The new MBN drama “Witch’s Love” is off to a promising start!

According to Nielsen Korea, the July 25 premiere of the fantasy romance scored average viewership ratings of 2.3 percent nationwide, despite facing stiff competition from the popular JTBC variety show “Let’s Eat Dinner Together,” which recorded an average of 4.5 percent for the night.

At the drama’s press conference on July 24, leading lady Yoon So Hee promised to dance at a restaurant if viewership ratings hit 3 percent, while her co-star VIXX’s Hongbin promised to join her at the restaurant as a server. Stars Hyun Woo and Kim Young Ok set their ratings goal slightly higher, with Hyun Woo promising to hold a free hug event and Kim Young Ok promising to treat the cast and crew to a meal of samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) if the drama’s ratings reached 5 percent.

“Witch’s Love” tells the story of Ma Sung Tae, a human man and building owner (played by Hyun Woo), who ends up living together with three witches. One of those witches is Kang Cho Hong (played by Yoon So Hee), an extremely nosy witch who works at a restaurant run by two older witches.

In the drama’s premiere, the two main characters literally crash into each other’s lives, leaving Ma Sung Tae to wonder how the owner of the witches’ restaurant can remain the same for 50 years. Meanwhile, the older witches warn Kang Cho Hee against falling in love with a human.

“Witch’s Love” airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 p.m. KST and is available exclusively on Viki. Check out the premiere below!


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