Thursday, January 22, 2009

The drama that has everyone watching....

Ask any of your female students what they were watching on tv monday and tuesday night, and I guarantee it was this drama. 꽃부다남자 That's pronounced gopuda namja. It's English title is Boys Before Flowers. My kids wrote the time to watch it on my hands and told me I had to watch it. I turned on my tv to KBS2 at 10:00 on tuesday and watched about 20 mins or so. Of course A) I was coming in half way through the season, so just like any drama, I had no idea what was going on, and B)... it was in Korean... so I had no idea what was going on. I had one of my students try to explain it for me today, though I'm still quite confused. Now that I've found this here on youtube... I'm assuming it's a fan sub... I'm going to try to watch it... though I've had a few obsessions this past week, so we'll see how much time I can devote to this when I'm hooked on my manga... (I'm reading Red River on maybe if I can get caught up in that series, then I can devote time to watching this.

Anyway, If you are interested, here is the first 10 minutes of the first episode (I hope it's the first episode). I have no idea if its worth watching, but if the opinion of every female student of mine can be trusted, it must be addicting. Also a great conversation point with your students.

by jangchris0101

(My appologies, the video I had posted before was not the first episode. This is the first episode.)

To watch more, go to


  1. You can watch it on with english subs. I think it seems to be popular because it has couple of Korean heartthrobs (like the Sean Cassidy of my time or Zac Effron of these days).
    You can read about the episodes on
    Are all Korean dramas this cheesy? I am watching them to learn Korean and so far the only half way decent drama was Alone in love.

  2. Ooooo.... I like the looks of this site. I'll probably start watching soon. Thanks for the advice!

    And are all korean dramas so cheesy? Probably, but they can still be really fun. I was adicted to a few at home in the US, but I dont remember the names, unfortunately. You know, maybe they think our dramas are just as cheesy.... who knows...