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I attended the exclusive preview screening of SIREN at The Screening Room before the premiere on Blue Ant Entertainment on Starhub Channel. Thanks for feeding us, while we watched the drama during the screening!
In Greek Mythology, 'Sirens' appear as mermaids or seafolk that prey on hapless seafarers by luring them to their doom with their hypnotic songs.
In this latest American fantasy/TV Drama series, 'SIREN', a small fishing town that has a history with mermaids, is thrown into chaos when a strange lady appears one day. In the coastal town of Bristol Cove, there is a legend that the area used to be the home to mermaids. One day, a mysterious girl who calls herself 'Ryn' (starring Eline Powell), appears and causes much chaos and havoc within the town with her appearance. While Ryn herself isn't violent, she meets Ben Pownall (played by Alex Roe), who is the son of the town's leading family, and is working as a marine biologist with his girlfriend, Maddie Bishop (Starring Fola Evans-Akingbola).
After watching 2 episodes of 'SIREN' at the preview screening, I personally felt that this wasn't any run of the mill horror/monster flick, as there were some good drama elements and action/thriller scenes. The show does a good job of setting up the various conflicts and problems the town faces with the appearance of a mermaid!
Eline Powell brings out the role of Ryn very well, as she manages to convey a certain creepiness whenever she is on screen. What I really liked about the show was that the mermaids shown in 'SIREN' aren't completely evil nor benevolent. Ryn is primarily concerned with finding her missing sister Donna, so that they can return back to the ocean together.
The show has successfully changed the usual view of what people usually assume mermaids to look like, into something more dangerous and sombre. I love this exciting drama which draws from real emotions being portrayed by the cast and storyline, and it kept me yearning to watch the next episode! 'SIREN' is an awesome drama series and it is really a pity if you miss it.
Thanks Blue Ant Media for the invite, and do catch the two-hour special premiere of 'SIREN' on the 04 June 2018, 9.45pm on Blue Ant Entertainment on Starhub Channel 509.
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