Snails & Eclipses
The simulcast for a Chinese crime drama gets off to a brisk start, and a Korean historical fantasy reaches its denouement.
The leads of Chinese thriller When a Snail Falls in Love are an unlikely, yet formidable investigative team. But as veteran detective Ji Bai starts to fall for rookie criminal profiler Xu Xu, he quickly realizes that – as perceptive as his partner is on the job – she is obtuse when it comes to matters of her own heart.
There is little time for romance, though, when the infamous – and long dormant – “Angel’s Killer” reemerges, and the duo takes point on the case.
Wang Kai (Nirvana in Fire) stars opposite Wang Zi Wen (Ode to Joy) in this adaption of a novel by Ding Mo, whose works also inspired the hit C-drama Love Me If You Dare earlier this year.
The series finale for K-drama remake Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, headlined by Lee Joon-gi (Iljimae), also airs this week.
See below for more about these and other shows with licensed streams and English subtitles.
- Completed simulcasts & new-to-streaming catalog titles: board
- Expanded distribution: Ex-Girlfriend Club (South Korea).
- Upcoming Asian dramas with confirmed simulcasts: index
Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016
When a Snail Falls in Love (China)
Ice Fantasy (China)
Jealousy Incarnate (South Korea)
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (South Korea)
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week (South Korea)
One Percent of Something (South Korea)
Our Gab Soon (South Korea)
Secrets of Women (South Korea)
Shopping King Louie (South Korea)
The K2 (South Korea)
The Unusual Family, a.k.a. Strange Family (South Korea)
Ultraman Orb (Japan)
In-Progress, Irregular Schedule:
Customize Happiness (China)
Cupid Above (China)
Dating Factory (China)
Laurel Tree Tailors (South Korea)
Love By Design (Taiwan)
Metro of Love (Taiwan)
On the Way to the Airport (South Korea)
Prince of Wolf (Taiwan)
Rookie Agent Rouge (China)
Singing All Along (China)
Still Lala, a.k.a. Hi DuLaLa (China)
Swimming Battle (Taiwan)
The Flower in Prison (South Korea)
The Legend of Chusen (China)
The Love Song (Taiwan)
The Man Living in Our House, a.k.a. Sweet Stranger and Me (South Korea)
Warm Love and War of Male (China)
Woman With a Suitcase (South Korea)
Confirmed Coming Soon:
Crime Scene Investigation Center (Taiwan)
Entourage (South Korea)
Goblin (South Korea)
Great Inventors (China)
Hwarang: The Beginning (South Korea)
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (South Korea)
Saimdang: Light’s Diary (South Korea)
Stay With Me (China)
The Legend of the Blue Sea (South Korea)
The Princess Weiyoung (China)
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