First impression: Mystic Pop-up Bar

Mystic pop up bar teaser image

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery

Native Title: 쌍갑포차
Original network: JTBC, Netflix

The drama remake from a popular webtoon ‘Ssanggap Pocha’ that tells the story of a mysterious pojangmacha (outdoor bar) run by Weol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum) and an afterlife police Chief Gwi (Choi Won Young). To hit their mission of saving 100,000 souls, their hired a human part-timer Han Kang Bae (Yuk Sung Jae) who has the ability to let people pour their hearts out by a touch.

Centuries ago

Weol Joo is just an ordinary girl with a special ability to help humans relieve their nightmares. The crown prince’s health is depleting and worry Queen heard about Weol Joo’s ability and ‘hire’ her help.

Crown Prince is healed back to pink health but rumors starts to spread around saying Weol Joo uses black magic to woo the crown prince. Royal family order to kill but end up Weol Joo’s mother sacrifices. Can’t accept the fact, Weol Joo hang herself on the most important tree which end up costing 100,000 lives.

Signing a new part timer

Kang Bae fear of human touch yet fantasize about it. People start to rant and talk to him about their fear and concerns after a single touch and most of his friends will keep a distant from him.

Chance upon Weol Joo and asked if she can help him, in exchange he needs to help her find the last 9 souls to save and hit her 100,000 quota.

Saving souls

Feels like watching multiple story and touching stories with threads by the pop-up bar into a massive one. Every soul with their story is touching and really hit the note to address problems that common Koreans face.

Lottery dream world

This is probably the cutest one, how you are told that your ancestors will give you lottery numbers through dream and really strike it in the real world. This is how they fight for that number in afterlife.

The drama makes you want to continue and see what will unfold, who is the next soul and what is his/her story.

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