R when Usagi looks in the mirror and sees her alter ego reflected at her and when she turns around, her reflection turns to look at her with a smile. Definitely looking forward to this drama.

  25. 25 Mystisith

    Shaping up nicely, that show. I missed a drama with a good ol’ jerk with a heart of gold.

  26. 26 putihlilac

    Im looking forward for this upcoming drama. I hope it will be fun. ^_^

    Actually i just finish “marathoning” pasta. Yeah i know the story line is boring. But i really love gong hyo jin and the hero (i forgt his name, but his voice is so sexy o_O ). I think they really enjoy working tgether.

    I hope so ji sub and gong hyo jin will provide us a fun ride. Hehe~~~

  27. 27 dongdong

    this trailer is supposed to be creepy, right? why can’t I stop laughing? lol


    I really love that first poster on this post! She somehow manages to look quite creepy which works really well with the overall feel of this drama.

    Out of the two upcoming ghost dramas this one has definitely begun to capture my attention more I think, possibly because of the skinship angle? It just sounds like so much fun!

  29. 29 Sponge

    I’m weirdly excited to watch a drama i might be too scared to watch. Since it seems more rom com i think it won’t scare me too badly but watching in the day is a must! Hong sisters and Gong hyo jin <3

  30. 30 soliloquy

    CANNOT EVEN WAIT FOR THIS DRAMA. After seemingly waiting all summer for something new to watch, I cannot wait for this! And let’s hope the Hong Sisters deliver with something that won’t be disappointing because I’m still not over how terrible Big was.

  31. 31 lenrasoon

    I have a really good feeling about this drama! I’m loving the teasers they released, and I would never think of the Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub pairing, but they fit? judging by what I’ve seen so far.

    This is the only drama I’m actually looking forward.

  32. 32 blast

    question ….

    wae no stills for my seo in guk?

    on the other hand .. glorious pretty hair for GHJ, this lady she’s not the typically pretty girl, there’s something off about her face or not .. but dfam she can pull off anything she wear . and rock it all the way ..

    not much of fan of the gloomy SJS but will probabaly follow this while it airs for my love of SIG and GHJ .

  33. 33 tiffshin

    Hehe can wait! Both favorites! Hopefully this doesn’t flop! To GH I doubt it would GHJ just always manages to be so charming and endearing

  34. 34 Quiet Thought

    Another observation: it will do the living a world a lot of good when cheap LED lamps are readily available. I bet the ghosts have a much harder time making THEM pop to scare people.

    • 34.1 Windsun33

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah, that is what ruins so many of the (so-called) “scary” movies – cheap tricks like that. I could go on ranting for days about all the stupid plot devices used in most horror shows, but will wait and see if this one turns out a little more sophisticated.

      Some movies are genuinely scary – like Aliens, Jurassic Park, Silence of the Lambs, The Descent, etc. But it seems like the vast majority with a supernatural theme rely far too much on stupid stuff like flashing lights, objects falling from shelves, slamming doors, and the like.

  35. 35 MAC

    Love the shot where she seems to just drop off to sleep on his shoulder and he’s flustered whether to hug her or not… it somehow just speaks of their characters already.

  36. 36 ~Feather~

    Those ghosts look so cool! I really hope they play up the horror element instead of just going full rom-com. It really would be a nice change of pace from everything else out in dramaland right now. (and it would give me an excuse to get my friend to watch it since she loves everything to do with horror! :D)

    Here’s hoping it’s good! My expectations have been heightened, Show! So you better not disappoint me!

    Btw, this is coming from a person who can’t even stay in a room alone with the lights off, but the teaser looked so good I’ll just have to bear being scared every week! >.< And if it's good horror, then it would help me build up immunity to the horror genre. Then maybe I wouldn't be a wuss when someone wants to tell ghost stories.

  37. 37 Perrie

    So Ji Sub looks sooooooo damn good!

  38. 38 exquisitemelody

    man, this might be too creepy for me…we shall see ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. 39 in times...

    How fun and exciting. I love horror films so I am super excited and impatient. ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. 40 Ally

    The premise looks good. I adore Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub. MUST….WATCH.

  41. 41 Tama

    I hope to god this show is good. The posters look great, and my hopes are up for this. *crosses fingers*

  42. 42 Kaka865623

    Holy moly everything looks so great! Arrrgggghhh …the wait is torture!!!

    And here is the BTS of Lee Jun Ki & Park Ha Sun

    • 42.1 Kaka865623

      Ooopss …sorry wrong post, i’m having a problem with my lappi! Aigoo… how embarrassing! ๐Ÿ˜›

      p.s.. Moderator can you pls remove my comment here.Thank you

  43. 43 Rovi

    Who besides me has gotten the news that L (Kim Myeong-soo) will play the younger version of So Ji-sub (replacing ZE:A’s Hyungshik who has gone over to “Heirs, He Of The Super-Duper-Ultra-Uber-Many Casting Roles”?

  44. 44 madzline

    really wanna watch this asap ^^

  45. 45 lin kalai..

    im live in india..then this drama is so nice and good creativity of love…hmmmm.. i like this drama..

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