Mirror of the Witch (2016)

2016 Korean fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch

Mirror of the Witch 마녀보감 is a 2016 Korean fantasy drama starring Yoon Shi Yoon and Kim Sae Ron. It’s a pretty big age gap considering that he is 29 while she is only 15 though Kim Sae Ron has a wealth of acting experience due to being a child actress. 

I remember Yoon Shi Yoon from the mega-hit k-drama Baker Kim Tak Goo and Kim Sae Ron as the little girl alongside Won Bin in k-movie The Man From Nowhere. Despite their proven acting prowess, I am a bit skeptical at any hint of romance between the two as much as I don’t want to be that person complaining about the age gap. Though I have to admit, the stills are alluring enough to sway me to the dark side.

The story begins with a queen unable to have a baby who she seeks the help of a shaman to help her conceive. Unfortunately, one of the twins Princess Seo Ri (Kim Sae Ron) is born with a heart as cold as ice and she lives in seclusion until a chance encounter with Heo Joon (Yoon Shi Yoon), a man of illegitimate birth, because it wouldn’t be a k-drama otherwise without the typical drama tropes. 

The premise is so wonderfully fantastical, mashing up Disney’s Frozen into a historical drama and it premieres May 13 on JTBC (eng subs on Viki).

For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 kdrama listing
2016 Korean fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch
2016 Korean historical drama Mirror of the Witch

Yoon Shi Yoon in Mirror of the WItch
Kim Sae Ron in Mirror of the Witch

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