How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, 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, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae's friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung's only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

The Legend of the Blue Sea - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 70 minutes

Premier: 2016-11-16

The Legend of the Blue Sea - Park Ji-eun - Netflix

Park Ji-eun (born 1976) is a South Korean television screenwriter. She wrote the hit Korean dramas Queen of Housewives (2009), My Husband Got a Family (2012), My Love from the Star (2013-2014), The Producers (2015) and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).

The Legend of the Blue Sea - My Husband Got a Family - Netflix

In Park's third collaboration with Kim Nam-joo, they had an even bigger hit with My Husband Got a Family (also known as You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly and Unexpected You). During its more than five-month run, it topped the weekly ratings chart for 25 consecutive weeks and received average ratings of 33.1% and a peak of 52.3%. The series ranked number one overall on the 2012 yearly TV ratings chart. The plot centered on a successful TV director (Kim) who marries an orphaned doctor (Yoo Jun-sang), but her husband finds his biological parents and they happen to be her next-door neighbors with whom she bickers on a daily basis; she now faces the unexpected burden of having to build a relationship with her new-found in-laws and their sprawling extended family. Producer Kim Sung-geun attributed its success to the increasing popularity of TV dramas that portray the lives of working women in their 30s and 40s, a genre in which Park is one of the most high-profile Korean screenwriters. Kim Nam-joo described Park as being “able to take a double-edged approach to her subject matter. The tone is both comical and serious, without getting too skewed to one side.” Though this was her first weekend family drama, Park was praised for being well-versed in dialogue that resonated with modern-day women, and developing multiple characters in the 19-member ensemble cast. She won recognition for her writing from several organizations, including the Korea Drama Awards, the K-Drama Star Awards, and the KBS Drama Awards.

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