incestuous childhood love, part mafia and police intrigue, Summer flowers never last 花开半夏 brings together two top companies run by women – Mango Films (Fall in Love) of host-producer-Angela’s-mom Li Xiang and Rosat (New Dream of Red Chamber) of producer Li Xiaowan and director Li Shaohong. The series, based on the book of the same name, currently airs two episodes per day on Saturdays and Sundays on Hunan TV.
Two orphans raised together, Ruhua (Li Qin) and Rufeng (Lin Shen) have depended on each other and their adopted grandmother for all their lives. As the two slowly realize they’ve developed feelings for each other, they’re also faced with the trials of life. When Rufeng becomes caught in the mafia while trying to save their grandmother, their lives turn upside down.
Zhang Jiani plays the daughter of the mafia boss who falls for Rufeng, while Yang Yang plays a fellow piano student at Ruhua’s college who befriends her despite differences in their social status. Kan Qingzi likes Yang Yang, while Ma Xiaocan plays the daughter of the detective seeking to solve the mafia case, and she likes Lin Shen.
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