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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Turquoisesparkle
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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superpasta
10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Sep 24, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I watched this drama after watching the japanese version of it. Acting wise, this drama lacked more than i expected. Mainly Hye Sun was the worse actress in this. I felt like i was watching a robot sometimes. her robotic movement was totally out of place. The others did a good job, with lee min ho being outstanding. However I watched this drama not for the main couple but for Yi Jeong read more and Ga Eul. I was not interested in the main couple mainly cause I knew what was going to happen so I found it rather tiring to follow it. And it was also rather draggy. Generally I don't think this dramais the best korean drama ever. It was tiring watching it. of course if you are someone who loves romantic dramas of the same nature (rich bastard guy , poor girl , they fall in love, she tells him she doesn't care about the money lalalala familiar pattern that has been used for more than 20 years over and over by many telenovela scriptwriters around the south american countries ex: marimar, maria la del barrio, paulina, perro amor, luz maria etc. nothing new to it but then again if you have not watched something similar before it definitely strucks you). I would not rewatch this drama again especially since it's a drama that i won't forget it's plot so there is no point in rewatching. How ever watching it for the funny scenes again, i would probably do, which is why i have a 5/10 rewatch value.
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This drama's main lead is also Lee Min Ho. And this drama is also about a rich boy meeting a girl with charisma and eventually ending up loving her.
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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    Yadanarc 8 days ago
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    Carmen alexandra 15 days ago

    is it just me who finds this drama too emotional ? It's hard to watch... i mean it's full of problems.. idk how to explain it but anyway... I still have the AALMOOST PAAARAAADIIISEEEE feeling or ONE MORE TIME hm hmhm.. lol yeah i'm crazy.

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    TAMAREXXE 18 days ago
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    docnty Aug 19, 2014

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

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    docnty Aug 19, 2014
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      docnty 28 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 27 days ago
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      docnty 27 days ago
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      meighy 26 days ago
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      docnty 26 days ago

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

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    docnty Aug 19, 2014
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    Meeiishal Aug 18, 2014

    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 Aug 5, 2014

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

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    SandraHawk Aug 2, 2014

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

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    luna Jul 28, 2014

    classic

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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 Aug 4, 2014

      do you know where i can watch the Japanese version?

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      Alexandrine Aug 7, 2014

      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 Aug 9, 2014

      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 Aug 16, 2014

      You can watch it on drama.net

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      docnty Aug 17, 2014

      You can download it with eng subs at,
      http://doramax264.com/614/hana-yori-dango/
      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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    patiikaa 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

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:

    8.1 (scored by 16,716 users)
  • Ranked:

    #401
  • Popularity:

    #16

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