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~~DramaticHourLong KoreanDrama, RomanticComedy~~
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BoysOverFlowers_4248.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250: Left to right: Song Woo Bin, So Yi Jung, Goo Jun Pyo, Geum Jan Di, Yoon Ji Hoo]]

''Boys Before Flowers'' is a KoreanSeries created in 2009 and based on the Japanese manga, ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. The live AdaptationDistillation used similar characters but with different names and outcomes over the course of a 25-episode arc. It is actually the fifth, most recent, and only [[KoreanDrama Korean-produced adaptation]].

After saving a rich kid from suicide, Geum Jan Di is invited to go to Shin Hwa Academy, [[ElaborateUniversityHigh a kindergarten through University campus set up strictly for the rich and beautiful]]. There she gets bullied by F4, a foursome of bored rich upperclassmen who rule the school. After standing up to their leader, Goo Jun Pyo, her life becomes a LoveDodecahedron as several of the members become attracted to her.

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!The series contains examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Jun Pyo.
--> '''Yi Jung''' (listening to him flirt with Jan Di): "Seriously, I'm embarrassed to be around this guy."
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Jan Di gets bullied quite a lot by the other schoolmates.
* AmnesiacLover: In the last episode, thanks to Easy Amnesia
* ArrangedMarriage: Jun Pyo's engagement to Jae Kyung.
* AttemptedRape: Averted in episode 2 when Yoon Ji Hoo shows up and saves the day.
* BastardBoyfriend: Goo Jun Pyo. He starts all of Jan Di's misfortunes, then decides he likes her. He is also a control freak around her as well.
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: In one episode, Jan Di is kidnapped, drugged, then cleaned up and brought to Jun Pyo's house.
* BatmanGambit: Lee Jae Ha's revenge plan, involving Madam Kang (Jun Pyo's mother)
* BeachEpisode: Spent entirely in New Caledonia, a string of tropical islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
* TheBeautifulElite: Most of the students and specifically, F-4. Justified in that most of it is due to plastic surgery.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Jun Pyo and Jan Di.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Yi Jung and Ga Eul]]. They could also fit under EnsembleDarkhorse, considering the fact that there is probably more fanfiction written about them than about the two main leads.
* BigDamnKiss
* BigFancyHouse: There are several, predominantly Jun Pyo and Ji Hoo.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Oh Min Ji, Jan Di's best friend at the High School. Lampshaded in that she gives Jan Di a stuffed sheep toy wearing the school uniform.
* BlandNameProduct: Jun Pyo on the cover of "Porbes" magazine.
* BreakTheHaughty: Jun Pyo
* BridalCarry: When Jan Di gets bullied into unconsciousness, Jun Pyo saves the day.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Yi-Jung was the Brooding Boy to Eun-Jae's Gentle Girl. Ga-Eul later takes over Eun-Jae's role.
* BumblingDad: Jan Di's dad
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: Both of her children do this to Madam Kang.
* TheCasanova: Yi Jung
* CatchPhrase:
--> Jun Pyo: "If sorry was enough, then why would the law and police exist?"\\
\\
\\
Jae Kyung: "Let's go together!"
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Jan Di gets a chair smashed on her shoulder during the kidnap episode. The long-term damage means the end of her swimming career.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Ji Hoo wears white or light colors; Jun Pyo generally wears black, and they both drive vehicles in their preferred colors.
* CoolBigSis: Jun Hee, Jun Pyo's older sister who drives a white Ferrari and is known at school as "The Charisma Queen".
* CoolOldLady
* ComfortingComforter: Nonromantic example when Ji Hoo does this to Jun Pyo.
* DancesAndBalls: Several are showcased in the series, mostly set up by the school.
* DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: Jae Kyung to Jun Pyo]]
* DynamicEntry: Jun Hee introduces herself by running Jun Pyo's car down, ''cartwheeling'' over, and then whaling on him with a wooden sword.
* TheDogBitesBack: {{Reconstructed}}. Lee Jae Ha wasn't [[KickTheDog the dog that Jun Pyo kicked]]; his older brother was. However, he did feel the effects of F4's bullying as [[ItsPersonal his brother is his only family member]]. His {{Revenge}} scheme is pretty much this trope: quiet previous victim tries to take vengeance on unsuspecting villain.
* DrivenToSuicide: Lee Jae Ha's older brother, who high-dives off a school building after being bullied by the school thanks to a "red card" from F4. Jan Di attempts to stop him, which [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment is the reason she is invited to become a student at the school]].
* DrowningMySorrows: Jan Di accidently gets drunk, but still uses the situation to mumble her sorrow over Ji Hoo to Jun Pyo. This starts the transfer of her feelings to Jun Pyo.
* EasyAmnesia: In the very last episode.
* EiffelTowerEffect: Several important scenes are either at or within viewing distance of Namsan Tower in Seoul.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Shin Hwa Academy
* EvenEvilHasStandards: this is the AlphaBitch's response to Min Ji's betrayal of Jan Di.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Pretty much everyone who sees Jan Di and Jun Pyo together ships them.
* EvilMatriarch: Jun Pyo's mother. Emotionally neglectful of both her children and vindictive toward Jan Di.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: F4 vs. Jae Ha
* FiveManBand: A perfect example of the traditional version
** TheHero: Goo Jun Pyo
** TheLancer: Yoon Ji Hoo
** TheSmartGuy: So Yi Jung
** TheBigGuy: Song Woo Bin
** TheChick: Geum Jan Di
* GoodHairEvilHair: possibly invoked by Jan Di when she criticizes Jun Pyo's curly hair.
* HandsomeDevil: Goo Jun Pyo, big time.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Jun Pyo
* IfICantHaveYou: Jun Pyo's attitude at the start.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Invoked by Ji Hoo to get a LoveEpiphany out of Jun Pyo.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Mother]]: Jun Pyo to his mother.
* InstantFanclub: All of F4 are guaranteed this if they show up in public. They exploit it in one episode to drum up publicity for the porrige shop.
* IntertwinedFingers: Ji Hoo and Jan Di share an intimate moment on the steps. (Episode 18)
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable: Goo Jun Pyo gives Jan Di a complete wardrobe before whisking her off to New Caledonia for a tropical weekend.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jun Pyo ''is'' this trope!
* KissOfLife: When Jan Di rescues Jun Pyo from the pool.
* LadykillerInLove: Yi Jung. Also his father, who claims that "once you let [[OneTrueLove The One]] go, all the others are the same."
* LonelyRichKid: All the F4 members, with the exception of each other.
* {{Malaproper}}: Jun Pyo butchers every quote. Jae Kyung also qualifies, with blunders such as "A man's word is as good as a blond."
* ManicDreamPixieGirl: Ga-Eul comes off as this in the Bodyguard CF with Yi-Jung.
* MeaningfulName: Jan Di's name is played with throughout the series because it also means "grass" or "lawn".
* MisplacedRetribution: Jae Ha's revenge plan involves kidnapping Jan Di
* MrFanservice: F4, and how! He's a SharpDressedMan who gets {{Shirtless Scene}}s and {{Shower Scene}}s.
* MultipleChoicePast: Is Woo Bin's family the mafia or involved in the construction business? Or [[ContinuitySnarl both]]?
* {{Nosebleed}}: Used in this series to indicate overwork and a general shutdown of the body. It mostly occurs with Jan Di when she is working more than two jobs.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In episode 7, Jan Di on her bicycle chases Jun Pyo in the limousine, somehow arriving at the Shin Hwa residence at exactly the same time. Slightly lampshaded: he asks her how the hell she got there.
* OldRetainer: Butler Lee.
* OperationJealousy: Yi Jung runs one for Ga Eul's benefit, to get back at her cheating boyfriend. Ji Hoo exploits this by using one, together with DistractedByTheSexy, to win a race against Jun Pyo.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Jan Di
* PaperThinDisguise: Don't worry Jan Di, [[SarcasmMode nobody will recognize you in those coke-bottle glasses]].
* ParentalAbandonment
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: And how.
* PerpetualPoverty: Jan Di's family.
* PetTheDog: F4's treatment of Jan Di at first.
* PiggybackCute: Jan Di and both of her love interests multiple times: getting bullied, trapped in a blizzard, collapsing from overwork, etc.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation:
** A passing plane drowns out what Jun Pyo says to Jan Di regarding their relationship.
** Also, a motorcycle roars by when they are setting up a graduation party date.
* RamenSlurp: Jan Di frequently slurps her instant noodles, to the annoyance of her boyfriend and to the amusement of the rest of F-4.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ji Hoo and, for a given degree of manly, Jun Pyo.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Up to level [[UptoEleven WTF]].
* SharpDressedMan: F4 wears nice clothes
* ShirtlessScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShowerScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShoutOut: Ji Hoo's horse, given to him by Soo Jin, is named Rui after Hanazawa Rui who is Ji Hoo's counterpart in HanaYoriDango
* ThereAreNoAdults: School children being bullied to suicide, burning bicycles and throwing trash into the school pool, kidnapping, blackmail, etc., yet no adults seem to exist on campus, and there are no consequences.
* TimeSkip: A six-month skip in the middle of the series, and a four-year skip at the end.
* TrainStationGoodbye: Subverted: Ji Hoo has a ticket on the next flight out.
* TriangRelations: Type 1, Type 3, Type 12, actually just about all of them at one time or another throughout the series.
* TrueCompanions: the F4 are each other's only friends.
* WillNotBeAVictim: Jan Di tries to stand up for herself, even while physically being assaulted by groups of classmates.
* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Almost word for word when Jan Di wonders if Jun Pyo is still going to be waiting for her in freezing weather. After her mother quotes this, she takes off running.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jun Pyo is flat-out terrified of bugs, snakes, and swimming. Ji Hoo has a driving phobia.

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~~DramaticHourLong KoreanDrama, RomanticComedy~~
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BoysOverFlowers_4248.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250: Left to right: Song Woo Bin, So Yi Jung, Goo Jun Pyo, Geum Jan Di, Yoon Ji Hoo]]

''Boys Before Flowers'' is a KoreanSeries created in 2009 and based on the Japanese manga, ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. The live AdaptationDistillation used similar characters but with different names and outcomes over the course of a 25-episode arc. It is actually the fifth, most recent, and only [[KoreanDrama Korean-produced adaptation]].

After saving a rich kid from suicide, Geum Jan Di is invited to go to Shin Hwa Academy, [[ElaborateUniversityHigh a kindergarten through University campus set up strictly for the rich and beautiful]]. There she gets bullied by F4, a foursome of bored rich upperclassmen who rule the school. After standing up to their leader, Goo Jun Pyo, her life becomes a LoveDodecahedron as several of the members become attracted to her.

----
!The series contains examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Jun Pyo.
--> '''Yi Jung''' (listening to him flirt with Jan Di): "Seriously, I'm embarrassed to be around this guy."
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Jan Di gets bullied quite a lot by the other schoolmates.
* AmnesiacLover: In the last episode, thanks to Easy Amnesia
* ArrangedMarriage: Jun Pyo's engagement to Jae Kyung.
* AttemptedRape: Averted in episode 2 when Yoon Ji Hoo shows up and saves the day.
* BastardBoyfriend: Goo Jun Pyo. He starts all of Jan Di's misfortunes, then decides he likes her. He is also a control freak around her as well.
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: In one episode, Jan Di is kidnapped, drugged, then cleaned up and brought to Jun Pyo's house.
* BatmanGambit: Lee Jae Ha's revenge plan, involving Madam Kang (Jun Pyo's mother)
* BeachEpisode: Spent entirely in New Caledonia, a string of tropical islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
* TheBeautifulElite: Most of the students and specifically, F-4. Justified in that most of it is due to plastic surgery.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Jun Pyo and Jan Di.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Yi Jung and Ga Eul]]. They could also fit under EnsembleDarkhorse, considering the fact that there is probably more fanfiction written about them than about the two main leads.
* BigDamnKiss
* BigFancyHouse: There are several, predominantly Jun Pyo and Ji Hoo.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Oh Min Ji, Jan Di's best friend at the High School. Lampshaded in that she gives Jan Di a stuffed sheep toy wearing the school uniform.
* BlandNameProduct: Jun Pyo on the cover of "Porbes" magazine.
* BreakTheHaughty: Jun Pyo
* BridalCarry: When Jan Di gets bullied into unconsciousness, Jun Pyo saves the day.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Yi-Jung was the Brooding Boy to Eun-Jae's Gentle Girl. Ga-Eul later takes over Eun-Jae's role.
* BumblingDad: Jan Di's dad
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: Both of her children do this to Madam Kang.
* TheCasanova: Yi Jung
* CatchPhrase:
--> Jun Pyo: "If sorry was enough, then why would the law and police exist?"\\
\\
\\
Jae Kyung: "Let's go together!"
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Jan Di gets a chair smashed on her shoulder during the kidnap episode. The long-term damage means the end of her swimming career.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Ji Hoo wears white or light colors; Jun Pyo generally wears black, and they both drive vehicles in their preferred colors.
* CoolBigSis: Jun Hee, Jun Pyo's older sister who drives a white Ferrari and is known at school as "The Charisma Queen".
* CoolOldLady
* ComfortingComforter: Nonromantic example when Ji Hoo does this to Jun Pyo.
* DancesAndBalls: Several are showcased in the series, mostly set up by the school.
* DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: Jae Kyung to Jun Pyo]]
* DynamicEntry: Jun Hee introduces herself by running Jun Pyo's car down, ''cartwheeling'' over, and then whaling on him with a wooden sword.
* TheDogBitesBack: {{Reconstructed}}. Lee Jae Ha wasn't [[KickTheDog the dog that Jun Pyo kicked]]; his older brother was. However, he did feel the effects of F4's bullying as [[ItsPersonal his brother is his only family member]]. His {{Revenge}} scheme is pretty much this trope: quiet previous victim tries to take vengeance on unsuspecting villain.
* DrivenToSuicide: Lee Jae Ha's older brother, who high-dives off a school building after being bullied by the school thanks to a "red card" from F4. Jan Di attempts to stop him, which [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment is the reason she is invited to become a student at the school]].
* DrowningMySorrows: Jan Di accidently gets drunk, but still uses the situation to mumble her sorrow over Ji Hoo to Jun Pyo. This starts the transfer of her feelings to Jun Pyo.
* EasyAmnesia: In the very last episode.
* EiffelTowerEffect: Several important scenes are either at or within viewing distance of Namsan Tower in Seoul.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Shin Hwa Academy
* EvenEvilHasStandards: this is the AlphaBitch's response to Min Ji's betrayal of Jan Di.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Pretty much everyone who sees Jan Di and Jun Pyo together ships them.
* EvilMatriarch: Jun Pyo's mother. Emotionally neglectful of both her children and vindictive toward Jan Di.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: F4 vs. Jae Ha
* FiveManBand: A perfect example of the traditional version
** TheHero: Goo Jun Pyo
** TheLancer: Yoon Ji Hoo
** TheSmartGuy: So Yi Jung
** TheBigGuy: Song Woo Bin
** TheChick: Geum Jan Di
* GoodHairEvilHair: possibly invoked by Jan Di when she criticizes Jun Pyo's curly hair.
* HandsomeDevil: Goo Jun Pyo, big time.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Jun Pyo
* IfICantHaveYou: Jun Pyo's attitude at the start.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Invoked by Ji Hoo to get a LoveEpiphany out of Jun Pyo.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Mother]]: Jun Pyo to his mother.
* InstantFanclub: All of F4 are guaranteed this if they show up in public. They exploit it in one episode to drum up publicity for the porrige shop.
* IntertwinedFingers: Ji Hoo and Jan Di share an intimate moment on the steps. (Episode 18)
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable: Goo Jun Pyo gives Jan Di a complete wardrobe before whisking her off to New Caledonia for a tropical weekend.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jun Pyo ''is'' this trope!
* KissOfLife: When Jan Di rescues Jun Pyo from the pool.
* LadykillerInLove: Yi Jung. Also his father, who claims that "once you let [[OneTrueLove The One]] go, all the others are the same."
* LonelyRichKid: All the F4 members, with the exception of each other.
* {{Malaproper}}: Jun Pyo butchers every quote. Jae Kyung also qualifies, with blunders such as "A man's word is as good as a blond."
* ManicDreamPixieGirl: Ga-Eul comes off as this in the Bodyguard CF with Yi-Jung.
* MeaningfulName: Jan Di's name is played with throughout the series because it also means "grass" or "lawn".
* MisplacedRetribution: Jae Ha's revenge plan involves kidnapping Jan Di
* MrFanservice: F4, and how! He's a SharpDressedMan who gets {{Shirtless Scene}}s and {{Shower Scene}}s.
* MultipleChoicePast: Is Woo Bin's family the mafia or involved in the construction business? Or [[ContinuitySnarl both]]?
* {{Nosebleed}}: Used in this series to indicate overwork and a general shutdown of the body. It mostly occurs with Jan Di when she is working more than two jobs.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In episode 7, Jan Di on her bicycle chases Jun Pyo in the limousine, somehow arriving at the Shin Hwa residence at exactly the same time. Slightly lampshaded: he asks her how the hell she got there.
* OldRetainer: Butler Lee.
* OperationJealousy: Yi Jung runs one for Ga Eul's benefit, to get back at her cheating boyfriend. Ji Hoo exploits this by using one, together with DistractedByTheSexy, to win a race against Jun Pyo.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Jan Di
* PaperThinDisguise: Don't worry Jan Di, [[SarcasmMode nobody will recognize you in those coke-bottle glasses]].
* ParentalAbandonment
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: And how.
* PerpetualPoverty: Jan Di's family.
* PetTheDog: F4's treatment of Jan Di at first.
* PiggybackCute: Jan Di and both of her love interests multiple times: getting bullied, trapped in a blizzard, collapsing from overwork, etc.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation:
** A passing plane drowns out what Jun Pyo says to Jan Di regarding their relationship.
** Also, a motorcycle roars by when they are setting up a graduation party date.
* RamenSlurp: Jan Di frequently slurps her instant noodles, to the annoyance of her boyfriend and to the amusement of the rest of F-4.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ji Hoo and, for a given degree of manly, Jun Pyo.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Up to level [[UptoEleven WTF]].
* SharpDressedMan: F4 wears nice clothes
* ShirtlessScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShowerScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShoutOut: Ji Hoo's horse, given to him by Soo Jin, is named Rui after Hanazawa Rui who is Ji Hoo's counterpart in HanaYoriDango
* ThereAreNoAdults: School children being bullied to suicide, burning bicycles and throwing trash into the school pool, kidnapping, blackmail, etc., yet no adults seem to exist on campus, and there are no consequences.
* TimeSkip: A six-month skip in the middle of the series, and a four-year skip at the end.
* TrainStationGoodbye: Subverted: Ji Hoo has a ticket on the next flight out.
* TriangRelations: Type 1, Type 3, Type 12, actually just about all of them at one time or another throughout the series.
* TrueCompanions: the F4 are each other's only friends.
* WillNotBeAVictim: Jan Di tries to stand up for herself, even while physically being assaulted by groups of classmates.
* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Almost word for word when Jan Di wonders if Jun Pyo is still going to be waiting for her in freezing weather. After her mother quotes this, she takes off running.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jun Pyo is flat-out terrified of bugs, snakes, and swimming. Ji Hoo has a driving phobia.
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4th Jun '13 5:07:21 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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''BoysBeforeFlowers'' is a KoreanSeries created in 2009 and based on the Japanese manga, ''HanaYoriDango''. The live AdaptationDistillation used similar characters but with different names and outcomes over the course of a 25-episode arc. It is actually the fifth, most recent, and only [[KoreanDrama Korean-produced adaptation]].

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''BoysBeforeFlowers'' ''Boys Before Flowers'' is a KoreanSeries created in 2009 and based on the Japanese manga, ''HanaYoriDango''.''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. The live AdaptationDistillation used similar characters but with different names and outcomes over the course of a 25-episode arc. It is actually the fifth, most recent, and only [[KoreanDrama Korean-produced adaptation]].



* AmnesiacLover: In the last episode, thanks to Easy Amnesia



** AmnesiacLover



* MrFanservice: F4, and how!
** SharpDressedMan
** ShowerScene
** ShirtlessScene



* MrFanservice: F4, and how! He's a SharpDressedMan who gets {{Shirtless Scene}}s and {{Shower Scene}}s.



* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: A passing plane drowns out what Jun Pyo says to Jan Di regarding their relationship.

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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: PlotBasedVoiceCancellation:
**
A passing plane drowns out what Jun Pyo says to Jan Di regarding their relationship.



* ShoutOut:
** Ji Hoo's horse, given to him by Soo Jin, is named Rui after Hanazawa Rui who is Ji Hoo's counterpart in HanaYoriDango

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* ShoutOut:
**
SharpDressedMan: F4 wears nice clothes
* ShirtlessScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShowerScene: F4, being MrFanservice.
* ShoutOut:
Ji Hoo's horse, given to him by Soo Jin, is named Rui after Hanazawa Rui who is Ji Hoo's counterpart in HanaYoriDango



20th Jan '13 7:11:49 PM starjewel
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Yi-Jung was the Brooding Boy to Eun-Jae's Gentle Girl. Ga-Eul later takes over Eun-Jae's role.


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* ManicDreamPixieGirl: Ga-Eul comes off as this in the Bodyguard CF with Yi-Jung.
18th Jan '13 8:29:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Ji Hoo wears white or light colors; Jun Pyo generally wears black, and they both drive vehicles in their preferred colors.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCharacters: Ji Hoo wears white or light colors; Jun Pyo generally wears black, and they both drive vehicles in their preferred colors.
29th Nov '12 5:59:21 PM sagar
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* Adorkable: Jun Pyo.

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Jun Pyo.



* BastardBoyfriend: [[spoiler: Goo Jun Pyo]]. He starts all of Jan Di's misfortunes, then decides he likes her. He is also a control freak around her as well.

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* BastardBoyfriend: [[spoiler: Goo Jun Pyo]].Pyo. He starts all of Jan Di's misfortunes, then decides he likes her. He is also a control freak around her as well.



* BigDamnKiss



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Ji Hoo wears white or light colors; Jun Pyo generally wears black, and they both drive vehicles in their preferred colors.



* CoolOldLady:

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* CoolOldLady: CoolOldLady



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Pretty much everyone who sees Jan Di and Jun Pyo together ships them.



* GoodHairEvilHair: possibly invoked by Jan Di when she criticizes Jun Pyo's curly hair.



* OperationJealousy: Yi Jung runs one for Ga Eul's benefit, to get back at her cheating boyfriend. Ji Hoo exploits this by uses one, together with DistractedByTheSexy, to win a race against Jun Pyo.

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* OperationJealousy: Yi Jung runs one for Ga Eul's benefit, to get back at her cheating boyfriend. Ji Hoo exploits this by uses using one, together with DistractedByTheSexy, to win a race against Jun Pyo.


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* TrainStationGoodbye: Subverted: Ji Hoo has a ticket on the next flight out.
17th Nov '12 7:35:54 PM Aiguille
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* CasaNova: Yi Jung


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* TheCasanova: Yi Jung
16th Nov '12 8:15:33 AM sagar
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* Adorkable: Jun Pyo.
--> '''Yi Jung''' (listening to him flirt with Jan Di): "Seriously, I'm embarrassed to be around this guy."



* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: In one episode, Jan Di is virtually kidnapped, drugged, then cleaned up and brought to Jun Pyo's house.

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* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: In one episode, Jan Di is virtually kidnapped, drugged, then cleaned up and brought to Jun Pyo's house.



* TheBeautifulElite: Most of the students and specifically, F-4.

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* TheBeautifulElite: Most of the students and specifically, F-4. Justified in that most of it is due to plastic surgery.


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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: Both of her children do this to Madam Kang.


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* CoolOldLady:
* ComfortingComforter: Nonromantic example when Ji Hoo does this to Jun Pyo.


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* EasyAmnesia: In the very last episode.
** AmnesiacLover


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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Mother]]: Jun Pyo to his mother.


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* OldRetainer: Butler Lee.
* OperationJealousy: Yi Jung runs one for Ga Eul's benefit, to get back at her cheating boyfriend. Ji Hoo exploits this by uses one, together with DistractedByTheSexy, to win a race against Jun Pyo.


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* ParentalAbandonment


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* PetTheDog: F4's treatment of Jan Di at first.


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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ji Hoo and, for a given degree of manly, Jun Pyo.


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* TimeSkip: A six-month skip in the middle of the series, and a four-year skip at the end.


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* TrueCompanions: the F4 are each other's only friends.


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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Almost word for word when Jan Di wonders if Jun Pyo is still going to be waiting for her in freezing weather. After her mother quotes this, she takes off running.
6th Nov '12 5:50:00 PM sagar
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* ArrangedMarriage: Jun Pyo's engagement to Jae Kyung.



* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Jan Di gets a chair smashed on her shoulder during the kidnap episode. The long-term damage means the end of her swimming career.



* EvilMatriarch: Jun Pyo's mother. Emotionally neglectful of both her children and vindictive toward Jan Di.



** SharpDressedMan



* EvilMatriarch: Jun Pyo's mother, Madam Kang



* IfICantHaveYou: Jun Pyo's attitude from the start.

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* IfICantHaveYou: Jun Pyo's attitude from at the start.start.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Invoked by Ji Hoo to get a LoveEpiphany out of Jun Pyo.
* InstantFanclub: All of F4 are guaranteed this if they show up in public. They exploit it in one episode to drum up publicity for the porrige shop.



* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jun Pyo is flat-out terrified of bugs or snakes.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jun Pyo is flat-out terrified of bugs or snakes.
bugs, snakes, and swimming. Ji Hoo has a driving phobia.
31st Oct '12 3:45:42 PM sagar
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* DynamicEntry: Jun Hee introduces herself by running Jun Pyo's car down, ''cartwheeling'' over, and then whaling on him with a wooden sword.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: this is the AlphaBitch's response to Min Ji's betrayal of Jan Di.



** ShowerScene
** ShirtlessScene



* OffscreenTeleportation: In episode 7, Jan Di on her bicycle chases Jun Pyo in the limousine, somehow arriving at the Shin Hwa residence at exactly the same time.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: In episode 7, Jan Di on her bicycle chases Jun Pyo in the limousine, somehow arriving at the Shin Hwa residence at exactly the same time. Slightly lampshaded: he asks her how the hell she got there.




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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jun Pyo is flat-out terrified of bugs or snakes.
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* PaperThinDisguise: Don't worry Jan Di, [[SarcasmMode nobody will recognize you in those coke-bottle glasses]].
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