I think River Where the Moon Rises is finding its stride and that may actually be two separate dramas going on. Episode 5 was a slow episode as Ga Jin and Ondal playacted the most non-confrontational and non-serious “let’s stay apart” two-step ever. They have zero reason NOT to be other together, what her Crazy King Dad did top his dad shouldn’t be her burden to bear much less she’s been estranged from him since that moment. That the drama can’t even drag it out speaks volumes, makes for more cuteness and sweet times between the two but gives ALL the meaty angsty to Palace Commander Go Geun who is basically in his own emo hell. He’s got a power hungry dad that wants to kill the girl he has carried a torch for all these years plus upend the royal order of Gorguyeo, and he’s just so smexy when he’s brooding or taking out his angst on Herbal Shop proprietress Mo Yong who I think is one-second away from pledging her loyalty to him cuz he’s just that hot lol. I totally think there is ANOTHER drama out there starring Princess Pyeongyeong and her first love Teacher Go where they cannot be together because his dad killed her mom and is also going to kill her dad too. Alas this is not that drama.