Surplus Princess or otherwise known as The Idle Princess is so adorably cute and bubbly (whoops…no spoilers I hope). In the drama, Jo Bo-Ah plays Kim Ha-Ni or Eileen, a mermaid who lives in the Han River, but yearns to become human to pursue her hot crush, Chef Shi-kyung. Just like the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, Princess Eileen is well acquainted with the technologies of the modern world, even keeping a smartphone in a plastic bag so she can keep up with social media. After fangirling and ogling said crush one day, he accidently slips into the water where she manages to steal a kiss and his cell phone! In order to pursue this crush of hers, she manages to trick Witch Ahn, who used to be a merman, to give her the potion to become human.
Meanwhile, in the human world, we are introduced to a house of people who are trying to find their first jobs. This includes Lee Hyun-Myung, intern Jin-A’s long suffering boyfriend, who is super creative and an eager person, but obviously not up to Jin-A’s high standards (she’s got an eye on Chef Shi-kyung). Jin-A does her stalker research and tries to worm her way into the Chef’s good graces. Though Ha-Ni manages to get herself a pair of legs, it comes with a price. She must find someone to fall in love with her within 100 days or disappear in a burst of bubbles. Meanwhile she accidentally encounters Lee Hyun-Myung, who is pegged as a pervert because of her, and coincidently must now share a house with him as well!
As it currently stands, life is not looking too bright for Ha-ni. Will she be able to find love before she meets her demise? As of now, I have not decided yet whether I wish to follow this almost blog-like drama (complete with comical sketchy drawings). It is colorful, snappy, and fun, but perhaps not the romcom style I am looking for right now. Like a starburst, a quick burst of flavor in the beginning…but will it last?