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 just came to Korea from read moreSpain. 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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Yumei
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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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CherryBunny
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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May 16, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I had seen Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and was not too terribly impressed with it, so I wasn't in a real big hurry to watch the next new Flower Boy drama. However, the synopsis interested me and knowing that Park Shin Hye was in it, I eventually decided to give it a try.

It was not like I expected it to be at all. I had started it thinking it was going read more to be another light hearted, cute and somewhat cheesy rom-com. What I got instead was a truly sweet, heartwarming story about a young woman who, slowly, thanks to her neighbors and especially one very special neighbor, learns to let go of her insecurities and traumatic past and face the world once more.

There were definite hilarious moments that cracked me up, such as the scene at the end of episode one and the start of episode two where Enrique storms over to Mi Dok's apartment without any pants and starts banging on her door. There were also a lot of sweet, touching moments, too, such as the scene where he sings in the last episode and then what Mi Dok says after. It could be very sweet and light, but it also could become serious and portray such subject matter as bullying and depression quite realistically without just glossing over them.

One of the best things about this drama is that conflicts that end up arising pretty much get handled rather quickly. Unlike many dramas, it doesn't drag out a misunderstanding over countless episodes. If something happens, it is resolved pretty much by the next episode.

I think all the actors did a great job in this, especially Park Shin Hye. She is one of my favorite actresses and extremely talented. She pulls off this quiet, serious and extremely self conscious young woman who has shut out the world very well. I had seen her in Tree of Heaven, so I know how capable of an actress she is when it comes to the more reserved, serious role. She did not disappoint.

In conclusion, I would recommend this drama to everyone. It's definitely a 10.
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    docnty 3 days ago

    No chemistry between the leads, you could so see that when they were kissing, and even more so when hugging, I don't remember once when they're heads actually touched when hugging. Even when interacting, just no chemistry at all, there was more chemistry between her and the 2nd lead, so sad to say... I really love her as an actress, and thought she did a great job, but she needs to bring more passion when acting in a relationship... I could only give this drama a 6 for these reasons, as well for the fact of the love triangle, when are these dumb stupid writers gonna write a proper romance without love triangles or main/2nd lead romances??? WHEN???

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    zumzummara 6 days ago

    why is this drama so UNDERRATED?? it's great!

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    patiikaa 8 days ago

    This drama is lovely! I watched it in 2 days! It's really interesting. I hope you can enjoy it too! :D <3

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    ROSE Aug 19, 2014

    crap and another drama is dropped

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    ooops Aug 16, 2014

    I just watched episode 15 and it has no sense. Like someone is going lets try this and that and a bit of this. If it had been more episodes I would have dropped it. I really hate when there is no story and here it is like that - at the beginning she wants him to go then changes her mind and then he wants to go...And she changed her min in a day...really bad...I think all k-drama story writer should just write the story to make sense from the beginning to the end and not pay attention to rating. Like this I have the feeling they are trying to make an episode more interesting to attract the audience - in the story over all there are soooo many things that dont go together... sorry my opinion )of a lot k-dramas!!!)

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      docnty 7 days ago

      I so agree with you in that Korean writer's really have a way to ruining and/or destroying an otherwise great drama, for me, it's about 80% of Kdrama's that are like that, so sad to say...

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      ooops 7 days ago

      I know. I started watching Gapdong right away because I thought the idea of a serial killer in a k-drama would be awesome... And I stopped after episode 6 because it gets really incoherent. They keep adding things that dont add up...Im still watching gapdong but 1 episode every 2 weeks...And ofc there are some that have an amazing story...I wish all of them could be like that...

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      docnty 7 days ago

      I am totally with you as to wishing all could be like that... :)))

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    YooHae96 Aug 15, 2014

    I was pretty disappointed + no chemisty

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    RozhanRb Aug 2, 2014

    The worst kiss scene ever !!

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    Distase Jul 29, 2014

    Whole drama I was expecting Go Dok Mi and Oh Jin Rak to be together, but nope.
    So that was disappointing for me. But actually nice show.

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    yellowposh Jul 24, 2014

    I actually liked this one but still not enough to be included into my all-time favorites. I dont find any characters annoying. Loved the guys in the neighborhood plus the webtoon manager. A fun and light watch and can I just say that I liked PSH here more than in Heirs.

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    love_kdrama Jul 9, 2014

    i really liked this, it's one of my favorite dramas

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    esraa_adel112 Jun 22, 2014

    i re watched this 3 times just for Enrique Geum :3 ♥ ♥

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    lauu Jun 14, 2014

    i really liked this, like a lot !! maybe it's one of my favorite dramas :)

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    OMG Enrique Geum speaking Spanish was so hilarius!! I'm Spanish and his accent was so funny xD

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    Albatul Jun 3, 2014

    teenage drama :)

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    jumpstar May 23, 2014

    if I was rewatcher, i will rewatch this for sure.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    46 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 9,312 users)
  • Ranked:

    #671
  • Popularity:

    #15

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