MerPeople: (all episodes)
June 14, 2023 12:54 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A four part documentary on Netflix about professional mermaids working at Weeki Wachee Springs and elsewhere. Mermaids of all colors, shapes, sizes and locations (Arkansas!?)! Also involves auditions, tail making, a cruise ship, a pageant competition, and a mermaid reunion.

Writeups: Decider, What To Watch, Tudum.

I found this very heartwarming to see people pursuing their careers. Nobody's mean and it seems like everyone's very sweet to each other* and reasonable when auditioning and things like that. I also liked how Eric the MerTailor offered his own facility when the reunion was canceled**. And I was deeply amused when Richard Branson landed in Blix's lap.

* thought I'm still trying to figure out why Che Monique auditioned for the pageant and was asked to be a judge instead?
** and why the Weeki Wachee reunion was shut down so hard with a "no asking questions!" email.
posted by jenfullmoon (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Oh I need to watch this! I follow Che Monique on fb. I love her so.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:09 PM on June 14, 2023 [1 favorite]

I had no idea professional mermaiding was such a thing. I was expecting a Tiger King style garbage fire, but this isn't that at all. It's about people who are performers, and they take it seriously, and that's what makes it worth watching.
posted by surlyben at 10:24 PM on June 14, 2023 [2 favorites]

It’s mermazing!
posted by LizBoBiz at 7:13 AM on July 11, 2023

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