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Description: F4 graduates from Ying De Xue Yuan. Dao Ming Si invites Shan Cai to go on F4's graduation trip with them to Spain, which is actually F4's way of letting Shan Cai and Dao Ming Si spend some time alone. Dao Ming Si and Shan Cai becomes inseparable during the trip. Just before Shan Cai and Si leave for Spain, Hua Ze Lei gave Ah Si an envelope with a "smart advice" in it. When Ah Si opens the envelope, he finds that the advice from Hua Ze Lei was to ask Shan Cai to marry him in an old church with a legend. Dao Ming Si buys a "Meteor Ring" which Shan Cai had her eyes on, and prepares to propose to her in a church that had special meanings of "love". However, on the way to the church, Dao Ming Si gets into a car accident which had causes him to lose his memory. He met Ye Sha at that time, who helps him and looks after him. The sudden disappearance of Ah Si causes Shan Cai to worry, so she asks Jing to help her. The other three members of F4 also came to Spain immediately after they hear the news. What follows is a story full of ups and downs as Shan Cai tries to find Dao Ming Si and help him regain his memory. In this continued story of Meteor Garden, the love story of Xi Men and Mei Zuo are shown. The reason why Xi Men is such a playboy is revealed, as well as Mei Zuo's own love story since he was in elementary school.
I actually loved it
I wasn’t expecting much from this. Therefore, instead of being disappointed I was pleasantly surprised.
Forget the manga, forget other versions of the F4 theme and just enjoy this show for itself. The plot is entertaining and the new characters introduced catching and lovable.
But the best trait of this show is its stress on friendship and the hardship of growing up and face the world of responsibility, loyalty and honesty.
It’s pretty long, but I suggest you don’t lose patience by the first 5 or 6 episodes: the developments of the story, as well as the acting, greatly improves on going.
I had to smile every time the four friends were together: their interaction is truly adorable and emotion filled. I also appreciated the fact that Meizuo and Ximen’s stories were portrayed (it is something sadly lacking in all the other versions).
For once they dropped the usual, irritating theme of the scheming, witchy second girl; instead the "other" girl is lovable, brave and proves herself to be a very good friend.
Last but not least, one can’t help falling in love with this Dao Ming Si and feel true empathy towards all the characters involved.
My conclusion is, this is worth watching, and while 31 episodes might seem a lot at the beginning, by the end you may wish there were another 10..