When a Snail Falls in Love

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When a Snail Falls in Love
When a Snail Falls in Love Poster.jpg
Based onWhen a Snail Falls in Love by Ding Mo
Written byZhu Zhu
Directed byZhang Kaizhou[1]
StarringWang Kai
Wang Ziwen
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes21
Producer(s)Hou Hongliang[1]
Running time30 minutes[2]
Production company(s)Daylight Entertainment
Original networkDragon Television
Original release24 October (2016-10-24) –
12 December 2016 (2016-12-12)
Related showsLove Me If You Dare
Memory Lost
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When a Snail Falls in Love (Chinese: 如果蜗牛有爱情; pinyin: rú guǒ wō niú yǒu ài qíng) is a 2016 Chinese television series directed by Zhang Kai-zhou and produced by Daylight Entertainment. It stars Wang Kai, Wang Ziwen, Xu Yue, and Yu Heng. It is based on Ding Mo's novel of the same title, who also wrote Love Me If You Dare starring Wallace Huo.[2][1] The series aired on Dragon TV from 24 October to 12 December 2016.

The series saw 200 million online hits the first week,[3] and on 15 November the production team announced that the show had reached 1 billion views online.[4] The show is also popular with international viewers, with a 9.8 out 10 score on viki.com, and has been praised for its suspenseful storyline and tightly woven plot.[5]


Ji Bai is a stone-faced team leader of the Violent Crime Unit. Xu Xu is a new intern specializing in offender profiling. Tasked with solving a series of crimes that are somehow mysteriously connected, the two develop feelings for each other. Xu Xu draws comic panels of their relationship, portraying herself as a snail and Ji as a lion.[2]


Actor Character Description
Wang Kai
Ji Bai (季白)
Detective of at Ling Police Department
Wang Ziwen
Xu Xu (许诩)
Profiling intern at Ling Municipal Police
Xu Yue (徐悦)
Yao Meng (姚檬)
Police intern at Ling Police Department
Yu Heng (于恒)
Zhao Han (赵寒)
Police Officer at Ling Police Department
Zhao Yuanyuan (赵圆瑗)
Ye Zixi (叶梓夕)
Member of the Ye family and Ji Bai's childhood friend
Wu Xiaoyu (武笑羽)
Ye Qiao (叶俏)
Heiress of the Ye Corporation.
Zhang Yanyan (张棪琰)
Brother Lu (噜哥)
Head of a drug cartel


When a Snail Falls in Love - Original Television Soundtrack (如果蜗牛有爱情电视剧原声音乐大碟)
1."A Snail's Walk (蜗牛行)"Yu Zijiang 
2."A Happiness's Final Destination (幸福的终点)"Zeng Jian (version 1), Wang Ziwen (version 2) 

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2nd China Quality Television Drama Ceremony Weekly Drama of the Year (Dragon TV) Won [6]
Most Marketable Actor Wang Kai Won
Tencent QQ Star Awards Quality Network Drama of the Year Won [7]
Most Powerful TV Actor Wang Kai Won
Trendy TV Actress Wang Ziwen Won
22nd Huading Awards Top 10 Dramas of The Year Won [8]
5th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Chinese Language Drama Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Premiere
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Rupavahini
(dubbed into Sinhalese)
 Philippines GMA News TV 2019


  1. ^ a b c "'When a snail falls in love' to air on Dragon TV". Shanghai Daily. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "《如果蜗牛有爱情》赢口碑 王凯王子文组新CP模式" (in Chinese). People's Daily. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ "《如果蜗牛有爱情》王凯金句频出 王子文甜蜜拜师" (in Chinese). China Daily. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Weibo account announcement" (in Chinese). 如果蜗牛有爱情. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Drawn to the suspenseful plots, diverse characters, and gripping storytelling techniques, foreign fans of Chinese crime dramas can be found all over the globe". Global Times. 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "品质盛典:孙俪着戏装现身 胡歌现场致敬老艺术家". NetEase.
  7. ^ "星光大赏荣誉榜丨李易峰、赵丽颖斩获"最受欢迎电视剧男女演员"". Tencent. 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ "华鼎奖百强名单出炉 《小别离》获榜单第一名". People's Daily.
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/kirilliyo/photos/a.204659613474093/204652696808118/?type=3&theater

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