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Title: 푸른 바다의 전설 / The Legend of the Blue Sea
Chinese Title: 藍色海洋的傳說
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Episodes: 20 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2016-Nov-16 to 2017-Jan-25
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00


Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea’s first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a noble family in Joseon era and a mermaid.

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung (Jun Ji Hyun) is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho), a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo (Lee Hee Joon), a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah (Shin Hye Sun), who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.


Main Cast

Jun Ji Hyun as Shim Chung
Kal So Won as Sim Chung (child)
Shin Eun Soo as Shim Chung (young)
Lee Min Ho as Heo Joon Jae
Jeon Jin Seo as Heo Joon Jae (child)
Jin Young as Heo Joon Jae (young)


Lee Hee Joon as Jo Nam Doo (golfer conman)
Shin Won Ho as Tae Oh (hacker conman)

Heo Joon Jae’s Family

Lee Ji Hoon as Heo Cha Hyun
Hwang Shin Hye as Kang Seo Hee
Oh Yun Ah as Kang Seo Hee (young)
Choi Jung Woo as Heo Gil Joong
Na Young Hee as Mo Yoo Ran
Shim Yi Young as Mo Yoo Ran (young)

Cha Shi Ah’s Family

Shin Hye Sun as Cha Shi Ah
Moon So Ri as Ahn Jin Joo
Lee Jae Won as Cha Dong Sik

People who chase Joon Jae

Sung Dong Il as Lord Yang (innkeeper) / Ma Dae Young (prison-breaker)
Park Hae Soo as Hong Dong Pyo (detective)


Shin Rin Ah as Seo Yoo Na (elementary school 1st grade student)
Lee Ho Jae as old fisherman
Ri Min
Seo Bum Shik
Seo Dong Won
Kang Joo Ha


Go Kyu Pil as Han Sung Tae (Myung-dong Capital CEO) (ep 1)
Kim Sung Ryung as Jang Jin Ok (madam of Myung-dong Capital) (ep 1-3)
Krystal Jung as Min Ji (stewardess) (ep 1)
Ahn Jae Hong as Kim Bong Duk / Thomas, the missionary (ep 2)
Hong Jin Kyung as homeless woman (ep 3, 5, 9, 11, 15-17)
Cha Tae Hyun as Han River conman (ep 4)
Kim Kang Hyun as policeman (ep 5)
Park Jin Joo as ER nurse (ep 6)
Kim Byung Choon as hospital deputy director (ep.6)
Jo Jung Suk as Yoo Jung Hoon (merman / 119 rescue worker) (ep 7, 8)
Jung Yoo Mi as Kim Hye Jin (Jung Hoon’s ex-girlfriend) (ep 8)
Kim Sun Young as woman at the sauna (ep 11)
Im Won Hee as doctor (ep 19)
Kim Seul Gi as mermaid (ep 20)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Park Young Soo
Director: Jin Hyuk, Park Sun Ho
Screenwriter: Park Ji Eun


– The story is inspired by a historical tale about a mermaid contained in a short story anthology known as “Eou Yadam” by Joseon-era scholar Yu Mong In.

– This drama marks the last acting role for superstar Lee Min Ho before he enters his mandatory two-year military service and the first acting role for Jun Ji Hyun after giving birth to her first child.


2016 SBS Drama Awards: Idol Academy Award (Best Eating) – Jun Ji Hyun (The Legend of the Blue Sea)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Award – Jun Ji Hyun (The Legend of the Blue Sea)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Award – Lee Min Ho (The Legend of the Blue Sea)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards – Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun (The Legend of the Blue Sea)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Special Actor (Fantasy) – Sung Dong Il (The Legend of the Blue Sea)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Fantasy) – Lee Min Ho (The Legend of the Blue Sea)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2016-11-16 1 15.4 (4th) 18.9 (3rd) 16.4 (4th) 18.0 (2nd)
2016-11-17 2 16.2 (4th) 20.1 (3rd) 15.1 (4th) 16.4 (4th)
2016-11-23 3 16.6 (4th) 19.6 (2nd) 15.7 (4th) 17.2 (2nd)
2016-11-24 4 17.9 (4th) 21.3 (3rd) 17.1 (4th) 18.4 (3rd)
2016-11-30 5 16.4 (4th) 18.4 (2nd) 16.8 (3rd) 18.5 (1st)
2016-12-01 6 18.1 (2nd) 20.2 (1st) 18.9 (2nd) 22.1 (1st)
2016-12-07 7 15.8 (4th) 18.1 (2nd) 17.4 (2nd) 19.2 (1st)
2016-12-08 8 17.4 (3rd) 19.7 (1st) 17.4 (2nd) 19.1 (2nd)
2016-12-14 9 14.8 (5th) 16.4 (2nd) 16.6 (2nd) 18.8 (2nd)
2016-12-15 10 16.8 (4th) 19.2 (2nd) 17.5 (2nd) 19.3 (2nd)
2016-12-21 11 17.7 (3rd) 20.1 (2nd) 16.7 (3rd) 18.1 (2nd)
2016-12-22 12 16.3 (4th) 18.0 (2nd) 17.3 (3rd) 18.7 (2nd)
2016-12-28 13 15.8 (4th) 18.4 (2nd) 16.0 (4th) 17.2 (3rd)
2016-12-29 Sp 11.5 (8th) 13.3 (4th) 11.2 (7th) 12.3 (4th)
2017-01-04 14 15.1 (4th) 18.1 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd) 18.7 (2nd)
2017-01-05 15 15.9 (3rd) 19.4 (2nd) 18.3 (3rd) 20.1 (2nd)
2017-01-11 16 15.1 (4th) 19.0 (2nd) 18.9 (3rd) 20.7 (2nd)
2017-01-12 17 18.9 (3rd) 22.2 (2nd) 20.8 (2nd) 23.0 (2nd)
2017-01-18 18 16.5 (3rd) 18.4 (2nd) 18.3 (3rd) 19.9 (2nd)
2017-01-19 19 18.7 (3rd) 20.4 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd)
2017-01-25 20 16.2 (4th) 18.4 (2nd) 17.9 (3rd) 18.8 (2nd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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288 Responses to “The Legend of the Blue Sea”

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  1. 51
    Happy Says:

    I agree with #Rifgail, they’re not match indeed, she looks older, if it was Park Shin Hye it would be better because she ´s more funny she could be more humorist in comedy roles and she could act as a dumb / stupid/ idiot roles. PSH is very good actress and beautiful as well.?

  2. 52
    siti abdullah Says:

    it good comedy drama min ho s so cute n handsome i will follow up

  3. 53
    Hannah Says:

    Uh-oh, this drama might face some plagiarize issue from the movie Splash. I’ve watched the movie and yup some scenes are similar enough!

  4. 54
    Legendary Lover Says:

    my prince lee min hoo so deadly handsome and never doubt it.. #Nosebleed
    i love some kind of this storytale, but am I the only one who thought that JJH acting is so weird, i don’t feel like it nail her.. her face look tough to nail the caracters.. the mermaid caracter should be soft, pure, n innocent.. but JJH is.. (i couldnt described it), you can see it from the first time she showed up.. but i’ll try to stick it becuase of uri prince lee min hoo oppa.. <3 <3 <3

  5. 55
    abi Says:

    Weuuwww…kissu scene…jinyoungiiii T.T
    Good enough…i hope he have another scene in another ep…
    That’s not enough yet…

  6. 56
    Gonjeng Says:

    History repeated itself . Rated A cast with crappy drama .

  7. 57
    hyewon Says:

    i think this drama will become NEXT Uncontrollably Fond. people pay high expectation about this drama because the CAST, BUT, the story is __________ “eeemmmmm worst”

  8. 58
    Regie Says:

    Were having fun watching it….daebak thumbsup for all the cast of lotbs….fighting😉👍❤❤

  9. 59
    Montana Says:

    @Hannah I pity you dear… you’re just stressing yourself …you know LOTBS viewers won’t be affected by your comments… you are just wasting your time… but thank you for spending time here in LOTBS page even if you hate it…

  10. 60
    Hannah Says:

    Lol, I still watch this drama. Thanks for supporting this drama too. I just wanna know how would they handle the plagiarize issue and viewers’ opinion about it.

  11. 61
    beautiful creature Says:

    @Montana haha Amen to that . and I love your name It’s suited for her I’m watching LOTBS and weightlifting fairy and I’m enjoying both . but that lady *Hannah* makes me want to stop watching the other drama . People like them are the reason why people lose interest to the drama. They drop hateful comments to it’s rival show…sad

  12. 62
    Susy indrayanti Says:

    Beautiful place…makes me want to go there…

  13. 63
    Sincerely Roni Says:

    I am floored by some of these comments. The comments seem ageist and sexist. IJun Ji Hyun do not look old. She plays a great mermaid. I just don’t get it. Her acting skills go unchallenged. By episode 4 the chemistry between them blossums. No one seemed to notice that Kim Rae Won looked “too old” for Park Shin Hye in Doctors. Smh. Legend of the Blue Sea was overhyped and now some are a little let down. I am enjoying the drama.

  14. 64
    Hannah Says:

    @beautiful creature
    I don’t get it how plagiarize comment is a hateful comment. I commented it at first place to open a discussion and just wanted to see how other viewers’ opinions regarding the issue. Clearly, both you and Montana took it in such interestingly sensitive way.
    Fyi, I watched all 3 dramas, LOTBS, WFKBJ and also Oh My Geum Bi. And I don’t hate this drama, but I don’t love it either, and still supporting this drama for LMH. (Not a big fan of him, but I do watch his dramas) And this drama is highly anticipated drama, so I guess I’m a lil bit disappointed when it doesn’t really reach my expectation. Then there’s a plagiarize issue coming up. It makes me more disappointed of the writer.
    For you to say you wanna stop watching WFKBJ just because of the “supposedly hate comment” from me is so childish. It’s really up to you to watch that drama or not.

  15. 65
    Hannah Says:

    JJH is not that old, but she’s older than LMH. Maybe thats why some female fans of LMH don’t agree with the choice of female lead. But I pity her though, she’s a good actress, but the writer is making her character looked stupid enough in the beginning.

  16. 66
    Regie Says:

    Cant wait ep5 daebakk☺😉

  17. 67
    Regie Says:

    Every episode had a new story that makes this drama so interesting…new casts added and were so thrilled in the upcoming episodes…both past and present story have the connection to each other ….so funny to watch this drama….gianna jung always the best and lee minho looks so handsome and stood out to his role….and the supporting actors too..☺😉👍❤💋

  18. 68
    Andreea B. Says:

    Hi. Put this drama on The Nomination Round at ‘The Best Korean Drama of 2016’.

  19. 69
    AGIT Says:

    Some fans of other being compared to LMH like soo hyun and joongki will be agitating fans here to lose interest ao they can claim that DOTS is more successful, don’t mind them LMH has the most expressive eyes and drama is daebak

  20. 70
    Dramaqueen Says:

    The story is not that bad,i’ve seen many much worse than this,still enjoyable,and most moment laughable,the mermaid of course should look though,she live for thousand of years,she’s not that teenage gal who didnt have any experience in life that only act cute all the time o_O she only look weird because she has to adapt to humas world,quirky,and the actress actually not that old still attractive and match for lee min ho,but i guess everyone has different expectation :p

  21. 71
    Iam Says:

    Dear Director and Writer: Please do not make scenes that are difficult and embarrassingly stupid for this lovely A rated star couple to act and which would waste their potential to give even higher ratings to this drama(esp leading lady’s scenes in ep 2). Hope to see improved coming episodes.

  22. 72
    Regie Says:

    Ive watched descendants of the sun and you came from the star i like both…i dont compare the actors coz they all give their best to their roles thats why i dont understand the other fans gives negatives comments in this drama…ive watch the live interview of.lee minho he says the legend of the blue sea one of the difficult drama hes done so far..some times he wants to run away coz of the pressure ….but because of his fans he endured it all….after ive heard that my admirations becomes double for lee minho…thats why to hell the negative comments about him i dont mind hes forever my favorite korean star my one and only Hallyu star😉💋❤

  23. 73
    Sophie jj Says:

    I agree with @Sincerely Roni
    I don’t feel Jun ji hyun too old for Lee min ho. She still look very beautiful and look younger than her real age. However she look so great with Lee min Ho. A great couple cause they both very tall. And JJH have natural beauty. She is perfectly beautiful as a mermaid. I enjoy this drama. I love them both and I can say I am fan of JJH since the korean movie My sassy girl long time ago. Anyway I’ll keep Watch this drama till the end and I don’t know what will happen but I wish it could be the happy ending love story since I was very sad because of Scarlett heart of ryeo. 😢😢

  24. 74
    Abeeb Hay Says:

    I really like this, can’t wait for E5

  25. 75
    What I’m watching now – dbvdbn Says:

    […] The Legend of the Blue Sea […]

  26. 76
    hyewon Says:

    @ Sincerely Roni : excuse me. Kim rae won is male and shin hye is female. And its common older man love young woman. But if the man is younger, its seem like look the love story of ahjumma and his boy.
    Im not saying that jun ji hyun is bad actress, i just didnt agree if tge main lead is younger like lee min ho. How about song seung hoon or kim rae won. Its would be better.

  27. 77
    Regie Says:

    Tonight ep 5 LOTBS so excited to watch …😉😍❤👍👍👍👍👍

  28. 78
    Regie Says:

    Gonna watch it tonight 😉💋❤👍👍👍

  29. 79
    Regie Says:

    Some fans of other drama said that the lotbs was a over rated story…as if they know the whole story the writers credibility…im not a bias fan but after read some nasty comment i feel like i have to say something ….if you dont like to watch lotbs dont post here degrading comments.just like me if i dont watch the other drama i don post my comment negative in order to boost my fave drama…its simple as that…..peace

  30. 80
    Irene Says:

    THE BEST DRAMA OF 2016!!

    I’ve watched the first 2 episodes, and I really like it!
    I am the big fans of korean drama, and I find this drama is very interesting.
    Jun Ji Hyun is really perfect for the mermaid role. Her acting sure makes me laugh. She is a great actress.
    Lee Min Ho also really good.
    The rating is very high, I hope that it will always get higher in the next episodes.
    Very recommended drama!

  31. 81
    Kuku Says:

    Wow it’s so good to see her again in drama i really love her acting ..it is super duber best of the best…even after having baby she is so beautiful… i am so so envious hehehe and it is a lucky chance once in a life to be able to see ji huyn with my fav lee min ho…. i am hoping this drama will do huge hit with them both doing such a great work together and hope the upcoming story will be more exciting towards ending

  32. 82
    Regie Says:


  33. 83
    L Says:


  34. 84
    The Legend of the Blue Sea Episode 6 Eng Sub - Dramazo Says:

    […]  The Legend of the Blue Sea Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy Episodes: 20 (To Be Confirmed) Broadcast network: SBS Broadcast […]

  35. 85
    nitz Says:

    If you dont like the show then dont watch. Many hateful comments!. I love this series, the actors, scenery, it’s my stress reliever. Feel good drama, make you smile after watching it

  36. 86
    Hannah Says:

    Idk why I’m more interested to watch the Joseon era storyline rather than the modern era. Sae Wa seems like a mermaid with grace and charms while Shim Cheong is just…well as the name itself means.

  37. 87
    Regie Says:

    It gotten more and more interesting ☺and so much funny scene that will blown your mind away….thanks for such a wonderful drama kudos to the actors,directors and writers 👍👍👍❤❤❤ so excited for the incoming episodes lee minho saranghe😍😙❤

  38. 88
    Robin Says:

    I m fan of my Sassy girl, and I love JJH acting here,,, She and LMH drive this drama comically,, DAEBAK!!!

  39. 89
    Lucy Says:

    @Hannah so much agree with u, i like the Joseon era moreeee than the modern one. <333

  40. 90
    Irene Says:

    OMG episode 6 reached 18% rating. Great job!
    Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho daebak!
    The story is getting more and more interesting.
    Totally the first Korean Drama that I watch without skip any parts of it lol
    So excited for the next episode. Jun Ji Hyun is very pretty in this drama. Love to see her amazing long straight black hair. Daebak!

  41. 91
    Mana Says:

    Very good drama I love it

  42. 92
    Fatima Says:

    I really need to say..this is the best drama e v e r!!! Everything is soo beautiful! Well done!
    Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina <3

  43. 93
    De Largo Says:

    Does Jun Ji Hyun really have a baby??? Because she’s still georgeous as ever… Beautiful and slim… She’s just lovely and women must be jealous of her… just like me <3

  44. 94
    Ms K Says:

    This drama is so overrated. It’s so hyped when they did the promotions, but didn’t reach my expectation. 🙄🙄 Sorry, I’m gonna stop watching it.

    Btw JJH is pretty, but the LMH and JJH couple doesn’t seem fitting.

  45. 95
    ms k Says:

    I think the storyline of this drama quite bored..so sorry eventhough LMH is my favourite actor…I recommend u to watch Romantic Doctor…for moment it worth to watching it.

  46. 96
    Mardonna Says:

    @Hannah, before you even stand that you noticed plagiarism the show was hit by The British show Sherlock and the movie the 1984 movie Splash. The news articles were very detailed. If either shows goes to court about it many things could happen; money and removal of this show could be options. So I would suggest watching and downloading episodes to keep. You never know! Guess who brought out the plagiarism concerns?

    Hannah to me you are a true fan. Good, bad or indifferent how would ppl feel if someone took their work without asking or mentioning where it came from?

  47. 97
    Regie Says:

    Haters bygone 😉☺so excited to watch ep 7 …..😍💋❤👍👍👍👍👍

  48. 98
    Nikol Says:

    Great drama!! best actor &acterss

  49. 99
    Maria Says:

    Disgusting shiet lol so funny in ep 6 cant get enough 💋❤its so entertaining light drama which the viewers were so engrossed.it tackles the relevant issue in a realistic way…..

  50. 100
    Susan Says:


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