BOYS OVER FLOWERS
Makino (Inoue Mao) is a student at the super-prestigious Eitoku Academy, a seat of learning for some of the children of Japan’s wealthiest individuals. Somewhat intimidated by the school and its rich-kid students, she wants nothing except to stay below the radar and unnoticed during her time at the school. She has one girlfriend at the school, but does not speak to anyone else. All that changes on the day her friend spills juice all over the pristine white shirt of Domyouji Tsukasa (Jun Matsumoto), the most aggressive and spoilt member of the so-called “Flower Four” or “F4.” This unofficial group comprises the good-looking but bratty sons of the most powerful businesspeople in Japan. The F4 are ruthless bullies, and often pressure their victims into dropping out. But when Domyouji Tsukasa snaps at Makino’s friend, Makino stands up to him. The F4 instructs the entire school to bully her in revenge. But when she snaps and gives him a taste of his own medicine, Domyouji Tsukasa unexpectedly falls for her. All of a sudden, the pendulum swings in favor of Makino – but things get very complicated when fellow F4 member Hanazawa Rui (Oguri Shun) also takes a shine to her! The drama was based on a hit 1992-2008 manga series that was authored by Yoko Kamio. “BOYS OVER FLOWERS” is a 2005 Japanese drama series that was directed by Yasuharu Ishii.