Drama Finished!: Boys Over Flowers

Posted: April 9, 2009 in K-Drama Reviews Rants and Raves
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gjp6CAUTION: BOYS OVER FLOWERS SPOLIERS

Get comfy people—this is going to be a long one! …And I’ve got lots ‘o screencaps too!

So I finished this drama in about a week, the bulk of my watching haven been since saturday till last night where I refused to go to sleep till I finished the drama, which was a little after 4am!

Though I still stand by what I said in my previous entry, I have to agree with some of the commentors on finsihing the drama before my judgement. Why did the show all of a sudden get good at episode 21?! It was almost as though they hired a new director as well as a new screenwriter. The lines weren’t as cheesy, the drama wasn’t as random and everything really flowed together well, I was impressed. I’ve still got some questions, which I know SOMEONE is going to try to answer and make me seem stupid for not “seeing” it in the first place *rolls eyes*, but whatever; I’ll make my final comments and questions about the drama.

bof-girlsSeriously, what was the point of these bitches being in there?

They aren’t that pretty (well at least not for Kim Bum and Kim Joon [except maybe the one of the left]) to me and they didn’t utter one single syllable the entire, what?, 2 episodes they were there. There was absolutely no point to them being there, except maybe as to give a scapegoat for Yi Jung and Woo Bin, I guess to keep the focus more on the Ji-Hoo/Jun-Pyo/Jan-Di love triangle.

bof2This one is kind of “LOLable”, but come on, why does the crazy, creepy, fortune-teller lady have to be black? hahaha The “sexy” (NOT!), New Caledonian natives that the F4 boys seem to be quite acquainted with are white but the fortune teller is black…and from her accent, it seems as though she’s American.

Now from the little research I just did on New Caledonia, it seems that the major ethnicity of people there are Malenisian, which is said to be a present-day for of Papuan people—black people. By having the above ugly girls play the natives, I feel it misrepresents the people of the country, and one of the MAJOR factors in screenwriting (that’s what I’m going to school for) is research—you have to make sure that what you represent in your film is to be as factual as possible. I also didn’t like how in the episodes in New Caledonia the girls above were dressed VERY revealingly in comparison to “virginal” Jan-Di and Ga-Eul. Even when the girls were “clothed”, they were half-naked!

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Poor Kim Joon! lol My boy didn’t have many line in this drama and virtually no place here except as Yi Jung’s partner in crime—also the best fighter amongst the group. To be honest, if F4 was F3, I don’t think it would have made that much of a difference, considering Yi-Jung had his own thing going on with Ga-Eul and his family. Though I WOULD have liked him to have a bigger part, I liked Woo Bin’s attitude, he seemed very chill and his Engrrish was quite funny, “Yo yo yo main, wussup?” I’ll look forward to seeing Kim Joon in other projects in the future.

I was highly impressed with Kim Hyun-Joong’s acting…actually I was impressed he could act at all! Though I was like WTF? around episodes 17-23 where Hyun-Joong barely had any lines at all—the boy just did not speak at all! Problems with his grandfather getting to him…maybe. Uncreative screenwriter…thats my bet. I’m glad Ji-Hoo made up with his gramps though, even though I hated the way Jan-Di literally forced them together…though I’m a bit confused, Ji-Hoo’s grandpa died, right? That’s the reason why he must re-open the clinic?

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This is a screencap from the last episode, I just wanted to point out whoever was in charge of the “costumes” or clothes was pure genius! Ohmahgah…serisouly, I absolutely LOVED the clothes in this drama, even Jan-Di’s sometimes! Jan-Di actually made me want to go out and get a pair of those combat boots she wore, though I didn’t like the white ones, I like the black ones. Look at Woo Bin in that picture, could he look anymore fly? And Ji-hoo also, I always loved his outfits, they reflected his classy demeanor…and a quick little useless sidenote: Hyun-joong was already a 9/10, then when he cut his hair he literally jumped to a 13!

Though I feel, a bunch of young boys dressing is really nice suits everyday is heinously unrealistic, it was nice none the less.

gjp2I loved Goo Jun-Pyo’s suit in this scene…anyway, from when we met her, I liked the Ha Jae Kyung character, even though she tended to force her friendship unwillingly down peoples throat, she means well and you have to remember that. Though I have no idea why you would fall for a girl who has renamed you “Monkey”, Jae-Kyung apparently falls for Jun-pyo, even not-knowing people well—I tell yah, Goo Jun-pyo must be some kind of lover in the bedroom because I can’t understand why so many women would blindly chase him when he treats them like dog shit!

Lee Min-Jeong is one beautiful lady and I can’t deny I developed a little girl-crush on her! lol I’m so happy though with her descision to not marry Jun-pyo (even though we all knew it wouldn’t happen). Like she said herself, she’s a cool ass girl and she went out with dignity.

bof8And now for the greatest scene in the entire series, the pool scene. I was EXTREMELY impressed with how this scene went down and the events leading up to it.

I don’t know about you, but something about Yu-mi really disturbed me. She had that sweet, big eye’s thing going for and she was one sneaky little bitch—which I’m so glad the other F4 boys could easily tell and treated her like she “had a disease”. How she smiled, the fact that she was pretty and the way stole something Jan-di made for Jun-pyo in order to get closer to him reminded me of another villain from another tale—The Little Mermaid. Yu-mi reminded me abhorrently of Ursula the sea witch, who used Ariel’s voice in order to lure in Eric so she could become the new Goddess of the sea, denouncing King Triton from his throne.

In The Little Mermaid, Ursula held onto Eric’s arm firmly the same way Yumi holds onto Jun-pyo’s, and as Eric did when Ursula announced they were going to get married, Jun-pyo holds the same blank stare when Yumi announces they will be leaving for America…just a little tidbit I noticed.

bof41bof51bof61Even though, once the F4 boys started talking about doing things to refresh Jun-pyo’s memory, I knew the final “test” was going to involve a pool, and probably Jan-di throwing herself in or accidentally falling in, the scene was amazing. I wanted to cry during this scene, it was absolutely beautiful. I love how Jan-di didn’t act crazy, didn’t try to drown, she just went to the ledge and just let herself fall freely—I also felt there was another message in there too.

She fell in, grabbed the necklace and just waited. The song made the scene very emotional as Jun-pyo remembered all his times with Jan-di, and in the background you could see Ji-hoo fighting the urge to jump in and save her. Once Jun-pyo realized, he jumped in and I felt so relieved…a great scene, definitely my favorite in the series aswell as out of all the drama’s I’ve watched so far (my other favorite, HERE!)

gjp3All in all, it was an okay drama. Am I glad I watched it? Yes. Do I think it should be the #1 national hit in Korea? …Not so much. Though, those boys are so fine it could be #1 hit or #1 miss and I’d still watch it! I just wish the drama didn’t start getting really good at episode 20! Though I’m sure no one is reading this at this point because it’s so damn long, lol I still have some brief notes as well as questions:

  • Holy shit! Jun-pyo’s mom is one crazy ass bitch! Do not mess with her! Unfortunately, like Jun-pyo and his his sister, I know what it’s like not to want to call your mother, “mother”. They handled themselves really well and I wish them the best in their “futures” lol…FIGHTING!!!
  • I wish the drama was a bit more specific about what happened with Jun-pyo’s dad. So he wakes from the coma, but does society know he’s alive? Is the mother forgiven? The way she caters to her husband makes it seem as though we should be sympathetic to her.
  • Did Ji-Hoo’s grandpa die?
  • I actually really like the soundtrack to this show.
  • Goo Hye Sun’s acting was horrible in the beginning, but like I said, got much better within the last 6 or so episodes.
  • Ga-Eul is a complete idiot for telling that little girl her “boyfriend” Yi-jung was living in Sweden…. I’m sorry honey, but he’s is not your boyfriend if you didn’t know. He doesn’t even have the decency to treat you like a human being, the way he stomps all over your feelings like stairs.
  • So Jan-di’s boss’s father used to work in the household where Ji-hoo’s grandfather held?
  • Hyun-joong’s crying scene went over well.
  • Lol the Grandmother maid from Jun-pyo’s house was Han-gyul’s grandmother in Coffee Prince

Check out my favorite scene:

Originally I would’ve given the show 2 starfruit, but with a pretty good last 5 episodes, I’ll give it 4: 4-starfruits

So, if you haven’t seen it, should you watch this drama? Yes. One friday when you know you have nothing to do the rest of the weekend (every friday I’m sure! …jkjk), take your ass on over to dramafever.com, set up an account and watch it. Or, you can do even better like me and download all the episodes and watch them at Aja-aja…subtitles are on the site as well, just look!

Whew! That was one long rant!

Also, below I took an awesome screencap of the F4 boys which turns out to be a nice desktop screensaver! I was going to put it down there so you can click it, make it bigger and save it to your computer but wordpress is being stupid…so if you like it and want it, then just say so in a comment and I’ll use your given email to send it to you!

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Comments
  1. Nesohawkins says:

    Hi!! Can you please e-mail me the screencap of the F4 boys you made…It’s awesome!! Thanks sooo much!! 🙂

  2. daizybehl says:

    I actually read everything..we have the same comments! i really like this version OF meteor garden..and I think this one’s the best!I’ve already finished this in mysoju.com..could you please e-mail me the screencap of that pic above? thanks!

  3. flowermum says:

    One of favourite scene is last episode where GJP save JD from the pool.

  4. MUNA says:

    OMG, I LOVE JI HOOO SO MUCH
    I REALLI LOVED IT 2, WHEN HE GOT DAT HAIR CUT
    IT WAS LIKE WOW
    ANYWAYZ CAN U SEND ME NICE PICS OF BOYS BEFORE FLOWERS PLZ
    ESPECIALLY JI HOOO PICS
    XANKS A LOT

  5. aluciz says:

    will der be second season fr boys before flowers? hmmm .. i really hope soon.. it cant be the end …

  6. Roshni says:

    I was very glad when I finished it. Now I can move back to the important things in life, like the exam revision I pushed to one side to finish this!

  7. sus42 says:

    I also saw the whole BOF in one weekend after seeing it episode by episode. The acting seemed much better when I saw the whole thing. I loved GHS’s acting from the beginning til the end–she was so natural, sometimes absurdly funny and hillarious, so emtionally evoking as well. You should also see her in the bar scene with GJP in episode 3–she was so good–I laughed to tears. BOF really touched me deeply. I miss it….

  8. fatedstar says:

    nice blog.. haha.. were just the same.. i have also alot of questions about this drama.. it feels like it will have a part II ? *wishing* for me it is really the best version among the 3.. 🙂

    can i have some snapshots of you from the drama?

  9. […] here it is! I actually finished it LAST Sunday (not yesterday). Unfortunately, unlike my Boys Over Flowers wrap-up, I don’t have many Soulmate screencaps (in fact, the only screencaps I have are of Shin Dong […]

  10. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I will certainly be subscribing to your blog.

  11. Hi, cool post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your posts. Keep up the good work

  12. ... says:

    helo, can you plz send me a copoy of this pictures …i like it especially lee min ho..thanks po

  13. ying says:

    I miss the drama! Hopefully they would come out something new related example like BOF2.

  14. […] but I never got around to writing it up because… well, because my reviews of dramas can be quite lengthy. I have a whole assload of screencaps (sooo many of the hot Jae Hee) so I hope your chair is comfy. […]

  15. jia xi says:

    I love your review, and I love that you used starfruit!! Not many people know what it is.. It is my favorite fruit thought ^_^
    I agree that Woo Bin is dashing in that picture. I actually think he is gorgeous. But Ji Hoo is the most handsome.
    I actually really disliked Jae Kyung’s character. Right from the very start when she met Jandi in the market, I already knew something was up between her and Junpyo, therefore making me hate her guts. And every scene with her in it made me hate her more and more. Something about her seemed totally fake and the way she played Jan di made me want to puke. I couldnt’ have been happier when she announced her objection to the wedding, although like you said I already knew someone was going to stop it. I didn’t predict that she would though!
    I loved the soundtrack too!
    I actually didn’t change my opinion about Hye-sun’s acting since the beginning. However, I did like that she became more mature toward the end of the show, but i think that is what is intended. I think she’s supposed to be really wacky and people aren’t supposed to like her 100% yet, just like Junpyo’s character- you hate him at first but then you love him.
    I also wish Woobin had more lines. He is really sexy in his own cool way. Yes his english lines were hilarious, his accent is very cute. I’m glad he was the one with the English lines because he’s the only one that could have pulled it off without sounding stupid.
    I actually think this is the best TV drama ever. I spent a straight 36 hours watching it.
    ^_^
    Hwaiting!

  16. jia xi says:

    Forgot to add these:
    How can you not love Jun pyo’s noona? That scene where she and Jandi chased Junpyo in their cars, then noona berated him on the street when they stepped out, was one of my favorite scenes. What a cool character. Plus she’s gorgeous.

    A note about the awkwardly scripted girls on the island that accompanied Woobin and Yi Jung- I agree that they completely annoyed the crap out of me and I wished that they weren’t in the scenes at all. I understand why they put them in there, to make a contrast between Ga eul/Jandi and other girls that walk around half-naked, giving our main girls an innocent and sweet feeling about them. It would have been better though if the foreign girls at least had a couple of lines, and also if Jan di and Ga eul actually joined in when they were dancing and playing volleyball. Why were they just sitting on the sidelines as the almost naked girls were playing with our boys?

    I totally guessed wrong for the final episode. I thought that Jun pyo’s memory would be jogged by him going on the cable ride and seeing his writing (Jun pyo ❤ Jan di). I don't know why I didn't think of the swimming. Then when Jan di fell into the pool, I thought that Ji hoo would jump in to go save her and it would bring back Jun Pyo's feelings of jealousy and therefore make him remember how much he loves Jan di. So at least the show wasn't completely predictable for me.
    Overall, LOVE this drama and wish that they would have a sequel so that I could be in it too. ^_^ haha.

  17. marcia says:

    u and i shld work 2getha

  18. patie says:

    wow bof you are the best.I love you and you ju-mpyo are the best.I WAN’T TO BE JA-NDI’S FAIRY

  19. marcia says:

    basically u nd ur unthought post suck so y don u jus help the community nd go hang ok

  20. Cat Heroine says:

    are you an idiot the fortune teller lady is not black but aboriginal. wtf is wrong with you….

  21. Guli from Uzbekistan says:

    Boys over flowers is the best film I have ever seen. I really liked it

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