Monday, February 18, 2013

Boys Over Flowers episode 1 guide part 2

Hello again.
When we last left off, Madam Soo was upset that the name of her excellent academy was being dragged through the mud, all because of one simple stupid little girl. 
The solution to stop the press from sticking their noses where they don’t belong, and taking the mysterious girl out of the lime light; a scholarship.
Madam Soo’s chief secretary goes to Jan Di’s home and informs her that for her selfless act, she has been awarded a scholarship to the prestigious, Shin Hwa Academy, (the very same school of the boy whose life she saved). Jan Di’s family is so excited that she is going to the school. They see it as a way for them to climb the rungs of wealth and power. In their minds, Jan Di will go to a rich school, meet a nice rich boy and he will be so taken with her that he’ll bestow gifts and fortunes upon her family. Soon, they will marry and her family will live the life of luxury.
Jan Di, does not want to go to the school. She does not like how people with money behave, and treat others. She screams at her family that she will not go and that is all there is to it. Her family reminds her that this school has an amazing swimming pool. This give Jan Di pause, they found her Achille's heel, or swimmer's ear, she loves to swim. She considers it a moment, then says no again. Against her daughter's wishes, Jan Di's mother forces her to go, seeing it as a chance for their family to have a better life. The next day, Jan Di starts at Shin Hwa Academy, and we meet the Fab4. Stay tuned... 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Boys Over Flowers episode 1

Boys Over Flowers: Episode 1.
Part 1 of my review.

The show opens to scenes of the Academy and a teenage boy opening his locker that has a red card hanging in it. The camera pans out to show that his classmates have been slowly inching their way up to him, and as soon as they see the card, they unleash hell on his body, and chase him into a bathroom where a deadly beating ensues. The boy breaks away and tries to find a place to hide; finding non-he runs to the top of a building, to end it all.
A young girl on a bike rides into the school, with dry cleaning for one of the students. Her search to find her customer leads her to the roof of the building where the boy is standing. She sees a large group of students all piled in front of the lone student who is on the edge of the building. Talking to him, he admits that he is being forced into ending his life. At first the girl, thinks he is being dramatic, until she sees that he intends to jump. She looks around to see if others will help, and is met with kids showing amused interest as they get out their cell phones and film the whole thing. The boy says that when you get a red card, your classmates hunt you down, and beat you down until you give up.
Jan Di is enraged when she hears this and tells the boy that only cowards and lowlife’s hang out in packs and beat on one person. She then proclaims that if they had done this to her, she would fight for what is right and destroy them. The boy laughs sadly at her and asks, “you’ve never meet the Fab4 right?” At this he jumps off the roof, but Jan Di races and catches him, saving his life.
Jan Di is a hero, but the head of Shin Hwa is not happy with all the bad press her school has gotten because of the incident. Questions about why the boy was jumping, and how people are treated at the school, and if the school is a safe and healthy environment for students to attend. Jan Di is getting great press, Shin Hwa, wants the whole thing put to bed. How can they make the people and press happy and shut up about one stupid insignificant boy?

Boys Over Flowers

Shin Hwa group owns almost half of everything in Korea. From shopping malls, to oil, to hotels, to manufacturing, their name can be see everywhere.

Shin Hwa Academy was created by the owner of Shin Hwa group, because he wanted to create a school that he fond suitable for his grandchildren to attend.

Shin Hwa Academy, is a large and beautiful school, with large rolling green hills, large and imposing buildings of study, and a student body so rich, lovely, and exclusive, even the 1% have a hard time getting in.

The school and the students have only had to deal with their own social bubble, they are unprepared for the new girl in school. 

After saving the life of a student from elite Shin Hwa Academy, Jin Di receives a scholarship to the school. This school is run by a group of boys known as the Fab4, who have everyone doing their bidding and suffering their pranks.  Jin Di may seem little and no match for this group of privileged, evil teenagers, but she is mighty and with a strong sense of justice. It is only when the leader of the Fab4 attacks her friend that she stands up to them. What could be more shocking than someone standing up to the Fab4? How about the leader, falling in love with her?

Of all the jungles in the world, there is non so dangerous, dense, and deadly as the path to High School.

The story of "Boys Over Flowers" does well to depict the High School students in their natural habitat. Cruel and soul crushing by nature, these animals are deadly on their own, but in Shin Hwa Academy, they do it with style, and with the whole school behind them. In this school, the Fab4 only has to point you out as unwanted, and the rest of the school will do their dirty work. The victim will find their friends turn on them, not even a teacher or school board member will help you. To help another would mean to be targeted for interference  and so the whole school is a mindless mob hurting and exploiting their fellow man.