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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    Ida Mar 26, 2015

    I love SOEUL!!!
    Soeul = So Yi jung + Chu Ga eul

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    Zura Mar 4, 2015

    i believe that the Korean's drama is famous because the handsome costs , this is biggest reason !

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    Zura Mar 4, 2015 - edited

    poor girl , rich man .. what a s*** ! so bad , i don't like it at all at all . it's just repeat again and again ><

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    lifewish Jan 23, 2015 - edited

    Not liking Lee Min Ho character at all and each episode is getting less and less interesting so far... hopefully that changes.

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    KMR Jan 20, 2015

    Geum Jan Di's character and the way Goo Hye Soon portrayed her is what ruins this drama. Only the first 3 episodes are good. Jap version is much better, the girl is less annoying and has more common sense.

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    Stepkdramafan226 Jan 2, 2015 - edited
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    heartbreaker17 Dec 27, 2014
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    bhumka sharma Dec 27, 2014

    this was my first drama of k-world and Lee min ho and i found it amazing to watch. The character and emotions of gu jun pyo shown in the series were like the boy experiencing his first love and after this series only i started to love gu jun pyo as it resembled me of my dream character i have ever imagined of. Ending was a bit abrupt but still it will always be one of my best shows ever.

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    CmgKpop Nov 26, 2014 - edited

    Yes, it has lotsss of cliches, but somehow I didn't get annoyed at all. I really enjoyed this drama, for the most parts. The characters are really lovable and grow on you, even the secundary ones. It's a must-watch for every k-drama fan, if only because it's so emblematic.
    The ending was a bit disappointing though, a little vague :(

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    babysmurf Nov 26, 2014

    This drama has some sort of weird addiction/disillusionment effect on people where we /know/ it's ridiculous and corny and some parts are just undeniably /bad/, but we still can't help but love it and know a part of us will always love it, no matter how much shame we feel for admitting so.

    This was the first kdrama I ever watched and my drama standards have gotten better since, but there's nothing like Boys Over Flowers. There's nothing like listening to the OST and feeling everything you felt while watching it that first time. It revolutionized dramas. It's just classic.

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    Christy Nov 12, 2014

    This was one of my first kdramas, so it will always have a special place in my heart.

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    choi Nov 3, 2014

    Just started watching this one, and I have now finished 2 episodes. I was kind of avoiding to start watching this because I thought I would get disapointed because this has been so popular and that oind of popular dramas tend to disapoint me pretty much always. But right now, even tho I don't wanna be the one of those who love these hit dramas over the other great not so popular ones, I like this so far. It seems a good solution to not expect anything, just watch without any thoughs and/or reading reviews. And I was prepared to Kim Hyun Joon's robotic-like acting so it's not that bad. He is just so gorgeous so maybe that'll make it up.

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    kimnngo Sep 26, 2014

    this drama was the one that got me into k-world :))

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    Vui256 Sep 25, 2014 - edited

    I gave it an 8 mark. Not 10 because of Hye Sun's acting, the storyline was getting kind of depressing during the last episodes...

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    LoneLoneCho Sep 13, 2014
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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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