Thursday, February 05, 2009

Epic Fail


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Korea's Boys Over Flowers

Korea's Boys Over Flowers photo credit: crunchyroll

According to Wikipedia, I know a completely unreliable source, Hana Yori Dango is the best selling manga. This one I got to believe Wiki. The best proof is that the manga has been done in TV and movie in three different productions & countries.

First of course is the unforgettable, Taiwan's Meteor Garden 1 & 2 that launched F4 to Asian fame. The first season is epic, the fun bickering of Shan Cai & Dao Ming Si while the second season is kinda dragging although that's where Hua Tse Lei got his chance to be with Shan Cai. Next is the short and sweet Japan's Hana Yori 1 & 2 and now I'm starting to watch Korea's Boys Before Flowers.

In the three versions so far, I've got to say their choice to play Makino is always perfect - they always get adorable yet fiesty actresses.
Korea's salon FTW! Dao Ming Si's pineapple hair is funny, Domyoji Tsukasa's perm is funnier while Goo Joon Pyo's perm is acceptable.
I'm always rooting for the sensitive Hua Ze Lei, Hanazawa Rui & Yun Ji Hoo!
I almost forgot about the OST! I hope Korea's version lives up to its predecessor's cool soundtrack selections.
Its the same addictive plot, in different setting, culture and subtitle lol. F4 Fever FTW!