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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Jo-hannah
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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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Ezmeralde
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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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    1998 Oct 31, 2015

    this shit makes me gag

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    JonginsShadow Sep 19, 2015

    It's a must see....It's just legendary

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    JulianaCaetano Sep 3, 2015 - edited

    For me, this drama is really boring and I'm have to force myself to finish it! Really, I respect but I don't know why people keep saying that this drama is one of the best of the all time. I think this is crazy, is such a poor story and everything is terrible. The OST is the only thing that I like on it.J-version is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER, Jun Pyo is not convincing, I really dislike Lee Minho on this drama and the others actors also. Too forced! Poor action. And GOOOOD PLEASE, what can I say about Hye Sun? This girl call herself actress??? Please, even I can make a better a job. But anyway I need patience to finish this and I hope I can do it someday. 24 eps?? 10 would be enough!!!!!!!!

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      IsabelaCavalcante Sep 3, 2015

      100% agree!

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      JunKi-fan Sep 14, 2015

      Agree. The Japanese version was clearly the best adaptation because Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao were way more convincing in their respective roles. And Gu Hye Sun cannot act to save her life.

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      1998 Oct 31, 2015

      i love you so much for commenting this

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      ElaEnchanted Sep 10, 2016

      and I love you for agreeing with her comment!

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    ParkShinHyeILY Aug 30, 2015
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    Meeiishal Aug 10, 2015 - edited

    Not my favorite drama but one that deff sticks to you. I've only watched it once and refuse to rewatch. Too many circles and ups and downs of a roller coaster. I honestly in my heart felt like she chose the wrong guy which is why I would hope there'd be a season two. Sigh, i get so frustraited thinking about it. But the OST is seriously one of the best i've heard. Great drama that tugs at your feels especially if you watched this as a teenager. so nostalgic.

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    Gafar Valentina Jul 5, 2015

    My first kdrama, I love it,the cast and the ost.I started having interest in kdramas because of bbf

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    shaghayegh Jul 3, 2015 - edited

    ok now go and search on the internet : best korean drama ever ,most famous kdrama ... ..?
    the first will definitally be BOYS OVER FLOWERS!!!!!!! No doubt . this rating here is just among 20.000 people but million's of people khow this drama and rate it near 9 . this drama is NO,1 for most of kdrama lovers. so dont pay attention to the rating its one of the best :D

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    choi Jun 11, 2015

    Well, now that I've completed the whole series and watched all the episodes.. Was this worth of all the hype? For me, not necessarily. Kinda basic romcom with many cliches but still managaed to entertain me and made me cry. Nothing that special and for me, KHJ's robotic-like acting is actually attractive in a some weird way. And I just can't get over him (despite alk the scandals of his personal life), he is just so good looking. After all, I liked this drama but it is not the best I've seen.

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    NesrineTao Jun 4, 2015

    i'll never forget this drama cause it was my very first korean drama and it was the first time i felt in love with Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Jung

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    Pandiko May 27, 2015

    Does this make Lee Min Ho and So Ji Sub brothers?

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    eoniii May 17, 2015 - edited

    It has been years.
    And the ending of this just gives off there'll-surely-be-a-next-season feels.
    And Korea rarely produce second seasons.
    What, do we have to wait for freaking 10 years to have this continued.. just like Winter Sonata?

    And I heard, LMH finds his character GJP embarrassing..
    So I guess that's the end of this?

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    pikachiw May 15, 2015

    one of the rare dramas that made me cry

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    naccu May 3, 2015

    My first K-drama! The ost was the best thing about this!!!!

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    I only watched this series because Kim Hyung Joong was in it. After watching several episodes, I dropped it because I didn't find the storyline interesting and KHJ acting wasn't up to par. He needed more acting experience before taking this role. I watched the Taiwanese version, and I loved his character in that series.

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    SheilayariMartinez Mar 27, 2015

    one of my fav dramas

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    25
  • Aired:

    Jan 5, 2009 to Mar 31, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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    8.0 (scored by 30,576 users)
  • Ranked:

    #737
  • Popularity:

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