Flower Boys Next Door


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

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Cast:

Year: 2013

Episodes: 16 (60 mins)

Theme songs:

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

Story/Synopsis:

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?

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Bridal Mask


Gaksital / 각시탈

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Cast:

Year: 2012

Episodes: 28 (60 mins)

Ratings: 18%

Theme song: Goodbye Day by Ulala Session

Story/Synopsis:

Two brothers – Lee Kang-to and Lee Kang-san – live in Seoul in the 1930’s, oppressed under the Japanese rule. Kang-to, the younger brother, is a rising star in the police force and works with the Japanese police to capture “Bridal Mask,” a mysterious freedom fighter who fights for independence wearing a Korean Bridal Mask. Later when Lee Kang-to’s life is turned upside down, he dons the Bridal Mask and fights injustice and rights wrongs against the Japanese during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history.

Kimura Shunji is a gentle Japanese teacher who has come to teach in Korea against his father’s will. He is best friends with Kang-to and shares a loving relationship with his Korean nanny. He also falls in love with the fiercely patriotic Mok Dan, a woman who is in love with Kang-to, a twist that begins to change him into a darker person.

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Queen In Hyun’s Man


인현왕후의 남자 / Inhyeon Wanghu-ui Namja / Queen Inhyun’s Man / Queen and I

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Cast:

  • Ji Hyun Woo as Kim Boong Do
  • Yoo In Na as Choi Hee Jin
  • Kim Jin Woo as Han Dong Min
  • Ga Deuk Hi as Jo Soo Kyung

Year: 2012

Episodes: 16 (60 mins)

Theme song: Same sky, different time by Joo Hee

Story/Synopsis:

Kim Boong Do is a scholar who had supported the reinstatement of Queen In Hyun when Jang heebin’s schemes resulted in her being deposed and replaced as King Sukjong’s queen consort. With the help of a spell when he is in going to be killed in a fight he travels 300 years into the future of modern Seoul and meets Choi Hee Jin, a no-name actress who is expecting a career renaissance through her role as Queen In Hyun in a TV drama. She helps him to know about the history of his time and change some events. After that they start to develop feelings for each other, but is it possible for them to have a successful relationship?

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King 2 Hearts


더킹 투하츠 / The King 2 Hearts / 킹 / King / 더킹 / The King / 킹 투허츠

Cast:

  • Lee Seung Gi as Lee Jae Ha (30)
  • Ha Ji Won as Kim Hang Ah (30)
  • Jo Jung Suk as Eun Shi Kyung (27)
  • Yoon Je Moon as Kim Bong Goo / John Mayer
  • Lee Yoon Ji as Lee Jae Shin (26)

Year: 2012

Episodes: 20 (60 mins)

Ratings: 12 [Seoul]; 15.5 [Nationwide]

OST: Missing You Like Crazy by Kim Tae Yeon (SNSD)

Story/Synopsis:

This drama is set in modern day where South Korea is governed by a constitutional monarchy. Lee Jae Ha is a handsome and materialistic crown prince that doesn’t care about politics.his life turns upside down when his brother forces him to join a hybrid team consisting of soldiers from north and south Korea. Kim Hang Ah is a tough special forces agent who doesn’t have any experience in love or dating though she wishes to get married and live peacfuly. when her comrade convinces her of joining the north-south team , she meets the cocky prince and they immediately start fighting but things change when they know they are arranged to be married.

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Rooftop Prince


옥탑방 왕세자 / Oktabbang Wangseja / Attic Prince

Cast:

  • Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun) as Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
  • Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Bu Yong
  • Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hwa Yong

Year: 2012

Episodes: 20 (60 mins)

Ratings: 12.1 [Nationwide]

Theme Songs:

  • Hurt by Ali
  • After a Long Time by Baek Ji Young
  • Happy Ending by Jay Park
  • After a Long Time by Jo Eun

Story/Synopsis:

When Crown Prince Lee Gak is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers, they believe that it is their duty to solve the murder case of the Crown Princess in order to return to Joseon.

They land in the rooftop apartment of Park Ha, a cheerful woman in her mid-20s, who eventually believes the odd quartet’s predicament and becomes their guardian.

As Park Ha educates the four on life in the 21st century, Lee Gak comes across Hong Se Na, who seems to be the reincarnation of his wife.

Taking on the identity of Yong Tae Yong, Lee Gak slowly begins to unravel the murder of Yong Tae Yong and in turn moves closer to solving the murder case of the Crown Princess.

As he finds himself in love with Park Ha, he figures that maybe the Crown Princess was not so perfect after all…

Essbee’s Opinion: 90

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The Princess’ Man


공주의 남자 / Gongjooeui Namja

Cast:

  • Moon Chae Won as Lee Se Ryung
  • Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo
  • Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
  • Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Kyung Hye
  • Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
  • Kim Young Chul as Prince Suyang
  • Lee Min Woo as Jung Jong

Year: 2011

Episodes: 24 (60 mins)

Ratings: 17.2% (Nationwide); 18.6 (Seoul)

Theme Song: Baek Ji Young – Again, Today I Love You

Story/Synopsis:

A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess Seryeong, a daughter of King Sejo, aka prince Sooyang, is a cheerful, lively lady with a strong curiosity and bold personality. They fall in love instantly but later they find out that their parents are sworn enemies. It’s a Chosun dynasty version of “Romeo and Juliet”.

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A Love to Kill


이 죽일놈의 사랑 / I Jukilnomui Sarang / Ijuksa / A Love to Kill / This love I want to kill/ The Love of Death / Detestable Love / Knock Out by Love

Cast:

  • Bi Rain as Kang Bok Gu
  • Shin Min Ah as Cha Eun Seok
  • Kim Sa Rang as Han Da Jung
  • Lee Ki Woo as Kim Joon Sung

Year: 2005

Episodes: 16 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 14.8 [Nationwide], 15.6% [Seoul]

Theme Songs:

  • Dream by K. Will
  • A Love to Kill by Lee So Young

Story/Synopsis:

In A Love to Kill, Rain plays a tough guy as the role of a K-1 Fighter, Kang Bok Gu. Bok Gu is a character who is dynamic in nature and grew up in a foster home. He falls in love with a woman whom he should not love. It was because of the woman, his emotionally-wounded brother fell off from the rooftop and became a human vegetable. So, his love is forbidden and inevitably tragic.

The woman is Cha Eun Seok who is a TV talent and movie actor. It was not that she jilted his brother on purpose, but upon a basis of misunderstanding, his hatred toward Cha Eun Seok grows more and more burning.

By becoming Cha Eun Seok’s private bodyguard, Bok Gu keeps concretely practicing his revenge upon her. He only desires ‘to bring his brother’s woman to her knees.’ He is gradually taking Cha Eun Seok to destruction, while he feels his love toward her growing deeper and deeper in his heart.

Bok Gu is a cold guy character without any special concern for woman. Martial art of hand-to-hand fighting was just kind of his escape he choose from the shock of a spinster’s death whom he loved from a distance.

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