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Meteor Garden vs. Hana Yori Dango

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Which Asian Drama Is Better?

Meteor Garden (Taiwan)  
13%
 
Hana Yori Dango (Japan)  
86%
 

Total Votes : 66
kazfz
Posted: Jun 17, 2007 12:39 am Reply with quote
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I think im the only who thinks the Taiwanese F4 looks just as bad LOL. Thats my opinion.

Erm firstly I think the acting in the taiwanese version isn't good at all. I mean ?? its really bad, don't sound real, maybe because taiwanese actually have that kind of nose voice so it made their voice really squeaky? For that Tsukasa don't even sound like what Tsukasa is suppose to be.

Secondly about the details, The longer the series, the more effort is needed to clear the plot? It actually meant lesser details. It was way too draggy and it make me feel as tho its being dragged on purpose to increase sales?

Thirdly, the ost plays a huge role? The japanese version has a better ost than the taiwanese version + the theme and insert song for the Japanese version is much better than the taiwanese version.

I think I've enjoyed only Tsukushi acting in the Taiwanese version. For the japanese version, everyone was pretty good so i dont really have comments. Just the last few episode of HYD 2 was way too fast a pace so I was disappointed with how they rushed way too much. I prefer rush to draggy LOL Laughing Or not, it'll be never ending
 
LinLin-Sama
Posted: Jun 14, 2008 3:13 am Reply with quote
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I've seen HYD 2 already and if you compare it with the Meteor garden Season 2 it was WAY Much better since MG2 didn't really have much to do with the Manga or so and besides the ending of MG2 was really ...... well sucky. No

So all in all the winner of Season 2 is Hana Yori Dango and hey... The movie is coming out on June 28! Boogie Boogie Boogie
 
Somi
Posted: Aug 01, 2008 2:07 pm Reply with quote
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I voted for Meteor Garden. However, I did like Hana Yori Dango very much.
I know that for MG, the acting was not as great as that in HYD. Usually something like that would annoy me, but for MG I actually didn't mind at all. In fact, it made me appreciate the series more as it just made it feel more "real".
I prefer the cast of MG as well. While I did like Makino (especially her quirky facial and vocal expressions) I fancied Shancai more. When Shancai was sad, I felt it. When she cried, I felt it..her emotions came across much better than with Makino.
While HYD's F4 are a bunch of cutie-pies, the MG's F4 is HOT. I liked that the bond between MG's F4 came right across from practically the start of the series. You could see that they cared deeply for each other. In HYD, you had to wait awhile, but then when you got to that point it was worth it.
Also, as much as I did like Hanazawa Rui (such a cutie is that Oguri Shun, although I didn't like the blondish hair on him), I prefer Hua Ze Lei. The innocence of Vic Zhou made it all worthwhile and more fitting with his character. His emotions came across wonderfully.
I feared, and hated Dao Ming Si's mom more than I did Doumyouji Tsukasa's mom. Yes, Tsukasa's mom was witchy and evil enough (her laugh was a bit over the top), but Si's mom was hands-down the best.
Two things about HYG that I have to highlight:
1- The music was great! As opposed to MG where they had a few great songs (especially those done by F4 and Penny Dai's - Ni Yao De Ai - which is beautiful) HYG had an awesome Soundtrack. Tsukasa's mom's theme song was very fitting (It made my hair stand on end) and the other harry-potter like tracks and so on were just perfect.

2- You could see the great wealth of F4 much greater in HYG. The clothes, the school, the houses, the bedrooms, and the restaurants they all went to were all A+ and very fitting for guys who had all the money in the world to burn.
In MG the guys didn't dress as snappy (although they did look great in whatever they wore), and while their wealth was implied, it didn't show as much as it did in HYG.

Just the same, I have to go more for MG. It drew me in emotionally much more than HYG did. But both series will be favs, of mine.
 
LinLin-Sama
Posted: Aug 03, 2008 11:07 pm Reply with quote
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Somi wrote:
I voted for Meteor Garden. However, I did like Hana Yori Dango very much.
I know that for MG, the acting was not as great as that in HYD. Usually something like that would annoy me, but for MG I actually didn't mind at all. In fact, it made me appreciate the series more as it just made it feel more "real".

2- You could see the great wealth of F4 much greater in HYG. The clothes, the school, the houses, the bedrooms, and the restaurants they all went to were all A+ and very fitting for guys who had all the money in the world to burn.
In MG the guys didn't dress as snappy (although they did look great in whatever they wore), and while their wealth was implied, it didn't show as much as it did in HYG.

Well first off the acting from the main cast + Si's mom was good. it was the other characters that totally annoyed me. And the length. It was so long it didn't seem realistic anymore. Like the part she left and then came back.... I mean huh?! Confused

And the wealth thing is so true. Pardon me.... but there where times it seemed like Dao Ming Si was wearing rags sewes together. Although yes he still looked hot despite the clothes. And hua Ze Lei's clothes just looked so.... lame Sad

As for the mothers. Yeah the laugh was over the top but we have to admit they were both B**chy. You say Tsukasa's mom had an exaggerated laugh. I think Si's mom had exaggerated hair........Laughing

And weee.... I loved Penny Tai's Ni Yao de Ai especially the piano version.
 
Somi
Posted: Aug 03, 2008 11:21 pm Reply with quote
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LinLin-Sama wrote:
Well first off the acting from the main cast + Si's mom was good. it was the other characters that totally annoyed me. And the length. It was so long it didn't seem realistic anymore. Like the part she left and then came back.... I mean huh?! Confused

And the wealth thing is so true. Pardon me.... but there where times it seemed like Dao Ming Si was wearing rags sewes together. Although yes he still looked hot despite the clothes. And hua Ze Lei's clothes just looked so.... lame Sad

As for the mothers. Yeah the laugh was over the top but we have to admit they were both B**chy. You say Tsukasa's mom had an exaggerated laugh. I think Si's mom had exaggerated hair........Laughing

I have to admit that I didn't mind the length. I liked the series that much that it could just have kept running Smile
The part where she went to the beach and encountered that guy did annoy me though. They made a big deal about how he supposedly opened up her eyes a bit, but I don't see that. He didn't show her anything that she didn't already know.

For the clothes, they wore the same stuff often. Normally that would give it the realistic edge, but for such filthy rich guys who care so much about appearance, it didn't fit. I didn't mind Lei's clothes, of the four, it suited him the most. He's the type that wears clothes that's more comfortable.
Rui's shoes in HYG were horrendous though Laughing Laughing Just Awful!!

As for the hair. You are so right. And I think it got even higher in season 2. There was one episode where I had to wonder if they were playing a game of "how high can we go".

Ahhh, just thinking back at all this stuff makes me miss the series. Crying
I heard there were plans for a Season 3, don't know how truthful that is.
 
LinLin-Sama
Posted: Aug 04, 2008 10:33 am Reply with quote
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Somi wrote:
The part where she went to the beach and encountered that guy did annoy me though. They made a big deal about how he supposedly opened up her eyes a bit, but I don't see that. He didn't show her anything that she didn't already know.

Rui's shoes in HYG were horrendous though Laughing Laughing Just Awful!!

As for the hair. You are so right. And I think it got even higher in season 2. There was one episode where I had to wonder if they were playing a game of "how high can we go".

Ahhh, just thinking back at all this stuff makes me miss the series. Crying
I heard there were plans for a Season 3, don't know how truthful that is.

Ha! Exactly that's the minus point for Meteor Garden. Such unnecessarry stuff didn't really happen in HYD.

I thought Rui's shoes were the diggity Bomb! I mean the size was normal for his height.... Love

The hair thing is so true. It did get an onch or so higher in MG's season 2. I totally hated that season though. Please forgive me. Crying

I don't think there will be a Season three. It would be a big shock if there would seeing as how long the interval between season 2 and 3 would be . but hey I will still watch it if there will be. Love
 
Somi
Posted: Aug 04, 2008 2:26 pm Reply with quote
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I loved Season 2 in MG, it was a very emotional season.
I liked Season 2 in HYG also, although it was short I did find a few points pretty boring.
I know alot of folks said that MG's Season 2 lagged...but what was the rush? If they have something important to do just go do it. I guess just love the cast and the overall story that I didn't really want the stuff to end.
I know that MG's season 2 didn't also stick to the script, but that's what I liked. It's based on HYG, but it was not meant to be HYG's mold. I liked the differences and the turns and etc. They all made for a worthwhile watch, and it ensured that when HYG's drama actually came out it wouldn't be boring to watch (I really would have hated if both of them were exactly the same).

The entire Meteor Garden Series was just wholesome fun to get crazy and emotional with. When I think about each series, I recall more fond memories of MG Smile

As for Season 3, I doubt it too. I know F4 has a concert and tour later this year, so if it's not announced for right after, then I'll chuck it up to mere rumors. So much stuff is floating around the Internet about it but I can't see any concrete articles or anything. On one place, in a forum, some people claimed that they read an article where it will be airing and Barbie was replaced.
 
akuma_tsubasa
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quote
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HYD of course yet i did watch meoter garden first they are both good but i think HYD was fun to watch Wink
 
yuuko22
Posted: Jan 05, 2009 7:34 am Reply with quote
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of course the japanese version much more better than the taiwanese one..
because HANA YORI DANGO more fun and romantic...
i'm not saying that meteor garden not romantic but there is lack of humor and also the expression of feeling..
( this is my opinion only)....
 
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