The 25-episode Korean adaptation is said to be equivalent to the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and the Japanese series Hana Yori Dango.
Aside from Korea, the filming locations of the said tv series includes Macau, Las Vegas and New Caledonia in the US.
The cast of Boys Over Flowers are Koo Hye-sun as Geum Gan Di, Lee Min-ho as Gu Dyun Pyo, Kim Hyun-joong as Yun Ji Hoo, Kim Bum as So Yi Jeong and Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin. Also starring are Han Chae-young, Kim Hyun-joo and Kim So Eun.
Synopsis: Geum Jan Di is from a poor family and is admitted to the prestigious Shinhwa High School after stopping a student who was being bullied from committing suicide. Shinhwa High was established by Shinhwa Group, the biggest conglomerate in Korea, and is attended by the scions of the wealthiest families. At Shinhwa, she finds that a group of rich and good-looking boys called “F4” (“Flower 4” or “Flamboyant 4”) who enjoys tremendous popularity. The F4, however, thinks nothing of humiliating others, and often issues a “red card”. Whoever finds the dreaded red card in his or her locker subsequently becomes the target of bullying by the entire student body. Jan Di detests all this circus, but receives a red card herself and is bullied, after she stands up for one of her fellow classmates. Eventually, she begins to have feelings for one of the F4, Ji-hoo, but also discovers that the leader of the group, Jun Pyo, is falling for her, too. A love triangle thus develops among Jun Pyo, Jan Di and Ji Hoo.