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Boys Before Flowers: F4 Talk Show Special

As you probably know by now, Gu Hye-sun‘s recent accident caused some filming delays, so a special broadcast aired today instead of a regular episode. Episode 17 will air on Tuesday, so next week’s episodes will be 18 and 19.

Also, a few other bits of news:

  • There will be NO extension.
  • Therefore the series will end on Monday, March 30, followed by another special broadcast.
  • A second OST will be coming out, which will include Kim Hyun-joong‘s acoustic-y version of “Because I’m Dumb.”

 
SONG OF THE DAY

Kim Bum-soo – “보고싶다” (I Miss You). This is the song Kim Hyun-joong plays on the piano at the very end of the special. [ Download ]

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The photos below include shots of Gu Hye-sun’s smashed van. The F4 guys all visited her in the hospital and expressed their concern, and wished her a speedy recovery.




 
In General

It was a little awkward. Okay, really awkward. But since this was a last-minute hour of programming thrown together to have something to air today, it’s understandable. There was nothing that revealing, mostly chatting about how they got their parts, their favorite segments, NGs, and so on.

For those interested in timeline, the drama began shooting on November 5. They traveled overseas on their Macau shoot on December 1, and the series premiered on January 5.

Hosts were announcer Han Seok-joon and singer-entertainer-MC Hyun Young.

I know a lot of people find Hyun Young annoying, and I have thought so too, but you have to give her credit — she’s really good as host. She was particularly helpful in glossing over some of the awkward “talk show” portions, because she breezes on to keep things moving and doesn’t let the mood die. Han Seok-joon was good, too, and it was cute to see that these two are obviously fans of the show. (I hate when the MCs of specials have obviously barely seen the show and ask stupid questions.)

 
Some tidbits

  • [Lee Min-ho says:] They get about 2 to 3 hours of sleep in a good night. When shooting is tight, they have to get by on one or two, finishing one night’s shoot and jumping straight into the next day’s.
  • [Kim Hyun-joong] The entire crew, not just the actors, have lost about 5 to 6 kg each.
  • [Lee Min-ho] The reality of their popularity struck after episodes 3 and 4, when they would go to outdoor shoots and be inundated with fans, sometimes 2,000 to 3,000 spectators watching the filming.
  • [Lee Min-ho] To get some of their footage, the crew had to pretend to pack up for the day to get fans to go home. Then they would come back after everyone left, to shoot in the dead of night/early morning. This also contributed to filming delays.
  • [Lee Min-ho] His favorite scene is the first (real) kiss with Jan-di on the swing, on the playground.

 
Both hosts mentioned some of their favorite lines and asked Lee Min-ho to re-enact them. He messed up a couple times, but you know what, it’s a little startling (and cool) to see him go from laughing and modest right into character.

They requested several lines (like Jun-pyo’s exchange with Jun-hee about the types of men she hates). It’s cute because it showed both hosts actually follow the show closely — and, I think, also telling that all the lines they asked for were from Min-ho.


Casting

  • [Lee Min-ho] Went to his second audition with a perm.
  • Current Jun-pyo hair is the sixth perm they tried.
  • [Kim Hyun-joong] He first heard news of his casting when in Japan with SS501, preparing for a concert. Was on his laptop and saw the internet reports.
  • Surprised, he called his reps to ask what this was about, and thought it was a joke.
  • He didn’t actually seem that excited to have gotten the part (or at least, he seemed like he was put out that he was cast without being told). He thought he should work on the group album first, but his management company’s president told him to take the role since it would be a good opportunity.
  • [Kim Bum] Was cast later, after his stint on East of Eden.
  • [Kim Joon] Auditioned several times, and saw Lee Min-ho at one audition. Wondered what was up with his weird perm. First impression of him was that Min-ho was tall and glared a lot.
  • [Kim Hyun-joong] Regarding his impressions of his co-stars: He first saw Lee Min-ho in Public Enemy Returns and knew him as “that kid who dies.” Saw Bum in Eden and knew him as “that guy who cries well.”
  • [Kim Hyun-joong] Although he and Kim Joon were both singers, their activities didn’t overlap, so they met for the first time on this drama.

 


 
Thoughts on the other F4 guys

  • [Kim Joon] Min-ho has an unexpectedly cute side, a kinda dumb charm. For instance, Jun-pyo’s laugh is Min-ho’s real laugh.
  • [Kim Joon] Hyun-joong is the “mood-maker,” which means he lightens the set, says funny and oddball things.
  • [Kim Joon] Bum is the youngest but very mature. He helped him (Joon) a lot with acting.

 
(KIM JOON IS SUCH A GOOD SPEAKER. I keep forgetting he’s the least experienced — not just in acting but in the entertainment business overall. He has a very easygoing energy, he interviews well, he speaks smoothly and answers questions well. Bum tends to not say much, Min-ho seems bashful, and Hyun-joong comes across a little reserved and disconnected, but also says some funny things without meaning to be funny. Joon is awesome. I can totally see how he was cast despite a nonexistent profile or credits to his name; he definitely has “It,” that star appeal.)

 
About Kim Joon

  • [Kim Hyun-joong] Kim Joon, like his character of Woo-bin, is the one who solves problems.
  • [Kim Hyun-joong] Joon will say he can’t do something, but then it’ll turn out he’s really good and he’ll win at everything. Calls him “a bit like a con artist” in that respect (everyone cracks up).
  • [Lee Min-ho] Joon is too modest, because he’ll say he’s not good at something but there’s nothing he can’t do.

 


NGs

Most of these have already aired (some were at the end credits of previous episodes), but there’s one part that was funny. In the scene at the Macau resort hotel, in which Jan-di spies Jun-pyo getting friendly with a woman at the bar, the unedited raw footage shows that the two actors are just trading greetings like “Hello.”

The Chinese actress says some Korean phrases she knows (“thank you,” “oppa,” “I love you”), then a few things in Chinese. (All the while they’re in character, looking chummy.) Min-ho says at one point, “I don’t know what she’s saying,” and then, “I’m out of things to say.”

Min-ho is named (by Hyun Young) the NG King. He admits that he’s the first to own up when he’s messed up.

 
The sets

The special ends with a tour of Jun-pyo’s and Ji-hoo’s rooms. Kim Joon has actually never visited Ji-hoo’s set, because his character has never been there.

Earlier, when Hyun Young asked about their musical skills, she requested a guitar performance from Hyun-joong (he complied), then from the others. The other guys deflected, saying they could play the piano but not the guitar. Here, there’s a piano, so she asks Kim Bum and Lee Min-ho to play. They both say they’re not very good, but play a tune each. (Min-ho’s not lying; he stumbles through “Moon River” but it’s adorable.)

And then, Kim Hyun-joong closes off with the song posted at the top, “보고싶다” (I Miss You).

And that’s it! See y’all tomorrow when the fun resumes!

 
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Hey! who was that who used my 'name'???

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@ 99
"Lee Minho - I agree with all of the writers here 2000%. My only point is Lee Min HO HAS NOT REALLY GIVEN PUBLIC CREDIT TO his CO-STAR ” GU HYE SUN” for making him more than handsomely Adorable."

WTF??? I don't understand...

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I think Leidee is saying that Koo's work (i.e. chemistry) with Lee Min Hi is a big part why he's gotten rave reviews, and that she hasn't been given enough credit by him (or the audience) for his success.

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I only saw parts of this due to the fact that I can't understand without English subtitles.. BUT man was it awkward.. I definitely agree with you on the part that Hyun Young may seem annoying but she really made the atmosphere less awkward. Haha, BUT I kept thinking to myself and it annoys the heck out of me. WHY CAN'T THEY DO A VARIETY TOGETHER? Its like if they do a program, one is always missing, like on Happy Together it was Hyun Joong, Hye Sun and Kim Joon, there was no Minho or Kim Bum... On Sang Sang Plus, it was Hye Sun, Hyun Joong and Kim Bum but there was no Kim Joon or Minho. And NOW Minho is finally in one and Hye Sun is missing.. =( I wanted to see their bond and I think it would've been less awkward to have her there also. =/ ARGH, it really frustrates me.. I DO hope she gets better.. =) The boys seems to be extremely concerned also, Kim Joon sounds so professional while answering the questions.. It makes me go "Wow..." >o< One more thing is I feel its unfair that Kim Joon is always cut out of the picture from Kim Bum, Hyun Joong and Minho. I mean the boy already doesn't get enough lines nor airtime on the show and they make it even worst by doing that. Although he does talk more than Bummie..

Well, I'm tired as heck and I'm running out of things to say... =/

Nice, review.. =D

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I have to watch hyun Joong play bogoshipda! I'm a big We got married fan, and he promised hwang bo that he would learn to play the whole song for her. He never did on the show. so it'll be cool to finally see him keep his promise.

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Gimme a break! Lee Min Ho would have gotten rave reviews with or without GHS. His potential comes out in multiple scenes involving the other actors when she's not even around. Most subtle facial expressions and voice inflections can't be illicited by outside forces, no matter how talented your co-star, director or whatever.

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Response to Lilly;
don't address me as " WTF"

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Response to Belleza above;
Thanks for your comments - as the same chemistry did not affect us as when GJP was kissing HJK....you read the same as I did....

just look at GJP's open eyes as he kisses HJK. Hello compared to the Kiss that Stopped ALL Traffic!

That is the adorable chemistry we are referring to...in this drama. In HJK's words, "you got it!" (lily)

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@107
Bella and I's point as small as it maybe, just means that it would be nice to publically adore your female costar-lead....it does make a difference!
I am ceratainly sure that LMH does know and feels it, as he is cozy with her off cameras, but to publically acknowledge is nice.

She has shown him supports during NGs and is goood for him! That is why the raves to see more of their interactions/chemistry....

I apologize if I hit some raw nerves here......I wanted to make my points clearer in looking at the BIG Picture of the casts....

I think he will soon. He is a quick learner-pick-er-upper!

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I agree with 107 and disagree with 109 (and all her other posts).

Lee Min Ho is an excellent actor independent of GHS. 109 may be a huge fan of GHS but should not presume that Lee Min Ho's charm on screen is brought out by GHS. He shines in almost all his scenes with all the other actors.

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hope she is well and kicking. i love boys before flowers

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DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN WATCH THIS?
other than viikii (won't load)
and youtube (only 1/6 parts are subbed)

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Really Dec 1 in macau. i was in venetian then but unfortunately i didnt saw them. too bad.. huhuhhu i do hope next time i get to bump one or four of them. i wonder wat time is shoting? coz i also ride the gondola at the same day or rather the whole day i was in venetian ..

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ahm, grabe it's so nice and fun to watch. super kilig ng mga scene. i wish someday f4(korean) will visit here in philippines.

i love them.

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i love lee min ho very much

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..i reALLy LUv waTChin' boys over floWErs..

hOPe 2 sEe u all cAsts in pERson..
spECially KIM BUM (yi jeong) and LEE MIN HO (jun pyo)

tAke care....
mwuaahhh

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what is the current show of lee min ho in korea?

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Danngg... I really want to see them in person... i am filipino.. and i want to see my country do f4 show.. a great show too... hopefullyyy... Just call me F4 hahha... I hope there is friendship like that and love, too.

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I want to make a history.... I want all asian countries meet every best actresses and actors together and recieved an award... Would you imagine they meet.. maybe someone will develop together, ber friends or whatever.

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i really love watching boys before flowers everyday, hey guix!
u! jun pyo, ji hoo, woo bin , yi jeong and jan di!
always believe the beauty of ur careers!
truly yours, arriane!
mumuaw!
luhb u!

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i love you kim bum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and also the others.
they have a very good talent.
but i envy the gir who experienced the "5 second kill" of yi-jung.
i wish i was her.
and for hye-sun, a speedy recovery. :)

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i love you Lee min Ho............................................ Emuach!!!!!!!!!

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holaaaa F4...I REALLY LIKE YOURS DRAMA ,SO ROMANTIK ABOUT LOVE..AND I ALSO LIKE JUNPYO BEEN KICKED BY JANDI..HAHAHHAHH..I HOPE I WILL SEE F4 NEXT DRAMA...AND LOVE TO SEE JIHU FACE LIKE A BABY ...I LOVE YOU GUYSS... AND GOOD LUCK...SEE YA ... THE POOH FROM SABAH...

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boys beFoRe fLOweRS MaKin SEru AJa NiC...............!
SeMOga SuKses YacH

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"Yo Yo" Kim Joon. I like your "yo yo".

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I love u Le Min- Ho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love u Kim Hyun Joong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ilove u Kim Bum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love u Kim Joon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really - really love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu guysssssssssssssssssssssss

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hi kim bum and your friends

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kim sang bum visit to brunei

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is it just me? crack up at the scene where Hyun Joong was telling the MCs of the tower that he knew of: Big Bang Top
HAHAHAHAHAHA omg Hyun Joong is too cute!!

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Hohohoooo... I Love my prince song! Kim Joon! He is the best rapper! And actor! I so love him!! I Love you somuch..

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Hi! Where can I watch this? I can't seem to find it anywhere. :(

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hi f4 and jan di...........u all are awesome.....myself shikha from india.....as i saw ur serial i didnt stop myself till end thatswhy i saw it in 48 hrs......... plz who know at hear plz...plz...plz convey my msg to them me and my frz.... love them a lot....

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i am from Ghana and i had a chance of watching this series some where getting to the end of 2012, and i must confess its one of the finest movies i have watched so far.
i have repeated four times and i am not tired of watching more.
congrats to the production team. i think you have done a great job.

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i love the f4's they are all handsome and kim joon words wazzup man,casanova..... i love u all hw i wish lee min ho and ku hye sun were together real life that would be fun

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Just want to say am hapi @ u all for the great talent nd I love the friendship blw the F4 u guess should keep it up.......my facebook name is nadesh uzoma if ur interested in chattin with me no problm but m a free minded person like jani di

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I love kim hyung joong.
he is soooo cute and handsome .(talanted).
He is the most handsome and talanted from f4.

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