Summer's Desire

Summer's Desire (2010)

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Xia Mo and Luo Xi were both orphans adopted by the same family. Their closeness made Ou Chen, Xia Mo's rich boyfriend, increasingly jealous. He forced their separation by sending Luo Xi to study abroad. However, his overbearing behavior only pushed Xia Mo to breakup with him. Heartbroken, he got into a car accident and lost his memory. Five years later, Luo Xi returns as a super star. He reunites with Xia read moreMo and helps her succeed in the show biz. Just when their relationship seems rosy, it begins to crumple as Ou Chen regains his memory and does everything he can to get Xia Mo back.

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    Pao Mo Zhi Xia

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Jun 4, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I just finished rewatching this drama again... it took my 24hours when I almost didn't sleep nor eat. I watched hundreds of dramas but this one is my all time favorite. The story is very deep and interesting, there is no 'parasite characters' that just push you to skip forward the movie. Every single scene is worth it. Although the main character Xia Mo, is not your typical sweet, lovely and innocent read more girl - she is deep, troubled and wise.
The music of the drama - especially the song 'Diamond' haunts me since I first watched it two years ago... the lyrics are just perfect.
Many people don't like the ending, as it is not the usual thing you get in dramas. But for me it was a very happy and deep ending, which made watch this over and over again.
If you love intense love triangles, and you hate loosing time with stupid side stories this drama is for your! It is short (I would love it to be longer!!!) but intense, and immensily beautiful.
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Dec 25, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I have this love for dark dramas and that's when i stumbled upon this drama and i jumped around in glee..:D
The plotline sounds very unusual because love is supposed to change you in a good way and not to consume you like it does in this drama.I liked the plot and didnt find it draggy at all and it was pretty addicting since i finished it in 2 days.i love cliches read more if they are not overdone and too over the top and this felt right.It does become mellow in between but thats okay.Offcourse you wont find any laughs here.Its intense,dark,twisted and full of drama.
Much of the story in the starting episodes is given in flashbacks and therefore was interesting to watch as the writer gave few links at a time letting us form our own theories.

Xia Mo is unlike other heroines and you would have a hard time liking her.She's the perfect sister,perfect friend but when it comes to love she is the most cruelest person you'l come across.I can hardly believe that the novelist from whose novel this drama is adapted could come up with such a twisted heroine.She was the perfect heroine with whom i had Love\Hate relationship throughout the drama.I can sympathize with many decisions she makes throughout the drama but that doesnt mean i agree with her.She's a complicated heroine and probably the coldest of them all.As Luo Xi constantly says her heart is made of ice and i agree.Wherever love for a man is concerned she has no heart and that is why it is so frustating to see 2 awesome guys fighting over this girl.For her the most important of them all is her brother Yin Cheng and she sees nothing else beside this guy.Frustrating and irritating because i know family is important but that doesnt mean you have to hurt and almost kill others for the sake of just one person.I understand her obsessional love for her brother but it was just too much for me.Barbie was wonderful in the acting department here because she could be kind hearted to her friends when the next moment she could coldly reject any of the guys.

Luo Xi is the perfect flirt in the starting but as the story unfolds we see he has much substance if we care to look beneath the surface.He's warm,caring and kind but he does have a cruel streak to himself too which i heartily ignore becuase this guy has so much tendency to love.hwang Xiao Ming as Luo Xi was a treat to watch.His acting is marvellous becuse most of the time he's smiling but when you look close that smile is sometimes sad,sarcastic,happy or simply heartbreaking
Ou Chen is the type of guy we should be beware of.He's powerful,controlling and slightly cruel but when it comes to love he isnt much better than the others.Peter Ho does justice to his role because whatever Ou Chen feels the viewer can too.He's not complicated because when it comes down to it he really does love Xia Mo to the depths of the world and does much in the drama to convince us that he does

I never switched ships in my life as much as i did in this drama.One second i was shoutning Ou Chen and the next it would be Luo Xi and again il switch back to Ou Chen and there my ship kept on floating hither tither.Till the last second of the last episode i still wondered who she should end up with becuase frankly whichever guy she chose i would have loved it anyway because both of them loved her unconditionally and wholeheartedly but i guess the best man wins so i was happy with the ending.Though il never be convinced of the fact that Xia Mo actually loved any of the guys.She was too selfish for me and i wished she was more kind and loving becuase really those 2 guys yearn for so much love.I think she doesnt deserve these 2 guys love because she never reciprocated it to the extent the 2 guys did but still they did make for an unforgettable love triangle

You'l see abandonment issues,daddy issues and mommy issues flying around and trust me you haven't seen such heart breaking characters as this one.all the three protagonists are so broken and so screwed up you will be glad you are not them.What the 2 guys feel for the girl is so intense that i was blown away.Barbie has awesome chemistry with both the leads.Equal sreentime is given to both of them that its hard to understand who's the main guy.Stay away from spoilers because its rare when we don't know who the heroine will end up with..:D

The music was nothing special but didnt get irritating to listen too.set the tone right and was good enough

watch it if you love dark dramas or guys whose love for the heroine is unforgettable or simply for the good chemistry.. ;)
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I find male leads (and their love triangle relationships) very similar. In both dramas there's one man, who has a special bond with female lead, they understand each other greatly, and the second man, who's very rich, has a lot of power and won't stop from anything to steal the female lead and make her be with him.
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If you like Dolphin Bay you may like Summer's Desire. Both story involve a love triangle between a rich 'first love', poor girl and charismatic guy in the entertainment industry. The trials and anguish that these three go through before a resolution in the end. While I liked the ending of DB I did not like it in SD, merely because I thought the wrong choice was made.
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    DarkZone 19 days ago
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    pattyrn4 20 days ago

    Disappointed! Not believable at all! Loved Barbie Xsu in Mars and Meteor Garden.

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    soong Oct 22, 2014

    So much angst. Mostly non sense but its tv so I love it. In real life bunch of psychopaths.

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    rainruma Jul 10, 2014

    the Only Asian-drama I saw w/ a true "Love-Triangle ".... she loves and was in a relationship w/ both men .... ..... ..... a "Roller-Coaster ride" .... ..... "Nail-Biting" to the end to see who she'll choose.... .... the heroine is Strong, Icy and Manipulative but kind, wise and intelligent .... .... until the end, viewers are split as to which man is their favorite ..... ...... .... .....Not typical drama at all !.... ..... .... loved it <3<3<3<3<3

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    rainruma Jul 10, 2014

    Saw it a 2nd time it even more than the 1st ..... so much more appreciative of the Great performances by the three leads ...... I now see more layers of meanings, more of the irony , the well developed characters .....

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    exorosh Jul 9, 2014

    Omg.... after watching this i realized that it's actually a manga

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      chichichi Nov 2, 2014

      oh no wonder it seem familiar to me butbwhat tittle of manga vers?

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      exorosh Nov 9, 2014

      it's called Show Princess

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      chichichi Nov 9, 2014

      ahhh.. i think i've seen that manga but i have'nt read it yet

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    -kaze- Jun 23, 2014

    xia mo (barbie hsu) is literally so gorgeous in this drama, it was perfect

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    jxsilicon9 Jun 18, 2014

    This drama was quite boring.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 17, 2014

    The first half was really good, but I got bored the second half because it started to drag :/ I didn't like who she ended up with either. I know many people liked this drama, so please don't get mad at me for saying this :P Anyways, a 6 from me! :)

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      soong Oct 22, 2014
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    rainruma May 23, 2014

    A NAIL-BITER, love-triangle like no other......the only Asian Drama I've seen where nobody knows who the leading lady will end up with, until the last 15 min. of the last episode.......and the leading lady is like no other, a very realistic character, who manipulates both guys to get and protect what she wants.....She is still likable, despite of it.... LOVE IT!!!

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    meganjoy12 Apr 30, 2014

    one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas, I really loved it. With a lot of Taiwanese dramas I feel like they drag on for way too long but with this I wanted it to be twice as long, was sad it was over.

    Plus I was Team Ou Chen =)

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    xXMzSmilesXx Apr 23, 2014

    This drama TRIPPED me out. I wanted BOTH guys to have the girl. They both loved her to death and they were so devoted to her. And she loved them also. The director should have done the unthinkable and taken the taboo path by letting her be with both guys! Then I wouldn't be feeling all mixed feels right now. I feel happy that she ended up with him but sad that she didn't end up with the other guy. My feels counteract each other -.- Nevertheless very enjoyable drama - not the best but good enough to watch and spend your time on!

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    Mary28 Mar 8, 2014

    One thing T-dramas never fail me on are their kisses. The kissing scenes in this drama is purely wonderful.

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    Mary28 Mar 1, 2014

    These are some sexy ass cast members. I love them and their acting. Omg doesn't Hsu Barbie look like a life size doll, she so cute. I love her character's personality.

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    aiashineshin Feb 22, 2014

    I really want to watch this(because Huang Xiao Ming!) but also i think this is a romantic drama but i've read about the manga too, where she ended up with Ou Chen </3

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      Mary28 Mar 8, 2014

      Dude, mark the spoiler box!


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    May 30, 2010 to Aug 29, 2010
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    1 hr. 15 min.


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