3 Ways That “Witch’s Court” Has Captivated Viewers
KBS2’s newest Monday-Tuesday drama “Witch’s Court” premiered on October 9 and has already captured the interest of viewers with just two episodes. Check out three reasons why “Witch’s Court” has captivated the audience.
1. Refreshing characters and talented actors
“Witch’s Court” has an impressive line-up of talented actors from leads Jung Ryeo Won and Yoon Hyun Min to Jun Kwang Ryul, Kim Yeo Jin, Kim Min Su, Lee Il Hwa, and more. The excellent performance of all of the actors and their chemistry together combined with an exciting script has immersed viewers into its storyline.
Ma Ee Deum (Jung Ryeo Won) as a witch prosecutor is a never-before-seen character. Her every gesture, facial expression, and line showcases her charisma as well as her comic sides. She is a complete contradiction to her male lead Yeo Jin Wook (Yoon Hyun Min), a former psychiatrist turned prosecutor. He uses his humane side and approaches others warmly, getting them to open up to him with his relaxing voice and kind eyes.
The tension between former investigator and current law firm director Jo Gap Soo (Jun Kwang Ryul) and head investigator of the Department of Crimes Against Children and Women Min Ji Sook (Kim Yeo Jin) has brought another layer of suspense to the drama. Short but memorable appearances by lawyer Heo Woon Kyung (Kim Min Seo) and Ma Ee Deum’s mom Kwak Young Sil (Lee Il Hwa) have highlighted the actors’ performances and directing as well.
2. Authentic message and script
The best scenes of “Witch’s Court” are the ones that showcase the script. The script quickly develops so that after an incident happens and the case opens, the reasoning, investigation, and verdict are all revealed.
Having chosen the sensitive topic of crimes against children and women, the drama delicately handles the topic so that viewers can approach the topic along with the storyline. This is where the script plays a strong role. In the first episode, Ma Ee Deum confronts the chief prosecutor Oh Soo Chul after testifying against him for sexual harrassment. With a kick to his knee, she shouts, “Just don’t touch!”
In the next episode, Yeo Jin Wook tries to persuade the victim of sexual assault to testify. He says, “You’re blaming yourself. Victims of sexual assault blame themselves because they think it happened because of them. The perpetrator also blames the victim, but you did nothing wrong. The professor was in the wrong.” “Witch’s Court” successfully communicates the message about these topics through these lines from its characters.
3. Sensible directing
The first episode of “Witch’s Court” goes back in time to tell the story of Ma Ee Deum and her mother. It was highly praised for the excellent directing that was able to portray the complicated storyline and emotions in just one episode. Through the scene when Ma Ee Deum walks through a tunnel and her growth is juxtaposed to the missing person’s poster of her mother, viewers are able to see how much pain Ma Ee Deum must have gone through walking through the tunnel of life and growth.
Along with this, the selection of background music and its placement have also been positively received by viewers.
A source from “Witch’s Court” commented, “The actors, writer, director, and the crew are all working hard to show viewers an interesting and meaningful story. We are grateful for the interest received during its first week and will work harder. Please stay tuned to watch the third and fourth episodes next week.”
“Witch’s Court” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. KST. Watch the latest episode below!