Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

Why?

WHYYYYYYY?!

You have a endless number of novels, why must you remake something that just got a movie adaptation last year?

Summer’s Desire is a novel written by Ming Xiao Xi, revolving around summer’s desire, but it is really a love triangle between three people colder than winter itself. Yin Xia Mo (Barbie Shu) a girl loved by two men. Luo Xi (Huang Xiao Ming) was an orphan who garnered fame and fortune with his infallible charisma. Even though others believed him to be kind and smart, he was really a cold, ruthless, and wicked man who manipulated others to get what he wanted. When he was introduced into Xia Mo’s family, he fooled everyone with his sweet words-except for Xia Mo, who only saw the con artist in him. Ou Chen (Peter Ho) is a rich heir whom everyone feared, and was extremely overprotective of his high school girlfriend Yin Xia Mo. When he found out that Luo Xi was living with her, he became extremely jealous. This started a chain of events-as both boys were in love with Xia Mo, but 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, and would the desires of summer enter their wintry hearts? [Wiki]

Previous Versions:

Huang Xiao Ming, Barbie Hsu, and Peter Ho in 2010 drama version.

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Him Law, Huang Can Can, and Yan Yu Hao in 2016 Movie Adaptation. Did anyone catch this movie? Good? Bad?

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Confirmed Poster for our female lead, Zhang Xue Ying in the new drama adaptation. She’s been in a lot of dramas already; 16 Years of Migratory Bird, Romance of the Condor Heroes, Taekwondo Girl, etc.

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Now the hunt for the two psychotic male leads begins! Lolol.

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  1. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    Drama producers must be blind to throw money at such a horrible story. Not once, not twice, but thrice! Ridiculous.

    On a side note, Zhang Xue Ying is the perfect example of how the new generation of actresses are getting plainer-looking. The female lead of NiF 2 as well. I haven’t seen a single one who wowed me looks wise.

    • 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

      Yes Zhang Xue Ying looks is very good and natural, I really like it too. Too bad the storyline is very very very bad, or maybe there was too many remakes, but I still don’t like this story either way.

      I never had a bad impression about HXM acting before until he play this role. He was like a total creep in it with all the weird smirks, I would still yell like crazy with irks. I guess it’s ok when seeing a character like that when reading it in manga version, but in real life…

    • 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

      Maybe you should watch beauty contests instead of drama? The female lead of NIF did a great job in her role. Actors/actresses with superb acting have more far more integrity to their craft than those who coast by on looks.

      • 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

        I can’t see why we can’t have the best of both worlds? A pretty actress that also has the talent. Or at least look wise would match the character.

        From memory of the drama and book, Xia Mo was supposed to be outworldly beautiful that women were just naturally jealous of her. She was the epitome of icy beauty. This actress seems to lack that look.

        But then I’ve seen the cute Yang Zi as the cold aloof ice beauty Xue Qi so I am willing to wait for the drama to air before judging. But then Yang Zi had talent to back her, I jave no recollectio of this actress so can’t judge.

      • 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

        “NiF 2”. 2. I’m not talking about Liu Tao here.

    • 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

      I personally find Lin Yun gorgeous, though she isn’t very well-liked.
      I do agree that the post 90s actresses are really plain looking lol, even though their acting on average is better than the previous batch.

  2. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    Both guys were so ugly and creepy in the version with Barbie. I just wanted her to run far, far away from both of them

    I’ve only seen Zhang Xue Ying in 15 Years of Migratory Birds and her acting was pretty bad but it was a few years ago and she was very young so hopefully she has improved. I think her co-star Sun Yi would be better for this role but she’s preggers now.

  3. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    Calling this drama unnecessary would be an understatement haha. I liked the novels…back when I was a teenager LOL but even then I found both pairings to be very unhealthy. Xiao Mo and Luo Xi were shippable in the first half or so (at least from what I remember), Ou Chen was just creepily obsessive from the start.

  4. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    Along with the remake of Meteor Shower (yes, the horrible version with Zheng Shuang and Zhang Han), sometimes I wonder is it because the are slowly running out of novels to adapt from.

  5. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    I wish they adapt MBFB’s really really miss you. I think the storyline much more better than zheng shuang’s dead rush summer omo.. I forget the title. Or a remake of BEST TIME with different ending. Im still bitter for LLC. I want justice for him!!!

    Hmm.. I really like Blazing Sunlight. Eng translation in Fanatical. I really like that story. But the 2nd book hasnt finished yet. Im not sure either.

    So many good novels in china.. I like SD. I came to like HXM bcuz of SD. He was so handsome.

  6. 11 thoughts on “Summer’s Desire 2017 confirms Zhang Xue Ying as female lead

    I watched the movie adaptation. I think the casting is pretty spot-on, very age appropriate. Him Law’s Ou Chen is a lot more human than the original and a lot less jealous. Mostly just confused and sweet. The cinematography is great and the movie just looks really dreamy. I didn’t mind the story but the ending! It’s possibly the most infuriating ending ever. It’s been awhile, but if I remember correctly, just as Luo Xi leaves for overseas (on his own terms) and the main couple is gearing up for their happy ending, Ou Chen gets into an accident and gets his memory wiped. Like what? I respect that they want to be faithful to the original but goddamnit, THEY DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO JUSTIFY THAT ENDING. Just writing this makes me mad, lol.

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