The Legend of the Blue Sea

Also Known As: 푸른 바다의 전설
Genre: Comedy Fantasy Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast Period: November 16th, 2016
to: January 19th, 2017


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. 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.

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Shim Chung

Sim Chung (child)

Shim Chung (young)

Heo Joon Jae

Heo Joon Jae (child)

Heo Joon Jae (young)

Jo Nam Doo

Cha Shi Ah

Ahn Jin Joo

Heo Cha Hyun

Heo Gil Joong

Kang Seo Hee


Hong Dong Pyo

Mo Yoo Ran

Cha Dong Sik

Kang Seo Hee (young)


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Last Update: December 5, 2019