Meteor Garden has become a classic when you think of Asian dramas. And the fact that there are still remakes of it today is proof that after 15 years, we’re still huge fans of Shan Cai and the notorious F4.
This story is based on a Japanese manga series entitled Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers). The first of its adaptations was the Taiwanese version back in 2001. It became such an international hit that the show was green lit for a second season. The continuing success opened the doors for 2005’s Japanese live-action Hana Yori Dango, as well as the sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns. Fast forward to 2009, South Korea’s Boys Over Flowers is proof that our feelings for these set of characters would never fade.
The Chinese are the latest to adapt the story and it’s sure to be another major feat. Now, we have to wonder, when will there be a Filipino remake? Some netizens already have two actors in mind for the role of F4’s leader. There’s James Reid who has that bad boy image down to a science. And Donny Pangilinan, who simply exudes rich and being better than everyone else. Both certainly have the looks and swag to pull the role of.
If you were Shan Chai, who do you want as your Dao Ming Si?