The Legend of the Blue Sea is an upcoming SBS drama about a Joseon-era son (Lee Min Ho) of a noble family who looks exactly like a modern-day scammer. The link between them will be the mermaid (Jeon Ji Hyun) released in Joseon era who comes to Seoul in modern day. Why does this seem like a genderbent My Love From The Star?
The cinematography is gorgeous but why am I not too hyped about this? I think because these two actors often star in successful dramas that I like but not love. I mean, my last Lee Min Ho drama was the one that makes me think “moment” whenever anyone starts to say that love is something. And My Love From The Star was cool but I wasn’t enamored with it. So I expect a similar feeling here. But them again, I’ve learned to keep my expectations low to avoid disappointment.
That aside, the teaser is pretty and promises us an emotional roller coaster. It’s about a mermaid who holds on to her love for centuries which just makes me go “aww.” So I suppose we’ll see a woman who runs into a man identical to her true love and falls in love all over again.
The Legend of the Blue Sea takes over Jealousy Incarnate‘s Wed-Thu time slot starting November 16th.