After I got caught up with Game of Thrones (I vote for turning the Seven Kingdoms over to Arya, by the way), I had some trouble finding a new TV show to work my way through. I considered Breaking Bad, but it looks stressful. Then I decided on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman but it's not readily available.
Eventually I let the BFF talk me into watching a Korean soap opera called Boys over Flowers. It's about this spunky teenage girl, Jan Di, who gets to go to a ritzy high school as a reward for saving a student's life. Only it's not that great of a reward after all, because everyone at the school is snooty to a sadistic degree and they all look down on her for her middle-class upbringing (her parents are dry cleaners because, like I said, we're in Korea).
Things get worse for Jan Di when she falls afoul of the coolest, most powerful clique in school, known as F4. This is a gang of four ultra-rich "playas" (their word) who walk the halls in slow motion and look like an all-trans boy band. Things must be different in Korea, because this quartet would not have been popular at my high school. In any case, the F4 do not take kindly to Jan Di when she stands up to them, and so they resolve to put her in her place.
Actually, only one of the F4 is legitimately evil. Two of them are just henchmen, and the other happens to be Jan Di's star-crossed love interest. She fell for him when she saw him in the woods practicing his violin in a sexy way. Personally, I think one of the henchmen is cuter--he looks like an Asian Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The whole thing appears to have been shot on somebody's cell phone and scored using a Casio keyboard stuck on the John Williams Lite setting.
So far I love it.