Youth Over Flowers

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Youth Over Flowers
Logo of youth over flowers.png
Also known asFriends Over Flowers
GenreTravel, Reality
Written byLee Woo-jung
Choi Jae-young
Directed byNa Young-seok
Shin Hyo-jung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes29
Production
Production location(s)Seoul
Peru
Laos
Iceland
Namibia
Botswana
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Australia
Running time90 minutes
Fridays at 21:40 (KST)
Release
Original networktvN
Original release
  • 2014: August 1 – October 10, 2014 (2014-08-01 – 2014-10-10)
  • 2016: January 1 – April 1, 2016 (2016-01-01 – 2016-04-01)
  • 2017: November 7, 2017 – January 9, 2018 (2017-11-07 – 2018-01-09)
Chronology
Followed byThree Meals a Day
Related showsGrandpas Over Flowers
Sisters Over Flowers
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
꽃보다 청춘
Hanja
Revised RomanizationKkotboda Cheongchun
McCune–ReischauerKkotpoda Ch'ŏngch'un

Youth Over Flowers (Hangul꽃보다 청춘; RRGgotboda Cheongchun)[1] is a South Korean travel-reality show which premiered on tvN in 2014.

Editions[edit]

I. Peru[edit]

The three singer-songwriters went on a backpacking tour of Peru, with Machu Picchu as their ultimate destination.[2] They went to Peru on June 25, 2014 and were only informed about the trip three hours before the flight, causing them to travel with no luggage.[3]

II. Laos[edit]

Similar to the previous season, the three actors (who all starred in Reply 1994[4][5]) were also not informed about their trip to Laos and only found out about it three hours before the flight. They went to Laos on July 7, 2014 and returned on July 14, 2014.

III. Iceland[edit]

This season of Youth Over Flowers was initially announced with three cast members, Jung Sang-hoon, Jung Woo, and Jo Jung-suk. The three actors went to Iceland on November 25, 2015 whereas Kang Ha-neul, who thought he couldn't go due to his commitment to appear at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, was surprised by the Youth Over Flowers team and taken right after the award show to join the other actors on November 26, 2015. The four actors were given a mission to see aurora before they return home on December 4, 2015.

IV. Africa[edit]

On January 22, 2016 Ahn Jae-hong, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Go Kyung-pyo were surprised by Youth Over Flowers team during the last day of their Reply 1988's celebratory vacation in Phuket, Thailand and were taken to Namibia. Park Bo-gum who had returned from Phuket early for his Music Bank filming was taken right after the recording concluded.[6] The actors stayed in Namibia and Zimbabwe for 10 days and returned to South Korea on February 2, 2016.

V. Australia[edit]

After completing the mission on New Journey to the West 4, Song Min-ho chose to film Youth Over Flowers with his band (Winner) as his prize. The wish were granted and Youth Over Flowers team tricked Winner and took them to Australia on October 10, 2017. They stayed in Australia for 7 days and returned to South Korea on October 18, 2017.

Airtime[edit]

Airdate Airtime
August 1, 2014 – October 10, 2014 Friday at 9:40 PM KST
January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016
November 7, 2017 – November 28, 2017 Tuesday at 10:50 PM KST

Ratings[edit]

2014[edit]

PERU
Episode Original airdate AGB Ratings[7]
Average ratings
1 August 1, 2014 4.6%
2 August 8, 2014 5.5%
3 August 15, 2014 5.7%
4 August 22, 2014 4.9%
5 August 29, 2014 4.8%
6 September 5, 2014 3.8%
LAOS
Episode Original airdate AGB Ratings[7]
Average ratings
7 September 12, 2014 5.4%
8 September 19, 2014 5.7%
9 September 26, 2014 4.8%
10 October 3, 2014 5.0%
11 October 10, 2014 3.7%

2016[edit]

ICELAND
Episode Original airdate AGB Ratings[7]
Average ratings
1 January 1, 2016 8.2%
2 January 8, 2016 8.5%
3 January 15, 2016 7.8%
4 January 22, 2016 6.9%
5 January 29, 2016 6.7%
6 February 5, 2016 8.2%
7 February 12, 2016 7.5%
AFRICA
Episode Original airdate AGB Ratings[7]
Average ratings
8 February 19, 2016 11.8%
9 February 26, 2016 10.4%
10 March 4, 2016 8.8%
11 March 11, 2016 8.3%
12 March 18, 2016 6.2%
13 March 25, 2016 5.8%
14 April 1, 2016 4.1%

2017[edit]

AUSTRALIA
Ep. Date Average audience share Notes
AGB Nielsen[8] TNmS[9]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 November 7, 2017 3.377% 3.797% 4.9% N/A
2 November 14, 2017 2.376% 2.855% 3.6%
3 November 21, 2017 2.236% 2.485 2.6%
4 November 28, 2017 1.692% 1.549% 2.2%
5 January 9, 2018 5.880% 6.742% 7.1% Director's cut with Kang's Kitchen

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
tvN10 Awards
Best Content Award, Variety Youth Over Flowers Won
Two Star Award Jo Jung-suk Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ The title is a word play/parody of Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango), a popular Japanese manga about four handsome young men.
  2. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (26 June 2014). "Younger actors chosen for Flowers". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ "윤상·유희열·이적, 나영석PD 新프로 '꽃보다청춘' 촬영차 25일 전격 출국 - 스타뉴스". star.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  4. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (28 July 2014). "Son Ho Jun Says He Would Date Yoo Yeon Seok If He Was a Woman". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  5. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (21 September 2014). "Interview: Yoo Yeon Seok Spills Stories Behind Filming Youth Over Flowers". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  6. ^ "아프리카 나마비아, 쌍문동 4인방 류준열·고경표·박보검·안재홍이 함께간다". mk.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  7. ^ a b c d AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page Archived March 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Korean)
  8. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 4, 2017.

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