Meteor Garden


Section:Taiwanese Dramas

Genre:Drama, Romance

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Average Rating:       (out of 7 ratings)


Meteor Garden is a Taiwanese television drama first broadcast in 2001. Its 27 initial episodes were based on the Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers. The series spawned many individual careers include the band formerly called F4, it has maintained its high popularity after many re-reruns, and its international success inspired two sequels, Meteor Rain, and Meteor Garden II. The story arc follows a young, poor girl Shan Cai (Barbie Hsu) who is forced by her parents to attend a college with much richer students. She soon comes into conflict with the dominating social group the Flower Four (F4), all of whom are heirs to huge fortunes. With cruel contempt, F4 leader Dao Ming Ssu (Jerry Yan) sets out to make Shan Cai's life even more difficult. She does not buckle under, and earns his respect, and finally they develop romantic feelings that are socially very difficult for both of them.


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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: Bridget November 21, 2007

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Chinese Name: "Liu Xing Hua Yuan" Number of Episodes: 19 Theme Songs: Qing Fei De Yi- Harlem Yu (opening) Ni Yao De Ai- Penny Tai (ending) The Perfect Moment- Shan Cai and Lei's song I'm Almost Over You- Sheena Easton -based on Japanese manga (i.e. comic book) called "Hana Yori Dango" (which literally translates into "Dumplings Before Flowers" but actually is a pun on a well-known Japanese saying and therefore actually means "Boys Over Flowers") Cast: Jerry Yan Cheng Xu a.k.a. "Bao Long"-...

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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: Tammy May 19, 2007

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Barbie Xu Xi Yuan (Big S of ASOS)as Shan Cai Jerry Yan Cheng Xu as Dao Ming Si Vic Zhou Yu Min as Hua Ze Lei Ken Zhu Xiao Tian as Xi Men Vanness Wu Jian Hao as Mei Zuo Rainie Yang Cheng Lin (from 4 in love)as Xiao You Winnie Qian Wei Shan as Teng Tang Jing Ke Huan Ru as Xiao Zi Wang Yue as Shan Cai's mother Cast Description: Shan Cai – an ordinary girl...

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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: Kay_Thi March 25, 2006

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

This Taiwanese series is based on the manga "Hana Yori Dango" ("Boys Over Flowers"). F4 was formed because of this series. I watched the series in Vietnamese so this review will have names in Vietnamese. Cast Tham Thai: Barbie Hsu Do Minh Tri: Jerry Yan Hoa Trac Loi: Vic Zhou Tay Mon: Ken Zhu My Tac: Vaness Wu Thanh Hoa: Edward Au Dang Duong Tinh: Winnie Qian Tieu Uo: Rainie Yang Other Characters Minh Tri's mom Tham Thai's parent's Do Minh Trang Chi Ngoc Li Trang Tieu Tri Plot: The series...

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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: Yanie December 30, 2004

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

'Meteor Garden', a Taiwanese drama series, is an adaptation of a Japan manga (comic), entitled 'Hana Yori Dango' (literally translated: dumplings before flowers). It is written by Kamio Yoko, published since 1992 until now, and so far there are 31 volumes and still running. The drama broadcasted on CTS April 2001, starring all-new fresh looks actors, Barbie Hsu and the F4 (Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vaness Wu, Ken Zhu). Just some info, boyband F4 was...

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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: lavander_lady January 16, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

LIU XING HUA YUAN (Meteor Garden) is based on the Japanese Manga 'HANAYORI DANGO'. It is a story about a poor, brave girl who fearlessly stood up to F4 or Flower 4, the four most handsome and richest boys in school who like to bully people. Dao Ming Si (DMS), the leader of F4 did everything to bully Shan Cai (SC), but Shan Cai tried her best to fight him off. One of the...

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Meteor Garden

Reviewed by: jeffer September 08, 2003

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

This Taiwanese TV series aired in 2000 was based on the Japanese manga/anime Hana Yori Dango (‘Men are Better than Flowers’) and was dubbed as one of the most romantic modern teenage love stories. When it hit Philippine shores in 2003, it earned the same -– if not more enthusiastic -– reaction. I have watched the series in Mandarin with English subtitles as I am not too well-versed in Mandarin, so forgive any errors/mistakes...

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06-01-2010 06:05 AM


I really love Meteor Garden 1 & 2!!! I am absolutely looking forward to Meteor Garden 3!!! More power to Barbie Xu(San Cai), Jerry Yan(Dao Ming Si), Vic Zhuo(Hua Ze Lei), Ken Zhu(Xi Men), and Vanness Wu(Mei Zuo)!!! Taiwan has the best version of Meteor Garden/Hana Yori Dango/Boys Over Flowers!!! I really love Dao Ming Si and San Cai love team! I truly hope to see how they will be able to manage marriage life together and to raise a family of their own in Meteor Garden 3!!!^_^

I am also super looking forward to watch the third installment of Meteor Garden on Philippine national television(ABS-CBN2)! And of course, it should have the same group of actors and actresses as the previous series because Meteor Garden will not be completely as it is without its brilliant and magnificent set of casts or stars! More power to Meteor Garden, F4 , & Barbie! Let us all hope and pray for a Meteor Garden 3 on TV!!!God bless us all!!!^_^


05-16-2009 01:25 PM


i miss all of them from phillpines the no. 1 fans of f4.........plz.....make 3rd meteor garden


05-16-2009 01:22 PM


meteor garden is the best drama series ....make 3rd meteor garden or make another movie but the actress and actor are became in meteor garden


03-05-2009 01:56 AM


Drama series the best i ever saw...
Make 3rd Meteor Garden pleaseeee!!! With simple story like 1st MeteorGarden, cos meteor garden2nd its complicated. Make story 3rd Meteor Garden, happily ever after..
WE're missing F4 and Shancai act.


09-27-2008 02:04 AM


the first taiwan drama series i got hooked to it, actually got addicted to it! everything is perfectly made from the actors, story and even the soundtrack! just have no idea what are the crazy things ive done just to be "part" of it...

its also the first asian series that was been a phenomenal hit here in our country!

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