The powers that be at tvN better have a good reason for doing a teaser scene for upcoming drama adaptation of Bride of the Water God that straight up ripped off a key scene from the teen angst adaptation Romeo+Juliet. The moment a fish tank came into play I was transported back to Leo and Claire and their magical eye meeting moment, but something so iconic can only be used as inspiration and never copied nearly exactly. But that’s what it appears here as leads Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung admire a fish tank and then find themselves admiring each other. I find these two drama leads pretty and continue to give them a chance to improve their acting and impress me, but even a beautifully filmed scene with a charged moment feels less impressive when I see it lifted directly from another work. Do better next time, tvN!
Second teaser for Bride of the Water God: