There’s a new Kdrama in town and it’s The Bride of Habaek. I learned about it thru iFlix while I was browsing. Now I can’t stop watching, wanna know why?
The Bride of Habaek
Honestly, this is a new Kdrama that I recently learned. It’s still ongoing so my other Kdrama friends wouldn’t watch it. They like to watch a Kdrama when it has already finished so all the feels would be just in one sitting. But I personally like to wait and look forward to the next episode.
In Filipino, gusto ko na may inaabang-abangan. Parang pagmamahal!
Oh and btw, I learned about this while I was browsing iFlix and looking for a new series or movie to watch. Luckily, this was already on iFlix. My love for something mystical and mythological led me to watching this.
Instantly, I liked how the costumes were designed and also the make-up! It was nothing like I’ve ever seen before. Figuratively, my jaw dropped!
The series started last July 6 and its episodes are available weekly on iFlix every Thursdays and Fridays. But, you have to wait about 24hrs after its television broadcast in Korea.
About the series
The Bride of Habaek is a South Korean television drama spin-off of the widely popular 2006 comic book series, Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung.
Directed by Kim Byung Soo and starring Korean heartthrobs Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Sae-Kyeong, Gong Myung and Krystal, the fantasy drama follows an unlikely romance between a human and a supernatural water god.
Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) descends down to Earth to meet his human bride, So-Ah (Shin Sae Kyeong) – a neuropsychiatrist who sacrifices herself as a bride for the sake of her village. Set in modern Seoul, the highly anticipated K-drama reimagines fantasy elements from the original manhwa.
We are very excited to make Korea’s latest and most highly anticipated television drama, The Bride of Habaek available to our members in the Philippines, as the first K-drama fast tracked from South Korea! Now, K-drama fans can stay up to date with the latest K-drama craze, with new episodes uploaded on iflix weekly, just 24-hours after their television broadcast. We are committed to continue to bring only the best and most highly anticipated shows for our subscribers.
Sherwin Dela Cruz, Country Manager of iflix Philippines
After learning that, let’s go to why I can’t stop watching this!
Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Watching This Kdrama
As we all know, it’s a fantasy series that’s a television drama of the comic book series Bride of the Water God. What intrigues me more is how they (Koreans) depicted and applied the deities in the modern world or modern Korea.
So, I’ll enumerate those here.
- The plot is new to me. I just finished The Legend of the Blue Sea and Goblin. Both have fantasy elements but not of same level. One deals with mermaids and legends and the other deals with an immortal being who has been cursed for almost a thousand years.
- Lead actor is also new to me. He is the lead actor in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo but I just realized after seeing a few episodes from our local channel. He is a good fit to be playing a deity in the series!
- Since I am a vocal about mental health, I like the fact that the bride is a neuropsychiatrist (So-Ah) in modern Seoul. Others could get to see also how doctors do in this field.
- Honestly, I like how straightforward and compassionate So-Ah in the series is. I just watched two (2) episodes and it showed how kind she is.
- One more thing, this is really a nice series to watch since my boyfriend started watching also. I mean, for a person who doesn’t really watch that much, it must be something! And I’m really trying to convert him to be one of the people who watch Kdrama!
- Lastly, the creative side of my brain is fed with ideas and my heart is thumping again for Nam Joo-Hyuk for his character! Another oppa in sight!
Those are the reasons why I can’t stop watching this series. Again, that’s me. It will always depend on you and your taste as well but I strongly recommend this series!
Photo credits: Google
So, what do you think about this Kdrama?
DawnJuly 29, 2017 at 8:32 PM
I started watching the first episode of this series and I’m already in love. I’m living for Shin Se Kyung, she is so cute and I miss her on screen so this is a great comeback for her. Because I am a Nam Joo Hyuk & Lee Sung Kyung shipper, I wasn’t comfortable that Nam Joo Hyuk will be paired with another lead but then it’s Shin Se Kyung so great. I also love that Krystal is hereeee! <3 and I agree that it’s a new character, I love that the female lead is neuropsychiatrist. Well let me continue watching this now.
sabineAugust 11, 2017 at 10:34 PM
It’s so nice to find something you have such a passion about. I am a big fan of tv, but mostly during winter. I love being outside now in summer. I can’t stop being close to the water and sitting in the sun.
Berlin | Momi BerlinAugust 12, 2017 at 11:01 AM
I am really curious what makes most I know love Korean telenovelas. I wonder if I start watching will i be hooked, too? Obviously the clothes they wear and even the places where they shoot are truly beyond imagination. Seems the production team really put so much effort and resources on them.
Mia FooAugust 12, 2017 at 11:30 PM
this is on my to-watch list (probably after i’m done watching tomorrow with you and code blue S3) not really because the plot entices me (i didn’t bother watching legend of the blue sea and goblin) but because I like the main actor! heh! he was pretty okay in bobogyungshim:ryeo and also so cute in weightlifting fairy kim bok joo.