It was on May 2003 when it all started, a Taiwanese drama was about to air in ABS-CBN channel. People are so curious about this new show coming from an Asian country. Everyone was trying to figure out what is this “Meteor Garden” drama that was adapted from the manga “Hana Yori Dango”.
This curiosity created a phenomenon that interests everyone to watch the premiere episode of the show. Little did they know they’re started to get hooked not just in the story but to the gorgeous Taiwanese actors and actresses. And because of these craze, the television viewing in the Philippines revolutionize. Once upon a time we were bombarded with Mexican tele-novelas but Meteor Garden changed everything that opens the door for Asian novela wave. It is safe to say that Meteor Garden is the father of Asian drama series in the Philippines.
It was nearly 11 years since the first time it was aired. Meteor Garden’s magic didn’t subside when it was announce to have a rerun. In fact, it “attracts the social media generation of fanatics, who tweet about episodes with special hashtags that consistently top Twitter Trending Topics a few minutes after airing.” The magic of Meteor Garden is really amazing despite the long years and different Asian version of this drama series, they remain the formidable force to reckoned with!