Boys Over Flowers
Drama information
Directors Jeon Ki-sang
Writers Yoon Ji-ryun
Based on Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
Starring Ku Hye-sun
Lee Min-ho
Kim Hyun-joong
Kim Bum
Kim Joon
Locations Korea, Macau, New Caledonia
Channel Korean Broadcasting System
Opening theme
Ending theme
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Aired from January 5, 2009 – March 31, 2009
Preceded by
Followed by Boys Over Flowers: After Story

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.

It was directed by Jeon Ki-sang and starred Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon. The drama also inspired the 2014 Indian series, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan.


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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)


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

The drama was directed by Jeon Ki-sang and aired on KBS2 from January 5, 2009 to March 31, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays.[1][2] 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.[3] In 2014, the Indian teen soap opera Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan was adapted from the Boys Over Flowers premise.

The series has been broadcast in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Canada, Israel, Cambodia, Botswana, Peru, Panama, Romania, Puerto Rico, Chile, Turkey, India, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka. Boys Over Flowers is arguably the most internationally known drama based on the original manga.

DVD release

Boys Over Flowers has been released on DVD in South Korea in 2009[4] and 2013,[5] in Japan on three box sets,[6] Hong Kong,[7] Taiwan,[8] and Malaysia.[9] It was also released in America by YA Entertainment on two box sets.[10]

Cover Release date Contents
Korean release
Bof-DVD March 5, 2013[5] 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
American release
BOF-YA-EntertainmentBOF-YA-Entertainment2 November 17, 2009[13]
December 15, 2009[14]
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
Japanese releases



Boys Over Flowers Original Sound Track

The theme songs of the drama were "Paradise" by T-max, "Because I'm Stupid" and "Making a Lover" by SS501. Several soundtracks for Boys Over Flowers were released:


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


  3. (Chinese)
  5. 5.0 5.1
  12. (Korean)
  15.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-DVD-BOX1-5枚組/dp/B002CWBP44/ (Japanese)
  16.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-DVD-BOX2-5枚組/dp/B002D11UI0/ (Japanese)
  17.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-DVD-BOX3-6枚組/dp/B002D11UIA/ (Japanese)
  18.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-ブルーレイBOX1-Blu-ray/dp/B0058BUAHE/ (Japanese)
  19.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-ブルーレイBOX2-Blu-ray/dp/B0058BUHF4/ (Japanese)
  20.花より男子~Boys-Over-Flowers-ブルーレイBOX3-Blu-ray/dp/B0058BUUBK/ (Japanese)

See also

v - e - dBoys Over Flowers

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


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


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

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