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Title: 하백의 신부 2017 / Bride of the Water God 2017
Also Known as: The bride of Habaek
Chinese Title: 河伯的新娘 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Broadcast network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Period: 2017-July-03 to 2017-Aug-22
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:50


Based on webcomic Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi Kyung which was published from year 2006 to 2014 via cartoon.media.naver.net.

This drama is about a female doctor, So Ah (Shin Se Kyung) who gets offered as a sacrifice to the water god Ha Baek (Nam Joo Hyuk), and becomes his slave.


Main Cast

Nam Joo Hyuk as Ha Baek
Shin Se Kyung as Yoon So Ah
Choi Ji Won as So Ah (young)
Im Ju Hwan as Shin Hoo Ye
– Kim Tae Yool (김태율) as Hoo Ye (young)
Krystal Jung as Moo Ra
Gong Myung as Bi Ryum

The Gods

Lee Kyung Young as Dae Sa Je (high priest of water nation)
Park Kyu Sun as Nam Soo Ri (Ha Baek’s attendant)
Lee Dal Hyung as Joo Gul Lin (junior god)
Kim Tae Hwan as (junior god)

The Human

Shin Jae Hoon as Yoo Sang Yoo
– Kim Kwang Hyun as Sang Yoo (young)
Choi Woo Ri as Jo Yeom Mi
Jung Dong Hwan as Shin Dong Man
Bae Noo Ri as Shin Ja Ya
Song Won Geun as Secretary Min


Kim Bo Min as Min Yi (blind girl)
Kim Ki Moo as Manager Bang
Han Sung Yong as Moo Ra’s manager


Yang Dong Geun as monk (ep 1)
Jo Jung Chi as painter (ep 1)
Yoon Jong Hoon as Ma Bong Yul (ep 1-2)
Ga Deuk Hee as bank clerk (ep 2)
Nam Chang Hee as skateboard tournament host (ep 2)
Jun So Min as patient (ep 4)
Im Ji Hyun as Na Bin
Kang Ha Neul

Production Credits

Executive Producer: Kim Mi Na
Director: Kim Byung Soo
Screenwriter: Jung Yoon Jung


Moon Chae Won was first offered the lead female role, but declined.

Yang Se Jong was originally offered the role of Hoo Ye, but declined. The part was ultimately taken by Im Ju Hwan.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2017-07-03 1 3.660 3.2
2017-07-04 2 3.259 3.1
2017-07-10 3 2.923 3.2
2017-07-11 4 3.467 3.3
2017-07-17 5 3.106 3.1
2017-07-18 6 3.637 3.5
2017-07-24 7 2.860 2.8
2017-07-25 8 3.465 3.1
2017-07-31 9 3.091 2.8
2017-08-01 10 3.235 3.1
2017-08-07 11 2.682 2.6
2017-08-08 12 3.501 2.8
2017-08-14 13 2.635 2.8
2017-08-15 14 2.896 2.8
2017-08-21 15 2.211 2.3
2017-08-22 16 3.158 3.1

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV
Trailer V
Trailer VI
Trailer VII
Trailer VIII
Trailer IX

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95 Responses to “Bride of the Water God”

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  1. 51
    Cillyn Says:

    i LOVE the manhwa but i have a feeling this drama won’t meet expectations for the fans.

  2. 52
    Dy.K Says:

    I haven’t read the manhwa, and i’m not SSK fan nor antifan. I’m just a typical KDrama fans that try (so much) to watch this drama. To see how the writer make this drama keep on going, and to see more of So Ah & Hoo Ye…their natural interaction keep me waiting for next ep.

  3. 53
    Lely Saula Says:

    I haven’t watch this kdrama. Is it worth to watch? Info please 🙂

  4. 54
    Jukbang Says:

    Is the worst acting made the drama look bad or the drama is already bad nothing they can’t do about it. You decide .

  5. 55
    Henry Says:

    Can’t wait for episode 8. Nam Joo Hyuk has improved his acting skill. BOTGW fighting!!!

  6. 56
    bluelion_85 Says:

    I just love watching this drama. Its really worth to watch. I’ve waiting for its airing every week to watch it. 😊😍

  7. 57
    Simon K Says:

    I like this drama and want to advertise for it. Unless you like the original Manhwa and hate the producer changed the story or you really hate SSK, this drama deserved to be on your watching list. Give it a chance and most likely you won’t regret that.

  8. 58
    Coolbeans Says:

    The lipstick technique on the women is a called gradient/ombre/bitten lips. It has been a trend on Korean celebrities for over 4 years! A neutral or lighter matte lip color is applied around the edge but not the center the lips. A color is applied at the center. A brush is used to blend color from center to outer edge to get the color gradient. This is supposed to be the younger innocent look. It is also used to thin out full lips which many Korean women and men have. I can’t explain why the loud lip colors are used on men. The drama with the best makeup is Princess Agents the Chinese drama. The makeup that blurs light. It is hard to see bumps, large pores or pock marks. The eye makeup on prince Yan Sun at about ep 49 is flawless!

  9. 59
    Henry Says:

    @57 Simon K: I agree with you.

    This drama is in my #1 watching list. Cheers!!!

  10. 60
    Henry Says:

    @58 Coolbeans:

    I am watching Princess Agents and that is a good drama too.

  11. 61
    Lynn Says:

    I continue to watch this drama hoping to find something exciting and interesting. However, it turned out quite dry. I also agree to somebody who commented that the lead actress is quite expressionless with her acting. What I dislike its her dull expression and her eyes are so piercing and always staring.

  12. 62
    Roshi Says:

    I can’t understand why everybody is criticizing shin se kyung i dont think so that her acting skills are bad i watched her drama “the girl who sees smells ” and her acting was pretty good in it, and in this drama i think that the storyline is not interesting i didn’t read the manga but still this drama didn’t meet my expectations

  13. 63
    Foreign Says:

    I began to Watch this drama 2 days ago.
    And now I can’t wait for the new episode.
    The storyline is very fluid, the casts are playing their role well.
    Shin Se Kyung is doing good, I don’t understand why she is always criticized unnecessarily…

    Everybody has his own mind, but here we don’t need antifans views…

    This drama is very entertaining, it makes you forget your stress…

  14. 64
    Dy.K Says:

    Second lead syndrome! I dunno what make me favor Ho Ye, because even he has a strong character but we can still pity him? Or maybe coz of how good Im Ju Hwan played it? In last scene of ep 10 you can see how well he acted, that face change in a sec. Well talking about experience not like *cough* other actors.

  15. 65
    Henry Says:

    Love watching this drama!!!

  16. 66
    redfox Says:

    I SUPER love it!!!!

    At first, I thought I wouldn’t feel a chemistry between the two. But as the story progress I began falling in love with them. Their gazes, the way they speak their words, their gentle touch, waaahhh…. their love…

    You know the feeling when it keeps you hanging at the end of the episode and you want another more, more, more…!!! I wonder why it has a low rating.

    I know it is quite different from the webcomic but somehow, I also like the twist they made on the story.

    Keep up the good work Nam Joo Hyuk as Ha Baek
    Shin Se Kyung as So Ah! The side casts were also great.! I hope it will the episode will extend to 20!

  17. 67
    Nonuts Says:

    In episode 11, she asked Habaek to read the first sentence from a book. Instead, he read much more. These three lines caught my attention;
    . . .
    “I held your hand as we walked the streets.”
    “The time when the dandelion under the telephone pole shook.”
    . . .
    “I ended up believing that there are no coincidences in love.”

  18. 68
    Che Says:

    This drama makes me insane!!!!I’m so excited I can’t wait what’s happen next….can’t wait for episode 12….for habaek and so ah…fighting!!!

  19. 69
    Henry Says:

    BOTWG fighting!

  20. 70
    Henry Says:

    Yeeessss, I love ending of episode 12. NJH fighting!!!

  21. 71
    Wishfullfilling Says:

    I agree with redfox. Both Nam & Shin Se Kyung are great. Shin is really beautiful. I also like the other actors in this drama. Everyone is doing their role well. Always can’t wait for the next episodes….

  22. 72
    lululu Says:

    I got 2nd lead syndrome. Hoo Ye character is stronger than Ha Baek actually. I know So Ah will end up with Ha Baek, but I truly hope Hoo Ye gets nice ending.

  23. 73
    AriAna Says:

    When will appear the 13th episode eng sub ????? Plssss answer soonnnnnn

  24. 74
    Henry Says:

    So far, this is the only drama that I find interesting to watch right now. Cheers!

  25. 75
    FlowerGirl Says:

    This is one of the nicest Kdrama.. I love the chemistry between Habaek and So Ah. I don’t understand the low rating but they acted well. It’s really nice…
    I can’t wait for episode 15 and 16.

    I like Hoo Ye acting. He’s really good and I hope he get to be the lead actor in the near future.

  26. 76
    tynash chims Says:

    is it worthy watching

  27. 77
    Syub Says:

    I’am kdrama fans and especially fans of NJH. Previously, I didn’t like SSK acting in other drama. But, I think this drama is worth to watch. Chemistry the actors and actresses in this drama are soo good. The story is soo natural (fyi, i didn’t read the manhwa, so i can’t comparing the story between manhwa and drama). I’ll include this drama to my recommended drama korea. So worth to wach!!

  28. 78
    RR Says:


  29. 79
    m Says:

    what is kang ha neul play? i cant see it in this drama?
    and who is habaek mother?

  30. 80
    Hafeez Says:

    it worth to watch it love every second of it…love every character and actor in this drama…if u havent watch it do it so..so sad for the end episode but at the end it end wif happy ending…looking forward for this kind of drama

  31. 81
    shkbirain Says:

    the story is interesting, and nam joo hyuk and shin sye kyung has a good chemistry. i think the level is just different with ” Weight Lifting fairy” perhaps due to the serious story line of Habeak compared to the jolly character of Jung Joon Hyung.

  32. 82
    Simon K Says:

    After finish the whole series, I feel disappointed. The problem of this drama is the story, almost nothing significant happened in 16 episodes. For a fantasy drama, the gods almost never used their power and I still have no idea why they go to human world, I don’t think they “rule” human world. It is not a bad series but it really is not what I expected from the beginning.

  33. 83
    Bunny Says:

    there r 2 reasons why the hell i struggled too much to watch until ep 16
    1)ju hwan n krystal>>their impressive acting and of course their faces
    2)the not so come true of hoye’s secretary and shin ja ya love story>>but shit in didnt happen!!im waitinggg till the last second ok

    the rest just give up guys..boring.and i hate se kyung here.her act get worst along with dat water god.(why she always expose her forehead while talking..every single time..,and when she crying its suck..esp when biryeom try to scare u with rain on the road dat time..awww..enough!>>but i like yr previous projects before,but not this)

  34. 84
    😇 Says:

    I’dont like ssk acting😞😞😞😞pls dont act drama😅😅😅😅😅😅

  35. 85
    😠 Says:

    I love NJH but this drama is boring. dissapointing! hate the girl’s acting,how did she get this role?

  36. 86
    Jengayuputri Says:

    Both male and female lead actors need to work on how they can express more through their eyes and face. SSK expression is so flat through out the episodes, like it’s difficult for her to really open her mouth to express the emotion of Yoon So Ah character. NJH eyes is so flatttt…. arghh! When I watched this drama, the only question came to my mind was….. How come the supporting actors and actresses act sooo perfect compare the leading actors? I love the story though.

  37. 87
    rain hye Says:


  38. 88
    Daisy Vega Says:

    Wonderful drama! I was totally enthralled by BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD! Shin Se Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk are excellent and accomplished actors who made a great team. Would like to see more dramas like this one. Thanks to everyone involved in creating this terrific drama!

  39. 89
    Emma Says:

    The excelence of this drama is the mistery. It will keep you wondering how the problem will be solved even until the last episode! I should say there is a lack of chemistry between the main leads and to be honest the romance is not really touching too, but Nam Joo Hyuk’s acting is great.

  40. 90
    tigerb Says:

    so, so ah is going to live happily until she dies with ha baek beside her. did she ever think that when she is old and gray, ha baek will not age as she would? it was a good story, but there was something lacking. would i recommend watching it or watch it again? if you read the comments above and elsewhere, you decide for yourself!

  41. 91
    N Says:

    NJH’s acting has definitely improved in this drama. His role made him more matured as compared to his previous dramas. This is such a sweet drama and I highly recommend this! 💛

  42. 92
    shiva Says:

    worst drama i have ever watched, male lead acts perfectly but the rest is so rubbish that made me sleep all they way

  43. 93
    lani Says:

    his story is like a goblin is not creative, boring and tele-tele, I can make a better story from the story of this movie

  44. 94
    -Autumn- Says:

    Actually I like NJH’s acting as Ha Baek. He did well. One thing I can’t accept is the female lead, SSK. Although her acting did improve, still I can’t feel the ‘love’ chemistry between Ha Baek and So Ah. Their chemistry is not strong. If the female lead is someone else, maybe the whole drama “feel” would be different and who knows, might score a high rating. Overall, it is enjoyable to watch if you don’t have any other nice drama to catch.

  45. 95
    Soo Says:

    I stopped at ep 11. Find it not interesting anymore. Not excited or looking forward for the next ep or what happens next. Move on to another drama 🙁

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