The Legend of the Blue Sea: Lee Min Ho & Jun Ji-Hyun

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Here I am again getting addicted to Korean Drama, just recently SBS released the first two episodes of the newest Korean Drama of Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-Hyun "The Legend of the Blue Sea" and when I after watching it, I was again hooked. As always, it was cinematic, the scenes were carefully shot and the background of the story makes it even more interesting. 

Jun Ji-Hyun is really a one of a kind actress, she can be beautiful and at the same time portray someone that crazy and idiotic but she still manages to look amazing gorgeous while Lee Min Ho does it will his good looks and dashing smile, he can do comedy, action and drama all at the same time. I am really looking forward to watch the next episodes!

Plot:
The last mermaid on Earth meets a genius swindler. The mermaid tries to adjust life on land.

Director: Jin Hyeok
Writer: Park Ji-Eun
Network: SBS
Episodes: 20
Release Date: November 16, 2016 - January 19, 2017
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00

Facts:
Screenplay is motivated by a mermaid story in story collection "Eou yadam" by Joseon scholar Yu Mong-In. Story revolves around county magistrate Kim Dam-Ryung who released mermaids into the ocean.The mermaids were caught by fisherman.
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 Gianna Jun since she gave birth to her first child.

Filming began August 19, 2016 at Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
Filming moves to the island of Palau in late August, 2016 and filming will also take place in Spain in September, 2016.

First script reading took place October 8, 2016 in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading lasted for 3 hours and covered the first 4 episodes.
It will run till January 19, 2017 (20 episodes)

Cast
Jun Ji-Hyun Lee Min-Ho
Sim Chung Heo Joon-Jae / Dam Ryung

Additional Cast Members:
Lee Hee-Joon - Jo Nam-Doo
Shin Hye-Sun - Cha Si-A
Moon So-Ri - Ahn Jin-Joo
Shin Won-Ho - Tae-O
Lee Ji-Hoon - Heo Chi-Hyun
Park Hae-Soo - Hong Dong-Pyo
Hwang Shin-Hye - Kang Seo-Hee
Sung Dong-Il - Ma Dae-Young / Mr. Yang
Na Young-Hee - Mo Yoo-Ran
Choi Jung-Woo - Heo Gil-Joong
Shin Rin-Ah - Yoo-Na
Kal So-Won - Sim Chung (child)
Jeon Jin-Seo - Heo Joon-Jae (child)
Shin Eun-Soo - Sim Chung (young)
Jin Young - Heo Joon-Jae (young)
Kim Sung-Ryoung - wife of Myungdong Capital CEO (ep.1-2)
Krystal - Flight Attendant Min-Ji (ep.1)
Shim Yi-Young - Joon-Jae's mother (ep.2)
Ahn Jae-Hong - swindler (ep.2)
Cha Tae-Hyun - (cameo)
Hong Jin-Kyung - (cameo)

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