Love til the End of Summer
Starring Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen
Cheney Chen (Tiny Times), Zheng Shuang (Love 020) and Bai Jing Ting star in this wonderful adaptation (also known as Rush to the Dead Summer) of the hit novel that proves life, no matter how tough, still has enough warmth if you’re with the ones you love. While a group of friends enjoy life in school without a care in the world, they don’t realize how difficult the following ten summers of their lives are going to be. Li Xia (Zheng Shuang) is the sweetest, most charming girl you will ever meet. In spite of everything that life throws her way, she maintains a positive attitude and believes that you must stand by your loved ones at all costs. She comes from a poor family, but has just gotten the chance to attend a prestigious academy. There, she immediately catches the attention of two local heartthrobs. Fu Xiao Si (Cheney Chen) is a talented artist, who many in the school consider a legend. Inquisitive and thoughtful, the one thing Fu Xiao Si cannot do is express himself, or his feelings for Li Xia. Lu Zhiang (Bai Jing Ting) is an eternal optimist. Judging by his constant smile, you wouldn’t even know the pain he hides in his heart. He is fiercely loyal to his friends and acts as a guardian angel to both Li Xia and Fu Xiao Si. Together, these three become inseparable, making both memories and bonds that seem unbreakable. They plan on remaining friends forever. And then, immediately after graduation, the reality of life slowly begins to creep in. Fu Xiao Si, now a professional artist, goes through a personal tragedy. Li Xia, once Xiao Si’s assistant and partner, has gone her own way. Lu Zhiang is in prison. One of their former classmates finds fame and is blinded by the glory. Another heads overseas to fulfill her dreams and sees the darkest side of life. To put it simply, life has not been kind. The good old days of school now seem like a distant memory, and the former friends start to question how they were friends in the first place. Can they rediscover that special bond that kept them together, or are they simply rushing to a summer that is long dead? Love ’til the End of Summer is a romantic melodrama directed by Han Yang. It is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Guo Jing Ming, who also serves as the series’ art director. The drama’s original broadcast period is from June 11, 2017 on Hunan TV. The series is unique in the Chinese drama industry for being one of the few shows where the characters are not dubbed, and everyone uses their own voices.