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 Mo 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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  • Nov 4, 2011 14 of 14 episodes seen
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  7
    I remember adding this drama to my list awhile ago and then I forgot about it. After stumbling across Peter Ho in Three Kingdoms [which I am watching at the moment, too], I rediscovered this drama again and decided to watch it. This drama starts off confusing, not more than 5 minutes into the drama you have a 5 year time jump. After the first few episodes things start to get a little less confusing - I found myself falling into the story and the characters and more things began to get revealed in the later episodes. The story is a little dark, and it's also unclear for most of the drama who the main male lead is - as they both have a lot of read more
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  • Oct 16, 2012 14 of 14 episodes seen
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    I discovered this drama one day because I love Barbie Xu, I thaught that was a typical taiwanese boring drama, but I LOVE THIS DRAMA!! Is my favourite taiwanese drama of all times, you can't stop to watch more, this drama is based in a chinese manga, you're gonna see kisses everywhere and you don't know with who the main girl is going to be, YOU MUST WATCH 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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  • An orphan girl and two successful men. She is willing to sacrifice love to get out of poverty. Her love interests both have their own sad pasts. All the leads are dysfunctional and in a very messed up love triangle despite the main girl's efforts to clear up the situation. It's not quite clear who is the one destined for her in these unpredictable shows.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:)
    • 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 :)
  • 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."
    1 ❤
  • thebigdreamer Nov 3, 2013
    TEAM OU CHEN all the way!
    1 ❤
  • greyhippo Oct 22, 2013
    I'd give it a strong 5. Wasn't really a fan. Don't get me wrong I didn't put a gun to my own head to force myself to complete it but I wasn't looking forward to the next episode.
    Maybe it's just me but the ending was weird. I just couldn't help but think that Luo Xi looked like he was the pied piper with all those kids following him. I also just didn't feel like she actually cared about Ou chen or at least not as much as she did Luo Xi.
    1 ❤
  • moonmystery Oct 21, 2013
    it was kind of painful to watch this... not only because of all the tragedy...
    2 ❤
  • holldoll32 Oct 1, 2013
    hmmm so is the manga just based about them in highschool?
  • animefayinc Aug 31, 2013
    I never actually took the time to read the comments before...

    But I personally loved the ending. It was one of the only dramas where the couple I ship ended up together <3
    1 ❤
  • shoppingxmania4ka Aug 17, 2013
    I watched 3 episodes of it and found it kindda boring ... Maybe I will finish it one day ...
    1 ❤
  • marwa247 Jul 4, 2013
    I knew what was gonna happen at the end before i started watching it and thought that its fine if she ends up with Ou Chen but after a few episodes i was like HELL NO i love LUO XI so i decided to stop. Great drama HORRIBLE decisions!!!!!!!
    3 ❤
    • Drama4lover Aug 18, 2013
      Lol such a pity u stopped watching it.
      The thing with this drama is that it MAKES u change heart from one guy to the other. I'am serious. It has never happened to me before. Believe me!

      1) start: Ou Chen is fine with me
      2) after a few episode/middle: Lou Xi.!!! MUST be him.!!! I don't like Ou Chen atm.
      3) toward the end: Ou Chen.! OMG he is soo sad. Let it be him. He deserved her more after all this. I understand him. Lou Xi made a mistake so I want Ou Chen. Heartbreaking!

      But damn it was a harsh decision. They both loved her EXTREMELY much. But at the end I felt Ou Chen deserved her little bit more.
      A GREAT DRAMA. So touchy. And full of intense feeling. The jealousy was awesome.
      If I was u I would continue ;)
      3 ❤
  • FATOOSH Jul 2, 2013
    9 ❤
    • starry Aug 13, 2013
      agreed <3
      2 ❤
    • Drama4lover Aug 18, 2013
      I pressed the heart button by mistake. I wanna take it back!! ^^
    • starry Aug 18, 2013
      LOL wait why? XD
    • Drama4lover Aug 18, 2013
      HAHA cause I was quite satisfied with the ending. Even though I was in a dilemma of who she should end up with. But I did come to terms with the ending at last. :D
      I'am still in a conflict. If u can understand me. LOL
    • starry Aug 18, 2013
      haha i understand you XD i actually never made it to the ending though because i didn't like ou chen lol.
      1 ❤
    • Drama4lover Aug 19, 2013
      HAHAH I was thinking about quitting so many times because I liked Lou Xi but throughout I changed my mind. I believe u will 2. That's how this drama works. IT MAKES U CHANGE HEART. Seriously. Lou Xi made a mistake and Ou Chen took the chance. I disliked them both but then I my heart went 2ward Ou Chen a bit more. After all this he deserved her a little more ^^
  • FATOOSH Jul 2, 2013
    TRAGIC ending
    1 ❤
    • FATOOSH Jul 2, 2013
      Xia Mo is too much selfish ... she does nt care abt her true love ... her true luv is Luo xi though ...but ends up marrying a bacoon faced perverted idiot OU chen ..just to get her annoying little bro treated ... uggghh i hate u Ou chen ..
      5 ❤
    • Mssankacoffee Sep 14, 2013
      I agree about the ending. I actually ended up not liking the drama much because of the selfishness of Ou Chen, the blind, stupidity of Xia Mo and the unfairness of Xia's choice. I usually pull for the underdog, so of course I favoured Luo Xi; Ou Chen had it all, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, no worries unlike Luo Xi. Given Ou Chen's behavior in his early relationship with Xia to the point where he was dumped, he blew his chances with Xia. Luo Xi, who didn't have much, loved her deeply treated her well and in the end sacrificed his happiness for hers. Why couldn't Ou Chen do this for her? I think she really loved Lou Xi more based on the drama. The writers should have allowed Lou Xi to find happiness instead of the selfish pig who didn't know a good thing when he had it. Lastly I don't like Peter Ho as an actor so I was even more pissed with the end. :-) Dolphin Bay was similar but better ending.
  • LanaDelAna Jul 1, 2013
    On DramaFever there are 24 episodes???


Summer's Desire

Summer's Desire


  • Main Title: Summer's Desire
  • Native title: 泡沫之夏
  • Also Known as: Pao Mo Zhi Xia

General Details

  • CountryTaiwan
  • Aired: May 30, 2010 to August 29, 2010
  • Airs On: Sunday
  • # of Episodes 14
    Average Duration 1 hr. 15 min. per episode
  • Genres: Romance


  • Score: 7.58 (scored by 783 users)
  • Ranked: #454
  • Popularity: #432
  • Members: 1,496
  • Favorites: 0
3.8 stars - based on 783 votes

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