Hana Yori Dango – Boys over Flowers [花より男子]

Hana Yori Dango [花より男子]

Genre: Romance, School, Comedy

Synopsis: Season 1 centres around the life of Makino Tsukushi. Tsukushi is a poor girl who attends Eitoku Academy, a school for Japan’s richest and elite. She tries to blend in well but finally gets noticed by the four who run the school: F4 or the Flower Four. They basically target her, but as always, her “enemy” Domyouji, falls for her. Season 2 is mostly about their relationship.

 – Season I (2005) Stars: Inoue Mao, Matsumoto Jun, Oguri Shun
Eps: 9

 – Season II (2007) Stars: Inoue Mao, Matsumoto Jun, Oguri Shun
Eps: 11

Average Viewer Ratings:
Season 1: 19.68% [Best ratings for Autumn 2005]
Season 2: 21.7%

Well, this drama had it’s fair share of cliches and predicatbility, but overall, I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. From Domyouji’s fur coat in varying animal patterns and colours to the overdramatised character of Domyouji Kaede (Domyouji’s mother), I loved every moment of the two season series.

Best episodes/ moments:

Season 1:

– The signature punch from Makino.

– Episode 4: The elevator scene.

and of course, the ending scene with Makino running after Domyouji’s plane…

Season 2: was slightly more boring than Season 1

– The start with Makino in NY

– The ending- when Domyouji finally remembers who Makino is and the proposal…


~ by hugglez on September 25, 2008.

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