Rush to the Dead Summer

Rush to the Dead Summer (2017)

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This is a youthful story which spans the period of ten years and focuses on friendship, alienation, and one ultimate betrayal that breaks the group of close friends, each going their own way and entering society. Despite growing up poor, Li Xia works hard and wins a scholarship into a grand secondary school where she meets the legendary Fu Xiao Si and Lu Zhi Ang. Love booms in more ways than one, read moreand the group of youth quickly became good friends. After graduation, everyone goes their separate ways. Xiao Si becomes a well-known artist, Li Xia becomes Xiao Si's assistant and other half, Qi Qi won a singing competition and becomes a famous idol, Yu Jian heads Beijing to realize her dreams of becoming a singer. Everyone is still fighting for their dreams. However, with the onslaught of adversities: Xiao Si's struggle, Li Xia's departure, imprisonment of Zhi Ang, Qi Qi's betrayal and death of Yu Jian's boyfriend; the warm and bright summer starts to fade away. Everyone is changing and they become doubtful about the origin of their friendship. A span of ten years make them realize that other than memories, nothing can be eternal, but they have learnt to love and grow.

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    Xia Zhi Wei Zhi; Love 'til the End of Summer;

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Jul 13, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
This was a story of nostalgia for older viewers, If you have finished high school and gone on to college and beyond you can reflect about all of the missed moments, friendships, hardships, missteps and challenges. Life's lessons as a young inexperienced person dealing withe the reality of a cruel older world of greed and thoughtlessness. The writer/director started out with this amazing story - almost like sweet ice cream - each read more episode had a moment or moments of life's reflections - almost wanted to re-watch with a diary to write down these life's lessons. However, in the end they fail to keep the sweetness of the drama - it melts onto the ground near the end and you feel sorry you bought the ice cream, Disappointment was all I felt in the last 6 episodes -- but the initial 40 have redeemable value for anyone to watch. I always wonder whether anyone watches these things before they show them to the public -- You have two main characters then what is the purpose of making them just shadows in the story line near the conclusion. Felt ripped off after so much time invested and the anxiousness of running each day to make sure I saw the two episodes released before I watched anything else.
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Jul 12, 2017
  • Overall 3.0
  • Story 2.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I adore school setting dramas, and those that take the characters onward into young adult life.
The melo pacing of this drama is a consistent theme throughout but after the first 6 episodes you get used to it. Sadly the majority of the plot is mix of repeated sad and devastating occurrences for all the characters, no one escapes. And it really can make you frustrated when nothing good happens for your read more favourite characters. The ending was left open, and after 46 episodes it did not have a satisfying end for the main leads. The cast is strong, and with really good performances. But because there felt like a lack of closure not only for the leads but some side characters also, I could only hope there will be a drama special for it. But if not, I would not recommend this drama for romance fans.
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Spoiler: these 2 dramas have a similar ending both ends but the girl having two choices but the ending never said about what kind of choices they made.
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Both are school dramas which have several enjoyable side characters. The Leads portray their youthful characters very well in both, even if they are actually older actors cast to portray teens.. I guess that helps with time jumps for when they are young adults and no longer students. The story in FYTWFMB also follows the characters as young adults and the drama in their close circle of friends and frenemies. Both have vibe of friendships and relationships over time. Also romance.
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    meem 7 days ago - edited

    I skipped everything and watched the last 5 episodes. Does it count as watched or dropped ??

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      Jaylan 1 day ago

      i can't follow drama just for one couple & the drama it self is sucks

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 1 day ago

      I do, if the story arc of the secondary couple is not attached to the main plot to the leading couple, I can specially if I like the actors so they don't go to waste because of the drama or leads....

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      Jaylan 1 day ago

      no i can't
      the drama is much imp. to me than the actors
      the plot can make me loves actors but not the opposite if the plot wasn't strong one

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 1 day ago

      oh each one has their own reasons to watch a drama, I am more character/actor oriented than plot is impossible for me to love everything about a drama!!!! But that just me....

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      Jaylan 1 day ago

      yup sure every one had his type at watching dramas :)

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    Saxonblues89 17 days ago

    This show is super sloooooowwww, but it's cute. The main couple is a bit boring, but I still enjoyed watching them. However, because it's so slow, I'm struggling to finish it.

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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 19 days ago - edited
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      thunderman1 2 days ago

      Even though the pacing was slow, there was still room for development. However, the show was pretty realistic... not all high school sweethearts end up together.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 2 days ago

      Yeah, I guess some viewers got upset because they didn't end up together after all the time they invested on the couple, but thankfully I was satisfied since I was never on that ship, they together were so boring characters and actors specially Zheng Shuang one dimensional face didn't make me root for her.

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      thunderman1 3 hours ago

      I was a little disappointed on zheng Shuang but she did well.. the writer wrote the character like that for a reason but she was too mellow for me this time around. I loved her in Love o2o though. :)

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    Pinocchio Jul 25, 2017 - edited

    Loved it so much it would've been way better without her friend qiqi she ruins everything n it should've only been like 30eps cause most eps isn't needed

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      thunderman1 Jul 27, 2017

      I agree. There are some strong messages in the drama. People complain about the main otp but they are written like that for a reason and I think the actors/actresses did a great job portraying the characters. My only complaint is Zheng Shuang has the same expressions in almost all her dramas from Chronicle of Life to Love o2o and now here.

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    angeleste Jul 21, 2017

    I really loved it in the beginning, especially the atmosphere. I wanted to watch it until the end so badly but then after the calm and cute story it became an emo fest. It'd have been even okay if there were at least MOMENTS of relieving happy moments (even if it's just a minute in between the “emo fests”) so the viewer wouldn't feel the need to slit their wrists.

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    Nerissa Anne Jul 17, 2017 - edited

    The drama where I loved the second pair too much and felt like lead OTP was dull and boring. Their relationship felt merely like a plot device. Nothing against the characters though like they were really okay in a sense and I liked friendship between characters( minus QiQi) and all actors were really good. First half was good with their school life and then second was like becoming little too mellow but Lu Zhi Ang and Yan Mo made things interesting and going for me.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 19 days ago

      I don't like Zheng Shuang at all, she is pretty but a bad actress in my opinion. I am watching because I like Zhen Hu Zi (Yan Mo) and I watched some youtube videos with the second lead so Im fast forwarding everybody only focusing in Zhi Ang & Yan Mo, do they have a happy endiing?

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    Laura_Roslin Jul 13, 2017 - edited

    does Zheng Shuang still have bamboo legs? In Love O2O (2016 drama) her thighs were skinnier than her arms. It was distracting.

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      roake Aug 16, 2017

      LOL. yes, but she looks less sickly here.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 18 days ago

      Still distracting, pretty face, but she even look sick yucky! and her acting is meh.....

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      Laura_Roslin 18 days ago

      the male lead has his work cut out for him....

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 18 days ago - edited

      Yup I just finished this drama, and I came here because of Cheney from Mr. Fashion, but their scenes were cringing for me so I fast forward them, I enjoyed the bromance between the two guys and the second lead and Yan Mo were the highlight in this drama for me.

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    Hope Jul 12, 2017

    I started this loving it but got to about episode 5 or 6 and dropped it because the main lead guy. I don't know if he changes but in my opinion, she's way too good for him. I really loved the second main lead guy though.

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    jessemm Jul 12, 2017

    What is the name of the English song that keeps on playing?

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    lina Jul 12, 2017 - edited
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    Lovely Jul 10, 2017

    I am currently at ep 29 and though I kinda still enjoy it, I feel like half of every episode after their graduation is just flashbacks, filler and some sentimental talk.

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    nouR Jul 10, 2017 - edited

    can you guys tell me when yan mo Going to appear in the drama ?

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    SecondLeadQueen Jul 10, 2017 - edited

    I guess I will be one of those that didn't like it. I started loving this but most episodes were not needed they were fill with flashbacks ( and I mean in almost all the episodes after they graduate) nothing really happened. Both leads become the second leads because we got so much info on the other characters. No kisses! it was really a boring romance, all of them.
    I don't like how they changed the ending from the novel.
    I would of found it more interesting if she had married someone else but they opt to live a opening ending which I really dislike.

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 10, 2017

      They aren't subbed. But if you don't mind it look in dailymotion. Type the title in chinese is on this page.

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 10, 2017

      But that is the point of an open ending. You could see it like that but others no. example read the comments below or above most say they stayed together. That she forgave him.

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    Angela Jul 9, 2017 - edited
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      Soju Jul 12, 2017

      What happened in the ending?

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      Angela Jul 12, 2017
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    Orion Jul 9, 2017

    yeah this drama is really good


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    Jun 11, 2017 to Jul 8, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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