Annyeong chinggu! I am pretty sure you've heard of this famous Korean drama. Actually, I got curious because their love team is pretty new and the story is also one of a kind. After a few episodes, I got hooked (Boom!) and all I can say it's pretty damn interesting. Before I go on, let me give you a short introduction about this.
In the past ( August 1598) , a newly appointed governor Dam Ryun (played by Lee Min Ho) had a relationship with a mermaid named Sim Chung ( played by Gianna Jung). Their love story had a sad ending because the Dam Ryun had to give her ( the mermaid ) back to the ocean because she was dying. Actually the village people punished the mermaid because some bad people twisted truth and made some bad stories about the mermaid causing catastrophe to them.
Fast forward to the present times, Joon Jae ( played by Lee Min Ho) is fast smooth speaker that works as a con artist that also has some magician skills. He works with Nam-Doo (Lee Hee Joon) and Tae-O (Shin Won Ho). They swindle a wealthy woman and got a big amount of money. Then Joon Jae went on a trip abroad and stayed in a resort located in an ocean side. Meanwhile, the mermaid ( played by Gianna Jung) was swept away by the strong current under the sea due to a typhoon that occured. Coincidentally, she was brought to the resort that Joon Jae was staying and they finally met. :)
1. New Love Team
Once again, the experiment of pairing this gorgeous pair is just superb. Both of them have already been established as good actors and I must say their chemistry is real and natural.
2. A good mermaid story with a Korean twist
If you love fairy tales especially with mermaids in them then you'll love this one even more. That story of forbidden love between a man and a mermaid is just interesting. Plus, incorporating some Korean culture and modern vibes to it make it more appealing.
3. Good choice of cast and characters
The characters really portray their roles very well. I must say, the 2 lead actors are just a perfect fit.
4. The drama looks fab and stylish.
Since the first part of the story happened in Spain, it's a breath of fresh air to watch and explore Spain for a bit. Plus, the fashion of the actors are just on point. Classy. Sleek and definitely very polished.
5. The story is just fun and quirky.
A good innocent mermaid meeting a con artist? How cool is that right? The lead actor and actress basically complement each other. Plus, how their love story developed is also very realistic that is quite similar to the modern world that we have now.
TOP 5 LOVE LESSONS From the Story
1. Even if the mind forgets, the heart always remembers.
2. Destiny will always work if you exert effort to make it happen.
3.Love accidentally happens when you least expect it.
4. A love that blossoms naturally is always long-lasting.
5. Nothing is impossible if you believe.
I can go on and on raving about this drama. However, I guess I have given enough information already for you try and check this one out. I'm sure you'll love it too.
How about you guys? Have you seen this already?
Take care everybody and let's look forward to new year ahead of us.