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Chinese, Japanese, Korean 'Meteor Garden'
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Posted 1/20/09
wow!!!u said it right!!whatever happens,original will always be the best!
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sasgrace wrote:

Very. MG was the First Action HYD live . Alright, it doesn't mean anything for me.
First HYD is a Japanese manga (Got it?) and the japanese are culturally the best to pull off the story of their manga. Accept it or not this is my view.
Then, do you really think it's an experimental with more 20 episodes made? At least make their F4 more classy.
At last, Jdrama HYD has not only more "grander" in its production than MG, but the actors=great, in only 9 and 11 episodes, it was cleverly shooted with all the magical HYD's situations well put together (what is not the case of MG which dragged and dragged and Boys Off characterized Flowers which's ruining all the important scenes of HYD ).


First, tw dramas are mostly 16-20 eps, its not like japanese dramas that got 10-12 eps.

2nd since it was a hit, the 2nd MG had a bigger budget that F4 wore signature clothes, unlike in the first one... and yes it was experimental, why? asked the producer why.. because she was the one who said it.

and 3rd, F4 and barbie were starters, it was their first drama, you cant expect 'best actors' performance from them..
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It's a Hit Good for MG team but for me it's a trash version of HYD. No offense.
Experimental, yes, I guess so with the mediocre execution. And the 2nd season of MG SUCKED BIG TIME (it's not a new)
Anyway HYD jdrama overall is the best. Hate it or Love it.
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Posted 1/20/09

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It's a Hit Good for MG team but for me it's a trash version of HYD. No offense.
Experimental, yes, I guess so with the mediocre execution. And the 2nd season of MG SUCKED BIG TIME (it's not a new)
Anyway HYD jdrama overall is the best. Hate it or Love it.


and finally Yes, MG 2 SUCKED BIG TIME, though they bigger budget for this one...

but for me the story of MG 1 is still the best, it was very detailed, you know how DMS started to like Shancai, and the chemistry between DMS-SC-LEi remains unbeatable, that some even rooted for a Lei-Shancai ending..
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Posted 1/20/09
For me HYD is still the best..
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Posted 1/20/09
I watch MG, and HYD, and currently watching BBF. I have to say that, I still love the Japan version more even though the korean version is still in progress.

My favorite scene is the rain scene in the jp ver. and the korean version, i clap for them for being orginal but it just didnt sell it for me. That was the scene that to me made the show, made me like Dom.

Also like the japan version cause they really show that F4 was the richest. The set was great. Also the chemistry between Dom and Makino is great. To me, the best Dom was Jun. He play that character to the Tee, and the fact that he was shorter than the other guys didnt bother me. Its all in the attutide and he had it.

As the F4, I really like the chinese and japan friendship between the boys. It was great. The korean version...I was kinda disappoint how Dom didnt react so little when Rui left. Your best friend leaves and he is like whatever. That was a bit disappointing. I think all F4 guys did a good job well as good as they can do.

As for the girls, i still think chinese and japan did a good job in picking the girls. I still trying to feel for Jan Di, she does have that older look and its kinda annoying when the girl looks older than all the other guys.
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xiaochien_08 wrote:


sasgrace wrote:

It's a Hit Good for MG team but for me it's a trash version of HYD. No offense.
Experimental, yes, I guess so with the mediocre execution. And the 2nd season of MG SUCKED BIG TIME (it's not a new)
Anyway HYD jdrama overall is the best. Hate it or Love it.


and finally Yes, MG 2 SUCKED BIG TIME, though they bigger budget for this one...

but for me the story of MG 1 is still the best, it was very detailed, you know how DMS started to like Shancai, and the chemistry between DMS-SC-LEi remains unbeatable, that some even rooted for a Lei-Shancai ending..


LMAO for you (and fortunatly) . And for being detailed they were but not smartly (they absolutly "copied/colled" every details of the manga) while the Japanese in 9 & 11 episodes put every necessary scenes in their version (so not too long so not draggy) and the actors perfectly nailed it.

Concerning Boys Off characterized Flowers, it's ruinning HYD's spirit.

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Posted 1/20/09 , edited 1/20/09
hmmm... honestly after watching all three versions, I like both the Taiwanese and Japanese about the same. The character portrayal was the best thing about the Taiwanese one but the clothes they worse didn't scream rich at all... i believe that was due to budget but still... it didn't make me think rich guy, poor girl since they wore about the same things. The Japanese version was filled with RICH all right and I liked how they got to the main points. It dragged in less places than the Taiwanese version... but the Korean one... nothing sticks out to me besides the guys being eye candy at the moment. I'll finish the Korean version and give a full opinion on it... but so far it's not outstanding to me.
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Posted 1/20/09
Taiwanese was better for me. Vic Zhou captured Huaze lei very well and Jerry Yan made me fall in love with Daoming si's character while the other versions didn't make me like the character as much.
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Posted 1/20/09 , edited 1/20/09
Meteor Garden sucks
Hana Yori Dango all the way i have so many reasons why i love it xD
Love the whole cast.
Inoue Mao and Jun were the best and the whole drama was just better(:
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Well very alrigh but for me actingwise the taiwanese F4 is one the worst :sweatingbullets:. Was there crisis in 2001? Taiwanese Rich people in 2001 wore so BAD outfits? Looked and act so cheap? Please stop with the "Time Argument" it doesn't work anymore. Dao Min Shi character drank Coke like if Domyoji would drink a commoner's drink . I admit the only thing they had was chemistry.
And please I read the manga and for instance HYD Japanese is the best ? Nothing more, nothing less.


....but the Taiwanese version made Hana Yori Dango popular, so they would have more money in the later productions.

Meteor Garden was the one drama that began the whole idol drama business in Taiwan. At the time, they had almost no budget, that's one of the reasons almost everyone was new. The director said that she and the cast had to go to discount stores to try and find rich-looking clothing.

On the other hand, the Japanese version had a tighter plot and obviously better acting....so I still like the Japanese version the best, though I like Vic Chou better.
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Posted 1/20/09
i think MG will always be tops since it was the first, for me at least. it got me started watching asian dramas. enjoyed HYD too, since it didn't drag. i'm watching korean HYD coz of the other 'couple', i don't really like the lead actors. my least favorite among the 3 couple.
taiwanese dramas tend to have 2 'climax' in every drama, whereas japanese dramas tend to focus more on character development rather than going into stuff you'd only see in tv dramas (which i like, since they stick to more daily life scenarios).
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Posted 1/20/09
Jerry Yan, Matsumato Jun, and Lee Min Ho are ALL good looking guys, but they ALL look equally silly with curly hair. the character of Domiyoji HIMSELF looks silly in the manga... it's just NOT a good look for anyone. xD;

Jerry seemed to force the character out of him a little. he physically looked tough, but i didn't really believe that he was a badass personality wise and i never really FELL for him, you know? the whole time i wanted shan cai to be with Lei.

Jun...is is scrawny physically, but i really believed that he was an arrogant asshole at the beginning of the show. he really did piss me off and i was SO satisfied when Makino punched him the first time! but then... as frustrating as he was, i found him to be funny and sweet and i warmed up to him like Makino. like her character, i was pretty torn between Domiyoji Tsukasa and Hanazawa Rui...

Lee Min Ho is doing a good job so far. he looks like a looks and acts like the jerk he's supposed to be, but she has a soft spot. of the three i think he's the most HILARIOUS and the closest to the original character.

Barbie was stiff. Barbie has grown as an actress since, but looking back at meteor garden now, you really see the difference.

Inoue Mao had the most natural expressions to me, she's my favorite girl of the three.

Koo Hye Soo is really cute, but when her expressions are over exaggerated, she can look old. i will say this though, i really like her family the best out of the three, her mom especially.

Vic Zhou, Oguri Shun, Kim Hyunjoong.... ALL THREE OF THEM ARE AMAZING. that whole spacey, aloof, yet mesmerizing character... <3333

out of the three, i'd say the version with the best cinematography is definitely the japanese version. the taiwanese version is a bit dated as far as filming quality, but the angles, sound and background are all off to me. the korean version has some good backgrounds and decent sound, but does anyone else notice the difference of hair length when angles switch around Jan Di sometimes?!?! it happened like twice in the first episode, but it happened again in the 4th when they were at the airport. also... why does Jan Di work at a restaurant and not a cake shop or something? definitely didn't expect a big open space with seating, just something simpler, like a counter and a bunch of treats, like rice cakes or something.

all in all, i rate the three versions as

Hana Yori Dango 9.8
Boys Before Flowers 8.5 (+/-) * since the show isn't even half way through yet i might change my mind.
Meteor Garden 7.2
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Posted 1/20/09
best domiyouji: jun

best rui: kim hyun joong

best makino: barbie hsu
worst makino: the korean one.....her outfits are so gross.
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Posted 1/20/09
k- 8/10
j-10/10
tw-7/10
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