Ready to conquer fate in Mirror of the Witch
By now my expectations for Mirror of the Witch are pretty high, just based on the quality of the promotional work we’re seeing, whether it’s the beautifully moody stills or the teasers that are simultaneously ethereal and eerie.
We’ve got just a few more posters today, mostly featuring the central couple of our young hero, a man whose talent is hamstrung by his ignoble birth (Yoon Shi-yoon), and the witch he falls in love with (Kim Sae-ron), originally a princess until a curse turned her heart frozen, leaving her to remain hidden away and separated from her birthright.
Both characters are held down by their fates in different ways, though our last teaser tells us, “There is no fate that cannot be conquered in this world,” which makes me think they’ll put up a good fight trying to overcome their setbacks. They’ll have a formidable opponent in the drama’s primary villain, played by Yeom Jung-ah (My Neighbor’s Wife), who’s looking dark and devious in the last poster (on one side of her is Lee Sung-jae (Warm and Cozy), while Kwak Shi-yang (Oh My Ghostess) stands on the far right). I’m particularly looking forward to Yeom Jung-ah tearing it up as the wicked witch out to turn the fates in her favor — she’s a definite force to be reckoned with.
To be honest, by now I figure we just have to accept that these are the actors in these roles and try to move past Yoon Shi-yoon’s and Kim Sae-ron’s real-life ages, and in that spirit I’m looking optimistically at these posters. At least Yoon has a youthful energy and boyish face, army service be damned. I do think he can pull off a role that’s younger than his age, and look to 2013’s Flower Boy Next Door to remind me of it. Glass really half full, right?
We’ve got about two weeks left till the drama premieres, so I figure we may get one or two more teasers and then it’ll be showtime. I look forward to it! Mirror of the Witch premieres on May 13 and airs as a Friday-Saturday drama on JTBC.
Via My Daily
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