Many movies can move us because of the traits of an actor or actress. We often learn a lesson or two and be reminded of the characters' impact on our lives every time we see them in another project. This is what Yook Sungjae in the new drama "Mystic Pop-Up Bar" is, it seems.
"Mystic Pop-Up Bar" is about a peculiar bar or an outdoor drinking establishment made for employees to be able to visit their customers' dreams and eventually be able to help solve their problems.
BTOB's Yook Sungjae (Han Kang Bae) works as a modest part-time employee where he plays a regular role but possesses an ability to make his customer share his or her darkest secrets. One twist in this K-drama is Yook Sungjae is the only human around.
Well, here are some reasons why Yook Sungjae's personality in the drama "Mystic Pop-Up Bar."
One reason is his ability to touch people's heart with just a single touch. His ability is unique, and even his boss Weol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum), finds his ability to be exceptional and is needed to attract more customers and make even more profit. This also makes a win-win situation for both of them since Yook Sungjae has been avoiding people because he tends to know others' personal problems and ends up being depressed and lonely.
The second reason is his empathy towards others that never ceases, whereas not all of us can do, but it makes us think that we should be more like Yook Sungjae, especially in these trying times. He can put himself in other peoples' shoes and be able to feel how they are feeling.
Han Kang Bae was initially hesitant to take the job, but he became aware of what was at stake and eventually made their own problems. His affection towards others became exhausting to his boss (Weol Joo), but in the end, she saw how pure his heart in helping others. They became a perfect balance in the series.
Lastly, his passion for his job is remarkable. Even though he only works part-time, he still works hard and goes the extra mile.
Although there are consequences in visiting their customers' dreams, he still gives his all and always finishes the task given to him by Weol Joo. He always puts his best foot forward and gives off positive energy in their work.
As time passes by, his skills developed, and he became the best person he can ever be by just helping other people look for the answers in their problems.
This series is not your typical K-drama. It is refreshingly new and will not disappoint you. Not only that it is enjoyable to watch, but you will be able to get a lot of takeaways because of the characters' good nature in the series. These lessons are we can apply in our daily lives and eventually become the best versions of ourselves.