HYD on GMA
Today was the official first day airing of Hana Yori Dango on GMA 7. It replaced Gokusen 2’s time slot, which is right before 24 Oras.
Should have known about this. Should have posted about this. But you know what? I hardly watch TV, and not because I don’t want to. I just don’t have the time! And I can say this on behalf of the rest of Team Sugoi.
Anyway, Hana Yori Dango or HYD ( personally, I call it HanaDan) is a popular girls’ comics (by Kamio Yoko) and anime in Japan which became a popular Chinovela (oh yeah, we all know Meteor Garden). The Japanese probably envied the F4 craze and decided to make a drama of their own. After all, HanaDan was originally theirs! The first season was featured as a Fall Drama in 2003 and the second season was aired as a Winter drama. It just ended March of this year.
Things to expect as I say them:
Taiwanese F4 are much better looking but what the Japanese F4 lacked in looks, they made up for in talent. MatsuJun IS Doumyouji personified.
Inoue Mao is waaaay cuter and a more convincing Makino Tsukushi than Barbie Xu can ever be.
The script, direction and production of HanaDan are superb!
I have been a big fan of HanaDan for 7 years. So when I say I like this drama, it means that I really do.