The Water God surveys his kingdom in all his divine splendor
Who’s the prettiest of them all? Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), that’s who! In the latest teaser for Bride of the Water God 2017, we get a glimpse of Nam Joo-hyuk in all his regal trappings as the water god who descends to Earth and meets a human. That human is played by Shin Se-kyung (Girl Who Sees Smells), and her family have been his predestined servants for generations.
In the 15-second teaser, exotic music plays as Nam Joo-hyuk’s ash-blue locks are swept away by the wind. He opens his darkly lined eyes, places a stone onto a small pyramid-shaped artifact, and surveys his pristine white kingdom. In his one-line voiceover, he says, “I am the ruler of the water kingdom, Ha-baek.”
This spinoff drama is based on an original manhwa set in olden times, in which a girl was sacrificed to the water god in order to save her village from a drought. However, this drama will take place in the present, and the heroine doesn’t seem like she’ll be such a willing sacrifice, because she’s supposed to be a doctor who is a strict realist. But seeing this teaser, I can imagine she’ll be in for a shock if Ha-baek ever takes her to his beautiful kingdom.
I wonder if the other gods, played by Krystal (She’s So Lovable) and Gong Myung (Individualist Ji-young), will also be as pretty in their full divine regalia… But I know Im Joo-hwan (Oh My Ghostess) will definitely be able to rock a suit, playing a resort CEO. I’m still unsure of how the story will play out with the current (mostly green) cast and modern setup, but all the gorgeous promo is slowly winning me over.
Monday-Tuesday fantasy romance drama Bride of the Water God 2017 will premiere on tvN on July 3.
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