Boys Before Flowers

Boys Before 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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32 of 49 people found this review helpful
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Oct 1, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
For those of you who have watched the other versions of this drama, which are "Hana Yori Dango" and "Meteor Garden" and enjoyed it, may want to watch this Korean version. Extras have been added to the story line which round everything up better like secondary characters back stories and more of a rivalry between the 'Rui and Domyoji' equivalent characters. Jan Di's character has been made more capable to cope with read more all the rotten situations thrown at her and more smarter than Tsukushi's character.

For those of you who haven't watched any of the previous versions of this drama, watching this will take you on a wonderful journey and a roller coaster of emotions, just make sure you have a pillow handy to hide yourself during the painfully embarrassing moments, and are sitting in a sound proof room so your shouting at the screen won't disturb and freak out the people you live with
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Oct 23, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
This was the first asian drama I ever wathced. After watching this I whatched the anime, japenese and taiwanese versions and read the manga of it. This is how I liked the storyline.

The reason I like the story in the first place it was different from basic cindrella story. Jan-Di was a strong character who was the only one who can stand against bully Jun-pyo.

Why I didn't like it read more different from the other story lines, as the story goes by Jun-pyo gets more and more perfect whereas Jan-Di gets weaker and weaker. She becomes a girl who is crushed constantly. You may ask what happened to the girl in the beginnig and who is this annoying character. Towards the end of the story it got harder for me to put up with Jan-Di. Moreover I liked Yoon Ji Hoo better than Jun-pyo who is perfect all along and did more for Jan-Di.

In my opinion this is a good drama except for the annoying Jan-Di and a better side male character (which you may want him to win the girl instead of the main male character -watch playful kiss for this to happen-) but the other versions are better

I like the acting. I think its good.

Music is good too. You can listen Kim Hyun Joong (Because I'm stupid) throughout the drama.

Rewatch Value:
There is no rewatch value except for the one or two episodes. I don't know how many times I watched Hana Yori Dango which is Japenese version of this drama and I would watch it again instead of this one.
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Both these shows are good for anyone that likes Romance and Comedy and want to see what happens after the two leads become a couple. Both as have actor Kim Hyun Joong.
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Want to know where such a cute story came from? Hana Yori Dango is the original live action adaptation of the manga written by Kamio Yoko. It may be slightly older, but this Japanese predecessor has everything you loved about the Korean version, mixed in with it's own charm.
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    docnty 9 days ago

    Another one bites the dust, another ludicrous and despicable love triangle and betrayal is once again DROPPED!!!

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    docnty 9 days ago
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      docnty 5 days ago

      There's no other way to describe such people, and the words were HUGE and EXTREMELY understatements for what kind of person they are...

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      meighy 5 days ago
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      docnty 5 days ago
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      meighy 4 days ago
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      docnty 4 days ago

      Thanks, I most definitely won't be for sure... :)))

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    docnty 10 days ago
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    Meeiishal 11 days ago

    Only watched this once and plan on keeping it that way. it was such an emotional roller coaster ride that at times I wanted to just jump off. Great drama but i can't stand all the misunderstandings and unnecessary depressive moments. Still holds a soft spot in my heart though. OST never gets old, One of the best I've heard.

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    Cupcake 24 days ago

    Really good drama, it's the one that make me love the kdrama. I never get bored of it.

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    SandraHawk 26 days ago

    I'm rewatching it. Ready for episode 7. And it is still so wonderful!

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    luna Jul 28, 2014


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    My first k-drama and since then I been watching more of them

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    Alexandrine Jul 7, 2014

    the japanese version is so much better

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      Dez-uh-re 25 days ago

      do you know where i can watch the Japanese version?

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      Alexandrine 22 days ago

      I saw it on a site name: anime-ultime but the subtitle are in french I don't know if it's okay with you? :)

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      Dez-uh-re 20 days ago

      Aw thanks but i need eng :/ i've been trying to watch the Japanese version for a while cause everyone says it's much better

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      Miya 13 days ago

      You can watch it on

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      docnty 11 days ago

      You can download it with eng subs at,
      and it's hard-subbed... :)))

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    tsuki16 Jun 30, 2014

    This drama had its annoying moments but definetly one of my favorite dramas. I've watched it four times already I love the cast too <3 I don't care why you guys don't like it :p

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 25, 2014

    This drama is really overrated in my opinion :/ Geum Jan Di was really annoying... and the story was way to slow. I liked the Japanese version a lot better.

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    iiamxmee Jun 18, 2014

    My favourite drama! <3 I love it so much! It's very romantic and funny! Lee Minho is great!!! I love him. He played it the best! Koo Hye Sun was the best too, she's very cute <3

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    Why those curls on LMH hair? WHY.

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    WHENGPADILLA May 29, 2014

    Oh yes Japanese version is better than Korean version, but there is very big difference. All the cast of BOF are truly much better than HYD. Very much Handsome LEE MIN HO. Matsumoto Jun, i like him when he play in GOKUSEN 1. LEE MIN HO is very manly. I Love You!

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    sara May 17, 2014

    Japanese version is waay better then this


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

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 16,492 users)
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