The Korean Wave is even reaching North Korea. On September 15, the RFA reported that “Boys Over Flowers” is currently very popular amongst middle school, high school, and college students in North Korea.
According to the broadcast, currently in North Korea there are only 21 episodes of the 25 that are being circulated in North Korea. Currently people are frantically looking for the final four episodes. It was said on the broadcast, “People that are selling Korean films illegally are trying hard to obtain the last episodes of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ but they aren’t having much luck. Whoever obtains the episodes and begins distributing them will make a lot of money.”
Also interesting is the fact that the RFA reported that amongst middle school and high school students, the hairstyles of the main characters are very popular. They have made names for the hairstyles, “Goo Joon Pyo Hair” and “Yoon Ji Hu Hair.”
The female character, Geum Jan Di’s dress is also so popular that it is hard to buy any dresses that are similar because they are all being sold out.
“Boys Over Flowers” was a popular drama in 2009 that described the story of four rich “Flower Boys” and an average girl.