Summer’s Desire





Genre: Romance, Melodrama, Suspense

Featuring: Barbie Hsu, Peter Ho, Huang Xiao Ming


Yin Xia Mo (Barbie Hsu)was loved by two men. One was an orphan, Luo Xi(Huang Xiao Ming), who garnered fame and fortune with his infallible charisma. Another was a ruthless business man, Ou Chen(Peter Ho), who manipulated others with his wealth to get what he wanted. Their love for her was so all-consuming that they started a war to have her. Five years ago, Luo Xi lost and was sent away to England. Yet, Ou Chen didn’t win as his action caused him to lose Xia Mo’s favor and his own memory. Five years later, they met again. Would history repeat itself or would love finally blossom for the lovers?

credit to dramawiki


Strictly 16 and above would be the more appropriate rating. This drama kicks off with a little complex start. I like the momentum of the flashbacks throughtout the first episode to recount the story and establish the relationship among the leads. It’s well done and not too confusing, as compared to some other dramas which used flashbacks scenes to relate the story. Like korean dramas, their flashbacks scenes tend to be overly done( a similar scene shown repeatedly in different episodes of a whole drama). But it is moderately done in this drama. Casts wise are considered very matured and experienced. So I will classify this as a little bit of idol drama with a matured theme.

Ep1-3: I can only says this drama gets clearer as it proceeds. Indeed the flashbacks at the beginning is a little confusing. I like how the story picks up when Luo Xi is back, and Ou Chen met Xia Mo again. Oh, lots of kissing huh between Barbie and Huang.

Ep4: So Luo Xi and Xia Mo truly loves each other. Ou Chen is authoritarian, and of course wanted to win at all cost. Hmm, but you can’t deny that both love Xia Mo just that their way of expressing is different.

Ep5: Beware of woman’s anger man. It’s not easy to dealt with. On the other hand this drama kind of shows how “dark” the showbiz is. I think Xia Mo’s character so far is not fully developed. Is she really so sweet to forgive? Doubts so. The following episodes I guess will reveal more about Xia Mo’s personality. But then till now I kind of think this drama is a little bit of stereotyping the orphanage kids, suggesting that they have a dark side of them. Not so angelic like they are on the surface. SCARY.

ep6: Calling a press conference is it going to help? But I do like how this press conference consist of so many twists, with Luo Xi turing up. Ou Chen right hand man is also involved. This old man can he just quit and retires? I think as the story develops, this old man will create more harm than good.

ep7: Nothing much that’s not what isn’t shown on the next episode preview. Just the part of Xia Mo’s brother’s condition turning for the worse. I find Ou Chen simply very childish. But that’s what spoilt rich kid are isn’t it? same in all other dramas. And the part on Ou Chen having inherit his mother’s blood, making him go CRAZY over love affairs…yes, this part is simply ridiculous, and hilarious to me. Let’s see what the next episode can offer us.


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