Boys Over Flowers (Hangul: 꽃보다 남자 Kkotboda Namja; hanja: 꽃보다男子), also known as Boys Before Flowers, is a 2009 Korean drama based on the manga of the same name by Yoko Kamio. The drama aired from January 5 to March 31, 2009 on KBS2 for twenty-five episodes.
The drama was directed by Jeon Ki-sang and aired on KBS2 from January 5, 2009 to March 31, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays. It's success partly inspired a 2009 Chinese series, Meteor Shower. The Chinese series is unauthorized due to a clause in Shueisha's contract with the Boys Over Flowers production, stating that the rights will not be licensed within two years of the Korean broadcast. In 2014, the Indian teen soap opera Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan was adapted from the Boys Over Flowers premise.
Boys Over Flowers has been released on DVD in South Korea in 2009 and 2013, in Japan on three box sets, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Malaysia. It was also released in America by YA Entertainment on two box sets.