Back in the early 2000s, Taiwanese series Meteor Garden became a global hit and was one of the pioneers of the “idol genre” in Asian television. We were introduced to a boy group called “F4” composed of Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men, and Mei Zuo, along with the fearless heroine Shan Cai.
If you’re one of those who got hooked on Meteor Garden, you would know what getting a “red card” in your locker means and how “pineapple hair” became so popular no matter how awful it actually looks. Like Shan Cai, you also probably tried shouting “Dao Ming Si…” (your version would include gibberish Mandarin, of course), chased a bus while holding a bag of oranges, or got yourself the same “meteor necklace” that Dao Ming Si gave Shan Cai.
Recently, Twitter user c-drama tweets shared a montage of some of the iconic scenes in Meteor Garden — 17 years after the Taiwanese series debuted onscreen.
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) April 12, 2018
Fans went down the memory lane as they recall these scenes and some even said that they want to rewatch the drama all over again.
I was 41 y/o then. I cant believe I act like a teenager going gaga with these four cuties, hahaha😄😄😄 Those were my happy days, all fun memories!
Thank you for the throwback memories of #MeteorGarden
— Evelyn Lacuzong (@geminieve8) April 14, 2018
HOY TEKA LANG NAMAN YUNG KILIG KO ANDITO PA DIN https://t.co/dKN6LZq3T0
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) April 14, 2018
ang masasabi ko lang ay
hua ze lei deserved better https://t.co/fnm9EzemJh
— millennial of manila (@MillennialOfMNL) April 14, 2018
Hahahaha. I suddenly wanna rewatch the drama in all its version 😂😂😂
— #iKON TV 1st epi 21.04.2018 (@_rudzie_) April 12, 2018
Meteor Garden had a few remakes over the years: “Hana Yori Dango” from Japan and “Boys Over Flowers” from Korea. The series is set for another reboot in China and will have a 48-episode run with a whopping budget of NT$720 million (almost $24 million). As the series takes a modern spin with the Chinese remake, viewers will be introduced to the modern-day cast namely: Dylan Wang as Dao Ming Si, Darren Chen as Hua Ze Lei, Connor Leong as Mei Zuo, Caesar Wu as Xi Men, and Shen Yue as Dong Shan Cai.
The highly anticipated Chinese remake recently released its first teaser and the fans couldn’t wait to relive the story of F4 and Shan Cai once again.
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) April 23, 2018
wait i'm crying.
they didn't changed the ost. they used the original ost 😭#MeteorGarden2018 #流星花园2018 #流星花园 #沈月 #王鹤棣 #shenyue #dylanwang #darrenchen #connorleong #caesarwu #meteorgarden pic.twitter.com/fyVBQe2AfA
— milkshake boy (@caixxukunn) April 23, 2018
#MeteorGarden upcoming chinese romance drama starring Shen Yue and Dylan Wang. The remake of 2001 taiwanese classic starring Barbie Hsu and boyband F4.#ShenYue #DylanWang #DarrenChen #ConnorLeong #CaesarWu pic.twitter.com/7vnCIaAWol
— shen yue pics (@shenyuearchive) April 16, 2018
Here’s a sneak peek into the show’s behind the scenes:
— Hani (@storyaboutagirl) April 20, 2018
Sina Weibo updates with a teaser behind the scenes vid of #ShenYue during the #MeteorGarden2018 filming with her attempting to lift a huge rose bouquet and ending with her saying, '(Filming) isn't tough'~#流星花园2018 #流星花园 #沈月 #meteorgarden pic.twitter.com/LI5QmREupc
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) April 19, 2018
The cast also previously performed the original OST of Meteor Garden. (Yes, you know you’re singing it, too!)
F4 with Shen Yue jamming. Singing the Meteor Garden OST ☺😍 Can't really wait to air this!! I'm so excited! 😭ps: the holding hands tho 💕EDITED: Video Originally posted by: @呆葡萄_
Posted by Hu Yi Tian and Shen Yue – Philippines on Sunday, March 4, 2018
We can’t wait to see this remake of Meteor Garden, but for now, we just wanna binge-watch the original Taiwanese version all over again!
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