September 23, 2009

Meteor Shower was mocked but became super popular

Meteor Shower was mocked but became super popular
Source : kids.youth.cn
translated by ♥teyu- @ http://asianfanatics.net

When Meteor Shower first premiered, it was flamed for being of a lower quality, or rather, a complete ripoff of Taiwan's Meteor Garden, with Meteor Shower simply being too astonishing. Despite various complaints about the drama, it still hung onto everyone's lips. So what if Meteor Shower is astonishing? Likewise, it consistently begins to gain popularity.

T/N : (I got this from Wiki, because the chinese article talks about the synopsis)
Chu Yuxun, the lead character of the series is a poor, hardworking, smart high-school girl. One of her biggest dream is to enter the most prestigious school in the country, Aliceton University where only the richest and the best students can study. With the help from her uncle, she finally gets in unbearingly that she might meet the group H4.

Murong Yunhai, Duanmu Lei, Shangguan Ruiqian and Ye Shuo are the four richest students of Aliceton and known as the campus popular group H4. They became the idols of all the girls and even boys in the campus because of their attitude, power and looks. However, they are unsatisfied with their life as their parents put too much pressure on them being the richest in China. In order for them to be kicked out from Aliceton University, they perform a series of pranks.

Yuxun fights for justice for the victims of the group and she become their instant target. Through fighting and arguing, they began to admire each other and became friends. Touched by Yuxun, H4 eventually becomes the top four students of the school. At the same time, they became loving, responsible males. Through the multiple struggles and hardships, Yuxun and H4 grew up. They learned to control their own lives, choose their own futures, and to strive for their dreams.

Although the main publications have stated that Meteor Shower was not a copy, online discussions have deemed it to hold the shadow of Meteor Garden. Angered fans began to change the name of the drama from Meteor Shower to 'Copycat garden(?)', 'The meteor shocked my heart', etcetc.

As regards to the drama, despite the online flaming of angered people, it is undeniable that this drama is one that has turned many heads.

I actually finished watching this drama a few weeks back and like many others, I was sure this drama was going to disappoint but that never happened. It was not horrible at all, elemento surpriso was at play here. I can't exactly say it's a totally different drama from Meteor Shower. Think of Meteor Shower as like a fraternal twin of Meteor Garden. H4 was originally H3 in the beginning until the main guy, Yun Hai, enrolls at the same school and then they become H4 because of this quote: "Your enemies' enemies are my friends". And to be honest, H4 seems to be a lot nicer than F4 or maybe they're just weaker because they don't have the ability to use a red paper to scare the crap of others. Another thing worth mentioning, is that the mother in Shower is not an unreasonable jackass person and actually shows some care and concern. Yepp, it was a pretty worthwhile watch. If you have time, give it a shot.

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