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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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Official Site

Official Trailer
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. 1
    Upekshya Says:

    I’m waiting for this drama!! Love you Nam Hyuk!!

  2. 2
    chill Says:

    I’m not a fan of the main female cast members. SSK’s acting is too emotionless for me, she is beautiful no question there but she doesn’t express her emotions well with her facial expressions. I will try to watch this for male actors who are in it but I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish it. Please prove me wrong female cast and make an awesome drama.

  3. 3
    Lu Lu Says:

    Exactly, nvr like the female lead, she’s like no emotion, original offered would hv been mch better, moon chae won, dont understand why she rejected the offer, so sad. Since i loooove the male lead, no choice must watch this.

  4. 4
    brownface Says:

    The promo shots remind me of the aquarium scene from Romeo & Juliet movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.

  5. 5
    JL Says:

    I like Moon Chae Won for his female Lead but she declined 🙁 . So GoodLuck for this Korean Series. ^_^

  6. 6
    Dy.K Says:

    I haven’t read the manhwa before, but the original manhwa set in a historical time if i’m not mistaken? At first i’ve been waiting this drama coz good review for the manhwa.
    Finger crossed for this drama. Maybe the production crew want to make something different, like those Romeo n Juliet set in modern day.

  7. 7
    Darma Hub Says:

    I like Moon Chae Won for his female Lead but she declined. I will try to watch this for male actors who are in it but I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish it.

  8. 8
    loulou Says:

    aww why shin se kyung 🙁 I just love Nam Joo Hyuk so disappointing that girl can’t act

  9. 9
    amy Says:

    Kyaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!! i can’t hardly wait…. Please be hurry… I’m so much in love with this drama… Counting days like hell..

  10. 10
    Hannah Says:

    I’m gonna watch this drama mainly because of NJH even though I really really really don’t like SSK. Her acting is so bad. Every time I heard she got the lead female role with great actors, I’ll pray that she’ll improve her acting skills, but never. But still, let’s just hope she won’t ruin this drama as how she ruined When A Man Loves, Iron Man and Sensory Couple for me.

  11. 11
    Era Says:

    I dont like SSK. she has bad acting.

  12. 12
    kuku Says:

    i love the manga it’s very good and i think the historical set up is also it’s attractive point..but as i see the drama in modern set up i am hoping they haven;t spoil the whole story and it’s no point if they cann’t satisfy the viewers..moreover by changing the whole set up from it’s original it’s just making us curious more…i always hoped one day they make the drama of this manga and now finally it came true but am expecting alot so kind of sad too please don’t make the drama to be flop …hope it is exciting

  13. 13
    shiro Says:

    Moon Chae Won acts better than SSK.

  14. 14
    Lisa Says:

    I know a lot of people would prefer Moon Chae Won as she can act way better than SSK. But she declined the offer and chose to act in Criminal Minds drama along with Lee Jun Ki which I think she made a right choice. Though I don’t like SSK’s acting, but I can’t imagine MCW to be pair with NJH, the age gap would be so obvious as MCW has a mature feature.

  15. 15
    N Says:

    Aw, I think Moon Chae Won is more suitable than Shin Se Kyung. But I’m still excited for this. 😀

  16. 16
    Bride of the Water God 2017, o novo drama de romance e fantasia da tvN Says:

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  17. 17
    Freedomdemon Says:

    look forward to this drama!!!!!
    wait for it release!!!!! (*O *)
    thank you~~!!!!!

  18. 18
    Sabi Says:

    i dont think i have problem with Shin Se Kyung. Cant wait!

  19. 19
    simone cato-jack Says:

    i cant wait just one thing wished it was traditional like the manga but still going to watch it

  20. 20
    civ Says:

    I see people who dont like shin se kyung’s acting. Well, Lee Min Ho’s acting is bad as well but people doesnt see that.

  21. 21
    Looppin Says:

    I always support Shin Se Kyung dramas, I love her, she has a pure and clean image, the girl who everyone want to be married.

  22. 22
    Popdatbubble Says:

    I absolutely LOVE the cast members!!! Every single one of them! They all fit the characters really well in my opinion, maybe just the fact that So Ah is supposed to be more emotionless and more dark, but nevertheless I love SSK!

  23. 23
    Chan Says:

    Shin Se Kyung 😍😍

  24. 24
    hana_goh Says:

    i love nam jo hyuk, shin se kyung, krystal, im ju hwan, gong myung.. ahh i love all the cast.. i wish this drama will be next unbelievable kdrama for my kdrama marathon list. hwating all crew !! love you all..

  25. 25
    ikon Says:

    Cant wait I love YG actors :]

  26. 26
    Wiee Says:

    I read all these comments ,and still wondering why they don’t like SSK, for me her acting is good,and who said that he was flat and no expression,as I have watched all her drama mostly she got sad/poor girl in the drama ,and I thought she felt the acting being poor and sad girl which is related with introvert girl and not cheerful girl. Well don’t judge her acting, I haven’t seen her in comedian drama, if in comedian drama she is still the same so I will have same opinion with you guys,but as long as I see her in sad drama story ,nothing wrong about her acting in her drama at all

  27. 27
    Buntith Says:


  28. 28
    vousmevoyez Says:

    krystal as mura not hyera..

  29. 29
    Ellen Bay Says:

    I love Korean Dramas… It started with Jewel in the Palace and my Husband and I have been hooked ever since… I have one question;; Isn’t there a decent knowledgeable make up artist in Korea??? Someone perhaps with an eye for color?? The Women’s lips seems to be painted with baking soda mixed with an Orange dye…And the Men have purple or hot pink lips… The coloring are only on the inside of the lips for the Women… It’s very distracting to the beauty of each character… Korea is loaded with pretty Women and Handsome Men, it’s a pity to ruin it by making them all look gay for Men and lipless Women… Do the Director or Producers see the difference between the make up here in America or even in China!!! I hope someone could do something little research in Cosmetics and how it look on camera…

  30. 30
    Lisa Says:

    @Ellen Bay

    I think when it comes to cosmetics, SK is so advanced in makeup. I’ve been watching korean dramas for a long time and I don’t see anything wrong their makeup. In fact, sometimes I just love how they always do natural makeup look.

  31. 31
    Hannah Says:

    Not bad for the 1st episode!

  32. 32
    Kpopers Says:

    this drama is great and very funny,no regrets so excited for the next episode…….i think if u haven’t read the manhwa like me u will enjoy more but even if u have read it, it still has a very entertaining start and the production said it is going to be different from the book and all actors are doing a great job xo i don’t understand the so called”disappointment”

  33. 33
    Cagalli Says:

    I dont like NJH. He has bad acting.

  34. 34
    tigerb Says:

    i agree with Ellen Bay regarding onscreen make up. it’s not the make up per se which leaves something to be desired, it’s the make up artists who do not know what/how to put make up with regards to the scenes being shot. i’ve watched so many s.k. dramas, at first, i was bothered by it, then i just forego it because maybe they don’t have a high budget for make up artists, or the camera men, or the props, etc. etc. the last comment i made on make up was in the series ‘k2’ wherein the female lead’s face was fully made up when she just escaped from an abbey (convent) in spain! and she was to be a ‘prisoner’ there! bottomline is, if i can’t stand the series, i just drop it!

  35. 35
    Jukbang Says:

    What in the …. that I just watch .. Somebody ?

  36. 36
    Kazuu Says:

    I dont understand why this drama got so many hate. i find the plot is interesting and i laugh so much when i watch this, yes i also pointed that sekyung acting is not too got, also nam joo hyuk. sad, angry, dissapoint all are the same expression. but still i think this 2 eps are fun to watch and i cant wait for the next eps.

  37. 37
    MaxT Says:

    The first 2 episodes were just okay. It’s not my cup tea. 6.5/10

  38. 38
    MON_L Says:

    They have really high ratings for the first episode…

  39. 39
    Maiy Says:

    I think she better than Suzy for acting..Suzy can’t act very well..she got talent because of the pretty…I’m curious why in Korean when actor or actress that can act very well doesn’t can have the best actor or actress in many awards but give to actor or actress that can’t act very well like Suzy..

  40. 40
    Biodata dan Profil Pemain Drama Bride of the Water God Lengkap Says:

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  41. 41
    choopatiu Says:

    wrong choice of lead actress…her acting was bad, maybe better than suzy’s acting but still bad..kim go eun (Goblin’s bride) is the type of actress that is not perceived as beautiful (to korean standard of beauty,but for me she is totally beautiful) but is exceedingly talented,this is the kind of actress that should be given good roles, beauty is senseless when talent is lacking or absent.

  42. 42
    Simon K Says:

    Interesting drama, I like it.

  43. 43
    areum Says:

    and suddenly everybody expert on acting,,i’m not fan of hers but she’s trying the best and become increasing…good luck for this drama (i’m still watching this, still interest and still waiting)

  44. 44
    Lisa Says:

    I’m sorry to say this, but SSK is really bad in acting. I can’t feel her emotions at all. When she’s sad or when she’s happy, it seems forced and not natural at all. And she’s a child actress, and her actings seem to be stagnant and not improve at all. I always try to give her a chance by still watching her drama because she always pairs with my favorite actors, but every single time I watch her dramas, I’d be so frustrated with her acting. It’s already episode 6, and I still can’t say that her acting has improved, and I feel like dropping this drama because of her. I can’t seem to relate to her character. I should feel sorry for So Ah for having all those hardships dealing with Gods’ issue, but because SSK couldn’t deliver, I don’t really feel sad about So Ah at all.

  45. 45
    Henry Says:

    I like this drama. Nam Joo Hyuk fighting!!!

  46. 46
    Yura Says:

    can’t watch anymore… this drama ruined an epic manhwa… the production said this drama is in the modern not historical time.. okay i understand but why the story is too different with manhwa and the different is in the important part such us habaek be a little child in the noon and be a mui in the night who make soah confused to love… the character is too different with drama and the acting is terrible.. for someone who love this drama you better read a manhwa and you will see how much this drama ruined the beautifull manhwa

  47. 47
    Simon K Says:

    This drama clearly is totally different from the original manhwa story, just borrow the names of a few characters and the title, if you watch this drama because of the manhwa, probably you should stop before even start. Otherwise, I think this is an interesting drama. Every SSK drama she got criticized about her acting but in my opinion, she is not great but certainly good enough for the average Korean audience and the producers and directors. Watching drama is like eating, if you don’t like certainly ingredients (actor), nobody can change your mind (and no reason to). For those who don’t like SSK, probably you should stop watching any drama with her in it, she won’t be able to change your mind. I would say at least her acting is better than Krystal (even though I like Krystal’s face better).

  48. 48
    Maiy Says:

    I agree with you choopaitu..that’s the point..so many talented actress in Korea like gong hye Jin good as well..I like her..maybe she not enough pretty but her acting is excellent..but sadly she never have any award before.

  49. 49
    Anju Says:

    Most of the commenter are experts in acting.so they are complaining shin se kyung acting…but can’t see how bad nam jo hyuk acting is😂😂SSK is improving her acting since fashion king…but i can’t see any improvement in NJK…

  50. 50
    agade Says:

    They should have casted Kim Seul Gi as the female lead. Shin Se Kyung’s facial expression is for thriller dramas or movies.

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