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Title: 마녀보감 / Mirror of the Witch
Chinese Title: 魔女寶鑑
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2016-May-13 to 2016-July-16
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Synopsis

The series is inspired by the “Mirror of Eastern Medicine (Dongui Bogam)” a book compiled by the royal physician Heo Jun and published during the Joseon Dynasty and considered a classic in the study of Korean traditional medicine.

Can a young royal physician change the fate of a cursed princess? When Queen Shim (Jang Hee Jin) is unable to conceive, she visits the shaman Hong Joo (Yum Jung Ah). Hong Joo’s powerful black magic helps the Queen give birth to a twin boy and girl, Soon Hwae (Yeo Hoe Hyun) and Seo Ri (Kim Sae Ron). 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 (Kwak Shi Yang), who becomes her only friend as she grows up in hiding. With Poong Yeon and her helper, Choi Hyun Seo (Lee Sung Jae), 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 Seo Ri meets the royal physician Heo Jun (Yoon Shi Yoon), will he help her change her fate and reclaim her rightful place? (Source)

Cast

Main Cast

Yoon Shi Yoon as Heo Joon
Kim Kap Soo as Heo Jun (old)
Kim Sae Ron as Princess Seo Ri / Yun Hee
Yum Jung Ah as Shaman Hong Joo
Lee Sung Jae as Choi Hyun Seo
Kwak Shi Yang as Poong Yeon

Palace

Jang Hee Jin as Queen Shim
Lee Ji Hoon as King Seonjo
Yeo Hoe Hyun as Crown Prince Soonhwae

Sogyeokseo

Lee Yi Kyung as Yo Kwang

Heo Family

Jo Dal Hwan as Heo Ok
Jun Mi Sun as Heo Ok’s mother
Kim Hee Jung as Heo Joon’s mother
?? as Heo Yun

Others

Moon Ga Young as Sol Gae
Choi Sung Won as Dong Rae (Drop Out)
Yoon Bok In as Poong Yeon’s mother
Min Do Hee as Soon Deuk
Jung Yoo Min as Hwa Jin
Jo Young Hoon as Bo Choon
Song Jae In (송재인) as gisaeng
Kim So Hye as Mi Hyang
Shim Hoon Ki as main officer of Podocheong
Im Hyun Sung as cardplayer
Park Chul Min as merchant
Kang Han Na as Queen Park
Ahn Kil Kang as mysterious man
Nam Da Reum as Heo Jun’s pupil
Kim Chae Eun

Cameo

Kim Young Ae as Queen Yoon (Myung Jong’s mother) (ep 1-4)
David Lee as King Myung Jong (ep 1-4)
Jung In Sun as Hae Ran (ep 1-2, 17-18)
Lee Cho Hee as Man Wol (ep 5)

Production Credits

Director: Jo Hyun Tak, Shim Na Yun
Screenwriter: Yang Hyuk Moon, No Sun Jae

Note

Choi Sung Won dropped out of this drama due to the diagnosed with leukemia on 2016-May-04 after suffering light bruising during filming of the drama series.

– Episode 7 Postponed to 2016-June-04 due to the “52nd Paeksang Arts Awards“.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2016-05-13 1 2.606 2.2
2016-05-14 2 1.830 1.9
2016-05-20 3 2.422 2.2
2016-05-21 4 1.903 1.7
2016-05-27 5 2.545 2.2
2016-05-28 6 2.705 2.0
2016-06-04 7 2.986 2.2
2016-06-04 8 2.525 2.2
2016-06-10 9 2.380 2.1
2016-06-11 10 2.004 1.7
2016-06-17 11 2.260 2.2
2016-06-18 12 2.095 1.7
2016-06-24 13 2.797 2.3
2016-06-25 14 1.692 1.6
2016-07-01 15 2.742 2.4
2016-07-02 16 1.797 1.6
2016-07-08 17 2.322 1.9
2016-07-09 18 1.697 1.6
2016-07-15 19 2.709 2.1
2016-07-16 20 2.773 1.9

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***

Poster

Mirror of the Witch Poster 1 Mirror of the Witch Poster 2 Mirror of the Witch Poster 3

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(Other Photo from Official Site)

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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III & Trailer IV

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83 Responses to “Mirror of the Witch”

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  1. 51
    oversea Says:

    I began to watch this drama just for Yoon Shi Yoon and Kwak Shi Yang, despite all the witchcraft, dark sorcery… I don’t like this theme.
    But the main characters play their role very well, and the storyline is fluid and captivating.
    I’m very surprised with Kim Sae Ron, she’s so young and talented. But the age difference is huge between the two main characters…
    I hope a good end for the lovers and a big punition to Shaman Hong Joo ☺️

  2. 52
    moemee Says:

    I love this drama. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. I love Kim Sae Ron.

  3. 53
    thinzar Says:

    Actor & actress are so many different in age but Love have no different in everything ,so I don’t care anything .Another actors both have so many different in age when I was found I have still found another movie. Whenever ,I will always love u ,Sae Ron she.

  4. 54
    krisnalyn Says:

    4 episodes left. hope to see Sae ron in another drama. i like here role in mirror of the witch compared to high school love on.

  5. 55
    jezabel1402 Says:

    THIS IS WHY THE COMMENTS’ SECTION ON MAJOR SITES SHOULD BE MODERATED:

    While browsing the comments around here to see whether this drama is worth watching, I’ve gone from being unnecessarily spoiled to reading some of the stupidest opinions on the planet. Isn’t someone supposed to edit this section?!

    In “Beautiful Gong Shim” the difference between the main actors’ age is also very big…15 years, to be more precise…that doesn’t seem to present a problem, but for this Kdrama it seems to be a calamity…THIS IS HYPOCRISY AND PREJUDICE!!!

    Furthermore, the romance in “Mirror of the witch” is so toned down with not even the smallest peck on the cheek between the two mains that you can hardly complain that it is immoral…And, sincerely, even if there was a kiss scene, she is an actress…it’s not like she’s filming porn for crying out loud…Teenage girls of 16 were considered of perfect marriageable age just 200 years ago and now, suddenly, we are all puritans complaining about a young actress playing a minor romantic role with an older male actor…

    Funny how most Asians, especially Koreans, find it’s normal to have plastic surgery at a very young age, yet you complain over such an insignificant thing…Hilarious…Just cracks me up!

  6. 56
    Simon Says:

    Hi jezabel1402, I don’t agree with what you said. I don’t see anything wrong with the comment that you quoted. I may not totally agree with the comment but I think the comment was reasonable and there was no unnecessary personal attack at anyone. If you don’t agree, it is fine. Who make the decision how to “moderate”? There was no foul language, no personal attack, that is good enough for me. If you don’t like the comment, just ignore it or state your own.
    Back to Mirror of the Witch, I keep watching it but hard not to be disappointed. It went through 17 episodes and there really was not much happen. Also, the plot are always childish to the point that random people (or known felon) can just walk in and out of the queen chamber or some random “red female warriors” can jump out of nowhere and point her sword at the King when the King has only one or two soldier protecting his whole family in a public event? You gotta to be kidding.

  7. 57
    Abreta Says:

    Anyone who frustrated with this drama i recommend 38 task force OCN drama..its worth watching..and yesterday rating
    was much higher than MOTW..

  8. 58
    akarmm Says:

    I like the most this actor on this drama acting.Episode 9 is the Best I have ever seen.Fighting!😍😍😍😍😍😍😊😊😊😊😊😊

  9. 59
    myomama Says:

    Ohhhh . . .it’s finally comes to end soon. I am so sad. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. I hope a good end for the lovers . Fighting . . . .

  10. 60
    silverswan Says:

    I just started watching this drama, seems to be interesting and I think it is going to be a good drama all the way. Historical drama seems more interesting because of the good story and it also make you feel it is real. The music for this drama is damn good too, and love it. I am only watching few episodes so hopefully it will have a good ending, which I hope for. Thanks to
    Director: Jo Hyun Tak
    Scriptwriter: Yang Hyuk Moon
    for creating this interesting drama

  11. 61
    kimerica Says:

    Way too dark for me. Three episodes are more than enough. Too bad, because of the cast I really wanted to like this.

  12. 62
    Simon Says:

    Just finish the final episode. The whole drama is a big disappointment and frustration. Seems to have potential but the story keep dragging, plots do not make common sense and the ending is also disappointing. Unless you are a die hard fans of YSY or KSR, I will not recommend this drama. The flower in prison is a better choice.

  13. 63
    lene Says:

    …as expected, ending was 🙁 🙁 🙁

  14. 64
    wiwinuna Says:

    sad ending 🙁 🙁 🙁

  15. 65
    silverswan Says:

    At the first I love this drama, but a disappointing ending.
    It ended like not one of the best Drama I predicted because of the ending episode. Overall it is not 100% good , story was actually quite thrilling but then the ending made it disappointment to all

  16. 66
    mamoemakha Says:

    I think it is going to be a good drama all the way. Historical drama seems more interesting because of the good story and it also make you feel it is real. The music for this drama is damn good too, and love it. I like the most this Yoon Shin Yoon on this drama acting. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. Yoon Shin Yoon and KimSae Ron Fighting. . .

  17. 67
    kyhinzar Says:

    Yoon Shi Yoon is one of the best Korean actors. My first time watching him was in “High Kick”. I was so impressed with his acting & become his fan ever since. I think it is going to be a good drama all the way. I like the most this actor on this drama acting. Kim Sae Ron is beautiful and so cute. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. Yoon Shin Yoon and KimSae Ron Fighting. .

  18. 68
    wajooi Says:

    Historical drama seems more interesting because of the good story and it also make you feel it is real. I love this drama. My favorite Yoon Shin Yoon and KimSae Ron . Whatever I love you . .

  19. 69
    thaethaechi Says:

    I like the most this actor on this drama acting. Yoon Shi Yoon is one of the best Korean actors. Kim Sae Ron is beautiful and so cute. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. I love all of them.

  20. 70
    [What Mary Thinks] Mirror of the Witch (*contains spoilers*) – K-Popcorn Says:

    […] For those who aren’t familiar with the drama, ‘Mirror of the Witch’ depicts the story of princess Seo Ri/Yeon Hee (played by Kim Sae Ron) and her journey to getting rid of the curse that’s fallen upon her. “When Queen Shim (Jang Hee Jin) is unable to conceive, she visits the shaman Hong Joo (Yum Jung Ah). Hong Joo’s powerful black magic helps the Queen give birth to a twin boy and girl, Soon Hwae and Seo Ri/Yeon-hee. 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 (Kwak Shi Yang), who becomes her only friend as she grows up in hiding. With Poong Yeon and her helper, Choi Hyun Seo (Lee Sung Jae), 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.” Meanwhile, through this journey and process, Seo Ri/Yeon-hee’s fate becomes intertwined with royal physician Heo Jun (Yoon Shi Yoon). (Source) […]

  21. 71
    youththa Says:

    I love you too much. My sae ron . . Fighting

  22. 72
    Nina Says:

    Kim sae ron is too young tobe a leader woman in this drama.

  23. 73
    dramalady Says:

    The script is ridiculous. The director is a scum. The photographer doesn’t know what to shoot. All badly produced though the actors are not bad. This drama is not up to Korean drama standard.

  24. 74
    shinta Says:

    i loved KSR and YSY, but i dont like the drama.too gloomy i think. the colour is way too dark. and the story way too sad from the first episode. i m watching episode 7 now. still long way to go. i want to stop, but i really loved KSR and YSY. 😓

  25. 75
    jojo Says:

    waiting is over . .ire ally love the story

  26. 76
    Korean Drama Review MOTW | Drama and Show Reviews & Recommendations Says:

    […] Mirror of the Witch (2016) 魔女寶鑑 […]

  27. 77
    Anju Says:

    People who find this drama ridiculous should have first known its genre…Its FANTASY drama. One of the fine historical drama and yes its type of dark drama too.

  28. 78
    maoe Says:

    Historical drama seems more interesting because of the good story and it also make you feel it is real. I think it is going to be a good drama all the way. I like the most this actor on this drama acting. Kim Sae Ron is beautiful and so cute. I hope kim sae ron action main role in another drama. I love Sae Ron.

  29. 79
    daedae Says:

    I like the that drama. I love sae ron. .

  30. 80
    arkararkar Says:

    omg!! i love this one…this is one of my favorite k-drama .

  31. 81
    Daisy Vega Says:

    I loved the cast and feel that their acting was good. The story wasn’t bad but the last episode was an enormous let-down for me. And if the ending is disappointing then I feel the time I spent watching the previous 19 episodes (in this case) were a waste of my time. Better luck next time!

  32. 82
    AUTHER Says:

    I like VERY MUCH. . . FIGHTING. . . . . . SAE RON

  33. 83
    Sweetpea Says:

    I can’t get past the first 3 episodes. It’s just too ridiculous for me.

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