Meteor Garden still has no stills, but here are more photoshoots

The cast of New Meteor Garden may still be unknowns, but they’re already doing more photoshoots than most actors. They sure seem uniformly cute already. The drama is set for a summer Hunan TV release. Advertisements

TV Dramas: Bad Boys No Longer the Trend

TV Dramas: Bad Boys No Longer the Trend

Once upon a time not so long ago, bad boys were something that all drama-loving girls would fall for. From Meteor Garden’s <流星花園> Dao Mingsi to Devil Beside You’s <惡魔在身邊> Ahmon, bad boys were the trend that defined idol dramas of the 2000’s.

But as we officially hit the late 2010’s, it appears that bad boys are no longer the main act for business. Starting with 2011’s In Time with You <我可能不會愛你>, the “sweet boy”—or warm boy (暖男)—became the one where all girls would fall for. Gone were the days when girls would chase after angsty boys who were broken and mistaken; now all they want is someone who is kind, loving, and supportive.

This transition from bad boy and good boy isn’t just happening to Taiwan and Korea—its influence is affecting Hong Kong dramas too. Manipulative bad boys like Bosco Wong’s (黃宗澤) Sheldon in 2016’s Two Steps from Heaven <幕後玩家> got more hate than love, while simpler characters like Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) Ma Kwai in The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的> is getting all the love letters. In fact, Kenneth’s good, obedient image is the reason why he is still so popular with girls, despite not having the handsome looks of Bosco Wong nor the athletic image of Vincent Wong (王浩信).

The formula for popularity is changing, and it’s exciting to know what would happen next.

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

“Meteor Garden” Gets Another Remake

“Meteor Garden” Gets Another Remake



The Chinese-language entertainment industry is following Hollywood’s formula of rebooting old classics.

According to the Taiwanese media, producer Angie Chai (柴智屏), perhaps best known for producing 2001’s smash hit Meteor Garden <流星花園>—which is also based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Hana Yori Dango <花樣男子>—will be getting a brand new remake this year.

The studios will be investing NT$720 million in this updated version—nearly 30 times more than the money used to produce the original 2001 series. The new adaptation has already obtained permission from the original Japanese author, Yōko Kamio (神尾葉子).

2001’s Meteor Garden, filmed over 16 years ago, popularized Taiwanese television adaptations of manga series, and kickstarted a wave of idol drama adaptations in Asia. Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) portrayed the main lead Dong Shancai (based on the character Makino Tsukushi, while then-newcomers Jerry Yan (言承旭), Vic Chou (周渝民), Ken Chu (朱孝天), and Vanness Wu (吳建豪) starred as the F4. As F4, the four leading men went on to become one of the most successful boy bands in Asia.

Meteor Garden spawned a supplementary mini-series Meteor Rain <流星雨> in 2001, and an official sequel, titled Meteor Garden II <流星花園II>, the following year.

According to Angie Chai, the new remake will be more faithful to the original story of the manga, and will be longer than the original series, at 48 episodes. Meteor Garden had only 27 episodes, and thus many stories from the original manga had to be cut.

The new Meteor Garden will be a co-production with Mainland China. A cast has not been finalized yet, but filming is expected to begin in August 2017 in Shanghai.

Hana Yori Dango has been officially adapted to numerous times on television. Following CTS’s version in 2001, Japan’s TBS adapted its own version in 2005, followed by a sequel in 2007 and a film in 2008. South Korea’s KBS adapted the manga, with the title Boys Over Flowers.

Source: Sohu.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.