Historical / romance

The Idle Mermaid

Mermaid princess Aileen (Jo Bo-ah) saves celebrity chef Kwon Shi-kyung (Oh Joo-wan) when he accidentally falls into the Han River while filming his television show and falls in love with him at first sight.  She gets her hands on a magical potion that transforms her into a human and sets her sights on winning Shi-kyung over, but soon discovers she is living on borrowed time – if she doesn’t manage to win him over within 100 days, she will disappear forever.   

Also Known As: Surplus Princess, The Mermaid
Directed by: Baek Seung-ryong
Written by: Park Ran, Kim Ji-soo
Starring: Jo Bo-ah, On Joo-wan, Song Jae-rim, Park Ji-soo
Extended Cast: Kim Seul-gi, Kim Min-kyo, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Sun-kyu, Jin Hee-kyung, Kim Jae-hwa, Han So-young, Ahn Gil-kang, Kim Jin-hee
Original network: tvN
Original release: 7 August 2014 – 9 October 2014
No. of episodes: 10
Running Time: 45-50 minutes
Distributor: tvN