Oh shit oh shit oh shit….hyperventilating here. This might be some pre-election day leg pulling, something equal parts thrilling and saddening. It’s rendered me feeling like I’m bipolar and I don’t know whether I should laugh, cry, do both, or just go flail in the corner until I can behave like a human being again. Since leaving the army this past July, Kim Ji Hoon signed on for the weekend drama My Daughter So Young, which was slated to reunite him with his Wish Upon a Star co-star Choi Jung Yoon, but both ended up dropping the drama rather quietly and without any reason. That was strange enough but I knew good things would come to those who waited so I remained ever patient waiting for him to pick his first post-military project. In the interim, he was a guest on Strong Heart hosted by his buddy Lee Dong Wook and I got a nice fix there but nothing beats seeing him back on my screen in a dramatic setting. Now it was been confirmed, and this casting was completely utterly under my radar because I’m as floored by the news as anyone – Kim Ji Hoon has signed on to play the second male lead in Flower Boy Next Door. Kim Ji Hoon as the second male lead! With Yoon Si Yoon and Park Shin Hye! I’m so happy about this cast I could cry (okay, I’m crying), but I only wish my beloved Ji Hoon could get his own girl as well so I can have a drama where both of my beloved leading men end up happy and in love. Otherwise this is pretty much casting perfection for a youthful rom-com as far as I’m concerned. Let’s see any drama in 2013 try beating this baby in sheer awesomeness.
Flower Boy Next Door is a youthful romantic drama about a modern day Rapunzel with a crush on her flower boy neighbor (Kim Ji Hoon playing a schlumpy grumpy mediocre webtoon artist who is still a pretty boy), who ends up falling for her other flower boy neighbor (Yoon Si Yoon playing a genius creative director). DID PARK SHIN HYE SAVE AN ENTIRE CIVILIZATION IN HER PREVIOUS LIFE? She must have, otherwise I’m not computing this sweet girl’s drama karma that allows her to be sandwiched between these two stellar leading men. Park Shin Hye has been a very blergh kisser in all her previous dramas, but there is no way in hell she ain’t learning to kiss onscreen convincing after making out with one or both of these guys, who are both gaspworthy onscreen kissers. I’ll go weep over my own sad fate now while the agonizing wait begins until this drama airs. Flower Boy Next Door premieres January 7th on cable network tvN. This drama is so tailored made for me that even if my hated directing foe PD Pyo Min Soo directed this sucker (which he’s not) I’d sit through it all and just take some anti-motion sickness medication.