1 Synopsis 2 Cast
2.1 Main 2.2 Supporting
3 Difference from other versions 4 Soundtrack
4.1 Track listing
5 International broadcasts 6 Adaptations 7 References 8 External links
Synopsis The story centers around a poor teenage girl named Shancai (Barbie Shu), who at the insistence of her parents goes to a university for rich people. The university is dominated by Dao Ming Si (Jerry Yan), Hua Ze Lei (Vic Zhou), Mei Zuo (Vanness Wu) and Xi Men (Ken Chu), 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 Shancai's friends receives the wrath of F4's leader, Dao Ming Si, Shancai stands up to Dao Ming Si and berates him, which in turn results in a red card of her own. However, Shancai's persistence in standing up for what is right gradually gains F4's respect and Dao Ming Si falls in love with her. Cast Main
Dǒng Shān Cài (董杉菜) Barbie Shu Makino Tsukushi She is a hardworking, tough girl who always defends the weak. She thinks herself as a 'weed' of her school. She first likes Hua Ze Lei, but then starts to have feelings for Dao Ming Si. As her life gets tougher, she just keeps enduring, earning the respect of all the F4 boys and soon becomes good friends with them
Dào Míng Sì (道明寺) Jerry Yan Doumyouji Tsukasa He is the stubborn, hot-headed leader of F4, and is distrustful of everyone but his three childhood friends. He thinks money can solve anything. He is at first is angry at Shan Cai for her defiance but, over time, he comes to love her.
Huā Zé Lèi (花澤類) Vic Zhou Hanazawa Rui He is a quiet, superior but a kind boy whose opinion Dao Ming Si relies on. His friendship with Dao Ming Si almost ends over Shan Cai. He loves his childhood friend, Jing. He becomes Shan Cai's protector and close friend, and later falls in love with her. At the end he goes back to Paris with Jing. He is the most sensible of F4.
Xī Mén (西門) Ken Chu Nishikado Soujiro He is a fun-loving playboy of F4 that only date girls no longer than a week and close to Zuoling. He is nice to Shan Cai. Xiaoyou is attracted to him.
Měi Zuò (美作) Vanness Wu Mimasaka Akira He is the other playboy and legitimate member of F4. Also, he is the joker who is very loyal to his group of friends. He is also nice to Shan Cai.
Shan Cai's mother (杉菜母) Wang Yue (王月) Keiko Makino While she is a loving mother, she is desperate to get Shancai married to a rich man. She is the one who uses some contacts she has to get Shancai into the F4's school.
Shan Cai's father (杉菜父) Dong Zhicheng (董至成) Haruo Makino He is always sneaking food and seems to have no luck with his job which he later loses. He seems to always cause the family financial problems.
Xiao You (小優) Rainie Yang Yuki Matsuoka She is Shancai's best friend and has romantic feelings towards Xi Men.
Teng Tang Jing (藤堂靜) Winnie Qian (錢韋杉) Shizuka Todou She is very close to Lei. While he loves her, she seems to see him as a younger brother most of the time. At the end she persuades Lei to go back to Paris with her, which he did.
Li Zhen (李真) Ye An Tin (葉安婷) Sakurako Sanjou She at first seems to be Shancai's only friend at school, but later betrays her.
Chen Qing He (陳青和) Edward Ou Kazuya Aoike He is a childhood school friend of Shancai whose father gains a sudden fortune and joins her school. He is also in love with Shancai but is willing to stay her friend only.
Dao Ming Zhuang (道明莊) Mary Hsu (徐華鳳) Tsubaki Domyouji She is Dao Ming Si's older sister. She is very violent and always seems to hit Dao Ming Si.
Dao Ming Feng (道明楓) Zhen Xiu (甄秀珍) Kaede Domyouji She is Dao Ming Si's controlling mother. She is very strict and everything mostly goes her way. She uses many different cruel ways to get Shancai away from Dao Ming Si.
Hé Yuán Zī (何原滋) Ke Huan Ru (柯奐如) Shigeru Ookawahara She is a strong-willed girl who is engaged to Si by their parents to merge companies. She asks to be Shancai's friend and Shancai cannot say no as she likes Xiaozi despite being engaged to Si. Xiaozi does all she can to get Si to love her, but gives up when she knows that Si will always love Shancai and starts to help them be together.
Bai He (百合) Zheng Mei Dai
Ya-men Lan Cheng-lung
Difference from other versions
Shan Cai's Japanese and Korean counterparts, Tsukushi and Jan Di, had
a younger brother who played a small part in the story.
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released 14 August 2001
Language Mandarin and English
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Love of My Life" (道明寺傷心之歌) Queen
2. "Can't Help Falling in You" (情非得已 (Qing Fei De Yi)) Harlem Yu
3. "Perfect Moment" (杉菜與花澤類之歌) Martine McCutcheon
4. "And I Love You So" (花澤類的成全) Don McLean
5. "I Honestly Love You" (告白) Olivia Newton-John
6. "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman" (道明寺的初戀進行曲) Dr Hook
7. "Loving You" (西門的約會) Minnie Ripperton
8. "Never Surrender" (我是雜草杉菜) Corey Hart
9. "Almost Over You" (BYE BYE! 花澤類) Sheena Easton
10. "Settling" (杉菜的傷心之歌) Tara MacLean
11. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (分手) Emma
"流星項鍊" (鄭鈞╱流星 (Yellow) (
13. "The Love You Want" (你要的愛) Penny Dai
Indonesia: first broadcast on
It was also broadcast on GMA in July 2007 with a different dubbing and
to a moderate success.
On March 31, 2014,
Hong Kong: broadcast on
ATV Home and TVB Jade
Singapore: broadcast on MediaCorp Channel 8
Xing Kong (
Adaptations A remake of the series was announced and to be premiered in 2018. References
^ Boy band changes name F4 into JVKV 29 April 2007. Retrieved
^ News: Boys over Flowers Forces F4 Idol Band to Rename Itself 14 May
2007. Retrieved 2011-01-18
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