Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 South Korean drama television show based around a group of four wealthy boys who walk all over the high school. The school, Shinhwa High, is a school for the wealthiest of the wealthy so there’s an attitude that comes with that. Geum Jandi, a poor daughter of a laundromat stumbles her way into the school’s system and into the eyes of Goo Junpyo, the leader of the notorious F4. As events unfold, Goo Junpyo eventually falls for Geum Jandi and the tale begins. The show basically is a way to show off their wealth. They travel to all sorts of places and Goo Junpyo spoils Geum Jandi. But the mother, it’s always the mother, gets involved and tells Geum Jandi to leave and she does. Later, a car accident happens wherein Goo Junpyo loses his memory of Geum Jandi and befriending a fellow hospital-mate. The event that transpires that shakes Goo Junpyo’s memory is when Geum Jandi falls into the pool, much like Goo Junpyo fell in at the beginning of the drama. His memory returns and he rescues her. Later, he asks her to marry him, but she rejects his offer because he has to go to America for four years and she wants him to return a great man. After four years, he returns to the beach at the location she’s interning at and he proposes.
So my thoughts on this show is it is a lovely show. It was my first k-drama, so of course I have personal feelings about it. However, this show, while good, is a bit too dramatic and ends too early. Yes, it’s a good ending, but I would have liked to see one or two more episodes. I mean the girl he was engaged to gets a wedding scene, but Geum Jandi doesn’t? What is that? Also, going off what I said, it’s a bit too dramatic. I know and understand that it is a drama, but some of the parts were a bit overboard. Like I understand how when the kids trip her on her bike at school and Goo Junpyo comes to rescue her is dramatic, I get that. But there are other scenes that are too dramatic. This is my personal opinion, of course. Overall though, I felt like this was a good drama that kept you wanting more. There were more characters that I wanted to hate in this drama than in others. I hated Geum Jandi’s friend at the new school, I hated Jihoo, I hated the girl that Goo Junpyo was engaged to and the girl he met in the hospital, but I guess that’s what makes it one of the classics.
Thanks for reading, I’ll do a review of The First Shop of Coffee Prince next. I love that drama and can’t wait to let you know my thoughts on it. Thanks again.