F4’s “five years later” video to be a music drama
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Days after a teaser video was posted online (watch below) without explanation, which has been stirring renewed interest in the romance drama Boys Before Flowers, the official announcement has come for the “five years later” story touted in the clip:
A 25-minute “music drama” (read: extended music video) will wrap up the F4 saga in omnibus format, featuring the four F4 members played by Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon five years after we last left them.
This “F4 Special Edition” MV, which was filmed in secret, will be unveiled online at Mnet.com on April 28. It will also feature songs sung by each of the F4 members (the previously announced special edition OST).
To be perfectly honest, I’m kinda over it. I had my fun, thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with the drama, laughed tons and don’t regret any time spent on Boys Before Flowers. That said, I’ve moved on and all this constant dragging-out and promotional tying-in just feels unnecessary. (I know, I know, where money’s concerned, it’s never unnecessary.) I may watch it, but I don’t particularly care to see what happens — and music videos like this always feel fanfiction-y, rather than “canon,” so it doesn’t have the same narrative impact either.