The wait is over! The first episode of ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ is now streaming on Netflix!
Director Jeon Chang-geun, Hwang Jung-eum, Choi Won-young, Lee Jun-hyeok, and Jeong Da-eun all gathered for a press conference and dished on how the drama will be different from the webtoon and how the healing drama offers a refreshing take on societal issues. Since Yook Sung-jae is busy serving in the military, they included a cute paper cutout of the actor to join them.
The Drama vs. The Webtoon
The original webtoon is very popular, but the drama will be funnier! Director Jeon Chang-geun honestly says, “The drama is quite different from the original webtoon. There are some differences with the characters. The webtoon focuses on individual customer’s stories a lot, but the drama focuses more on the characters helping the customers.” Hwang Jung-eum adds, “I cried a lot while looking at the original [webtoon]. There’s more comedy than I had expected, but the drama balances comedy and serious points well.”
Yook Sung-jae’s Last Drama Prior to Enlistment
With Yook Sung-jae absent, his co-stars expressed their well wishes and fondness for him. Choi Won-young said, “We knew he had to go to the military, but not the exact date. He received notice and had to quickly go, so I couldn’t see him before he left. I messaged him and said I was sorry I couldn’t buy him a meal before he enlisted.”
Hwang Jung-eum left a cute video message to Yook Sung-jae saying, “You worked so hard and I was worried about you enlisting. However, you look healthy, so that makes me feel relieved. Be sure to watch the drama!”
Lee Jun-hyeok gave Yook Sung-jae some advice saying, “Eat well and listen to your superiors. It will end soon. Time flies. Really. Hurry and come out. Let’s go get a drink then.” Jeong Da-eun also cheered him on and expressed hopes to catch up after he completes his service.
A Lovely Healing Drama that Addresses Societal Issues Refreshingly
The actors asked for interest in ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ and shared some fun details. Lee Jun-hyeok promised, “Please look forward to it, it will live up to your expectations.” Choi Won-young describes ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ as “a drama that will help you release your exhaustion and stress.” Hwang Jung-eum adds, “There are a lot of societal issues included. Wolju says a lot of things that feel very refreshing. We had fun and put our all into filming. I hope you can enjoy the drama and be healed.”
Life can bring a variety of problems your way and it’s not always easy to share your struggles. Experience cathartic healing through the characters of ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ and enjoy some laughs along the way!
‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ is available on Netflix with weekly episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM.
Images Courtesy of Netflix.
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