Nam Joo Hyuk gets equal the scrutiny as Shin Se Kyung when it comes to whether they are suitably cast as the well know manhwa lead characters in Bride of the Water God, but I know K-drama fans and the acting critique will certainly be harsher on her when the drama airs. He’ll be handsome and broody and get a pass while she’ll conversely be judged on every expression and visual. It’s not fair but that only makes the success of a female lead all the more laudatory, and Shin Se Kyung impressed me in The Girl Who Sees Smells so I simply want her to repeat the performance and chemistry here. It’s not easy but I have hope, and it helps that I find her look in Bride absolutely adorable and enchanting. The hair style and color are perfect for the summer and her impeccable complexion elevates the good to goddess level, enough to make her a believable bride of the water god.