JTBC has released a highlight reel ahead of the premiere of “Mystic Pop-Up Bar”!
Based on a popular webtoon, the drama tells the story of a mysterious pojangmacha (outdoor drinking establishment) run by an ill-tempered woman named Wol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum), an innocent part-time employee named Han Kang Bae (BTOB‘s Yook Sungjae), and a former afterlife detective known as Chief Gwi (Choi Won Young) who visit customers in their dreams to help resolve their problems.
The highlight reel begins by introducing Han Kang Bae, a part-time worker who has the special ability to reveal people’s innermost thoughts just by touching them. However, he has come to realize that ignorance is bliss and actively avoids touching other people.
Han Kang Bae then stumbles into a supermarket, where he is confronted by Wol Joo. He claims that he was just going into the pojangmacha, but Wol Joo reveals that he went into someone’s dream after touching a girl on the shoulder. He then meets Chief Gwi, who explains that the reason they are there is to resolve people’s problems in their dreams.
The highlight reel also introduces the god of the underworld (Yeom Hye Ran) who warns Wol Joo that if she can’t complete her task of resolving 100,000 people’s problems within the next month she will be sent to hell. Grim reaper Yeom (Lee Joon Hyuk) puts Wol Joo under pressure, telling her that he can’t wait even a minute or second more. With only 10 people left to help, Wol Joo enlists Han Kang Bae and his unique ability to help her complete her mission.
Next, tension rises between Han Kang Bae and Kang Yeo Rin (Jung Da Eun), a security worker at the supermarket. He asks her multiple times if she feels anything when she is near him, but Kang Yeo Rin responds saying that she feels irritated and wants nothing to do with him.
Finally, the highlight reel comes to a close as Han Kang Bae asks Wol Joo, “Why does it have to be 100,000 people?” She ominously replies, “Because I killed 100,000 people.”
Check out the highlight reel below: