Secret Healer

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Secret Healer
Mirror Of The Witch Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Written byYang Hyuk-moon
Directed byJo Hyun-tak
StarringYoon Shi-yoon
Kim Sae-ron
Lee Sung-jae
Yum Jung-ah
Kwak Si-yang
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Executive producer(s)Choi Joon-hyeong
Ji Sung-wook
Lee Mi-ji
Park Joon-seo
Producer(s)Kim Eun-young
Lee Se-young
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Apollo Pictures
Drama House
Media N Art
Original networkJTBC
Original releaseMay 13 (2016-05-13) – July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16)
External links

Secret Healer[1] (Hangul마녀보감; Hanja魔女寶鑑; RRManyeobogam; lit. Mirror of the Witch), is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Yoon Shi-yoon, Kim Sae-ron, Lee Sung-jae, Yum Jung-ah and Kwak Si-yang.[2][3][4] The story of the series is inspired by the book titled Dongui Bogam. It aired on cable network JTBC's Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 (KST) time slot from May 13 to July 16, 2016 for 20 episodes.


Queen Shim (Jang Hee-jin), is a royal queen in the palace who, unable to have a child, seeks the help of a shaman named Hong-joo (Yum Jung-ah) to give birth to a prince. Hong-joo told Queen Shim to deceive a young shaman named Hae-ran (Jung In-seon) who possessed special abilities enabling her to sleep with the king so she can become pregnant. Hong-joo then uses black magic to transfer the fetus to the Queen and plans to kill Hae-ran. Unfortunately, Hae-Ran finds out everything, predicting the sad fate of the Queen's babies before dying. Queen Shim later gives birth to twins, Crown Prince Soonhwae (Yeo Hoe-hyun) and princess Yeon-Hee (Kim Sae-ron), but was forced to abandon the princess due to the curse. With the help of Shaman Choi Hyun-seo (Lee Sung-jae), Yeon-hee grows up as a beautiful young girl, but she is forced to remain isolated and away from everyone, living in a house surrounded by talismans. Poong-yeon (Kwak Si-yang), Hyun-seo's son, has had a crush on her since he was young. A young scholar named Heo Jun (Yoon Shi-yoon), the son of a slave and a rich master, has a chance encounter with Yeon-hee and Heo Jun ties their fate as they journey together to lift the princess' curse which causes everyone she loves to die an awful death.


Main cast[edit]


Royal household[edit]

People of Sogyeokseo[edit]

  • Lee Yi-kyung as Yo-kwang
  • N/A as Cheon-choo
  • N/A as Cheon-kwon
  • N/A as Ok-hyung
  • N/A as Gae-yang

Heo Jun's family[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]


In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen Ratings[6] TNmS Ratings[7]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide
1 May 13, 2016 "A Cursed Child"
(저주가 깃든 아이)
2.606% 2.401% 2.2%
2 May 14. 2016 "That Kite! I Will Bring It Back"
(저 연! 제가 가져 오겠습니다)
1.830% 2.063% 1.9%
3 May 20, 2016 "Everyone is Born For a Reason"
(사람은 누구나 태어난 이유가 있어)
2.422% 2.616% 2.2%
4 May 21, 2016 "Do You Want To Save Everyone? You Only Have To Die. Only You"
(모두를 살리고 싶으냐? 너만 죽으면 된다. 너만)
1.903% <2.106% 1.7%
5 May 27, 2016 "Please, Don't Leave Me"
(제발 절 두고 가지 마세요)
2.545% 2.631% 2.2%
6 May 28, 2016 "We Will Meet Again in Front of Despair and Fate"
(절망과 운명 앞에서 다시 만나다)
2.705% 3.225% 2.0%
7 June 4, 2016 ""My Lord, It is Starting Again." Hinting Misfortune"
("대감 이제 다시 시작입니다." 불행 암시)
2.986% 3.112% 2.2%
8 "Heo Joon, grab the approaching Yeon Hee" Hong ssi..?"
(허준, 다가오는 연희 잡고 아련 "홍시..?")
2.525% 2.683% 2.2%
9 June 10, 2016 "Heo Jun, You'll See. "I am Your Choice""
(허준, 나가보면 알겠지. "내가 너의 결계가 맞는지")
2.380% 2.589% 2.1%
10 June 11, 2016 "Attacked by the 'Red Gentleman's Robe'"
('붉은 도포'에 습격당하다!)
2.004% <2.276% 1.7%
11 June 17, 2016 "Whatever You Look Like, to me it's all the same Yeon Hee"
(네가 어떤 모습이든 나에겐 다 똑같은 연희다)
2.260% 2.467% 2.2%
12 June 18, 2016 "Please Don't Go"
(제발 가지마)
2.095% <2.634% 1.7%
13 June 24, 2016 "Yeon Hee who has entered the palace, declares war to Hong Joo"
(궁으로 들어간 '공주' 서리, 홍주에 선전포고)
2.797% 3.003% 2.3%
14 June 25, 2016 "Stick The Knife In!"
(칼을 꽂다!)
1.692% <2.143% 1.6%
15 July 1, 2016 "???????"
(허준, 선조가 걸린 흑주술을 풀어야만 한다!)
2.742% 3.017% 2.4%
16 July 2, 2016 "Heo Jun's Worn-out Ebony Sword"
(홍주가 휘두른 흑단검에 쓰러진 풍연)
1.797% <2.058% 1.6%
17 July 8, 2016 "???????"
(허준 - 연희, 남은 시간만이라도 함께 있게 해주세요)
2.322% 2.184% 1.9%
18 July 9, 2016 "???????"
(절벽에 떨어진 허준 - 폭주하는 연희)
1.697% <2.218% 1.6%
19 July 15, 2016 "???????"
(허준, 연희 살리기 위해 고군분투 "너를 위해 살 거다")
2.709% 3.182% 2.1%
20 July 16, 2016 2.773% 2.944% 1.9%
Average 2.340% <2.578%[a] 1.985%

Note: This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS & MBC & EBS).

Original soundtracks[edit]

OST Part 1[edit]

1."Love (연)"Lush3:50
2."Love (연)" (Inst.) 3:50
Total length:7:40

OST Part 2[edit]

1."You For Just One Day (단 하루만 너를)"Jeon Sang-geun3:15
2."You For Just One Day (단 하루만 너를)" (Inst.) 3:15
Total length:6:30

OST Part 3[edit]

1."Distressed (달)"Lim Jeong-hee3:42
2."Distressed (달)" (Inst.) 3:42
Total length:7:24

OST Part 4[edit]

1."Always (늘)"Way, Choa (Crayon Pop)4:00
2."Always (늘)" (Inst.) 4:00
Total length:8:00


Episode 7 wasn't aired on Friday June 3 due to broadcast of the 52nd Paeksang Arts Awards. This episode would be aired on Saturday June 4, the same day with episode 8.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Kim Sae-ron Won

International broadcast[edit]

United States: Netflix on (January 1, 2018)


  1. ^ lack of information


  1. ^ "Secret Healer". JTBC worldwide. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ Ko Dong-hwan (March 7, 2016). "Rising child star gets first adult role". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Kang Seo-jeong (April 28, 2016). "'마녀보감' 윤시윤♥김새론, 비주얼 갑 포스터 공개 '신비'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "'응팔' 노을이 최성원, '마녀보감'서 윤시윤과 브로맨스 보여준다 '기대↑'". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). April 29, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Jo In-woo (March 23, 2016). "문가영, 나는 보디가드다…'마녀보감'". Newsis (in Korean). Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (June 1, 2016). "JTBC 측 "백상예술대상 중계로 3일 '마녀보감' 결방, 4일 연속방송"". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved June 3, 2016.

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