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ESC to close 3.41 (by 875 users)liu xing hua yuan 流星花園
  • 2001
  • TV
  • Taiwan

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romanized liu xing hua yuan
native
english Meteor Garden (literal)
aka lau sing fa yuen, 流星花园

Based On

based on manga
title hana yori dango
author Kamio Youko (神尾葉子)

Genres

genres comedy, romance

Language

language Mandarin

Production

country Taiwan
type real
format TV
network CTS

Release

date 12 Apr, 2001 - 16 Aug, 2001
episodes 19
duration 50 minutes
air day Thursday
at 21:00 - 21:50
status released

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avg. score 3.41 of 5 by 875 users
total users 1433
rating 2980
favorites 55

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Synopsis

This drama tells the life of Shan Cai, an ordinary girl who attends Ying De University, a campus for wealthy people because her parents want her to marry a prosperous man. She is always made fun of because of her family's status but never shows any sign of fear. However, her seemingly invisible existence at Ying De starts to tremble after she defends her friend against F4, the four most wealthy and powerful boys at the school consists of Dao Ming Shi, Hua Zhe Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo. Being the object of F4's infamous red tag, Shan Cai's university life now turns into a living hell. Nevertheless, she still doesn't show any kind of fear outside and bravely declares war on F4 leader, Dao Ming Shi. The aforementioned young man slowly grows attracted at the fearless girl. Unfortunately, Shan Cai's heart seems to have been captured by Hua Zhe Lei, the calmest and most serious member of F4. Chaos, tears and smiles ensue as she goes through the seemingly endless obstacles along her way.

[Schedule: There are different cuts available including a 27 episodes cut]

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Roles

Dao Ming Si
main
Dong Shan Cai
main
Mei Zuo
supporting
Hua Ze Lei
supporting
Xi Men
supporting
Xiao You
supporting

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Reviews


12 May, 2013
Does the good outweigh the bad? Probably not, but it will still suck you in if you let it.

The bad: The lighting is often atrocious, being frequently too dark to see the action. The production crew was in need of a few good reflectors because they rarely have enough fill lighting. Of course, when it's not too dark, the mood lighting is glaringly bright. Along with lousy lighting, the sound is often muddled by ambient noise. Traffic, off-screen talking, jackhammers, random noises, this show has it all. Also, anytime music is used to heighten a scene and create suspense, it is unerringly cut off by the upbeat theme song, effectively ruining the moment. Finally, the acting in the first 1/3 (1/2?) of the series is stiff and awkward, especially by the members of F4. Why does Meizuo have to flip his hair in every, single scene he is in? Also, some of the cast disappeared in storylines that seemed to have no endings. The bratty schoolgirls who made Shancai's life miserable only made it halfway through the show. And, how did everyone graduate? They basically stopped going to college to focus on their family problems.

Regardless of its flaws (and there are plenty), it's a classic romcom. Even though watching it is sometimes painful, there are many tender and funny moments to carry the watcher from one episode to the next without too many flashbacks to spoil the flow. As with all of the HYD incarnations, it's great to watch Shancai struggle against the odds as a "tough weed" that can't be kept down and to see how Si grows from a petulant brat into a responsible man. The conflict and tension between the two characters is great in every version, and this one is no exception. The supporting characters were either really fun (F4, Si's sister, Xiaoyou) or really annoying (everyone else), but Si's mother stood out as a particularly heinous villainess in the extent she goes to control her son's future.

My advice: Watch, suffer, and enjoy!
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12 Jul, 2011
This was the first live-action drama of the manga series 'Hana Yori Dango' and my third Taiwanese drama. The story revolves around a poor student, Shancai (played by Barbie Hsu), who meets and eventually falls in love with a super rich heir Daoming Si (played by Jerry Yan). It's your typical love story--at first the two hate each other but eventually begin to develop feelings for one another. The story dragged on quite a bit and the series really could've (and should have) ended in 10 to 15 episodes. However, the cast is great and has a lot of chemistry. Other than Jerry Yan, the rest of F4 is played by Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu, and Vaness Wu and they really brought the group to life. Their acting was decent and it almost seemed like they really had been friends their entire lives. Barbie Hsu played a terrific version of Makino. The ending was really basic though and did not wrap up the story at all.

Overall, pretty good drama! If you're a fan of Hana Yori Dango and even the k-drama Boys Over Flowers, I would definitely recommend this.
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eunhye 01 May, 2015
hmmm... Not sure if i'm just growing older or it's the influence of stable, proper relationships irl, but i started to notice how the hell abusive and sick are relationships in almost every drama. No, don't get me wrong, i still watch them and think 'aaaaw, so romaaaantic' but now i'm totally don't want the same in my life))
I mean, Si literally WAS the abuser and Shan Cai was a classical victim. ffs, he forced her to the kiss and even started to take her clothes off without her will! Boy, what's wrong with you!
I think it's not good to show young girls that's it's normal to treat her like a shit, but somehow i can handle it. it's common in dramas and we can often see it even in non-Asia movies, okay. Still wrong, but okay. But here Si was awful. And no one ever told him that he's a potential raper.
So girls, pleeeeease, watch dramas, enjoy the romantic moment, but remember that it's so much different in real life. It's not even live, actually.

And yep, i really want to 2000's fashion NEVER come back XD
somiboo 19 Jan, 2014
This was the very first drama that I ever watched...its the one that reeled me in and hooked me. I'm really happy that I wasn't so experienced with dramas back then, because I'm not sure I would have been able to appreciate it as much as I did, and still do. Yeah the acting is not as good as can be, but considering the majority of the cast were newbies and that you get to see them evolve from being super awkward...it's definitely a real gem.

I've seen all versions of Hana Yori Dango (watched the anime even, and read the manga), and this lead pair is by far my favorite out of all the live action versions. Shan Cai is the best version of Makino (she has the perfect blend of awkward, naive, daring/boldness of the lot, and it doesn't hurt that Barbie is so adorable).

Every now and then I pull out the DVD's to watch it again and just enjoy.
cocci 27 Sep, 2013
Bad acting but the main leads have amazing chemistry. I also don't like the end at all.

You also need to hear Jerry Yan speaking in German, French, English and Italian (If I remember correctly) it's hilarious.
addy1884 30 May, 2013
liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing <3

i watched BOF and i loved it.. and i also watched MARS and i loved it.. so
i know how this will end but SHIIIT i want her to be with ling =(
mizuumi 07 Mar, 2013
I dropped the drama before I watched the second ep to the end. After it I just watched a bit from there and here. Acting was too bad for me to watch :( With better acting I would have watched the drama till the end...
089110 21 Feb, 2013
I watched this when I was still a teenager, so I really liked it back then. Now, I actually find it a bit hard to watch. Some stuff really makes me cringe, but it's not horrible.
ethlenn 10 Feb, 2013
It was so bad it became damn good.
xezona 23 Nov, 2012
I'm currently watching it and I like this drama, but among these three versions the Taiwanese one is the worst, unfortunately. Although the plot is good, acting is mostly bad. It Lacks in something.
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