Bride of the Water God

Bride of the Water God


Bride of the Water God tells the story of a doctor who discovers that she is a servant of a Water God who descends from the Water Kingdom to find the stones he needs to become the emperor of the Realms of the God. It centers on the turns of events in her life after she meets the Water God, with whom she will truly fall in love with over time.


General Information

  • Status: ONGOING
  • Drama Title: Bride of the Water God
  • Other Titles: The Bride of Habaek
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Director: Kim Byung-soo
  • Writer: Jung Yoon-jung
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: July 3 – August 22, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:50 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon
  • Preceded by: Circle
  • Followed by: Argon
  • Other facts
    • Bride of the Water God is based on a webcomic of the same name by Yoon Mi-kyung which was published from 2006 to 2014 on

Main Cast & Characters

Bride of the Water God Main Cast

Shin Se-kyung as Yoon So-ah, a doctor by profession and servant to the Water God by fate. Her family is destined to serve the Water God for generations. She suffers so much since her childhood years because of the huge amount of debt left by his father.

Nam Joo-hyuk as Ha Baek, the water God living in the modern-day Korea. He sets foot on earth for a specific purpose but he accidentally arrives at the wrong place, a situation that leads him to his search for his servant who will eventually become his bride.

Im Ju-hwan as Hoo-ye, the CEO of a resort and Ha Baek’s rival. He is a young and talented businessman who has earned his wealth in a short amount of time. 

Krystal Jung as Moo Ra, a goddess from the Water Kingdom who is living among humans for centuries. She’s presently living as an actress and has a one-sided love for Ha Baek. She is the guardian god of one of the three stones Ha Baek needs for his coronation to take place.

Gong Myung as Bi-ryum,  Ha Baek’s wind god friend who likes Moo Ra. Having a curious and bright personality, he lives on earth with as much fun as possible. He comes from the Sky Kingdom and holds one of the three stones Ha Baek is looking for in the human world.

Supporting Cast & Characters

(to be updated)


Bride of the Water God premiered with the highest pilot episode rating among tvN dramas in 2017. It held this record until July 26 when Criminal Minds achieved an even higher first episode audience share.

Bride of the Water God Viewership Ratings Data
The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Episode # Broadcast date Nielsen Korea TNMS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 Jul 3, 2017 3.660 4.052 3.2
2 Jul 4, 2017 3.259 3.875 3.1
3 Jul 10, 2017 2.923 3.173 3.2
4 Jul 11, 2017 3.467 3.617 3.3
5 Jul 17, 2017 3.106 3.902 3.1
6 Jul 18, 2017 3.637 4.047 3.5
7 Jul 24, 2017 2.860 3.574 2.8
8 Jul 25, 2017 3.465 3.848 3.1
9 Jul 31, 2017 3.091 3.146 2.8
10 Aug 1, 2017 3.235 3.584 3.1
11 Aug 7, 2017 2.682 2.761 2.6
12 Aug 8, 2017 3.501 3.722 2.8
13 Aug 14, 2017 2.635 2.816 2.8
14 Aug 15, 2017 2.896 3.170 2.8
15 Aug 21, 2017 2.211 2.446
16 Aug 22, 2017 3.158 3.888
Average 3.112 3.476 3.0

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1: The Reason Why by Yang Da-il
  • OST Part 2: Glass Bridge by Savina & Drones
  • OST Part 3: The Day I Dream by Kassy
  • OST Part 4: Pop Pop by Kim E-Z (Ggotjam Project)
  • OST Part 5: Reminds Me Of by Junggigo
  • OST Part 6: Without You by Lucia

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