Mystic Pop-up Bar or 쌍갑포차 officially started airing in JTBC and Netflix on May 20, 2020. It is the first JTBC drama to air on its Wednesday and Thursdays evening timeslot.
If you are looking for reasons why you should check it out, here are 5 of them:
1. Hwang Jung Eum is back!
Since her last SBS TV series The Undateables in 2018, Hwang Jung Eum is finally back in the kdrama scene. And this time, she is back with her strongest cards!
Jung Eum’s character as the headstrong spirit Wol-joo will definitely remind you that she is indeed a legend in the Rom-Com department. Her iconic roles in Kill Me, Heal Me, She was Pretty and Lucky Romance will tell you why she fits the bill for the main character of this drama perfectly.
Even just by watching the first episode will probably have you wondering if this role was created for her.
2. Yook Sungjae in this drama is PERFECTION
Sungjae recently left to serve his mandatory military service last May 11, but his role in this drama will probably make him memorable even until his return from service.
Like Jung Eum’s role, Sungjae’s role as a customer service employee with psychic powers is also a good example of a perfect casting.
Sungjae’s characters in the dramas School 2015 and Goblin will give you a glimpse of how he will play a kind-hearted but clumsy guy that will help Wol-joo in her mission to help people ease their worries.
3. The plot concept deserves a good round of applause
The drama is based on a webcomic of the same title by Bae Hye-soo.
In a nutshell, the drama is about a magical food cart that operates at night so the dead and the living can visit and have a drink with the owner Wol-joo so she can help them appease their problems by visiting their dreams.
You will probably see its similarities with Hotel del Luna after watching its first episode. There will be some similar elements like; Wol-joo also being a spirit under punishment in the human world, the cart bar as a place to help spirits let go of their grudges and solve their issues and a boy who is needed to help the owner complete her mission.
One big element added to the mix is that things will have to happen in the world of dreams. Another one is that their service is not only limited to the dead but also to the living.
The story will definitely be a magical, comedic and heartwarming masterpiece.
4. We can expect learning a moral lesson every episode
As the story is configured to solve ‘clients’ issue one episode at a time, we are guaranteed to have a diversity of colorful characters and side stories that are worth watching everytime.
5. It promises a roller coaster of emotions ahead of us
The series starts off in a good laughter with all the comedic antics that each of the characters portrayed very well. But knowing that the purpose of the cart bar is to solve the client’s problems and internal wounds, we can expect some heartwarming backstories to back these up.
Every episode will surely have us laughing the first minute and tearing up on the next one. You should probably prepare for that.
To give you a better picture watch the trailer below:
You can watch the series on Netflix every Wednesday and Thursday night at 10PM.