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Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho team up in new SBS drama Legend of the Blue Sea

It’s happening, it’s really happening: Jeon Ji-hyun is re-teaming with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun, for a new drama co-starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs), with a high likelihood of him reuniting with his City Hunter director, PD Jin Hyuk. Is China even going to be able to handle the excitement? I half expect the country to sell out of every single thing featured in the drama within its first week.

In fact, reports state that this project is already attracting the highest-ever sum for a Hallyu drama licensed in China, having received an initial offer for licensing rights from a Chinese distributor at $50,000 USD per episode. This is nearly double the current top amount, which was Descended From the Sun at $27,000 USD per episode. That’s pretty remarkable, given that nothing’s been filmed yet, or divulged beyond the barest details. Although, considering that the popularity of their projects did lead to the production of an honest-to-goodness Chinese drama named Heirs From Another Star, it probably shouldn’t be surprising.

The casting of the actors had been previously reported as possibilities, but now we have a confirmation for Jeon, Lee, and writer Park, while PD Jin is named as a probable director. We did know he was talking to writer Park about working together, and the project has been picked up by SBS (where PD Jin is contracted), so I’m fairly confident that we can expect him to confirm. We also have a (working) title for the project and a basic premise: It will be titled Legend of the Blue Sea, and it’s based on the story of the Little Mermaid—the Hans Christian Andersen version, that is, not the sunnier Disney interpretation.

That doesn’t mean it’ll necessarily be a sad story (I expect the opposite, in fact); Koreans and Korean dramas just have a penchant for the story of the sad mermaid who loved a prince unrequitedly, and disappeared into bubbles when she couldn’t bring herself to kill him to win back her own life. K-dramas are a sucker for the angsty romances, but I’m pretty sure we can count on a happy ending. Lest there be rioting.

Legend of the Blue Sea is planning for a 20-episode run on SBS in October.

Via Sports Donga, My Daily

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Nooooooooooooooooooo. Not the sad Little Mermaid, please.

*remembers Surplus Princess* *visits Drama Cemetery and lays another flower on its grave*

(But wouldn't it be awesome if Lee Min-ho is the mermaid this time around?)

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YES!!!

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Writer.,story and Jeon Ji Hyun sound awesome...but..Lee Min Ho..?? crap crap crap crap....It should be Won Bin or Kang Dong Won..

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should be who?

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Lee Min Ho is an excellent actor and wonderful next to your proposal (which I do not know as an actor ) . So I'm sorry, but your "crap crap crap ... " doesn't convince people that your proposals are better than Lee Min Ho.

And Lee Min Ho i like youuuuuuu !!

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OH MY GOD YES. Lee Min-mermaid would be amazing.

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Add my flower too...
Though my girlfriend is a gu-miho gives me warm memories of the story.. Just use it right..

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS

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This is the theme song of the drama. Lee Min-ho will sing it, poised on a rock, to the tune of "Part of Your World".

Look at this chest, isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my abs collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the guy
The guy who has everything?

Look at this bod, treasures untold
How many wonders can one abdomen hold?
Looking up and down me, you'd think
Sure, he's got everything

I've got six-packs and abzmos a-plenty
I've showered so much till my veiny biceps glow
You wanna see my manboobs?
I've got twenty
But who cares? No big deal. I want more

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I love you.

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Omg. I love you.

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There NEEDS to be a shower scene everytime this music plays in the background!

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Wow! You made my day...

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wow! I love youu!

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You made my day

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Aaaaah, memories of seeing the cartoon... you're awesome! :-D

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I can I join in on this

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Ha, amazing comment.

Is Mary reading this? I can see it being used in her new feature. Just change the name to Song Jae Rim and you're good to go....

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I can't " unsee " Lee Min Ho singing it now. He might even be more suited than Ariel?

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I NEED TO SEE THAT, YY.

*Stops praying at the Doojoon-Kim Seulgi Reunion altar and moves to Lee Min-ho Singing Little Mermaid Temple*

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Count me in that prayer circle!

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*suddenly singing it to the tune of the song*

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OMG! Thats hilarious! :D

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I do not know who you are. But we need to become best friends. Like... NOW!

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Bwahahaha!!

I vote this for #1 entry in next week's Beans of Wisdom!

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Who else read this while singing to the tune of “Part of Your World”...
I love this comment! mad my day rofl!

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*made

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Me!!!

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I definitely started to sing in my, ahem, closest rendition of Ariel's voice. LOL. The last stanza has got to be the best... I'm smitten on the "abzmos". YY, can you, like, write out the song please????

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MADE.MY.(MON)DAY. hahaha, thank you!

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Omg! Awesome lyrics! I was totally singing it in my head and the picture of LMH perched on a rock rubbing his ab and chest while singing totally cracks me up!!! HAHAHAHAH

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Where can I download this hit song ? I shall make it my ringtone !

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Genius

"How many wonders can one abdomen hold?"

One Abdomen, Two Hearts

The story of YY's journey to paradise and her true love.
One man of many packs, one woman of deep passions - their fate is sealed when she spots him showering under a waterfall in Nepal. (Why not?) Avalanches and altitude sickness cannot diminish their growing feelings. Will they reach the pinnacle of their love in Heaven on Earth?

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Haha this is hilarious.

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Hi guys, continue singing...

I wanna be where the beanies are
I wanna see, wanna see 'em typin'
Clatterin' around on those
Whaddya call 'em? Oh, keys

Flexin' your abs, you don't get too far
Tan's required to get 'em all chocolatey
Oilin' along down the
What's that word again? Ribs
Up where they bulge
Up where they grunt
Up where they bask all day in the sun
Wondrously free, wish they could be
Part of your world

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You know, it has been a while, but I can play:

Theeeere you see them
Glowing there across the way
They don’t got a lot to say
But there’s something about them...

And you so know why
Cause you're dying to try
You wanna kiss the abs

Yes, you want them
Glistening the way they do
Sure as hell they want you to
There is no need to ask them

It don't take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the abs.

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ROTFL

You are all creative people! Oh my... Can't take that song off my head now. I always love LMH, SIG and SSH article in DB. The comments are always fun, witty, and hilarious, and often times veered to R rated.

Oh and ofc, Rim's article, but well, we know who owns him here, thus we're slightly held back.. ^^

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HAHAHAHA! That is seriously grossly disgustingly funny omg hahahahhahah

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"They don't get a lot to say" - OMG so so funny I'm laughing so much I'm crying HAHAHAHAHA

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Roflmao...you guys are absolutely crazy but hey, this is way way better than comment wars.

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THANK YOU!!!

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You just made my day! I love you! Is it out yet? I'm gonna download it. ㅋ

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OMG. That was the best thing I've scene on the Internet in my whole life. You win for eternity!

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ROFL. I love you guys! Your comments always make my day.

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@YY I love you, u are awesome

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Pwahaha! i actually sang it as I read. Lol~!

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And here I am, reading this while singing...

I volunteer to sing this OST!!! So much brilliance in this.

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He he he ...... very funny Thank you!

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OMG THIS IS... AHAHAHAHAH FREAKIN HELL U R A GENIUS!! Can I post this online elsewhere?

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I don't think that it's october maybe ending of November or Dec

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Oh my...most definately must be.

Think of all those shirtless scenes our merman has to film.

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Writer, check
Actors, check
PD, check
Story of the Little Mermaid, no I want something refreshing and innovative, we already no the story :'(

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LOL - I didn't read the comments before commenting myself and suggested the same thing (LMH as mermaid, or rather merman). Looks like TPTB will have no choice, with the idea being this natural and inevitable!!! ;-)

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I love the idea of a Drama Cemetery...

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Ok but every time you think of Surplus Princess and want to be sad remember this: the leads fell in love in real life and are publicly dating. In fact in the blooper reel for Beautiful Miss Kong Shim this weekend they mentioned OJW's girlfriend (who is currently in Monster as the bratty chaebol princess).

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Omg... Let the comment section war begin. XD
Jokes aside, JJH really is coming back to the small screen already?! On top of that most likely doing another live shoot drama?! Wow.

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EPIC comment war.

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Let's not, please. :(

Comment wars = more comments to moderate = less time watching Song Jae-rim err... working.

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I'm afraid it's inevitable mary considering how the past news about this project went down. :-(

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Let there be drama peace ?

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I'm lighting the candles now...

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Couldn't the commentpalooza be managed by - at the end of the recap where the comment section normally starts - putting links to a:

Recap discussion
Where: It's all about the drama.

Shipper/bias hangout
Where: It's about loving what you love.

UFC Anti hangout
Where: Its great to be e a troll but not cool to be a troglodyte.
Commenters enter at their own risk and spectators bring their own popcorn.

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Why? I can't believe they got the 2 of them to agree to it in the first place?

Or are the comments about the age difference again?

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The $$ is in the Chinese market and there's nothing like continuing to get lucrative Chinese CF contracts than starring in another huge hit TV series.

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what was the war about here? O.o

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Now I get that. Lol. The comments war is scary. I've just seen the darkest part/side on DB.

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For those curious about the comment wars, you might wanna check the linked articles but be warned...they're ugly and one of the reasons that made me not want this pairing to happen tbh. But oh well what's done is done and let's hope people will stay civilized and fangirls (and haters) stay in their respective corners of the internet even if it's just for the sake of the poor DB-team who has to read the comments. :-p

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What linked articles?

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The links at the bottom of this news.

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They are selling episodes to China so will be preproduce. You have to submit the entire drama in full to the Chinese broadcasting agency for them to pass before it can be streamed or aired.

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No! Please let there be no bloody comment wars. I can't stand everyone of us fighting. Peace must reign not war..

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No way this will be live shoot. Pre-produced for simultaneous airing in China is my bet.

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But don't they usually announce it beforehand if they're going for a complete pre-production and simultaneous airing in other countries?
Shooting probably won't start for another month or two and 20 episodes take at least 5 months to shoot and if SBS plans the broadcast for the last quarter of the year, it won't be aired in China until next year since it needs to be approved by the Chinese authorities first which also takes a while.

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Yayyyyyyyy

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Wow ! What a casting coup. I wonder if it'll be pre-produced ?

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The casting is good, but I won't be so sure about a happy ending if it's based on H.C. Anderson version, otherwise what is the point of basing it on that version. Then again if it's not pre-produced the temptation to change it will be high. Personally I prefer more original ideas but will definitely give it a try.

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They might give it the original ending and then have a last-minute save for the mermaid. Korea loves tragedy, but even their most tragic dramas tend to have a happy or at least bittersweet ending rather than a depressing one.

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Just as long as it's not a lame ending. It has to make sense in the larger scheme of things. I can take any kind of ending, but not a lame one *still suffering from Goodbye Mr Black's lame, crappy ending*

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I totally agree about the ending to goodbye mr black

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yeah. It should not take the same road with GG-14 Days as well. What a terrible way to end the drama!

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I had no idea there was such a "parody drama". O_O Almost sounds like an SEO ploy!

But anyway. I'll watch anything Jeon Ji-Hyun and the pairing sounds awesome. For LMH's sake, I really hope the storyline works out!

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Ooooh, I'm getting excited for this in spite of myself. The whole team is just so. much. win.

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I honestly can't imagine them together as a couple and I'm not a fan of noona love (which is one of the reasons I haven't enjoyed "My Love from the Stars" romance that much), therefore I think I'll skip this drama (maybe, if they had cast a younger actress... a random name: Suzy ^x^ lol)

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lol Yes, Suzy is such a "random" pick. haha

I'm curious though, is it that you don't like "noona love" within the story or that you don't like older women acting as the romantic partner of younger men? Because in My Love From the Stars, Jeon's character is actually a lot younger than Kim's, so if your issue is the former, you might wanna give it another shot.

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Actually both, but only if the age difference between actors is noticeable, which in my opinion was the case of My Love from the Stars, while Ku Hye-sun didn't look older than Lee Min-ho in Boys Over Flowers. Generally I prefer characters who fall in love with someone their age.

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Oh, I see. Yeah, I think I'd prefer same-aged couples too, but I'd have to stop watching so many things if I adopted that as a principle.

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I actually hated Perfect Couple because they paired Lee Min Ho with someone older. Then I realized I am so prejudiced. Later on, I ended up loving a lot of noona romances (and dramas with actress is older than the actor in real life) like I Hear Your Voice, I Need Romance 3, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, etc

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so this drama is going to be against kbs iceworld please offer kim soohyun &ha jiwon kbs it's real competition

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wait....Ha Ji Won and Kim So Hyun, you mean the handsome and ever poplular Kim So Hyun? I never heard about this, this is news to me.

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Or, it could cast Kim Soo-hyun and Suzy? Or KSH and Park Shin-Hye?? Or KSH and Park Min-young??? Hahaha...

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I'm hoping Jeon Ji-hyun's character will be a single mother so she can cart her new baby around the set!

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Wow this is going to be big. Hopefully it'll be entertaining.

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Kim Eunsook's drama with Gong Yoo and Kim Goeun will also air in November. Wow this is Park Jieun vs Kim Eunsook.

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They probably won't be televised at the same time slot. CJ E&M bought Kim Eun-sook's production company and acquired shares in Park Ji-eun's agency in January this year. I doubt CJ E&M wants their writers competing against each other.

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Ah yes. I mean both will be in November. Definitely not same time slot, Wed-Thu for this one and possibly Fri-Sat on tvn for KES drama.

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Kinda funny that they will both write fantasy drama, Goblin from KES and Little Mermaid from Park Ji Eun.

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Hope the people behind the show will pay attention to the story, and not rest everything on the star power (and PPL).

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I love when LMH is paired with actress his senior. He looked more into the character in my pov. Oh, PMY included, although they're only 1 year difference.

But please, no sad mermaid story, pretty please...

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Actors love
PD love
Writter love
Sad mermaid drama premise ...eh

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My sentiments exactly, though I would've expended more words to say the same thing! : )

Why does it even need to be based on the Little Mermaid?! Compelling as the fairytale has always been to me, I don't need a drama reenactment of it, set in modern times, much less in Korean, nor with this cast. And can they honestly do mermaid without JJH (or any other actress/actor) looking ridiculous in the tail-get-up?? I don't get it.

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Okay.. just by reading the main cast & writer names, we will surely have another MEGA HIT across the Asia after Man From The Stars & Descendants of The Sun in October.

Let's wish we will get unique & interesting plot. I'll definitely join in for my girl-crush: Jun Jihyun ♡

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Now this is the news of the year. Can't wait till October!

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PD Jinhyuk also confirmed. It's in the official news.

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this is gonna be exciting! !

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This is the next hype after DOTS for sure

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i had zero hope that this would materialize

daebak!

... do they even need to film anything .... they can just release promo photos with endorsements and it will be aa mega hit :)

.... remembering MLFAS - where is KSH ? Any hope for another drama before he is off to the army ????? Any news ppl ??

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He's still shooting his movie Real till next month. And nope, unfortunately there's no drama news (or basically any news about his next project). But I'm positive we'll see him in a drama before enlistment since he's an 88-liner, so he'll have maybe another year? :-)

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Oh! i had hoped that at least he had announced something else ...

What wouldn't i do to see KSY and JJH together again. They have this amazing chemistry .... But couples are not repeated in Kdramaland, are they ? I can't remember of any popular couple being re-casted

I'm pretty sure that he will squeeze in another drama before army. he tends to work a lot.

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What about Ji-sung and Hwang Jung-eum? They first act together in Secret, and then in Kill Me, Heal Me.

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Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara
Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae
This kind of pairing are very rare though. It's funny that these couples have the same surnames.

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I'm helpless when it comes to mermaid stories and I personally love Park Jieun. Bring it on!

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I can't wait for this to come around. But October seems unrealistic maybe December or January since they will use the pre-filmed airing model rather then live-filming.

JJH and LMH pairing is a dream come true for some minority shippers of these 2 that has existed for some time

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Lee Min Ho is the most overrated actor. My goodness he is completely one note without deviation. Vulnerable and then arrogant and then vulnerable again. Sometimes in that order or he switches it up. SIGH, I have to think really hard about watching this, especially since I love Jeon Ji-Hyun. SIGH

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lol ... you should totally watch this show then .. His fan club will be present in full strength ... the comment wars will be epic !

..... on a separate note - i liked, no loved him in city hunter ... but everything else before/after it was just bleh! for me ..

but i adore JJH. so fingers crossed.

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Let the fan-wars begin.

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Lmao.. As LMH-fan I'm tired can we atleast wait for the fan-wars

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I probably will because I love her, but for me he is really aggressively mediocre. His acting in City Hunter was the same for me as his acting in everything else he has been in. It doesn't help that I thought City Hunter was ridiculous.

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I don't think he was cast because he is the greatest actor in South Korea. We all know why he was cast. So from that point of view, he was the perfect choice for this.

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Well thats your opinion.. but on the contrary LMH has been hiting with all his projects and no one deserved to be called out if you deliver that and it's basically home work done

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Personally, I liked him in "Faith", too.

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JJH is one-dimensional as well. Everyone has their fans, and that's a good thing.

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That is certainly my impression of her too - kind of 1 note. But she does sassy the best.

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OMG it seems a miracle that I found someone who doesn't like Lee Min Ho. Definitely the most over rated actor ever. I simply hate most of his dramas including BOF and Heirs. A horrible actor whose only expression is to be annoyed or smirking. JJH on the other hand is a favourite. She will totally own the show.

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lmao....well damn!Ttell us how you really feel.....lol

Honestly, though, I'm here with you. I don't think Lee Minho is all that good. I love Jeon Ji-Hyun, so I'll probably watch this for her. I hope LMH does not let me down because I need this to be worth the watch.

The plot sounds weird, but I said the same thing about MLFTS and I think that's my favorite K-drama. I love it to pieces.

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"Sometimes in that order or he switches it up"

LOL. That made my day.

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So the alien gene (by kissing) influenced cheon seong yi to not become human again, slowly changing until she can't live alongside human realm anymore,
hundred years pass, she slowly reborn into a different person, live in the different world, forgot what she once was, her realm change.

One day upon discovering the world above the sea, she found someone who shines brightly that reminds her of her past.

She wants to become human again!

*then boom we have amnesia, alien incarnation, prince, kingdom, past life stories
I am excited of what both of them will show in this drama ^^, hope it will be good

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What an epic story!!! Then Kim So Hyun will do a cameo in the drama as JJH's first love. Heol.
If the storyline is good, I'll probably watch this coz of JJH. Not a fan nor a hater (Just plain disinterest) of LMH so I hope the chemistry will be daebak for the drama's sake.

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^Kim Soo Hyun
Sorry wrong spelling

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Well if Suzy could show up in MLFTS then Kim Soo Hyun should definitely be able to cameo in this drama. The ratings would go through the roof.

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Well, this will certainly be fun! I actually look forward to seeing this writer's spin on this particular fairytale, considering how much k-dramas love to feature it. I still remember how much I loved episode 7 of MGIAG and its ending! Ah, so cheesy, but so beautiful and uplifting.

This pairing should be great together That said, for some reason, I'm not feeling anything special for them yet. I think it will depend on what kind of characters they're playing.

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Can you tell me what drama u are referring to - MGIAG .. I love cheesy endings

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Hi Tracey - It's My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

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This is a guaranteed hit,Lee and Jun are kinda more famous than Song joong ki and Kyo and they also have a star writer,Their odds are a little bigger and considering how huge DOTS became this one can become even bigger.

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Also SBS have secured their 2013 hitmakers(IHYV,Masters sun,heirs and MLFAS) they have Gong hyon jin,Lee min ho and jun ji hyun,if only they could get Lee Jong suk or Bo young....maybe get Kim soo hyun in a follow up drama.!

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Wow! I have high expectations for this drama! Finally! I have been on the verge of vegetating this year (not being able to watch any other drama except DotS and Dear my Friends)! Jeon Ji Hyun is great! It's nice to see that South Korea is trying to bring back the Hallyu Wave!
Now that I think about it, it seems that all those annoying dramas (Oh Hae Young Again, Lucky Romance etc. and most of the blah-blah-2015 dramas - except for Producers and Mask) are meant to keep the viewers busy while some high-quality ones are being pre-produced. Lovely!

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WOW. so OH HAE YOUNG just annoying dramas? what a double standard you are.

I dont think this drama is high quality like you said,it becomes the "quality drama" (based on your interpretation) because it will have the A-listed actress Jeon Ji Hyun. WIthout her or any A-listed actress, this drama wont' achieve the high-quality one like you said.

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Well, not exactly. I seems to be a high-quality drama not because Jeon Ji Hyun is in it, but because Jeon Ji Hyun chose to act in it. She is rather selective and she has always chosen good projects (be it a drama or a movie).
No offence, but Eric doesn't know what projects to pick (or maybe he is not offered high-quality ones). He has always chosen infantile dramas meant for some teenage fangirls. Well, it is after all a way to aquire some ratings without much effort.

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That is, ...to acquire...

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welp, that's one way to get money. Anyway, it's a done deal.... I'm peacing out.

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The little mermaid is one of the saddest yet one of the most fascinating fairy tale I've read in my life. I didn't see the Disney version first, my dad gave me a nice illustrated Hans Christian Anderson of fairy tales book. This one is close to my heart. They better not screw it up with lazy writing and too much cliches. I cried buckets over the book so I expect to do the same here.

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"Heirs From Another Star"

IS THIS FOR REAL? SERIOUSLY? This has to be a joke, right?

*types the title on google*

IT'S REAL. wow.

Now I'm curious. Is it more You From Another Star, or Heirs? I'm only willing to watch if it's the former.

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Ha, that's exactly what I did, too! :) At least the site I checked said it was a parody drama, not serious...

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Oh the Chinese can get very creative when it comes to jumping on bandwagons...probably on the same level of ridiculousness will be upcoming Hong Kong drama named "My Love From The Planet Meow". XD

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Gotta love that title, though... "My Love from Another Meow" would be neat, too!

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Oh what I'd give to have Song Manse as the Mermaid. ;) Just kidding. SO EXCITED for Jun Jihyun!! I like her when she's playing sassy characters because she really just gets into it. I wonder what her character in this drama will be like.

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Maybe Manse can cameo as a little mer-man ;)

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Yes! Mer-Manse

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Aaaa my cutie pie Manse! ??

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LMH was one of the first actors I took note of when I started watching kdramas. He peaked in City Hunter and it's been downhill ever since. I will watch this to see if I can write him off mentally or he might prove me wrong. I don't need to be reminded by his fans about his gazillion social media followers because I am just trying to form a sort of last opinion on him. Heirs was so bad that I wonder if I can ever 'unsee' Kim Tan in LMH. Since we have a good writer and good PD for this and not to mention one of the top K actress, there is simply no excuse for LMH not to deliver.

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Heirs was awful, but I liked his character in "Faith".

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Woah.........

Has the planets aligned? 2 giants in one drama together? China is gonna have a major meltdown.

I hope it's a rom-com and not a melo. The PD and writer will have to fear for their lives if there's no happy ending. v

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I have been waiting for you LMH.. Happy to see you finally come and commit to a drama. I honestly feared the worst which is him never coming back to dramaland. It seems like he enjoys doing movies more these days.

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is Jeon ji hyun will be a mermaid??? SEROUSLY??? A MERMAID??? Wuttttt???

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We're holding out hope that LMH is the mermaid/man this time around. :P

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LMH as the mermaid is the only way I'd be lured to watch this.

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LMH does nothing for me but if he were to be the mermaid/merman then I'd definitely tune in! I can see him taking notes from Zoolander.

"I just thank the Lord (your mother) she didn't live to see her son as a mermaid."

"Mer-man!"
[high-pitched cough]

"Mer-man!"

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Wow, this sounds amazing - I am so in!

What I would REALLY like to see, though: Let the male lead be the pining mermaid for once, and the lady be the princess! Any chance of that, drama gods? Please say yes!

And of course there must be a happy ending. No dissolving into bubbles or flying off to a distant marine planet.

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Ahem, I meant to say merman, of course. Pining MerMAN! (Which is not to say that Lee Min-ho wouldn't also make a lovely mermaid.)

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Gu Jun-Pyp returns.... I love you Gu Jun-pyo

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I can't believe Minho is back. I won't lie missed that boy extremely to much

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Now that's what we call a Diwali dhamaka!!!!!! ( like a festival jackpot)
I can already imagine fireworks in oct. Lol I'm being too optimistic. Fingers crossed

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When Gu Jun-pyo showed the heart shaped island to Jandi in New Caledonia thats when I knew I was looking at someone special and my ultimate bias and it was the moment it happen that I became Minoz

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Your comment has me cry in joy. :')))
I will always remember that beautiful scene. :)) It brings back memories for me

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I saw the title of the drama Legend of the Blue Sea and my first thought was "This is going to be a Little Mermaid story, isn't it?" I'm actually kind of afraid that I was right. Do we need another Surplus Princess, except without the humor as the writers try to make it melodrama? I want funny Jeon Ji Hyun. She is awesome. Can Lee Min Ho be funny? Not sure...

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One very quick question: some websites are reporting that the drama is being sold for 600k/episode with initial offer starting at 500k/episode, whereas it's 50k/episode here... Which one is correct?

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It's 500k. Makes no sense if it's 50k really. That won't even come close to covering the per episode expenses of getting JJH to star.

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Yup it's $500,000. The original Korean article wrote that each episode is being sold at 50만 dollar, which is 500,000

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@javabeans @girlfriday

Is it 50,000 or 500,000 ? Seems like the second option because 50,000 would make no sense in China.

Descendants of the Sun currently holds the record for the highest selling price at $270,000.

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Jeon ji hyun will eat lee min ho alive in acting if it's comedic. If it's a melo, can't really say.

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I don't think so. If there's anything LMH can do, it's comedy. Please don't make it a melo, he can't emote. Have you seen him in Heirs? His crying scenes were so cringeworthy and every time he's sad or hurt, he either looks dazed or constipated. He's much better when he's playing lighthearted roles with a bit of debonair.

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He can't do comedy well. Jun will eat him alive because she does comedy well in melo, they are at par with each other - mediocre.

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