13 June 2010
Boys over flowers
Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese manga by Yoko Kamio. There is also an anime version of it and live-action dramas. The first one was the Taiwanese version (Meteor garden) in 2001, followed by the Japanese version in 2005. And last year was the Korean version (2009).
I actually like to watch Taiwanese series more than Korean dramas, cuz I'm just lazy to read the English subtitle all the time =$ hihihi. However,(during my exams ¬¬) a friend of mine made me curious about the serie: Boys over flowers. Thanks to him, I got a bit addicted to this Korean drama. I heard about this serie before last year, but didn't have the mood and time to watch it. I've watched Meteor Garden before when I was a child, it was one of the first Taiwanese series I've ever seen, but I totally forgot the whole story xD. I do think that the Korean casting looks way better than the Taiwanese casting :)
Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys known as F4. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shinhwa High School, she is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship. Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with F4 at all cost because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, when Jan Di's friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of the F4's shoes, she's forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo. What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo, start feeling something for her too? Will the love triangle disrupt F4 and change their lives forever?
Yup, another love story. Another fairytale story which will never come out in real life xD, but it's really fun to watch :) You should see this kdrama if you haven't seen it ^_^ Currently, I'm watching it on Youtube; playlist from Guereca1404, which has English subtitles.