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- Drama:' Boys Over Flowers
- Revised romanization: Kkotboda Namja
- Hangul: 꽃보다 남자
- Director: Jeon Ki-Sang
- Writer: Yoon Ji-Ryeon
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 25
- Release Date: January 5, 2009 - March 31, 2009
- Runtime: Mon. 21:55
- Genre: Teen / Romance / School
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Set at a famous high school for the super-wealthy, this is a puppy love story centered on a poor girl and the F4 gang of rich kids headed by the rough and fearless Jun-pyo Koo.
Geum Jan-Di (Hye-seon Ku) is a girl from a poor family but has an unrivaled sense of optimism and drive and is by chance admitted to a prestigious private high school.
There she meets the infamous group of four astonishingly good looking and rich boys who are known as F4. The group's leader is Koo Jun-Pyo (Min-ho Lee), who is a spoiled heir to world-leading conglomerate Shinhwa. He is joined by mysterious and breathlessly handsome Yun Ji-Hu (Hyeon-jung Kim), So Lee-Jeong (Kim Beom), and Song Woo-Bin (Kim Jun). Their love story moves from Seoul to New Caledonia to Macau.
- Based on Yoko Kamio's Japanese shojo manga series "Hana yori Dango".
- The original Japanese title "Hana Yori Dango" or ""Boys Over Flowers" is a pun on the Japanese old saying "Dumplings over flowers," referring to people who attend Hanami (flower festival), but instead of enjoying flowers, focus more on the materialistic side of the event such as getting food and buying souvenirs.
- Character names have been changed to reflect Korean setting, although the male group will still be known as "F4".
- Supporting actress Jang Ja-Yeon, who played Sunny (one of the trio of Mean Girls), committed suicide on March 7, 2009.
- Episode 17. originally scheduled to air Monday - March 9th, aired instead on Tuesday March 10th. This was caused by a car accident involving main actressKu Hye-Seon. Ku Hye-Seon while returning from to Seoul from Changwon, South Gyeongsang province after a shoot early Friday morning was involved in a car accident. She received three stiches in her mouth after the accident. Ku Hye-Seon is expected to resume shooting next week and a "Boys Over Flowers" special aired instead on Monday March 9th.
- "Boys Over Flowers" takes over the KBS2 Mon. & Tues. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Worlds Within......" and will be replaced by "The Slingshot" on April 6, 2009.
- Related titles
- Boys Over Flowers | Hana Yori Dango (1995)
- Boys Over Flowers | | Hana Yori Dango (TV Asahi / 1996) * Animation
- Boys Over Flowers | | Hana Yori Dango (TV Asahi / 1997) * Animation
- Meteor Garden | Liu xing hua yuan (CTS / 2001) * Taiwanese remake
- Meteor Rain | Liu Xing Yu (CTS / 2002) * Taiwanese remake
- Meteor Garden 2 | Liu xing hua yuan 2 (CTS / 2002) * Taiwanese remake
- Boys Over Flowers | Hana Yori Dango (TBS / 2005)
- Hana yori Dango 2 (Returns) Bangai hen - Makinoke Hajimete no Kazoku Ryoko in N.Y. (2007)
- Boys Over Flowers 2 | Hana Yori Dango 2 (TBS / 2007)
- Boys Over Flowers: Final | Hana yori dango: Fainaru (2008)
- Boys Over Flowers | Kkotboda Namja (KBS2 / 2009) * South Korean remake
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