A Clear Midsummer Night

A Clear Midsummer Night (2013)

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The daughter of a real estate mogul Xia Wan Qing, has seemingly no way of retreating after a friend's betrayal and her boyfriend backing out of their wedding. Fortunately, she's saved by business genius Qiao Jin Fan. Jin Fan is a "playboy" and the future successor for Qiao corporation. He extends an offering hand and together they embark on a path of revenge. Each for reasons of their own, begin a love read morewith "uncertain motives." After enduring circumstances because of their families' competing interests and a number of conspiracies the two find true love.

  • Native title:

    盛夏晚晴天
  • Also Known as:

    Sheng Xia Wan Qing Tian ; Clear Midsummers Night ; Bright Midsummer Day ; Summer

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helkwo
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Apr 13, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A great drama! I had very little expectations when I started watching this drama because the the ratings weren't high and there weren't many reviews written.

This drama by no means is perfect, in fact it has many flaws with sinful number of drama cliches. There were definitely lots of holes in the plot and some situations were just downright crazy. Some of the characters' behaviours were extreme and very unrealistic.

However, read more unbelievably these seemingly major flaws were overshadowed by the overall story about love, friendships and family relationships. I was completely drawn into the lives of these surprisingly interesting characters. The bromance between Jin Fan and Xie Chuang is one of the best I've seen in any drama. Their chemistry was perfect and they were joy to watch. I love to know the name of the actor that played Xie Chuang because he was so good. And wow, Hawick Lau portrayed his character, Jin Fan to perfection. I am a big fan of him now.

The romance between the main couple was cute as they had good chemistry but I also found the second couple (Xie Chuang and Jin Fan's sister) adorable. The story about the corporate world was surprisingly equally interesting as the relationships between the characters.

This drama absolutely exceeded my expectations, it made me laugh, cry and actually care about the characters deeply. I normally try to avoid watching long dramas because I get bored easily but I was thoroughly entertained by all 51 episodes.
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jewel969
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Jun 6, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Good God, this series has been my life for the past week or so. My laptop was practically attached to my hip so I wouldn't have to stop watching the episodes. I'm not normally a huge fan of dramas since they're usually cliched or predictable, but I really LOVED this one. To the point that I stayed up until 5 in the morning because I could not stop.

This drama was a read more wonderful mix of different elements from family drama to romance to corporate scheming. The cast and character dynamics were just fantastic- I adored Jingfan and Xie Chuang's relationship! That being said, the romance was still my favorite part. Yang Mi and Hawick Lau are flawless; my otp in real life and in the show! Hawick's portrayal of a flippant playboy was great and his chemistry with Yang Mi's character had me flailing in happiness because they were just so darn cute.

I laughed. I cried. I fangirled. I very nearly threw my laptop across the room in anger. And then I repeat the cycle as I rewatch the series for the third (or is it fourth?) time. Seriously, I cannot gush enough about this drama and I highly, HIGHLY recommend!
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    annienas Apr 21, 2015

    Marathon for 2 days to complete 51 eps..Love the bromance, friendship, love story, loyalty, betrayal, etc..a complete package of good drama and 1 of my fav modern c drama list..just my cup of tea.

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    helkwo Apr 19, 2015

    Does anyone know the name of the actor who played Xie Chuang?

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      PrettyCarEye 29 days ago

      I think his name is Wang Xiao.

      If you can read Chinese characters, look here:
      afspot.net/forum/topic/782730-a-clear-midsummer-night-盛夏晚晴天-2013/

      I believe the actors' names are listed on the middle poster.

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      helkwo 27 days ago

      Thanks

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    dpcirizarry123 Apr 18, 2015

    After marathoning this drama in one day for 35 hours (not including bathroom breaks & no naps) I finished this drama. OMG I have not don't this for a long time but from the 1st episode this drama hooked me. Every time I said this is the last episode until tomorrow I just kept going. It was funny, sad, full of clichés, romantic & everything you can think off but you just want to see what happens next. I loved it!

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    helkwo Apr 12, 2015

    I love the bromance between Jin Fan and Xie Chuang. This drama is exceeding my expectations. I am only up to episode 19, hope it stays good.

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    CristinaIoana Mar 2, 2015

    Except on VIKI, where can you watch this drama?. The servers on VIKI are too busy sometimes...it's hard to watch it!

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    KMR Jan 4, 2015

    The synopsis is misleading. There's no revenge at all. The plot line was unstable. It first seemed to head towards the revenge/romance genre then went towards the subplot of the father's affair which became central, then headed towards the family drama drama, then it became kind of a melodrama with the usual dose of crazy obsessive love then something else again in the end. Wow! At one point everybody started acting completely out of character...I don't know...I found the drama a bit strange...It's a happy ending but not a great story. Also the romance was a bit awkward. In the beginning especially the girl.

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    3ngin33r Oct 31, 2014

    Its in youtube, almost all chinese dramas are on youtube

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    sophia Sep 28, 2014

    If anyone wants to watch it with english sub, it's on dramacool.com. juz search Clear midsummers night, viki videos are all unavailable, fan channels' videos are very easy to get deleted.

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    rationalbeings Sep 4, 2014

    Does the acting get any better? I'm at ep 18 and I have to say, no one seems to know how to act and the script is such a mess. I have no idea what the writer is trying to convey in any of the scenes. Does this get any better or should I just drop it now and save myself the pain?

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    JJayWalkers_96 Jul 23, 2014

    This drama has just 51 episodes and not 52!

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    rainruma Jun 17, 2014

    Anyone know where I can watch this w/ Eng subs and the episodes are NOT cut?...
    Viki has cut about 5 minutes of every episode....sometimes, very crucial segments are missing!

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      happilytorn Jun 17, 2014

      That is generally not viki's fault since it's a fan channel and the videos are linked to youtube. I'm guessing the youtube videos are cut for some reason. I have no idea why and I admit it sucks. In hindsight I wish the project didn't get started until after the higher quality, complete videos were released on youtube. :(

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      rainruma Jun 17, 2014

      Thnx..... I will check out YT to see if the higher quality, un-cut versions have eng. sub... ....thnx for ur hard work subbing.

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      happilytorn Jun 17, 2014

      I don't think they do. :(

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      iamsarah Jun 19, 2014

      you can also watch this on dramacool.com

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    JJayWalkers_96 Mar 7, 2014

    I'm still at the 20 episode but it really captivated me =) It's an amazing drama... and I just found out that Yang Mi and Lau Hawick got married this year and think they suit each other sooo much ^.^
    I'm so happy for them <3

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      loveanimeever Mar 14, 2014

      yeah, Hawick said he cried non-stop during the parting scenes of this drama thinking about Yang Mi~ XD They looks really compatible~

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      LittleBozSheep Apr 29, 2014

      Aww that's one of the cutest things I've heard :3

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      rationalbeings Sep 2, 2014

      Hi, just wondering if you finished watching it, does it have a happy ending? Thanks!

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      JJayWalkers_96 Sep 4, 2014

      Yeah I finished it :)
      And yes it has a happy ending it won't dissapoint you

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      rationalbeings Sep 4, 2014

      Thanks!

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    Ambitious_96 Dec 7, 2013

    anywhere else other than viki to watch this? I just can't take the ads! ugh!

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      samsoons Dec 8, 2013

      Unfortunately, the only place completed with subs seems to be Viki.

      But the videos there are from youtube, I don't think you'll see adds like on the 'regular' channels/videos.

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      Ambitious_96 Dec 9, 2013

      thanks btw. Im watching it right now and yah its without ads =)

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      samsoons Dec 9, 2013

      You're welcome :) Only licensed channels over at Viki have constant ads playing during the episodes. Fan channels which get the videos from youtube don't have them. Enjoy!

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    fairyep Oct 3, 2013

    The main couple have good chemistry!

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      Kanga Oct 7, 2013

      yes they do cos they are in relationship in real life...

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      fairyep Oct 7, 2013

      Yes, I read about it somewhere. That's why...:P

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    Kadiance Aug 15, 2013

    It was a great drama and I actually rewatched it a couple of times because of the acting between Hawick and Yang Mi c: Does anyone know if Hawick's voice was dubbed? I can't tell.

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    51
  • Aired:

    Feb 15, 2013 to Aug 1, 2013
  • Network:

    BTV
  • Duration:

    41 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 156 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1274
  • Popularity:

    #236

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