Mirror of the Witch

Mirror of the Witch (2016)

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When queen Shim is unable to conceive, the shaman Hong Joo’s powerful black magic helps her give birth to a twin boy and girl, Soon Hwae and Seo Ri. But the dark sorcery comes with a price when Seo Ri is cursed, causing her to be abandoned and left for dead by the Queen. Seo Ri is rescued by the father of Poong Yeon, who becomes her only friend as she grows read moreup in hiding. With Poong Yeon and her helper, Choi Hyun Seo, by her side, Seo Ri grows up as a witch, all the while trying to figure out how to lift the evil curse on her life. When she meets the royal physician Heo Jun, will he help her change her fate and reclaim her rightful place?

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    Manyeo Bogam; Witch Bogam; Witch Mirror; Witch Exemplar;

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Jul 17, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Mirror of the Witch is a mediocre drama. The story line is interesting and different, but it is written in circles. Some of the story is riveting, while other parts I felt were just more of the same. The production and cinematography is appealing. Also, the age difference between the leads didn't mean a thing. I probably would not have rated it as high if the lead female character was not awesome. read more She is written so well as smart and strong which is great to see. Although I get why it ended the way it did because it makes since for her character, it was still bitter sweet. I felt like it was a waste considering how much struggle the other characters put into keeping that from happening. I guess I would have rated it higher if the ending had been different also.

The acting is good. Kim Sae Ron is a great little actress and I hope that she can keep that skill into adult hood. I enjoyed her portrayal of Yeon Hee with both vulnerability and strength. Yoon Shi Yoon also did a good job as Heo Jun. He had the most character development and he was a cool character. The other actors were ok also.

The music is good.

I won't rewatch this.

If you like supernatural historical dramas or a Yoon Shi Yoon fan, then this isn't a bad watch.
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Aug 20, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Beautifully tragic. Certain characters walked around in ridiculous circles, and the bad guys were infuriatingly one track minded (I found them so annoying that I didn't pity them when they had their big reveal of their horrible lives/reasons for murder after murder after murder, maybe if they'd done it sooner...) I enjoyed the story despite the unsatisfactory bad guys (it would have been great if they had had a bit more depth/background), read more the acting was great~ the Music was Beautiful, and I would definitely rewatch this for a great Yoon Shi Yoon/Kim Sae Ron fix. I loved the ending, I found it to be Beautifully tragic as well as wonderfully clever.
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Both dramas are a fantasy-romance in a historical universe.
Both leads have supernatural power and try to find a way to get ride of it to save their lives and finally be able to live a normal life with their beloved.
Recommended by Loy
It deals with the supernatural and fantasy aspect in the Chosen Dynasty along with a romantic storyline.

Unlike here the main is not a witch but she is a ghost.

The Storyline is different but both are equally exciting.
Recommended by PastelRose

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    the sacrifices of the characters to remove the curse has been useless in the end the princess took her own life the taking the elixir it means the curse gone and the princess dies.why? thats the question in my mind dapat pala nag pakamatay na sya nung una palng pinatagal pa mag papakamatay din pala sa huli hmp..... i hope they create a diffrent ending in special episode...

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    this drama has useless ending thats all its ok from begining but i disapoint in ending

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    Kiara 23 days ago

    This drama make me hurt since the beginning until the end, if you wish to be hurt then you should watch this drama..

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    John Jun 9, 2017

    Watching this drama made me realize how much Kim Sae Ron has bloomed into a beautiful young actress.

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    LPA May 21, 2017 - edited

    Wow...I really loved this drama and the actors were excellent! I don't understand why it is sooo underrated! I put off watching this for quite some time because of a few negative comments, but now I regret doing that (besides the fact that I love historical dramas and 20 episodes is a good length--even though I have seen some amazing dramas that were 50+ episodes).
    "Mirror of the Witch" was so good that it is definitely a drama that I will recommend to others and re-watch myself (for one thing, I love Yoon Shi Yoon). TBH (To be honest), I really didn't care for the first episode, but every episode after that just got better and better. I never say this--but please ignore the first two reviews above. For one thing, it is Not an inconclusive drama and it is Not mediocre! I give this a rating of 9 out of 10--even with a difficult first episode. Enjoy and take care.

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      tamago Jun 25, 2017 - edited

      Thanks to your comment I'm now considering watching MOTW ♡ I remember wanting to watch when it was airing but end up never starting since I'm always watching to much stuff
      But I'm currently watching Hit The Top and I saw Yoon Shi Yoon for the first time (I'm loving him so much, I was so sad to see most dramas he has done haven't good ratings, since I wanted to see him in other dramas) and now I think I have another drama he's in to watch, thank you ♡♡

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    PriRiRin May 16, 2017 - edited

    I enjoyed first half of the drama and few good parts in second half, later just fast forwarded it to finish it. It was good.

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    mali May 7, 2017

    I loved Lee Ji Hoon here as the king! He should do more roles like this.

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    zentoshi_ Apr 22, 2017

    I swear the grandma is the same one for like every other historical drama I've seen. ._.

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    Mintare Oct 28, 2016 - edited
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      dayidream Nov 10, 2016

      I feel your pain :(

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      LPA May 21, 2017
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      Kiara 23 days ago
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    Lili Oct 22, 2016 - edited

    Is the end a tragedy ?

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    questdenied Oct 19, 2016

    This was an interesting watch. The main problem is it's 4 episodes to long with back and forth drama between good and evil which leads to being boring. Reminds me of Once Upon A Time. The good girl would try to beat the evil witch and always getting smacked down. Rinse and repeat for many seasons.

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    Bonny Oct 14, 2016 - edited

    Ugh, I dunno if I can watch this, the age difference between the main leads bothers me a lot.

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      Lumiere Oct 14, 2016
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    siskayuri Sep 2, 2016 - edited
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      Red Sep 4, 2016

      what the eff ! thanks for spoiling the drama ! seriously ! put on a spoiler alert damn it >..<

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      siskayuri Sep 4, 2016

      hhhhhh biyani lol

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      INFIRES Dec 2, 2016

      Thanks. I'm not watching it.

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      siskayuri Dec 2, 2016

      it's a good drama you should

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      INFIRES Dec 3, 2016

      I hate tragedy endings so whether it's good or not, I don't want to watch it haha

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    CuteBear Sep 1, 2016

    I've enjoyed it. I though that it will be boring, but NO NO, i liked it very much, and i liked the ending, it s sad but i liked.


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    South Korea
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    May 13, 2016 to Jul 16, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 2,721 users)
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