Hello readers! I know, long time no post. (Like, it has been a month and a day!) However, today I am back. Hopefully, it won’t be so long until my next post. 🙂
Today I am here to talk some about the 2017 Korean Drama, “Bride of the Water God.” When I saw the beautiful imagery, and the fact that the male lead was played by Nam Joo Hyuk (One of my fave actors from “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”), I knew I had to watch this. (Yes, as in, I had little choice. My brain would not let me not watch it o_O)
So, this drama is about Habaek, a Water God who must go to earth to get the god stones so he can finally be king (The stones have been left in the care of three gods who live in the human world). Once he comes here, though, he loses his godly powers and his map to find the gods with stones (Oops). Because of this, he soon decides to elicit the help of the god servant…
The servant, however, had no idea that she was a god servant, and, as a psychiatrist, she thinks Habaek is a mentally ill man… but not for long.
What I Liked:
More comedic than expected. Okay, the promotional images are beautiful, and lend a serious atmosphere. I thought that said images meant this drama would be more melo-dramatic, but nope. It was actually quite funny. Not always funny—there are some pretty sad times in it—but there was enough humor to make me smile many times. So no, don’t go into this expecting to be rolling in a tide of melo-dramatic-waves. You’ll be splashed with humor on many occasions.
The large cast of characters. I love large casts. It helps me stay more engaged (due to a brain that has a hard time concentrating of late :-P). Everyone in this drama did a fantastic job with their roles, whether big or small. The antagonist’s role really shone for me, even more so than Habaek (The Water God). And the side characters became like friends. Kind of sad that there is no more of them. :,-(
The ending of a story plot surprised me. I like an ending where I did not see it coming. Where the truth of a secret makes me get that “Oh my gosh…” feeling. I won’t say what it was exactly, but boy, the FEELS. THE FEELS!
What little fantasy was in it was pretty cool. I wished there was more, but what was in there was awesome.
What I Was Not So Fond Of:
I think this drama has one big flaw for me, and that is that there is not enough fantasy elements. I mean, there are fantasy parts, but there needed to be more. There were moments where it felt more like a contemporary rom-com than the fantasy portal I wish it was. 😦
Overall, I enjoyed this drama. I suppose it is a new favorite, but not a favorite favorite. More of a “It’s good, yes, and I like it. But it could have been better.”