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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doseofdrama
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Mar 7, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
At the beginning, I was not really drawn into this drama. That’s not to say it didn’t have any initial charisma because I was really onboard with the stylistic filming, the story and the variety of characters. If you gave up this show because of the slow start, take my advice and give it another try.

The acting really blew me away in this show, mostly because the quality was unexpected. I read more kept watching because of Kim Ji-hoon’s emotional pull in early episodes but soon found that Park Shin-hye was the real star. The writers also did an excellent job in developing their characters and revealing new information about them slowly.

On the other side of things, I wasn’t especially happy with the fast-forward-bility of some of the middle episodes. Also Enrique's character can be a bit overboard and annoying. And though the filming was gorgeous I have this gripe- why is everyone so freaking fashionable? I mean Dok-mi is a shut-in for goodness sake, let’s try to make it a little more realistic, and not in that hipster-I-wear-extra-long-zanily-patterned-sweaters way.

Not my all time favorite but definitely worth a watch for its quirky, slice-of-life plot and great acting.

(Review above patterned after my in-depth review of FBND on my blog)
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RenataLynn
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Feb 26, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Having watched the previous two Flower Boy installments, I sat anxiously waiting this one. At first I wasn't sure what to make of the story because it was quite different from other stories I had seen.

I am happy to say this story was great and all encompassing. The main cast did an excellent job.

This series is an excellent choice if you are looking for something light and fun to watch. read more Sure it's got some heavy moments, but for the most part they are very fleeting.
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both dramas tell of a love story involving an introverted heroine who has hidden herself away after a scarring experience, and an extroverted fast speaking (and cute) hero, who helps her step out her doorstep and into the world waiting for her outside.
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Both female leads are hermit stalkers who rarely ever leave the house. Relying instead on binoculars to watch their love from afar.
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    nesrine Mar 21, 2015

    i really liked this drama it was awesome i love Park shin hye acting too

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    kittenmittons Feb 3, 2015

    Surprisingly good drama. The humor is 10/10, acting is amazing. The production is well done, not sure why the rating is so low

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    Jelena96 Nov 4, 2014

    Yoon Shi Yoon is sooooo cute~ x3 But Park Shin Hye isn't the right actress for this kind of drama.

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    docnty Sep 28, 2014

    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 Sep 25, 2014

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

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      zumzummara Dec 15, 2014

      it's not so high, it should be at least 8.00
      you don't have to be rude to say different opinion than mine, i know the meaning of that word and i still think it's underrated. so back off with that rude comment

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      zumzummara Dec 17, 2014

      you're obviously very young and immature... well, go and enjoy yourself :) bye!

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    patiikaa Sep 23, 2014

    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 Sep 24, 2014

      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 Sep 24, 2014

      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 Sep 24, 2014

      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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    Rozhan 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 :)

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 10,777 users)
  • Ranked:

    #849
  • Popularity:

    #108

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