For all the brisk exposition of the first episode "Bride of the Water God 2017" doesn't seem to be in any hurry to get anywhere. We have to wait until the cliffhanger to even get a decent hint that Ha-baek and So-ah are going to start working together. Until that point it's just, Ha-baek wanders around the city like an arrogant idiot, and So-ah fails to solve her financial problems. What about Ha-baek's lost magic powers? Or the artifacts? When are we going to get to that?
There's also a lot of inconsistencies that I can't tell whether they're intentional or not. Like the constant references to Obama as if he were the current president of the United States. Or how we see chronically cash-strapped So-ah taking a taxi barely a scene after Soo-ri explains to Ha-baek that they can't take taxis anymore because they're almost out of money. Are these contradictions owing to the stupidity of the characters, or is it just sloppy writing?