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[Current Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Meteor Garden 流星花園

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4 hours ago, doctor23b said:

but I just just just have to come back and watch this FR remake because can you believe it!? They re used the original soundtrack and even got the female signer to re do it for 3 different versions. 

 

the other reason I've decided to watch is because it just brings back so much memories!! From secondary school days!

Talking about the soundtrack, yeah it's good that they keep the original songs here, even make another remake of Ni Yao De Ai. Unfortunately the iconic instrumental music that used to be played in sad/mellow scenes is not included in this version. You know, that iconic guitar/violin instrumental song.

 

Btw is anyone know if any of the original F4 will make a cameo in this series?

 

 

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31 minutes ago, elle_cha said:

Talking about the soundtrack, yeah it's good that they keep the original songs here, even make another remake of Ni Yao De Ai. Unfortunately the iconic instrumental music that used to be played in sad/mellow scenes is not included in this version. You know, that iconic guitar/violin instrumental song.

 

Btw is anyone know if any of the original F4 will make a cameo in this series?

 

 

I don’t think any of the taiwanese version of  F4 will make a cameo here. And for me, I don’t even want any of them to make a cameo in this version. Because this Meteor Garden 2018 is just so good on its own already, having any of the taiwanese F4 cameo will just add up to comparison & it will ruin the current series.. The Meteor Garden 2018 for me is just so much better than the taiwanese version :wub:

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So, I just finished watching Ep. 21-22. And I have to agree with others here in the forum that the Xiaozi/Si engagement storyline seemed rushed. It was hard for me to become invested in the storyline because everything happened so fast in this version. Agree that it was hard to believe in Xiaozi love for Si and her heartbreak since the story wasn't given enough time to develop fully. The Xiaozi character is one of the best in the Korean version, which spent a lot more time developing her character and storyline. And Lee Min Jung is great in the role there.  In the K version, we get to see more development of her friendship with Shan Cai, as well as her feelings for Si. But, as I said before, there is a fine line when dealing with this character since she needs to be likeable, but not too likeable. Balancing the need for enough time/development for this character and storyline, but not too much time is very tricky. I would have liked to see maybe 1 or 2 more episodes devoted to this character/storyline just so we could get the full impact, especially her friendship with Shan Cai. But perhaps she will return later on. I always thought it would be great if Xiaozi and Lei got together in the story, rather than Lei getting back with Jing, but I know it won't happen. I did like seeing Shan Cai's jealousy and gradual realization of her true feelings for Si. As the saying goes " You Don't Know What You've Got Until It's Gone".  She's still a bit unsure about herself, her feelings, and whether to pursue a relationship with Si, but it makes sense to me as his mother is a very intimidating obstacle, as well as the fact that he comes from a very different social world. I like that this version is having Shan Cai think about all of these things before making a final decision and commitment- a much more realistic take that makes it all the more believable when she does finally declare her feelings and commit to Si. The only thing I didn't like in these episodes is the way Shan Cai ended up at Si's house. It's just really unbelievable for me that Shan Cai wouldn't just go and stay with one of her other friends. But the "maid arc" is just too cute, so I'm going to roll with it. Looking forward to the next episodes!

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7 hours ago, mouse007 said:

I'm liking this version a lot too. I like that they've "modernized" it a bit while still staying pretty true to the story. I also like that they don't drag things out unnecessarily. 

 

When I first heard that they were doing a remake of Meteor Garden, I was worried I wouldn't like the new cast but I actually really like the  guys they cast for F4 and I also like Shen Yue for Shancai. She is my favorite Shancai. I also really like Dylan as Daoming Si and I think they have great chemistry. Darren is the best Huaze Lei out of all the actors who have ever played that role and I like the way Huaze Lei is portrayed in this version. I feel like he is a true contender in this version for Shancai's affections. For me, Huaze Lei didn't stand a chance against Daoming Si in all the other versions.

 

I can't wait to see the subbed versions of Episodes  23-26. Daoming Si and Shancai are just too cute together!

 

Plus Shancai's parents are not annoying as hell! I'm actually loving how competent they are not really causing a lot of trouble (except for that one time her dad made a mistake in investing the money) but other than that they are pretty adorable. One thing I hated about the other versions especially the Korean and Taiwanese ones are the parents.

 

No dragging of stories as well. A lot are being resolved in maximum 3 episodes so I guess we will see more of other things from the manga this time? Or they're going to make something new just for this version. I'm not really sure how much it is following the manga since I haven't read it. I can't find a good cheap copy since it is long OOP. :tears:

 

I rarely watch Chinese dramas since they're always long so I really don't know much about their actors. I have one guy I find really handsome and that's the guy from Love O2O, Yang Yang, so now I have two! Dylan and Yang Yang! :wub: I found two gems. :w00t: The Huaze Lei here is so adorable like a puppy. I love how he has this angelic face. He can be detached though I guess it can be because of his autism? Loving Xi Men and Mei Zhuo as well. The guys are pretty much lovable in this version or just because the chemistry between these 5 are so good?

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It just hit me that Si's Mom might be involved in Shan Cai's overnight homelessness situation. LOL. No one ever said I'm the brightest bulb out there. But yeah from here on, every misfortune that SC faces must be related to Si's Mom. Hahaha. 

 

I'm looking forward to today's eps. I'm trying my best to avoid spoilers. Hehehe. They are in the same page finally, I can't wait for Shan Cai to let everything free and see Si through her heart. 

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6 minutes ago, kokodus said:

It just hit me that Si's Mom might be involved in Shan Cai's overnight homelessness situation. LOL. No one ever said I'm the brightest bulb out there. But yeah from here on, every misfortune that SC faces must be related to Si's Mom. Hahaha. 

 

I'm looking forward to today's eps. I'm trying my best to avoid spoilers. Hehehe. They are in the same page finally, I can't wait for Shan Cai to let everything free and see Si through her heart. 

 

I want to watch but waiting for subs is killing me.

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I'm guessing this is Tencent's promotion for their upcoming web airing of MG 2018

 

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August issue: TRENDSHEALTH x F4

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BTS of Daoming Feng where you can get spoilery sneak peaks of upcoming scenes

 

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16 hours ago, rimjayc said:

 

 EXACTLY WHAT I SAID YETSERDAY !! i really enjoi the fiance in other versions ! they made her character so flat here !

what a shame ! i love her friendship and loyalty to our otp :/ ... here she was just yet another obstacle

i still hope she is gonna get back in the show maybe later when there serious changes 

 

i wouldn't agree to that.. watched part of 22 with subs today..

she is actually pretty sweet.. infact the one in korean and older taiwanese version were manipulative.. they moved in and befriend SC with the sole purpose of using friendship as an emotional bondage so that SC will keep away from DS..

 

this one was pretty sweet after breakup and how she told her mom to back off and not insult SC

 

japanese version monkey girl was also nice

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7 hours ago, kokodus said:

It just hit me that Si's Mom might be involved in Shan Cai's overnight homelessness situation. LOL. No one ever said I'm the brightest bulb out there. But yeah from here on, every misfortune that SC faces must be related to Si's Mom. Hahaha. 

 

I'm looking forward to today's eps. I'm trying my best to avoid spoilers. Hehehe. They are in the same page finally, I can't wait for Shan Cai to let everything free and see Si through her heart. 

haha.. AC, the producer, expects you to do your homework..

watch older version, remember the story because poor angie has to finish the entire manga in 48 hours :) .. 

 

so that she can skip scenes and background stories without bothering questions on how and when

 

lol..at times it seriously feel that the team sat with a check list and kept ticking things off when they couldn't find a logical arc to sustain some subplots in the story..

 

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things i like/ don't like in this version:

  1. 4th guy is getting his love story, ep 26 is all about him
  2. ximun's story is VERY SLOW
  3. sister is not as awesome as other versions (did you know she is barbie's sister - the original SC fro 2001 version)
  4. mom is not at all scary.. pretty laughable :P
  5. SC's family is the best part.. all stupidity gone
  6. how or where does a music major have common classes with MBA majors ? :P 
  7. anyone watched the new japanese version? psuedo remake with DS and Lei original guys making guest appearance.. i watched ep 1 - the main guy is funny.. he is like DS but weak (can't fight etc) .. and lei's counterpart is smart .. but it was too silly.. wonder how did it shape up finally..

 

 

 

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Tsk tsk tsk. There is no way this one month trial period is going to end nicely. She is definitely going to leave him after 1 month. I thought there is going to be a confession from her....I only have watched 23 but that is not a confession, it's acceptance. LOL. 

 

Fine fine let me put away my grumpy face and continue with 24th ep. 

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Now I want to go to a scary house with my (nonexistent) boyfriend. It seemed so fun. LOL. I just really love how they are overloading us with all this cuteness. I don't remember the other versions having these many cute sweet moments. I think this show decided to concentrate little on angst and instead spend more time on sugary sweet cuteness. I don't have a better word than 'cute' , really. Hahaha. 

 

@enigmatic_zephy I was actually pretty excited at first that they are giving a loveline to Mei Zuo as well, but they did spend a lot of time on them in 24 and I just ffd through it. Meh. I'm fine with him having a girlfriend, but that girl having a past with some old guy.....zzzzzz....can we please move on to our pineapple puppy already?? Dangit.

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@kokodusi went to that japanese scary house.. the scariest in the world.. i think they showed it on running man also..

lol..at the time it is scary (more because of the eerie sounds).. but once you are out, it all feels so funny and a nice adventure (if you are a scaredy cat as me) .. otherwise people were having fun inside the hospital too.. they were so relaxed when actors would come out..

 

I was so bad that (people can choose their group size, has to be min 2.. so you know couples tend to be together) because i was so scared of being exposed from any angle.. i got my group members covering me from front, coaxed other people who had come to join in with us and basically made them cover me from the back and sideways.. and i was in the center .. lol.. and YET it turned out i was the only one screaming with every "surprise" entry of the ghost

 

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@enigmatic_zephy I was actually pretty excited at first that they are giving a loveline to Mei Zuo as well, but they did spend a lot of time on them in 24 and I just ffd through it. Meh. I'm fine with him having a girlfriend, but that girl having a past with some old guy.....zzzzzz....can we please move on to our pineapple puppy already?? Dangit.

i know,, i completely fast forwarded his bit :P 

 

(and basically in the story.. this guy's backstory is that his mother and sister all act really young.. mental issue i think.. so that's why he has always been into older women.. but here they flipped the story to make this girl fall for an older man.. and i mean.. wasn't she after the cook .. honestly don't care.. give Dylan and his ever rotating eye expressions.. i don't even need SC)

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1 hour ago, kokodus said:

Tsk tsk tsk. There is no way this one month trial period is going to end nicely. She is definitely going to leave him after 1 month. I thought there is going to be a confession from her....I only have watched 23 but that is not a confession, it's acceptance. LOL. 

 

Fine fine let me put away my grumpy face and continue with 24th ep. 

her actual confession comes when DS leaves for good to london or wherever.. the iconic chasing airplane scene..

because immediately after her confessing love, DS starts ignoring her :(

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23 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

@kokodusi went to that japanese scary house.. the scariest in the world.. i think they showed it on running man also..

lol..at the time it is scary (more because of the eerie sounds).. but once you are out, it all feels so funny and a nice adventure (if you are a scaredy cat as me) .. otherwise people were having fun inside the hospital too.. they were so relaxed when actors would come out..

 

I was so bad that (people can choose their group size, has to be min 2.. so you know couples tend to be together) because i was so scared of being exposed from any angle.. i got my group members covering me from front, coaxed other people who had come to join in with us and basically made them cover me from the back and sideways.. and i was in the center .. lol.. and YET it turned out i was the only one screaming with every "surprise" entry of the ghost

 

FUN!

I'm indeed a scaredy cat. I have been to theme parks, but my friends have to really beg me to make me come, because basically I can't do any rides either. I'll vomit my stomach out and it's not a pretty sight, I tell you. LOL. I never go to horror movies either, anything remotely horror, I'll only watch them in daylight with a group of friends. Hahaha. But I really loved their theme park date. I was seriously hoping that they would go on a merry-go-round, but alas, they went to a scary house instead and that was plenty fun as well. I loved how Shan Cai looked at him with heart eyes throughout the date until that freaky guy made him angry. Sighhh. It was still nice though.

And the kiss in the nose was too much for me....I was grinning from ear to ear. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Too cute for words. 

 

Still waiting for the confession from Shan Cai....hmmm but on one hand, I also think it's better that she is taking her time to sort out her feelings. When she finally does confess, it's going to be so rewarding! 

 

Edited to add this super cute mv

I guess most of the scenes in the MV are from 25 and 26. Makes me impatient to wait for tmrw's eps. Lp

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37 minutes ago, kokodus said:

 I'll only watch them in daylight with a group of friends.

That is so me.. infat watching a horror movie on laptop.. i will make sure i am in a place with people, all curtains wide open, ample sunlight.. and the video section minimized to smallest possible window tucked in one corner of the laptop..and that's how i watch the movie ..

 

lol.. honestly, i was waiting for lei's side of the story to start (where his thought process becomes more clear and prominent).. but i don't think this drama is going to give me that.. so might as well enjoy dylan's eye rolls..

 

 

we get LeiX DS bed scene :D:D .. i don't know about others, but this meteor garden in turning into a BL for me.. even with those scarce scenes

 

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@enigmatic_zephy We are kindred spirits. Lol. But I think I can try this scary house if my boyfriend is someone who would beat up ghosts for me like Si. Hahaha. 

And yeah I don't think they are going to concentrate on Lei's feelings much here in this version. I actually like it that way. He really did seem happy for them. You can tell he cares about them a lot and want them to be together. And yeah I really love the bromance between Si and Lei. They are having a nice dynamic of one being all talks and brawny while the other is a silent wise one. 

 

Omg @lan_lan That MV is everything. Thank you so much for sharing it!!!!!! Their off screen chemistry is just as good as their onscreen chemie. I can't even......

 

More to feed our shipper hearts....

 

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43 minutes ago, lan_lan said:

Oh my... this isn't good for my shipper heart at all.  It's so hard to resist shipping them irl -_-

 

 

 

@enigmatic_zephy

Thank you so much!.

 

Damn their ages are also perfect..

 

somebody give me a death note series with these two !!!

 

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rofl. there is a youtube channel Dylan and Darren :P .. talk about coincidence.. somewhere in this world, dylan and darren are close together ;)  .. or in general if you search that combo.. quite a lot :) 

Now! that's called meant to be

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@kokodus I know right? I felt no difference when it transitioned from real to reel scenes.  And aww that MV is set to the OST of my other 2016 obsession, Love o2o.  I need to stop living my life through these dramas, it's so not healthy for my dating life lmao.

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6 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

i wouldn't agree to that.. watched part of 22 with subs today..

she is actually pretty sweet.. infact the one in korean and older taiwanese version were manipulative.. they moved in and befriend SC with the sole purpose of using friendship as an emotional bondage so that SC will keep away from DS..

 

this one was pretty sweet after breakup and how she told her mom to back off and not insult SC

 

japanese version monkey girl was also nice

 I dont know about that tbh  

as i said i watched all the versions befor and they all manged to give her a deeper connection with the main charas

 

 

( in boysoverflowers she spend nights at jandis house ! Take her shopping ! Befriend her bestfriend and even try hard to be there hen jandi lives alone with her brother in a squetchy place - lets not forget her begging her parents to help the  jumpyo familly even if she broke the wedding herself ect )

 

here i can only give her the merite of not taking to long befor telling shansai about her fake night of love with si ... 

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