Chinese romance novelist Tong Hua, most famous for authoring Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling with Every Step), has penned many of my favorite period romance novels. But her moderns novels have been mostly miss with me, and the few that work aren’t epic or memorable much. One of her recent novels was The Starry Night The Starry Sea centering on the star-crossed love between a male mermaid prince of the ocean and his modern day lady love who resides on a small island. Truth be told it was sorta weird from the start and I never connected with either lead. The novel got a C-drama adaptation starring Feng Shao Feng and Bea Hayden, which is a pretty enough pairing though she looks way more mermaidy in visuals than him. Check out all the character posters, drama stills, and first preview that screams island paradise with a side of angst.
Preview for The Starry Sea, The Starry Sky: