This immense Korean fantasy drama has already made a big splash on Philippine TV with its premiere on Kapamilya Gold this week. And, because of this we are now all hooked on this mythical tale.
Here are the reasons why Legend of the Blue Sea is so captivating, especially to Filipino viewers.
1. It’s about a mermaid
A Korean mermaid tale told in a land where Dyesebel has made waves in pop culture? It makes perfect sense. It shows that any story about mermaids would catch the imagination of Filipinos. Now, the K-Drama version surely extends our fascination for this mythical creature and rightly so, Legend of the Blue Sea is a perfect fit.
2. A story of love that stands the test of time
Depicting different eras in history is always mesmerizing, as we compare ways of living, how rulers govern, and of course, how people fall in love.
For the latter, however, the drama presents a kind of love that is unchanging, consistent and true, whether you subsist in a conservative, repressed medieval Korean civilization called the Joseon era or live in the fast paced, liberal minded, gadget enhanced society today.
3. Top-caliber production elements
Viewers are left in awe with spectacular production design, including sets, costumes, visual effects that truly brings the spectacular tale to life. It helps to have My Love from the Star writer Park Ji Eun and City Hunter director Jin Hyuk on board to oversee creative execution and utilizing these production values to the hilt.
4. It brings fantasy, romance, comedy and action in one package
Filipinos always want the complete package in the shows they watch. If you add a bowl of fantasy, a cup of romance, a spoonful of comedy, and a glass of action in your drama concoction, then you’re assured Filipino viewers will stay glued. Definitely, Legend of the Blue Sea has it all.
5. The superstar lead actors
Legend of the Blue Sea is considered a dream combination of lead actors. Who would ever thought that Korean superstars Lee Min-ho and Jun Ji-Hyun, formidable A-listers in Korean entertainment, would headline a TV fantasy drama? For most K-Drama fanatics, this is a dream come true.
And for Filipinos, their exceptional team-up and chemistry is truly a delight to watch every day.