Legend of the Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

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How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae read moreto become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

**Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea’s first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a noble family in Joseon era and a mermaid.

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Chloe
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Dec 10, 2016
  • Overall 10
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  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
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I don't usually write reviews but I felt the urge to do so in this case.
This drama is something you don't see everyday. It is just so well done in my oppinion. Already rewatched all the available episodes thirce!
The actors, the music, the atmosphere, everything is perfect.
It also has so many life lessons, and really makes you think about life itself. I recommend to anyone to watch this, you read more will not regret it. The comedy in this drama is something I rarely met. I actually laughed till I cried.

10/10 this is a must watch!

Also if you enjoy fantasy/mystery/sci fi and comedy this is just for you. It resembles somehow my love from another star, given the fact that we have the same actress in both and the story has the same feeling to it.
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Roselyn Paimalan
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20 days ago
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,i love this drama!... Especially the actress who performed a great acting and has a sense of humor!...The character of the funny mermaid fits to the characters of the actress well..But Lee min Ho is a nut when it comes in kisseng scene...He looks like a maniquen, he is lacks of romance...I love Lee Jung SUK rather than Lee min Ho when it comes in kisseng scene....Lee Jung SUK is very hot read more guy who know tomplay well his role...
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Supernatural, spunky female lead (ghost in Arang, mermaid in Legend) with a male lead that starts off indifferent but changes because of the female. Both males have to protect the females throughout the drama. Both males are also looking for their mothers. Both have fantasy, mystery, comedy, drama and romance, and both are based off Korean folktales.
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The two of them about two lifetimes one in the past and one in the present and they are trying to change the history maybe in a different way but for me i think they are really similar and the both of them are good
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    xcrystalstarx 23 hours ago
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    xcrystalstarx 23 hours ago

    I love this drama, never found it boring! I feel sad that it will be ending soon... T_T

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    Haru 3 days ago - edited

    Oh boy... I wish LMH would finally get a role that puts him out of his comfort-zone... like playing a gay best friend or an incredibly funny weirdo or whatever. This kind of role is so incredible boring, and makes him look like the worst actor of all time. I wished for more variety when I started watching this... but yeah... LMH stays the same like he did in previous dramas.

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      Kimcat177 10 hours ago

      In Personal Taste LMH played a character who was pretending to be gay and was acting as the main girls friend (hell he purchased pads for her) ^^

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      Haru 10 hours ago

      I've seen Personal Taste as well. But his role wasn't that overwhelming tbh^^

      The whole drama wasn't that special as well >D

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      Mikhal 3 hours ago

      You should catch him up in Faith. I think it's his best drama up to date.
      Overall, I think he's doing historical type quite well. In the scenes here when he acts like the "past him", he shines much more.

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    Elfinia 3 days ago

    Why

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    Elfinia 3 days ago

    No

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    Elfinia 3 days ago

    Really

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    Vivian 4 days ago - edited

    I stopped at episode 3... and I normally do not drop dramas especially with this sort of cast.. (besides Heirs, but I'm assuming this isn't a disaster like Heirs)
    I'm assuming I should continue watching? I feel like I should give this another shot; I didn't like how confusing the whole situation was but seeing all this hype, I hope its not just the Lee Min Ho craze lol

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      elvirad 4 days ago

      Imo LOTBS definitely better than the Heirs. I don't get that LMH craze either, never been a fan of him but I can say his acting is improving in this. I also didn't like this drama that much at first, but it's getting better & their comedic part is hilarious

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      Vivian 3 days ago

      Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the first three eps in terms of comedy, but in general the plot seemed all over the place. But I will definitely give this a shot again... in the near future lol

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      Alessa 1 day ago - edited

      it gets kind of (just kind of) better in the last episodes but... It's not as good as my expectations were...
      And yes, LMH is better, he's learning to cry at least (and I'm saying this as a fan).

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      Vivian 1 day ago

      oh boy.. kind of? is that "kind of" worth 13 hours of my life?? haha

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    XingBack 4 days ago

    I'm not really interested in the dysfunctional family mess going on, but besides that I love Shim Chung... and Heo Joon Jae is cheesy and not that interesting, but I'm happy he is changing and he's showing improvement when he's with Shim Chung...

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    Herison 4 days ago - edited
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    Herison 4 days ago

    Wow how the episodes can be so good? I'm loving this drama. It's Lee Min Ho's best performance ever.

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    eoniii 4 days ago - edited

    The latest episode is just so heartbreaking. :(( (and LMH's acting really improved!)
    To make it worse, Nam Doo is really greedy! T.T One more problem for you Joon Jae-ah.

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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Nov 16, 2016 to Jan 25, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 2,343 users)
  • Ranked:

    #271
  • Popularity:

    #19

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