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

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19 hours ago, kokodus said:

I'm warning you guys, this is going to be one major fangirling post....

 

LOL, i'm sooo in love with Dylan Wang. I think they have a chosen a perfect boy to play Dao Ming Si. He makes me both hate and love him. Like that is even possible. I don't know maybe it's character itself but he is owning it. He is oozing with charisma...I just love the way he looks at her...like she is the only girl in this world. LOL. I like his pineapple head but I so love his after shower hair as well. I can confidently say that I won't have any second lead syndrome here. I was honestly feeling very sad for him during that scene in the beach when he saw them kiss. You know, Shan Cai didn't even say that she likes him or anything so it's kinda unfair for him to be mad at her, but I can't help but feel his pain. Sighhhh. Dylan Wang, where have you been all these days??? And to think that he is only 19.... I'm crying. Lolol.

 

@enigmatic_zephy I think she started having a soft spot for him since he waited for her in the rain for 3 hours. Also of course the elevator scene that followed helped her to see him in a different light. I think she just got a little confused when Lei came back. You are right though, I think we can't pinpoint an exact moment when she started having feelings for Ah si. That is the beauty of this whole story though, she falls for him slowly with every moment she spends with him and gets to know him better, she just is kinda stupid to not realize it soon enough and ends up hurting both him and herself. Sigh. 

I totally get what you mean that you love/hate DMS all at once. DW is the perfect DMS imo! I can really feel how much he cares about her but at the same time,  wanting to possessed her, which isn’t right and it’s something we hopefully get to see him work on in this version of HYD.

He’s so handsome! I saw an interview where he was asked how he felt about SY and he says that he sees her like a brother but the next sentence he also  says that maybe he doesn’t have much experience with girls and therefore treats them like his buddies! haha I think he is very smart and gives very interesting interviews. He doesn’t come off as someone whose fake so if I see news of him being either a pervert(like a certain co-star of SY) or fake I will be so sad lol

 

I originally watched MG for SY and to all the haters who says she isn’t pretty/skinny enough, SY is super pretty and has a ton of charisma, which is quite rare these days with the current generation of C-actresses. 

 

 

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@joowonie I like Shen Yue. She is being very natural. Like a girl next door type. She is super adorable, I loved it when Si called her tiny girl at one scene. How perfect, she is indeed so tiny. Hahaha. Cute as buttons. I don't care about actor's real life as long as they are serviceable onscreen. But of course I'll squeal and scream if my OTPs get together in real life. Lol. 

 

About Rui/Jihoo, I think I was very much biased and obsessed on Tsukasa/GJP to really see the motivations behind his acts. In case of Ji hoo, I would say it's the actor's fault for not conveying the emotions properly. I only found it creepy that he would really fall in love with his best friend's girlfriend. Meh. As for Rui, I felt his pain. I admit that at certain scenes I even cried for him, but never once thought Makino should be with him. Oguri shun is brilliant in whatever he does. I wish they had chosen a guy with some mature air for Lei's character. He is someone who has supposedly gone through a lot, but I fail to see the depth in his character. Hmmm. Also that boy is way too skinny. Everyone of F4 boys looks skinny, but he particularly looks malnourished. 

 

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1 hour ago, kokodus said:

Hmmm. Also that boy is way too skinny. Everyone of F4 boys looks skinny, but he particularly looks malnourished. 

 

 

I wonder if this is the trend of their generation now, tall and lanky lol.  Someone commented how they do look like the manga versions come to life, tall and skinny with small heads haha.  The drama is definitely aware as it will make jokes about their skinniness in some of the upcoming episodes.  It also makes fun of itself for the product placements.  Make me love this show even more.

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I'm kinda disappointed about this drama... At first when i saw the previews i was super excited since i love the story and watched all the versions and not even longtime ago i was watching the korean version again! I think they changed way too much in the story, Shang Cai didn't even get really hurt at the beginning to the point she wanted to leave the school so badly (not like in the other versions), also we don't even know how Dao Ming Si fell in love with her (felt like it came out of no where), also can't see the huge social status difference between F4 and others (btw Shang Cai doesn't seem as poor as in the other versions). Also, i don't like her mummy LOL her voice is so annoying and btw why did they add a Qing He (Shang Cai's bestfriend)... ok so well i'm still watching it but it's just meh

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@lan_lan really?

 I just started watching and finished episode 1 but I am not liking it.

The voice dubbing.

The so called "dashing" F4.

 

Must be generation gap.

I don't find the 4 little boys handsome.  :sweatingbullets:

When another girl was "introducing" the F4 gang to Shan Cai and her friends.. I choked.

 

Should I continue to give these 4 little boys a chance and continue episode 2?

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Hey 11 and 12 had it's cute moments and all that, but I was expecting a confession from Shan Cai after he came back from London. Didn't she miss him a lot? Sighhh. They are purposely dragging out the confirmation of feelings part. Now that she is indebted to him, she will only restrict herself from saying her feelings out loud to him. Also this boy is worried about getting his Mom's permission, shouldn't you be worried about whether she really loves you or not, first?? Arent you getting too ahead of yourself, Mr. Pineapple head??? 

 

Who is this chef guy?? Was he in the MG original?? Thought they spent too much time on him and his lobster. Give me more of my Si and Shan Cai moments, show. Dammit. Loved the cheek kiss. Eeeeeeeeee. Love how his eyes softens whenever he looks at her. I've said it before, and I'll say it again Dylan is so awesome and handsome. Hahaha. 

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2 hours ago, Helene Tian said:

I'm kinda disappointed about this drama... At first when i saw the previews i was super excited since i love the story and watched all the versions and not even longtime ago i was watching the korean version again! I think they changed way too much in the story, Shang Cai didn't even get really hurt at the beginning to the point she wanted to leave the school so badly (not like in the other versions), also we don't even know how Dao Ming Si fell in love with her (felt like it came out of no where), also can't see the huge social status difference between F4 and others (btw Shang Cai doesn't seem as poor as in the other versions). Also, i don't like her mummy LOL her voice is so annoying and btw why did they add a Qing He (Shang Cai's bestfriend)... ok so well i'm still watching it but it's just meh

I think they changed it to fit with today's standards and i think it suits today's age, have you seen Shang Cai's house and her dad just lost alot of money. She is incredibly poor you must be blind not seeing that. Qing He was in past versions as well. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_Garden Chen Qing He , (manga character was Kazuya Aoike)He is a childhood school friend of Shancai whose father gains a sudden fortune and joins her school. He is also in love with Shancai but is willing to stay her friend only.

 

I think you are sort of blind hating.

1 hour ago, kokodus said:

Hey 11 and 12 had it's cute moments and all that, but I was expecting a confession from Shan Cai after he came back from London. Didn't she miss him a lot? Sighhh. They are purposely dragging out the confirmation of feelings part. Now that she is indebted to him, she will only restrict herself from saying her feelings out loud to him. Also this boy is worried about getting his Mom's permission, shouldn't you be worried about whether she really loves you or not, first?? Arent you getting too ahead of yourself, Mr. Pineapple head??? 

 

Who is this chef guy?? Was he in the MG original?? Thought they spend too much time on him and his lobster. Give me more of my Si and Shan Cai moments, show. Dammit. Loved the cheek kiss. Eeeeeeeeee. Love how his eyes softens whenever he looks at her. I've said it before, and I'll say it again Dylan is so awesome and handsome. Hahaha. 

 

I think its fine that a confession is a bit stalled out i prefer to see them fall for each other more then get a confession. 
 

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@mrsj3n The K version BOF was what got me hooked onto kdramas years ago, which then led me to watch the J version HanaDan and reading the whole manga.  So my continuation of it at first was due to nostalgia reasons.    

 

But I liked the female lead since watching her in A Love So Beautiful and find her adorable.  Then after watching a few episodes I really liked how the male lead portrayed his character, and I'm obsessed with his luscious hair haha.  Then watching further I liked all the improvements they made to the story and characters that I had issues with from the source material so I continued on.  Then by the time I got to episode 11 onwards, the romance kicked in and I became hooked.  But I've always had a soft spot for cute young love no matter how old I become so that could be why I don't mind watching it.  Plus it's distracting me from Fuyao (which was starting to give me a headache) so I can get away from that show until it finishes airing to binge lol.

 

I didn't find these F4 attractive at first either.  And I'm too old to lust after them but I've grown to appreciate their looks after watching so far.  I also got over the dubbing too and hardly notice it anymore.  It's a nice fluffy drama to get my mind off other things.  So if you have time and patience I suggest trying it out until at least episodes 12-14 (the wishy washy "love triangle" before those eps was a bit annoying) from this week and decide then if you like it or not?  

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3 hours ago, kokodus said:

Hey 11 and 12 had it's cute moments and all that, but I was expecting a confession from Shan Cai after he came back from London. Didn't she miss him a lot? Sighhh. They are purposely dragging out the confirmation of feelings part. Now that she is indebted to him, she will only restrict herself from saying her feelings out loud to him. Also this boy is worried about getting his Mom's permission, shouldn't you be worried about whether she really loves you or not, first?? Arent you getting too ahead of yourself, Mr. Pineapple head??? 

 

Who is this chef guy?? Was he in the MG original?? Thought they spend too much time on him and his lobster. Give me more of my Si and Shan Cai moments, show. Dammit. Loved the cheek kiss. Eeeeeeeeee. Love how his eyes softens whenever he looks at her. I've said it before, and I'll say it again Dylan is so awesome and handsome. Hahaha. 

 

Chef guy and his lobster haha.  The actor's kind of a cutie though.  I took it more as a reason for Shancai to get into the kitchen experience in order to lead into the competition storyline. 

 

Rather than the cheek kiss I was more into the moment before when she was holding his phone and didn't realize he was basically hugging her from behind and he was just enjoying the heck out of it getting all close lol.  And why would you call a girl because you miss her but then pretends to be her dad??  Must have some screws loose under all that hair.  Speaking of, we will find out tomorrow why they gave him that signature "pineapple" hair and it's so funny and cute.

 

I agree with @Wotad I like the slow burn development which will then make the confession moment later on much more impactful.  

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Confused but not complaining that there are raws to ep 14 now? I thought we were only getting 6 a week.

 

And SO happy that ep 15 and 16 seems like there'll be some more focus on the side characters as well. I'm dying to see Xi Men and Xiao You more, and it'll be interesting to see Lei getting mad while hoping for some major development between our leads given the cold.

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7 hours ago, lan_lan said:

@mrsj3n The K version BOF was what got me hooked onto kdramas years ago, which then led me to watch the J version HanaDan and reading the whole manga.  So my continuation of it at first was due to nostalgia reasons.    

 

But I liked the female lead since watching her in A Love So Beautiful and find her adorable.  Then after watching a few episodes I really liked how the male lead portrayed his character, and I'm obsessed with his luscious hair haha.  Then watching further I liked all the improvements they made to the story and characters that I had issues with from the source material so I continued on.  Then by the time I got to episode 11 onwards, the romance kicked in and I became hooked.  But I've always had a soft spot for cute young love no matter how old I become so that could be why I don't mind watching it.  Plus it's distracting me from Fuyao (which was starting to give me a headache) so I can get away from that show until it finishes airing to binge lol.

 

I didn't find these F4 attractive at first either.  And I'm too old to lust after them but I've grown to appreciate their looks after watching so far.  I also got over the dubbing too and hardly notice it anymore.  It's a nice fluffy drama to get my mind off other things.  So if you have time and patience I suggest trying it out until at least episodes 12-14 (the wishy washy "love triangle" before those eps was a bit annoying) from this week and decide then if you like it or not?  

Are you me?? LOL. My first ever kdramas was BOF and I also watched Hana Dan later and tried reading the manga, but I guess manga and animes are not my thing, I couldn't finish it. I was also watching Fuyao before this, got antsy because of all the palace politics and then this drama came along and I completely stopped watching Fuyao. Lol. I'll get back to it some time later though after all I love Ethan so much. 

 

I didn't watch the original meteor garden, the Taiwanese version because I thought it will be too much of a leap for me to watch a drama dated back to 2001. But I'm considering watching it now after seeing the overwhelming fan following for that version. So much so that people refuse to watch this new version. Sigh. 

About the dubbing, yes I got used to it as well. But I also feel the emotions would've been conveyed better if they had used their own voices. Some of the dialogues sounds flat at times. 

 

@Thuc-NghiT Hunan TV changed their broadcast schedule. So it's 2eps per day from Monday to Thursday from now. 

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17 hours ago, Helene Tian said:

I'm kinda disappointed about this drama... At first when i saw the previews i was super excited since i love the story and watched all the versions and not even longtime ago i was watching the korean version again! I think they changed way too much in the story, Shang Cai didn't even get really hurt at the beginning to the point she wanted to leave the school so badly (not like in the other versions), also we don't even know how Dao Ming Si fell in love with her (felt like it came out of no where), also can't see the huge social status difference between F4 and others (btw Shang Cai doesn't seem as poor as in the other versions). Also, i don't like her mummy LOL her voice is so annoying and btw why did they add a Qing He (Shang Cai's bestfriend)... ok so well i'm still watching it but it's just meh

I like that it’s diff bc it would be so boring to see the same extreme bullying scenes over and over again. The drama needs to adapt to the current environment of its time and so I do not believe portraying extreme bullying would be very realistic. Also, i always felt that in every version, DMS begins his interest in her when she stands up to him by kicking him in the face, this is really no different than all other versions. He’s taken aback by her “fierceness” bc it reminds him of his cool sister, someone he admires. Im glad it is not a cookie cutter version and even more happy that SC’s parents are not shady like in all those other versions and F4 do not rely solely on their family’s wealth. I loved ep 12 bc it highlights how close the boys are! 

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13 hours ago, lan_lan said:

 

Chef guy and his lobster haha.  The actor's kind of a cutie though.  I took it more as a reason for Shancai to get into the kitchen experience in order to lead into the competition storyline. 

 

Rather than the cheek kiss I was more into the moment before when she was holding his phone and didn't realize he was basically hugging her from behind and he was just enjoying the heck out of it getting all close lol.  And why would you call a girl because you miss her but then pretends to be her dad??  Must have some screws loose under all that hair.  Speaking of, we will find out tomorrow why they gave him that signature "pineapple" hair and it's so funny and cute.

 

I agree with @Wotad I like the slow burn development which will then make the confession moment later on much more impactful.  

Rather than the cheek kiss I was more into the moment before when she was holding his phone and didn't realizehe was basically hugging her from behind and he was just enjoying the heck out of it getting all close lol.“ I loveeed this scene, it’s so cute and the way he looked at her makes me believe that she’s the only one he loves. I rather have the slow development if it’s more organic that way. 

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12 hours ago, kokodus said:

Are you me?? LOL. My first ever kdramas was BOF and I also watched Hana Dan later and tried reading the manga, but I guess manga and animes are not my thing, I couldn't finish it. I was also watching Fuyao before this, got antsy because of all the palace politics and then this drama came along and I completely stopped watching Fuyao. Lol. I'll get back to it some time later though after all I love Ethan so much. 

 

I didn't watch the original meteor garden, the Taiwanese version because I thought it will be too much of a leap for me to watch a drama dated back to 2001. But I'm considering watching it now after seeing the overwhelming fan following for that version. So much so that people refuse to watch this new version. Sigh. 

About the dubbing, yes I got used to it as well. But I also feel the emotions would've been conveyed better if they had used their own voices. Some of the dialogues sounds flat at times. 

 

Lol what a coincidence!

 

I found this video on YouTube that compared the forced kiss scene between the two versions 2001 vs 2018. It does look so dated and I’m not feeling the male lead’s acting so I’ve been turned off of trying it. Dylan has ruined it for me lol.  

 

 

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GOSHHHHHHH THESE TWO ARE BEING RIDICULOUSLY CUTE.....I can't even....Someone save me..... Sugar overload. I'm on a high, I have so much to say, but before that let me go and rewatch these eps a few times....LOL. 

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1 hour ago, kokodus said:

GOSHHHHHHH THESE TWO ARE BEING RIDICULOUSLY CUTE.....I can't even....Someone save me..... Sugar overload. I'm on a high, I have so much to say, but before that let me go and rewatch these eps a few times....LOL. 

i really enjoyed 13/14 hes so into her and support's her fully i love it.

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So, biased and blindly supportive Dao Ming Si is everything I never knew I needed in my life.  So frickin cute :wub:

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6 minutes ago, Wotad said:

i really enjoyed 13/14 hes so into her and support's her fully i love it.

Yes @Wotad They have really upped the cuteness level to a higher notch than the other versions. Like I don't remember Gu Jun Pyo and Jan do being this cute. That scene when they were in his bed playing cards and drawing on each other's faces....richard simmons cute. Also love how he continuously supports her and tells her that she can do it. I cracked up when she picked the pineapple for the last round. LOL. She already loves him a lot, why don't they just make it official. Not that anyone cares about it anyway, everyone thinks that they are together. They are....but the romantic in me wants a confession from Shan Cai. Lol. How do they expect me to wait a week for the next eps??? Sigh. This part where they go on a date with a little kid tagging along is my favourite in BOF, I'm expecting a truck load of cuteness in the next few eps before richard simmons hits the fan when his mom appears. There is going to be a whole lot of angst, I don't even want to think about it, let me savour all these sweet moments for now. 

 

Oh and Mei Zuo is getting a love interest as well?? That's actually nice, he is my second favourite F4 character after Si. Hehe. 

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