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Boys Over Flowers – F4’s Music Drama

Boys Over Flowers‘ F4 will release their album, F4 Special Edition, on April 28. This album will consist of songs sung by Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Beom, and Kim Joon, who each chose their own songs to sing solo. Currently, the teaser video of the album’s corresponding music drama that was released this week is drawing netizens’ attention.

The 25-minute music drama is based on their lives, five years down the road. (KP’s note: Five years after Jan Di’s graduation? Five years after the engagement scene on the beach? Not sure….) The video will be from Woo Bin (Kim Joon)’s perspective as he reminisces about days past. The production company, Planet905, said that the story of each F4 member will get an equal amount of screen time.

The music drama will be unveiled on April 28 – the same day as the album’s release – on http://www.mnet.com.

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Written by KP

April 23, 2009 at 9:11 am

KP’s Note 3

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Dear readers,

Just a heads-up – we’re going into a two-week period of major deadlines so we may not be posting often. If we DO post often, that probably means we’re procrastinating and in big trouble. Also, can anybody tell us why it takes over an hour for most of our posts to show up on Google Reader? Does this mean that our updates are lagged on people’s blogrolls too?

We updated Minimix 16 with photos of Kim Myung Min’s current 58 kilogram physique – and it’s not pretty.

Keep reading for Ku Hye Sun’s clarification on a Season 2 of BOF, two photos in response to lafea‘s interest in Gong Yoo, and information (wanted by langit biru) on Kim Tae Woo’s upcoming performance.

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Written by KP

April 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

Park Ji Bin’s Celebrity Connections

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Update (4/13): Two more photos!

  • With Lee Min Woo on April 11, following M’s performance in the ‘Sparkling Concert in Seoul Spring’ and dinner at T.G.I. Friday’s
Park Ji Bin & Min Woo, Sparkling Concert in Seoul Spring

Park Ji Bin & Lee Min Woo

  • With Shin Ae
Park Ji Bin & Shinae

Park Ji Bin & Shin Ae

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Written by KP

April 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Boys Over Flowers – Final News Review & Comments

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Dear readers,

So this is it! THE END!

Actually, I’ve had so little spare time this week that I’m watching the final episode as I type right now. Originally I was planning to write a concluding commentary; however, I’ve decided not to because….. I need to sleep. Hehe. Actually, I didn’t want to analyze it much – Boys Over Flowers is a drama that is best enjoyed by not taking it seriously. Just a few random BOF-related thoughts:

  • I was ALMOST happy to hear the return of “Paradise” in the last episode after a long (much-needed) hiatus.
  • I usually don’t criticize a person’s acting skills much but – in his brief appearances, Kim Jong Jin (who played Yi Jeong’s father in the drama) displayed the worst acting I’ve seen in a long time. Maybe that’s how his character was written, or maybe that’s how he was directed to act – but wow….his dialogues with Yi Jeong were just painful to watch.
  • I didn’t mind the prospect of not having Yi Jeong and Ga Eul to get in the end, but I really like how they wrapped things up. Adorable!
  • The most annoying part of the entire drama was playing background music when the characters were supposed to be playing instruments.
  • I’m so sad that Secretary Jung wasn’t in the final episode.
  • Lee Min Ho (Gu Jun Pyo in BOF) and Matsumoto Jun (Tsukasa in HYD) both played their parts so well in their respective dramas that I can’t imagine anyone else in their roles.
  • Hurrah for Chairwoman Gu Jun Hee!

Feel free to post your final thoughts (BRIEFLY) in the comments section.

Anyhow, lots of readers have been asking us for information on what the main cast of BOF will be doing in following months. Beyond the jump (below) is a review of some recent events, as well as a peek into their near future. This will be our last official BOF news review, so enjoy!

P.S. We’ve read some comments here and there saying that Hana Yori Dango (manga)’s author, Yoko Kamio, basically shut down licensing requests from the Philippines and China to create their own national dramas. However, the decision wasn’t really up to her; it was because she signed a contract with Group Eight (the production company for BOF) agreeing not to permit any other drama adaptations for two years following the Korean BOF. Hence, both the Filipino and Chinese versions cannot follow the Hana Yori Dango storyline closely.

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Written by KP

April 3, 2009 at 3:19 am

Boys Over Flowers – Episodes 24 & 25 Previews

Update (3/31): KBS actually did put up a written preview after awhile. (KP’s note: LAST UPDATE ON THIS POST – EVER! HURRAH!………. And there go half of our readers….)

Episode 25 Preview, translated from KBS:

‘The Gu Jun Pyo who I liked, and who loved me, is nowhere to be found.’

Jan Di looks sadly at Jun Pyo who can’t remember her, and secretly leaves behind a lunchbox for him. After Jun Pyo eats the homemade lunch, a piece of his memory returns with difficulty. However, Jan Di’s last hope is snatched away by Yu Mi’s nasty lie.

Ji Hu puts in effort to comfort Jan Di, who is hurt and in despair from Yu Mi taking over the spot at at Jun Pyo’s side. However, Jan Di and Ji Hu are unable to shake their gloom (?? 불길함) after witnessing an affectionate moment between Jun Pyo and Yu Mi.

Jan Di and F3 are invited by Yu Mi and Jun Pyo to an unexpected pool party, where they hear a thunderbolt-like announcement….

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Update (3/29): Season 2 spoilers have been updated with the ending scene’s photo – do not read unless you don’t want to be surprised.

Episode 25’s extended preview link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niTXugIZudg. We have updated to include the important stuff from the clip in Season 2 Spoilers.

Episode 24’s extended preview link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKSeulxDLH4. We have updated to include the important stuff from the clip in the spoiler section below.

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Written by KP

March 31, 2009 at 1:03 am

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Boys Over Flowers – Season 2 Spoilers

KP’s note: This post is in reverse chronological order. Start from the bottom for episodes 13 and on.

Update (3/29b):

The ending scene (photo included) is beyond the jump. All of the spoilers regarding the four year jump are written below in a very light colour , so highlight it to read everything. We’re warning you now – if you want to keep some element of surprise for the finale, don’t read any further.

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Written by KP

March 29, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Boys Over Flowers – Episodes 22 & 23 Previews

Update (3/23):

Episode 23 preview clip, available here.

Episode 23 preview, translated from KBS:

‘I can tolerate hunger and I can tolerate the cold… but there’s just one thing I can’t stand… when people who I love face hardship because of me.’ –Jan Di

Thanks to Ga Eul’s troubled efforts to turn Yi Jeong’s heart around, Eun Jae’s confession that Yi Jeong had overlooked three years ago is finally revealed. Yi Jeong stands on a building rooftop, and when his eyes are uncovered by Ga Eul, a message appears like magic in front of him.

When Chairwoman Kang finds out about Jun Pyo and Jan Di’s enjoyable secret date, she begins to attack those dear to Jan Di as a final tactic. Upon finding out about the circumstances that her loved ones have been put into, Jan Di makes an important decision.

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Written by KP

March 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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