Last night Freeform's new mermaid drama, Siren premiered. The series focuses on Ben, a resident a small coastal Whashington town, who discovers a mermaid, Ryn, and decides to help her find her sister, who was recently taken captive by the government. The premiere also introduces several subplots that look like they will continue on through the rest of the season. Including Ben's friends' search for one of their fishing boat crewmates, Chris, who was attacked by the Ryn's sister, and then taken by the governement along with her, Ben's girlfriend's cop father's investigation into a murder commited by Ryn, and what the government is doing to Ryn's sister. I enjoyed it and plan to keep watching. The characters a pretty interesting, with good performances and writing, and we got some interesting hints at a deeper history between Ben's family and the mermaids. It wasn't a big action show, but there was still enough interesting things going to keep things interesting. The fact that the military appear to be the one's in charge of the experiement's on Ryn's sister make me think that there's more going there than just scientific curiosity. On top of that is the fact that they are keeping Chris captive and unconcious. The end seemed to hint that perhaps the scientist studying Ryn's sister isn't entirely unsympathetic. I'm curious how exactly Helen was able to recognize Ryn as a mermaid.