4 Legendary Witches

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4 Legendary Witches
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Legendary Witches
  • The Legendary Witch
  • Witches of Legend
  • Legend of the Witch
  • The Witches Coven
  • Legendary Women
Written byGu Hyun-sook
Directed byJoo Sung-woo
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes40
Executive producer(s)Kim Kyung-hee
Production company(s)Pan Entertainment
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseOctober 25, 2014 (2014-10-25) – March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)
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4 Legendary Witches[1] (Hangul전설의 마녀; RRJeonseolui Manyeo; MRLegendary Witch) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Han Ji-hye, Ha Seok-jin, Go Doo-shim, Oh Hyun-kyung and Ha Yeon-soo.[2][3] It aired on MBC from October 25, 2014 to March 8, 2015 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 40 episodes.[4] It reached a peak viewership rating of 31.4% on its 29th episode.[5]


Orphan Moon Soo-in marries Ma Do-hyun, the eldest son of the chaebol family who owns bakery corporation Shinhwa Group. But when Do-hyun dies unexpectedly, the Ma family makes Soo-in take the fall for their illegal business practices and she ends up in jail for stock manipulation that she didn't commit. At Cheongju's Penitentiary for Women, her cellmates are kind-hearted Shim Bok-nyeo who was falsely accused of killing her husband and son; tough-as-nails, foul-mouthed Son Poong-geum who was convicted of fraud; and former model Seo Mi-oh who's been charged with the attempted murder of her boyfriend, Shinhwa Group's youngest son.

The four women bond and become friends, particularly when they join the baking classes being taught by Nam Woo-suk, a hotel chef. Woo-suk is a widower who is raising his daughter alone after the death of his wife six years ago. At his father-in-law's suggestion, he became a volunteer at the local prison's vocational training center, where he meets Soo-in and begins to fall for her.

Upon their discharge, the four women put the baking skills they learned in prison to use, opening up a bakery together. But they face stiff competition from the Shinhwa Group.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Ma's Family
Seochon Residence Family

Extended Characters[edit]

  • Hong Ah-reum as Eun Bo-kyung
  • Lee Seung-hyeong as Director Wang
  • Kwon Seong-deok as Kim Deok-Gu
  • Kim Jung-dyoon as Lee Gang-Choon
  • Yum Dong-hun as Oh Man-Bok

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 33rd MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama
Han Ji-hye
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama
Ha Seok-jin
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama
Oh Hyun-kyung
Golden Acting Award, Actress
Go Doo-shim
Jung Hye-sun
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama
Han Ji-hye
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama
Ha Seok-jin
34th MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)
Jeon In-hwa
Drama of the Year
4 Legendary Witches
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama
Jeon In-hwa
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama
Oh Hyun-kyung
Best Supporting Actress in a Special Project Drama
Kim Soo-mi
Best New Actress in a Special Project Drama
Ha Yeon-soo


  1. ^ "4 Legendary Witches". MBC Global Media. MBC&iMBC. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career". The Chosun Ilbo. January 31, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Han Ji-hye poses at a press junket for her new TV series". The Chosun Ilbo. October 23, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Park, Soo-jung (November 3, 2014). "'전설의마녀', 연일 자체최고시청률 경신..MBC 주말극 또 통하나?". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Legendary Witch Goes Out with a Bang, Dominating Ratings as Usual". Soompi. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.

International broadcast[edit]

  • It aired in Vietnam on HTV2 beginning September 22, 2015, under the title Người vợ dũng cảm.

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