Korean Drama: Bride of the Water God
Recently I just finished watching “Bride of the Water God” starring Nam Joon Hyuk, Shin Se Kyung, Lim Ju Hwan, Krystal Jung and Gong Myung . If you don’t already know, this story is adapted from a popular manhwa, in Korean. I remember I started this manhwa so many years ago, probably 6-7 years when I still read a lot of manga. I only vaguely remember the story.
They finally adapt this to live action. The drama just ended this Tuesday with a total of 16 episodes. Let me tell you I usually don’t finish watching any drama but I was bored and I wanted to check out how it was adapted to a drama.
The drama is about a pretty narcissistic water god, Habaek, whose missions is to come to the human world to get the stone that would put him on his throne and to find out why the stone is hiding in the human world. He step into the human world but has no power and is penniless with no knowledge of all things humans. He doesn’t even know how to read the human language. His servants is smarter than him because he mingles with humans before. However, Habaek does have the ability to learn anything if he watches or only read it once.
Then comes So Ah, a struggling psychiatric. She is a descendant of the people who promised to served the Gods because of their wrongdoings in the past. Habaek seeks her out for shelter and help. At first she thinks he was just a narcissistic lunatic delusional man but she soon finds out that he is a real deity when he saved her falling from a building.
Lim Ju Hwan plays a half human-deity with the power of fire and ability to kill. Krystal Jung plays goddess of water. Gong Myung plays as the wind god.
I go into this drama without any expectation. The drama has potential but it falls short in a lot of things. If they have a better screen play writer, it would have been so much better because the manhwa supposed to be really good. I could watch this drama only because it does not require a lot of energy. I don’t get annoy or angry at one of the characters. It was just a relaxing entertaining Korean drama. This is a fantasy drama so I don’t expect it to be realistic too. Habaek’s mission isn’t hard either.
I did cry a bucket after finding out that her father saved her that day she jumped off the Han river to spite him for leaving her and her mom. She basically lives half her life resenting and wondering where he is. It was just so sad to that he died because of her and they never get any closure.
All in all, if you’re looking to find something realistic or has substance this fantasy drama isn’t one for you. But if you’re looking for one with a lot of REAL smooching scenes and just an entertaining drama, give it a try. Just don’t go watching this drama with a lot of expectations.
Interesting fact: I really like Krystal. So pretty. And Nam Joo Hyuk is super skinny in this drama.