Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자)

Title: 꽃보다 남자 / Kgotboda Namja / Boys Before Flowers
Also known as: Boys Over Flowers
Chinese Title : 花样男子
Japanese Title : 花より男子 / Hana Yori Dango
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 25
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-05 to 2009-Mar-31
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis

Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shinhwa High School, she is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship. Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the F4 at all cost because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, when Jan Di’s friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of the F4′s shoes, she’s forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.

Cast

Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di aka Makino Tsukushi

F4

Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo aka Domyoji Tsukasa
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo aka Hanazawa Rui
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung aka Nishikado Sojiro
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin aka Mimasaka Akira

Extended Cast

Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul (Jan Di’s best friend)
Kim Hyun Joo as Goo Joon Hee (Joon Pyo’s elder sister)
Lee Hye Young as Kang Hee Soo (Joon Pyo’s mother)
Ahn Suk Hwan as Geum Il Bong (Jan Di’s father)
Im Ye Jin as Na Gong Joo (Jan Di’s mother)
Park Ji Bin as Geum Kang San (Jan Di’s younger brother)
Han Chae Young as Min Seo Hyun (F4′s best friend/Ji Hoo’s ex girl friend)
Lee Min Jung as Ha Jae Kyung (JK Group’s CEO’s daughter and Jun Pyo’s fiancee)
Lee Jung Gil as Yoon Seok Young (Ji Hoo’s grandfather)
Jung Ho Bin as Jung Sang Rok (Kang Hee Soo’s Chief Secretary)
Lee Si Young as Oh Min Ji
Gook Ji Yun as Choi Jin Hee / Ginger
Jang Ja Yun as Park Sun Ja / Sunny
Min Young Won as Lee Mi Sook / Miranda
Kim Ki Bang as Bom Chun Sik (Jan Di and Ga Eul’s boss)
Song Suk Ho (송석호) as Butler Lee
Kim Young Ok as Head Maid
Im Ju Hwan as So Il Hyun (Yi Jung’s older brother)
Park Soo Jin as Cha Eun Jae (Yi Jung’s first love)
Kim Min Ji as Jang Yoo Mi
Kim Jong Jin (김종진) as So Hyun Sub (Yi Jung’s father)
Jung Ui Chul as Lee Min Ha / Min Jae Ha (fashion model)
Kim Hyung Joon as himself (cameo, ep4)
Kim Kyu Jong as himself (cameo, ep4)
Heo Young Saeng as himself (cameo, ep4)
Lee Hae Woo as Host Q (the guy who drugged Jan Di’s drink, ep4)
Lee Jung Joon as Gong Soo Pyo (Ga Eul’s boyfriend, ep9-10)
Heo Kyung Hwan (허경환) as (Cell phone event MC, ep10)
Lee Jung Sung as radiologist (cameo, ep13)
Hai Ming (하이밍) as Ming (Ji Hoo’s friend, ep14-15)
Lee Suk Goo (이석구) as (Shinhwa’s high school principal)
Jo Soo Bin as announcer
?? as Goo Bon Hyung (Joon Pyo’s father)

Production Credits

Original Work: Manga Hana Yori Dango by Kamio Yoko
Production Company: Group Eight
Director: Jun Ki Sang
Screenwriter: Yoon Ji Ryun

Awards

– 2009 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Performance by an Actor (Lee Min Ho), Best Drama Performance by an Actress (Koo Hye Sun)
– 2009 Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Actor (Kim Hyun Joong)
– 2009 45th Baeksang Awards: Best New TV Actor (Lee Min Ho)
– 2009 45th Baeksang Awards: Most Popular TV Actor (Kim Hyun Joong)

Official Site

OST 1 – here or here

OST 2 – here or here

OST 2.5 (Special Edition) – here

OST (Special Edition – Kim Bum & Kim Jun) – here

Teaser Trailer – I & II

Watch Online with English subtitle

Watch Online with Chinese subtitle

“F4 Five Years Later” – Special Edition

Credit : www.koreandrama.org

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