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Growing up an ordinary country blacksmith, Lee Soo had no idea he would ever rule all of Joseon; but, at the age of twenty-three, that’s exactly what happened. Now as king, Lee Soo is finding it hard to adapt to the restrictions of palace life, especially where matters of the heart are concerned. Having loved Gae Ddong for as long as he can remember, he always thought she would be the one he would someday marry; but now, as king, that dream has become nothing short of impossible. As a commoner, Lee Soo has no chance of making Gae Ddong his bride but that doesn’t stop him from trying. Hiring the best matchmaking agency in Joseon, Lee Soo asks the talented Flower Crew to transform his first love into a noblewoman. Accepting the king’s request, Ma Hoon, Do Joon and Go Young Soo take Gae Ddong into their care. There’s just one problem, transformations like this aren’t easy and there’s a lot of work to do! Risking their lives to help the king, can the Flower Crew help Gae Ddong blossom into a beautiful noble flower or will this job prove to be impossible? (Source: Viki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency" (조선혼담공작소 꽃파당) by Kim Yi Rang (김이랑). Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 16, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: jTBC Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 6,808 users)
  • Ranked: #3830
  • Popularity: #797
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
doddo7
38 people found this review helpful
Nov 14, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I'm not gonna lie saying this: I decided to watch this drama because of the big amount of comments saying that it was a "No-No".
A lot of people dropping it and stuff like this.

So, I just got curious and decided to give it try.
Once finished it, I can tell that it wasn't THAT bad. I mean, I was expecting something definitely worse
(I prepared myself for the worst).
It wasn't a masterpiece but it was decent. I liked it.

The way writers built each character in a different way, with a different (and sad) background was really a good idea.
I liked that.
Still, I can understand why people lost their interest in it: there was no development. This is 'cause writers preserved it for a big finale. But I'm gonna talk about this later.
I think that another problem was Soo's character. He was so marginal, kinda meaningless. The writers weren't able to let viewers get attached to him. They could have worked so much on his character...
Talking again about the plot development.
The problem was this: the whole drama IS in the LAST episode, basically.
I'm serious. It was like the writers put all their ideas there. In fact ep. 16's finale was SO rushed. It's really a shame. This could have been a lot more interesting and entertaining and there could have been a different development of the story itself, but also of characters and their relationships.
A lot of WASTED POTENTIAL.
(OST awesome. I really liked it).

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Completed
Nicki
21 people found this review helpful
Jan 25, 2020
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.5
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I started this drama because I was missing Kim Min Jae. Yep, that was the reason I decided to give this drama a chance. The plot didn’t particularly sound appealing but I’ve been so lost in the Chinese historical drama world that I decided that this Korean drama could be a welcome change while still feeding my hunger. LOL IKR WTF WAS I THINKING. I thought that with Min Jae, I could make it through anything, even if I didn’t make it through Goblin, Hit The Top, or Tempted. Mmm maybe he picks shitty scripts? I dunno. Add Seungyeon as the lead and I thought at the very least, the acting would be decent because they’re both very capable young actors. Thus, I set out on my journey with this drama.

While I didn’t find the first few episodes to be atrocious, I did find them a tad boring and not like what I thought this drama was supposed to be. That being said, I wasn’t immediately turned off and kept watching. This was also due to my innate need to be petty and continue this drama because all the Seo Ji Hoon stans were mad that Min Jae was the lead. Ji Hoon did look sexy as fuck as the locksmith, so I can understand.

However, after those first 4-6 episodes………..

I have said previously that I am a fan of messy plots as long as they are entertaining. The problem here isn’t that it is necessarily a messy plot, but rather something that manage to be stagnant and arduous. There was the overarching theme/storyline that we know is there, but we’re riddled with so many other things that even though it all connects, I am just left with a feeling of why should I give a fuck. And sure enough a fuck I did not give. It sucks to say, but this is straight up fifteen episodes of buildup with a shitty unsatisfactory payoff. The tensions of the political aspect was never felt. I never felt like there was any fear in anything and I felt that maybe the writer wanted there to be more than sixteen episodes? There was this idea of “a marriage case per episode” that I found interesting, but then that disappeared. It was like everything was expected to be serious and not serious. But honestly, that is to be expected considering they literally had a scene where they played ‘It’s Me (Pick Me)’ and the women were ‘auditioning’ to join the crew.

I am having a hard time figuring out what the saving grace for this drama is. A part of me wants to say it is the romance, but I am not completely convinced. Like in the moment the scenes were all great and romantic, and I think it was due in part to the chemistry between Seungyeon and Min Jae, but it wasn’t particularly memorable. I also didn’t like the constant miscommunication between them. To me, it was so contradicting to see Gae Tong, not just tell Ma Hoon, “Yo! I wanna be a noble lady for my brother, not Soo!” I know that she didn’t tell him sooner cause she thought he would send her home, but like that was definitely contradicting to what we’ve seen of her personality. Oh silly me, I forgot that women become timid, fragile, babies when we fall in love.

Since it’s not the romance then surely it must be the characters, right? RIGHT. Yeah no.. Definitely wasn’t that at all. While everyone did a good job with what they were given, I cannot stand dramas that try to come off as modern and progressive with their female characters because that ends up being the complete opposite. We have our female lead who got coerce into this marriage with her childhood sweetheart simply because he was there and like family. She then moves on to fall in love with a guy who was nice to her, maybe four times. There was Ji Hwa , who honestly could’ve been so much more than they designated her to, and I even thought they were going to do that, but talk about zero character growth. And of course, the Queen Dowager was a moron and the palace maid who died for no reason, but to increase Soo’s man pain. I won’t give a thesis lecture on the issues with the portrayal of the females in this drama, but like if you wanna be tropey, stick with being tropey and don’t try to do something else because it comes off as insincere.

I suppose now we’re left with the music and I mean, that was about as expected. A few songs stayed in my mind after each episode, but that’s because of stockholm syndrome. After completing all sixteen episodes, I just felt relief that it was finally over and maybe I can see Min Jae and Seungyeon again in something else.

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Details

  • Drama: Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 16, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: jTBC, Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 6,808 users)
  • Ranked: #3830
  • Popularity: #797
  • Watchers: 19,525

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