Boys Before Flowers

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (14,112)

Boys Before Flowers, also known as Boys Over Flowers, is a South Korean TV drama in the genre of romantic comedy. The series stars Ku Hye-sun as the female protagonist Guem Jan Di, who is a poor but independent and courageous high school student. In the opening scenes of the series, ShinHwa Group is described as a South Korean conglomerate that owns a vast portion of venues in Korea, including various businesses in the corporate, food, clothing and consumer electronics markets. The premier educational facility in the country, ShinHwa High School, is primarily reserved for people who are well-off, whose parents have made names for themselves. For Jan Di, her living situation is such that she would never dream to be more than a commoner, let alone attend a fancy school where the tuition is far more than her parents make in a year.

All that changes when Jan Di is sent out on an errand to deliver clean clothes to a client of her father's dry-cleaning business, and encounters a large crowd of teenagers bullying a ShinHwa student to the point of rooftop suicide. She saves the boy from imminent death with her strong arm muscles, which have been built up from years of toil as a commoner. In the hours and days immediately afterward, Jan Di is hailed as a hero by various forms of media, and the president of ShinHwa Group issues her a scholarship to ShinHwa High in an attempt to avoid the bad publicity the event caused.

Upon Jan Di's entrance into ShinHwa High School, she is looked down upon by most of the students as not being rich enough or classy enough to attend ShinHwa, including the members of the group F4. F4, as she learns, is the group of the four richest and hottest young men attending ShinHwa. The group is composed of big bad Goo Jun Pyo, heir of ShinHwa Group and portrayed by Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong's character of soft-spoken, gentle Yoon Ji Hoo, aristic playboy So Yi Jung, played by Kim Bum, and Kim Joon as ladies' man Song Woo Bin. They are idolized by the entire school and do whatever they want because of their positions as high society.

However, when Oh Min Ji, Jan Di's only friend at school, is the subject of their bullying, Jan Di stands up to leader Jun Pyo and grabs the attention of the entire group. Eventually, the rivalry between Jun Pyo and Jan Di turns into attraction - but Jan Di has feelings for Ji Hoo, as well! Ultimately, the key points addressed in the series are where Jan Di's affections lie, and how she and whom she ends up choosing overcome obstacles threatening their love together - with a little help from their friends.

Boys Before Flowers aired on the Korean network KBS2 in 2009. The 25 episodes had a run time of 60 to 68 minutes in length and the script, written by Yoon Ji Ryun, was based on the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango.

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Episode 25
25. Episode 25
March 31, 2009
Jun-pyo asks Yumi to make the lunchbox again ' proof that Yumi had taken credit for her lunch, which probably means she's lying about the rest, too.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
March 29, 2009
Perhaps feeling it's time to reveal one truth, Mr. Jung leads Jun-hee to the mystery patient's bedside - and at the sight of her father, Jun-hee breaks down.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
March 24, 2009
Jun-pyo tells Jan Di that he'll protect her, but to Jun-pyo's surprise, she says that she does not want to be protected or taken care of.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
March 18, 2009
Jun-pyo pleads for Jan Di to tell him not to get married.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
March 17, 2009
Yi-jung is waiting outside for Eun-jae, happy to see her until he overhears her phone conversation. From her words, it sounds like a call to a boyfriend.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
March 16, 2009
At home, Jun-hee thinks back to how her mother interfered in her life, in much the same way she's interfering in Jun-pyo's now.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
March 10, 2009
Woo-bin tries to talk some sense into Yi-jung, who is hell-bent on drinking himself into oblivion.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
March 9, 2009
Jun-pyo starts seeing Jae-Kyung in a different way, like he's seeing her for the first time as a potential friend - or maybe more, a kindred spirit who understands him more than he'd anticipated.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
March 3, 2009
Ji-hoo can see how hurt Jan Di is by the kiss, and continues to follow her as she walks around in a daze.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
February 24, 2009
Jan Di's family hear about Jun-pyo's engagement and ask her dejectedly if it's true. Jan Di confirms it, so they to find out as much as they can about this mystery fiancée who stole Jan Di's spot as Jun-pyo's future wife
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
February 23, 2009
After treating Jan Di in a harsh manner, Mr. Jung prepares everything so that Jun-Pyo can go see her in Seoul. Will he be able to go without Madam Kang finding out?
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
February 17, 2009
Jan Di waits to hear the results of F3's meeting with Jun-pyo, and can tell from their expressions that it was not good.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 16, 2009
After nearly six months, the F4 guys have graduated and moved on to university, while Jan Di has entered her final year of high school. She has not heard from Jun-pyo since his departure, nor have the rest of F4 kept in steady contact.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
February 10, 2009
Jan Di's father gets taken away by loan sharks, which inevitably forces Jan Di's mother to swallow her pride and beg Madam Kang for help.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
February 9, 2009
A notice on the chalkboard indicates that class has been moved to the science lab. The lab turns out to be empty, but Jan Di waits around, not noticing when a canister of gas rolls inside, slowly filling the room with its fumes.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
February 3, 2009
Madam Kang drops in unexpectedly on the Geum family.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
February 2, 2009
Yi-jung receives a hysterical call from his mother threatening to commit suicide because of his father.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 27, 2009
Jan Di rushes to the hospital after hearing that Jun-Pyo had been in an accident.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 26, 2009
Jun-pyo plans to evict his best friend and Jan Di out of Shinhwa High School and out of the group, F4.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 20, 2009
A psychic predicted that Jan Di would be losing something important, as a woman.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 19, 2009
Jan Di's bike is set on fire, while she is assaulted with water balloons and blasted with a fire extinguisher.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 13, 2009
Making a sudden decision, Jan Di tells her mother she has to go somewhere and runs off, heading toward Namsan Tower.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 12, 2009
Not keen to watch Jan Di dancing with one of his best friends, Jun-Pyo leaves the ballroom and ends up taking out his frustration out by the poolside.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 6, 2009
A scandalous rumor is spread across the internet that a second-year student at Shinhwa High School, identified as Miss "K" is pregnant.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 5, 2009
Just being rich isn't enough to survive the teen tyranny at Shinhwa - outsiders or loners are often marked as targets by the bored uber-clique F4.
  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (14,112)