Seoul YWCA: ‘Boys Over Flowers’ an Absolute Failure

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Seoul YWCA calls the ‘Boys over Flowers‘ an absolute failure in terms of character development and story.

The group of university students who participated in the assessment pointed out that the drama fails to deliver more than an exhausted story surrounded by violence within school, teenagers indulging in pleasure and the judgment of others based on how they look or what social class they are of. The report also added that the leading female character, Geum Jan Di, failed to convince being passive and dependent, yet cocky at times.

The assessment concluded that the series set a bad example for all Korean dramas and can be the perfect example of materialism and the Cinderella complex.

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5 Responses to “Seoul YWCA: ‘Boys Over Flowers’ an Absolute Failure”


  1. 1 flowermum April 17, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Not for me as i enjoy this beautiful drama very much !

  2. 2 kiioha April 17, 2009 at 5:18 am

    i agree with flowermum i enjoyed this show as well~
    they can’t please everyone
    whether they like it or not the show was a success!~

  3. 3 ame78942 April 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

    It was a good drama yet it still didn’t end well. Too much with too little time. And what happened to the grandfather? Did he die or retire? I know but still wished jandi would’ve ended up with jihoo! lol

  4. 4 Karen April 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I don’t think this drama is a failure. Its from a comic book so the story itself is not realistic. But for me, I do enjoy it like fairy tale story. Its not suppose to be a educational drama for children. It something that you can dream of. I don’t think children will become materialistic and act like cinderella just by watching it.

  5. 5 anonymous May 11, 2009 at 7:19 am

    this was DEFINITELY not a failure…i agree with ame78942….too much in too little time…..but still everything was acted out very well, and each characted develops dynamically and realistically. It gets especially good towards the parts on the island, and the parts in Macau. That’s when the characters are supposed to be older, and i think that Lee Min Ho especially did a very good job. Goo Hye Sun was always a bit childish…but that’s why she’s so lovely. Either way, the korean drama was a lot more successful than the Japanese one and the Taiwanese one…in the portrayal of the events at least. I think maybe those critics are showing favoritism?!


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