Sunday, April 29, 2012

K Drama - Boys Over Flowers

Alternate Names:Boys Before Flowers
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 25
Network: KBS2
Broadcasted: 2009-Jan-05 to 2009-Mar-31
Lead Actors: Lee MinHo, Goo Hye Sun, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, Kim So Eun

My Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

So so so HUGE in Korea! I mean, it's still probably one of the most top rated Korean Dramas out there. I mean, it's to the point of iconic and it has boosted the popularity of it's actors sky high. Lee Min Ho (City Hunter) is one the hottest and most talented actors out there! I mean he plays a hot headed spoiled brat pretty well but I liked him better as a secret assassin in City Hunter better. It also took Kim Hyun Joon of SS501 and made him an actor and boosted Kim Bum's (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry) acting career. And look at rookie actress, Goo Hye Sun, she definitely got more attention and hype. She's not doing too much right now, except staring in the Taiwanese drama "Absolute Boyfriend."

This drama is based on the shoujo Japanese manga, "Boys Before Flowers" by Hana Yori Dango and like a said, was a huge success in Korea. They actually offer Korean tours based on the filming of this drama! I hear it's very popular with Japanese tourists... O.o There's also a Japanese and Taiwanese version to this drama.

Basic Synopsis:JanDi is the daughter of a family who owns a dry cleaning business near the elite school Shin Hwa College. When she saves a student from committing suicide she's admitted on a full scholarship for swimming. There the infamous F4 (Flower Boys- beautiful men) rule the school. JanDi does all she can to stay out of their way until she is forced to wage war on them when her friends gets ice cream on the leader of F4, Goo Joon Pyo.

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