There’s no doubt that the hallyu wave is here to stay for a while, evidently seen from favourites such as Itaewon Class and Crash Landing On You taking Netflix by storm as of late. The appeal of K-dramas just keeps growing, as our South Korean talents continue to bring us entertainment of all genres and mediums.
The latest to join the Netflix party is Mystic Pop-up Bar, a fantasy drama about a late-night bar owner (DanBam flashbacks, anyone?) and her young part-timer who embark on an unexpected, more-than-surreal journey together. They have the ability to enter their customers’ dreams to counsel them and help resolve their emotional baggage—what a wholesome use of their superpowers, to say the least.
In Mystic Pop-up Bar, you’ll be able to spot Weol-ju (played by Hwang Jung-eum), Kang-bae (played by Yook Sung-jae), and Guibanjang (Choi Won-young), who is Weoul-ju’s watcher.
Kang-bae, who was born with the gift of clairvoyance, is brought together with Weol-ju, who enters customers’ dreams to help ease unresolved sorrows. However, Weol-ju has a quota to fulfil: help 100,000 troubled souls. To achieve her goal, she must enlist the help of Kang-bae who is a human magnet for other people’s problems and sorrow. Kang-bae sees Weol-ju’s divine healing power as the last glimmer of hope to free him from his empathetic magnetism. As they cross between the mystic pop up bar in this World and people’s dreams in the World-In-Between, their fates intertwine.
We don’t know about you, but we’re expecting this one to make it to Singapore’s Top 10 on Netflix in no time.
Release Date: 20 May 2020 (New episodes air every Wednesday & Thursday, 10pm, SGT)
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