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This article is about the Korean drama. For other uses, see Boys Over Flowers.

Boys Over Flowers (Hangul: 꽃보다 남자) or Boys Before Flowers, is a South Korean television drama based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Yoko Kamio.[1] It starred Ku Hye-sun as Geum Jan-di with Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon as the F4.[2] It was directed by Jun Ki-sang.[3]

The drama aired on KBS2 from January 5 to March 31, 2009 for twenty-five episodes.[4][5] It was a success, earning an average 30% viewership rating.[6][7] The series was followed by a four episode music drama in April 2009.[8] Boys Over Flowers was released on DVD in the United States by YA Entertainment.[9]

One day, Geum Jan-di (Ku) is offered a scholarship to Shinhwa School after saving the life of a student. The student was bullied because of the F4, four chaebol heirs, who control the school. Jan-di stands up to the F4's leader, Gu Jun-pyo (Lee). In a twist of fate, Jun-pyo ends up falling for her.

Summary

Cast and characters

Lee Jae-haHa Jae-kyungKang Hee-sooGu Bon-hyungGu Jun-heeNa Gong-jooGeum Il-bongGeum Kang-sanOh Min-jiGin Sun MiMin Seo-hyunChu Ga-eulSong Woo-binSo Yi-jungYoon Ji-hooGu Jun-pyoGeum Jan-diBOF-chart

Characters of Boys Over Flowers (click on a character to visit the article)

Starring[2]

Costarring[2]

Guest starring

Staff

  • Original work: Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
  • Screenplay: Yoon Ji-ryun
  • Producers: Kim Hyung-il, Gwak Jung-hwan
  • Directoer: Jun Ki-sang

Episodes

Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25

DVD release

Cover Release date Contents
South Korea
Bof-DVD March 5, 2013[10]

Set details[11][12]

  • 9-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dolby Digital 2.0

Special features

  • Digest compilation
  • Making-of film
United States
BOF-YA-EntertainmentBOF-YA-Entertainment2 November 17, 2009[9]
December 15, 2009[13]

Set details

  • 4-disc (set 1), 5-disc (set 2)
  • 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English

Special features

  • Color Photobook
  • Making-of & Interviews
  • F4 Talk Show

Music

Bof-soundtrack

Cover of the first soundtrack

The drama's opening theme song was "Paradise" by T-max. Kim Joon, who played Song Woo-bin, was a member of T-max. Kim Hyun-joong's band SS501 performed the ending themes, "Because I'm Stupid" and "Making a Lover". The first soundtrack of the show was released on January 8, 2009.[14]

Accolades

Recipient Category Result
45th Paeksang Arts Awards
Lee Min-ho Best New Actor Won
Kim Hyun-joong Popularity Award
Lee Min-ho Nominated
14th Asian Television Award
Lee Min-ho Best Drama Actor Nominated
Ku Hye-sun Best Drama Actress
3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards
Lee Min-ho Hot Male Drama Star Nominated
Kim Bum
Ku Hye-sun Hot Female Drama Star
Gu Jun-pyo Hot Character
4th Seoul International Drama Awards
Boys Over Flowers Popular Drama Won
Kim Hyun-joong Popular Actor
Lee Min-ho Nominated
Cyworld Digital Music Awards
"Because I'm Stupid" by SS501 Song of the Month (February) Won
Best OST
11th Mnet Asian Music Awards
"Because I'm Stupid" by SS501 Best OST Won
Bugs Music Awards
"Because I'm Stupid" by SS501 Best TV Drama Song of the Year Won
2nd Korea Junior Star Awards
Kim Hyun-joong Best New Actor in a TV Drama Won
2009 KBS Drama Awards
Ku Hye-sun Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
Lee Min-ho Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama
Ku Hye-sun Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Won
Lee Min-ho Best New Actor
Kim Hyun-joong Nominated
Kim Bum
Kim So-eun Best New Actress Won
Park Ji-bin Best Young Actor Nominated
Ku Hye-sun Netizen Award, Actress Won
Lee Min-ho Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Kim Hyun-joong
Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun Best Couple Award Won
Kim Hyun-joong and Ku Hye-sun Nominated

References

  1. http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/f4/about/story/index.html (Korean)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/f4/about/cast/index.html (Korean)
  3. http://www.kbs.co.kr:80/drama/f4/about/staff/index.html (Korean)
  4. http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/f4/view/preview/1561741_28447.html (Korean)
  5. http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/f4/view/preview/1577300_28447.html (Korean)
  6. Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics, Dal Yong Jin, IGI Global, 2010, 9781609600396, pages 84-85
  7. http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20090311000031
  8. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/04/boys-before-flowers-f4-special-edition-parts-1-2/
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Over-Flowers-Vol-1/dp/B002R2Q0DK
  10. http://www.kimchidvd.com/en/good/goods.jsp?good_seq=16332
  11. http://www.yesasia.com/global/boys-over-flowers-dvd-9-disc-english-subtitled-end-kbs-tv-drama-normal/1024486546-0-0-0-en/info.html
  12. http://shop.kbs.co.kr/dvd/dvd01_1.html?gidx=1605&mnu=4&sub_gubun=1 (Korean)
  13. http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Over-Flowers-Vol-2/dp/B002VYX8AW/
  14. http://www.mnet.com/album/173083 (Korean)

See also


v - e - dBoys Over Flowers (2009)
Episodes

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25

Music

Boys Over Flowers Original Sound Track | Part 2 | F4 Special Edition | Best Collection

Other

Boys Over Flowers: After Story | Official Photo Book | Photo & Music Book

External links