Flower Boy Next Door

Flower Boy Next Door (2013)

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Ko Dok Mi lives peacefully in apartment #402 at Ocean Village. She rarely leaves her apartment. Since last fall, Ko Dok Mi has peeped out her apartment at her neighbor Tae Joon, who lives across from her. Peeping at Tae Joon has become part of Ko Dok Mi's daily routine. Her comfortable and peaceful life is shattered, when a group of handsome neighbors appear at her door.
Video game designer Enrique Keum read morejust came to Korea from Spain. He lives with Tae Joon. Oh Jin Rok lives in apartment #401 with his assistant Dong Hoon. Oh Jin Rok is a web comic writer and begins writing his new comic by observing Ko Dok Mi. There's also Watanabe, who moved next to Ko Dok Mi.

  • Native title:

    이웃집 꽃미남
  • Also Known as:

    My Flower Boy Neighbor ; Yiutjib Ggotminam ; The Pretty Boy Next Door ; My Flower Boy Neighbor

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Nov 14, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Even if it had a lot of flaws, it is one of my favorite dramas. Now, here's why I really liked it, and why you should watch it:

1. Enrique Geum. He was really funny, sweet, and perfect! You'll really enjoy his carefree personality.
2. None of Go Dok Mi's heart's contenders were arrogant jerks, as you usually see in dramas.
3. The secondary characters like Watanabe, the girl with the under read more eye bags, Dong Hoon, etc. They're all really unique and so funny. There was also a secondary couple that I really liked. Don't want to spoil it, but I'll just say it involved Dong Hoon.
4. The hilarious scenes. I've never laughed out loud so much for a drama! You've got falsetto battles, "mafia" scenes, really bad spanish accents, etc.
5. The OST was perfect. It had J Rabbit, one of my favorite singers, and so many cute songs. Plus, the sound effects were really good!

And here is why you might doubt watching it:

1. Go Dok Mi. She was okay for the first few episodes, but then she began to get annoying. She was a Mary Sue: a character that's a perfect flower that bends with the wind, and that does no harm, but is attacked by everyone. I only really liked Dok Mi in the last episode.
2. The unnecessary, annoying drama that begun around episode 9 (I think). I wish the plot could've developed better, because it started out SO good. Those episodes made me feel as if the writers were dragging out this drama too much.

The wonderful last episode and the pros of this drama are what made me give it a 10. If you want to watch FBND, don't begin with such high expectations, that's my only advice :)
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Nov 24, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I may be a little biased because this is one of my favorite dramas, but it is really so cute and funny, I at least suggest you watch the first couple of episodes before you judge it completely.

Park Shin Hye is one of my favorite actresses and she did not disappoint me, I've seen her play really happy and upbeat characters and for her to play a character like Go Dok read more Mi was a very convincing transition.

The comedy is absolutely hilarious, and the chemistry between Enrique(Yoon Shi Yoon) and Go Dok Mi is spectacular, I was rooting for them all the way.

I do have to admit it get a bit draggy towards the end, but if you bear with it you'll see this is a great drama. I've also read many times that Go Dok Mi's character is too passive, but her character does develop into more later episodes, so please give her a chance.

I will definitely re-watch this drama in the future to get some good laughs and just to be able to see the wonderful chemistry between the two main characters.
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only one thing that I found common was that both the female leads are shy and bad at expressing their feelings. in the start of the series it is shown that female leads were ignored and lived quietly. Then there comes the famous male lead (in FBND he is popular game designer and in TGH he is a superstar) who changes their life. there is a love triangle and many comedic events so you will enjoy both.
Other than that one is Korean and the other is Taiwanese plus TGH has a school setting. But both are enjoyable.
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Both stories involve a female lead who is closed off from her true emotions and a bright, creative, people-loving male lead who helps her understand herself and become a better person.
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    blackswindler Sep 24, 2016 - edited

    Yoon Shi Yoon is amazing playing Enrique, absolutely amazing. The drama itself was very very good and funny, not slow and not boring at all. The most surprising for me was that Enrique though having some sad moments, he couldn't persevere one whole day in being sad and quickly was turning back to the cheerful Enrique. That was the most heartwarming.

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    Nishat Jul 22, 2016

    I adore Enrique though!!! And Watanabe!!! But just such a pointless plot idk

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    Nishat Jul 22, 2016 - edited

    Underrated???? No way. I want to finish this drama just so I can give it a low rating but I can't get myself to finish it!! On a positive note, great casting! And can't lie there were funny moments but the story just drags on too much, the convos are uninteresting and I can't really see why either of the male leads would like the female lead

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      justinconfusion Aug 31, 2016
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    MilaKim Jun 23, 2016

    I just realised that Kim Jim Hoon looks like a baby without the beard, lol.

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    Heathenkitties May 8, 2016

    This was such a fun drama to watch!!

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    TokkiLily Apr 2, 2016 - edited

    Cute drama, light hearted fun story, the chemistry of the cast was quite good, I would like to watch similar dramas to this, recommendations welcome =)

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      MilaKim May 21, 2016

      You can also try "You're Beautiful". Park Shin Hye is a lead too. :)

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      TokkiLily May 21, 2016

      seen that but thanks ^^

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      MilaKim May 24, 2016

      You can also check my list and see if something catches your eye.

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    Violess Feb 19, 2016
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    Raiza Feb 10, 2016

    Go Dok Mi was really interesting at first and I really wanted to watch more and discover about everything, but, it started to get boring once she was always de same, empty conversations about the same thing all the time, I didn't dropped it but was tiring and boring to finish.

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016

    The story doesn't attract me that much.

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    Mody Jan 17, 2016

    the dialogues were weird and nothing special i could watch it on mute
    just loved park shin hye she is too cute cant even skip one of her dramas XD

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    diya Dec 18, 2015

    boring,dropped it

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    haitakaz Oct 3, 2015 - edited

    I don't think this drama is underrated, it's almost 12000 people who have rated this drama here on this site and many people have this drama in the romantic kdrama lists on the internet... I don't know how many times people have recommend this drama to me lol. I think this drama was ok, not really my type of drama, but it wasn't bad either

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    Inessa974 Sep 6, 2015 - edited

    It's true, it's underrated. I just finished this drama and even though I found some episodes a little bit slow, I enjoyed it overall. The main characters are cute. Park Shin Hye and Yoon Shi Yoon were really amazing. The story was touching and the ending was beautiful. It's not my favorite Flower boy... drama but I liked it.

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    magicmione Sep 1, 2015

    Underrated! (:

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    _Ahsen_ Aug 28, 2015

    wonderful details


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 26, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    46 min.


  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 14,626 users)
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