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Oh Snap! Surplus mermaid princess

I don’t know why they didn’t just title Surplus Princess The Little Mermaid instead, since that’s the pun (surplus princess is just a mumble away from sounding like the other title), and also the source material: The story is about an actual mermaid who comes to Seoul in search of true love and has a hundred days to become human. Cue romance and, apparently, employment hijinks.

Lead actress Jo Boa (Horse Healer, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band) plays the heroine; Song Jae-rim and Ohn Joo-wan co-star. The drama airs on tvN as a Thursday drama beginning on August 7.

Via Osen

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I'm so used to Mary's edits that when I saw the poster it looked wrong to me without Song Jae Rim flailing around in the water.

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Same here! Mary's version is a lot better :D I crack up every time I stumble upon it ;)

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link please?!

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Oh Lord! I don't know what to say to that XD
Mary, erm you're very creative.

Anyway, i'm looking forward to this. Don't know the lead female, but she's pretty. Perfect for a mermaid. Hope her acting is decent enough.
I just want a cute romance. Don't need, and not expecting, anything epic from this.
I'm pretty much willing to give anything from TvN a chance these days.

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If u wanna watch Jo Boa drama, check Shut Up Flower Boy Band. And recently, she's in the movie Innocent Thing with Jang Hyuk.

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That is...the best, actually. They should display this on the streets. Everyone would definitely tune in.

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I totally prefer Mary's version of the poster.

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So that's Song Jae Rim! I have been wondering since Mary comes around...

(Raise hand) I am a fan too, saw him once in Moon embraces the Sun, rewinded many times to look at him, he is just so charismatic on screen...

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Hilarious

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oh my hilarious, really creative mary

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HAHAHAHA! So that's why there was a flood of tumblr peeps suddenly interested in Song Jae Rim's breast stroke!

ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Mary,
I love you.
Thank you for making my day with this gif.

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If I'm not mistaken, isn't this a remake of "Aquamarine"?

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I knew her name sounded familiar...so its the chick from SUFBB....hope her acting has improved!

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Agreed! She was kinda a downer when everyone else around her was much better/more compelling.

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Where's Mary?!!!

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Mary has now earned Anthony-esque status around DB.

If the reflex is to ask What would Anthony do whenever we see production-related news, now it's Where's Mary whenever there's a SJR related news.. :)

And yeah, where's Mary?

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I love how we are all looking for Mary. I will probably watch this mainly because I want to participate in her reaction to watching this. :D

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LOL I was thinking that. I pressed on the link just to see if she had commented :D

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Me too. Usually I just lurk around, hardly ever commenting. But I came for Mary.

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Yep, me three.

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Ditto :D I generally lurk around. I'm here just for Mary's inswoonful comments on SJR.! *giggle*
Was expecting her to be the first to comment here :D :D

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Joking the crowd. SJR = Mary in my mind.

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I disliked her the most in SUFBB. Her acting irritated me more than L's acting, which says a lot about her acting skills, or lack thereof.

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Why, exactly, would a mermaid come to Seoul looking for true love? Why not Busan, or Jeju, or Honolulu, or Tahiti? Someplace where the sea is more interesting and you don't have to cross a mile of mudflats to get to shore half the day?

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She got caught up in the typhoon surge and decided hey while I'm here let me check out this sea, and oh this one and wow here is a big looking river, and ooh look what is this teeming metropolis? Works for me lol.

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That's where Ursala dropped her off. You know that woman is evil.

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Becos she is a mermaid from Korean waters, and she is looking for sb who looks like Song Jae Rim. Not that she has to be a Korean mermaid to want sb who looks like SJR, of course.

Mary, you've competition!

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Seoul's where all the brooding, rich and comely chaebol heirs are.... they make fine 'true loves' after a while :)

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Good taste in men?

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I'll answer for Mary...

Because SJR is in Seoul. Is there even another reason?

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Mary, olly olly oxen free.

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I don't know much about this actress but I will give her the benefit of the doubt because she did not have much of a character to work with in Shut Up. Her character was mostly just a foil for the the male characters, and I cannot fault the actress for that. That said, I'm in this for Song Jae-rim, and I hope he gets to deliver a heaping helping of his quirky happy-making character goodness.

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I know her acting's not that great... but she's improved in the movie Thorn co-starring Jang Hyuk.

She's my girl crush anyway. <3

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I like that poster much better. It makes me feel like the show will have an ample cast of quirky characters which is always a plus.

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the best thing about jo boa in SUFBB was that she was pretty. hopefully she can deliver a little more than that, or has costars that can dial up the charisma like sung joon.

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I look love mermaids but nooo just noooooooooo absolutely a drama in f it was a movie how the world are u going to drag out a mermaid story for 16 episodes no please noooo

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I mean....I don't think it's exactly that hard...

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I am betting she will only be a mermaid for like the first half of episode one, and then magically shed her tailfins. I am not too sure this plot is going to work.

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hope the writer's are not looking at the Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah starrer Splash

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On the one hand:

1) It's a retelling of The Little Mermaid, which is my favorite Disney movie.
2) Mermaids are my favorite mythological creature. (Anytime anyone asks me 'pirates or ninjas,' I tell them mermaids.)
3) It's going to be about what it's like to be unemployed and struggling to find work. That is definitely something I can relate to, lol.
4) It's a TVN drama. I love TVN.

On the other hand:

1) She's a mermaid who doesn't like people who are unemployed? Or was that just part of the initial description and now no longer part of the overall plot? (I hope it's not part of the plot anymore. Cause that makes no sense.)
2) Why Seoul? Wouldn't it be a little difficult for a mermaid to get to Seoul? (I know nothing about geography, so forgive me if I sound stupid with that question.) Not to mention every Korean drama in existence is set in Seoul. (You would think no one lives anywhere else in South Korea.) I feel like Busan would be a better location, geographically speaking and just for the sake of some variety.

But most importantly:

Kim Seul Gi will have some kind of role in this drama. That means I have to watch it.

I guess it's time to admit I have a girl crush on Kim Seul Gi, lol.

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Larry Zoolander: I just thank the Lord she didn't live to see her son as a mermaid.
Derek Zoolander: Mer-man!
[high-pitched cough]
Derek Zoolander: Mer-man!

Sorry, had to throw that in there! That movie just cracks me up! lol

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She's so pretty but mediocre acting.

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Ugh, how far Little Mermaid has come from Hans Christian Andersen's original work. This looks more vomit-inducing than Disney's version, if even possible.

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that is some bad photoshopping. im disapppointed. it couldve done better

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I'm just looking forward to seeing SJR stills from the drama. Hopefully we'll get plenty of them. :)

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Well, in Philippines there are TELENOVELAs (Drama) about mermaid. I'm curious now!

Here's 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlXDHRFlEG0

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WAAAAH! I missed this post! How could I have missed this??? I only slept for 3 hours and I missed this? Aigoo~

I am not worthy. T^T

*climbs Rim mountain for penance*
*kneels 1000x in Rim temple*

Anyway, thanks for the laughs everyone. ^____^

And thanks for posting this bit of news, JB! I get the feeling that you posted about this little drama just so we can spazz here to my heart's content. How sweet of you! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Dear Drama, be good OR have lots of Rim and Kim Seul Gi stealing the show. Otherwise, I'll fishify you! Y'hear that??? *takes out fish pictures threateningly*

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Uhh well, if she is going to stay in Song jae-rims bathroom I am definitely on board...

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such is THE Mary effect! now, when I hear anything about Song Jae Rim on other sites other than DB, I'm like "is Mary here?"...^__^

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Mary is every where. We are all a little bit Mary, inside.

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So South Korea is going down the path of mermaids, huh?

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Well...if you think about it, what is a mermaid after all, except a geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenius fish?

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So kind of like Splash/Little Mermaid? Will there be a Ursula-esque villain. Please say yes show!!!

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I need more SJR in my life..

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