One thing I find really amusing about Korean pop culture is that you don’t have to be a teenager to be in love with the current sensation in Korea. And there is always some sort of sensation.
Right now, it’s all about Boys over Flowers (Kgotboda Namja).
What is it? ohmygawd teacher. (How dare you not even know do you live on Mars?)
It is THE latest drama centered around four wealthy (and very very very handsome teacher!) high school boys who are in love with just an “average” girl. The show is based off a drama in Japan but now made for and by Koreans.
It’s the story of Jan Di , an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys, F4, when she delivers laundry to the school one day. After saving a boy from committing suicide, she is admitted into the school. An incident involving Jan Di’s friend, Min Ji, forces her to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.
As one second grader explained: Teacher. Triangle. Love.
Not only is the lead model-turned-actor Lee Min-ho on the tongue of every teenage girl (and boy!) in Korea, but trading cards are also being swapped like mint-condition MLB cards between my 30-something female colleagues.
The funniest part is you can get all his info on the internet, including his blood type:
After being confused on why my kids wanted to change their “English name” to Lee Min-ho and change their team name to F4 or Flowers Four despite my attempts to tell them it doesn’t make sense, I’ve given in.
I mean he is cute. Don’t you think?