Shut Up: Flower Boy Band

Shut Up: Flower Boy Band (2012)

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Byung Hee is the crazy, free-spirited leader and vocalist of the popular underground rock group, Eye Candy. Joining him is mood-maker Ji Hyuk, chic Hyun Soo, playboy Ha Jin, silent Do Il and baby-faced Kyung Jong. These boys rule their school until a redevelopment plan forces the delinquent-ridden school to close down. They're all assigned a transfer to Jung Sang High, but debate whether it's even worth returning to high school at read moreall. However, due to an outside confrontation with Jung Sang's current ruling band, Strawberry Fields, Eye Candy decides to attend Jung Sang out of spite and rule the school once again.

  • Native title:

    닥치고 꽃미남밴드
  • Also Known as:

    Dagchigo Kkochminambaendeu; Dakchigo Kkotminam Band; Flower Boy Band: Eye Candy ; Shut Up And Let's Go

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VioletSakura
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Mar 21, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The best drama I have yet watched this year...
I was watching this parallel to Dream High 2, and the difference in the standards caught my eye more...
First of all, about the story. The bromance, love, friendship, family, these themes are very central in the drama, and are done perfectly. The characters are so perfectly constructed, that you'll start feeling for them after the 1st episode you watch.
The thing that read more amazes me in dramas like this, is that the characters are like brought to life, they became real for me, as they were not trying to be perfect, they were not perfect, and while absolutely loving every character of this drama, I could get angry with them, shout at my screen, and the next moment swoon because of cuteness, their friendship, romance...
Every episode has a story to tell, not like in some dramas, that just drag on, to get to the 16th episode... I have yet to find a scene I'd like to skip here (don't look for it :P).
I discovered several actors here, that I'm going to follow to other dramas, whatever role they take :P
First, Sung Joon, I'd seen him in Lie to Me, and impressing he was in the beginning of the series, but as the romance advanced between the leads, his character faded away, so to say honestly, when I saw him in the first episode here, I didn't know I knew him :P Though his rough voice was reminding me, I didn't catch the signals... Honestly, now I'm very much in love with his down to earth portrayal of Ji-Hyuk, I loved his caring for his friends, his shyness with Su-Ah, his mess ups as a leader, but at the same time honesty and not giving up... (I can't believe he's just 2 months older than me Y_Y)
Jo Bo-Ah, as Soo-Ah! Fantastic girl :) When I saw she's a newcomer, I automatically started searching flaws in her acting... guess what... didn't find... She did better than great, her acting sometimes reminded me of Inoue Mao's portrayal of Makino Tsukushi in Hana Yori Dango, well to think of it, her character really had similarities to Makino. Love her brave and caring character. (THANK YOU FOR NOT LEAVING!!!)
Becuse of MyungSoo (L), now I'm a fan of INFINITE :P Though sometimes he was trying to hard with his icy stare, he's a cute guy and I think he did great, his character was in the end the balance the band needed (speaking about balance...) Do-Il... I can day, this guy... we're seeing him in more dramas from now on, he's gonna become SO popular with his unusual looks (especially eyes..)
Not even going to mention Lee Min-Ki's character, oops, I did... ok... His character just glued me to this drama... an unforgettable character, like a firework, brilliant in the night, and even when it already out, it leaves an unforgettable impression...
If you think this drama is going to blow up your mind by something super new and undiscovered, you're wrong, it's actually a very old story... 'friendship or love'?
Well, guess what, the script writers did great, the main point becoming, it can be both, only you have to be honest with both parties and most importantly with yourself.
I have enjoyed every second of this drama, and can't imagine that I won't be waiting for it next Monday and Tuesday... At least I can keep the songs and rewatch the episodes, by the way, the music is also very-very good, immersing you into the boys world in the moment it starts...
I'm gonna miss Eye Candy! (who;s gonna read a review THIS long?... I had to speak up, haha~)
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pigguboo
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Jul 4, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is a seriously good drama. I was turned off at first at the idea of ANOTHER music drama, because I had been sorely disappointed in the ones in recent years.

'Shut Up' is not about music or a band, though. The friendship, rather brotherhood, between the main characters is the driving force and is what makes this drama so enjoyable. Bromance between hot guys is fun to watch no matter what, read more sure, but the writing and overall development of the story made everything even stronger.

About L: I'll admit, I had issues with watching this at first because sticking idols into dramas never really turns out well. He is a really fantastic actor though. At the risk of giving too much away, I'll just say that even though I'm not a fan of his, I was very pleasantly surprised by this performance. He has real talent.

The music is so good. Crappy music can really break a decent drama, but 'Shut Up's music really made everything better.

Everyone says this is an emotional, heart-wrenching show, but it's also one of the only dramas to make me actually laugh out loud at my screen. Everything was crafted so nicely from beginning to end.

If anyone else is on the fence about giving this a shot, just go for it. (Rewatch is a 9 only because I rarely rewatch dramas). I watched this in 2 days because I literally could not pull myself away. Give it a shot!
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Both have realistic take on the theme of pursuing one's dream. SUFBB is more youthful while Spark is more bleak.
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These two have the same "team of close friends" vibe.
Shut Up may have more depth though.
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    Anjaly 21 days ago

    Loved it... I liked the bomerang friend ship between the leads the most....

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    CharlieWhegs Apr 14, 2017

    I just watched it and it's nice. Love it!

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    KimAlutkus Mar 23, 2017 - edited

    Guys, help. Where can i watch it with eng subs and at least decent quality? If there is a download option then even better.

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      KimAlutkus Mar 26, 2017

      Thank you so much! <3 I can finally watch it

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    Baby_V Feb 24, 2017

    you gonna need some tissues

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    Ola Feb 15, 2017

    Tried to watch it 3 times, is there any hope for me? :'DD

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    ARISTO Dec 14, 2016 - edited
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      giocare Feb 12, 2017

      I didn't watch past that part either!!!

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    INFIRES Dec 2, 2016

    Had to skip here and there, not my kind of drama.

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    Animya Nov 6, 2016 - edited
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      zexito Nov 27, 2016

      I just finished watching ep 2 and I feel the same way. WTF

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      Animya Nov 27, 2016

      I KNOW RIGHT!

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    Asianstan Sep 13, 2016 - edited

    i cant watch it seriously. I dont know why

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    voodoomoocow Aug 23, 2016

    This had the stupidest and most outlandish plot I've ever seen but I kept watching it because Lee Hyun Jae (the drummer) is the prettiest man I've ever laid my eyes on.

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    haitakaz Aug 15, 2016

    Great drama that shows real friendship, I both laughed and cried when I watched it. I like that it's not so much focus on the romance and more focus on their friendship and their life changes. I also love the OST, especially Not In Love, Jaywalking and Wake Up

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    Machiahilly Jun 17, 2016

    It was kinda slow for me and there seems to be a lot of problems thrown at them but their friendship was touching. I'd recommend that you guys watch it! :)

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    PurviThakur May 23, 2016

    My favorite is Lee Min-ki , what a eye markup :) just keep missing him till the end of the drama , But i was little surprised that you didn't even mention his name in cast list :( But the drama is awesome ......

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    KyoCornerSohma Apr 28, 2016

    Haha he died

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    sickofme Mar 23, 2016

    watching it for the fifth time and still doesn't get boring :") masterpiece

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jan 30, 2012 to Mar 20, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 12,144 users)
  • Ranked:

    #350
  • Popularity:

    #188

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