Boys Over Flowers Episode 5 Review

OH MY EFFIN GAWD! (Channeling Ginger here)

What was supposed to be a one hour episode of Kkotboda Namja turned out to be 2 hours for me, since i kept on replaying and replaying some scenes from this episode…


It just gets BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER…

I’ve been a big fan of the Taiwanese Meteor Garden and i’d forever be thankful to it for opening my doors to the world of Asian Dramas… but even if this version did some revisions from the TW one and there were a few deviations from the manga… I’m LOVING EACH AND EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF IT!


Jun Pyo playing that video game and Jandi covering the screen, Jun Pyo hitting the fire alarm of the mall so they can shop alone, Jun Pyo throwing the coin to get Jandi’s attention… These scenes are not really a major part of the series and yet the impact on me was quite huge… I LOVEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDD IT!

Everything seems brand new to my eyes and my senses even if i’ve watched both the Taiwanese and Japanese versions countless of times…

In this episode i cried, i laughed, i giggled like a schoolgirl, i sighed and i spazzed non-stop over JunPyo… HOW PERFECT IS THIS GUY? JUNPYO HOW I LOVE YOU!


I love the backdrop of all the locations that this episode was shot in… I can never get enough of the grandeur and opulence and luxury of the life that F4 lives… Everything just reeks of MONEY…

This series really caters to every woman’s fantasy… THAT TO BE LOVED WITHOUT PRIDE, WITHOUT MEASURE and UNABANDONLY by a Tall, super handsome, filthy rich guy who will give up everything just to be with the woman he loves… and it is working… I am officially IN LOVE WITH JUN PYO (and MINHO too!)


I can understand Jandi’s fascination with Ji Hoo though… in her heart, he is her savior… the person who sheltered her at a time when she needed it most… and i think, i will just be a teeny weeny bit disappointed if she immediately switches her attention to Jun Pyo just because he’s being kind to her…


However, as she gets to know Jun Pyo better, i can also see her initial perceptions about him changing… her feelings wavering as she begins to weigh if what she felt for Ji Hoo was love or if she’s feeling something more for Jun Pyo…

I think this version will present an even greater dillema than that of the previous versions when it comes to that love triangle since it seems like Ji Hoo had admitted to Jandi from previews that he is beginning to like her too… (Isn’t it so that in the TW version Lei said that “he wishes he can like San Cai instead” when they kissed which means that he’s still hung up on Chin and just seeking comfort from San Cai but in the Kversion Ji Hoo is already asking himself out loud, how he had begun to like a girl like Jandi which is almost an admission…)

Lei/Rui in the previous versions was more of a friend… somebody who kept his feelings for San Cai/Makino locked inside himself but with the complete and utter understanding that it is Dao/Doumyoji who really owns her… I wonder if they’d make this version any different…

As for the real actors, Kudos to Hyun Joong since he is slowly improving… I can see him growing more comfortable in his role and more relaxed now that he’s not so dark and broody… I am looking forward to future episodes wherein he’d get the chance to let his character shine…


As for Minho… BRILLIANT ACTOR! I love his facial nuances, his gestures, his walk, his swagger, his arrogance and his soft side… the tenderness that he has on his face whenever he looks at Jandi makes me believe that he is really soooo much in love with Hye Sun… He is really JUN PYO come to life… I thought the same thing when it was Jerry Yan but he brought something else into the role that was also different from those who had previously done it…

He is sooooo believable as the heir of a worldwide conglomerate that i feel a sense of awe whenever he’s onscreen… like i would like to genuflect or bow from my waist when i see him… hahaha!

Anyways, sorry for the long post but i think I have already found my most loved series for 2009…i know it’s too soon to tell but one thing’s for sure… I AM AT THE EDGE OF MY SEAT WAITING FOR EPISODE 6 tomorrow…

I am also starting to like the Yi Jung – Ga Eul pairing… Unlike other series where my interest for secondary pairings are just that… SECONDARY… I have the same amount of interest over the development of this relationship just as much as i have with the Jun Pyo – Jandi – Ji Hoo love triangle…

Also, I was not really a Kim Bum fan when i first watched the series (i thought he looked too much of a nice boy…) but i am starting to see why a lot of girls fall for him… HE IS GOOD LOOKING and his smile is KILLER!

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About donnapie

Kdrama fanatic, Kim Hyun Joong obsessed, MinSun shipper, closet writer
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