Witch at Court Review

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Witch at Court strongly surged to a gripping finish because it uncovers corruption involving crime against women.

After all the hearings I attended in previous Korean legal dramas, I became less impatient with this series when it started dragging out halfway through its airing. If not for Ma Yi Deum’s tenacity which pushed me up-to-date on the painstaking journey of taking down an indestructible villain, I’d haven’t stayed faithful.

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Main Cast: Jung Ryeo Won | Yoon Hyun Min

Network & Episode Count: KBS2 | 16 Episodes

Official Website: Witch at Court KBS

Streaming Sites: Netflix | Viu

Thrill/Addictive Meter: 6.5/5

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Rewatch Value: 3/5

K-Dramas of Similar Vibe: Miss Hammurabi | Partners | Law School

Witch at Court Peak Points

Following the yardstick for courtroom dramas, Witch at Court provides side stories to support the most conflict of defeating the invincible antagonist. it’s as if the heroine and also the villain are at the opposite fringe of a justice weighing scale, pulling it in and reversing it in with their outwitting game.

MA YI DEUM

The cheeky prosecutor is that the lifetime of Witch at Court party. She provides the smarts, attitude, and direction to the narrative. She delightfully entertains while keeping her grit. Since she is that the central character of the chronicle, those frustrating battles she overcomes function magical pills that wash out some inconsistencies and pointless exposures of the villain. She is one of the foremost memorable characters who has graced K-drama and this year.

FUNNELED NARRATIVE

Different from the standard legal dramas which tackle various crimes, Witch at Court focuses on injustices suffered by women. Ma Yi Deum lost her mother who may be a key witness to an inappropriate harassment case against Cho Gap Soo.

20 years later, Cho Gap Soo is running for mayoral candidacy and Ma Yi Deum stumbles on the reality about her mother’s disappearance through her senior prosecutor boss, who has been working to induce the evil politician behind the bars.

The team works on the proceedings of women-related crimes, which connect with the core conflict involving the lead girl’s mother. From its onset, the drama presents where it’s heading, therefore the audiences have a transparent understanding that pinning down the villain and finding the heroine’s mother are the goals along the way.

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Witch at Court Hitches

HALTED ROMANCE

The love arc for the most leads Ma Yi Deum and Yeo Jin Wook is cut mid-way when the story reveals that Jin Wook’s mother conspired with Gap Soo’s paw in taking in Yi Deum’s mother as a mental patient within the hospital, where she is functioning in exchange of monetary assistance promised by Gap Soo’s camp.

The ill-fated revelation involving the most leads’ mothers interrupts the budding romance. They hint at an ever-after for the loving couple but it’s hard to be happy after the grueling battle with the villain. Have they let the love flow together with solving the conflicts, it’d are more balanced storytelling. Plus the couple looks adorably awkward and cute onscreen.

MID-WAY CRISIS

Witch at Court opened with a bang when the preliminary side conflicts are successfully solved by the legal drama cast. But after such a lot of cases pointing to the search of outmaneuvering the adversary, it becomes exhausting halfway through its airing.

The final resolution made me forget to celebrate the great guys’ victory. I just heaved a sigh that it absolutely was finally over. It maintained its focus even when the disruptions delayed the initial spirited tone. But the circling bumps impeded the fluidity of the story.

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Witch at Court Series Afterthoughts

Witch at Court raked during a strong average of 10.6 ratings in the course of its 16-episode run, because of the outsmarting game that lasts until luck runs out on the opponent’s side. While the strong lead girl portrayal drove its winning moments, the development of character connections through the legal cases tackled on the side stories spin the full picture.

It made a sway by solidifying the edgy hall of justice tales. If you wish legal dramas that are character-driven with less romance yet entertaining at the identical time, be happy to go to Witch at Court anytime at your convenience.

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