The upcoming K-drama adaptation of manhwa Bride of the Water God has many unknown elements from cast to narrative conversion from period fantasy to modern times. It’s the kind of unknowns that have sunk many a K-drama in the past but when everything clicks can create a wondrous and unexpected treat. I never warmed to the original source material the same way I didn’t click with the webtoon for Cheese in the Trap, but that adaptation was given initial raves for being a spot on adherence to the source material from page to screen but Bride is premising it’s version as deviating substantially from the source at the outset. I’m excited to see how the production plans to transfer the narrative to present day, and how the fantasy elements will be woven throughout in visually impressive ways. The cast of Nam Joo Hyuk, Krystal, and Gong Myung are gorgeous enough to be believable as gods and goddesses, with the titular Bride of the Water God being the equally pretty but mortal Shin Se Kyung.