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"Bride of the Water God 2017" is a spin off version of the comic "Bride of the Water God". 'Spin off' means a deviated version from the original, so the classic fantasy and characters will be modernized and moved by time and location to Seoul today.
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[HanCinema Awards] Best Secondary Drama Couples of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/22,
The main romance of a K-drama is the heart of dramaland, but luckily for us, the secondary couples can be just as winning, adorable, and squee-worthy, adding to the wonderful experience of drama-watching. Which of these couples made your hearts beat? Vote for your favorite secondary couples from December 22 to January 5! And, without further ado, let's dive into the cutest of the secondary couples of 2017,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama OST of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/16,
Music has the power to make you recall your favorite kiss, emotional beat, character, or scene, even if you only hear a few notes of the song. That's the reason why K-drama OSTs are so important. When certain music plays, you know something is going to happen. In honor of the power of the drama OST, we bring you this newest category. You can vote for your favorites from December 16 to December 30! Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 15 2017/08/21,
So Ha-baek and So-ah have finally gone off on their big car trip, and the purpose of it was to...have So-ah dish about her emotional problems relating to feelings of abandonment by her father. This much I can actually work with. It's a legitimately sad, emotional story, and I can easily see this being the final step of intimacy to be consumnated in a romantic drama, so it's all very appropriate for the penultimate episode. There's just one problem. So-ah's parental issues have never been a part of the conflict,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 14 2017/08/15,
Now we finally have it- the story behind what horrible crime Hoo-ye committed that makes everyone hate him. Unfortunately we've been waiting so long for this moment that the revelation largely comes off as a dud, and the entire crisis mainly a result of the various supernatural nations refusing to communicate with each other for no good reason. Mostly I just continue to feel sorry for Hoo-ye, who at least has an excuse for being maladjusted, unlike most of the characters in this drama,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 12 2017/08/08,
The extended opening is Moo-ra narrating to So-ah the story of how So-ah's ancestors came to be servants of the gods. So-ah's reaction to the story mirrored my own, which is to say, she has trouble understanding how any of this is relevant to the current situation. Mostly I'm kind of in awe about how So-ah's ancestor was able to negotiate his way out of the predicament so easily. Although then again, why the guy was in danger seems a bit underexplained, considering he didn't actually do anything to warrant dealmaking in the first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 11 2017/08/07,
In the opening scene Hoo-ye reacts poorly to being incidentally fondled by So-ah and Ha-baek reacts poorly to Hoo-ye reacting poorly to being incidentally fondled by So-ah. This ends up defining their characters arcs for the rest of the episode, which mostly to boils down to angst. Oh no, thinks Ha-baek, I was mean and now So-ah hates me. Oh no, thinks Hoo-ye, I murdered all those people a long time ago,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 10 2017/08/01,
In a turnabout I can only describe as perplexing, not only does the amnesiac monk issue solve itself without Ha-baek's input, it also results in Ha-baek simply being given one of the artifacts. No effort appears to be required on Ha-baek's part for anything, which kind of begs the question of why he had to go the human world in the first place. The early episodes especially have the impression that Ha-baek was going to have to earn leadership by completing difficult tasks, possibly without being able to fall back on his godly abilities,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 9 2017/07/31,
So even though Hoo-ye has been built up as being this big sinister villain character because of his supernatural backstory, "Bride of the Water God 2017" promptly undercuts this by reminding us that Bi-ryeom is a genuinely malicious person (well, god, whatever) who's fine with threatening children. It really is a badly mixed message. If Moo-ra and Bi-ryeom are allowed to enrich themselves with supernatural connections, why is it so bad for Hoo-ye to do it too?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 8 2017/07/25,
So it turns out that Ha-baek's assertion that Hoo-ye is more than he seems wasn't just random jealousy apropos of nothing. The entire opening section of episode eight goes into deep backstory, wherein Ha-baek recalls an old conversation that had several important clues now relevant to the current situation. Personally, though, the millenia old flashback kind of makes me wonder- when was the last time anyone went to the human world to collect the artifacts?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 7 2017/07/24,
Even ignoring the issues with So-ah's personality, she's also an unspiring character on account of her sheer passivity. Time and again, rather than do anything constructive to assist in her goals or Ha-baek's, So-ah just gets unceremoniously tossed into life threatening danger and has to be rescued from her plight by another character with actual competence. Whether that competence is in the form of a gun, better driving skills, or literal magical powers, the effect is the same- So-ah just ends up feeling like dead weight,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 5 2017/07/17,
The more I watch of "Bride of the Water God 2017" the more baffling the worldbuilding becomes. Observe how Ha-baek, for all his general ignorance about how most of the human world works, apparently easily understands concepts like skateboarding, motor vehicles, cooking Western style food, and closed circuit television. Elsewhere, Ha-baek does not understand concepts like how it is a dumb idea to knowingly put yourself and others in a dangerous situation,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 4 2017/07/11,
It's really uncanny how the more I see of So-ah the less I like her. For a sense of perspective, the last cliffhanger featured her being thrown off the top of a building by a crazy person, and getting her life magically saved by Ha-baek. Yet rather than respond with gratitude for this heroic, if self-interested act, So-ah gets right back to the usual negotiations. How in the world can we root for a story of unconditional love when So-ah insists on attaching conditions to everything?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 3 2017/07/10,
So right away we get a hint both of why So-ah's ancestors would agree to be the human guides for the Water God and also how they're punished should they refuse. Magic powers. And there really is something demented about the way So-ah is tortured for most of this episode considering that she, herself, works in psychiatric care. Soo-ah's only hope is to ask for advice from her eccentric friend Yeom-mi (played by Choi Woo-ri) and hope for the best,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 2 2017/07/04,
For all the brisk exposition of the first episode "Bride of the Water God 2017" doesn't seem to be in any hurry to get anywhere. We have to wait until the cliffhanger to even get a decent hint that Ha-baek and So-ah are going to start working together. Until that point it's just, Ha-baek wanders around the city like an arrogant idiot, and So-ah fails to solve her financial problems. What about Ha-baek's lost magic powers? Or the artifacts? When are we going to get to that?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bride of the Water God 2017" Episode 1 2017/07/03,
Right away "Bride of the Water God 2017" gets the essentials out of the way by clearly explaining its high concept fantasy plot. Every so often one of the natural god kings has to obtain the necessary artifacts in order to become emperor. This time, the aspiring god king is Ha-baek (played by Nam Joo-hyuk), who tends to spend a lot of time lying around and being sexy while not actually doing anything all that useful. Things do not go well when he has to go the human world to acquire the artifacts,...More
[Orion's Drama News] The Element of Surprise 2017/07/01,
There is no rest for Dramaland as viewer appetite takes no holiday breaks. This week I take a look at the cast of "Argon" and wonder where it stands, aside from its place on the periodic table. I have more drama news after this and worry not, because they include water gods,...More
Actress Shin Se-kyung with a changed style! 2017/06/30,
Women are the creatures always dissatisfied with their hairstyle, wanting a new look constantly. The long haired people will long for the short hair; short haired people will want to grow out their hair as soon as possible. Curly haired people wants straight hair, straight hair wants the curly hair! But we hesitate, in case the result becomes something regrettable,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Romantic Plumbing 2017/06/24,
Keeping well hydrated is a necessity for those of us currently experiencing a very hot summer and Water Gods could surely help. Yes, it is I, the queen of bad excuses for why I am about to drown you in "Bride of the Water God 2017" news again. Fans, come right in. Non-fans, I do have more news for you,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Bubble Bursting 2017/06/17,
"Bride of the Water God 2017" really really wants to sell its main pairing and so the teasers keep piling up. We also have some new information about other characters this week as well as other news, especially a lot of casting and potential casting ones. Check them out in the latter half of this piece,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Timeless Kitsch 2017/05/27,
Get your baggy jeans and hoop earrings ready, because "The Best Hit" is here to bring back everything we find embarrassing and sometimes secretly still love from the 90s. Today I take a look at this quirky upcoming title before sharing the usual collection of weekly news. I have also started two of my three new dramas for this exciting season,...More
Shin Se-kyung's short hair change 2017/05/24, Source,
Actress Shin Se-kyung cut her hair.
She posted a selfie on her Instagram on the 24th. It looks like she was in the middle of making a drama. She dyed her hair in a bright tone and cut her long hair short. She looks purely beautiful and even looks like a doll,...More
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