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Legend Of The Blue Sea Episode 1 Recap: Lead Cast Lee Min Ho And Jun Ji Hyun Show Undeniable Chemistry

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Screenshot from SBS’ official YouTube channel

Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1 aired on SBS last night. Based on the premiere, it is obvious that Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun?s chemistry is undeniable.

The new K-drama is Lee Min Ho?s return to the small screen after three years. His leading lady, Jun Ji Hyun, is best known for her hit 2001 film My Sassy Girl. ?

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Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1 recap

Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1 began in the Joseon era. Fish were washed ashore due to a strong typhoon ? including the female lead, Jun Ji Hyun. Cast as a mermaid named Shim Chung, she got trapped in the rocks and was captured and by humans.

However, the character of Lee Min Ho ordered her release. The Asian superstar plays Kim Dam Lim in the past dimension.

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Screenshot from SBS’ official YouTube channel

After their first encounter, the two were mysteriously teleported to the 21st century. The male protagonist was reincarnated as a con artist named Heo Joon Jae. He tricks people by posing as different characters, such as a lawyer, a trader, and many more.

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Shim Chung, who is still a mermaid, saw a jade bracelet while on the sea. Later on, a storm washed her to an area near Joon Jae?s hotel room. She regained consciousness and realized that she had human legs. However, the female lead noticed how touching water transformed her back into a sea creature.

Scenes from Legend of the Blue Sea teasers

Joon Jae woke up to find Shim Chung in his room, which was in a disarray. She had on a hanged jacket, which was seen in several teasers for Legend of the Blue Sea. ?

The actor asked the mysterious woman several questions, but she did not know how to talk. The two ended up getting into each other?s nerves and Joon Jae eventually called the police. She was cuffed as police explained to Min Ho?s character that she might be a suspect in a series of hotel robberies.

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Screenshot from SBS’ official YouTube channel

Joon Jae and Shim Chung?s antics

Later on in Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1, Joon Jae was looking at photos of Shim Chung on his phone. This was when he saw her jade bracelet, which he researched on. An investigator eventually revealed that the bracelet is authentic and costs a fortune.

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Upon learning this, the con artist went to the police to free Jun Jae. The confused creature had caused quite a riot with the people at the station, but officials said that she had to be investigated. This was when Joon Jae took out his lighter used for hypnotism to escape with Shim Chung.

The rest of the episode showed the two?s crazy antics as Shim Chung struggled to cope in the human world.

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Screenshot from SBS’ official YouTube channel

At one point, a frustrated Joon Jae even left her ? but ended up coming back.

Were you able to watch Legend of the Blue Sea episode 1? Let us know what you think about it by commenting below and make sure to keep following TheBitBag for show updates.

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