The Meteor Fever

12 June 2009

Here's the real reason why I seldom blog lately. The Meteor Fever is back! Instead of blogging and making drops, I was on Meteor Garden Marathon during my free time for the past 2 weeks.

When Meteor Garden was first shown last 2002, I didn't internalized the story very well. Thinking, that it was more for the kids than people my age. I did watch a bit. But didn't care that much.
And now, Abs- Cbn once again adapted another show similar to Meteor Garden, called "Boys Over Flowers".
This time, I was able to follow the story. Both Boys Over Flower, and Meteor Garden shown on Abs-Cbn are based on the famous Manga series Hana Yori Dango.

Out of curiosity, I looked up on Youtube episodes of Meteor Garden in order to compare the two adaptations. See difference here
Stars of Meteor Garden
Cast of Boys Over Flower

Though both are based from an original series, they have big differences that made the two enjoyable to watch. Boys Over Flowers is more wholesome. Jandi as the lead actress portrayed a balanced role than Shancai of Meteor Garden. Jandi added entertainment by being funny. Both girls are good actresses. As for the boys, Boys Over Flowers gave a different feel.

Gu Jun Pyo who's the counter part was Daoming Si, was a bit stiff but gave class to the character, as to how a rich boy should be living. On the other hand, Jerry Yan, did a great job acting as a childish- brat (if there's such term), that he turned out to be more charming.

With the role of Lei, played by Vic Zhou in Meteor Garden, he wasn't as conversive and interesting compared to Ji Hoo of Boys Over Flower. But again, both actors were very good in their own way and they stood out.

Over-all, both adaptations are great to watch. With Meteor Garden, it was nice to finally understand the story. "I don't like Ye-Sha!" hehehe!!!

Thank you Youtube!

13 comments:

Karen said...

Hahaha you got hooked din on that pala, i was back then too ahahaha i would cut class just to watch Meteor Garden before but i haven't really followed on the Japanese version which is called "Boy Over Flowers".

And i don't like Yesha too! *high-five*

Beng said...

sayang nilipat ng timeslot ang boys over flowers, di ko na tuloy nasundan. yun ang background ko while blogging sa gabi (lol!)

☆Willa☆ said...

When i was still in 'pinas, nakanood ako ng Meteor Garden,yung first season lang, I love Watse Lei (spell name?)pero yung part two hindi ko na type. :)

S-H-Y said...

D ko nasubaybayan ang Boys over flower since i lived here in Sweden pero nako maloloka ako sa Meteor Garden, wla akong pinalampas na episode nyan! hehehe...

Arlene said...

ench, am more into the chinese version when it comes to storywise. bt if it's the looks mas suave ang korean version.

nurseabie said...

Mas gusto ko pa din yung Meteor Garden. Yung nga lang mas pogi si Gu Jun Pyo kay Dao.hehe.
Pero nanunuod din ako ng Boys Over Flowers.hehe

Enchie said...

I also like Meteor Garden story wise. Taiwan's F4 is wonderful too. By the way, its Jerry Yan who created the group.

onlinemommy said...

Hala Mommy Enchie nakaka addict tlaga yan! :D I was once addicted to Meteor Garden too haaayyy.... I even bought the complete CDs of Season 1 and Season 2 mapanood lng kz d ko n sya naaubutan from work. d pa masyado uso ang davidis(DVDs) noon with so many episodes insides...And when I went to Taiwan, I even inquired my Taiwanese project manager about the group and the places where the scenes were shooted. Hmmm... Ye-sha is prettier than Sansai but I prefer Sansai's character :-D
Nagkwento daw ba hahaha...
anyways enjoy your marathon :D

fedhz said...

hay.. daomingsi.. hehe. miss ko na rin si sanchai.. di ko pinapanood tong boys over flower, dahil di rin ako makakapag blog for sure. LOL

I watched the tagalog version sa abscbn ng meteor garden. nung nireplay sya, pinanood ko pa rin. and bukod pa dun downloaded na taiwanese version. shempre feel ko ung tagalog dubbed na dao ming. hehe...

how about the animé? napanood mo na ba? eh ung japanese version? ung sa japanese, highschool naman sila. sa tawainese, college diba?

hay.. kakainis. kakamiss. LOL. watch ko yan pag di na uso. hehehe.

Mys said...

I confess, am also addicted to Meteor Garden 1 and 2. I think I prefer the maturity(age) of Jerry Yan and the others compared to the Korean version. Plus, since I've seen MG1 and MG2, I can sort of predict the essentials in the Korean Version. I just wish I can understand the Japanese manga which is Hana Yori Dango.
I think the Korean version - caters to a more younger set. I agree with you that the lead guy shows class more than Jerry Yan does.

Momma Bams said...

Lol ako din na-hooked dati sa meteor garden... now ko lang nalaman yung Boys over flower, di kasi pinapalabas sa TFC yan eh.. mahilig ka din pala sa series.. ako naman lately hooked ako sa The OC series...

Enjoy watching ehheh

Gin E said...

Another addict here. lol!

Have you seen the Japan version, Hana Yori 1 and 2? It a lot more similar to boys over flower than meterior garden

pehpot said...

hmm.. not a bog fan of those two but my observation is the same, mas pang kids ang Boys over flowers hehe..

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