Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wo Ju – Snail Space 蜗居

The sitcom/soap opera is 33 episodes (45 minutes each) based on the novel “Wo Ju” (translated by its publisher as “A Romance of House” and by the television producers as “Dwelling Narrowness” but I prefer my translation “Snail Space”, which is more literal, or even “Wo Ju” (wo 蜗is snail, ju 居 is house or residence). Perhaps “Snail Shell” would be better.

Image of original novel cover

As of 11 February, 2010, it has been broadcast 133,486,552 times on Youku here

Image of sitcom cover

I will post a partial summary and some interesting aspects of each episode -- one of my projects for New Year’s.