) is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Lee Min-ho, Ku Hye-sun, Kim Hyun-joong (of SS501), Kim Bum, Kim Joon (of T-Max) and Kim So-eun.
It aired on KBS2 from January 5 to March 31, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays at for 25 episodes. The series is the fifth television adaptation of the manga following the Taiwanese Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II, and the Japanese Hana Yori Dango and its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns.
Hardworking Geum Jan Di (Ku Hye-sun) attends the exclusive Shinhwa High School through a scholarship she obtains.
Headstrong, optimistic, stubborn, and kind-hearted, Jan-di readily stands up for her friends when they are being bullied.
She ends up getting on the dark side of Gu Jun-pyo when she stands up to him but later develops feelings for him. A member of F4 and the grandson of a former president of Korea.
The Seoul chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) criticized the series for being the epitome of materialism and the Cinderella complex, saying it sets a bad example for Korean dramas by depicting school violence, and teenagers indulging in pleasure and prejudice toward others based on their appearance and social class.
The YWCA report also singled out the leading female character (Geum Jan-di) for being passive and dependent.
He has a driving phobia after being involved in a car accident that killed his parents and left him the only survivor. He is initially in love with Min Seo-hyun, who helped him overcome his social anxiety and problems related to his autism.