Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: The Witch’s Diner

The Witch’s Diner


Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 8
Air-date: Jul 16, 2021 – Aug 13, 2021
Starring: Song Ji Hyo as Jo Hee Ra, Nam Ji Hyun as Jung Jin, Chae Jong Hyeop as Lee Gil Yong

This series tells the stories of desperate people who come by to eat a magical dish with the hopes of having their personal wishes granted, even at the expense of their own souls.

Jo Hee Ra has already lost count of the years that she has spent alive. She has a feeling, though, that she has already become older than any known human in history. She chose to turn into a sorceress after suffering a tragic fate in her twenties and is now co-running a mysterious restaurant with a woman named Jin.

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I don’t know if it is clear, but I no longer have Love Island to keep up with and thus needed something else to pass the time. Now, this drama caught my eye because it said witch and it meant witch and not just a polite way of saying bitch. It also had Chae Jong Hyeop and y’all know that’s my latest man.

The tagline for this show is Be Careful What You Wish For which is a tale as old as time. From a story point of view there were a couple of plot holes, but like some of y’all be acting like they killed your momma.. Relax a bit… I really didn’t have that many complaints with the story even if it did lack in some portions. I thought that it was pretty predictable in how certain scenes played out. One thing that really got on my nerves though was the way some things were pushed into the background.

My biggest complaint is sadly Jung Jin. I have liked Nam Ji Hyun for a long time and I have enjoyed many things that I have seen her in, however, this role really fell very flat for her. I can’t explain what it was, but there was just something that was severely disconnected with Jung Jin for me. This made it very hard to truly invest in what was happening to her. Honestly the only time she shined where the scenes where she would break down or have with Gil Yong (I am getting my noona romance idk who thought it was okay to cast my mans as a 20 year old having me feel like a pedo when he was in his school uniform..smh). Oddly enough, not being the biggest Song Ji Hyo fan this was probably my favorite role of hers.

Something that I really enjoyed was the OST and the production. They were both wonderfully magical. Everyone says that it gives strong Hotel Del Luna vibes, but I found that the costuming and design here were better in all honesty. This was a cute one. Umm a little unrealized with it’s potential, but enjoyable nonetheless. I would absolutely still watch a season two. I feel like with this drama we are one step closer to my dream of having a truly supernatural Kdrama! xx


Story: 7/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10

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Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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