When a Snail
Falls in Love left me with quite a first impression that I ended up
marathoning the whole series or the current episodes already released online. I
kept telling myself “patience is a virtue” as I waited for the last two episodes
of this crime thriller. Although I have been spoiled for the ending, I still waited
for English subtitles because I wanted to see how it all ends.
Straight from the start, this drama intrigue
viewers by its unique title, When a Snail
Falls in Love, which simply draws us in. It’s a figurative saying; it’s not
about an actual snail and lion. In this case, the snail is Xu Xu, who is clever
when it comes to psychoanalyze a crime, but slow when it comes to love. Ji Bai
is the lion in terms of his fierce and brave ability to pursuit crimes and
love. Two polar opposites; yet they make a perfect crime solving duo.
on Seven First Kisses, fairy
godmother Choi Ji Woo granted Soo Jin’s wish of getting her first kiss by allowing
her to meet seven mysterious men with “kiss” number one given by Lee Joon Gi.
Just right after the kiss, she came back to present time and met her handsome
boss, Park Hae Jin aka potential kiss number2. EPISODE 3: Park Hae Jin
Due to her
using her cell phone during work, her boss inquired her to work overtime with
him. When she walked into his office, she expected there to be lots of works to
be done; rather she ate dinner with him. He seeing it was already late said he
will take her home.
Ever since I started watching Chinese drama again, I’m on a continuous
search for more, which is where I found myself interested in When a Snail Falls in Love, a crime
thriller about a pair of crime detectives, whom through their awkwardness have
found love with each other. It certainly was not the synopsis that drew me into
giving this a chance; it was actually the catchy title. Yes, the title does
reflect the drama; rather than being a pointless one that have no significant
meaning what so ever. The snail is Xu Xu, a criminal psychologist, who is slow
to falling in love (i.e. snail), whereas Ji Bai is a vigilant lion, whom is not
afraid to chase after love and crime.