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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    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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      Eunha 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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      Ana May 30, 2016

      The good thing about this drama is the music and the eyecandy.... what REALLY sucks are the characters and the writing in general. That is why a lot of people prefer Hana Yori Dango (Jversion) and the rating of that one is higher...^^' I like both versions, but now I'd say I also prefer the japanese version simply because the characters there act reasonable and are likeable... I still like to listen to the OST of the korean version though:)

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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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    MasumaUddin Dec 20, 2015

    The fact that the anime, Manga and drama all had their own endings lol

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    naccu Dec 2, 2015

    This has to be the most watched k-drama ever!

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    kanade Nov 26, 2015 - edited

    real cringe fest

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    irish Nov 22, 2015

    Boys over Flowers.
    terrific performance by the lead actress. A reviewer on dvd beaver said she was a cross between Stan laurel, and Guelita Masina. She does smile like Stan Laurel okay. Not too many scenes that brought a tear. I smiled more and cried. The level of violence in it caught me by surprise. Maybe it was the title that threw me. But then again I should have been prepared, when the series starts with an attempted suicide. I would describe as as a show about love, friendship, and the possible sacrifice of
    one's own happiness for a friends. There is friendship between women, friendship between men, even if it sometimes leads to jealousy and violence, and friendship bettween mem and women ie f4 and Jan Di. Overall it;'s a series I admired more than liked, particularly for the lead actress. The rest of the cast are ok, but no real standouts acting wise. I do wonder why only 3 of the f4 members were given decent storylines.

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    HamelinSong Nov 6, 2015 - edited

    I think Go JoonPyo was the BEST Domyoji EVER. o.o
    I really loved the changes they made, surprisingly they didn't made me miss the manga.
    But i'm very sad about the finale... what a rush!!
    In the end, i simply loved it, but im still veeeeery disappointed for GaEul and YiJung that never kissed, NOT EVEN ONCE!!

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    Pixiemage7 Nov 5, 2015

    only watched this drama for the sake of the manga... no one beats the Japanese version


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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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    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 30,576 users)
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