Weekend Falling Friends, Nostalgia With Meteor Garden


This weekend you are still advised to stay at home to reduce the spread of the outbreak. But don’t worry, apart from a line of Korean dramas dubbed in Indonesian , Viu also provides 15 dramas for free that you can watch this weekend.

The Penthouse, True Beauty, Hotel Del Luna, Extra-ordinary You, Mr. Queen and many more you can complete this weekend. And one of the dramas that you should not miss in this line of free dramas is Meteor Garden.

The story of the journey from hate to love that has exploded in various countries is indeed sweeping. From exasperation to tears, viewers are invited to dive into the unusual love test that Daoming Si and Sanchai experienced. Before enjoying it this weekend, here are the facts about this phenomenal drama:

1. New Background with Fantastic Production Costs

Meteor Garden started from a shōjo manga (comic) from Japan with the title Hana Yori Dango by Yoko Kamio. The first adaptation of Meteor Garden was done in 2001 in Taiwan. Then, in 2018 the Meteor Garden remake was carried out in China, starring young, beloved actors and actresses. Not only supported by new players, the shooting process was carried out in Shanghai and London to support a fresher story. The 2018 Meteor Garden series was produced by Angie Chai, the producer of Meteor Garden which aired in 2001 and Meteor Garden II in 2002 in Taiwan. Funds budgeted for this series are not kidding, reaching 33 million US dollars.

2. Rising Star Shen Yue as Shancai

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Shancai is the main female character in the Meteor Garden series. Shen Yue is trusted to fill the character Dong Shancai in the 2018 version of this series. Shen Yue has started an active career in acting since 2017. Her expertise in acting has been increasingly trusted since she became the main character in the drama A Love So Beautiful. Playing Dong Shancai not only made him famous in China, but also increased his popularity worldwide. He also won various awards outside of acting. In 2018 he received an award at the Baidu Entertainment Award in the category of Character of the Year. In the same year he was included as the winner in the Top 10 Positive Energy Models category at the Weibo V Influence Summit. Another award he got,

3. The presence of Dylan Wang as a Newcomer

Prior to becoming an actor, Dylan Wang was a flight attendant and poster model at Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation. Meteor Garden is the first television drama starring Dylan Wang. He had the opportunity to become the main character, namely the character Daoming Si. Through this drama, his name has also begun to be considered in the acting field. Dylan Wang won the first award for his skyrocketing popularity in 2019. At that time, he won the Most Influential TV Drama Newcomer of the Year category at the 2019-2019 Golden Data Entertainment Award. Apart from acting, Dylan Wang also has a knack for singing. In the drama Meteor Garden, Dylan Wang contributed his voice to several songs that were used as drama soundtracks.

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4. The Perfect Flower Four Combination

Meteor Garden is known for its four friends in a group called F4 or Flower Four. In the latest remake, apart from Dylan Wang as Daoming Si, there is also Darren Chen as Huaze Lei, Caesar Wu as Ximen Yan, and Connor Leong as Feng Meizuo. The four of them are young actors who are well-known in China for their acting talent and popularity. Darren Chen is known for his role as Lin Yutang in the dramas Proud of Love and Proud of Love 2. Apart from being an actor, Caesar Wu is a model and singer. Connor Leong made his debut in acting through the comedy series Huang Fei Hong. This latest version of F4 managed to make the four of them become models for several well-known magazines in China, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Instyle magazines.

5. A series of soundtracks that must be entered into the playlist

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There are many soundtracks from Meteor Garden which aired in 2001 that made an impression on the heart. One of the songs is Meteor Shower sung by Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, and Vaness Wu.

This time, there are 3 new songs sung directly by Flower Four versions of Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Caesar Wu, and Connor Leong . The three songs that you must listen to are For You, Creating Memories, and Never Thought Of. Dylan Wang as the main character also sang other songs, such as Don’t Even Have to Think About It and Extremely Important. The choice of a mellow song for those of you who are sad is The Tenderness Behind The Flower performed by Darren Chen. If you’re looking for another song to lift the mood, just listen to Connor Leong’s Star Counting Shooting Stars.

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