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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VioletSakura
26 of 34 people found this review helpful
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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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paintbrush
16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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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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    Heathenkitties 16 days ago

    This was such a fun drama to watch!!

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    TokkiLily Apr 2, 2016 - edited

    Cute drama, light hearted fun story, the chemistry of the cast was quite good, I would like to watch similar dramas to this, recommendations welcome =)

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      MilaKim 3 days ago

      You can also try "You're Beautiful". Park Shin Hye is a lead too. :)

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      TokkiLily 3 days ago

      seen that but thanks ^^

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      MilaKim 8 hours ago

      You can also check my list and see if something catches your eye.

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    Violess Feb 19, 2016
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    Raiza Feb 10, 2016

    Go Dok Mi was really interesting at first and I really wanted to watch more and discover about everything, but, it started to get boring once she was always de same, empty conversations about the same thing all the time, I didn't dropped it but was tiring and boring to finish.

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    dramaconnoisseur Jan 28, 2016

    The story doesn't attract me that much.

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    Mody Jan 17, 2016

    the dialogues were weird and nothing special i could watch it on mute
    just loved park shin hye she is too cute cant even skip one of her dramas XD

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    diya Dec 18, 2015

    boring,dropped it

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    haitakaz Oct 3, 2015 - edited

    I don't think this drama is underrated, it's almost 12000 people who have rated this drama here on this site and many people have this drama in the romantic kdrama lists on the internet... I don't know how many times people have recommend this drama to me lol. I think this drama was ok, not really my type of drama, but it wasn't bad either

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    Inessa974 Sep 6, 2015 - edited

    It's true, it's underrated. I just finished this drama and even though I found some episodes a little bit slow, I enjoyed it overall. The main characters are cute. Park Shin Hye and Yoon Shi Yoon were really amazing. The story was touching and the ending was beautiful. It's not my favorite Flower boy... drama but I liked it.

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    magicmione Sep 1, 2015

    Underrated! (:

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    _Ahsen_ Aug 28, 2015

    wonderful details

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    _Ahsen_ Aug 28, 2015

    underrated drama

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    Patketina Aug 20, 2015 - edited

    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 Aug 15, 2015

    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 Aug 3, 2015

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

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 13,501 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1172
  • Popularity:

    #139

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