I can’t believe I’m watching Meteor Garden again and this is for the nth time already. I remember watching this show on ABS-CBN; it was first aired almost 11 years ago. It was the first Asian drama series aired in the Philippines. I was really hooked and addicted on this drama. I even bought Meteor garden stuff like stickers and photos of F4. I wasn’t contented watching it on ABS-CBN because I remember renting DVD’s of this series. After watching this hit series, I began to appreciate Asian dramas especially Korean drama series.
When I heard that Meteor Garden will be aired again on ABS-CBN, I was so excited, lol. I remember my younger days and the days I was addicted to this drama series. Still the excitement is there even I already know the story.
I uploaded the episodes in my Starmobile Engage 9 and currently enjoying it again. Haist, I wonder where are the main casts now. Barbie Hsu (Shan Cai), Jerry Yan (Dao Ming Si, Vic Zhou ( Hua Ze Lei), Vanness Wu (Mei Zuo) and Ken Chu (Xi Men).
For those who are not familiar of this series, let me share the Synopsis (Wikipedia)
The story centers around a poor teenage girl named Shan Chai, who at the persistence of her parents goes to a university for rich people. The university is dominated by Dao Ming Si Hua Ze Lei, Mei Zuo and Xi Men, four rich and handsome but arrogant students collectively known as ‘F4’, short for ‘Flower 4’. They are heirs to four rich and influential families in Taiwan. They terrorize the school by handing out red cards to those they do not like, which allows other students to bully the victims until they leave the school.
After one of Shan Chai’s friends receives the wrath of F4’s leader, Dao Ming Si, and receives a red card, Shan Chai stands up to Dao Ming Si and slaps him, which in turn results in a red card of her own. However, Shan Chai’s persistence in standing up for what is right gradually gains F4’s respect and Dao Ming Si falls in love with her.
There are also Korean (Boys over Flowers) and Japanese (Hana Yori Dango) version of this series. I watched the Korean version and planning to watch the Japanese version. I won’t say Meteor Garden is the best because i like also Boys over Flowers but the original will always be in my heart.