Boys Before Flowers

Details
Title: 꽃보다 남자 / Kkotboda Namja
Also known as: / Boys Over Flowers
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 25
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-05 to 2009-Mar-31
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Related TV Series: Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango, Liu Xing Yu
See inserts: Boys Before Flowers OST, Boys Before Flowers OST 2, Boys Before Flowers OST 2.5
Synopsis
Geum Jan Di is an ordinary girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store.
While delivering dry cleaning to a student at the prestigious Shin Hwa High School, she saves his life by stopping his attempt at jumping off the roof and is given a full swimming scholarship.
She attends Shin Hwa High and soon is terrorised by the leader of F4 (the four richest and most popular boys at the school) Gu Jun Pyo.
Although Jun Pyo persists on bullying her, he begins to find himself attracted to Jan Di. However, Jan Di has a crush on Yoon Ji Hoo, Jun Pyo’s best friend.
When she realises that Ji Hoo is merely a close friend and that she really loves Jun Pyo the couple are thrown into a dilemma as Jun Pyo’s mother sets out to break them up and find a more suitable match for her son.
Cast
Main Cast
Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di
F4
Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo
Kang Han Byul as young Joon Pyo
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
Nam Da Reum as young Ji Hoo
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin
Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul (Jan Di’s best friend)
Extended Cast
Kim Hyun Joo as Goo Joon Hee (Joon Pyo’s elder sister)
Lee Hye Young as Kang Hee Soo (Joon Pyo’s mother)
Ahn Suk Hwan as Geum Il Bong (Jan Di’s father)
Im Ye Jin as Na Gong Joo (Jan Di’s mother)
Park Ji Bin as Geum Kang San (Jan Di’s younger brother)
Han Chae Young as Min Seo Hyun (F4′s best friend/Ji Hoo’s ex girl friend)
Lee Min Jung as Ha Jae Kyung (JK Group’s CEO’s daughter and Jun Pyo’s fiancee)
Lee Jung Gil as Yoon Seok Young (Ji Hoo’s grandfather)
Jung Ho Bin as Jung Sang Rok (Kang Hee Soo’s Chief Secretary)
Lee Si Young as Oh Min Ji
Gook Ji Yun as Choi Jin Hee / Ginger
Jang Ja Yun as Park Sun Ja / Sunny
Min Young Won as Lee Mi Sook / Miranda
Kim Ki Bang as Bom Chun Sik (Jan Di and Ga Eul’s boss)
Song Suk Ho as Butler Lee
Kim Young Ok as Head Maid
Im Ju Hwan as So Yi Hyun (Yi Jung’s older brother)
Park Soo Jin as Cha Eun Jae (Yi Jung’s first love)
Kim Jong Jin as So Hyun Sub (Yi Jung’s father)
Kim Min Ji as Jang Yoo Mi
Jung Ui Chul as Lee Min Ha / Min Jae Ha (fashion model)
Cameo Appearances
Kim Hyung Joon as himself (cameo, ep4)
Kim Kyu Jong as himself (cameo, ep4)
Heo Young Saeng as himself (cameo, ep4)
Lee Hae Woo as Host Q (the guy who drugged Jan Di’s drink, ep4)
Lee Jung Joon as Gong Soo Pyo (Ga Eul’s boyfriend, ep9-10)
Heo Kyung Hwan as cell phone event MC (ep10)
Lee Jung Sung as radiologist (cameo, ep13)
Hai Ming as Ming (Ji Hoo’s friend, ep14-15)
Lee Suk Goo (이석구) as (Shinhwa’s high school principal)
Jo Soo Bin as announcer
Jang Se Hyun as tied-up student (cameo)
?? as Goo Bon Hyung (Joon Pyo’s father)
Production Credits
Original Work: Manga Hana Yori Dango by Kamio Yoko
Production Company: Group Eight
Director: Jun Ki Sang
Screenwriter: Yoon Ji Ryun
Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-01-05 1 14.3 (7th) 14.4 (6th)
2009-01-06 2 17.6 (4th) 17.4 (4th)
2009-01-12 3 20.8 (4th) 21.1 (4th)
2009-01-13 4 21.4 (4th) 21.6 (3rd)
2009-01-19 5 24.8 (3rd) 24.3 (3rd)
2009-01-20 6 24.8 (3rd) 24.6 (3rd)
2009-01-26 7 19.5 (1st) 19.1 (1st)
2009-01-27 8 25.9 (2nd) 25.3 (2nd)
2009-02-02 9 29.7 (2nd) 29.4 (2nd)
2009-02-03 10 30.5 (2nd) 30.2 (2nd)
2009-02-09 11 31.5 (2nd) 31.8 (2nd)
2009-02-10 12 31.4 (2nd) 31.2 (2nd)
2009-02-16 13 31.5 (2nd) 31.5 (2nd)
2009-02-17 14 31.9 (2nd) 32.0 (2nd)
2009-02-23 15 32.4 (2nd) 32.3 (2nd)
2009-02-24 16 33.2 (2nd) 32.9 (2nd)
2009-03-02 Special 21.8 (3rd) 22.4 (3rd)
2009-03-03 17 29.9 (2nd) 30.6 (2nd)
2009-03-09 18 35.5 (1st) 35.7 (2nd)
2009-03-10 19 31.2 (2nd) 31.3 (3rd)
2009-03-16 20 32.6 (2nd) 31.6 (2nd)
2009-03-17 21 33.6 (2nd) 33.8 (2nd)
2009-03-23 22 31.8 (2nd) 32.4 (2nd)
2009-03-24 23 31.8 (2nd) 31.6 (2nd)
2009-03-30 24 30.2 (2nd) 29.2 (2nd)
2009-03-31 25 34.8 (1st) 34.9 (1st)
Average 28.5% 28.4%
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Recognitions
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Novella Drama – Actress (Koo Hye Sun)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (Kim So Eun)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Min Ho and Koo Hye Sun)
2009 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (Koo Hye Sun)
2009 11th Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best OST – “Because I’m Stupid” (Boys Before Flowers OST) by SS501
2009 14th Asian Television Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Performance by an Actor (Lee Min Ho), Best Drama Performance by an Actress (Koo Hye Sun)
2009 Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Drama Award
2009 Seoul International Drama Awards: Most Popular Actor Award (Kim Hyun Joong)
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Min Ho)
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Hyun Joong)

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