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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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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LMHftw
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Jul 25, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Story:
This was one of my first Korean dramas I watched and it was veryyyy new and different to classic TV shows I watched. Four really good looking guys... and a girl. It is an interesting story line with lots of good scenes. However I do feel it drags a bit some places. It is also quiet back and forth, I like you, I don't like you etc. But it still kept read more me watching and interested right up til the ending.

Acting/Cast:
It has two of my favourite Korean people in it. Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong. Lee Min Ho was pretty good of an actor, I just didn't feel he had much chemistry with the female lead Koo Hye Sun... unfortunately. Kim Hyun Joong, although he is one of my favourite people... he can't act that well... and it is kinda funny watching him act. He is pretty much just some great eye candy for this drama, along with the other 3 members of F4. Back to the female lead... she was annoying... and reminded me of a child. If the female lead was different perhaps the drama would have been even greater. But I guess that is what the main female character is supposed to be like from the manga and anime. But they didn't annoy me as much as her in this drama.

Music:
This drama, no joke, probably has one of my most favourite OSTs. It is a very memorable one. It even has songs that have made it into my GRAND playlist. All the songs from the soundtrack are really great as they bring back memories from the drama, but not just memories, they also bring back feeeeelings from the drama. Songs that I really like from the soundtrack are: "Because I'm Stupid" by Kim Hyun Joong (Acoustic version), "Making a Lover" by SS501, "Stand by Me" by SHINee and "Lucky" by Ashily. I think what topped the drama for me was actually the music. If the soundtrack was lacking in anyway, I may not have even finished the drama.

Rewatch?
Yesss. Despite the annoying lead and sometimes annoying storyline, it is still a very catchy drama. I think it is the soundtrack that actually makes me go back and watch the drama over and over. Whenever I hear a song from the drama, I contemplate rewatching it. Of course I would skip slow parts and boring parts, but would still enjoy it almost as much as I did the first time watching it.

Overall:
It is one of the most watched Korean dramas. If you haven't seen it you are basically missing out on the drama that set standards in other Korean dramas. This could also be considered the first season of the "flower boy" dramas that are very popular for their pretty boys.
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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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    SimbiAni 4 days ago

    As this is just a cmt & not a full-on review (ie, don't feel like going on about all the things that were sooo wrong in this series, lool oy, that crazy writing!) can I just say..

    ~JUNDiHOO~ is my new OT3!!!

    Please, creative fans wherever you are, including those who're "just viewers" of fannish media, can you link me where to find some epic OT3-shippy artwork? Especially vids, as I'm a major fan of vidding & even altho have not been able to vid myself for years (wayyy too long, I miss it so much!), I still get many ideas so I def hope to vid this one someday.. as well as re-write it from beginning to end (that oh-so-lacking end, yes).

    OT3 meaning trio-love, happy ever after together.. it's so obvious that that was gonna be the BEST way for them to work out, lol I mean ~these hints alone were enough to bring on endless squee: JiHoo draws JunPyo, JanDi helps; JanDi makes JunPyo-cookies, JiHoo gets first bite; JiHoo makes a JanDi snowperson, which JunPyo tosses snowballs at; JunPyo makes JanDi-cookies.. now imagine the 3 of them next making pancakes together & decorating them to look like each other, buahaha too cuute!! <3

    So plz bring on the sappy OT3 fanvids (to happy, upbeat music) & rec some trio fics!

    xoxoxo

    PS. I checked Google to see if [jundihoo] has ever been used for anything else, & the results were practically non-existent, so if you or anyone kno you make fanstuffs with this trio-ship, please pass on this very unique tag so they'll be easier to find! Thanks!!

    PS2. Here, have a totally meltworthy JiHoo smile XDD http://33.media.tumblr.com/35c32e2f239815f7dd44a36c217b1d2d/tumblr_mwaktxInZW1qegwm1o5_500.gif

    PS3. GaEul/YiJung/WooBin = secondary OT3, just because ;P (makes sense, too!)

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    kimnngo 4 days ago

    this drama was the one that got me into k-world :))

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    Vui256 5 days ago

    I gave it a 9.5 mark. Not 10 because of Hye Sun's acting. But the story is really good, almost perfect for sure <3. Have no idea why the 2 reviewers above gave this drama such low ratings.
    Watch it! Believe me guys. Watch it >//<!

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    LoneLoneCho 17 days ago
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    Carmen alexandra 24 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 27 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 Aug 23, 2014

      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 Aug 24, 2014
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      docnty Aug 24, 2014
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      meighy Aug 25, 2014
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      docnty Aug 25, 2014

      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 3, 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... :)))

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 16,814 users)
  • Ranked:

    #406
  • Popularity:

    #16

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