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|
|Also known as||流星花園II|
|Genre||Romance, Melodrama, Comedy|
|Directed by||Mingtai Wang (王明台)|
|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 origin||Taiwan|
|No. of episodes||31|
|Producer||Angie Chai (柴智屏)|
|Production locations||Taipei |
|Production company||Comic Ritz International Production|
|Original network||Chinese Television System (CTS)|
|Original release||11 November –|
25 December 2002
|Preceded by||Meteor Garden (prequel)|
Meteor Rain (supplementary series)
|Related shows||Boys Over Flowers (manga)|
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.
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.
- Opening theme song: "絕不能失去你" (Can't Lose You) – F4
- Ending theme song: "煙火的季節" (Season of Fireworks) – F4
- Yo Te Amo – Chayanne
- Blue – Chantal Kreviazuk
- Broken Vow – Lara Fabian
- (They Long To Be) Close to You – 歐定興 (Edward Ou)
- Te Quiero, Te Quiero – Chano
- Happy – Alexia
- Words – F. R. David
- I Love You All the Way – Janie Fricke
- Blue – Kenny Loggins
- I'll Never Fall in Love Again – Deacon Blue
- When I See You Smile – Bad English
- Doraemon no Uta (Opening Theme Song)
- Concierto de Aranjuez – Chano
- Philippines: The series was aired on ABS-CBN in 2003 (re-aired 2005, 2014 thru Jeepney TV and 2019-2020 thru Asianovela Channel) and on GMA Network in 2007.
- Xing Kong (Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific General Mandarin Channel (formerly STAR TV)): broadcast Meteor Garden II in the last quarter of 2008 after its prequel in original Chinese audio with Chinese subtitles.
- Thailand: The TV series was aired in Thailand on Channel 3.
- (in Chinese) CTS Meteor Garden II official homepage