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

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4 hours ago, insertusernamehere said:

He was very dark - he was cold, he wouldnt think twice about hurting people (hence the red card business; he didnt hurt people for fun or no reason but if he got a chance to he really went far with beating people up), but mainly because he didnt feel anything for anyone. In the manga, when he realized that the girl who claimed to be the key to his memory was faking it, he immediately shut down in front of her and told her to eff off, and that this was how he originally was: no feelings, empty, cannot give a crap about anyone. And we see the epic change after he started interacting with Tsukushi. So Id say it was closer to the Taiwanese version than the Japanese one

 

I didn't quote the other users who mentioned this.. but I agree.. I don't think we got the same impact of the red card as in the other versions and Ah Si's coldness/dark tendencies and his temper issues aren't as impactful when it comes to his relationship with SC and turning a new leaf of sorts. but after reading that article about censorship rules about no bullying and stuff I guess they did the best they could with what they were allowed to do

 

5 hours ago, Table122000 said:

 

And yes, please dramagods, make the amnesia very short and sweet. I also liked that about the K version. 

 

Yes, one of the things I like about this version is that the arranged engagement/marrriage has more of a purpose for the plot as I agree with others here in the forum that it will be the catalyst for Shan Cai to realize her true feelings for Si. Having Shan Cai unsure of her feelings at this point in the drama can be frustrating, but I can also understand where she is coming from and it makes sense to me because really Daoming Si has been sending mixed messages at times, plus she overheard him denigrating and making fun of her with his friends. Plus, let's face it, his character is often immature, not to mention that he has anger management issues. The bad temper/anger issue is a huge red flag right there and would cause any person to think twice about pursuing a relationship with someone. Of course, in real life/more realistic drama, Si needs to be receiving therapy with a qualified therapist/psychologist. This is fantasy drama so they are glossing over these things, which I am sad to see since I was hoping that this time we may see a more realistic portrayal of how anger affects relationships and how a person learns to control their temper in a positive way because this version is supposed to be " more Grounded", according to the producer.

 

Between you and me, I also loved the monkey girl in the Korean version, even a little bit more than Jan Di. The actress was really good in the role and frankly had great chemistry with Lee Min Ho. I think this character is probably the most difficult for the writers and also the actress playing her because it's a very fine line. She needs to be likable, but also not too likable as we the audience have to see how she is not a match for Si, that Shan Cai is truly his match and Shan Cai is definitely "cooler".  I believe the character is supposed to be basically the female version of Daoming Si, so of course she wants to be friends with Shan Cai and also Shan Cai will be drawn to her as well.  For Si, they are too much alike to ever have a real romantic relationship work out. However, getting this across takes good writing and acting skills, which can be hard to find in the various versions. Hopefully, this version can find the balance needed. 

 

 

Yes, Daoming Si fell in love with Yesha after he lost his memory. Once his memory returned, he left Yesha and went back to Shan Cai .

Glad to know that they won't be dragging out the monkey girl storyline here. I always felt she was given too much importance in Korean version. Ximen and Xiaoyou have a relationship in manga, and in Taiwan and Korea versions.  If this version follows original MG2001, then those 2 should have a relationship but it's anyone's guess as to whether they will end up being a real couple. I'm hoping that this version will give them a satisfying happy ending.

 

 

Yeah, Cesar Wu is really handsome. I agree with you that there are a lot of side characters here in this version, and I hope that we get to see them more fully developed here and with their own storylines. I was also disappointed when we didn't see more of Meizou and the Cooking Champion. I was really excited at first to see them because I thought that finally his character would have his own story!  Then nothing... For me one of the big weaknesses of the Hana Yori Dango adaptations is that we don't see fully developed characters with their own stories and arcs outside of Shan Cai, Si, and Lei characters. Xiayou/Ximen sometimes have a story arc, but it is often not fully developed or resolved. Unfortunately, I'm seeing the same thing here so far in the drama. Quing He and Li Zhen are absent much of the time, Ximen and Meizou are just sort of "there" in scenes, Xiaoyou doesn't get much to do either. I'm hoping that will change as we move toward the second half of the drama. To be honest, I'm finding the Ximen/Xiaoyou interactions underwhelming in this version. I loved their storyline in the Korean version the most since the 2 characters had real conversations and a lot more interaction with each other. Here in this version, all we get is Ximen telling Xiaoyou "you're cute".  I really hope this changes as the drama goes on.

 

Agree with everything haha. I did love the relationship between the Kversion of Xiayou/Ximen. I felt the way she helped him emotionally (even though it seemed like a sad one-sided love for a bit) was really well done and more thought out. The interactions between the new version seems kind of bland..like from the earlier episodes don't we know they are both tea experts!? isn't that something they have in common that they could play up. Had they been tasting tea instead of wine at the cabin, maybe the writers could have shown that Xiayou could hold her own and that Ximen could see her as more of a complex character than someone 'cute'. Quinghe started out as a strong character and then kind of disappeared. I thought he was going to be the male version of So-eun, but kinda just served as another guy who loves SC.. haha I dunno his character seems a bit underdeveloped too. Like he's a sidekick as this point but doesn't contribute much to anything anymore. I do love the focus on OTP, but I think the side stories and development of other characters reflect on our OTP on who they are as people..even though this is a drama, I think 48 episodes (hopefully) is enough to develop these characters a bit more. I too miss the interactions between the kversion of Ximen and Meizou. There was more backstory on each character in the k version and you could see why their friendship meant so much to each of them and why they stuck together. I enjoy how and why they help the OTPs try to stay together, but feel without the backstory it's not as touching.

 

I am prob the only person who wished the amnesia plot was a bit longer in the kversion. Like I had wished they focused less on monkey girl in the kversion and more on the amnesia plot (like 2ish eps?). it seemed really short compared to the time they spent on monkey girl development. i mean, i dont want an entirely 2nd season devoted to it. i'm ready for the angst, but most importantly ready for the interactions between SC + Lei. I like both actors a bit more in this version than the Kversion and they are doing a great job. Hope I don't get 2nd lead syndrome tho haha. 

 

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the scene w/ Lei + scary mom was really really good. In the k version felt like all the f4 folk were so rich they were untouchable so I like how potential issues with Lei's family business is being played w/ by evil mom. Nothing is sacred to her! Not even childhood friendship! 

 

I'm loving these forums! It's always adds to a drama when you can read other people's insights and esp since I haven't watched the other versions of this, the timelines and reading about the differences are also really helpful. 

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6 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

nope.. the raw version released, had close up shot.. and then i watched it with subs and the scene was cut short.. unfortunately when these sites upload subbed version, they remove raw

WHAT IN THE WORLD???? Why would they cut scenes like that??? Oh my God, am I missing too much by not watching the raws??? SIGHHHHHH

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Thanks for the info about monkey girl's storyline being there only for a few eps. That makes me wonder what else story is there to fill the remaining eps. I'm sure they will come up with something. Just don't drag the amnesia plot for more eps. I'm fine with anything else. 

 

@Wotad Si's Mom does come to accept her at the end. When he gets into a accident which leads to his memory loss, she finally comes to her senses. That's what I remember anyways. 

 

@USAFarmgirl Hiya! You are here!!!!!!! Glad that you are enjoying the show. Always nice to see you!

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2 hours ago, Wotad said:

Does DS mum ever come to accept SC? 

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If they follow the manga, no she never really accepted Tsukushi/SC. It's more like she relented and came to a compromise with Tsukasa/DMS, i.e. he has to take over the business for 4 years, then he can do whatever he likes with his life later.

 

12 minutes ago, kokodus said:

 

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Thanks for the info about monkey girl's storyline being there only for a few eps. That makes me wonder what else story is there to fill the remaining eps. I'm sure they will come up with something. Just don't drag the amnesia plot for more eps. I'm fine with anything else. 

 LOL Don't worry, in the manga the amnesia plot was very short; I don't know why of all the conflicts to pick from, MG 2 (Taiwanese version) picked that to drag it out. It was my least favorite conflict >.< 

I'm curious however with the censorship rules, how are they going to adapt the 10+ major plot points about DMS's mom interfering with the relationship by using her wealth and power? o_O

 

Just saw on Twitter that ep 21 will be released on Monday (in China) as usual hurray ~ :D and the preview for ep 26 (?) above looks so good! This is one of the smarter deviation from the manga, I like it! (In the manga it was the chef guy who rescued SC and then called Tsukasa/DMS's house, then Tsubaki/DMS's sister to pick SC up, which was too convoluted I think. The changes made here suit DMS's character and cut straight to the point as well. This means we will get the classic maid + necklace scenes very soon aaaaah so excited!! :D)

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I started watching Taiwanese version after reading all the comments about it in different drama sites last week and currently on ep 15 and have to say I hope this version is not going to drag out 27 eps of story into 48 eps. Ep 15 ended where Chinese ver ep 20 ended. 

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I watched the Japanese version and the TW version. I started this but for some reason stopped. I need to pick this drama up again but what's with DS's gelled hair?

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@insertusernamehere The amnesia storyline is necessary, but I just hope they dont drag it out and keep it short like in the manga as you said. I actually like the part when he regains his memory in both the k and J versions. In the J version, the "stuck in the blizzard" scene happens during that time and he impulsively runs over to save her before even regaining his memories. It tells how like a magnet he is attracted to her with or without his memory. Haha. 

 

I'm trying hard to keep myself from watching that preview above. Can't wait for this week's eps. It's unbelievable to see how much I'm addicted to this show. I can't think of anything else other than Si and his innocent face. LOL. 

 

About Lei, I don't think I'll ever have a SLS here. C'mon why would I ship her with Lei when he doesn't even like her in that way????? He said it himself. I actually am liking Lei a lot in these recent eps. His snarky comments and reactions whenever Si does something stupid.....is amazing. I especially love that scene in the cafeteria when Shan Cai came to pick a fight with Si and mockingly congratulate him for the engagement and Lei is like " Engagement??? That is your long story?" He is so cute. Also love that scene for other reasons like how Shan Cai is very upset about this whole engagement and the fact that he grabbed someone else's hands and ran away. LOL. It was hilarious and cute. She is jealous but she won't admit it yet. Sighhhhh

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24 minutes ago, kokodus said:

@insertusernamehere The amnesia storyline is necessary, but I just hope they dont drag it out and keep it short like in the manga as you said. I actually like the part when he regains his memory in both the k and J versions. In the J version, the "stuck in the blizzard" scene happens during that time and he impulsively runs over to save her before even regaining his memories. It tells how like a magnet he is attracted to her with or without his memory. Haha. 

 

I'm trying hard to keep myself from watching that preview above. Can't wait for this week's eps. It's unbelievable to see how much I'm addicted to this show. I can't think of anything else other than Si and his innocent face. LOL. 

 

About Lei, I don't think I'll ever have a SLS here. C'mon why would I ship her with Lei when he doesn't even like her in that way????? He said it himself. I actually am liking Lei a lot in these recent eps. His snarky comments and reactions whenever Si does something stupid.....is amazing. I especially love that scene in the cafeteria when Shan Cai came to pick a fight with Si and mockingly congratulate him for the engagement and Lei is like " Engagement??? That is your long story?" He is so cute. Also love that scene for other reasons like how Shan Cai is very upset about this whole engagement and the fact that he grabbed someone else's hands and ran away. LOL. It was hilarious and cute. She is jealous but she won't admit it yet. Sighhhhh

 

In the other versions does Lei like her in that way? I feel like in the K version he does end up loving her, but happy to be with her but not WITH her in that way. If that makes sense. I feel like in this drama he's at the stage where he's realizing he does love and want to protect her-- that he does admit to DMS mom. Does he love her in 'that way' I'm not sure but I can see in his eyes that he's looking at her a little more and a little differently. In the K version he just wanted to be next to her, and I feel like he did have a confession of love coming up (in the Macau episodes) but chickened out or after Jun pyo saved his life from the crazy dude he felt indebted to him perhaps?

 

I feel like SLS will be strong w/ Lei if he's written properly. We get that he's more tame and quiet and boring and I doubt him and SLS would EVER fight the way DMS and her do, only because Lei is starting to know and understand her just as well as he understands DMS and that was my favorite part of the k version-- Jan di + Ji Hoo interactions when Jun pyo is with monkey girl and amnesia. He's really there for her emotionally.. and I really don't know any male - female relationships/friendships that are like that unless one of the parties is in love the other person. 

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30 minutes ago, maisquared said:

 

In the other versions does Lei like her in that way? I feel like in the K version he does end up loving her, but happy to be with her but not WITH her in that way. If that makes sense. I feel like in this drama he's at the stage where he's realizing he does love and want to protect her-- that he does admit to DMS mom. Does he love her in 'that way' I'm not sure but I can see in his eyes that he's looking at her a little more and a little differently. In the K version he just wanted to be next to her, and I feel like he did have a confession of love coming up (in the Macau episodes) but chickened out or after Jun pyo saved his life from the crazy dude he felt indebted to him perhaps?

 

I feel like SLS will be strong w/ Lei if he's written properly. We get that he's more tame and quiet and boring and I doubt him and SLS would EVER fight the way DMS and her do, only because Lei is starting to know and understand her just as well as he understands DMS and that was my favorite part of the k version-- Jan di + Ji Hoo interactions when Jun pyo is with monkey girl and amnesia. He's really there for her emotionally.. and I really don't know any male - female relationships/friendships that are like that unless one of the parties is in love the other person. 

Ji hoo does end up loving Jan Di and that is the reason I didn't warm up to his character till the end. That and the fact that he can't act. LOL. I mean why would you fall in love with your best friend's girlfriend??? And yes as you said, he even tries to confess to her when he knew there is no chance between Jandi and Jun Pyo. It's like he was waiting for a chance for them to break up so that he can swoop in. I'm sorry for being harsh, but I never really liked Ji hoo. Oguri shun's Rui was a different case. He was a mystery till the end. LOL. But you can tell he genuinely roots for Makino and Domoyouji to be together. 

 

I think Lei is in the same page as Rui. I think Lei sees her with admiration only and not you know, in that way. Idk that's how I feel. He likes her and will definitely protect her even from Si, if needed, because he is her friend. Let them stay as best friends please. LOL. 

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Where can I find the raw version that had close up kiss? I want to see the close up:bawling:. Didn't know  that I am missing so much for skipping raw version

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At 0.40 when they are playing in what seemed like their school uniform, there is a girl with them. Who is this girl???? Jing???

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Yes @lan_lan It looked like Zhou Caina to me as well. But it looked like she seemed very friendly with our boys?!?!?!? And they are in their school uniform. Hmmm wonder what this is about....it wouldn't be weird if it was Jing...let's see...

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finally found an  actual place where i can talk about my actual obsession ! METEORGARDEN 2018 ! 

by now i eat MG i work mg i workout mg ! 

its just everyhting i think about xD

dont get me wrong ive always been the biggest fan of the hana yoridango story anyways ( actually watched every single remake version ever... and when i say every single one ITS EVERY SINGLE ONE / even the unlisted one ... indian version , turkish version/ .. ect)

 

what makes this version special tho is how soft it is !?? ( i understand that most of it is bcuz of the chinese laws ) but i aint made at it !

 

f4 for once are not just  rich kids that seems bored with their life and just seem to hangout together bcuz everybody is afraid /think of them as gods 

but bcuz they really love eatchothers and care about the relationship they all have 

also im impressed at how mush its following the manga !

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( lowkey hoping its not gonna have the same ending ! bcuz yo girl want a real happy ending !!!! MAYBE A WEDDING LIKE IN HANADAN JDRAMA or even a prewed life , like in the movie when they traveled and tested theit love  ;; *hopes*)

 

 also i wish they gave Si a bit more '' angry'' moments tho .. that would have gave him more impact , i mean  the iconic switch from a comfused , very lonely , missunderstood fella to a very loving man that want to protect and actually fight for someone and something IS WHAT MAKES DOMIYOJI TSUKASA !! 

 i see people getting mad at the forced kiss scene in the very few first eps ! GIRLLLLLLL  yall never checked the OG domiyoji ??? THAT BOY WAS INSINE WITH SERIOUS ISSUES XD 

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from ultra violance ! finding enjoyment in bullying hurting others ! Rape behaviours and being forceful , having no limits when it comes to his spoiled rich richard simmons lol .... 

 

but as i said befor i aint made at it that mush .. also dylan is sush a cuty and isnt half bad as i expected him to be ! he got charisma and portrayed a childish cute si that im loving now xD

 

anyways we are almost halfway ! and i really wish for more lovey dovyness 

for now doming si is the only one leading the romance ... 

so i hope the fiance arc is not gonna take forever . cuz hopefuly we are finaly gonna have a quality couple time after that 

 

 

ps: CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CUTE AND PUPPY LIKE LEI IS IN THIS VERSION ?? OMG XD 

 

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11 minutes ago, rimjayc said:

finally found an  actual place where i can talk about my actual obsession ! METEORGARDEN 2018 ! 

by now i eat MG i work mg i workout mg ! 

its just everyhting i think about xD

dont get me wrong ive always been the biggest fan of the hana yoridango story anyways ( actually watched every single remake version ever... and when i say every single one ITS EVERY SINGLE ONE / even the unlisted one ... indian version , turkish version/ .. ect)

 

what makes this version special tho is how soft it is !?? ( i understand that most of it is bcuz of the chinese laws ) but i aint made at it !

 

ps: CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CUTE AND PUPPY LIKE LEI IS IN THIS VERSION ?? OMG XD 

 

 

Lmao you really have seen every version!  I prefer how less insane they’ve adapted the  Doumuoji character. This new interpretation makes it more realistic to believe in his change in behavior.  I really couldn’t handle the original character in the manga. 

 

I think the actor portraying Lei is actually bringing a new color to this character vs his predecessors. Besides his cuteness I love how sometimes he has this I’m so done with you look on his face, like when he saw Si trip Shancai at the snow lodge LOL

 

@kokodus I feel like those scenes plus the one of the at :55 seem like promotional shots rather than scenes from the drama. She was there in the bus too. But it’s random that it would be that actress and not Jing. Maybe she originally was supposed to play Jing?

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@rimjayc Welcome to soompi and to this thread!!!!! I love when new people join us in this obsession. And hahaha, I can't believe you have watched the Indian version as well. I tried, but it was too long. LOL. 

 

I'm not even kidding when I say my heart and soul has been completely taken over by this show. LOL. I usually watch 3-4 dramas at a time, but now I'm watching only this show. Keep watching and rewatching the eps, MVs, browsing thru all social networking sites like Twitter, insta, Tumblr etc about this show. Sigh. I'm so doomed. 

 

And yes, Lei is getting cuter with each ep. I live for his reactions whenever Si does something stupid. LOL. He looks like the most pure and innocent kid you've ever seen. hahaha. 

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6 minutes ago, lan_lan said:

 

Lmao you really have seen every version!  I prefer how less insane they’ve adapted the  Doumuoji character. This new interpretation makes it more realistic to believe in his change in behavior.  I really couldn’t handle the original character in the manga. 

 

 

ho i really did xD ... hashtag obsessed 

and i agree the characters behaviors in the original script/manga can be overboard ! but it was a fiction and Kamio yoko ( the mangaka) intended it to be extream and harsh ! she really wanted to show how money and power can drive people to be the worst and have no limits ! but also love and genuiness can be the key to positive change and courage 

 

i love dramatic changes ! and there is nothing like that shows it like a domiyoji tsukasa  <3 

 

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and yes lei in this remake is a stand alone somehow !! haha 

i can still picture his " flame"  of the love moves when they all were making fun of si and sanshai stuck in the snow till now xD that was the cuttest thing ever and it adds a bit of fun to this chara here !

 

i really hope he will keep his position with sanshai just as her " bestfriend" or protector in here ! and wont fall in love with her and make it hard for si all over again .. 

 

 

 

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I was watching Goblin and was falling asleep through it but then i heard new episodes of this show were on netflix and watched them without closing my eyes at all ;o Is this magic. 

 

This was a few days ago where i had to catch up on a few meteor garden episode's but they kept me awake ;p

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2 minutes ago, Wotad said:

I was watching Goblin and was falling asleep through it but then i heard new episodes of this show were on netflix and watched them without closing my eyes at all ;o Is this magic. 

New eps??? Today??? Are you serious??? 

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