On Monday, The Bride of the Water God begins its spellbinding journey into our lives. Actors Nam Joo Hyuk, Shin Se Kyung, Krystal Jung, Im Ju Hwan and Gong Myung are ready to blow us away with their incredible portrayals of the iconic characters in Yun Mi Kyung's magical comic book series. Bride of the Water God is all about a god meeting his human bride, but there are so many new aspects of this series that makes it surpass Goblin: The Lonely and Great God before it even airs!

Here are eight reasons I feel Bride of the Water God will be better than Goblin hands down. 

1. The cast mirrors top models.

The stars of this series are picture perfect as they pose for the camera. They are fully immersed in their roles even for the very first shoot, and we're almost expecting them to walk the runaway any minute. They are stunning!

2. This K-drama is based on a popular comic book series by Yun Mi Kyung.

It doesn't get any more intense than deities, curses, and spur of the moment evolution. Yun's 2006 comic, which was released in Korean and English, was a good mixture of horror, mystery, and romance. She found a way to satisfy every reader while maintaining a fantasy story that was near and dear to her heart. Bride of the Water God already has great roots. 

3. The characters' supernatural forms are gorgeous.

Haebaek's long blue locks are everything! If all the gods/goddesses are as beautiful as him, we are all in. Can we get the name of his stylist?

4. Our actors have astounding off-screen chemistry! 

They may not have known each other before the production began, but they already look like besties! Our main couple is so comfortable around each other, someone could easily mistake them for old friends. Great off-screen chemistry equals amazing on-screen delivery. 

5. Water God has double the idol magic.

BtoB's Yook Sung Jae was the only person representing the K-pop world in Gobln. This time around, we get a double dose of the music industry with f(x)'s Krystal Jung and 5urprise's Gong Myung. I wonder if they will collaborate for an OST single.  

6. The majority of the characters are gods!

It's not about a supernatural being trying to end his life like in Goblin. This time around, many of the characters have mystical powers, and they are more than happy with it. The "bride" might be in a difficult position, though. 

7. It's our girl crush's (Krystal) first K-drama in almost 3 years!

Besides a cameo in The Legend of the Blue Sea, the 22-year-old idol hasn't starred in a television show since the fall of 2014. Rain was her last co-star in My Lovable Girl. He must have made some impression on her that she took such a long hiatus! Thankfully, our girl is back!

8. Because it's summer, there is a possibility that it will have thriller/horror elements in it.

South Korea loves to bring viewers chilling productions during the hot summer months to help them cool off. Goblin premiered in winter, so it was already freezing outside! Since Bride of the Water God starts in July, we can prepare to have the K-drama scared out of us throughout the entire series.

Why do you think Bride of the Water God will slay this summer? 


The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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