Seven Snail Shots that Surpass Silver Screen Standards

Number 10. This wallpaper worthy crime scene.
Number 7: This wallpaper worthy crime scene.

Creative angles and moving shots give  the When a Snail Falls in Love  trailer a film feel that I love. Here are my favorite shots and/or scenes from the trailer.

The  series is only 15 episodes and director Zhang Kaizhou promised a faster pace, better crime-solving, more combat, more soul, and less romance compared to the original. Let’s hope he delivers.  There is also a big train fight scene in Myanmar that should be a hoot.

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Number 6: moving shots that are too cool for TV.

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Wang Kai, Wang Ziwen solve crimes and fall in love

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I will shot someone if they don’t change the super misleading title.

Daylight Entertainment has the best trailers.  They can build up suspense even where the actual series fails. Their latest work is detective series When a Snail Falls in Love 如果蜗牛有爱情 starring Wang Kai and Wang Ziwen in their third drama together.  The trailer looks great as usual, with movie-leveled cinematography, actually decent action sequences, and some moments of cuteness injected in the midst of suspense.

The series is based on the book of the same name by author Ding Mo and directed by Zhang Kaizhou (two of the three people behind the spectacular fail of Love Me If You Dare). Luckily, the scriptwriter is not Hai Yan, who can’t write for the screen to save her life.  If anything, it’s only 15 episodes, which hopefully means it’s faster-paced.

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Director Zhang Kaizhou’s shots.

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Battle of psychopaths in “Love Me If You Dare”

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Based on this screen-cap alone, I think this show might overtake Nirvana in Fire and The Disguiser for best title sequences of the year.

Wallace Huo and Zhang Luyi put on a battle of a  split-personality psychopath and a more conventional psychopath (as conventional as psychopaths gets)  in the latest trailer of romantic detective thriller Love Me If You Dare.  Poor Ma Sichun and Wang Kai are caught in the battle as both are taken as hostages at some point. This marks the third drama where Wang Kai gets shot/stabbed in the shoulder, twice by his best friend, once by his dad, and once by himself to warn his best friend.  The show airs two episodes per week beginning today (October 15). Watch it on YouTube here.

Author Ding Mo has two more similar detective romances set for adaptation, If snails could love 如果蜗牛有爱情 by Shandong TV and Stuff My Heart 美人馅  by Yu Zheng. Yu Zheng tried to get Jin Dong for the latter and got so brutally rejected that his heart shattered like glass (actual words used by Yu Zheng).  Let’s just hope he doesn’t go Wang Manchun after this heartbreak..