Top 5 reasons why you should watch River Where The Moon Rises NOW

We have made a comprehensive list of all the reasons why you should be tuning into River Where The Moon Rises if you haven't already.
Top 5 reasons why you should watch River Where The Moon Rises NOW
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River Where The Moon Rises is a Sageuk (historical drama). Based on the novel Princess Pyeonggang by author Choi Saggyu, it narrates the passionate love story between Pyeong Gang, played by Kim So Hyun, who was born a princess and raised as a soldier and General On Dal, played by Ji Soo, and how they must overcome numerous challenges and face all kinds of adversities to protect their love. The show has been doing very well since it began airing last month and has been taking over hearts and ratings since. But for those who haven't watched the show yet, we list down 5 reasons why you must watch the drama now.

1. Kim So Hyun - The queen of duality

Yes, Kim So Hyun is the undisputed queen of duality. She can be soft-hearted and kind one minute and brave and lethal the next. The talented actress plays dual roles in the drama, one of Mother Queen Yeon, and another as the inquisitive Princess Pyeonggang turned into the mysterious assassin Ga Jin. She has essayed a double role in Who Are You: School 2015, previously, but in her latest drama, she takes it to a whole new level of daebak!

2. Princess Pyeonggang and General On Dal

The young talented actors, who had previously starred in the web drama Page Turner, are back albeit in full-fledged lead roles. Kim Ji Soo and Kim So Hyun share undeniable chemistry as she portrays Princess Pyeonggang and the deadly Assassin Ga Jin, while he portrays general On Dal.

3. Kang Ha Neul

Do we even need to spell out the reason? Kang Ha Neul is one of the most talented actors out there and he particularly shines in Sageuk dramas. So it is no surprise that Ha Neul is terrific in his cameo role as General On Hyeop, General On Dal's father. He is strong, moral and always admirable. It also marks a  reunion between Ji Soo and Kang Han Neul since they last starred in another Sageuk masterpiece, Moonlovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

4. Action & Cinematography

Period Historicals or Sageuk dramas are characterised by their elaborate and majestic action sequences and breathtaking cinematography. The Palace scenes, the fight sequences and the depiction of the Goguryeo era is beautiful. The way characters showcase their swordsmanship via a powerful yet elegant choreography in beautiful Goguryeo clothing is remarkable.

5. Folktale with a twist

It is a re-telling of the classic Goguryeo folktale but with interesting changes to suit the TV viewing audiences. Princess Pyeonggang is a tough and intellectual rebel, while General On Dal is a bit of buffoon and slow. The cinematic liberties are a breath of fresh air to watch.

River Where The Moon Rises airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 pm KST.

ALSO READ: Episodes 3 & 4 of River Where The Moon Rises raise the stakes as Kim So Hyun discovers her true identity

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