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Netizens claim the first episode of 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' plagiarized 'Sherlock'

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The highly anticipated drama, 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' aired its first episode on November 16, exciting fans of Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun, the main actors of the TV series. 


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However, some netizens noticed that some parts of the drama seemed to have copied the British TV series, 'Sherlock.' Here are the parts that the netizens are finding to be too similar: 


[From 'The Legend of the Blue Sea']








[From 'Sherlock'] 







Using text overlays over different parts of a person's body while profiling that person was used in 'Sherlock' long before the Korean drama. 


Interestingly, 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' writer was also the writer for 'You Who Came from the Stars' who has been accused of plagiarizing a foreign drama before. 


The following is a scene from an American TV series called, 'New Amsterdam' which aired back in 2004:




And here is a scene from 'You Who Come from the Stars' from 2014: 




Netizens noticed this similarity back when the drama was airing. Some people defended the writer, saying that it is probably the producer and director's fault for portraying the scene this way, but someone found the script, which details how the writer asks the scene to be filmed. Here is the portion of the script: 





"Min Joon who is wearing traditional clothing stands in the middle of a rice field; new roads are built all around him, low building are built then collapsed; newer, modern buildings are built, until modern day Min Joon is standing in middle of the luxurious Gangnam area. Quick-paced CG." 


Here are some of the netizens' comments on these similarities: 





"I was a bit confused watching it because it was obviously from Sherlock...why is she copying such a famous TV series...




"I immediately thought it [Sherlock] lol..even the talking to himself part was similar lol" 




"Why did they copy it...It's such a signature Sherlock" 




"When I saw that scene, I thought it was a Sherlock parody." 




"It's also similar to 'You Who Came from the Stars.' I think she also plagiarizes herself." 



What do you think about these similarities? Are they just coincidence or is the writer watching too much British and American dramas? 

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    _CLeO 19 days ago

    When I read the article, I immediately thought "text overlays"

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    OppaBean 20 days ago

    Yeah and Sherlock stole it from Psych. All writers take a piece from one another and twist it to their POV. Still going to watch the show cause I like Minho. Don't give a fig about Sherlock.

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    starempress OppaBean 17 days ago

    Not really, Psych is more of just glowing hints and anomalies, no text... this one doesn't glow, has text analysis

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    Jadewashere64 20 days ago

    Shit new amsterdam! I remember that show

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