Friday, 13 March 2009

Hana Yori Dango, Boys Before Flowers, Meteor Garden

Ok I admit it! I am bloody biased or blinded or whatever! I don't care! Hahaa.




I happen to think the cast for K-drama Boys Before Flowers, the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, is the best looking compared to the Japanese and Taiwanese versions.




Lookie how cutie they all be! (Plastic surgery rumours or whatever! To hell with it all! The outcome looks so good on these guys, if they did do surgery, I'm not saying they did. I wouldn't know and it doesn't matter to me.)



I never wanted to watch the Taiwanese version, Meteor Garden, because I really hated the looks of the lead actors (*gag*). I mean, come on! There are better looking Taiwanese guys compared to these ones ... and to think this series shot them to stardom. *gag some more!*



And maybe it's the difference in era and fashion and tastes, but the Japanese cast looked soooo girlish, I couldn't stand it!!



I'm not romanticising Korean guys nor am I saying all Korean actors win hands down, but someone made a montage comparing the different cast and I think the Korean cast for this series really meet my taste.




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14 comments:

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I totally agree ;) tho I did like Oguri Shun's protrayal of Hanazawa Rui. Maybe he's just a better actor than poor KHJ.

♥sormui♥ said...

:D!! i boys before flowers!! I didnt c the taiwan or the jap version but the korean one was SOOOO GOOOD!!

bunda lulu said...

I think, the perfect casting is like this:
Domyoji Tsukasa in korean version
Hanazawa Rui in taiwan version
Nishikado Sojiro in taiwan version
Mimasaka Akira in korean version
and Makino Tsukushi in taiwan version. Where is the J-Version?...i don't like any ones in that version....:)

sheena said...

i really love boys over flowers.......luv yaah...

sheena said...

i dont like hana yori dango....but i like the meteor garden and boys over flowers....ai.....jun pyo is so handsome...

anna said...

i like Taiwanese f4 they look more mature...and barbie xu as the lead actress so as the hana yori dango lead actress..but this is my just own choice..i`m looking forward to watch the Korean and the Chinese version..

Anonymous said...

I COMPLETELY agree!!!! I love the korean version of this show!

vincent dalma said...

i think the original was favorite because this guys is the one who make this series fame. taiwanese version is the best

Anonymous said...

wow. you judged based on the looks? you missed the chance to see the truth behind the greatest love story ever told

Anonymous said...

hay.... people are judgemental based on the looks But I think for me is the best is meteor garden Cause In April 2001, Chinese-Taiwan version ‘Meteor Garden’ used ‘meteor’ speed to sweep through the whole of Asia. To this day, this ‘pretty boys’ cyclone has not stopped. First, Japan was unhappy that someone else had stolen the limelight from their own manga. Hence in 2005 and 2007, they too released their own ‘Hana Yori Dango’ and following closely afterwards, at the end of 2008, Korean version‘Boys Before Flowers’ has once again become the hottest topic.

Perhaps it is because 8 years ago, Chinese-Taiwan version ‘Meteor Garden’ left too many indelible memories on everyone, because even when the Japanese version was released many years later, it was still considered the most classic, the best. Today, after Japanese version ‘went through fire and water’, Korean version ‘Boys Before Flowers’ first group of fans have commented: “full Kimchi flavour.” Just like the netizens said, Chinese-Taiwan version is first love, Japanese version is most loved, so what is Korean version left with? The most difficult thing to forget in one’s life is their first love, even when you get your true love, you will think back to the innocent and pureness of first love.

The Hana Yori Dango craze is spreading like wildfire in Asia. Aired in 2001, “Meteor Garden” was the first TV adaptation of the Hana Yori Dango manga. It became an instant hit all over Asia especially in the Philippines. And due to its "outrageous popularity" in the country, it has been aired again and again in different local TV stations since 2003. F4's 'Meteor Garden' can be described as a classic in many people's hearts. Now, the phenomenal and most loved romantic comedy drama

last thing is, the Korean and Japanese drama is in modern world and the cast is teens but the love story in meteor garden is the best so as the cast of its and how they left the with people with touch in their hearts and the thing is, its not just drama, comedy, romantic that teens can watch but so as our grams , mother, father even boys watch this and its a family edition series were family can watch together.

and finally the Taiwanese drama present there traditions and cultures, the way the cast clothes design they represents there land artworks that is something you should be proud of it.

moon virtucio said...

sorry for copying some of your post but

I think too the Taiwanese was the best of them all. I watch the 3 movies . The love story of meteor garden is wonderful, than the Hana yori dango, and boys over flowers. you can see Why Philippines aired this movie It became an instant hit all over Asia especially in the Philippines. And due to its "outrageous popularity" in the country, it has been aired again and again in different local TV stations since 2003. and so as boys over flowers the Korean version was aired in Philippines too ,but many people say that the meteor garden was the best, because not only teens can watch so as the old , parents even though boys watch this version,than the Korean and Japanese right . And believe me you can watch the past concert in Philippines. then been there, all five of them made a concert than the Korean version that was also aired in there. they also came in Philippines, and thank the Filipino people for there support and for the ads up of there famous.I apologies for being straight to the point but the Japanese isn't very known and was not aired in Philippines . I Know I know ........ that Philippines is not that (I don't know,but I don't have the right to judge the places, so you can think on your own look) so here it is . I think the people in there and living their can tell what's the best to watch and watching is one of their entertainment and past time so as Facebook there top in it. And Another is that The Korean and Japanese are in modern world and they choose their cast to be teens so that teens can be inspired too. but anyway the Taiwanese present there tradition and culture, the style of their clothes and the way how they put some of there ways to present their land and the people in there is something that you should be proud of......I'll go for the Taiwanese and a big hand for the Two Version of the movie

rochelle enaje said...

Meteor garden is the BEST! i love the acting of Jerry Yan (daoming si) when I watching it, I almost cried! because I really feel the emotions coming from his heart, and also the way the story goes way much better than the korean and jap...they spent a lot of money and time for this film and this much worth it..also all the soundtracks, i really love it! even their jokes or simple conversations with a little catchy jokes made me laugh!!! Barbie Xu ( shan cai) at first the acting was so strong but in the middle of the story she noticed every little thing that Dao ming si done for her.. all of the cast did a job a well done!!! Korean version yes I admit they are really all handsome!!! they just looked like boy next door or student from high school..( in taiwan they looked mature ones or college students and ofcourse the way they act is like off cam..so natural!) Geum Jan Di (korean ver) I like her but she looks old than everyone in the cast of boys over flowers..and I do not like how she portray as the leading lady because she is very rugged to jun pyo, (maybe the director like it to be that way to change a little bit of the character) but I didn't feel the love of her to jun pyo...in taiwanese version, every scene was so great and i was so hooked to it until now! Japanese Version, hmmm i once watched it, its nice also but the one who played domyogi is much sexier than his partner hehe he is so slim like he can't protect a girl hehe but after all he is good looking also .., but nothing beats the original or first who made the film... In the end I can say that they are all excellent actors and actresses.. and all the f4 guys (TAIWAN, KOREAN, and JAPANESE) ARE VERY HANDSOME, GOOD LOOKING and GORGEOUS MEN of our generation here in asia..

Anonymous said...

what the fuck? the korean cast looks way more girly than the japanese cast...

Anonymous said...

well i don't know about the Taiwan version,but i watched the Korean and the Japanese version i like both the movies..both actors are look so super handsome..but for the girls i really don't like the one in the Korean version she look older than the one in the Japanese version..but over all i like the two movies..n i agree its a good movie for teenagers famz poor n even riches people..