Flower Boys Next Door

My Neighbor Flower Boy / The Pretty Boy Next Door / My Flower Boy / 이웃집 꽃미남 / Yiootjib Kkotminam



Year: 2013

Episodes: 16 (60 mins)

Theme songs:

  • Ready-Merry-Go! by Romantic Punch
  • Wish It Was You by Lee Jung


Dok Mi is a young woman with a comfortable routine – every morning, she wakes up and spies on her good-looking neighbor, Tae Joon, from her window and voyeuristically copies his morning routine. Unable to face people, Dok Mi works as a freelance copy editor with as little interaction with the outside world as possible. But her comfortable, predictable existence comes to a halt when her peeping is discovered by Enrique, Tae Joon’s younger brother who returns from a year in Spain and moves in with him. Suddenly, Dok Mi finds herself surrounded by a menagerie of young, good-looking neighbors who will not let her live her life in solitude. Jin Rak, a web comic writer who lives next door with his drawing partner, Dong Hoon, is intrigued by Dok Mi and develops a new web series about her. Watanabe, an aspiring chef, also moves in on the same floor. Will these pretty boys allow Dok Mi to return to her reclusive lifestyle or will they force her to come out of her shell?

Essbee’s Opinion


So apparently, there’s a series of drama called Oh! Boy. And this drama is part of it. Since I’ve seen the Flower Boy Ramyun Shop one and it was really good, I thought this one could be comparable. However, I was quite wrong. This drama did not even start off strong… The development was so-so and it never went up to my expectations.

The story wasn’t that interesting. Everything seemed to be moving slow. Even if we have a gradual development of feelings between the characters and Dok Mi herself. I just found the whole thing superficial: how she was so introverted and suddenly someone will change her completely. And plus, this person is just hyper and kinda crazy. I actually really love borh Park Shin Hye and Yoon Shi Yoon, in their past separate dramas.. but them together didn’t seem to have a sparkle. The couple was just… that cool.

Even for the supporting cast, I did not really like whole manga maker or the old best friend… Maybe I was just not too caught into the storyline that was slow… However, I did not find a lot of positive in this drama. There were fun parts, here and there, but when you watch a drama, you expect a lot more that just scenes, but a plot that keeps you interested the whole time.

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