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'The Legend of the Blue Sea' involved in another plagiarism controversy

By alim17   Monday, November 21, 2016   132,700   6,168   91
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Previously, 'The Legend of the Blue Sea,' starring Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun, was criticized for allegedly plagiarizing 'Sherlock.'  It seems to be having a hard time escaping from the plagiarism controversies, because it is now being accused of also copying movie 'Splash.'


The movie 'Splash' focuses on a successful young businessman who falls in love with the mermaid who saved him from drowning in the ocean.  Drama 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' focuses on a genius conman falling for the last mermaid on earth.  


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However, netizens are saying it's not only the basic plot that is similar but also Jun Ji Hyun's behavior as a mermaid, such as learning how to speak like a human from TV, eating with her hands because she doesn't know how to use eating utensils, misunderstanding the traffic signs, and more.  These were previously portrayed through 'Splash's female lead. Netizens are saying the behaviorisms are too similar, like she's just repeating what the other leading lady had done in her own film.  


What do you think?

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nguyenthao123456 Monday, December 19, 2016



ep11 preview

nguyenthao123456 Monday, December 12, 2016



ep 9 preview

nguyenthao123456 Monday, December 12, 2016

the legend of the blue sea ep8 funny moment  

funny moment 

nguyenthao123456 Monday, November 28, 2016



trailer ep5 30/11

nguyenthao123456 Monday, November 28, 2016



the legend of the blue sea behind scene

Naz_Zainal Friday, November 25, 2016

I think they do not know the meaning of plagiarism. If the whole story is the same and without credit the real source we can conclude that it is a plagiarism.

nguyenthao123456 Thursday, November 24, 2016



trailer ep 4 24/11

nguyenthao123456 Tuesday, November 22, 2016

trailer ep 3 23/11 

MitchTatsuoka Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The plot of this tv drama has a very COMMON PLOT. A mermaid falling in love with a prince charming. This has been done in almost every country I could think of. So whoever is complaining about the plot is dumb as fu**..

Music_Lover69 MitchTatsuoka Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Okay but not so much the plot, but it's Jun Ji Hyun's acting that is (apparently) identical to Splash. So. Not plot. Acting.

babyJaeJoong Tuesday, November 22, 2016

its not like (just leave them alone and shut up ) if they really took the idea from there and  maybe knew there is a story that looks similar somehow ..then they should have at least took the rights to copy the work ..everything have a rule and this should follow the rules also ..so dont get biased .when a kpop song for example gets plagiarised what will u do ? of course everyone will get mad .

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