There have already been the best mermaid movies, and now it’s time for a series. So if you’re fascinated by mythical femme Fatales with fishtails, take a deep breath and dive into our list below.
The best series about mermaids. Check which popular titles you must watch
This ranking couldn’t be complete without Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and adult-oriented “Siren”, Australia’s “Tidelands” and South Korea’s “Pu-reun da-ba-eui jeon-seol”, and last but not least, the youngsters’ favourite”H2O: Just Add Water” and”Mako Mermaids”. So splash out!
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Mako Mermaids (2013 – 2016)
Made between 2013 and 2016, the series “Mako Mermaids” is a spin-off of another popular production featured in this list,”H2O: Just Add Water”. During a trip to title island, 16-year-old Zac Blakely(Chai Romruen) falls into a magical lake and becomes a mermaid as a result. From then on, every time the protagonist comes into contact with water, he grows a fish tail. Three mermaids, Sirena(Amy Ruffle), Nixie (Ivy Latimer) and Lyla(Lucy Fry), try to deprive Zac of his supernatural powers. This is because they fear that the boy might reveal Mako’s secret to the rest of the world. What will come of all this? A little bit of teen comedy, a handful of fantasy adventure, and a dash of romance. Just in time to catch a shoal of teenage viewers online.
Australian production “Tidelands” tells the story of Cal McTeer(Charlotte Best) – a young woman who, after 10 years in a correctional facility, returns to the fishing village of Orphelin Bay. The town is full of secrets, and the biggest one is hidden by the community of Tidelanders, who live in an isolated part of the bay. They are led by charismatic Adrielle Cuthbert, played by Elsa Pataky from”The Fast and the Furious” series. It’s not a big spoiler to say that there are mermaids involved in the on-screen intrigue. If you add to it the search for a magical artifact and drug trafficking, you will get a bizarre, filled with sex and violence cocktail of a fairy tale and detective story.
H2O: Just Add Water
H2O: Just Add Water tells the story of three teenage girls – Cleo(Phoebe Tonkin), Emma (Claire Holt) and Rikki(Cariba Heine) – who find themselves on the trail of a lake hidden under a volcanic crater. Bathing in the lake turns the girls into mermaids endowed with superpowers. From that moment any contact with water ends up in growing fish tails. The heroines are forced to hide their secret from those around them and at the same time try to lead a normal life. Jonathan M. Shiff ‘s series is a magical coming-of-age story and a hymn to girls’ friendship.“H2O” was a huge success: the Australian title was sold to more than 120 countries, where it was watched by a total of a quarter of a billion viewers.
The Little Mermaid
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Disney’s animated film“The Little Mermaid” brought its producers over $200 million in revenue and two Academy Awards. No wonder then that the studio decided to strike while the iron is hot and three years after the premiere they presented a series set before the events of the film. We find out what amazing adventures the title character had before she met her future husband, Prince Eric. In her underwater escapades Arielka the Mermaid will be accompanied by Sebastian the crab and Florek the fish. There will also be King Triton and the evil witch Ursula. There will also be new characters such as Urchin, an orphaned mermaid taken in by Arielka’s father. So if you are a fan of the movie, you will surely have fun while watching the series.
Airing 2018-2020, “Siren” is set in the seaside town of Bristol Cove, which legend has it was once home to mermaids. One day, Ryn Fisher(Eline Powell), a mysterious young woman with a dark past, appears in the area. The newcomer quickly falls in love with the astute marine biologist Ben(Alex Roe). What the protagonist doesn’t realize, however, is who Ryn really is and what her intentions are. Soon Bristol Cove becomes the arena for horrific events involving both mermaids and the military. The show is co-created by American television veteran Dean White whose credits include “Once Upon a Time” and”The 100″. The director has made sure that “Siren” is an engaging mix of fantasy, thriller and romance. In short, something to please everyone.
Pu-reun da-ba-eui jeon-seol
“Pu-reun da-ba-eui jeon-seol” (“The Legend of the Blue Sea”) is a South Korean drama series that combines elements of a dark fairy tale and a love story. The protagonist of the story, which takes place on two time planes, is a mermaid Se-hwa(Ji-hyun Jun), who follows her beloved (superstar Lee Min-ho), whom she met in the distant past, to contemporary Seoul. Unfortunately, the reincarnated man doesn’t resemble his former self one bit – he’s a criminal who specializes in robbing the rich. As if that wasn’t enough, a paid assassin sent by his stepmother is after his life. Will the feeling that brought the couple together centuries ago manage to blossom again? Will the mermaid be able to save her chosen one from a tragic fate? The search for answers to these questions will require patience and concentration. But rest assured, it won’t be time wasted.