Netflix Just Dropped The Meteor Garden Remake And Our Hearts Can't Take It
Get some snacks and slip into something comfy, cause it looks like we're gonna be binging this weekend!
Meteor Garden on Netflix is here! This is not a drill.
Ah, the early 2000s — the days of low-rise jeans, Ashanti, and Meteor Garden. The show was everything back in the day. F4 weren’t just on TV, they were singing on the radio, on billboards endorsing soda and shampoo — they were everywhere.
For the uninitiated, Meteor Garden is a 2001 Taiwanese drama based on the Japanese manga series Boys Over Flowers. It’s about a poor teenage girl who goes to a swanky private school and crosses paths with F4, a clique of rich, handsome, but stuck-up boys.
For some, Meteor Garden was their first introduction to Asian dramas. For many, it was their introduction to love and heartbreak. Meteor Garden made us laugh, cry,
ponder about class dynamics and power struggles in Asian society, and — even for those of us who didn’t speak any Chinese — memorize lyrics to Taiwanese pop songs.
And now, Meteor Garden is back in a brand new remake. Unless you live in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, you can watch the show on Netflix starting July 13, 2018. Netflix will be dropping six episodes at first, then releasing more episodes every Friday. (Those in Indonesia can watch it on SCTV, while Filipino viewers can tune in to ABS-CBN. It’s uncertain when it will be available in Thailand.)
If you’re curious about who’s playing who in the new Meteor Garden, here’s the new cast:
Known for her role in the web series A Love So Beautiful, Shen Yue will be taking over Barbie Hsu’s famous role as Shan Cai, the poor girl who captured the hearts of F4.
Dao Ming Si will be played by Dylan Wang. The leader of F4 was originally portrayed by Jerry Yan.
The quiet and sensitive Hua Ze Lei, who was originally played by Vic Chou, will be portrayed by Darren Chen.
Connor Leong will be filling Vannes Wu’s shoes as he takes on the role of the carefree and fun-loving Mei Zuo.
Originally played by Ken Chu, Caesar Wu will be taking on the role of the playboy Xi Men.