Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Review: Boys Over Flowers (Kgotboda Namja)


Kgotboda Namja has finally come to an end yesterday after 3 months airing (25 episodes)

Thanks for the interesting drama! It lightened my days & I found my new obsession (by now u should know...ehe) I can’t afford but to make a review on it.

Let’s start with:

1. Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo




i. Goo Joon Pyo:

i. He’s a rowdy, eccentric man but faithful to one person. He’s very particular about what he’s wearing as Geum Jandi mentioned in one episode that, “He might be worry about himself from head to toe rather than think about his girlfriend’s style” (it’s true...like I mentioned earlier, he’s eccentric! ehe). He does everything like nobody’s business, he never cares about others. But, he's very attached to F4; as they are his childhood friends and they are like sworn-brothers to him, and it’s portrayed in his answer when Yoon Ji Ho asked what he will choose between love and friendship and he answered both! He’s brought up in a world full of luxury things (the fur is the disaster but it suits him well.ehe) but he never knew what family is. He’s rebellious almost the time. He ate alone, accompanied by his maids except when he’s with F4. After he met Jandi, life has been better for him. He enjoyed every moment he spent with Geum Jandi eg when they were trapped in a cable car (he wrote on the wall…Joonpyo hearts Jandi-1st night together.cute.ehe), in New Caledonia (he surprised her with firecrackers), in the playground (he turned the playground into a fantasy park…cute!) and many more (lots of them!ehe). When his mother opposed to their relationship, he never gave up. Did I mention his mother is an evil mom?Madam Kang is nowhere to be found in this world (I hope). All she cares was the Shinhwa (the legacy built by his husband), she never knew what her children want (bcos she never cares!)

ii. Lee Min Ho:

I love Lee Min Ho's acting more than anyone else (i might sound biased but those who watch the drama must agree with me.his acting was superb and the transition from one mood to another can be seen through his eyes (*melting*.haha.ok,i try to be plain here..ehe). As i mentioned earlier in my first post on this drama,at the first instance,i was disturbed by his perm hair.it looked so not cool! But later i found the perm won’t look any better if it wasn't him (Min Ho)! Even though Jandi mentioned once that she hates Joonpyo's hair but i love it!haha. The character of Goo Joonpyo requires Lee Min Ho to learn many things eg golfing, horse-riding, kayaking, shooting, martial arts etc but his effort is finally paid off. he's young, handsome, tall, talented and now we can add RICH (he's now a hot commodity in Korea); he has everything (like Goo Joon Pyo). i love him! xoxo


2. Goo Hye Sun as Geum Jandi




i. Geum Jandi:

the character of Geum Jandi is known to be a plain girl and comes from a middle-class family. she is just a plain girl; i remember when Jandi asked Joonpyo why he chose her even though she’s not pretty, rich and smart and in reply, Goo Joon Pyo said because he doesn’t need her girlfriend to have those criteria because he claimed he has all (ehe) Goo Joonpyo is happy enough that Geum Jandi is a commoner Geum Jandi. And he's never let go off Jandi because Jandi is everything for him. Because of Jandi, he's able to know what family is,what it feels to be spoon-fed by a mother,what it feels to bathe in the public bath (i love this scene..he's so hilarious) and there is no reason why Joonpyo doesn't love her. Jandi is not expressive like Joonpyo as Joonpyo told her many times tht he loves her but she doesn't. But in episode 23, she confessed to him that she feels the same for him (giggling..ehe).

ii. Goo Hye Sun:

The first time i watched her acting was in the Strongest Chil-Woo (an epic drama & her co-star was Eric.yummy!ehehe). She looked pretty with the long hair and when i first saw her in BOF, I’m pretty much disturbed by her hair (again!) but then i realized her hair should be shorter as what it requires to be the character of a commoner Geum Jandi-the one who is not pretty, rich & smart..ehe. In the few first episodes, her acting was not so good (I wonder why) but later it improved episode by episode. Maybe she finally realized that she has to be good as well to balance her acting with Lee Min Ho's. i must say i love her most when she cries, she makes things sadder than i expected. her chemistry as Geum Jandi with Goo Joon Pyo is awesome and it makes us realized that they should end up together (on-screen of course!duhhh..ehe)

3. Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Ho




i. Yoon Ji Ho:

It’s a known fact in the drama that Yoon Ji Ho is Geum Jandi’s first love (and the life-saver!). He’s everywhere, for Jandi. And even Joonpyo knows that his best friend, Ji Ho has a same feeling for Jandi. But Ji Ho can do nothing but to accept that Joonpyo is the only one for Jandi (I remember when Ji Ho confessed his love to Jandi, she said that she can’t let go off the star & moon necklace given by Joonpyo). Ji Ho is someone you can’t resist (someone who keeps coming to you esp. during the hard time) but love is different. It’s not about someone who is there for you but someone you want him/her to be with you. That’s the reason why Jandi can’t accept Ji Ho (well…I obviously go for Jandi & Joonpyo!)

ii. Kim Hyun Joong:

In the first few episodes, his acting was terrible! But later it developed (thank God!). Hyun Joong is already famous bcos of his group-ss501 but i think by acting in this drama, he exposed himself to another dimension as his acting was getting better episode by episode (except for crying scenes...haha.he looked funny when he cried...so unnatural..) but overall, his existence as a soulmate to Jandi Should be given an applause (i hate this idea of soul mate..bcos the soul mate should be Goo Joon Pyo. How can someone be your lover and another be your soulmate? It doesn't make sense). But, it’s almost true that he is Jandi's life-saver.

4. Kim Bum as So Yijung




i. So Yi Jung:

He’s a Casanova but he has the best manner among the F4. He knows how to treat women (i remember when he scolded Joonpyo when Joonpyo left Jandi without saying a word.He was totally angry as he said,"i never treated girls like you did"). Knowing that Yijung has a father who abandoned his mother and flirted with many women, you can’t blame everything on him. i think in the manga, he and Gaeul are not supposedly to end up together but due to requests from fans, they did (nice!)

ii. Kim Bum:

Kim Bum is cute.ehe (my friends-Kinah & Nab fell for him..ehe). His acting was good (extra: he was nominated for the Best New Actor award in 45th Baeksang Award for his role as younger Song Seung Hun in East of Eden but Lee Min Ho won this category). i love his 5 seconds kill (like Woo Bin said..ehe), Kim Bum succeeded in his attempt to bring out the character of So Yijung.


5. Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin


i. Song Woo Bin:

He is Prince Song; a son of a tycoon (and a mafia). He's cool. When i first wrote abt this drama, i did mention that his character is the least known member of F4 (just like it's portrayed in manga), but in the korean version as many requests (frm fans) have been made to the production to increase Woo Bin's appearance, you can see him quite a lot in the drama. He is at his best when he teams up with So Yijung.

ii. Kim Joon:

as a new actor(similar with Kim Hyun Joong,Kim Joon has a group,T-Max), Kim Joon did pretty well, except for his hoppers' words eg Yo!Wussup? etc...ehe. and he should be thankful for his good look.ehe (my friends think he's hot too..ehe)



i know there would be break-ups,amnesia and whatsoever but i wasn't sure before the finale,whether these couple would end up together or not.

luckily, it's a happy ending for Jandi & Joonpyo.*yahooo*




the best ever F4
i could see the awkwardness among them in the New Caledonia scenes (because those were the earliest scenes they filmed together) but later i can see the friendship among them
(esp. in the Baeksang Award)

THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL,AMUSING,LOVELY K-DRAMA!

-The End-





now,let's start revising!
Professional Practice.Criminal Procedure.Civil Procedure.
Jurisprudence.Evidence.Public International Law
can be fun sometimes.haha :D



bonus: i leave you with a short vid of Lee Min Ho's dance for his CF :D


8 comments:

ABBYTHEJOURNALIST said...

kenapa la aku rasa remuk redam hati bila cerita ni berakhir? *sigh
ngeh3, keterlampauan emosi sudah...
hanya lagu OST sahaja jd pengubat kalau aku memandu mahupun study ;)
yikes, terlebih sudah!

*superb,amazing photo of jan di la nad....LOL~

{ sakinah } said...

panjang gile review..cam malas je nak bc..haha..mgkin sbb after each episod i da dpt oral presentation dr u..heheh..x sabar nk tgk! =D

La Salle said...

scheme through ur blog..agree with lord Fiqo cume takde lah korean freak, korean fan sudeh..
lovely description and find them interesting much as i have not watch them..try becoming a columnist for the movie..great review

[ citapus ] said...

abby: aku pon rase cmtu gak.ehe.rase cm empty kan?ehehe.ko da ngk sme lagu dlm ost f4 special?lagu deorg best2 seyh esp. something happen to my heart by A&T.best gle..ehe.aku tawu ko msti ske gamba jandi tu..ehe.she's prettier with long hair kn?ehe

[ citapus ] said...

kinah:oral presentation??bpe marks awk nk bg saye?ehe.nnt sy da dpt sme episode sy bg awak k.get ready to leave a space of 36Gig for this!!haha :D

[ citapus ] said...

Zack: tq 4 the compliment :)i'm glad u r a blogger too.i'll start reading ur blog from now on :)

Lord Fiqo said...

patut la suke sgt tgk korean series.
sbb cute2. haha.
i nak tgk!

[ citapus ] said...

ehe.mstila..kalo gile korea mstila bsebab.ehe.u nk ngk?nnt i bg u ngk k...ehe