Who can forget the huge hit drama from 2001 starring Vanness Wu, Jerry Yan, Barbie Xu, Vic Zhou, or Ken Chu? Based of the manga “Hana Yori Dango”, it spawned a cult-like following and inspired adaptations in Japan and Korea. I first started watching this drama when it was airing – looking back fashion and budget seem to be lacking (check out Dao Ming Si’s pineapple hair below!) but what made this drama so addictive was its heart.
I mean seriously look at this pineapple hair…
I can’t really answer this because I grew up watching Canto dramas on my grandma’s Chinese cable TV, so I have absolutely no idea what my first Asian drama was. But I didn’t get into TDramas until later, so my first Taiwanese drama I watched was Smiling Pasta.