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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Both the leads (Male lead in Introverted Boss and female lead in Flower Boy Next Door ) are introverts! But the cheerful partners of theirs help them in regaining their social positions.
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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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    MrBanana 5 days ago

    Truly horrible drama, maybe its for teenage girls.

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    Reiko Apr 27, 2017

    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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    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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    Martybii 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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    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!!


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    50 min.


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    7.8 (scored by 15,980 users)
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