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Legend of the Blue Sea 

Pooreun Badaui Junsul (original title)
The television series centers on the love story of Heo Joon Jae, who is a clever con-man, and a mermaid named Shim Chung, who falls in love with him.
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Series cast summary:
Jun Ji-Hyun ...  Shim Chung 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Lee Min-Ho ...  Heo Joon Jae 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Hee-joon Lee ...  Jo Nam Doo 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Shin Won Ho ...  Tae Oh 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Hye-Sun Shin ...  Cha Shi Ah 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Moon So-ri ...  Ahn Jin Joo 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Na Young-Hee ...  Mo Yoo Ran 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Sin-hye Hwang ...  Kang Seo Hee 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Ji-Hoon Lee ...  Heo Chi Hyun 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Dong-il Sung ...  Lord Yang / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Jung-woo Choi ...  Heo Il Joong / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Hae-soo Park ...  Hong Dong Pyo 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea's first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who captured and kidnapped a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a Joseon noble family named Kim Dam Ryung (Lee Min Ho) and a mermaid he named Se Hwa (Jun Ji Hyun). Sometime during August, 1598, newly appointed governor Kim Dam Ryung stays for a night at an inn run by Lord Yang (Sung Dong Il). During that evening, Lord Yang shows Dam Ryung a captured mermaid named Se Hwa. Later that night, Dam Ryung releases her into the ocean and, before she swims away, Se Hwa reaches out her hand to Dam Ryung which he briefly holds. In the present day, Heo Joon Jae is a smooth talking conman with magician like abilities. He works with Jo Nam Doo and Tae Oh. For their next score, Joon Jae impersonates a prosecutor and swindles a large amount of money from a wealthy suspect's mother. Joon Jae then escapes to Spain and stays at an oceanside resort. Meanwhile, Shim ...

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Drama series will be the last acting role for actor Lee Min Ho before he enters into the military for approximately 2 years. Drama series is also the first acting role for actress Jun Ji Hyun since she gave birth to her first child. See more »

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Performed by Lee Jae-Hwan (as Ken) (VIXX)
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Wonderful, romantic and so funny!
9 September 2020 | by alexandra-42857See all my reviews

I really loved this series. I wasn't sure about the mermaid aspect but as usual I was pleasantly surprised at how well it was done. The characters were lovely, most especially the leading lady. She was so pretty, vulnerable, tough and endearing all at the same time. The were many really funny moments in this without any over-the-top side characters. And the balance of tension, drama, comedy and romance was perfect. One of my favourite K-dramas.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 November 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Blue Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Palau

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$19,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1080i(HDTV)
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