The popular Korean Fantasy series airs starting May 8.
Philippine Terrestrial Network ABS-CBN has been announced yesterday through Kapamilyanovelas Facebook page that the Korean Romance-Fantasy drama “Legend of the Blue Sea” airs this Monday starting May 8 together with “Goblin”, but the exact time is yet to be announced in the coming days.
Sometime during August, 1598, newly appointed governor Dam Ryung stays for a night at an inn run by Mr. Yang. During that evening, Mr. Yang shows Dam Ryung a captured mermaid named Sim Chung. Later that night, Dam Ryung releases her into the ocean and, before she swims away, Sim Chung reaches out her hand to Dam Ryung which he briefly holds.
In the present day, Joon-Jae is a smooth talking conman with magician like abilities. He works with Nam-Doo and Tae-O. For their next score, Joon-Jae impersonates a prosecutor and swindles a large amount of money from a wealthy suspect’s mother. Joon-Jae then travels abroad and stays at an oceanside resort. Meanwhile, Sim Chung is swept up in a tidal wave and washed ashore near the oceanside resort. She sees Joon-Jae. (Synopsis from Asianwiki)
Legend of the Blue Sea is the 2016 South Korean television series was aired on SBS from November 16, 2016 to January 25, 2017 for 20 episodes with additional 1 special episode.
Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea’s first collection of unofficial historical tales, about fisherman who capture and kidnapped a mermaid, this drama tells the love story who travels across the ocean to find him.
The said series was written by Park Ji Eun and directed by Jin Hyuk and Park Seon Ho.
The casts are lead by Jun Ji Hyun as Shim Chung and Lee Min Ho as Kim Dam Lim/Heo Joon Jae.