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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. 201
    Renzy Says:

    Jeon jihyun always the best the rapport between hers and lee minho so convincing thats why me and my family so addictive to this drama….

  2. 202
    orlar Says:

    I will so much miss my namja lee min ho…I will wait for u my Korean crush and congratulations to jun ji hyun

  3. 203
    Sheila Gay Simbulan Says:

    OMG! at first dont have the interest on watching this drama bcoz of house chores and my 1 and half year old child..when many beautiful things read about I gave myself a time to seat and watch it but its already late at night 11pm(Philippine Time) and now it all started I watch it that same night straight 4hrs for the 4 episodes..now am waiting on the Episode 13!! when not yet aired I always start on episode 1 or back to the last 2 episodes..
    Keep it up guys!!! Good Luck and more sweet episodes to come!!! Aja!!

  4. 204
    Mana Says:

    TLotbs.is the best forever<3<3<3

  5. 205
    Regie Says:

    Done watching ep.13 deabakkk but.in.the last part gonna makes me cry ….kudos lee minho ang jeon ji hyun so realistic.portrayal to.each others role….love it to the max….

  6. 206
    Sara Says:

    I have quastion!!why rating tlotbs is lower the past when drama is very good&beautyfull???l really wander why korean crowe dis like it!!!!!!sorry for poor english

  7. 207
    Mana Says:

    ep13 very good and sad !!I love it!! Lee min hoo&jun jihyun are the best!! wish more success for them

  8. 208
    MaxT Says:

    I stopped watching this drama after episode 10. The plot is getting more and more boring. This drama is no where near as good as The Heirs and My Love from the Star. I only like one song in the OST album.

    No offense to their fans and this is just my opinion.

  9. 209
    Lena Says:

    Where is ep14????l can t watch it

  10. 210
    Sirk19 Says:

    208: Me too! ✋ Kinda bit dissapointed. I prefer now the other drama with the same slot and time. Gonna wait lotb to finish until I watch it again.

  11. 211
    sue Says:

    208:210 -agreed…kena draggy..stop watching for now..focus on other “Fantasy” drama now..more interseting.

  12. 212
    Selena Says:

    Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho r so amazing couple so far in Kdramas that I had watched. I really admired Ji Hyun given her bests portrays so stunning and beautiful with Lee Min Ho. I’m not her fan but now, I really admired her beauty and acting skills.
    Comparing with Heir and Love From Another Star is totally different, if pairing with the percentage rates. I understand why this drama, percentage can’t reach higher than 25% above because the plot of this drama already well known as children fantasy tales. Who of us don’t know “Mermaid “stories? More or less, all the “Mermaid” stories are the same. Human and ocean creatures can’t stay together, they will meet again in every century or 100 yrs in another life or another islands in Mermaid stories. Most adults or teenages won’t appreciate the plot of this drama, kinda fantasy Mermaid loves but I really admired how wonderful cinematography they made? Both lead actors been selected perfectly beautiful, model figures and attractiveness equal pairing with Hollywood red carpet actors.
    Overall, I enjoyed watching this drama very muc, especially both of them are fashion icon of Korean Drama Industries, keep showing us the latest branded fashion season of the year which I don’t feel any beautiful new actress got the nice figures as Jun Ji Hyun so far. She not just beautiful but slender and tall too make me noticed her as one of the Western Soap opera hit actress, example “Gossip Girls”

  13. 213
    Regie Says:

    Im so excited ep14 whooo

  14. 214
    Angel Says:

    208-210-211@its your opinion!!if you hate tlotbs why comment hear please go to drama page you love it !!!!l love this fantasy drama very much …can t wait ep 14

  15. 215
    Missy Says:

    @Selena i tottaly agree with you theyre amazing actors and actresses especially the lead stars.i.just dont know why the others who dont like this drama needs to make a comment…its TLOTBS page leave it as it just comment on the drama that they love…

  16. 216
    Regie Says:

    Congratulations to Lee minho and jeon ji hyun for.winning an award at sbs …also for ma da yeong special award citation…so excited for tonights episode….

  17. 217
    Yunie Says:

    @Selena, hahaha! I agreed. I always feel Gianna Jun is an Asian Audrey Hepburn as same quicky and active characters as Audrey Hepburn. Most of her movies and dramas are always hit because of her excellent actings.
    Not only she looks fabulous but her icon styling really rock Korea & Asia. I really wish to see her more in new dramas.
    I like her since her first debuts in movie, “My Sassy Girl” but now, I love her more when she started to involved more in dramas. She really can act. She is great actress.

  18. 218
    Mana Says:

    I love this drama ep14very intresting !!! I so excited for ep15!!!!!!!

  19. 219
    Sara Says:

    Joon jae&cheong is soooo lovely l like them .lotbs my fav serise ..<3<3<3

  20. 220
    Sabrina Says:

    This is by far the best Korean drama I’ve ever watched and I’ve watched A LOT. Seriously, Lee Minho is always the best. The chemistry between him and Ji Jihyun is amazing and this drama made me cry on many occasions already. I wish all the best of luck for the last 5 eps and I can’t wait for next week already!! I’m glad to see that the rating are going up!♥

  21. 221
    Renz Says:

    Last part of ep 15 makes me cry beacuse at last after so.many years jeon jae and his mother finally will meet again thanks to shim cheong…so.excited in ep 16….

  22. 222
    Atashacano Says:


  23. 223
    RobinOfTheForest Says:

    Saranghae noonaaaaa,,fighting!

  24. 224
    Nicol Says:

    My love is tlobs!!!l say only please wendsday hurry up l can t wait….lol

  25. 225
    Mana Says:

    fainally tomorrow can watch ep16 I m so happy !!!

  26. 226
    Rachel Says:

    I am just so crazy with this KDrama. I can’t wait for the next episode. Just love them so much.

  27. 227
    Legend Says:

    Whoa im so thrilled in ep 16 lots of twist and revelation congrats to the lead actors and actress staff directors and writer of this drama….best drama of this year😉😍❤👍👍👍👍

  28. 228
    Maria Says:

    Done watching ep 16 mixed emotions especially to the last part huhuhu cant wait.ep 17

  29. 229
    debbie9525 Says:

    Best Drama in all category i think

    See this drama, so suddenly feel love to him- lee min ho@joon jae.

    Ji hyun@sim chung i always adore her…funny and love her ..
    fighting for this drama..mpwuaaahhhhahahahhaa 🙂

  30. 230
    Sara Says:

    The legend of blue sea good&great job!!! Best korean drama forever…wait next ep…<3<3<3

  31. 231
    Missy Says:

    So heartbreaking scene specially in the last part scene cant wait dor ep18…lee minho and jeon ji hyun was so good in this drama daebakkk

  32. 232
    Robin Says:

    Nooo,,episode 17 is heart breaking!!!

  33. 233
    elel Says:

    the last part of ep 17 was a heart break scene from Heo Joon Jae
    Lee Min Ho is a really great actor.

    hope sim cheong and heo joon hae can end up together
    i am both fans of lee min hoo and jun jin hyun for several years
    so i was so happy when i knew they are in the same drama


  34. 234
    Mana Says:

    Lee min ho is the best actor lm sure

  35. 235
    Nel Says:

    What s pity leave 3ep legend of blue sea !!l miss it since now

  36. 236
    ka Says:

    Semoga buat 3 eps terakhir ratingnya akan lebih naik lagi dan ceritanya happy ending,,,buat aku drama ini yg palingnku suka walaupun slalu dibanding kan masalah kepopuleran dan rating gengan drama yg skrng sedang hits juga,,,ayoo semangat the legend of blue sea,,,, fightingggggg !!!!!

  37. 237
    Sara Says:

    Can t wait for ep18!!!lreally like lotbs

  38. 238
    Sara Says:

    I can t wait for ep18!!I really like lotbs

  39. 239
    Regie Says:

    Cant wait ep.18😦😡😵

  40. 240
    Atashacano Says:

    Ep 17 so heartbreaking huhuhu lee minho done such a good acting Best actor awards for sure….thumbs up hes one of the best actors.in korea…singer too…cant wait to.ep 18😉😍😙

  41. 241
    Venus Says:

    Lotbs is the best.congarets lee mihoo oppaa& all actor&acterss&writer&directer…….

  42. 242
    shkbirain Says:

    last 3 episodes, so excited to watch ep 18 tonight. Hooray for all the cast ,crew , producer and directors and to all who made this beuatiful drama. Good work Lee Min ho and Jun ji Hyun, your teamwork surely add merriment to WEdnesdays and thursdays. Congratulations and more power.

  43. 243
    EMILY Says:

    we really love the show here in Philippines lee min ho and jun ji hyun is really amazing in the character they portray.Every episode was touching and funny at the same time,so great.

  44. 244
    Lena Says:

    Amazing drama love it

  45. 245
    M Says:

    remain 1ep lotbs l m very sorry !!!I miss it now

  46. 246
    audience Says:

    My opinion is that the leading actors act so so. They are overrated. Both her acting & her appearance are average. He is neither manly nor handsome. He is just average. They make the drama less interesting. Hm… I begin to prefer Thailand’s dramas. Bye!

  47. 247
    Daebak Says:

    @audience its your opinions go watch thailand drama.you dont need in this tlotbs page…we dont mind you because were a lot of fans of this drama who enjoyed watching it…and please look yourself first at the mirror before you give some nasty comments to the lead actors peace…

  48. 248
    Regie Says:

    Lee minho.looks so handsome in person ibe see him 4th times here in the philippines which cant compare even in our local.actors he has nice built physique and looks plus two dimples which anyone can mesmerized looking at him.We all loved him because hes so nice and always gives back to his fans…we will wait him afte he enlist to military which is mandatory to his country…we will watch over and over again all his drama😉😍❤💖💙

  49. 249
    Atashacano Says:

    Ep 19 waiting to finish eng subs….so.excited….lee.minho congratulations for winning 3 awards at soompi proud to be one of your fans all over the world…

  50. 250
    Flower Says:

    Unniiiii,, you looks so great! Fighting!

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