Summer's Desire (2018 TV series)

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Summer's Desire
MandarinPàomò Zhī Xià
Based onSummer of Foam by Ming Xiaoxi
Written byMing Xiaoxi
Li Tian
Jia Binbin
Directed byYu Zhongzhong
StarringZhang Xueying
Qin Junjie
Huang Shengchi [zh]
Madina Memet
Opening theme"There is No Mistake in Our Love" by Hu Xia
Ending theme"I'm Saved By You" by Zhang Xueying
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes36
Production company(s)iQiyi
Youhug Media
Original networkZhejiang Television
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
First shown inChina
Original releaseMay 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) –
June 2018 (2018-06)

Summer's Desire (Chinese: 泡沫之夏; literally: 'Summer of Foam') is a 2018 Chinese romance television series directed by Yu Zhongzhong and co-produced by iQiyi and Youhug Media. It is based on the 2007 novel Summer of Foam by Ming Xiaoxi. It stars Zhang Xueying, Qin Junjie, Madina Memet and Huang Shengchi [zh].[1] The series is premiered on Zhejiang Television in China on May 8, 2018.[2] The series centres on the love story of Yin Xiamo, Ou Chen and Luo Xi.


Yin Xiamo becomes an orphan during her childhood. She pursues her acting career and takes care of her sick younger brother at the same time. She signs up with an entertainment company and won the second place in a selection contest. She rose to fame after releasing her debut solo album. She is discovered by Ou Chen (Qin Junjie), the co-founder of Oushi Group, a game company. She stars in a television series produced by Oushi Group, which received critical and popular acclaim. However, in the fierce market competition, the company has encountered operational difficulties. On the verge of bankruptcy, they go through the difficulties together and finally achieves the cause of both sides, and also gains a happy love.



  • Zhang Xueying as Yin Xiamo, an actress who met Ou Chen during her childhood after she lost her parents.
    • Lü Chenyue as young Yin Xiamo.
  • Qin Junjie as Ou Chen, the co-founder of Oushi Group, a game company.
    • Wen Chundi as young Ou Chen.
  • Huang Shengchi [zh] as Luo Xi, an orphan.
  • Madina Memet as Shen Qiang, an Asian superstar who loves Luo Xi.[3]


  • Chen Xinyu as Yao Shu'er, the senior sister apprentice of Yin Xiamo.
  • Huang Deyi as Yin Cheng, Yin Xiamo's younger brother.
  • Yuan Ziyun as Zhen En, Yin Xiamo's close friend.
  • Song Haijie as Dai Wei (David), Ou Chen's partner.
  • Liu Jia as Fang Jinhua
  • Zhu Xiangyang as Song Yamin
  • Li Yinan as Xi Meng (Simon)
  • Xie Xintong as Pan Nan, Yin Xiamo's friend.
  • Ding Ke'er as Lin Kexin
  • Duan Ziyi as Wei Yin[4]
  • Wang Yijia as Jie Ni (Jenny), the broker of Luo Xi.



Production started in July 2017 in Suzhou and ended in Sanya in October of the same year.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Golden Bud - The Third Network Film And Television Festival Top 10 Web Drama Bloody Romance Won [8]


Television Reign/ Country Date Time Notes
iQiyi mainland China 8 May 2018 22:00 from Tuesday to Thursday
Zhejiang Television 22:00 to 23:30 from Tuesday to Thursday
iQiyi in Taiwan Taiwan
Shuang Xing Malaysia 21 May 2018 18:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday


  1. ^ 新《泡沫之夏》曝海报 花样偶像编织爱与梦物语. (in Chinese). 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ 《泡沫之夏》定档5月8日“纯白记忆”海报曝光. (in Chinese). 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ 《泡沫之夏》今开播 麦迪娜化身霸气天后. (in Chinese). 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ 新版泡沫之夏开播 段子漪魏茵荧幕首秀. (in Chinese). 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ 胡夏演绎新《泡沫之夏》主题曲 曝"思念滂沱"海报. (in Chinese). 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ 郭美美献声《泡沫之夏》人物主题曲 动听《沙漠》倔强首播. iFeng (in Chinese). 10 May 2018.
  7. ^ 《泡沫之夏》秦俊杰杀青玩跳海 新剧上演高能谍战. sina (in Chinese). 30 October 2017.
  8. ^ "罗晋戚薇获封年度品质男女演员 宋祖儿谈大学生活". Netease (in Chinese). January 13, 2019.

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