K-Drama Reaction: Bride of the Water God | Episode 8

This episode is like an almanac about the Realm of Gods.

The Demigod’s Tale

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An unlikely elder’s story that turns out to be true. Ha Baek (Nam Joo-hyuk) has confronted Hoo Ye (Im Joo-hwan) about his true identity after remembering the High Priest’s tale about demigods. I’ve already expressed my liking to the series’ fantasy plotline in my previous reactions and Hoo Ye’s backstory didn’t disappoint. It’s dark enough to justify Hoo Ye’s grudges and current behavior. I also approve the path this character is taking. I knew it was an anomaly when the first few episodes show Hoo Ye as a one-dimensional second lead. Such type of character doesn’t suit Joo-hwan. He is made for roles where his versatility as an actor can be used. I think this demigod will make the series more interesting and will keep its audience hooked.

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The Guardian Gods’ Tale

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Moo Ra (Krystal Jung) and Bi Ryeom (Gong Myung) are now helping Ha Baek find the god stones they’ve lost. They are also investigating the disappearance of the other guardian god from the Earth Country, Joo Dong. Despite the usual banter and Moo Ra’s RBF, I actually like the rapport between these two guardian gods. I’m hoping their storyline will also be given some air time in the series.

The Descendant’s Tale

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No matter how questionable and chimerical a K-drama’s plot can be, there will always this one character you’ll feel connected to. For this series, I think its Yoon So-ah (Shin Se-kyung). I shed some tears when So-ah broke down after messing up her mother’s memorial food. And for Ha Baek to see her again in a vulnerable state is a good scene for me. I’m a simple fan. Give me such scenes and I’m satisfied already.

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Maknae’s Episode Verdict

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The water firefly scene really got me. For me, it shows a positive step to the main couple’s relationship. Add that to one good supernatural plot and this series is back in my good book.

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3 comments

    1. I was planning to read it during the casting phase of the series but I have a long tbr list tho 😦 I’ll probably read it after the series.
      Yes, I saw some comments by K-netz. I agree with some of their points but this series has some merit imo 🙂

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