EXO Next Door

EXO Next Door (2015)

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Ji Yeon Hee is a 23 year old girl, who hasn't yet dated because she blushes terribly and is completely paralysed when she's near a good looking boy. One day, four members of EXO are trying to keep a low profile, and move into the house of one of the member's grandfather. However, it turns out that EXO members' house is right in front of Yeon Hee's house.

  • Native title:

    우리 옆집에 EXO가 산다
  • Also Known as:

    Woori Yeopjibe EXOga Sanda; 우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다; We live next door to EXO;

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KatieBo
15 people found this review helpful
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Aug 10, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.5
-Rough Review-

To start off, I want to make one thing clear. Before watching 'EXO Next Door' I wasn't a fan. I did not listen to their songs or follow them on any kind of social media. I'm using the word 'wasn't' right now because thanks to this show I'm a fully integrated fan. These boys blew me away with their charm, wit and acting in 'EXO Next Door' in a way read more that i was not bodily prepared for. I now own half of their songs and have a merchandise mug on the way from freakin' KOREA! Now this all happened in the span of a week. Which, when I think about it makes me concerned for my mental wellbeing. But I won't talk about that, back to the review.

I watched this show out of curiosity and boredom and ended up enjoying it 'till the very end. The romance between Chanyeol and the lead actress didn't really interest me, I was more focused on the hilarity that was Sehun's friendship with her brother. What surprised me most about this was that the acting wasn't as horrid as I was expecting it to be considering their profession is singing/dancing.

Story is as predictable as can be. The question 'What would happen if my favorite band lived next door' was answered with a gift from heaven for a fangirl.

Though i must say. My favorite character by far was the lead actress' brother. His bromance with Sehun made my heart flutter and brought tears to my eyes from laughter whenever they interacted.

So, to be frank. I started this show being handed a romance. I left this show holding a bromance.
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Patricia
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Jun 28, 2015
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
--rough review--
The storyline of EXO Next Door is mediocre and nothing special to put it bluntly, you could probably find a similar story visualizing fan fiction. 99% of us watched it for the members (including myself) and the cast was what really made it so popular.
This drama has an exceptionally close concept with boys over flowers with the asshole main lead and the nice friend who we all know gets read more friend-zoned by the female lead.
I will say though i enjoyed the scenes between Sehun and Kwangsoo and found their relationship really funny and entertaining.
For the cast acting Ga young was good as the female lead and really portrayed her character well. I find Kyungsoo to be the most natural and least awkward among the group (and i'm not only saying that because he's my bias). Sehun on the other hand... I have no comments. Kwangsoo was really entertaining to watch and really was a unique and adorable character to watch I got happy every time I saw him, I'll give the directors props for Kwangsoo.
For the music in EXO Next Door the one that stood out was the slow song sung by Baekhyun which I liked a lot.
BOTTOM LINE, if you are an exo fan you will really enjoy this, but story wise... it's really just exo fan-service, which i'm sure a lot of people don't have a problem with. In watching this drama you will laugh a lot and get overly excited and fangirly over a lot of scenes. Treat this as a light hearted fun show don't expect really deep feeling.
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Make a Recommendation More recs (8)Recommendations

Both male lead are famous.
Both female lead work as a maid at his house.
At first both not really like or favor each other.
Both male lead friend fall for female lead.
Recommended by KarishaNove
- Same Male Leads - CHANYEOL /(^3^)/
- Both of the story lines are really fluffy and cringe, with no deeper meaning. Also both stories are pretty predictable
- Same Male Lead 'vibe' , the male leads both had the mean facade and treated the girl really badly at first
- REPEAT Same Male Leads - CHANYEOL /(^3^)/

Overall both were really enjoyable, but woudn't be the type of drama/movie I would stay up until 5am watching.
Recommended by IreneChen

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    mikucchan 16 days ago

    if you're an EXO-L, you'll definitely love this one. It was really cheesy, embarrassing and awkward at first but as the episodes progressed, it was just funny and, being a girl, super KILIG. I kept squealing at the Channie and DO parts.

    Speaking, ChanYeol has always been my bias but my heart ached for DO T_T I can't wait to watch his dramas soon! And Channie's So I Married an Anti-fan as well.

    PS: Imagine EXO watching EXO NEXT DOOR together ohmygod what a riot hahaha
    PPS: TAO FEELZZZZZ T_T

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    jesy 29 days ago

    am not into k-pop in general, yea ive heard EXO as Kboyband but nothing really interest me. out of boredom, i watched this mini series and honestly, got me hooked to it.. i enjoyed every episode though it was kinda rush in the end..:<

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    SarahLawrence5 Apr 24, 2017
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    parknatalia3256 Apr 17, 2017

    It would be much better if this drama would have twist and turn and some more episodes it become boring after 2 or 3 ep but as an EXO fan i watch all episodes only for them . I hope i can see all of them in another drama .

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    Ugu Feb 23, 2017
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    Sakura19 Dec 21, 2016

    EXO <3 :D :)

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    Jules Moon Dec 19, 2016 - edited

    You know this show and I Remember You made me fall in love with D.O. and Scarlet Heart made me fall in love with Baekhyun. I started getting into K-pop and I came across the song Hey Mama by EXO-CBX and I watched the music video for it and I'm like omg it's Baekhyun from Scarlet Heart and EXO Next Door!! I didn't know that was him that's awesome. And then I got into more songs of theirs. I love them haha

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      gellieluna Mar 6, 2017

      Omg same situation I was in before . It started with their dramas <3

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    Lyra Dec 10, 2016

    "who hasn't yet dated because she blushes terribly" the last two words should be in BOLD. It was fun to watch this drama but that blush... I kept on wondering if there's actually any person who blushes like that in real life. Maybe there is... or maybe not.

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    iNeedSomeJisoos Nov 27, 2016

    The title says it all.

    I actually didn't even listen to EXO or even K-Pop in general when I first watched this series, so it was a bit confusing for me in the beginning; yet I still really liked it and thought it was super cute, and even fangirled at a group I wasn't even a fan of. That's how much I liked it.
    Today I am super obsessed with K-Pop, especially EXO, and thought of rewatching the series. Of course, it was still as cute too me as it was before, and had me fangirl even more. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this drama for EXO and KPop fans, but also for those who aren't fans but like dramas with cute romance.

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    LinLi Oct 12, 2016

    This is a negative this about this drama so if you loved it please don't continue reading.
    The main lead girl is seriously crazy and weird doing all this weird stuff on the first episode. I seriously hated it. I mean maybe I'll give it another try since it was rated an average of 8 from 5,500 users. But like for now this drama sucked and ragged. And the girl was too cheesy.

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    kahoko Aug 25, 2016

    While as a drama itself it wasn't great, it was pretty entertaining. Sehun's last scenes just killed me xD so effin' funny.
    I'll have to admit some of these guys are bias breakers (Kai and Chanyeol), but I still love Sehun the most! <3

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    Kimtan1999 Jul 21, 2016

    So cute ^^ I like it , ♡♡ exo ♡♡

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    beloved89 Jun 10, 2016

    I'm not a fan of Exo but this was cute. The girl was over-the-top at the beginning but she grows on you, and her brother is hilarious. Reminded me of the old DBSK dramas hahah

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    nighrtwing Jun 3, 2016

    i don't think this was supposed to be a show itself, but mostly something for the fans + people who are being introduced to exo. It is definitely not a good drama for common public or spectators, but you will undoubtedly enjoy it if you are an exo-l (like me) or is looking forward to join the fandom.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Apr 9, 2015 to May 28, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Tuesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    Naver TV Cast
  • Duration:

    15 min.

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  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 7,585 users)
  • Ranked:

    #697
  • Popularity:

    #47

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