Despite the doubious CGI and underwater fashion, Zhao Liying‘s Mermaid Legend 追鱼传奇 turned out to be much more cute than one would’ve expected from its trailer.
Zhao Liying plays a carp fish who’s training to become a dragon, and you’re constantly reminded of her fishiness whenever she puffs her mouth in the most adorable and least annoying way possible. After upsetting the Dragon King, she must proof the joys of human love by helping Kenny Kwan’s character get married to his betrothed (Dai Jiaoqian), who unfortunately turned out to be from a gold-digging family who want her to be the crowned princess. Added in the mix are mini-detective stories as Kenny Kwan’s character passes his time solving crimes, with the occasional help from the great Justice Bao himself.
The series airs two episodes per day on Saturdays and Sundays on Hunan TV, with its cast going on Happy Camp this week.