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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Jul 16, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I watched Meteor Garden when I was a kid and read the manga after watching all the live-actions so I guess I'm a die-hard fan of HYD.

Boys Over Flowers was a nice drama. It has its sparks here and there but it never really caught my heart. The story line was good, the cast was just amazing and the soundtrack just makes you flutter.

But Hana Yori Dango/Boys Over Flowers, in read more my sense, was a story about a kind and brave girl who fell in love and changed a guy who longed for love among everyone else. A girl who did all she could to protect her loved ones and fight for herself. A guy trying to show to the girl he loves that she was the only one for him, with the help of his friends. A not-so-cliche couple, trying to prove to the world how much they treasure each other and how they can overcome all the hardships reality threw to them.

BOF gave viewers great visual on how the F4's lives were. But I never saw the friendship between them. They were good-looking as hell but, the closeness was not there. Jan Di was, sure, poor, but I don't think she would gobble down food like that.

Jun Pyo and Jan Di had sparks, just wasn't enough. Their chemistry just never caught my heart, unlike Domyouji (Matsumoto Jun) and Makino (Inoue Mao). Never got their version of the necklace either. Domyouji gave Makino the necklace as to let her know that she is his soul-mate, based on horoscope. Why the moon never escaping the star?

I guess every adaptation has its own twists and patterns to make it different from the others. Just so happens that this one, indeed caught me eye, but not my heart.

( Tho I love the fact that they made a side story to Ga Eul and Yi Jung, even tho it was not in the manga xDD )

I don't regret watching this. It was a nice drama. Lots of eye-candy and idol-ish faces. Just that, compared to the other versions, BOF was probably the one I like the least. I recommend this to those who have watched HYD or Meteor Garden, since if you're a real fan of this story, you definitely have to see this.

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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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Same storyline, great chemistry. It's really just a Chinese remake of Boys Over Flowers.
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Both involve a rich guy and a poor girl. The guys mother disapproves and does everything she can to break them up. There is an attractive supporting male who catches the lead females attention and causes her to question her relationship with the main rich guy. The main guy learns how to act like a decent human being thanks to the main girl.

Small things like that.
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    jammy 5 days ago

    My first korean drama

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    Louise 15 days ago

    My first korean drama. ❤

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    Inichan 21 days ago

    Re-watching this after almost 5 years... My expectations were a bit too low this time, I confess, since I'm still curing from DOTS and Kill me, Heal me hangovers...
    But honestly, this is just what I needed. I don't remember most of the story. But it's cheesy and simple enough, characters don't develop too deeply and it's not as emotionally heavy as the most recent dramas (but that's okay!) It's also fun to see how much I have evolved in the kdrama world as I watch more and more of them, and watching this after 5 years is a completely different experience than the first time.

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    NaijaLuv_88 30 days ago

    This drama started everything for me and at the time I would give this a 10/10 because it was just amazing, this was what dramas were? This was what a drama could be? I fell in love head first and didn't look back. Well six years later and after watching it over almost two or three times, can say this series is really a 7/10, being generous as the plot, story, and some of the characters had me pissed off towards the end. Jan Di character was someone i wanted to root for as she was a fiesty bad ass but towards the end she sizzled into a tepid pool of cold water, which usually always happens in dramas. Lee Min Ho was brillant to me in this drama and I fell for his bratty, curly poodle head Joon Pyo and the other F4 did keep in the dynamics of the friendship that was in the manga (but the Japanese version did a better job when it came to their friendship).

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    Isabella Apr 12, 2016

    The drama that started it all ^^

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    oma castillo Mar 9, 2016 - edited

    how to watch it? what am i supposed to click? help...

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      Serin Mar 10, 2016

      You can't watch it here. Google it. :)

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      NaijaLuv_88 30 days ago

      This comment might be too late but watch it on viki or dramafever

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    A_D-aditi Mar 7, 2016 - edited

    i don't know but in the starting it was really interesting for me but then i got bored and was just watching because of lee min ho (so i had to finish it!). i even tried to like it because of such good comments abt it but could'nt...

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      card_hunter Mar 23, 2016

      I tried honestly but just couldn't, maybe it was partly since people exaggerated how it was the best thing since chocolate... that is a little exaggerated but lol it was popular maybe I expected too much.

      Anyone watch the English remake? If you ever want to see a horror drama go for it, I for one couldn't get passed the first episode.

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      A_D-aditi Mar 24, 2016

      English Remake for BoF ?? o.0 I saw the ratings.. They are too low!

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    TokkiLily Mar 5, 2016 - edited

    I want to watch this drama but minho's hair is just too hilarious and distracting - also it reminds me of jung juri's parody of him xD.

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    Bridgette Mar 4, 2016 - edited

    I just started this and I'm not sure about it... Does anyone else find Jan Di annoying? Does her character improve?

    EDIT: Update - I finished this between errands with 3 hours of sleep in 72 hours and I completely misjudged her character and totally recommend this!

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    girl_on_fire Mar 4, 2016

    The fact that I used to really enjoy this show scares me. 0_0
    I guess people change..

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016 - edited

    Back then every day I listened to all soundtracks from this drama! Love Lee Min-ho ever since this drama!!!

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    Keithleen Jan 16, 2016

    No matter what they say, this is the best drama for me. Ive watched a lot of drama, but whenever I hear a song from BOF it makes me want to watch it all over again!! AHHHHHHHH

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    RodJun828 Jan 9, 2016

    Love this show, a must watch.

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    Iris Ly Dec 31, 2015

    Memeries <3

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    Dez-uh-re Dec 23, 2015

    I liked the second lead couple more in the korean version tbh


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    South Korea
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    Jan 5, 2009 to Mar 31, 2009
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 24,098 users)
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