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KDrama: Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자)

Posted on: January 25, 2009

boysbeforeflowersTwo episodes a week: you think that I would be satisfied. But I just can’t get enough!

The Korean version of Hana Yori Dango started airing at the beginning of January 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS2. As I’m writing this, six episodes have been released. Of course, I’ve seen all six of them 😉

So what do I think so far? Not bad, not bad at all.

This remake definitely had a big budget, obvious in the helicopter and private island scenes. The F4 boys are all very adorable dressed in their sharp Korean style.I’m not too fond of Koo Hye Sun as Jan Di (aka Makino, the female lead). She really overextends her face too often. Other than that, over adorable as well.

In conclusion: The Koreans have outdone themselves. I’m very impressed. Mondays and Tuesday have suddenly become the best days of the week. (I’m exaggerating a bit.)

MySoju has been doing a great job keeping up to date on the episodes each week. So check them out.

I would love it if you guys could comment on BBF:
Have you seen it yet? If yes, what do you think? Have does it compare thus far to Meteor Garden or Hana Yori Dango?

I’m definitely going to write another post some other time when I figure out the names of the character in Korean. At the meantime, here’s a translation chart I created to help everyone out:

Makino Tsukushi = Geum Jan Di (played by Koo Hye Sun)
Domyoji Tsukasa = Goo Joon Pyo (played by Lee Min Ho)
Hanazawa Rui = Yoon Ji Hoo (played by Kim Hyun Joong)
Nishikado Sojiro = So Yi Jung (played by Kim Bum)
Mimasaka Akira = Song Woo Bin (played by Kim Joon)

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Title: 꽃보다 남자 / Kgotboda Namja
Boys Before Flowers / Boys Over Flowers
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: January to March 2009
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di (Makino Tsukushi)
Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo (Domyoji Tsukasa)
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo (Hanazawa Rui)
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung (Nishikado Sojiro)
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin (Mimasaka Akira)

27 Responses to "KDrama: Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자)"

why everyone compared the 3 versions.
we sure just enjoy this one.

i love all of them, even Koo Hye Sun as Jan Di.

me too

I love Koo Hye Sun as well. She’s just being acted it the way korean does. I dont mind with the over-extend facial expression. yeah…not at all ^^.

I like BBF(Korean version) than Hana Yori Dango(Japanese). Don’t get me wrong they’re both great dramas, but the Korean actors are cuter. Also love their version better. Still haven’t seen Meteor Garden. I might see it after watching the Korean version. I could hardly wait for each episode to come out……

First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

I’ve seen up to the second to last episode. I can’t wait!! Will make a new post if the ending is as spectacular as I hope it is!


hooooo!!!!!! my iDol kim bum i love to watch boys over flower

i like this movie!!


kimbum you cool

BBF I lph you comaich……………..

bbf kapan neh datang ke indonesia didaerah surabaya yaaa. . . .

psti dteng kuq

gw senenk bgt ma kim JooN………………….

al’a dy Cute abezzzzzzzzzz

Hai bbf kapan nic ..!
Datng ke indonesia
aku ngefans bgt


Do you know where to get this drama in cantonese or any other k drama in cantonese? Thankss frm salina

i love boys before flowers . boys before flowers a greet movie

I love boys before flowers

Hello boys before flowers. I’m Trisha from indonesia .
i like watch boys before flowers because boys before flowers a greet drama .

i love boys before flowers



From:Trisha ( 3 – sha )

i love boyS Before FloWeRs kim bum and lee min hoo. ok thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!????

i love goo joon pyo&yoon ji hoo especially ji hoo’s outfit he is so fashionable also
all of the f4 they are all cute!

the korean version is the best

i really love the story of the 3. meteor garden, Hana yori dango and boys over flower. but i think the BBF is the best. from the cute and hundsme guys. jan di i like ur strong personality.

son muy huapos

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