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Me Too, Flower - The Most Underrated Korean Drama Series

Updated on December 29, 2016

Me Too, Flower

The Most Underrated K-Drama

I just finish watching a Korean Drama Series called “Me Too, Flower” (2011), also known as “I’m a flower too”, starring Yoon Shi Yoon (Baking king, Kim Takgu) and Lee Ji Ah (The Legend). Initially, 16 episodes were planned for the mini-series. However, due to the low rating and full load of yearend events, MBC decides to cut the series down to 15 episodes, which is unfortunate. Like many viewers outside of S. Korea, I really enjoy this drama series. The chemistry between the hero and heroine is charming, realistic and heartwarming. The story is interesting and eventful, with certain degree of depth. For most part, the pacing is good, hardly any boring moments, funny and cute at times, moving and sad the next. Although the lead actress is 9 years older than the lead actor, but the maturity of Yoon Shi Yoon makes up for the age gap. Rating does not necessarily construe the real quality of a work, and “Me Too, Flower”, in my opinion, is one of the best K-dramas in year 2011, and it deserves much more credit than it has received.

Kim Jae Won and Yoon Shi Yoon

The Charming Young Actor

Frankly, the first thing about this series that grabs my attention is the lead actor, Yoon Shi Yoon. Originally, the part was offered to a 30 years old actor, Kim Jae Won. However, due to a serious shoulder injury during the beginning of the filming, he was forced to drop out of the series, and the 25-year-old Yoon Shi Yoon became the last minute replacement. He only has about a week to prepare for the role, and the schedule was extremely tight. Against all odds, he successfully grasps the spirit of this dynamic and multi-talented hero, charming his way into many people’s hearts.

The Storyline

A tough female police officer, Cha Bong Sun (played by Lee Ji Ah), who suffers from depression, falls in love with a young, self-made, multimillionaire, Seo Jae Hee (played by Yoon Shi Yoon), whom she initially believed was a poverty-stricken parking attendant when in fact he works as an undercover boss. Instead of counting her lucky stars, she is taken aback by how rich he is. Officer Cha Bong-sun is a peculiar woman who defies the rigid social hierarchy and rails against it. And Seo Jae-Hee, the millionaire boyfriend, is a peculiar man who falls in love with this quirky police officer, but their relationship is not a smooth sailing. Bong-sun’s materialistic younger sister already has an eye on Jae Hee. Posing as a model for his luxury company, her real goal is to snatch him, along with all his wealth. In the heart of this love-greed tangled nest is another woman and her young son. They share a mysterious past with Jae Hee. And once Bong-sun finds out their relationships all hell breaks loose…

Their passionate love almost ends in tragedy when a bicycle thief leads Officer Bong-sun to a building’s rooftop and locks her out on a chilly winter night. On the verge of freezing to death, Bong-sun calls out Jae Hee’s name. Meanwhile, Jae Hee searches the nearby streets franticly. Will he find her in time? Will they live happily-ever-after? It would take a miracle to reunite the two and perhaps that’s what Santa Claus has in mind on the Christmas Eve…

Me Too Flower MV - Dreaming

As I mentioned before, there is 9-years age-gap between the leading man and lady, but the gap gradually disappears as the characters’ relationship continues to develop. It’s delightful to see the two of them acting together. The cuteness they display on screen and the passion they feel for one and another make their love believable. Yoon Shi Yoon is great in “Baking King, Kim Takgu”. His forthright, truthful and kind nature moves even the toughest soul, and here he plays a totally different kind of protagonist, a remarkable young man with dark, tormenting past. He captures the character’s essence well, beautifully transforms himself into this complex yet delightful and adorable hero. Comparing to a simple story “Love Rain”, this drama is well-produced, well-acted, and possesses more depth and spirit.

Me too, flower MV

“Me Too, Flower” is the most underrated Korean Drama series I have seen so far. The story line is interesting and refreshing, the lead actors are dynamic and unforgettable, and their performance is realistic, moving and full of passion. Many reasons contribute to the low rating. One of them I believe is the scandal involving lead actress, Lee Ji Ah’s personal life. The drama comes out around the time her secret marriage and divorce to a famous singer leak out. Her image is severely damaged. Many S. Koreans turn their back on the show due to her disgrace. However, to those who live outside of S. Korea, what really matters is the story itself and actors’ talent. This drama series is surprisingly good: funny, touching, exciting, and full of passion, love and magic. The other underrated drama is “The Return of Iljimae”, the best K-Drama Series on my list. Although the rating is not as low as “Me Too, Flower”, but it deserves warmer welcome that it had received. They are two best examples why one should never judge a show by its rating.

A Kiss to Remember

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      Arihant 8 months ago

      Glad to find support for this awesome drama-this is an awesome ride and the biggest strength is the lead pair.Utterly beautiful love story.The song "Dreaming_baby you" has been on loop since first listening to it on this drama.Give it a try..

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the review, i will watch at dramago

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      Dreamlin 3 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks Jenny for your comment.

      I totally agree with you. Everyone has a right to happiness, and anyone can have a failed marriage. Talent and personal life are two different matters. One should not be judged by their private life.

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      Jenny 3 years ago

      This was an incredible drama

      I have no understanding why people criticized over Lee Ji Ah's acting or her personal life. It made me mad that people actually focuses more on a person's life than their talent. This drama made Lee Ji Ah my ultimate favorite korean actress and same goes for Yoon Si Yoon, he was such an attractive korean actor haha.

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      Dreamlin 3 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thank you Grace for the comment. I love the leading lady and leading man in this drama. Their exceptional acting breathes life to the story. Too bad, Yoon Shi Yoon went to army. We won't be able to see him in a drama for two years. He should play more lead roles, very talented young actor.

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      Grace 3 years ago

      To be honest, I've been looking for someone that has same thought as me. And I finally found it. This is literally my favorite my k-drama ever, and I'm saying this from watching over many dramas throughout the year and as a korean. It was so underrated and I wished that this show would've shined as it deserved.

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      Dreamlin 3 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thank you Nicole for leaving me a comment. Glad our thoughts are the same regarding the quality of this drama. I'm amazed how much attention the K-drama is getting nowadays. It's great talking to you. Please don't hesitate on sharing your opinion. :)

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      nicole 3 years ago

      this is a very old entry i know, but i just finished watching this drama a few days ago and i definitely agree with you(if you're still there xD) i've tried to find a dvd or anything with spanish subs and it's impossible... thinking about it i ended up here, reading exactly what i have in my mind and didn't want to accept... this drama is one of the best i've seen and it sucks big time that people didn't give it what it deserved... let's talk about culture some other day though :D

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      Dreamlin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thank you Mai for your comment. I'm glad you find the review helpful.

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      Mai 4 years ago

      It's so nice reading your review. It's like a glimpse of the drama's effect on me (well, coz' when I finish watching Korean dramas, it really gets into me ^_^). Thanks!

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      Dreamlin 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thank you, Some Girl 8907 for your comment and for following me.

      I hope you’ll have a good time watching this drama.

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      Arlene 5 years ago from Ohio

      It's been on my list of dramas to watch, after reading this I think I will definitely have to check it out!

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      Dreamlin 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thank you, Ingenira for your generous comments. Hope you enjoy this drama series just like I have. One interesting note, like “Mary’s Night Out”, this kissing scene also involves a pair of handcuffs.

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful review ! You got me convinced, I am going to find this drama series and watch it. :)

      Must agree with you that the kiss scene is mesmerizing!