The Legend of The Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) K-Drama
”The last mermaid on Earth meets a genius swindler. The mermaid tries to adjust life on land.” - goes the basic plot for the upcoming “THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA” (푸른 바다의 전설) television series from South Korea, which undoubtably reads pretty cliched and childish (think “The Little Mermaid”) … BUT, you put actress Gianna Jun (Jun Ji-Hyun) in the mix? Check out the trailer, and you’d see her kookiness and dorkiness become a charm to look forward to!
In Singapore, we call this “xiao char bor” (“crazy woman”) hahahahahaha
Directed by Jin Hyeok (“Master's Sun”), and as importantly; written by Park Ji-Eun - who wrote “My Love From the Star” (LOVED) and “The Producers” (ALSO LOVED), I have no doubt this’ll at the very least entertaining, not in the usual expected cliched South Korean TV shows-way…??? But of course I am biased, becoz “GIANNA JUN”.
I’m a sucker for Rom-Coms too, so this’ll work nicely, thanks :)
And seems “time travel” is the latest tv-trend (at least in Western offerings, such as; “Timeless”, “Frequency”, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” hahaha).
“The Legend of The Blue Sea" takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Jealousy Incarnate" (which I had just completed and adored - review on this blog soon-soon!), with the first episode airing November 16th, 2016 in Korea, and as per usual scheduled to reach Singapore cable Thursdays and Fridays!
"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." (asianwiki.com)
- Filming began August 19, 2016 at Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
- Filming moves to the island of Palau in late August, 2016
- Filming will also take place in Spain in September, 2016.