Boys Over Flowers was a 25 episode series on KBS that ran from January to March 2009. The story was based on the Japanese manga “Hana Yori Dango”, about a working class girl enrolled in an elite high school. The show was a huge success in Korea, launching the career of Lee Minho and making the cast household names. I remember Lee Minho was EVERYWHERE after this. It would also ride the Hallyu Wave and was broadcast in at least 25 countries. Did everyone’s mama love this? Mine totally did. Personally, I remember not liking the F4 or this drama lol. I really loved the Japanese series, though. But it’s been 11 years, maybe things have changed. Probably not though, I still wince whenever I hear “Almost paradise…”.
I know it’s not a favorite series for a lot of people (myself included), but I chose this drama for the first one because it can be found on Netflix, Hulu, and Viki so there are options for almost everyone to watch together. If you know any other links for the show, please share in the comments! Some shows are hard to find on multiple platforms. Let’s all cringe at the 2009 styling and collectively channel our anger all toward Gu Junpyo (sorry Lee Minho bb, it’s not you, just your character…looking forward to the new show, welcome back!).
Maybe we can watch the first two episodes and meet up for a discussion post on Tuesday, the 21st? Or if there’s no interest we can pretend this never happened no biggie lol.
source: KBS World