Created by Park Young-soo
Directed by Jin HyukPark Seon-Ho
Theme music composer Ryo Yoshimata
Final episode date 25 January 2017
Number of episodes 20
Written by Park Ji-eun
Starring Jun Ji-hyunLee Min-ho
First episode date 16 November 2016
Original network SBS
No. of episodes 20 + 1 special
|Cast Lee Min‑ho, Jun Ji‑hyun, Kal So‑won|
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The Legend of the Blue Sea - Trailer 2 | Lee Min Ho & Jun Ji Hyun 2016 Korean Drama
The Legend of the Blue Sea (Hangul: 푸른 바다의 전설; RR: Pureun bada-ui jeonseol) is a South Korean television series starring Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho. It aired on SBS every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST) started from 16 November 2016 until 25 January 2017.
- The Legend of the Blue Sea Trailer 2 Lee Min Ho Jun Ji Hyun 2016 Korean Drama
- Special appearances
- International broadcast
Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea's first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who capture and kidnapped a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a Joseon noble family named Kim Dam-ryeong (Lee Min-ho) and a mermaid he named Se-hwa (Jun Ji-hyun). When Dam-ryeong was a kid, he almost drowned but was saved by a mermaid. Following the incident, they became friends and Dam-ryeong named her Se-hwa, after his younger sister. They ended up falling in love, but one day Dam-ryeong was forced by his family to marry another girl. Devastated by the news, Se-hwa decides to leave Dam-ryeong forever and erased all his memories of her and their love. However, fate brings them back together and they tried to escape from humans who were going to separate them. Fearing that the same ill-fate that afflicts himself and Se-hwa will replay itself, Dam-ryeong sends an artifact to be discovered in the future to try and warn his future self.
The fates of Dam-ryeong and Se-hwa become entwined with their modern-day incarnations. Dam-ryeong was reborn as Heo Joon-jae, a charming con-artist. He meets a mermaid who looks like Se-hwa (whom he later named Shim Cheong) in Spain, and she was quickly besotted by him. Linked by dreams and mysterious artifacts, Joon-jae learns of Dam-ryeong's world and his own fate, as he tries to prevent the same tragedy from befalling.
A con-man and Joon-jae's mentor. He trained Joon-jae to be a great con-man along with him. His Joseon incarnation is Park Moo, who worked with Joon-jae's stepbrother in their past lives. It was later revealed that his loyalty towards Dam-ryeong and Joon-jae prevailed over his stepbrother in the Joseon era and modern day respectively.
A genius hacker and a con-man together with Joon-jae and Nam-doo. A quiet person who likes to play computer games. He initially has a secret crush on Shim Cheong, but ended up falling for Shi-ah.
Joon-jae's university junior who has an unrequited love for him, and a researcher at KAIST. Through her job she discovered some artifacts related to Dam-ryeong from the Joseon era and helped Joon-jae discover his past identity. She was revealed to be the deceased wife of Dam-ryeong in the Joseon era.
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Filming began on August 19, 2016 in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. The production team then flew to Palau to film underwater scenes. The cast and crew flew to Spain on September 11 where they filmed in A Coruña, Ribadeo, Lugo, Tossa de Mar and in Castell de Santa Florentina. The first script reading was held on October 8, 2016, two months after production began, due to the busy schedules of the actors. It lasted three hours and covered the first four episodes.