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Horrors of student life more intriguing than new Meteor Garden

For many teenagers growing up in the early 2000s, Meteor Garden (2001) was all anyone ever talked about during school recess, never mind that it looked cheap and had cheesy dialogue.

It was the first Taiwanese idol drama of its kind and it became an instant classic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Horrors of student life more intriguing than new Meteor Garden'. Print Edition | Subscribe