Jaws meets Memento with a touch of Shape of Water for good measure...
Parents should note that this modern reinterpretation of mermaids and their interactions with humans is very much on the dark side. If you are at all familiar with the original fables about mermaids, you'll know how dark and twisted the myths really were. However, Disney and other such iterations have cemented an idea of mermaids being like sweet fairies; and if children come into this show with that idea, they will be gravely disappointed...and possibly terrified. The main siren has a separate romantic relationship with a man and woman who are dating each other. A mermaid is captured by scientists and experimented on. A captured siren plots [and rather graphically] carries out her revenge by brutally murdering 6 human scientists from her containment tank [she bludgeons, drowns, and rips apart 3 of them]. Sirens often hiss and growl at each other even when in human form. The siren's skin begins to decay and transform when they've been out of water too long. It's commendable that the series takes a new approach on the scientific plausibility of mermaids, but it could've been done with a less horror, and a tad more sci-fi. As it is, it's like watching Stephen King's "Aquamarine" nightmare.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness