Drama: Witch’s Love (마녀의 사랑)
Release Date: July 25 – August 30, 2018
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 23:00
Three witches live in an old building and runs a popular soup-rice restaurant. They keep to themselves and try not to associate with humans. Cho Hong is young witch who is secretly in a relationship with a human. However, she lost her powers when she was betrayed by her boyfriend. She has 3 weeks to find her destined man and kiss him or else she will turn into an ugly monster. Ma Sung Tae is an arrogant director of S&P Food who had an unfortunate incident when he was a kid. One day, he finds this old building that has haunted him for 25 years and decides to buy the building and move in, much to the horror of the 3 witches.
Yoon So Hee – Kang Cho Hong
Hyun Woo – Ma Sung Tae
Hong Bin – Hwang Jae Wook
Kim Young Ok – Maeng Ye Soon
Go Su Hee – Jo Aeng Doo
This was light and fun and i finished the drama in less than 3 days. There was a lot of kissing, some magic spells and mystery that will keep you interested.
I liked Cho Hong, I thought she was cute and sweet. Sung Tae was cute when he is being romantic but can be a total jerk too. Their love story progressed quite fast. Even though at first Cho Hong approached Sung Tae because she needs to kiss him to break the curse, she ends up falling in love for real. I thought the main issue they will face is if Sung Tae will still love her if he finds out she is a witch but surprisingly it wasn’t really an issue to him. I did find his behavior odd when he was supposed to have his memories erased and yet he acted like he didn’t and his attitude was the worst! I dont know if he was intentionally being rude to Cho Hong to keep her away while he sorts his feelings, but he couldn’t help but still love her.
There were some plot lines that wasn’t followed through, like the wash up actress who liked Sung Tae in the first two episodes, not sure what happened to her and why they even bothered to put her story in when she didn’t affect the couple. Even Jae Wook was a waste of story. He was a fun way to make Sung Tae jealous and have a love triangle as the destined man, but other than that, his character didn’t really do much. I would have liked to see some growth to his character, like resolving the ill feelings between him and his dad but that didn’t happen. We only saw that he became no. 1 in the last episode.
Also the whole point of Sung Tae moving into the building was to investigate what happened to him 25 years ago. There were a few hints here and there but we only get the full story in the last 2 episodes. While it’s wasnt a surprise to see his mother was involved, it still somehow felt like it came out of nowhere with no clues other than the mother getting angry at him. I wish we had more scenes with him and the mom so we can feel how their relationship worked. And also the dad! They never showed his dad when he was the main cause of the problem – with Sung Tae and Cho Hong’s mother. Cho Hong never even got to find out what happened.
As for the magic spells, while I wished that the witches and Cho Hong (in particular) showed more power, I guess it wasn’t the whole point of the story that’s why their power was limited in the kitchen while they’re cooking and when Cho Hong is flicking her fingers.
I liked the ending, everything all wrapped up nice and pretty. Maybe if this was 16 episodes instead of 12 there would have been more explantions on some of the scenes though I fear the scenes may become boring if kept for long.