Gloomy Salad Days

Gloomy Salad Days (2010)

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Ratings: 7.2/10 from 536 users
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This drama involves 12 different stories which happened to teenagers, taken from real life social cases. Shen Qi is a student who has a brain tumor, giving him the ability to see Death Girl when no one else can. As he witnesses her task of ferrying different people to the afterlife, he gradually falls in love with her and begins to understand the transition between life and death.

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    Death Girl; Sǐshén Shaònǔ

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Jul 2, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Most people get turned off by the goofy name, but seriously don't be one of those people >.< It's an amazing drama, It's so unique. This is right up there with other incredible tw dramas like Mars.

Firstly the story is amazing, I give a 9 though instead of a 10 because the stories at the beginning are quite slow but improve as the drama progresses, but I warn anyone watching that read more there are a lot of heavy topics covered... but these stories really open up your eyes to the struggles that teenagers go through (not all are universal) and the music is great ! One of my favorite OST and it adds an eery tone to the drama.

Also, the cast is outstanding ! In particular Serena Fang who plays Du/Death Girl stands out, I can't believe I haven't seen her in anything else before this drama... she is the perfect death girl giving off a melancholy, mysterious exterior. Aaron Yan is is great to, but I wouldn't say his performance is that strong, Jiro Wang could have done it better and his character isn't as memorable as Xiao Lin and Da Dong where both of these actors give a lot of emotion. Also I couldn't take Wang Zi seriously as the 'bad boy' in the beginning, but other than that, an amazing cast !

Definitely watch this drama ! You'd be crazy to miss it :P
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Jul 4, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
The stories in this drama are surprisingly controversial. That's what makes it so intriguing. Some stories will shock you, some will disgust you, some will sadden you, some will scare you and some will frustrate you. A drama that leaves such an impression on you and makes you feel these emotions, however, is one that I think highly of and therefore would recommend.

Admittedly you don't see a lot of read more Aaron Yan at first, which may disappoint you, but that doesn't mean you won't fall in love with the other characters, each individually trying to overcome their own troubles. Aaron's appearances are short but sweet and later when he gets more air time, I fell in love with his sweet, loving character even more. His relationship with the Death Girl, Du may leave something to be desired but is in no way shallow. I felt every emotion in this drama. A must watch!
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Similar theme about people that have made a pact/are approaching their own demise. The story about the Death Girl.
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Most asian dramas are feel good series made for escapism. These two dramas doesn't put an instagram filter on their characters lives. All of them are going throu real life.
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    Feli Jul 7, 2017

    You should watch this one for the casting if nothing else. The stories are interesting! The first one made me pretty angry, because I felt there was no justice. As far as the rest of them, some were better than others. But on the whole I recommend it!

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    claudya87 Apr 16, 2017

    I couldn't get into it..I usually enjoy stories about/with Death but this one is not my cup of tea.

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    kyuubi Jul 9, 2016 - edited

    Wow, I really enjoyed this drama. The horrible title and the just ok first episode almost made me drop it but I'm glad I didn't. :)

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    mila24 Dec 1, 2015 - edited

    where can I watch this?

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    Meeno Nov 30, 2015

    totally enjoyed this one,recommended watch

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    jxsilicon9 Nov 18, 2015

    Similar dramas?

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    Mia Oct 21, 2015
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    Sujach Apr 26, 2015 - edited

    is there romance in it?

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      fadetoblack Jun 1, 2015

      sometimes... it's episodic so it depends on the story in that episode. definitely not "romantic" though. it's grim/weird

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      Sujach Jun 3, 2015

      The good grim/weird or the bad one

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      Kate Jun 17, 2015

      I would think it's the good kind

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      Sujach Jun 18, 2015

      thanks for the reply :)

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    lluvia Aug 30, 2014

    I just found out that this is based on true story :)
    weird drama but have a good story..

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    darkheart94 Jul 8, 2014

    though this drama is weird but i do enjoy watching it :)

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    Sweety-Face Jun 19, 2014

    is this drama good ??

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    dragynfaerie Apr 25, 2013

    I would like to recommend something, but there is seriously no other
    Asian drama like it. The only anthologies I know are horror. *shrug*

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    Crimsonmoonlight Oct 22, 2012

    Such a wonderful drama! I almost passed right over this drama because the name of it sounded uninteresting to me. And the best thing about it is, it actually covers topics Asian dramas don't normally cover. <br />I highly recommend watching it!

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      dorama911 Jul 26, 2013

      Where can I watch this with English subs?

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      manlihua Jul 31, 2013

      On Gooddrama :)

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      dorama911 Aug 3, 2013

      Thank you!

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      manlihua Aug 3, 2013

      You're welcome ! It's one of my favorites taiwannese dramas, you won't regret it if you watch it~

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    niurou Jun 20, 2012

    This is so good! Death Girl is more fitting than Salad, curse that name!

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      dragynfaerie Apr 25, 2013

      LOL But the tone of the song fits really well.


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    Oct 9, 2010 to Dec 11, 2010
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    50 min.


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    7.2 (scored by 536 users)
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