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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    Alekwang Sep 6, 2014 - edited

    is it just me who finds this drama too emotional ? It's hard to watch... i mean it's full of problems.. idk how to explain it but anyway... I still have the AALMOOST PAAARAAADIIISEEEE feeling or ONE MORE TIME hm hmhm.. lol yeah i'm crazy.

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      misscalliman Dec 1, 2014

      Yes, too much drama! I mean, I love drama and all - obviously - but this was too much for me. It took me months to go through all 25 episodes.

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    TAMAREXXE Sep 3, 2014
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    Blademan2 Aug 19, 2014

    Another one bites the dust, another ludicrous and despicable love triangle and betrayal is once again DROPPED!!!

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    Blademan2 Aug 19, 2014 - edited
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      Blademan2 Aug 23, 2014

      There's no other way to describe such people, and the words were HUGE and EXTREMELY understatements for what kind of person they are...

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      meighy Aug 24, 2014
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      Blademan2 Aug 24, 2014
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      meighy Aug 25, 2014
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      Blademan2 Aug 25, 2014

      Thanks, I most definitely won't be for sure... :)))

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    Meeiishal Aug 18, 2014 - edited

    Only watched this once and plan on keeping it that way. it was such an emotional roller coaster ride that at times I wanted to just jump off. Great drama but i can't stand all the misunderstandings and unnecessary depressive moments. Still holds a soft spot in my heart though. OST never gets old, One of the best I've heard.

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    Cupcake Aug 5, 2014

    Really good drama, it's the one that make me love the kdrama. I never get bored of it.

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    SandraHawk Aug 3, 2014

    I'm rewatching it. Ready for episode 7. And it is still so wonderful!

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    luna Jul 28, 2014


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    My first k-drama and since then I been watching more of them

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    Alexandrine Jul 7, 2014 - edited

    the japanese version is so much better

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      Dez-uh-re Aug 4, 2014

      do you know where i can watch the Japanese version?

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      Alexandrine Aug 7, 2014

      I saw it on a site name: anime-ultime but the subtitle are in french I don't know if it's okay with you? :)

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      Dez-uh-re Aug 9, 2014

      Aw thanks but i need eng :/ i've been trying to watch the Japanese version for a while cause everyone says it's much better

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      Miya Aug 16, 2014

      You can watch it on

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    tsuki16 Jun 30, 2014

    This drama had its annoying moments but definetly one of my favorite dramas. I've watched it four times already I love the cast too <3 I don't care why you guys don't like it :p

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 25, 2014

    This drama is really overrated in my opinion :/ Geum Jan Di was really annoying... and the story was way to slow. I liked the Japanese version a lot better.

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    patiikaa Jun 18, 2014

    My favourite drama! <3 I love it so much! It's very romantic and funny! Lee Minho is great!!! I love him. He played it the best! Koo Hye Sun was the best too, she's very cute <3

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    Why those curls on LMH hair? WHY.


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

    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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