Summer x Summer

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Summer x Summer
SummerXSummer-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Summer x Summer
Also known as 熱情仲夏
rè qíng zhòng xià
Genre Romance, comedy
Directed by Mingtai Wang
Starring Joe Cheng
Wu Xiong
Ethan Juan
Opening theme "你要什麼就說" (Just Say What You Want) by Xiao Yu
Ending theme "累了" (Tired) by Shin
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 90 mins (Sundays at 21:30)
Production company(s) Comic Productions Co.
Release
Original network Chinese Television System (CTS)
Original release 11 March 2007 (2007-03-11) – 27 May 2007 (2007-05-27)
Chronology
Preceded by Hanazakarino Kimitachihe
Followed by Why Why Love
External links
CTS homepage

Summer x Summer (traditional Chinese: 熱情仲夏; simplified Chinese: 热情仲夏; pinyin: rè qíng zhòng xià; literally: "Passionate summer") is a 2007 Taiwanese TV drama starring Joe Cheng, Wu Xiong and Ethan Juan. It was based on the Japanese josei manga, ぴー夏がいっぱい (lit. Nice Summer), written by Yachi Emiko (谷地惠美子). It was produced by Comic Productions (可米製作股份有限公司) and directed by Mingtai Wang (王明台).

The series was first broadcast in Taiwan on the free-to-air Chinese Television System (CTS) (華視) from 11 March to 27 May 2007, every Sunday at 21:30 and on cable TV Gala Television (GTV) Variety Show/CH 28 (八大綜合台) from 17 March to 6 June 2007, every Saturday at 21:00. The first episode on CTS achieved an average rating of 1.30 and peaked at 2.68.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Xia Ya chooses a hair salon that is a dollar cheaper than the others, leading to many unfortunate events. When her handbag is stolen along with all her money, she does not even have one dollar to call her parents for help. However, when she feels like all hope is lost, a male dressed like an angel gives her the dollar she needs. She falls in love with him immediately.

At school the next day, she becomes best friends with a new student, Ouyang Yu Yan. When Xia Ya sees Yu Yan talking to the angel, she discovers that he is actually her brother, Ouyang Lei, a model. He was having a photo shoot when he gave the dollar to Xia Ya.

Being the youngest of the family as well as a famous model, Lei is very spoiled and everyone lets him have his way. When Xia Ya yells at him for not looking at any of the love letters he has, he begins to develop an interest in her.

Because Xia Ya is willing to help others unconditionally, Lei begins to like her more and more.

Main cast[edit]

  • Joe Cheng as Ouyang Lei 歐陽累
  • Tsai Yi-chen as Xia Ya 夏芽
  • Ethan Juan as Zhou Qiao Shan 周喬杉
  • Zhang Yu Chen as Ouyang Yu Yan 歐陽語嫣
  • Sandrine Pinna as Tina 蒂娜
  • Alien Huang as Chen Lang Zhu 陳朗竹
  • Danson Tang as Tian Guang Zhen 田光楨
  • Shin as Sean
  • Scott as Kali 凱力
  • Deng Jiu Yun (鄧九雲) as Mao Xiang Ling 毛翔齡
  • Chen Wei Min (陳為民) as Jiang An Nu 江安奴
  • Li Li Ren (李李仁) as Gui Long Shi 桂龍士
  • Guo Ching Chun as Ouyang's mother 歐陽媽
  • Xia Jin Ting (夏靖庭) as Xia's father 夏爸
  • Chen You Fang (陳幼芳) as Xia's mother 夏媽
  • Hu Huan Wei (胡桓瑋) as Xia Jie 夏桔
  • Ceng Zi Jian (曾子鑑) as Da Pang 大胖
  • Wu Zhen Ya (吳震雅) as Xiao Pang 小胖
  • Cai Ming Xun (蔡明勳) as Juan Mao 捲毛
  • Chen Zhen Wei (陳振偉)
  • Chen Xiang Ling (陳香伶) as Pei Cen 沛岑
  • Huang Tai An (ep02)
  • Zhang Bo Han (章柏翰) as Xia Ya's cousin
  • Ma Shi Li (馬世莉) as Cai Jie 蔡姊
  • Adriene Lin as Ah Yue 阿悅姊

Soundtrack[edit]

Summer X Summer
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Soundtrack album by Xiao Yu, Shin, Mon, Joe Cheng, Wu Xiong and Tsai Han-tsen
Released 27 March 2007
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label Avex Taiwan

Summer X Summer Original Soundtrack (熱情仲夏 電視原聲帶) was released on 27 March 2007 by Avex Taiwan with songs by Xiao Yu, Shin, Mon, Joe Cheng, Wu Xiong and Tsai Han-tsen. It contains thirteen songs, of which eight are various instrumental versions. The opening theme song is "你要什麼就說" ("Just Say What You Want") by Xiao Yu (小宇), while the ending theme song is "Lei Le" or "Tired" by Shin.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Blue Summer inst."      
2. "Summer X Summer" (熱情仲夏) Xiao Yu (小宇)  
3. "Love Summer inst."      
4. "Just Say What You Want" (你要什麼就說 (Ni Yao Shen Me Jiu Shuo)) Xiao Yu (小宇)  
5. "Tired For You inst." (只為你累)    
6. "Tired" (累了 (Lei Le)) Shin  
7. "Play Summer inst."      
8. "Summer Dream inst." (仲夏之夢)    
9. "Loving You" (好好愛我) Mon  
10. "Love Is You and Me inst." (愛是你 愛是我)    
11. "Give Summer A Kiss" (親夏天一下) Joe Cheng, Wu Xiong & Tsai Han-tsen  
12. "Love's Playground inst." (愛的遊樂園)    
13. "Missing Summer inst."      

Books[edit]

Promotion[edit]

  • On 17 February 2007, members of the cast appeared in a Chinese New Year television special along with the cast of Hanazakarino Kimitachihe and members of the Taiwanese band Fahrenheit. The show was a competition with a new year theme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) "Da S thanks for Corner With Love ratings number one", Now News.com, 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  2. ^ Yesasia.com Summer X Summer Original Soundtrack 27 March 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011
  3. ^ Yesasia.com Summer X Summer Photobook 23 April 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011
  4. ^ Yesasia.com Summer X Summer TV Drama Novel 15 March 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011

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