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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Mar 8, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama just became one of my favorite taiwanese drama. I am in tears while writing this review. This drama is just so beautiful. I can't believe I never heard of it until one day, when I stumbled upon it on The first episode captured my attention because it was so intriguing. I completed this drama because it wasn't your typical taiwanese drama even though the plot summary adds in memory read more loss.

The cast was splendid and the music touched my soul. I can't believe how gorgeous the main characters were. My favorite character was Yin Xia Mo played by Hus Barbie. She was so strong, blunt, (something you don't see in most female leads in T- dramas) amazingly talented and she looks like a life size doll. She's so cute. I loved the two main guys and their awesome (Looks), charisma even though they had some serious insecurity issues, but who can blame them they both had a lonely and loveless life.

While, watching this drama I felt like I was thrown into this fantasy realm of love and true desirement. It is a love story, but not your average one. You experience the best of both world by seeing how this love theory is played out through various emotions and events. It's a must watch!
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Nov 3, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I remember the 14 year old me watching this drama in 2010. I loved it, because it´s so intense - I fell in love with the story and Ou Chen. I found myself getting obsessed with him after this drama. I think that the story is very exciting as you don't know who the girl will end up with. And also, all of the characters are very closed, and sometimes I had read more a hard time knowing if their feelings were real or fake (for example Luo Xi). This drama made the 14 year old me cry and it still made the current me cry.

I think the cast was OK, I like Peter Ho and Barbie Tsu but I´m not the biggest fan of Huang Xiao Ming. I think that Peter did an excellence acting as Ou Chen.

One thing that I really love is the music - and the fact that the actors are singing. It really brings a lot of feeling to the episodes. I love Diamond and I remember I loved.

Watching this series again makes me want to go to taiwan. I really love this drama and I´m kinda sad about the fact that I´m not living in Asia.

If you´re searching for a drama filled with excitement, mystique and romance, this is IT!
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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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    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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    roshavi hettige Jul 9, 2014

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

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      chichichi 22 days ago

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

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      roshavi hettige 16 days ago

      it's called Show Princess

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      chichichi 15 days ago

      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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    abracadabra Feb 5, 2014

    I'm on ep 3 and two incredibly hot guys(mmmmmmm huge eye candies) behave nasty because of girl... It's highly promising:)

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      abracadabra Feb 8, 2014

      I finished it. It was not easy. A drama started to drag in few last episodes. I hate dramas with too realistic approach to love (can't help myself, I'm a dreamer), but I hate even more dramas with totally unrealistic point of view. And for me, this is that kind of drama. Well, in the beginning, the main characters were quite good - interesting, appealing and provocative, but later, they start to act like idiots or, to be specific, like martyrs. When one of characters does it, it's bearable . But all of them!?! Big NO! That was so upsetting. Fortunately, two main actors are hotties, so I live :)

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      PrettyCarEye Sep 19, 2014

      I share your perspective re love & when it's portrayed too realistically on screen. That's why I can't watch at least half of Asian love stories. They're often way too tragic or acrimonious. I like when there's a healthy balance between realism and fantasy so that the viewer accepts that love may be challenging but not impossible or having it leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

      This sounds like a drama I could have liked, but I seriously hate love triangles so I'll never watch it. The other elements mentioned in your review above don't inspire a need to watch it either.

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    xoxo Dec 17, 2013

    "Heartbroken, he got into a car accident and lost his memory. Five years later, Luo Xi returns as a super star."


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


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