When a Snail Falls in Love
|When a Snail Falls in Love|
|Based on||When a Snail Falls in Love by Ding Mo|
|Written by||Zhu Zhu|
|Directed by||Zhang Kaizhou|
|Country of origin||China|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Daylight Entertainment|
|Original network||Dragon Television|
|Original release||24 October –|
12 December 2016
|Related shows||Love Me If You Dare |
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. The series aired on Dragon TV from 24 October to 12 December 2016.
The series saw 200 million online hits the first week, and on 15 November the production team announced that the show had reached 1 billion views online. 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.
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.
|Detective of at Ling Police Department|
|Profiling intern at Ling Municipal Police|
|Police intern at Ling Police Department|
|Police Officer at Ling Police Department|
|Member of the Ye family and Ji Bai's childhood friend|
|Heiress of the Ye Corporation.|
|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
|2nd China Quality Television Drama Ceremony||Weekly Drama of the Year (Dragon TV)||Won|||
|Most Marketable Actor||Wang Kai||Won|
|Tencent QQ Star Awards||Quality Network Drama of the Year||Won|||
|Most Powerful TV Actor||Wang Kai||Won|
|Trendy TV Actress||Wang Ziwen||Won|
|22nd Huading Awards||Top 10 Dramas of The Year||Won|||
|5th Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Chinese Language Drama||Nominated|
(dubbed into Sinhalese)
|Philippines||GMA News TV||2019|
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