Korean “Boys Over Flowers”‘s Secret to Success: Invincible F4,


The Korean “Boys Over Flowers”, relying on the irresistible looks of the beautiful “flower” boys and the brilliant story line, has firmly grasped the audience’s full attention. It has gathered very high popularity.

Not only does the drama have the rich and with prominent family backgrounds, F4, even the plain and common Geum Jan Di has her own unique skills. The sports, horsemanship, marksmanship, golf, soccer, swimming, ice hockey, basketball etc, have appeared on the scene in succession, opening the eyes of the audience. Let’s take a look together at the irresistible stars below.

Invincible Goo Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho)

In Boys Over Flowers, Lee Min Ho is both talented and handsome, worthy of leading F4, and is proficient at all kinds of sports such as horseback rider, golf player, shooter, soccer player, ice hockey player, archer, basketball player, etc. Despite avoiding swimming due to nearly drowning in childhood, for love he attacked and captured what may be called the Olympic Games all-round championship. In actuality, Lee Min Ho, who plays Goo Joon Pyo, once learned soccer for four years in Coach Che Fangen’s youth soccer training class during elementary school. However, after an injury he could not help but give up playing soccer. This experience is not unlike the Geum Jan Di in the drama.

Born as the heir to the Shinhwa Group, Goo Joon Pyo seems to be invincible and revered. However, when facing the woman he loves, this untamable cruel and condescending man is exceptionally single-minded in infatuation. Even one word from Geum Jan Di will cause him to fix his hair with utmost care, put on his school uniform, and obediently attend school. Extremely cute. He had always believed that money could buy everything. However, Goo Joon Pyo had to suffer the cold shoulder from Geum Jan Di. He even experience Geum Jan Di’s tornado kick. The invincible Goo Joon Pyo had finally met his match — Geum Jan Di.

Multi-talented Yoon Ji Hoo (Kim Hyun Joong)

SS501’s leader, Kim Hyun Joong, who played the part of Yoon Ji Hoo in the drama, is also extremely talented in music. In the drama is acts as the grandson of the former president, Yoon Ji Hoo, who can be said to be a multi-talented graceful gentleman proficient in violin, conducting symphonies, piano, and harmonic. Regardless of whether he is playing the violin hidden in the quiet forest, or singing with the guitar for money on the streets of Macau, or playing the harmonica for a patient, awaiting diagnosis, in his grandfather’s clinic, Yoon Ji Hoo always appears to be so quiet and gentle.

Not only is he talented on the music side, Yoon Ji Hoo is also an expert at swimming, horseback riding, playing ice hockey, soccer, basketball, etc – all categories of sports. He is as dazzling as prince charming in fairy tales, especially when he rides his white horse. The attentive and understanding, Yoon Ji Hoo, is always stepping forward when the female lead, Geum Jan Di, runs into difficulty. When Jan Di was wounded by her relationship, he will always be accompanying her, by her side, comforting her. He also puts much thought and heart into the way he helps out Jan Di. Instead of sending a pile of expensive furniture and appliances like Goo Joon Pyo, he thinks of a way to help her earn money. This method is just right for the self-respectable and willful Jan Di to be capable of accepting. He not only brought good friends to come help Jan Di make congee, he also helped Jan Di clean. He even sang on the streets for money. Because he allowed Jan Di to experience many “first times”, he has touched people’s hearts.

Independent artistic talent, So Yi Jung (Kim Bum)

The most loved F4 member by women and talented potter is So Yi Jung. His family background not as celebrated as Goo Joon Pyo’s. However, being born in influential artistic family, the well-respected and talented in the ceramics field, So Yi Jung is the F4 with the best karma for women.

The enduring power with which So Yi Jung pursues women with is comparable with his attainment in creating ceramics. His handsome appearance, brilliant smile, rich artistic breath, plus his honey sweet words makes countless women swoon. Regardless of whether it is the top restaurant’s beautiful chef or rich daughter of a prominent family, they are all mesmerized by this carefree, elegant playboy. Even Geum Jan Di’s good friend, Chu Ga Eul could not help but to also be attracted by him and sink into the whirlpool of feelings. In order to teach Ga Eul’s playboy ex-boyfriend a lesson, Yi Jung played a deeply emotional saxophone song, “I Know” in the bar and professed his love towards Ga Eul in front of everyone. Even though he played this trick to merely help out Ga Eul, he successfully captured Ga Eul’s heart. However, in the wake of Yi Jung’s first love’s appearance and the surfacing of Yi Jung’s complicated family circumstances, Yi Jung’s pretentious playboy manners and carefree mask is gradually opened. Because of being afraid of love, Yi Jung runs away from it. Yet his sincerity causes Ga Eul to be endlessly pained by love.

Able to fight ten enemies by himself, Song Woo Bin (Kim Joon)

The young master of the real estate tycoon construction company that owns half of Jeju Island is Song Woo Bin. Even though he has the wealth and influence, in the midst of F4 he is not regarded as outstanding. However, the him who is part of the underground organizations is the most skillful and capable of F4. He is also the one necessary member in F4 who regulates the mood. In terms of fighting, even though none of the F4 are weak, as boss of an underground gang, Song Woo Bin is slightly better. Even Joon Pyo acknowledges Woo Bin’s strength, punch from him can break his arm.

Even though there are relatively few scenes in the drama with Song Woo Bin, he still leaves behind a sense of righteousness, the impression of placing great importance in friendship. When his friends quarrel, he steps forward to try his hardest to resolve it. When Joon Pyo’s girlfriend, Jan Di, was kidnapped, he put all his power in to find her. When the drunken Yi Jung was beat up in the bar, he sent out numerous, unnecessary, subordinates to make sure the people who injured the hand of his friend were personally captured. Of course, even though he does not have as many skills as Yoon Ji Hoo or suffer to nurture his artist talents like So Yi Jung, the Song Woo Bin, born to an underground family background, from his passion to his righteousness’ charisma, has won the love of many viewers.

Capable of song and martial skills, Geum Jan Di (Goo Hye Sun)

Compared with the illustrious family background of F4, the commoner Geum Jan Di who is good at sports is one out of many. Geum Jan Di dreams of becoming the swimming champion at the Olympic Games. It was only because of her love for swimming did she choose to study at Shinhwa High. Her strengths cannot be looked down upon. in the match against So Yi Jung, she was not inferior in any respect, earning So Yi Jung’s affirmation. However, the her who was filled with passion for swimming had to give up her dream due to an injury.

Even though her dreams of being a swimming contestant was destroyed, Geum Jan Di’s strength at singing and martial skills are still worthy of expectation. When she received the red slip, classmates bullied Geum Jan Di until she finally exploded. With a memorable, beautiful tornado kick, she kicked the insufferably arrogant Goo Joon Pyo to the ground. Willing to be hurt twice for friends, tenacious and unyielding, and optimistic and lively, Geum Jan Di not only won the love of the audience, she also captured the hard of Goo Joon Pyo. Additionally, at Joon Pyo’s birthday, when Geum Jan Di went on stage to play the piano and sing, it was very pleasant to listen to and had the potential of becoming a singer. The playing and singing Geum Jan Di shocked Goo Joon Pyo’s mother, Madame Kang. She had originally wanted to take the opportunity to embarrass Jan Di, instead she gave Jan Di a stage for her to display her talents. This gave Madame Kang a rude awakening.


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