The high quality raw ingredients are there so it’s even more frustrating that screenwriter Park Ji Eun isn’t doing more with the scoundrel conmen trio of her leads in Legend of the Blue Sea. There are moments of brilliance such as Lee Min Ho‘s Joon Jae pulling off the reversal on the odious hospital vice-president, that was an epic acting session by Min Ho-sshi and thoroughly enjoyable on so many levels. But most of the times the cons feels perfunctorily executed and the tension seems off. The leads continue to anchor the drama but the pervasive feel that narratively the storytelling has elements missing makes me sad for what could have been there to turn good into potentially great. I hope this next con will be entertaining, I need more utterances of “disgusting shit” from Joon Jae, lol.