Na In Woo’s First Full Appearance in Episodes 9-10 of River Where the Moon Rises is Surprisingly Better than Ji Soo in Bringing More Mature Presence to the Role

Man, now I wish I never watched Queen Cheorin because seeing Na In Woo suck six-ways to Sunday in his second male lead role there really was the worst introduction to this actor that could have happened. I say this … Continue reading

Ga Jin Thwarts a Baddie Conspiracy and Gets Rewarded with a Royal Betrothal in Episode 8 of River Where the Moon Rises Getting 6.1%, 8.3% Ratings

It’s episode 8 of River Where the Moon Rises and it’s now clear that the whole male lead swap debacle is merely one of the many problems this drama cannot seem to catch a break with. The writing is simplistic … Continue reading

Royal Machinations Bring Ga Jin Back to Princess Life in Episode 6 of River Where the Moon Rises with Ratings of 6.6%, 9.2%

There isn’t much to unpack with episode 6 of River Where the Moon Rises, in fact there just isn’t much “there” at all. Sageuks are about stakes, ever higher stakes and a real sense of inevitable heartbreak and sacrifice. I … Continue reading

Ga Jin Ends Her Assassin Life and Seeks Her Past Memories in Episode 3 of River Where the Moon Rises with Ratings of 6.4% and 9.2%

I feel like River Where the Moon Rises is a cliff notes version of a K-drama sageuk. I know there is a broader/deeper story in there but the execution jumps briskly from scene to scene without delving further into the … Continue reading

Second Episode of River Where the Moon Rises Has Ratings of 5.8%, 9.7% as Action Moves Between Palace Assassination and Hidden Village OTP Meet Cute Time

After the cutest of cute first meeting moments between leads Kim So Hyun‘s assassin Ga Jin (memory lost Princess Pyeonggang) and Ji Soo‘s Ondal at the end of the first episode of River Where the Moon Rises, I was sold … Continue reading

KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Premieres to Ratings of 6.5% and 9.4% as it Starts the Journey of Warrior Princess Kim So Hyun and Loyal Fool Ji Soo

A nice start to the lunar year of the ox so far with no big bad news around the world and for the first K-drama to premiere in this metal ox year KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises is … Continue reading

River Where the Moon Rises Releases New Group Poster and Stills of Each Lead Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji Hoon, and Choi Yu Hwa

I think by aging down the leads of River Where the Moon Rises from the first concept when veteran stars were courted for the roles, it will end up having a broader I-audience appeal due to the Hallyu popularity of … Continue reading