Here, we will be discussing the upcoming episode 9 of River Were The Moon Rises. The series is a new South Korean historical television drama that will premiere on February 15, 2021. It is an adaptation of director and screenwriter Choi Sagyu’s 2010 novel “Princess Pyeong Gang”. Yoon Sang-ho directed all episodes and Han Ji-Hoon wrote them under KBS Drama Production. The series airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. KST on the South Korean television network KBS2. The series will air a total of twenty episodes, with eight of them having been released until March 9, 2021. River Where The Moon Rises Episode 9 will be out on March 15, 2021. In addition, the series will air its finals on April 20, 2021.
Initially, even though the series had good viewership ratings, negative news about the main character Ji Soo attracted a lot of negative impact for the series. He was accused of mistreating his assistants and coworkers. Then, the history of bullying at school and its bad character began to emerge. In the end, the productions had no choice but to change the lead actors to save their drama from failure. Ji-Soo appeared in six episodes of the series and was later replaced by Na In-Woo. Even though the production had filmed all twenty episodes before airing, the sudden change of the lead actors made them re-enact Ji-Soo’s scenes.
What’s the Series All About?
River Where The Moon Rises is a heartwarming and true love story of the daughter of Pyeong Gang and General On Dal. Their story of transcending social boundaries between commoners and royalty has entered the history books of Korea. The story goes around the time when Goguryeo was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. Princess Pyeong Gang became the 25th ruler of Goguryeo and ruled the kingdom from 559-590 AD. She was the only woman ever to be the ruler of Gorguryeo. Meanwhile, On Dal is an ordinary person who rises to the rank of an extraordinary general. He married Pyeong Gang and served in the kingdom under his rule. Choi Sagyu’s novel “Princess Pyeong Gang” is based on their story. While not everything in this novel or series is historically accurate, the main plot and events are largely the same.
The series follows the story of the daughter of Pyeong Gang, who was raised as a soldier. She is a woman with big dreams and boundless ambitions because she wants to become the first Empress of Goguryeo. In order to achieve his dream, he stood in front of the obstacle and faced it head on. However, his life changed for the better when he met On Dal. He is a peace-loving man who just wants to live in harmony with those around him. In that aspect, he is the opposite of Pyeong Gang. While On Dal is an oasis of calm, Pyeong Gang is a turbulent storm.
However, the warrior daughter finally finds her attracted to On Dal’s calm and gentle demeanor. Moreover, On Dal also has feelings for the princess. Finally, On Dal finds himself ignoring his principles of keeping the Pyeong Gang safe from warring factions fighting for the throne. Even faced with challenges, the couple struggled through the endeavor, taking it one step at a time. However, this changes when Pyeong Gang confronts some of the most powerful people in Goguryeo blocking the Pyeong Gang road, risking the lives of everyone around him, including On Dal.
What Happened in the Previous Episode?
The episode title is “Punishment” and the alternate title is “Royal Episode”. The episode will be broadcast on March 9, 2021. Here’s a brief overview of everything that happened in the previous episode.
After Geon and On Dal helped Ga Jin, the latter managed to save the woman who was sold to Silla. Ga Jin suggests that the King punish Hae Ji-Weol for trying to sell the women as an offering to Silla.
Besides, Gochuga told Geon that he didn’t have to go to the border. Later, Gochuga plans to get Ga Jin and Geon married. However, Ga Jin and the King did not agree with this marriage, so Gochuga threatened the king. Meanwhile, Mo Yong suggested to Hae Ji-Weol that they should stop the marriage so that Gochuga couldn’t get more power from the alliance.
Preview of River Where The Moon Rises Episode 9: