- Genre: Romance, Sport
- Date Released: 2017
My Mr. Mermaid – Chinese Drama Review
This Chinese drama is a timely replacement for the recently concluded Love ’til The End of Summer.
Yep the poster opposite is right. The drama is full of hunky gorgeous young men battling the chlorinated water of college life.
Yun Duo (Tan Song Yun) is an intern journalist (sports writer?) whose first dabble to news reporting is to interview Qi Rui Feng, the Madman of the North, a multi-medalled best friend of Tang Yi Bai.
Tang Yi Bai previously was the undefeated swimming champion but fell from grace because he was disqualified from alleged drug taking. Now he is making a comeback.
Also in the picture is Heng Ou Yang, who was Tang Yi Bai biggest rival.
I have only watched two episodes so far but I am hooked.
The swimming battles are very edge of seat kind of thing and not helping me as currently I am suffering from laryngitis. Despite my hoarse voice and advise from my doctors not to use my voice too much, this drama is forcing me to shout my encouragement to the swimmers during their contest.
Yun Duo and Tang Yi Bai have such a cute chemistry fairly early on. There is also a little bit of similarity with that Taiwanese drama Swimming Battle, where the main girl character has a deja vu of being saved by someone when she was drowning.
This drama is shown in China on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will comprise of 36 episodes.
So far only two episodes have been fully english subtitled. I hope those ingenious Chinese will take heed and help us out English speakers. (Thank you)
I am now watching episode 17. The romance between Yun Duo and Yi Bai is going from strength to strength but I have to admit I quite like the story developing between Yun Duo and her intern assistant Lin Xi or James Lin.
Yi Bai’s mother is a hoot. I love watching her. They should give more scenes between Yi Bai’s mum and Qi Ruifeng. They are hilarious!