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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:
Ji-Hyun Jun ...  Shim Chung 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Min-Ho Lee ...  Heo Joon Jae 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Hee-joon Lee ...  Jo Nam Doo 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Shin Won Ho Shin Won Ho ...  Tae Oh 20 episodes, 2016-2017
So-Ri Moon ...  Ahn Jin Joo 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Young-hee Na ...  Mo Yoo Ran 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Hye-Sun Shin Hye-Sun Shin ...  Cha Shi Ah 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 Jung-woo Choi ...  Heo Il Joong / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Hae-soo Park Hae-soo Park ...  Hong Dong Pyo 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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Fantasy still justifies the truth of existince of a lovestory
29 November 2018 | by snigdhasiddharthSee all my reviews

Its been long I have been watching K drama . This movie plot is based on how a lost love story happens again because love finds its way. The story is based on the innocent love of a man and a mermaid . The actor Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-hyun have justified their roles beautifully . I would not shy away saying I like Lee Min Ho, he is too handsome and his different movie character maked me fall in love with him again and again, kind of boxset boyfriend he is to me . Actress Jun Ji-hyun justifies the role of the mermaid. Her features and acting skill looks inncoent to justify a mermaid. The other character in the movie are well potrayed and acted. Its the negative character that maked the protagonist outshine the movie . The character Lee Ji-hoon played leaves a greater effect . The character Lee Hee-joon plays is well potrayed . The actor makes the best supporting role . Shin Won-ho , Shin Hye-sun and Hong Jin-kyung keep the movie light and humour effect makes it relaxing through the tough story line. In short the story line is very captivating and keeps glue to the end . Its a must watch . I can watch it repetitive times.

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