I actually think it’s a good time to do another adaption of the popular shoujo manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), but I wonder if the upcoming Meteor Garden 2018 will go to the source material in adapting or remake the first time Taiwan dramas made the story into Meteor Garden in 2000. It makes a difference as remaking a drama adapting a manga feels like making a copy of a copy hence the luster is dimmer, but if MG2018 goes to the source then it’s got less comparison to the original and a chance to modernize the story more for the tastes of today rather than the viewership of nearly twenty years ago.
The young leads of MG2018 have landed their second huge magazine cover in two months, this time Elle China February 2018 edition after being in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan back in November. What’s nice is seeing adorable leading lady Shen Yue with the four boys, she was missing in the Bazaar spread and I wonder if it was because her casting wasn’t confirmed yet back them. She’s joining the new F4 of Dylan Wang, Guan Hong, Liang Jing Kang, and Wu Xi Zhe. Everyone looks fantastic and it’s also pretty cute that they have the classic curl Domyouji/Dao Ming Si hairstyle instead to Rui/Hua Zhe Lei played by cherubic Guan Hong.