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Flower Boy Next Door, Initial Thoughts

25 Jan

Flower Boy Next Door

What can I say? I’d been looking forward to this show, not knowing what to expect, just that it was from the same people that made “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” and “Shut Up Flower Boy Band”, which I loved. Then came the casting news — Park Shin Hye, Yoon Si Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon — and I was even more excited to see what they’d do with such a good cast. At Christmas, they gave us teaser video after teaser video, and I began to worry that there was gonna be a letdown after all this buildup.

I’m here to say, six episodes in, that it’s good — really, really good. I won’t make a final judgement until I’ve seen the last episode, but so far I’m not disappointed in the least. It’s a slower story, made up of small moments — some laugh out loud, some poignant — that come together into a whole that’s like hanging out with a group of good friends for an hour and a half every week.

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Flower Boy Next Door Christmas Teasers

16 Dec

They released two more teasers for Flower Boy Next Door with a Christmas theme.

They look so cute. I can’t wait to see the show!

Me Too, Flower! [Review]

16 Dec

stars-4

There are many things I loved about this drama. I loved the main couple and how they were together, I loved the quirky psychiatrist and his odd methods of getting Bong Sun to open up, and I loved Bong Sun’s relationship with her rookie partner and how she dealt with his crush on her. I just wish that the writers had given Bong Sun and Jae Hee a better plot to frame their romance. Just when we’d see how cute they were together, they’d be yanked apart by the over-the-top machinations of Hwa Young. I’ve seen that work in other dramas, but here it felt clunky.

The characters, for the most part, were fleshed out in three-dimensions, even though they sometimes acted a little cartoonish. Bong Sun, with her temper and depression; Jae Hee with his guilt toward Hwa Young and his secret phobia; Tae Hwa with his out-of-the-box psychiatry and his own painful past; Kim Dal with her material girl pretensions with an eventual conscience; even Maru with his crush on Bong Sun. All of them were a little more than you expected, which is why I was so disappointed in Hwa Young. I think they tried to make her more, but she ended up pretty much a one-dimensional evil antagonist, and that was so frustrating when the character deserved better.

This is very rewatchable, which is what I base my ratings on, I just had to knock it down a star because it didn’t live up to its full potential.

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Flower Boy Next Door Teaser

5 Dec

I’m looking forward to watching Flower Boy Next Door in January! They released the teaser, and it looks so cute.


The basic story is that she’s a shut-in type of person (don’t know why) who spys on her cute guy neighbors and gets caught by one played by Yoon Si Yoon — the guy that almost kisses her in the teaser.

According to Dramabeans, the labels on the guys are: Front Neighbor, Next-door Neighbor, Back Neighbor, Side Neighbor, and Across-the-way Neighbor.

I really liked the previous two in the Oh Boy! series — Flower Boy Ramen Shop and Shut Up Flower Boy Band — so I have some high hopes for this one, too. I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll live up to my expectations.

Me Too, Flower!, Initial Thoughts

29 Oct

Update: This is now finished and reviewed.

This was recommended to me by Crazy for Kdrama, and since we share similar tastes I tried out a couple of episodes. And, of course, I liked it. So now I’m officially watching it and will write a review once I finish. If you’d like to see my reactions as I watch, you can check out my Facebook page [edit: Facebook is great for posting thoughts as they happen, but not so great for checking out archives, so I’ll be posting compilations of my Facebook posts to my Tumblr as well].

I’ve watched about two and a half episodes so far, and it has promise. Bong Sun is cynical and angry, but you can see that she has heart. Jae Hee is having fun pushing her buttons, mostly because he’s bored, and she’s good entertainment when she’s angry. I like that once he sees her vulnerable side, he backs off just a little bit, but not too much.

There are some interesting side stories coming together as well. Some connected with him, some with her, some with both. Side note: It’s amazing how all these people are coincidentally connected. Big cities must have a smaller population than I thought.

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