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Food, fists, and funny first encounters for Legend of the Blue Sea

The promos are flying fast and furious—and so are fists and feet, in this latest teaser for Legend of the Blue Sea. I’m happy to see that the tone is lighter and funnier in this teaser; not that I mind melancholy and romantic dramas, but I’d been expecting more comedy, particularly when we have the You From Another Star writer at the keyboard, creating another memorable, quirky heroine for Jeon Ji-hyun.

The teaser gives us a glimpse of Jeon, first as a mermaid, and then in human form—although it looks like she’s still got a ways to go in acclimating to the ways of humanfolk. Her eccentricities are on full display as she confronts the genius scam artist played by Lee Min-ho, who doesn’t know what to make of her. It reminds me of that stretch in Disney’s Little Mermaid where Ariel finds herself newly human and combs her hair with forks and raises eyebrows, which I always thought would have been cute if we’d gotten to see more of it. Seventeen years later, my wishes are answered!

In the teaser, Jeon’s initial voiceover says, “You will not be able to remember me anymore. But still… [they’re] pretty. They sparkle. Your eyes.” Then Lee Min-ho jolts awake in bed in the morning, and finds his place littered with remnants of food, and finds her huddled among his clothes. She kicks him back, and he warns that he won’t go easy on her just because she’s a woman… just before she sends him flying across the room. And then, she quietly “hangs” herself back up in his closet, heh.

The dynamic reminds me a bit of the oddball-fantasy-creature feel of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, which I loved because the character was such a lovable weirdo who saw the world in new and interesting ways. It looks like Jeon is going to be as adorable and feisty as ever, and she’ll likely overturn our hero’s life, in all the best ways. The show is looking cuter and funnier as we see more of it, so my fingers will be in permanently crossed position until it finally launches next month.

Legend of the Blue Sea premieres on November 16 on SBS.

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This honestly looks LEGENDary (get it... get it...)

I'm serious though. NOVEMBER 16 COME FASTER.

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Legen..... wait for it..

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....Dary. LEGENDARY!!!

HIMYM ??

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Ahhh~ funny Lee Minho is delightful! And let's not even start with goddess Jeon Jihyun.. Slay~~

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Lee Min-ho looks ahjumma-ish XD

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He does, doesn't he? Is it the hair?

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I'm seeing Reply 88 Deok Seon's mom in him lmao

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I think it's a combo of the hair and the granny jammies.

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He truly does. I think it's either he lost weight or got his jaws shaved, or it must be the hair. Not sure. He just doesn't look right. But I will watch it out of curiousity. Sometimes you discover gems amidst hay or, discover dung in a treasure box. We'll never know till we try.

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OMG!! This looks awesome. Made me laugh out loud.

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Lee Min Ho's picture in that close-up picture is BEAUTIFUL!! ????His facial attributes are SoOOOo prettyyy!! ??❤?????
Lee Min Ho looks so playful, naughty and co with his wavy hairstyle and facial expressions. LOoOoveee ❤❤❤

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I did not realize how much I missed my girl till this very moment! Jeon Ji Hyun, how happy I am to see you back on my screen. I am ready! Come and rock my world to bits!

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Lee Minho finally exscaped the ugly sweaters he wore in The Heirs only to be entrapped in a ugly Ajumma flower top ?

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But he still looks good in it ?

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Hey, after the hair he had in BoF, we should all be grateful...

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IMHO, he looked at his best in Personal Taste. When the first time I watched him in BoF, I didn't think he's handsome at all. But then I watched him in Personal Taste and phew... I was sold.

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I agree with you. He looks extremely hot in personal taste

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My vote is for City Hunter. He looked good in Personal Taste but those suits. Way too effeminate for my taste.

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But the suits were sooooo shiiinnyyy. :D

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If just the teaser has me laughing like a crazy person I can't imagine how it will be when the drama finally airs.?

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LMH with curly hair. <3

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the last photo is hilarious!!!

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I'm really liking this new drama trend of imposing but adorable strangers meeting their true love with food on their face in hijacked jackets. ?

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Is that a reference to SKL..? ?

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Lol Jeon Ji-hyun <3.

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I actually have a theory that they keep putting Lee Min Ho in ugly tops to make sure that the audience spends their time mentally undressing him. Not that I personally need any help with that but you know, some of us might need the extra incentive :p

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i might have LOLd a bit too much with your comment

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Ditto.

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Lee Minho in that sexyyy midnight blue robe with disheveled hair is what I'll be dreaming tonight... ???

The 2nd teaser is freaking hilarious ? i cant wait for it to start airing ???

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An adorable mermaid that also kicks butt!? YES. Sign me up!

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AND SO! the search for Jeon Ji Hyun's new lippie begins!!!!!

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Wahahahaha..As expected, Jeon Ji Hyun never fails to make me laugh :)

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Joen Ji Hyun is overplaying it as usual and there's no chemistry there....yea its best to keep our fingers crossed.

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It's only a 60 second clip. Let's be more optimistic!

I'd wait until at least a full length trailer was released before passing judgment.

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Its an okay trailer. Maybe because I've seen JJH do this so many times, she can probably sleep her way through this role. I wasn't a big fan of the high flying, extra energy kicks, seemed a bit forced.

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This looks like so much fun! I can't believe I am saying this but I now wish JI would get over early so that I can have Jeon Ji Hyun on my screen again!

And is she growing younger everyday? I can't believe she recently gave birth to a baby! And lee Min Ho looks good after a long time. Hopefully this show would help me remember why I loved him when I did.

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I am praying for this drama to be a success because people will drag Lee min ho if it ever flops he gets lots of unnecessary hate sometimes.Do well drama and Lee min ho fighting.

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I think should be ok if he does "his" part well (i mean i believe the audience are rationale.. like though scarlet heart isnt doing well in korea, but most ppl is still full of praises for Lee Joon Gi.. thats something one cant simply oversee.. and sometimes even with the best leads, a show still can fail due to many other reasons..)

But of course if Lee Min Ho is the weakest link which led to failure due to poor acting or what (which i dont think so.. he seems pretty ok to me).. then cant be helped..

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It's impossible for this to flop when MBC and KBS don't even try. He will be fine

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Violent mermaid with strong legs :)

She seems to adept to legs quite well haha..

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That's what I'm thinking too...haha

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seems legit !!
this teaser already makes me fall in love with the drama

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Kyaaaa! A Gumiho Redux in the veins of Little Mermaid! Give it to me now!!

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Yep! I'm hoping it stays mostly light and goofy even though some serious will surely be worth it as far as the romance aspect.

There's been way too many shows of late that had to stay more light/chaste romance for various reasons of late for my liking. I know part of this is due to which shows I've chosen to watch, but it's why I'm all the more ready for something closer to the romancing in Another Oh...

I just hope it doesn't turn into a RomDram with the sadder ending of the Mermaid tale. I always feel so let down when shows that are promoted as Romcoms spend more than half the show melo.

*fingers crossed*

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JJH is so fun to watch! Looking forward to the quirky, cute she'll bring to the drama.

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Haters.... Here they come, they really want this drama to fail but since the teasers are OK then you hear something like...am I the only one who thinks lmh looks like ahjumma or jjh plays the same sassy role tired of seeing her or lmh can't act just pretty face...maybe you forgot but this drama first released a melodramatic teaser and both look convincing but now they release the comedy part...it now jjh plays the same sassy role let the drama start before judging it

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I'm glad you mentioned the first trailer because I went back to watch it and realized I had totally missed the part during the Joseonish era flashback where it's LMH in the close up just after she is reaching up in the water.

So now I'm trying to understand if her character is long living/immortal and the fella in the hat is an ancestor, or if this is a fated to be in all times relationship type thing.

Still hope it's more light than melo. I don't mind some character building reflective drama in my romcoms, but I really need a lighter show about now.

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Oh and lmh is the linkest link since he cannot act common is only heirs he acted in and it wasn't his fault but the writer ...my point is let this drama air few episode then let the criticism begin

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What is the chance you (particularly if this "you" is a korean) would find a korean mermaid in Barcelona?

Apparently it is big possibility in dramaland.

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And what is the chance you run barefooted in Barcelona only to find another Korean in a subway station who'd willing to help you fight off baddie? *yeah I look at you, The K2*

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I don't know about Barcelona but in other big european cities like London it might be easier finding a Korean (or other nationality) than a British person, through it's debatable if they would be willing to help. Still, the mermaid remains a rare species there too.

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LOL Damnit, my coffee!

I wasn't sure what city was in this teaser. It's Barcelona?
I don't know, but I feel it's more like she stalked him OR instinctively she followed him around the world without knowing, like some kind of migration. And considering their story it makes some kind of sense.

And about K2, I though the same thing LOL
I think they were aiming for a destined kind of romance, as in "it was fate they met each other, no matter what", bc two Koreans in the same place, same city, in Spain?? BIG coincidence lol

Although you'd be surprised with this kind of coincidences in Real Life love stories. When there was nobody around, my dentist liked to tell me about how he met his wife: his best friend from adolescence moved to other country when he met his first wife. 15 years later they divorced and he was so depressed (they didn't love each other anymore and he was sad) he decided to go to a trip to cheer himself. He went to Greece and while he was admiring some ancient temple, he was thinking how much his best friend like Ancient History. He turned around and...BAM! Besides him was his best friend of old looking at the same statue. They've been together ever since and they're the most cute and disgustingly in love couple I've ever seen.
I loved to listen to their story bc I was heartbroken at the time, and they made me believe again in love, as in it's not just a thing you see in the movies. It's real. So...Who knows?

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they are trolling us right??, last trailer was all melo but now its more like romcom which I definitely prefer. thank you

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Cheon Song Yi is one of my favorite female characters in KDramaland, along with Jung Soo Young, Sung Shi Won and Kim Sam Soon. I do feel attracted to this drama, and I hoped Lee Minho can slay his con artist charisma, because so far I am not amazed by his performance in The Heirs, let alone Boys Over Flowers. Peace.

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lmao jeon ji-hyun's—what do you call it—yowl? at the end. totally reminiscent of cheon song-yi.

i think we're going to get much of the same mix of lighthearted comedy and romance/melo like you who came from the stars, and i'm not complaining. that stuff was right up my alley.

oh my. i'm really going to have to watch the drama to decide my feelings about lee min-ho's looks. what's up with that hair? i was a fan of his BOF perm—i really thought he looked good with it.

but this one is... looks like little curly anchovies hanging off his head. but at least he looks better than he did in heirs.

the underwater shots look so, so pretty to the point where my heart aches. i've always loved, loved the ocean. when i was little i so badly wanted to become a mermaid. even still, if i had to come back in a next life as a non-human, and i could pick, i'd come back as an ocean animal so i could live in the sea.

november 16 doesn't seem that long away does it? but it's *only 8 days* after the american election, and THAT doesn't seem like it can come fast enough. the circus needs to end.

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I was loving your comment and kept reading and then once I reached the end I nearly spat out my tea cause of that perfect ending XD

I live in Australia but would like to finally see this "circus" ending soon~

At least we will have this adorkable duo to help us out with the aftermath of the election >///<

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i read somewhere a headline that perfectly summed up my feelings regarding trump's campaign—that it was a joke that got out of hand.

i. should. SAY.

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While I like Jeon Ji Hyun, I am a bit put down that she basically portrays the character which is pretty much the same like YFAS. I prefer the first teaser which showcased something different out of her.

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It's a combination of YWFTS and my sassy girl roles...
She keeps playing the same characters
The last time worksed. Let's see if this time will

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That scene at 0:27 cannot come fast enough.

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I couldn't understand what you meant by "And then, she quietly “hangs” herself back up in his closet, heh."

And then I watched the video and it's omg literal. HAH! Gold.

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I thought the same thing! It's funny, and clever, and if it is funny and clever and heartwarming and actually features some character growth - like YFAS did - then I am all for it.

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Yes! I am so glad I wasn't drinking anything when that scene came up. It would have been all over my keyboard.

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Well, it is an interesting teaser.
But honestly what could be her reason for this hanging herself in the closet. ???
I really would like to know that ?! Then probably die laughing
Any suggestions Beanies
P.s: Have a nice day Beanies ?

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hhhhhhhhhhhhh that was hillarious!! I'm sorry for Jun Jae, looks like he's the one who needs her to go easy on him not the other way around!! LOL

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Watched it. Smiled. THEN slight terror due to the sudden realization that the ending of this drama needs to be better than my love from the star, which kinda didn't make sense, because I am thinking I might already love the drama.

I never mind a kickass heroine. Her quirky character seems like something she's done before but let's be honest, she's great at it.

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Acting seems a bit over the top. I hope it's not like that for the entire drama because I would like to enjoy this one.

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So hilarious hhahahah OMG cant stop playing the teaser.. I feel pity for lee minho there.. She kicked him twice there kkkk

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Jeon-Ji Hyun if you get food all over that preme hoodie.... I would forgive you, because you're Jeon-Ji Hyun.

Ahhhhh Nov 16 can't come soon enough!!

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My Heir From Another Sea, perhaps?

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Cheon Song Yi is probably one of my most favorite female characters ever. Second teaser in and I'm already in love with JJH's mermaid. Girlfriend still doesn't age. How is that even possible? Ugh. Please come sooner, Nov 16.

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I'm a bit disappointed that Jun Ji Hyun is playing almost the same role as YWCFTS. For me she's the best actress along current Hallyu queens and her range is so much broader than 'lovable eccentric pretty girl'.

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Love the new trailer ! It's like Gu Jun Pyo meets Sassy Girl. Can't wait to see this.

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I am sucker for mystical creatures, I love fantasy and I am so excited! Seong Yi is one of my favourite female characters ever! I am really hopeful we get another kick ass heroine from the writer and JJH! I heard it is a rom com, I am still hoping for some good angst because reincarnation! (another thing I am a sucker for)

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Kyaaaaaa! I'm so excited! They all look so good in this. I haven't watched anything Lee Minho for a long time so I'm really looking forward to this.

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It's good to see JJH's playing that quirky character again. She's definitely suited for that kind of role. Her hilarious violence plus LMH's seemingly aggravated behavior would probably bring a blast.

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I love everything about this drama already! The visuals in the teaser were breathtaking and the trailer has the same beauty & delicacy. The scenery & the actors couldnt look better; also kudos to the costume dept (Lee Min Ho looks dreamy in those clothes) The story also seems really interesting, a mix between comedy and drama. In the teaser, we got to see the romantic and tragic tone of the story, and now, the funny side just hooked me over.
It looks like our mermaid is pretty & badass, and I love that combination. Im glad Lee Min Ho will finally have a woman to stand by his side in her own two feet. I cant wait to see him as the charismatic and chamaleonic con man who has to deal with that messy and cute intruder.
As always, there are some haters, but their arguments are so baseless that there is no point to argue with them. The first episode hasnt aired yet and they already know "the chemistry is bad, JJH is playing the same rol as in MLFTS, the drama will be a flop because LMH cant act and blah blah blah"
Seriously... They are so lame its no worth replying.
For now, all I can say its that the promotion is a success and I cant wait to see Legend of the Blue Sea!

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I love how the staff is going about promoting the drama. I am quite excited, and I can't wait to see how the chemistry between these 2 translate on screen.

I haven't been excited for a drama since I can't remember, so I hope it ends up being good.

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Looks really fun and I can't wait for JJH to take the small screen by a storm again! =P

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