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A historical fantasy drama about a young man finding his way and love for a forgotten princess. Heo Jun faces discrimination as an illegitimate son and gives up on his natural talents, intelligence, and passion for academia. Succumbing to the limits of his social status, he resorts to making as much money as he can by using his good looks and witty charm. Meanwhile, Queen Sim is unable to conceive and she seeks the help of a shaman whose black magic enables her to have twins - a boy and a girl. However, the daughter, Seo Ri, is put under a curse and abandoned deep in the mountains, where one day, she meets Heo Jun. The curse of the abandoned princess is that whoever falls in love with her will die. Seo Ri tries to find a cure for her curse and along the way, creates magical treatments that help cure sick people. Unfortunately, Heo Jun accidentally sets the book of magic on fire, and he stays in the mountains with Seori to try to help heal the sick in a mountain village. As Heo Jun’s passion for medicine grows, he decides to become a doctor. As he sees Seo Ri fight against her destiny, his affinity for her grows, and he too begins to believe that he can change his destiny. (Source: JTBC) Edit Translation

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  • Español
  • Türkçe
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: May 13, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 8,031 users)
  • Ranked: #4925
  • Popularity: #709
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
purplenette
46 people found this review helpful
Jul 17, 2016
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
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. 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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Completed
KatySarang_TGeyes
8 people found this review helpful
Jul 28, 2016
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
First off I would like to say that I did not rate it six stars because of the age gap or ending. The age gap was handled in a way that I didn't cringe (also I'm sorry but YSY doesn't look 30 more like young 20s) and the ending was realistic. It said it would be sad from the start...how would you expect anything else?

Why I rated it six stars:

the characters were so STUPID. Yeon hee was a weepy mess. She'd literally mope about the kingdom thinking "wow, I should fix this curse...but I don't know how" this is the same kingdom...that is filled with plagued people, how do you NOT know how. Fix up a potion, it's not rocket science. And then the characters just seemed so unconcerned with the whole curse thing. They were all like "we could be fixing up potions...but let's stare lovingly into eachothers eyes instead" *vomit* And then the whole red robes. what the heck???? I can imagine the writers sitting down saying "well, we need someone to be red robes. Let's totally throw them off! Like really throw them off, and pick someone that just gives innocent vibes...even after the viewers know that he/she is a ruthless cutthroat..." I just couldn't believe that red robes...was red robes...like who thought of that??? And then I thought maybe we'd get some explanation on WHY red robes is evil...because they sure as heck don't appear evil, but nope, we're just given the fact and have to accept it. I almost felt bad for hongjoo. Seriously. She was surrounded by a bunch of idiots. How many times did she have to tell the main cast that if they try to kill her the kingdom will be cursed...seriously this would happen like at least once an episode...I basically felt like the characters were ruled by their emotions instead of mastering them. That they had no logic and spent the majority of the drama (or at least the last half) wallowing away in despair without doing anything to overcome their problems. While it started out good it quickly went down hill as the characters made the same mistakes over and over and over again. This is a real shame because I was super excited to see this since YSY is one of my fave actors.

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  • Drama: Mirror of the Witch
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: May 13, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 8,031 users)
  • Ranked: #4925
  • Popularity: #709
  • Watchers: 21,226

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