Hong Ling is an innocent, naive mermaid, who is oblivious to the world beyond the waters of her own world. One day, she happens to upset the Sea King and is sent to the human realm. In this new world, she meets a human boy, who she will eventually fall in love with. Initially, things may appear to be a joke for Hong Ling, but later the consequences of her actions comes at a much larger price than she will have imagined.
Cast & Credits
Acting/Cast: When I saw the cast I was thrilled! I use to have the hugest fan girl crush on Kenny back when he debuted as the duo Boy'z. <3 Then he disappeared for the longest time. It's good to see him finally making it now in China! As for Zanilia, she caught my eye in the New My Fair Princess. Her acting is very similar to my favourite korean actress Jang Nara, so of course I took a liking to her. She was adorable in this but sometimes a bit too silly and gullible. I loved her red dragon look towards the end.
Music: This drama was very instrumental and oriental sounding and I love that style. It's beautiful. The songs in this were all very, very emotional. It really is beautiful the songs. Though the music they had when they used magic bugged me quite a bit, it was a bit ridiculous..
Rewatch Value: It was cute. I really enjoyed watching the moments between the secondary leads. They were hilarious and the comedic relief in this drama. So I wouldn't mind rewatching some of those bits.
Overall: I haven't seen any mermaid dramas yet so this was a must watch for me and I loved it alot. Story wasn't the best, but the romance was definitely the strong point - and I'm a sucker for romance and of course a bit of comedy XD
STORY: As the legend goes, a mortal and a mermaid fall in love but this is not supposed to happen. And thus, they have to overcome many obstacles as they try to stay together. Of course, there's always someone who wants to break up the couple. However, there are also many that support the main couple. I honestly had my heart broken at one of the one-sided love relationships in this drama. Almost all the main relationships in this drama are pure and heartwarming. But it's annoying to see how easily Hong Ling is fooled in the story.
ACTING/CAST: Sometimes the acting made me want to cringe. But other than that, I loved the sparks between the Prince and Tong Xin. I really focused on them alot. Of course, the love between Zhang Zhen and Hong Li is heartbreaking at some points. However, after watching The Legend of Lu Zhen and the movie, Palace, I'm kind of tired watching her act. I really dislike her crying scenes now, to be honest. I'm not a huge fan of Kenny Kwan either. But their acting is decent. The one acting as the Dragon Prince was kind of dull at the beginning but it got REALLY REALLY GOOD. It broke my heart when I watched him.
MUSIC: Absolutely loved the intro and ending songs. The intro song is really unique, only an instrumental. It really matches this drama. The ending song kind of reminds me of Yi Yan Wan Nian from S.H.E., not sure why. There was also a song with a male singer that I really liked and it appeared with the Prince and Tong Xin. Some of the instrumentals in this drama were really good and it catches onto you quick.
RE-WATCH VALUE: I probably won't re-watch it in the near future, even if I had time. But, I would re-watch it for the supporting couple. I really, really liked them.