Mirror of the Witch impressed fans with its original fantasy interpretation about a royal princess (played by young rising actress Kim Sae Ron) who was abandoned at birth in Joseon Korea. Her journey to lift a horrible curse and her romance with young Heo Jun (Yoon Si Yoon) fascinated many viewers, and the drama rose to become one of our most popular Top 10 dramas. Here are a few recommendations based on the stellar cast and the fantasy-paranormal genre for your next watch.

1. Young leading actress Kim Sae Ron impressed us with her beautiful and touching portrayal as the princess who grew up alone but resilient in the forbidden forest. She was also adorable as a guardian angel who found romance in high school in the surprise 2014 hit High School - Love On.

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High School - Love On

Starring Kim Sae Ron and Nam Woo Hyun

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2. Handsome Kwak Si Yang fell in love with the princess at a young age and pledged to protect her, but before Mirror in the Witch, he was working in a restaurant in Oh My Ghostess, a paranormal drama about a chef who sees ghosts and finds love. (You can also find him now in the modern romance drama Second to Last Love, playing a handsome and lovable chef.)

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Oh My Ghostess

Starring Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk

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3. Veteran actor Lee Sung Jae played the Taoist master with supernatural powers who saved the princess at birth. He has been an acclaimed leading man with many memorable performances throughout his illustrious acting career. in Gu Family Book, he was a villainous nobleman wreaking havoc in the paranormal romance starring Lee Seung Gi and Bae Su Ji (Suzy). (For his wonderful turn as a good guy with his own hilarious romance, check out Jeju Island Gatsby.)

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Gu Family Book

Starring Lee Seung Gi and Bae Su Ji (Suzy)

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4. Before Lee Ji Hoon was King Seonjo, who ascended the throne and came face to face with witches and curses, he was a vampire named J in the the thrilling and romantic Blood, which is also famous for the real-life romance between stars Ahn Jae Hyun and Gu Hye Sun. (Next you'll see Lee Ji Hoon in another fantasy drama, The Legend of the Blue Sea, starring Lee Min Ho and Jeon Ji Hyun.) It would seem that fantasy is in Lee Ji Hoon's blood!


5. Actress Jun Mi Sun played Heo Jun's stepmother, a selfish woman who was jealous and controlling. But her most memorable role with supernatural powers to date is probably in The Moon that Embraces the Sun, where she was the female shaman who unleashed evil spirits in the must-watch historical romance drama starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, and Jung Il Woo.

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The Moon that Embraces the Sun

Starring Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In

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These are all great dramas for you to revisit the fantasy and paranormal genre, along with the actors from Mirror of the Witch.

If you want less horror but more fun, check out the current hot drama Let's Fight Ghost with the very cute pairing of Kim So Hyun and Ok Taec Yeon,

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Let's Fight Ghost

Starring Kim So Hyun and Ok Taec Yeon

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Or, for pure fantasy, check out Ice Fantasy, a thrilling romantic drama that takes place in an imaginary world occupied by the Ice and Fire tribes, starring Feng Shao Feng (Prince of Lan Ling) and f(x)'s Victoria Song.

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Ice Fantasy - 幻城

Starring Feng Shao Feng and Victoria Song

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~ NancyZdramaland

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