'Meteor Garden' Made Its Philippine TV Debut 17 Years Ago Today!
On May 5, 2003, our afternoon viewing habit was changed forever when Meteor Garden made its Philippine television premiere.
Safe to say, it's the show that truly kickstarted the Asionovela invasion of the 2000s. The phenomenal success of the Taiwanese drama series starring Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu also gave birth to the "F4 Fever" which swept away the country - and even dominated the MYX charts - 17 years ago.
The series would later be moved from its afternoon slot to ABS-CBN's primetime block due to its immense popularity.
Pinoy fans were in full throwback mode as they celebrated MG's 17th anniversary in the country. It's time to play "Qing Fei De Yi" on repeat!
Today @KapamilyaNovela celebrating its 17th year anniversary. On May 5, 2003, The Phenomenal Asianovela that started it all METEOR GARDEN was first asian drama aired in the Philippines via ABS-CBN.— KapamilyaAsianovelas (@KpmlyaAsianvela) May 5, 2020
Happy 17th year anniversary The First and True Home of Asianovelas. ❤💚💙 pic.twitter.com/AbFLg7M2h6
Exactly 17 years ago today, May 5, 2003.. Meteor Garden Taiwanese Version aired in the Philippines.https://t.co/7efxq4HUFA— Annyeong Oppa (@TheAnnyeongOppa) May 5, 2020
Exactly 17 years ago today, May 5, 2003.. Meteor Garden Taiwanese Version aired in the Philippines. https://t.co/z2CqMaV8W4— ANJ (@anjkalma) May 5, 2020
meteor garden 2001 (taiwanese) > boys over flower (korean) > meteor garden 2018 (chinese)— Cheenee (@chencabuslay) May 5, 2020
taiwanese version still the best
Happy 17th Anniversary 🎉 Meteor Garden 2003 😍😍💖 I miss you all 🥺 Wǒ ài nǐ 💖 pic.twitter.com/5ZIBJMxr8j— 𝒟𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃ℯ ℳℯ𝓇𝒸𝓎 (@MercyCandidato) May 5, 2020
potangena nirrewatch ko meteor garden (2001) kinikilig paren ako dana HAHAHAHAHAHA— sha (@shabasilio30) May 5, 2020
Naalala ko dati pag hapon nakikita ko sila tita at mga pinsan ko nanonood ng Meteor Garden tapos makikinood ako. Tapos puta 17 yrs na pala ang nakalipas since that!— Ace (@realacethegreat) May 5, 2020
LMAO I JUST REMEMBERED 12-YEAR OLD ME RELIGIOUSLY WATCHING METEOR GARDEN EVERYDAY AT 4 PM AND LIKE I'D EVEN PREPARE SNACKS AND SHIT FOR MYSELF WHILE I CRY IN FRONT OF THE TV AND WAS TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH DAO MING SI 😂😂😂— Twin Fan #1 @CEO of krjn (@Zapcrictifier) May 5, 2020
We know you miss the Flower 4! So as a little treat, check out Vanness' throwback F4 post on Instagram below:
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