Meteor Garden is a Taiwanese drama based on the Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio. The series stars Barbie Hsu as Dong Shan Cai, who is bullied by the F4, played by Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu. It was directed by Tsai Yueh Hsun and produced by Angie Chai. The drama premiered on April 12, 2001 on CTS and was a huge success. Barbie Hsu was nominated for a Golden Bell Award for her performance. The drama was followed by a side story, Meteor Rain in 2001, and a sequel, Meteor Garden II in 2002. A Meteor Garden remake, also produced by Chai, was released in 2018. Dong Shan Cai (Hsu) is a normal student at the elite college, Ying De Academy. The school is controlled by the F4, a group of four rich boys. Shan Cai's life changes forever when she confronts F4's leader Dao Ming Si (Yan). Things turn complicated when he develops a crush on her. She, however, has feelings for his best friend, Hua Ze Lei (Chou).