The star-crossed lovers of tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
Well, if nothing else, I can certainly count on this show to bring plenty of pretty. We’ve got another short teaser out for tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance Bride of the Water God 2017, and it’s just as moody and beautiful as the first one. I’m really hoping the colors in these teasers make it into the actual show ‘cause they make these scenes look gorgeous.
There’s nothing in the teaser that reveals anything about the actual story, but we see Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) and Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) catching each other’s eye on either side of a fish tank, a la Romeo + Juliet. How Baz Lurhmann of you, Show. I half-expected “Kissing You” to come on, but the Ghibli-esque background music is lovely, too. Nam Joo-hyuk, who plays the titular water god, then goes, “I’ve waited a long time for you. My servant,” to which Shin Se-kyung replies, “My god.” *facepalm*
Okay. So, I get that her being his “servant” is part of the plot, but the moment he called her that in the teaser I felt like I got ice water thrown on me when I was happily enjoying the dreamy atmosphere. Maybe it was the presentation of it that threw me off, because it almost seems like his line was supposed to be swoony or romantic. Anyway, I’m willing to turn a blind eye because I adore fantasy dramas and it sounds like the supernatural world in Bride of the Water God is well thought-out and intricate with a deity hierarchy and everything, which I’m excited to learn more about. I also just want Im Joo-hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) back on my screen in a good drama.
Im Joo-hwan’s hotel CEO character will play the other human in the love pentagon that also consists of our two leads, and Gong Myung’s (Individualist Ji-young) wind god, and Krystal’s (She’s So Lovable) minor water deity character. That’s a lot of criss-crossed wires, but is it bad that I’m kind of looking forward to the angsty merry-go-round of longing stares that’s bound to happen?
Bride of the Water God 2017 will premiere on July 3 in the Monday-Tuesday slot, after currently airing Circle ends its run.
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