Grrrreat effort from the Korean Production. Matsujun, I still love you but I can’t help falling for Lee Min Ho and opps Kim Hyun Joong too *blush blush* Honestly speaking, I watched Korean HYD with a biased mind to find any irksome with it, but alas I become hooked, in the chain of love with the drama instead. I believe I will continue watching it without fail, unlike the other Korean dramas like East of Eden, Coffee Prince and etc. which I have stopped half-way.
The only Domyouji, Makino and Rui that I ever know was the Japanese version. I did not watch the Taiwanese version because way back younger, I was kinda stubborn and rebel not to watch any dramas that my mom like. Strange but true. Haha. I wonder anyone have this kind of strange crazy attitude. Thankfully my mom never consider watching any Japanese movie or drama, otherwise I would miss so much. Anyway, perhaps I should give Meteor Garden a chance when I have some time.
Anyway, back to Japanese HYD, I love its first season but irritated of its second season and tired waiting for its final installment movie. When it’s finally here, no longer appealing and thus haven’t watch the final movie version yet. As for Korean one, I just can’t stop.. no sign of irritation yet, in fact I fall deeply in love with Korean adaptation, especially three main characters – Domyouji, Rui and Makino…..
Matsujun vs Lee Min Ho vs Jerry Yan…
I love the way Matsujun’s Domyouji asked Makino out for their first date in the cafeteria and it remain as my most favourite and unforgettable scene. In Korean version, Lee Min Ho’s way is kinda bland and disappointing. There is something lacking which I can’t put in words. Matsujun delivered with so much ooomph in that scene. Great protrayal as a very cool, arrogant, eogistic, proud (face-wanting) guy forcing himself out from his comfort zone to ask a gal out in a public place, which makes me laugh so hard. Lee Min Ho’s character in BBF actually reminds me of Mike He‘s devilish and childish character in Devil Beside You and Why Why Love. The way he acts…. until he kiss and that brought me back to reality that he is not Mike He, haha…. I suppose HYD, BBF (not sure about Meteor Garden) are all Children-Rated drama. So, we won’t see any deep sensual kiss. Matsujun is a good kisser in his other movies 😉 but not in HYD. Anyways, Lee Min Ho is super-gorgeous with beautiful body. He makes me smile like a mad woman, I can’t keep my eyes off him 😛 However, the winner has to be Matsujun….. me his die-hard fan for many years plus he was not a newbie or fresh actor in HYD, relying on his good acting skills and not his (lack-of ) looks.
Oguri Shun is very manly man compare to Hyun Joong and Vic Zhou. He is also a good kisser in HYD but not with Makino. Strange! Anyways, his protrayal was kinda too cool for my taste. I have always wanted or waited for something more, something dramatic, heart wrenching from Oguri Shun to really really pursue Makino. But it did not happen what I wanted. I don’t feel any love from him towards Makino but merely perhaps fascination? When he showed some interest in Makino, it builds up a little tension but die off really quickly, cold and disappointing. Sort of like a quickie to me. :S Perhaps its the HYD storyline thingy. However, for the Korean version…… I loved it, so much suspense 😉 plus Hyun Joong is really beautiful, a mixture of Bae Yong-Joon and Yamapi… So, the winner is Hyun Joong. based on the storyline and of course his lovey dovey puppy, please love me looks… 😉
Inoue Mao vs Koo Hye Sun vs Barbie Hsu…
I’m a fan of Inoue Mao since HYD. Watched most of her movies, especially love Gegege no Kitaro (love the song! will post it one day) and other dramas since. So, don’t get wrong for choosing Hye Sun as the winner. This is the first time I watch her and she makes Mao’s Makino kinda bland.. opps, don’t kill me… 😛 Hey Sun is so much expressive like Matsujun, almost like cartoon… plus I give her props for being brave to wear that ridiculous wonder woman suit…. I simply love her!… love watching her act…. I can’t help thinking that she is also perfect for Itazura na Kiss role, Korean version… hehe 😉 This girl has so much potential…. she has the looks too… looking forward to her future roles….
As for the other 2 Flower boys, I prefered the Japanese version. Matsuda Shota and Abe Tsuyoshi are manly man good looking and better actors than BBF’s Kim Bum and Kim Joon. Kim Bum’s smile looks like a dorky smirk most of the time and does not look like Mr Casanova to me. Kim Joon is invisible pretty guy. At least I notice Abe and he acts his one-dimensional character full-out. Matsuda Shota is always impressive and belieavable as Mr Player.
As for the taiwanese ones, I’m not too sure but I planned to watch it soon whilst I’m still hot with the F4s or should I say BBF’s F2s… 😛