I’m going to enjoy the second half of River Where the Moon Rises even more now that I know one can’t take K-dramas for granted, who knows what might piss off the domestic mob and have them petition to pull it off air for one grievance or another. KBS has managed to salvage the drama after male lead Ji Soo left when his school era bullying and sexual assault allegations scandal exploded after the drama premiered on the tail end of the unfolding Bullying MeToo movement. Replacement male lead Na In Woo has proven to be just what the good doctor ordered, even better than Ji Soo in every way for the role and his chemistry with Kim So Hyun. I’m a convert towards him and K-netizens so far have nothing but praise for his can-do attitude stepping in ASAP and also for leaving them a good impression in his last role as the second male lead in Queen Cheorin. KBS announced that the production will re-film the first six episodes that aired as well with Na In Woo as the Ji Soo episodes have been pulled from streaming and will not be allowed back. So for the full series to be available for streaming in the future, this is the only way and it also provides better continuity with the same male lead. I hope this production doesn’t burn out from the re-filming hard work but being able to stream the full series will help recoup the cost down the road so it’s a very practical decision. Wishing the cast and crew the best and thankfully this drama is set in the Gorguyeo era based on a folklore so I don’t forsee any netizen complaints on distortion of history even with in the impending Northern Zhou invasion coming in next week’s episode 13.