Kim So-hyun in a still from River Where the Moon Rises. There’s plenty going on in this period drama, but it is hampered by clunky scripting and uneven casting. Photo: Viu
Kim So-hyun in a still from River Where the Moon Rises. There’s plenty going on in this period drama, but it is hampered by clunky scripting and uneven casting. Photo: Viu

K-drama River Where the Moon Rises: period action-romance has too many moving parts and too few sparks

  • Kim So-hyun and Ji Soo reunite five years after youth drama Page Turner to play the protagonists of a classic Goguryeo folktale
  • There’s plenty going on in this period drama, and a refreshingly strong woman character, but the series is hampered with clunky scripting and uneven casting

Kim So-hyun in a still from River Where the Moon Rises. There’s plenty going on in this period drama, but it is hampered by clunky scripting and uneven casting. Photo: Viu
Kim So-hyun in a still from River Where the Moon Rises. There’s plenty going on in this period drama, but it is hampered by clunky scripting and uneven casting. Photo: Viu
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