Memory Recovered Ga Jin Tries to Run Away From Her Princess Identity in Episode 4 of River Where the Moon Rises with 6.3%, 10% Ratings

Four episodes in and I like but just can’t love KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises. Conversely I was madly in love with leading lady Kim So Hyun‘s prior sageuk Tale of Nokdu at the same point in the drama. All my earlier quibbles with this drama’s abrupt directing and rather skimpy storyline are still here but so are all the great things including a well matched OTP in opposites attract. a gaggle of kind hearted extended family and friends to the OTP, and the broodiest second male lead caught between first love princess and being the son of a power hungry bastard and the subordinate of a mad king. I’m sure eventually Ga Jin will go back to the Palace and become the Princess likely for revenge against those who set up her mom and General On to be killed by her dad and in the process take out all the baddies one by one. It’s nice that she gets some time in the mountains pretending to be a nobody and having Ondal dote on her but he’s got to get more purpose in life than taking care of Ga Jin, and doing so in a way that puts his village in danger to boot. The second female lead doesn’t interest me (yet) and I’m annoyed at how Go Geun is being wasted on his limited screen time.

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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

Ji Soo Embodies the Perfect Lunky Devoted Male Lead to Princess Warrior Kim So Hyun in New Teaser for KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises

It’s male lead Ji Soo‘s turn in the spotlight for the promos of upcoming KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises and oh boy I’m ready to do an about turn on his casting. His first sageuk outing was rough … Continue reading

KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Releases Teaser Poster and New Striking Action Stills

I hope the production has enough footage in the bank when KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises premieres next month in February because I can see delays due to COVID-19, the winter weather, lunar new year and the like … Continue reading