On May 20, 2020, JTBC premiered its new K-Drama Mystic Pop-Up Bar — a “fantasy counseling drama” based on a popular webtoon series Ssanggap Pocha.
Starring actress Hwang Jung Eum, actor Choi Won Young and BTOB‘s Yook Sungjae, Mystic Pop-Up Bar initially received a lot of attention from its cross promotion from Itaewon Class.
Now that the series has a couple episodes out, viewers are finding not only the plot and cast, but also the quality of the visual effects irresistible!
The series boasts flawless graphics, like in this cool face-swap scene…
… as well as in this bridge scene…
… and in this tree scene.
These detail-oriented graphics have viewers convinced that the fact Mystic Pop-Up Bar production has been completed prior to its premiere played a huge role in the quality of the series overall.
Considering that the VFX agency in charge, Westworld, also produced The King: Eternal Monarch‘s visual effects — which received moderate criticism…
… viewers may not be wrong to say, “pre-production is the solution to quality control.”
Interested in watching this VFX-strong K-Drama? Mystic Pop-Up Bar is available for viewing on Netflix US. Here’s a trailer to seal the deal:
For more reading, Westworld is said to be working on the highly-anticipated Sweet Home series — another webtoon-based K-Drama in the making.