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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Aug 7, 2014 - Oct 9, 2014
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 6,700 users)
  • Ranked: #1572
  • Popularity: #123
  • Members: 12,835

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Surplus Princess
7.5
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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 6,700 users
# of Members: 12,835
Reviews: 22 users
Ranked #1572
Popularity #123
Members 6,700

Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in the underwater empire, but she falls in love with Shi Kyung, and for him she becomes a human being and begins to live at the In Gyeo House. The house is for people who are preparing to land their first jobs. To permanently become a human being, Ha Ni must make Shi Kyung love her within 100 days.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Aug 7, 2014 - Oct 9, 2014
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 6,700 users)
  • Ranked: #1572
  • Popularity: #123
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

ParanoidAndroid
37 people found this review helpful
Oct 11, 2014
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
If this show had not been drastically cut by six episodes I am fairly certain that I'd be giving it a higher rating. I'm still giving it a fair rating because of the potential it had to be great. This show was cute, funny and silly (which I enjoyed). The acting and story were all good and yet it did not receive high ratings and ended up getting cut early. What makes the cut even worse then your typical cut is that 8 out of the supposed to be 16 episodes had already aired when it was announced that the series would be ending in 10 episodes instead. Thus, leaving the wirters with just two episodes to wrap everything up. The show was going so great and then all of a sudden you are hit with a rush job that did not do the show justice and frankly ended in a bit of confusing matter. The show is still very watchable though and I really enjoyed it minus the last two rush episodes.

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sugaformykookies
52 people found this review helpful
Oct 11, 2014
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Surplus Princess was a drama with great potential.

And don't get me wrong. It delivered in all 9 of the 10 episodes. My only concern was the last episode.

In terms of story, it was a brilliant idea. A mermaid who has a crush on a human she pretty much knows nothing about, solely because he has nice assets. All puns intended. It had infinite potential and the comedy was fantastic. The lead character was bubbly and took nothing from anyone: If someone said something mean to her, she bit them right back! It was quite refreshing to watch; She was also more perverted than most characters tend to be, there were several moments when I was gasping from the things she was doing/saying/thinking. Fantastic! If I had to be picky, I'd say she made a couple of dumb decisions every now and then, but that's to be expected. If she was perfect, there'd be no plot.
The rest of the characters were great too, the girl best friend is a wonderful actress and added even more flavor to the drama, along with the funny and quirky ways of the other characters. So. Much. Potential. I'm still sad.

The acting was great, the humor was great! It did not lack in that department in the least bit! The music was also cute, very upbeat and adorable, suited the feel of the drama.

Honestly, I would probably rewatch 3/4ths of the drama again, with friends. It was so funny, and I would love to see their reactions to the outrageous and perverted humor the lead character has.

My only issue is that this drama was cut due to low rating in Korea (even though it had high ratings abroad). Because of this, we lost 4 episodes of development! 4! Which means the ending was rushed and nonsensical, which is typical of dramas that get cut. It's just so sad because this drama had such great potential. This actually reminds me of what happened to Nail Shop Paris. Oh gosh. It just struck me. IT'S THE CURSE OF SONG JAE RIM! Hahaha!

Anywhoo, still, I would recommend it to friends for the humor and wonderful acting. Go ahead and watch it, it's only 10 episodes anyways, unsatisfactory ending or not!

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