Hey fantasy fans! I have brought you another amazing series to watch. “Legend of the blue sea” is a fantasy Korean TV Series which takes place in two different time periods.
This story is about a mermaid, Shim Cheong and a man, Heo Joon-jae, who is a con-artist. Oh, and it’s a love story. It’s a story of fate, reincarnation and accomplished love. Their tale is contrasted with their Jason era incarnations, a town head, Kim Dam-ryeong and a mermaid Se-Hwa.
Se-Hwa and Kim Dam-ryeong
A mermaid saves a nobleman’s son named Kim Dam-ryeong from drowning during the Joseon era. After this, the two of them become close friends and Dam-ryeong names her Se-Hwa, meaning “bright-shining child” after his deceased sister. They keep spending time with each other and they fall in love, despite being from two different worlds. Se-Hwa wants to turn her fishtail into human legs, and live on land with Dam-ryeong. But she is unable to do so because she hasn’t reached adulthood yet. On the other hand, Dam-ryeong is forced to take up an arranged marriage. Se-Hwa is devastated by this news and decides to leave Dam-ryeong forever. But Dam-ryeong’s love for Se-Hwa forces him to leave his wife after marriage and goes to the sea to find Se-Hwa, when he is unable to find her, he drowns himself because he knows that way Se-Hwa will come to save him.
Se-Hwa save Dam-ryeong and erases his memory of her and the love they shared so that he won’t come to find her again. After years of separation, their paths cross again. They are both adults by the time. Se-Hwa is captured by the village when is found stuck in a cave after a storm. She is brought before Dam-ryeong who is now a town official. Dam-ryeong doesn’t remember her but he takes pity on her and hence e releases her. This act angers town’s inn head (nobleman) Yang who plan to steal the mermaid for his own benefit and also overthrow Dam-ryeong and he kills anyone who comes in the way. So, he starts to spread rumours that Dam-ryeong is not fit to rule because he is bewitched by a wicked mermaid.
Yang is able to capture Se-Hwa again when the village falls into panic. Dam-ryeong arrives to save Se-Hwa and finds her tied and tortured to extract her tears that turn to rare pearls. On the other hand, Dam-ryeong had been having dreams of his future self and the troubles they have to go through (because of the reincarnation of Yang). So, he commissions an artefact— a time capsule, containing his portrait and a message to his future self warning that “everything is repeating itself” and that he has to protect the girl from the reincarnation of Yang and anyone related to him.
Dam-ryeong is now determined to bring Yang’s crimes out and finish him. But he is exiled and removed from his position because of the rumours. Yang starts to search for Se-Hwa again while Dam-ryeong is being escorted to for his exile on a boat. Dam-ryeong suspects that Yang is searching for Se-Hwa again and urges to turn the boat around. The mermaid was being attacked, Dam-ryeong fights and jumps in the water to save her just as a harpoon penetrates him from the back. Se-Hwa is heartbroken and she thrusts the harpoon through his body and stabs herself. Yang and his wife are executed after the officials who survived the fight clear Dam-ryeong of the false allegations.
Joon-Jae and Shim Cheong
Shim Cheong and Joon-jae’s story take place in the modern-day. Joon-Jae runaway away from home after the divorce of his parents. His father marries another woman and adopts her son and his mother works as a housekeeper. Joon-jae becomes a con-artist during the search for his mother. He is a skilled hypnotist and conducts scams with his mentor. After pulling off a big scam, he flies to Spain for a vacation.
There, he meets an unusual woman who breaks into his hotel room. Oh! Did I tell you it is a comedy too? So, after breaking into his hotel room, this strange woman eats whatever she can lay her hands on wears his hoodie with the hanger itself, while the hanger is still hung. And she punches him into another week (metaphor), when he tries to get her off of the hanger. He then calls cops on her, but retrieves her being curious of the jadeite bracelet she was wearing.
It was indeed priceless. Although Joon-Jae was only taking her everywhere with him because of that bracelet, but she had developed a liking towards him. He also named her Shim Cheong. The two of them grow close after a rich businesswoman, who had fallen victim to one of his scams, hired gunmen to capture or kill him. The chase continues until they run off to a cliff from where Cheong takes his hand and jumps in the sea. Cheong erases all his memories of her after he had seen her in her mermaid form, but promises to follow him Seoul.
Joon-jae is the son of a wealthy businessman who still intends to inherit his will to Joon-jae. His wife, Kang Seo-hee hires a fugitive named Ma Dae-young to finish off Joon-jae so that her son and she inherit all of Heo Il-joong’s property. She has been giving him small doses of poison that would blind him and ultimately kill him. By the way, Knag Seo-hee is the reincarnation of Yang’s wife and Ma Dae-young is the incarnation of yang.
Cheong has finally arrived in Seoul and is searching for Joon-jae. After she has arrived, Nam-doo refers to her as the woman whose picture he had sent, but she is reluctant to remind Joon-jae anything even after asking. He then throws her out of his house and Ma Dae-young sees him, after which he starts having dreams of the past. Will Joon-jae be able to protect Cheong in this life? Watch for yourself and enjoy!