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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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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Jan 15, 2012
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 3.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
Lets crush hearts, shall we?

Story 8/10 : Why? Because its a remake of HYD, any lower score and I would be hurting one my favorite drama's pride. There isnt much to it, rich boy falls in love with poor girl, quirky adventures along the way, yeah, things of that matter.

Acting/Cast 3/10 : UGH! From the very second the girl lead began to speak, I hated her. They portrayed her as read more some annoying girl and I honestly didn't like that. And F4? Fine, Korean BoF has a little bit better eye candy than HYD, but their acting is just flat out boring. The only part they did well was showing that they were spoiled rich boys.

Music 5/10 - meh.

Rewatch 3/10 - No... just no. If you want to spend over 25 hours watching this drama, I suggest that you do something productive as a replacement of this drama.

Overall 4/10 - Normally, I give Korean dramas multiple episodes to draw me in, but I couldn't just bear myself to listen to the main leads whiny voice and sit there staring at LMH for a full hour. The order of viewing SHOULD be J version then K version. I gave BoF a chance because of my love for HYD but I can't taint my memory of something so wonderful with BoF.
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Very similar story line with rich guy falls for normal girl but doesn't quite know how to pursue her. The main difference is that at no point does he see her as an enemy or target like in BOF.
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They both give off a terribly similar feeling! Not only the characters, but also the story line so far.
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    Sayyy 8 days ago

    This drama is not really perfect but admit it or not this is one of the reason why Kdramas became so popular. When I didn't started to watch dramas yet, I always heard about BOF. Tbh, I like this drama so much.

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    NadeshikoLi 17 days ago

    I don't like this drama.
    I saw because this drama had many positive comments and many were saying that it's the best version.
    I prefer Hana yori dango!

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    VictorVice 19 days ago

    this drama sucks ass. little advice to the new drama fans don't watch it or else you will regret it. no freaking lies

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    Chaimaa Sep 7, 2016

    Well this was my first KDrama ever, it all started with it . To be honest , it isn't a great one, but it is a must see . You are not gonna be able to watch it if you are an old KDrama fan . It is gonna be way too boring for you. But if you are new, you better start with this one :D

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    Volinii Aug 30, 2016 - edited

    I heard season 2 is about to come. Is it true? Anyone can let me know.

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    babybreaths Aug 29, 2016 - edited

    I want to watch it since it's a must-watch in dramaland but I just can't bring myself to do it because of Kim Hyun Joong

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      MinaVIP Sep 4, 2016

      He isn't that important in the plot you know xD Just focus on the other guys, it s a must-Watch because it's a Classic, not because it's one of the best dramas out there (in my opinion it's definitely not!)

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    LinLi Aug 25, 2016

    This drama wasn't the best. I got bored wanted to skip but held on to the 5th episode but I gave up. The f4 wasn't that good looking and the story should've been convincing too. If you really want want to watch something better watch, let's watch meteor shower. It's a better story and the story is similar but the actors are better looking and there is no bad acting.

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    Dieu Aug 25, 2016

    The reason this kdrama was a big hit was bc in 2009 kdrama was not as great as it is now that why i really liked this drama in 2009. Ofcourse if you watch this now you probably you won't like it bc kdrama changes so in 2016 there it ofcourse better dramas.

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    Docta Aug 18, 2016 - edited

    I always hesitate to start watching this drama. After reading the manga, which is more more deep, both the anime and the jdrama Hana Yori Dango, did not seem to do it justice, and this one is no exception.
    But I have to say I really enjoyed this version, even more than the japanese one, maybe because I was a fan of Hanazawa Rui.
    It isn't the best drama in the world, but if you're a fan of HYD you definitely have to watch this.
    The story is quite different, the acting is decent, and the music is awesome.
    Love Kim Hyun Joong's acting, he played Yoon Ji Hoo's character perfecly. He could express so much even without words, how he laughed, cried, the way he looked at her...
    His song "Because I'm Stupid" is one of my favourite drama songs, as well as "Something Happen To My Heart"

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    Lydia Aug 11, 2016

    There were just a few good things in this drama, kim hyun joong. He always showed an adorable character, and the couple kim bum and kim so eun. you can watch this drama, if you want to see the main characters that keep fighting and she doesn't know what to do and not to do..

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    TobiSanOtaku Jul 22, 2016

    i think the japanese version

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    diya Jul 10, 2016

    watched rewatched 4 times im so cheesyy :D

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    itsinesok Jul 8, 2016

    I absolutely hated the first episode but after that it got me in it's claws. Even if it was a horrible and cringeworthy drama at some points it's still a classic and I liked it. Completed it in a week... It isn't the greatest drama out there but it was a fun and weird thing for inbetween and I loved Lee Min Ho in this!

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    Toothless Jun 26, 2016 - edited

    the drama tat started it all... my first ever which drew me into this world of k-drama addiction!! <3

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    Nadasan Jun 18, 2016 - edited

    The worst and most overrated kdrama ever . After this one , I don't think I'll take anyone's recommendation into consideration ever again because it was my biggest mistake ever to do so .While i did actually enjoy this a bit , I can't ignore the fact that it nearly killed my brain cells.

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      DixieOtt Sep 2, 2016

      heh I rarely comment but your comment made me laugh. I have watched all versions of HYD, though I have a hard time recalling the Japanese one. Meteor Shower (Taiwanese version) is the best for season 1 but sadly in season 2 they change the whole story and it is horrible. This version BOF, yeah it is hard to set through. What really gets me though is no matter what version I watch, I am never happy that she chooses the lead guy, always wish she would choose the other. I think the anime was the only version that did not make me feel that way. So I would go with the anime (the anime is really old though). I am very skeptical of recommendations and ratings as well.


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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 26,135 users)
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