06 September 2014

꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers in Peru

  • 꽃보다 청춘 Kkochboda Cheongchun
  • 꽃보다 청춘 in 페루 (Kkochboda Cheongchun in Pelu)
  • 꽃보다 청춘 in 라오스 (Kkochboda Cheongchun in Laoseu)
  • 꽃보다 청춘 in Peru (Kkochboda Cheongchun in Peru)
  • 꽃보다 청춘 in Laos (Kkochboda Cheongchun in Laos)
English Title:
  • Youth Over Flowers
  • Youth Over Flowers in Peru
  • Youth Over Flowers in Laos
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2014
Season - Episode:
  • 윤상 Yooon Sang
  • 유희열 Yoo Hee Yeol
  • 이적 Lee Jeok (Lee Juck)

Although music artists Yoon Sang, Yoo Hee Yeol, and Lee Juck are aware that they will be on a travel variety program, they were kept in the dark about when the trip would take place, where they are be going, and who they will be going with.

During a planning session, they are surprised to find out that they are traveling out of South Korea with each other in around three hours, and they are only allowed to bring some travel essentials such as medicine.

The three friends are going to Peru for a few days.

Youth Over Flowers is about three friends traveling with the bare essentials. It's actually a variety show with two groups composed of three friends going to different countries.

Although it is officially one show with eleven episodes, I'm going to consider it as one show with two seasons, where each season is for one set of friends going to a particular country. I'm just a stickler for organization, and I just need to make a clear distinction in my mind.

Season one is Youth Over Flowers in Peru, where singers Yoon Sang, Lee Hee Yeol, and Lee Juck go to Peru with literally only the clothes on their back. Season two is 꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers in Laos where actors Yeo Yeon Seok, Son Ho Joon, and Cha Sung Woo or Ba Ro go to Laos with the same concept.

The three music artists have different personalities and it's quite interesting to see them interact with each other. It's also fascinating how much the age hierarchy factors in on each person's role in the group, and influences how each person relates to the other people in the group.

I was actually thinking twice about watching Youth Over Flowers because I have a lot on my plate already, and I wasn't sure if I could commit to adding one more to my never-ending and ever-growing list of programs to watch. What clinched the deal for me is the fact that this time around, the cast is going somewhere with just the clothes off their backs and a few absolute necessities, such as medicine.

Possibly because I'm a planner and I tend to plan my travels down to the last detail, it is my great fantasy to just bring a passport to the airport and go somewhere else without any preparation whatsoever. It sounds really scary, but also really fun. I don't think I'll ever get around to doing it though, so it was great to sort of live vicariously through the cast of Youth Over Flowers.

꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers in Laos
꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers in Iceland
꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers in Africa

꽃보다 할배 Grandpas Over Flowers (2013)
꽃보다 할배 Grandpas Over Flowers (2014)
꽃보다 할배 Grandpas Over Flowers (2015)
꽃보다 누나 Noona Over Flowers

꽃보다 청춘 Youth Over Flowers