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Boys Over Flowers – episode 16

** all screencaps are from dramabeans. I just didn’t want to download the episode.


Lol. Glad to see Kimbum have a major part in this episode~~

And so glad that Junpyo is back again, in most of the scenes. I suffered from a Minho-withdrawal the past few episodes. And his acting is just amazing, especially during the Junpyo/Jandi stalking of Yijung/Gaeul. I liked the jacket scene, it was soo sweet!!!!!

Hyunjoong still needs to work on his acting but his bad acting didn’t stand out as much in this episode b/c he was in fewer scenes (thank god!!). Yijung/Gaeul is just love. But I thought he couldn’t film standing scenes anymore? But not complaining. They’re scenes were amazing. And then there was the return of the Junpyo/Jandi couple. This episode just reminded me how much I miss that epic couple, and all their bickering and cute moments. One thing really bothered me: Jandi was being super-unsubtle during the whole stalking thing.

Like during the skating thing (on a side note, Yijung on the ice without skates bothered me… but I guess his foot is injured so they couldn’t put him on skates. it just felt weird), Jandi was literally like 10ft away from Yijung/Gaeul and she still needed binoculars and did not try to conceal herself at all. Neither did Junpyo. It was as if they just wanted Yijung/Gaeul to know their presence (obviously they did).

Also, did Yijung HAVE to take Gaeul to a Shinhwa hotel? I mean, if he went to any other 5-star hotel, Junpyo/Jandi wouldn’t have been discovered by evil mommy.
(haha at this screencap: when Yijung is looking at Jandi through the lens in the hotel room door LOL)

Speaking of evil mommy, that scene was just so good. It really showed how much Junpyo has been holding back his love for Jandi and finally when his mom attempted violence, he couldn’t hold it in anymore and jumped in to protect Jandi.

His struggle between whether or not to text Jihoo was also demonstrative of how much his mother’s disapproval of his relationship with Jandi agonizes him. And his constant turning to Jihoo really highlights how much he cares for Jandi, that he always wants to make sure she’s ok even if that means turning to his friend, or rival in love.

The whole Jihoo/grandpa storyline is just ridiculous. I don’t see why they needed to include it. And the scene with Jihoo standing in the way of Jandi mopping was just way too longgg. I was just, ok I get it, you don’t want her to mop anymore so just take the damn mop. But no, we were treated to some intense Jihoo staring again (it was a little better than episode 15 staring)… If it was Minho maybe I wouldn’t mind but…

Oh and I forgot to mention, yet another shot of Minho shirtless. AND WITH STRAIGHT HAIR! The producers are just dying to sneak a shirtless pama-less Minho in as many episodes as they can. But again not complaining, he is sooo damn hot!!!


And about the fiancee, she really annoyed me in this episode. She just arrived at Jandi’s doorstep uninvited and requested to sleepover. And they don’t even know each other well… (very different from Junpyo, haha I think I may just be biased, but it just seems less intrusive when Junpyo comes). But at least she had some really funny interactions with Woobin and Kimbum. Those scenes were hilarious!!!

I’m nervous for next week’s episodes… Junpyo’s evil mommy will definitely be seeking revenge on Jandi and her family (and maybe friends?). Also, I feel like the Jihoo/Jandi couple has really been building up these couple of episodes and I’m really not looking forward to that. In addition, the fiancee… she’s probably going to be in both of next week’s episodes, wreaking havoc on the perfect Junpyo/Jandi couple. Ughhh, why can’t they just be together. One thing I am looking forward to is more Yijung/Gaeul, though I am afraid his first love will come into play (I heard Group Eight is currently looking for an actress to play her… better be good). Anyways, very anxious…

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BOYS OVER FLOWERS – episode 3

So I just watched it and it was really good. Some parts were eh… a bit awkward to watch but some really good scenes with much improved acting. Recap and screencaps later.



BOYS OVER FLOWERS OST

YAY IT’S OUT. (download links credit to Chiara)

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01.Paradise (Flower Boys OST Main theme) – T-Max
02.My thoughts are bad – SS501
03.Do you know – Someday
04.Stand By Me – SHINee
05.Lucky – Ashily
06.Starlight tears – Kim Yu Kyung
07.A little – Seo Ji Young
08.One More Time – Tree Bicycles
09.I Know (Saxophone Instrument) – Lee Jung Sik
10.Dance with me (Instrumental)
11.Blue Flower (Instrumental)
12.12.So sad (Instrumental)
13.Opening Title (Paradise Intro) – T-Max

The first track (the opening theme) isn’t that good in my opinion. Maybe I need to listen to it more. Double S’s song (the ending song) is ok. The third track is also ok.
But the song that I really like is Stand By Me by Shinee. It played a lot in episode 2 (when Jandi was in JunPyo’s house; and when she was thinking about Jihoo in her room; I guess it’s going to be Jandi’s theme song). I’ve been listening to it over and over; it’s really really good.
Overall, it’s a mediocre soundtrack. I can’t help feeling that such a hyped drama deserves a much better soundtrack with much more… “hyped” artists (not that I don’t like the artists on this soundtrack).
But still, it’s an acceptable soundtrack.

ENJOY!!!!!



Boys Over Flowers – episode 2

Episode 2 was better than episode 1. The story is starting to move quicker and all the actors were given a chance to show their acting skills. However, Hyun Joong needs desperately to improve his acting. I shouldn’t be this harsh because he has almost no acting experience but I just feel that everytime I watch him talk, I cringe. Everyone else’s acting is pretty good. I feel like Kim Bum hasn’t had the chance to show his best acting skills (he was amazing in East of Eden) but I think his character will get a larger part in the Korean version. Min Ho is amazing. He can definitely play the part of Jun Pyo very well. Hye Sun is growing on me and I think she did a better job of her portrayal of Jandi in the second episode. And I love the three girls who torment Jandi in school. They’re just so funny and mean; it makes the drama really interesting.

One part that really creeped me out was when Hyun Joong was laying his face on the poster of Seo Hyun… It was just weird like who does that?

Jun Pyo’s smugness is so funny and cute. He always insists that Jandi will indeed come find him and apologize. It’s really funny when Jandi instead comes and finds him but yells rather than apologize. And she kicks Jun Pyo right in the face (that part was really funny).

His curly hair’s really growing on me. =)


And yet, after all this, Jun Pyo comes to the odd conclusion that Jandi likes him. And again he looks smug as always.

The part where Jun Pyo’s men kidnap Jandi to his house is a bit unrealistic as Jandi does not resist anything the makeup artists and clothing people do to her.

The part when Jun Pyo tells her to just admit that she likes him is really cute and sweet. But Jandi of course tells him he’s crazy and (haha) that his brain is fried because of all the greasy foods he eats.


And guess who Jandi bumps into as she’s leaving Jun Pyo’s house? Ah a classic Asian drama. Jihoo. They have a talk… where I think Hyun Joong’s lack of acting experience really showed through. Jihoo lets Jandi borrow his shoes since she threw the shoes Jun Pyo’s people gave her away.

When she goes to return the shoes, she bumps into Woo Bin and Yi Jung and they tell her about Jihoo’s story of how his parents died in a car accident, and he got autism, and how Seo Hyun was the only one able to pull him out of his own little world. So Jandi gets really sad and when she’s playing dodgeball, she gets hit in the head since she’s not paying attention. And now comes my favorite part of this episode.
Junpyo comes and tries to comfort Jandi but fails miserably. Such a cute scene. He also asks “What is it that you hate about me? I’m hot, tall, smart, rich. How… How can you not like me?”. Cutest line ever and it really shows how clueless Jun Pyo is to what Jandi really thinks about him.

There’s a class trip to Europe (that costs a huge amount of money so obviously Jandi skips out but Jun Pyo gets himself excited of being able to go with her on a trip).

He’s all nervous and fidgety as he’s waiting for her but of course she never comes.

Jihoo is also nervous but for different reasons. Seo Hyun is coming back!! And she looks gorgeous.

Jandi and her friend, Ga Eul go on a fishing boat to make extra money (Jandi’s dad has gambling debts). But of course Jun Pyo shows up on a huge cruise ship (with the rest of the class) and ruins Jandi’s day.



Jun Pyo instead claims that he’s only here because he wants to experience something new (because going on a tour to Europe is just so boring…). Oh and he says its a total coincidence he bumped into Jandi… right…
Jun Pyo invites her to go with the rest of the class but she turns him down. When Jihoo (who’s with Seo Hyun) invites her, she quickly says yes.

So at the welcoming party for Seo Hyun, Jandi shows up in a Wonder Woman costume. And guess who told her it was a costume party? The evil trio.


Jun Pyo is mad and begins to move to help Jandi but Jihoo is one step ahead and Jihoo and Seo Hyun help Jandi. Seo Hyun tells the trio that what they did shows that they’re low and not Jandi.

Seo Hyun brings Jandi to Seo Hyun’s room where she makes Jandi up and lends her a dress (which I don’t particularly like) and pretty heels.


Jun Pyo is extremely surprised and drops his plate (aw cute ^^)

Again, Jihoo is one step ahead. Seo Hyun pushes Jihoo towards Jandi and Jihoo gives Jandi his hand.

Ok so I did not mean for this to be a recap but I just started recapping it before I knew it, so from now on I’ll be doing recaps of dramas. I haven’t figured out how to screencap so I’ve been using DramaBeans’ screencaps. But once I figure out how to, I’ll be using my own



BOYS OVER FLOWERS – 1st episode

Boys Over Flowers

First episode of a bound-to-be hit drama!!!
I watched it with Chinese subs (my understanding of Chinese is not very good) but I got the gist of what was going on. Personally, after watching Taiwanese and Japanese versions of this drama, I think the Korean version will be the best. The acting may not be on par with other Korean dramas but it is after all a more “teenage-y” drama and very strong acting is not always required for a hit drama.

That said, the Korean version has an amazing cast. All members of Flower 4 (the group of four amazingly attractive rich boys who torment anyone who gets in their way at the school they practically own) are very attractive (I didn’t find ALL members of F4 attractive in Taiwanese or Japanese versions). Makino (lead girl) played by Goo Hye Sun was a good choice, despite the age gap.
The acting is passable, but I think there is too much overacting. That might contribute to the comic aspect of this drama but it’s too much at times.
The first episode seemed to really parallel the Japanese version a bit too much for me. But viewers who have not yet watched the Japanese version will very enjoy the first episode.
I also liked that the Korean version explained how exactly Makino is able to attend Shinhwa (Eitoku in Japanese version) School since it’s a school only for the ultra-rich.

What was really bad in my opinion was the SOUNDTRACK. Seriously, the soundtrack sucked… especially the opening song.

On a side note, can I mention how much Minho (Domyouji/Jun pyo) reminds me of Super Junior Choi Siwon?

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And also he pulls off the curly hair really well. This was something I was dreading, that maybe I wouldn’t be able to look Minho in the face because of the hair.

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But it actually looks pretty good on him…

All in all, it was an enjoyable first episode and enjoyed relatively high ratings (14.3%). Looking forward to the next episode!!!