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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tikusNURUL
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Mar 9, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
If you're a fan of the flower boy series, this is a must watch too ^^ i like how the drama plays around with the audiences' emotion. At one moment you were laughing and out of nowhere ended up crying. They were also able to emphasize the reality of life except for the flower boys part. lolxD The cast brought out the character they played well and the lines they delivered was read more 'hit you in the heart' as anyone or everyone could relate with. I would say the they chose the right actors for every character. Probably it's just me but I could understand how Go Dok Mi feels when she was betrayed by her own friend. Park Shin Hye really brought the character out well. Yoon Shi Yoon managed to create Enrique of his own. You can see how he was able to show himself as a happy-go-lucky flower boy but you can also see the loneliness in his eyes. This drama shows how different people cope with loneliness and also how they show love in their own way. If this was the aim of the drama, I think the message has been delivered.
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allyson
10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Mar 1, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Personally, the mark of a good drama is how badly I want to go back and rewatch my favorite scenes as soon as those end credits roll for the final episode. With Flower Boy Next Door, I couldn't even wait for the last episode before I was going back and watching favorite scenes from earlier episodes! Enrique was just addicting, I absolutely could not get enough of him and I am extremely read more sad that it's all over now.

My addiction and love of this show does not mean that it is perfect, though I did give it a 10. This is one of those dramas where I think the cute will have to wear out before I bump it down to its more rightful 9 rating.

The story was different in some ways, but really just more of the same drama tropes and characters. The more dramas I watch, the more confident I am in what I will like, and Flower Boy Next Door completely hit that for me. First, you have the eye candy. All of the main characters in this drama were beyond beautiful to look at. Second, you have a damsel in distress, and I am a SUCKER for a good damsel in distress. Not a whiny, can't do anything for herself kind of damsel, but the kind with a past who just needs a little nudge in the right direction kind of damsel. Third, a knight in shining armor to come in and rescue the day and realize he needed just as much rescuing himself.

That's what made this drama shine so much. It wasn't just Dok Mi who was in need of help, but all of the characters started this drama looking for something, and even better all of them found it! this is just one serious feel-good drama, if you're tired of all of the melodramas and angst in the world, pick this one up. I promise it will make you smile like crazy.

Now because I feel like I might be too adamant with my love for this show, I do want to mention a couple of things that irked me just a bit. First off, Seo Young was such an irritating character. She was so selfish and brash, it left me wondering what Enrique ever could have seen in her. Also, I never really fully understood her relationship with Enrique's cousin, or really even Enrique's relationship with him. It was all just so weird, and quickly gotten rid of with little to no explanation. I mean, it is a little nice to not have prior love interests hanging around messing things up, but it was so abrupt how they dropped that storyline. Also, I feel like they didn't really go into Jin Rak's relationship with his family as much as I would have liked. I am sitting here trying to think of other things that bugged me, but that's all I've got! I guess I did love this one a little too much.

TL;DR? Watch this drama ASAP. You need Enrique in your life. Promise!
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    _Ahsen_ 4 days ago

    wonderful details

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    _Ahsen_ 4 days ago

    underrated drama

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    Patketina 12 days ago

    This drama is totally underrated. If I didn't see this I never would have known that Park Shin Hye actually does know how to act. I watched this about two years ago and have seen pretty much all of her best known dramas but with this role she nailed it. This one was way above average, I would say way above 80% of the dramas scored 8 or higher. I guess it's weakness is the severity in portraying emotions and relationships, it lacks typical drama bull I guess.

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    egg-mont 17 days ago

    wow. this drama was really something... first half was at least cute if nothing else, but the second half was absolute mess where nothing happened?? it was just full of empty conversations about nothing. i wish this was like 10 episodes long because in that case it would be pretty decent drama.

    the only really enjoyable thing about this was the manager of the webtoon dudes. she was so funny

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    gentlefrost 29 days ago

    Welcomed surprise to find the male lead as adorably cute as he is handsome.

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    bah Jul 17, 2015

    Rewatching for the 3rd time because of Park Shin Hye unnie. <3

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    TokkiLily Jul 5, 2015

    Best drama out of all the flower boy dramas <3

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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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    Blademan2 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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      Patketina 12 days ago

      Lol @zumzummara I bumped into this drama today and had to comment about its score and then I see this post from a year ago xD I agree, definitely :D

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      zumzummara 11 days ago

      @patketina duuuuh

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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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      Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 Sep 24, 2014

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

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 11,717 users)
  • Ranked:

    #929
  • Popularity:

    #122

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