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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It has kinda he same plot with a poor girl and a rich guy falling for each other and the family coming in between the two of them. This drama is definitely much better that The Heirs since it's got a more concrete plot and less loopholes in the story.

The music i gong to keep you hooked and the story will make you smile and laugh and cry and sigh and get angry and just feel a lot of things.

It's a highly recommended series.
The unpopular girl at school grabs the attention of the popular boy at school.
Though different plots, its a similar look at how one is seem inferior in the relationship.
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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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    nvrnvwc Jun 16, 2016

    This drama was nice, I watched it , but it just isn't the greatest like some people make it out to be .

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    DoHani Jun 14, 2016

    How the heck does this get an 8???? Are we watching the same thing here? lol

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    Kitara Jun 9, 2016

    I'm just wondering, is the plot the same as the manga of Boys Over Flowers? I read the manga, and watched the Anime Adaption. The plot was kind of iffy for me.

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    sky1427 Jun 6, 2016

    Honestly this drama isnt that great. giving 7/10 just because this is the first korean drama i ever watch lol

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    Mari Ela Jun 5, 2016 - edited

    after 1 year of watching this, im currently watching the japan version hana yori dango .... and i suudenly want to watch this korean version AGAIN, i just can't help it hahahahha, they're so much better. after all, the female lead is a reputable actress and a directress now. but i relly love the korean version except for that part that the male lead is so lame towards the end :( the writer could have made it better , other than that, it's the best version for me

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    jammy May 21, 2016

    My first korean drama

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    Louise May 11, 2016

    My first korean drama. ❤

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    Inichan May 5, 2016

    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 Apr 26, 2016

    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 Apr 26, 2016

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


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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 30,576 users)
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