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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paintbrush
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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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VioletSakura
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Feb 26, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
One more "Flower Boy" series are over... and I am left with yet another broadly smiling face. Though I will not spill compliments that these series left me breathless, like the previous, "Shut Up Flower Boy Band", did, but this drama, in its genre of bubbly, funny, cutey-cutey-cutey, totally had me from the first moment till the last.

First of all, I am now noticing a pattern in the series as I read more have watched all of them, though they are called "Pretty Boy" and hey, who can say you don't see enough pretty here, but has anyone also caught him/herself on the thought that the characters crated for these series seem very real? I mean, forgetting about the bubbly front, there were real people, real feeling, real problems, and I like it so much, that it feels real watching these characters. I like characters that have depth, and the series have never failed to give me the characters. And though at first you may thing Enrique is the most funny, cute and bubbly character you could ever see, throughout the series he will show you so much humanity, so much sadness, so many unforgettable words... Though Dok-Mi may seem the girl who has closed herself and hasn't thought about her life ever since, will show you so much smile, so much strength, so much pain that she has been through and how much she grows by the end of the series, how much she changes Enrique and changes herself...

As the drama is mostly a comedy, I thought it is important to note that you'll find here not only comedy but also real characters who will make you feel for them, which I really appreciate.

This was the 3rd drama I was watching with Park Shin-Hye, and she again proved her abilities, I adore the girl.
Yoo Si-Yoon was just adorable as puppy-panda Enrique, I hope to watch other things with him.

Music was, like the drama, cute and calm. I really like the slow piece during the sad parts, and Park Shin-Hye's song, so alike her character and warm to my heart.
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    SiljeOlsen Aug 2, 2017

    Despite almost everyone in the comments saying this drama is boring, I really enjoyed it. So if you're trying to decide whether or not to watch Flower Boy Next Door, instead of reading all the comments, why don't you watch it and decide whether or not you like it by yourself. :)

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    fuxo Jul 22, 2017

    I love park shin hye's acting skill in her every drama but overall this drama is totally boring. I admit it that there are so many funny and cute moments but mmm still get bored:(

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    Truly horrible drama, maybe its for teenage girls.

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    Reiko Apr 27, 2017 - edited

    Idk. I think I'm wierd. Lots of pp said it's good but overall I think this drama was boring. I kinda forced myself through the episodes because PSH was in it but it didn't work. So yea....

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      fuxo Jul 22, 2017

      this is what I thought too...

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    AydinLan Apr 7, 2017

    Cute , funny , uncomplicated & delightful . The cast are so lovely ... I wish I could live in that neighborhood with them lol

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    Sudapop Mar 16, 2017

    Loved it!

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    Solasta Jan 19, 2017

    I thought this was a cute, funny drama. It's nothing amazing or new, but it's a fun watch. They used the same background story at they did for Doctors. Enrique Geum reminded me A LOT of Jung Il Woo's character in Flower Boy Ramen Shop. Like the expressions and stuff, it was funny. Made me miss my Il Woo :(

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    Loan Jan 2, 2017

    really boring, don't know how I even managed to finish it

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    naydesu Dec 14, 2016

    My bae <3

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    Roxyna Dec 9, 2016

    Totally boring!!

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    Ineta Nov 20, 2016

    I started this drama with no real expectations and got pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was. I liked it quite a lot, especially how much I could relate to some of the characters. I also liked how the characters faced real struggles of trying to understand each other's feelings.
    One of my least favorite things were how some of the characters seemed to not have a real purpose in the drama (like Watanabe) or how annoying the writers made some others (like the sasaeng). It also sometimes got a liiittle bit too slow.
    But overall I would definitely recommend this, especially if you're looking for a sweet drama with warm feeling that is light and easy to watch. :)

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    naccu Nov 18, 2016

    Funny and cute <3 <3

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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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    Shay Jul 22, 2016

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

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    Shay 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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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    50 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 16,672 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1048
  • Popularity:

    #181

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