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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Mar 31, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
If I could some this drama up in one word it would be 'meh'. Boys before flowers isn't that special, it was kinda disapointing to be frank. Yes the actors were brilliant but the storyline lacked spark.

I'll start with the storyline, it was ok at the beginning and good through the middle but the end was an anti-climax and a half. The ammount of cliches in this show is annoying, I've read more seen it all before. I haven't seen any other adaptions of this show and since watching Boys Before Flowers I don't think I will. It was average at best.

However the actors in this show, particulary Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong were awesome. Each and every emotion was potrayed brilliantly and had this show a better storyline it would have easily got a ten. I liked the different styles of acting and personalities that each character brought, even the minor ones. Plus they're all nice eye candy.

The music in this show made it worth watching. I loved the soundtrack and plan to buy every song that I possibly can from it. A nice mix of classical and pop that fitted each mood. Very very good music in this show.

In the end I would reccomend watching it so long as your not one of those people who like to pick wholes in every detail. Its easy-going and makes for an enjoyable watch. But it's not life-changing or addictive. And you probably won't watch it again.
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This has the whole reverse harem thing going for it. Plus, I think a lot of the cute scenes were homages to Boys Over Flowers. This drama gave me Second and Third Lead syndrome! But in the end I truly believed in the OTP.
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If you are finding some Kdramas with that second male lead syndrome then both of these dramas are made for you. Those two 2nd lead are caring, always there when she needs, a sweet-hearted guy but female leads didn't choose them in the end... =(
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    Kshitij 5 days ago

    Pretty much does the job for entering the world of dramas. Since it was my first one, it is special to me. Even though i don't heavily recommend it, but it has its moments.

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    claudya87 12 days ago - edited

    I love the story of Hana Yori Dango, it's one of my favourite manga/anime (one of the 1st ones I checked) and I promised myself that I'll watch all the live-actions that will be created. If it had a better main lead (girl), it would've probably topped them all. Also the second couple stole the show for me..soeul mates ♥♥♥

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    AsmaMohammadi 17 days ago

    I Love this drama forever and I cannot forget it :)

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    SuperDrama101ohyea 23 days ago

    Lee Min Ho was the only good actor in this show, everyone else was pretty much annoying and their acting, did not like Gu Hye Seon, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, Ahn Suk Hwan, Lee Hye Young and almost Kim So Eun, but she was pretty alright in Liar Game.

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    Jaylan 24 days ago

    OMG i am at ep 01 and i am already skipping scenes
    too much details made me felt bored -_-

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    Fran Mar 27, 2017 - edited

    The worst version of Hana Yori Dango. The acting of the majority was bad, the personality of great manga characters was ruined, not to mention the vague and horrible ending. Neither compares to the Japanese drama, which is great and much more complete.

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      Fran 23 days ago - edited

      Yes, they are related. The Japanese version has two seasons plus the film that tells the end of the story. I highly recommend Hana Yori Dango, it is far superior to this poor Korean remake. It is version more faithful to the manga and the most complete in everything, besides having a wonderful ending! :)

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      Jaylan 23 days ago

      which movie i found lots ??

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    Elle Mar 13, 2017 - edited

    I must be missing something ... I've tried watching this drama two times and it didn't work out ... I can't get past episode twelve ... I'm have a really hard time relating to both leads ...

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      SnowGirl Mar 18, 2017

      At least you reached 12,I stopped at 5 after trying to watch it several times :(

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      FoX Mar 26, 2017 - edited

      It has more bad luck than a country song. I'm watching ep 18 and thinking about suicide (or I just give up).

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      Milica 5 days ago

      Me too, stoped at episode 4, nothing special about this drama for me.

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    marygoround Mar 4, 2017

    This drama ruined my a good way. Loved it. I loved the plot, the OST, and well everything else about it. This was my very first Korean drama, and there is so much to love from this drama.

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    Maddie Feb 25, 2017

    This drama isn't incredibly good or incredibly bad, but it was so many people's first dramas (including mine), and really got me hooked. The characters and acting are pretty good, not the best I've seen, and the story is kinda confusing at times, but it was a really good first drama, and I've rewatched it about 4-5 times since first watching it.

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    Roberthebert Feb 17, 2017

    Not for me just didnt hit spot, oh my venus,yes

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    KMR Jan 8, 2017

    Who hasn't watched it? And who hasn't hated it? lol
    The first time I kinda liked it (even if I couldn't stand Geum Jan Di), but I think it's because I was still young and very immature. Now that I'm older and a little wiser...gosh...I can't believe I enjoyed smth like that Ah ah ah! Still better than HEIRS though.

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    Misha Jan 4, 2017 - edited

    This drama was terrible, the only reason it's rated high is because it was most people's first. This drama is not good what so ever it really doesn't deserve this rating. It was my second drama after Playful Kiss (which was my first) and I suffered through this.

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      Fran 27 days ago - edited

      Totally agree, really terrible. A very badly made remake and a horrible ending.

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    INFIRES Dec 2, 2016

    For some annoying reason, the "Watch Latest Episodes" section on the right of my MDL page is ALWAYS just full of BOF episodes. THE ENTIRE LIST, DAY AFTER DAY. Is there any flipping way to fix this problem? The drama is long from "new"!

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    John Nov 7, 2016

    I loved this drama the first time I watched it, but I can't enjoy the drama now since Kim Hyun Joong is in.


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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 28,697 users)
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