Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers (2009)

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Hardworking Geum Jan Di attends the exclusive Shinhwa High School by a scholarship she gets because of an incident. She finds her shallow, privileged classmates unbearable, especially the notorious F4. Rich, handsome, and arrogant, Goo Jun Pyo, Yoon Ji Hoo, So Yi Jung, and Song Woo Bin are the kings of the school and no one, not even the teachers, dare challenge them. No one, that is, except Jan Di. Angry at read moretheir rudeness, Jan Di tells off F4 leader Jun Pyo, bringing a world of trouble upon herself. Although Jun Pyo persists on bullying her, he begins to find himself attracted to Jan Di.

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Jo-hannah
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Mar 26, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Boys over flowers is like the "must see" in k drama world. This is probably the most famous k drama ever, and the first k drama for a lot of people, and that's why we -somehow- love this drama although it isn't actually a good one.

The story is just a big WTF! to me, really... and it doesn't always make sense. But incredibly it is still a catchy story lol, this read more is what BOF is, it somehow hooks you up, but deep inside of you, you know that what you're watching is not good at all.

The acting is just BLEH! although I love Lee Min Ho and now is one of my favorite actors, in BOF he wasn't as good as he is now... it wasn't a terrible acting but it wasn't a good one either... Same for Koo Hye Sun, she's good at dramatic scenes and crying and suffering but she lacks emotion in other scenes like kisses or funny moments and etc...

F4: oh boy! the eyecandy in this story has a 10/10 these four Asian boys doing whatever they want with your feelings and looking hot while they're destroying your heart haha it's just asdfghjk...

And probably what makes this drama a "must see" and a famous one is Yoon Ji Hoo (Kim Hyun Joong) BOF probably has the worst and saddest second lead syndrome ever! REALLY... even if you don't ship JanDi with JiHoo the drama still makes you feel terribly sad about JiHoo's life (a terrible and lonely one) omg! my heart still aches when I remember...

Despite of all that BOF is a very rewatchable story... if you want to cheer up, or cry like crazy or just remember or see hot Asian boys gathered in one drama, just go to BOF. :)
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palak
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Jan 14, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is undoubtedly the most popular Korean drama of all time and I really don't know how many are going to agree with me, but this one's a classic. Boys Over Flowers was my fourth Asian drama (after I'm sorry I love You, 1 litre of Tears and Secret Garden) and although I have watched lots of dramas afterwards I keep going back to watch BOF (at least)once a year. The plot read more is really cute. It's full of those chaebol cliches but Jun Pyo does it so well, I cannot help enjoying it like hell.

So I've always wondered what makes Jun Pyo click so much. I mean, there are tons of other arrogant chaebols in various dramas that are tamed by Plain Janes. But with Jun Pyo, it's like a whole new level of excitement. I have concluded that it's the childish sincerity. Jun Pyo is a bully but when he's sincere, he just moves you, you know. He has his childish and bully ways but his heart is at the right place. And yes, Lee Min Ho is freaking hot and works those curls charmingly ;)

Coming to other characters. Geum Jandi is disliked by a lot of people. You just have to turn-on the viki comments and (BAM!) you're showered with all the abusive words in the world, directed towards Geum Jandi. But I love her! Yes she's not the typical K-drama lead girl with her long hair and honey voice. She's a total tom boy who takes no bullshit from anyone, yet she's a sweet and simple girl and pretty likeable.

Coming to Jihoo. I know lots of people got their hearts broken Ji Hoo didn't get the girl (and maybe that made people hate Geum Jandi more when she refused his confession). I felt sorry for Ji Hoo too. He had the sweetest smile that could make anyone melt and I shipped him with Geum Jan Di faintly. I think I would've shipped him harder with her if Jun Pyo wasn't so awesome. But Ji Hoo's character was great.

The rest of the characters were great too. The acting is BIG 10 for me, especially because of the lead pair. I know majority of people prefer Lee Min Ho in City Hunter over this drama, but if you ask me, I love his acting more in Boys Over Flowers.

The music is sooo good. This was the drama that introduced me to the world of kpop through Shinee's song "Stand By Me". "Lucky", "Yearning of the Heart", "Paradise" and "Because I'm stupid" are really great songs too and overall this drama has a brilliant OST. Definitely on my top 10.

My rewatch value for this show is a solid 10 because I don't even remember the number of times I have rewtached it (lol). Love it. One of my favorites.
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Ok, these are pretty differents (not the same emotions, not as moving) BUT it's a story of a selfish rich boy and a nice poor girl who finally fell in love
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BOF has one main girl and 4 hot guys. (Gu Jun Pyo from BOF and Fang Ting Hao from TWG are sooo hot)... anyway you should really give this drama a try!!!
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    ParkShinHyeILY 4 days ago
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    Meeiishal 24 days ago

    Not my favorite drama but one that deff sticks to you. I've only watched it once and refuse to rewatch. Too many circles and ups and downs of a roller coaster. I honestly in my heart felt like she chose the wrong guy which is why I would hope there'd be a season two. Sigh, i get so frustraited thinking about it. But the OST is seriously one of the best i've heard. Great drama that tugs at your feels especially if you watched this as a teenager. so nostalgic.

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    Gafar Valentina Jul 5, 2015

    My first kdrama, I love it,the cast and the ost.I started having interest in kdramas because of bbf

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    shaghayegh Jul 3, 2015

    ok now go and search on the internet : best korean drama ever ,most famous kdrama ... ..?
    the first will definitally be BOYS OVER FLOWERS!!!!!!! No doubt . this rating here is just among 20.000 people but million's of people khow this drama and rate it near 9 . this drama is NO,1 for most of kdrama lovers. so dont pay attention to the rating its one of the best :D

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    choi Jun 11, 2015

    Well, now that I've completed the whole series and watched all the episodes.. Was this worth of all the hype? For me, not necessarily. Kinda basic romcom with many cliches but still managaed to entertain me and made me cry. Nothing that special and for me, KHJ's robotic-like acting is actually attractive in a some weird way. And I just can't get over him (despite alk the scandals of his personal life), he is just so good looking. After all, I liked this drama but it is not the best I've seen.

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    Nesrine Jun 4, 2015

    i'll never forget this drama cause it was my very first korean drama and it was the first time i felt in love with Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Jung

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    Pandiko May 27, 2015

    Does this make Lee Min Ho and So Ji Sub brothers?

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    eoniii May 17, 2015

    It has been years.
    And the ending of this just gives off there'll-surely-be-a-next-season feels.
    And Korea rarely produce second seasons.
    What, do we have to wait for freaking 10 years to have this continued.. just like Winter Sonata?

    And I heard, LMH finds his character GJP embarrassing..
    So I guess that's the end of this?

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    pikachiw May 15, 2015

    one of the rare dramas that made me cry

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    naccu May 3, 2015

    My first K-drama! The ost was the best thing about this!!!!

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    I only watched this series because Kim Hyung Joong was in it. After watching several episodes, I dropped it because I didn't find the storyline interesting and KHJ acting wasn't up to par. He needed more acting experience before taking this role. I watched the Taiwanese version, and I loved his character in that series.

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    SheilayariMartinez Mar 27, 2015

    one of my fav dramas

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    Ida Mar 26, 2015

    I love SOEUL!!!
    Soeul = So Yi jung + Chu Ga eul

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    Zura Mar 4, 2015

    i believe that the Korean's drama is famous because the handsome costs , this is biggest reason !

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    Zura Mar 4, 2015

    poor girl , rich man .. what a s*** ! so bad , i don't like it at all at all . it's just repeat again and again ><

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    25
  • Aired:

    Jan 5, 2009 to Mar 31, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 20,938 users)
  • Ranked:

    #576
  • Popularity:

    #37

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