There is only so much an actor or actress can do to keep one-upping themselves. At some point they butt up against an iconic performance or a once in a lifetime role. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when Kim Soo Hyun followed up You From Another Star with Producer, going from too cool super powered alien professor to bumbling variety show junior producer in a way that validated his diverse acting chops and avoided any comparisons. Sadly his YFAS costar Jeon Ji Hyun did not fare as well in her follow up role in the just concluded Legend of the Blue Sea. Going from superstar to mermaid continued the fantastical type role and produced no innovation in acting on her part. She actually came off lackluster, at times going through the motions and other times striking mediocre notes. I still love her and if she coasts on Chun Song Yi for the rest of her life it wouldn’t bother me, this experience is probably a reminder for her to stay picky on drama roles the way she went over a decade before doing YFAS. At least she was unreal levels of pretty in Legend, as she is here in the latest fashion pictorial.