Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Boys Before Flowers (Korean Drama)

BOYS BEFORE FLOWERS (꽃보다 남자) - KBS 2 2009 

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. What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo start feeling something for her too? Will the love triangle disrupt F4 and change their lives forever?

Source : Wikipedia
Cast :

Main Cast :

Goo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di

Jan-di is a commoner whose parents operate a Laundromat. She is a swimmer of her school which doesn't even have a swimming pool. One day, she visits Shin-hwa high school, where the top 1% of the wealthy children gets to go, and accidentally saves a student from a suicidal attempt. After this incident, she is scouted to this prestigious school as a swimming athlete. The school itself and the students who go there do not suit her taste, but Jan-di bears the problematic circumstances, as her parents wish her to get close to the rich. She happens to step out for her classmate who is being bullied by four boys, called F4, and gets the 'Red Card'. As the whole school starts bulling Jan-di, she unexpectedly meets Ji-hu on the stairway. She bumps into Ji-hu, but later Jun-pyo shows his feeling for her and their relationship gets tangled.

Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo

The leader of F4 and the heir of the largest conglomerate in Korea. Raised by servants, instead of busy parents, Jun-pyo's got the world there is nothing that can not be done. Growing up as the son of the rich family, he has gone through numerous of kidnapping, terror attempt. He is a master of martial arts and self defense skills, but avoids swimming because he experienced drowning when he was kidnapped. His older sister, Jun-hee, is the one who he afraids the most. Ironically, Jun-pyo falls in love with Jandi, who reminds him of his sister. Jun-pyo's got natural curly hair, hot-tempered, but has an innocent heart. Although he can fluently speak 5 languages, he shows weakness on common sense and Korean vocabulary. Jun-pyo has simple and straight personality and relies upon intuition more rather than being rationalized. He is pure at heart in front of a girl he likes, so he gets hurt when he figures out Jan-di likes Ji-hu, his closest friend among F4.

Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo

The grandson of the formal president of Korea, Dr. Yoon Seok-young, and the most attractive guy among F4. Ji-hu is the heir of Su-am Cultural Foundation, Art Center, and Orchestra own by his family, and also a musician. He lost his parents at age of five when he got into a car accident. He overcomes the hardness with his first love, Seo-hyeon. Ji-hu believes that she would be his last love but he can't get to her completely. Jan-di is the one who encouraged him when he was hesitant to get close to Seo-hyeon. With Jan-di's support, Ji-hu follows Seo-hyeon to France, but comes back after he realized that his feeling for her was admiration, not love. Ji-hu does not show concern for others, knows what he wants to do, and never sweeps along with others. After Ji-hu becomes a friend with Jan-di, his personality starts to change and conflicts between love and friendship.

Kim Bum as So Yi Jung

The gifted potter and the successor of the prestigious family. Although Yi-jeong has gained reputation for his talent for ceramics, he cannot take away the feeling that he is living a life of his brother. Yi-jeong's older brother, who was exceptionally talented and expected to become the heir, left home and also quit working with ceramics. Yi-jung was possessed by a sense of inferiority and this complex made him couldn't settle down with one love. He is a playboy, but gentle and warm-hearted. Although he didn't realize about himself yet, Yi-jeong is desperately looking for his one true love.

Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

F4′s other playboy.He more interested into older woman.He is very cool guy.His family runs a large construction company and has important connections to an underground organization, hinted to be the mafia.

Source : KBS World

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
Miranda, Ginger, Sunny
  • Kim Ki Bang as Bom Chun Sik (Jan Di and Ga Eul's boss)
  • Song Suk Ho as Butler Lee
  • Kim Young Ok as Head Maid
  • Im Ju Hwan as So Yi 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 as So Hyun Sub (Yi Jung's father)

  • Jung Ui Chul as Lee Min Ha / Min Jae Ha (fashion model)
  • 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 as (Cell phone event MC, ep10)
  • 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
  • Goo Bon Hyung (Joon Pyo's father)

  • Nam Da Reum as young Ji Hoo

Cameos :

  • Kim Hyung Joon as himself (cameo, ep4)
  • Kim Kyu Jong as himself (cameo, ep4)
  • Heo Young Saeng as himself (cameo, ep4)
  • Lee Jung Sung as radiologist (cameo, ep13)
  • Jang Se Hyun as tied-up student (cameo)

Soundtracks : 

Boys Before Flowers OST 1 :

01. Paradise - T-Max

02. Because I'm Stupid - SS501

03. Do You Know - Someday

04. Stand By Me - SHINee

05. Lucky - Ashily

06. Starlight Tears - Kim Yoo Kyung

07. A Little - Suh Jin Young

08. One More Time - Tree Bicycles

09. I Know (Saxophone Inst.) - Lee Jung Sik

10. Dance with me (Instrumental) - Oh Joon Sung

11. Blue Flower (Instrumental) - Oh Joon Sung

12. So sad (Instrumental) - Oh Joon Sung

13. Opening Title (Paradise Intro.) - Oh Joon Sung feat. T-Max

Boys Before Flowers OST 2 :

01. Say Yes - T-Max

02. Wish Ur My Love - T-Max feat. J

03. Yearning Heart - A'ST1

04. Making A Lover - SS501

05. What Should We Do - Jisun

06. Love Is Fire - Kara

07. Love U - Howl

08. Almost Like Love - Brand New Day

09. Tears Are Falling - Lee Sang Gon

10. Cellogic (Inst.) - Kim Young Min

11. 다가가다 (Inst.) - Dong Yo

12. Be Strange (Inst.) - Park Hye Ri

13. For The Sake Of Love (Inst.) - Park Hye Ri

Boys Before Flowers OST F4 Special Edition (Kim Hyun Joong) : 

01. A Thing Called Happiness - Kim Hyun Joong

02. Something Happened To My Heart - A&T (A'st1 & T-Max)

03. Fight The Bad Feeling (Ballad Version) - T-MAX

04. Fight The Bad Feeling (Dance Version) - T-MAX

Boys Before Flowers OST F4 Special Edition (Kim Bum & Kim Joon) :

01. Emptying (feat. Kim Jo Han) – Kim Joon

02. I'm Going To Meet Her – Kim Bum 

03. Fight The Bad Feeling (Club ver.) – T-Max 

04. A Heart Cannot Be Hidden – Lee Ji Hye 

05. Bang Bang Boom – T-Max 

Boys Before Flowers OST F4 Special Edition :

01. Sometimes - SS501

02. My Everything - Lee Min Ho

Related TV Series :

- Meteor Garden 流星花園 (Taiwan/2001)

- Hana Yori Dango 花より男子 (Japan/2005)

- Liu Xing Yu 流星雨 (China/2009)

Awards :

- 2009 : KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Novella Drama - Actress (Koo Hye Sun)

- 2009 : KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)

- 2009 : KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (Kim So Eun)

- 2009 : KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Min Ho and Koo Hye Sun)

- 2009 : KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (Koo Hye Sun)

- 2009 : 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Series

- 2009 : 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Performance by an Actor 
(Lee Min Ho)

- 2009 : 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Performance by an Actress (Koo Hye Sun)

- 2009 : Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Actor Award (Kim Hyun Joong)

- 2009 : 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)

- 2009 : 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Hyun Joong)

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