Parents' Guide to

Boys Over Flowers

By Amanda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lighthearted Korean drama features bullying, gossip.

TV KBS , Netflix Drama 2009
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Super Cheesy Disney-esque Staple to add to your Feel Good Collection

This is the drama that got me started on my K-drama kick because of how clean and uplifting a lot of the shows are (on a media discernment journey (Christian)). Very Disney Channel-esque. If you think you have a concern, this is so squeaky clean that Nickelodeon's Victorious is more racy than Boys Over Flowers will Ever be. Of course, it is a drama- so there will be lots of highs and lows. The part I love about the female lead and this series is that she always perseveres and that life isn't all sunshine and roses like in Western Hollywood media. There will always be bad out there, but forgiveness and friendship overcome the worst of woes and this sends a positive message about how to get through hardships.

Is It Any Good?

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This internationally recognized series is praised for its quirky and passionate lead. Geum Jan-di has a strong inclination for justice. Watching her persevere against her entitled upperclassmen is what makes Boys Over Flowers a surprisingly empowering series. However, as the show goes on Geum Jan-di gets more involved in the personal drama of the F4 and the moral of the series is lost. Although seeing clumsy Gu Jun-pyos' transition from a spoiled brat into a more considerate human being is entertaining, it is difficult to forgive and forget some of his past atrocities.

For younger teens beginning to explore complex relationship dynamics, the series may send mixed messages about dating and romance.

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