Drama: The Witch’s Diner
Native Title: 마녀식당으로 오세요
Also Known As: Welcome to the Witch’s Restaurant , Come to the Witch’s Restaurant , Manyeosikdangeuro Oseyo , Manyeosigdangeulo Oseyo
Director: So Jae Hyun, Lee Soo Hyun
Screenwriter: Lee Young Sook
Genres: Psychological, Life, Fantasy, Supernatural
Country: South Korea
Aired: Jul 16, 2021 – Aug 13, 2021
Aired On: Friday
Original Network: Naver TV Cast, tvN
Duration: 44 min.
On the 10th, an entertainment industry official told Sports Chosun, “‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’ (written by Lee Young-sook, directed by Lee Soo-hyun, directed by Lee Soo-hyun), which was originally produced as a teabing original, will be aired on tvN due to the wishes of viewers.” ‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’, which was premiered in July, depicts a soul-charging brutal fantasy created by the witch Hee-ra, her co-workers Jin, and part-timer Gil-yong with story-filled guests at a witch’s restaurant selling wishes with a price. It is expected to be available as a Wednesday-Thursday drama through tvN from January.
‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’ was selected as a ‘well-made drama’ through strong word-of-mouth throughout the airing. When the first episode was released for free on YouTube, it was loved by viewers so much that it achieved about 1.8 million views at once. In particular, it was praised for doubling the ‘taste’ seen by the directing that made full use of the genre characteristics of the characters’ narratives, relationships, and fantasy. In the meantime, he co-directed ‘The Man’s Memories’ and ‘Day and Night’ with director So Ji-hyeon, who planned ‘Secret Forest’ and ‘One Hundred Days’ and directed ‘Memorist’ and ‘Eunju’s Room’. And director Lee Soo-hyeon, who is currently the main director of ‘Shooting Star’, has a different combination. CG (Computer Graphics) also reminds me of ‘Hotel Del Luna’, and even received reviews from viewers saying ‘It’s like watching a movie’.
Not only that, but the music was also well-received. K.will’s ‘Tell me! What are you doing?’ and Punch’s ‘Like the protagonist in a movie’, composer Heo Seong-jin, a hit composer and music director of ‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’ fills ‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’. It was praised for adding fun to the city hall.
Above all, ‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’ was also a topic of discussion with the actors who made them want season 2. From the chemistry between Song Ji-hyo and Nam Ji-hyun, the fresh excitement with Chae Jong-hyeop added to the fun, and the viewers’ desire to see more of their relationship flooded with requests for season 2 production. In response, tvN decided to organize ‘Come to the Witch’s Restaurant’ as a TV show to relieve the fans’ disappointment.