Meteor Garden II

Meteor Garden II (Chinese: 流星花園II; pinyin: Liúxīng Huāyuán II) is a 2002 Taiwanese drama starring Barbie Shu and F4: Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu. While it is a sequel to the 2001 television series, Meteor Garden which is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Hana Yori Dango (花より男子, Boys Over Flowers), Meteor Garden II is an original series that is not based on the Manga. It was produced by Comic Ritz International Production with Angie Chai (柴智屏) as producer and directed by Wang Ming-tai.

Meteor Garden II
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Meteor Garden II DVD cover
Also known as流星花園II
GenreRomance, Melodrama, Comedy
Directed byMingtai Wang (王明台)
StarringBarbie Shu
Jerry Yan
Vic Chou
Vanness Wu
Ken Chu
Michelle Saram
Opening theme"絕不能失去你" (Can't Lose You) - F4
Ending theme"煙火的季節" (Season of Fireworks) - F4
Country of originTaiwan
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes31
Production
ProducerAngie Chai (柴智屏)
Production locationsTaipei
Barcelona, Spain
Production companyComic Ritz International Production
Release
Original networkChinese Television System (CTS)
Original release11 November (2002-11-11) –
25 December 2002 (2002-12-25)
Chronology
Preceded byMeteor Garden (prequel)
Meteor Rain (supplementary series)
Related showsBoys Over Flowers (manga)
External links
Website

The series was broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Chinese Television System (CTS) (華視) from 11 November 2002 to 25 December 2002. The prequel Meteor Garden was broadcast from 12 April 2001 to 16 August 2001 and a supplementary mini-series, Meteor Rain, was produced in 2001 and broadcast following the main series.

This is the second live-action television adaptation of the manga, following its prequel Meteor Garden and followed by Japanese Hana Yori Dango, its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns and South Korean Boys Over Flowers. However, it follows an original story penned by writer-producer Angie Chai when the rights to use the F4 name was extended.

Despite the increased budget and new lead cast member Michelle Saram, the series received mixed fan reactions due to the original storyline which deviated greatly from the original manga.

SynopsisEdit

The story opens with the graduation of F4 from Ying De University and subsequently focuses on their life after graduation. It follows the blossoming love story of Shan Cai (Barbie Shu) and Dao Ming Si (Jerry Yan). The story takes the group to Barcelona where Dao Ming Si had a car accident and suffers memory loss. He then meets another girl, Ye Sha (Michelle Saram), the driver of the other car. Shan Cai on the other hand tries her best to help Dao Ming Si regain his memory. A swimming accident helps Dao Ming Si regain his memory and returns to his first love Shan Cai.

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