Gloomy Salad Days

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Gloomy Salad Days


  • Title: 死神少女 / Si Shen Shao Nu
  • English title: Gloomy Salad Days
  • Tagline: Dear death, please take away my misfortune, even if the price is for me to turn into a stone...
  • Also known as: Death Girl
  • Genre: Human drama, supernatural
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: PTS
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Oct-09 to 2010-Dec-11
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00 ~ 23:00 (Two episodes back to back)
  • Original soundtrack: Gloomy Salad Days OST


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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Main Cast
Supporting Cast
  • Wang Zi as Huang He (honor student who had an affair with his teacher)
  • Summer Meng as Xiao Qing (Huang He confided in her that he wanted to put an end to his double life)
  • Zhang Jun Ming as Ye Xiao Lin (quiet student who was severely neglected by her family)
  • Mathilde Lin as Zeng Nicole (student who sold sex to earn money to leave her abusive, alcoholic father)
  • Kris Shen as Tang Zi Qi (classmate of Nicole who wanted to help her)
  • Chao Yi Lan as Li You (transgender student whose true gender was a secret)
  • Tang Zhen Gang as Chen Guo Hao (Li You's best friend who later hated her for her secret)
  • Jenny Wen as Chen Ke Ju (student whose sexual orientation was in flux)
  • Aviis Zhong as Yang Qiao Qiao (in love with Ju and wants to die with her)
  • Chen Yi as Xiao Dao (hot-tempered student who chose loyalty to friends over his own life)
  • Jay Shih as Li Qiang (Xiao Dao's friend whose family was almost ruined by a local crime boss)
  • Ah Ben as Xiao Lun (effeminate student who was sexually harassed in school)
  • Zhang Yong Zheng as Zhao Da Dong (bully who tried to prove his masculinity by targeting Xiao Lun)
  • Bernice Tsai as Xiao Ya Zhen (over-scheduled student who found herself pregnant)
  • Kao Ying Hsuan as Shen Quan (reclusive teacher intern whose girlfriend died during an abortion)

Production Credits


  • Part two of "Embracing Being Young: The Deepest Area of the Soul (擁抱青春靈魂最深處三部曲)" three-part series.
  • The drama title is inspired by the Japanese manga, Hell Girl.

External Links

Part 1
Part 3
Year of the Rain
Saturday 21:00
Days We Stared at the Sun