Forget the universe-aligning perfect casting trio of Park Shin Hye, Yoon Si Yoon, and Kim Ji Hoon in the upcoming cable network tvN drama Flower Boy Next Door. That is already so awesome every post I’ve written about it has devolved into fangirling screeching that I confess to being the instigator of. What? Like y’all aren’t having tons of fun with it. Two things ratchet up my expectation even more. The first is that Yoon Si Yoon and Park Shin Hye walked the red carpet at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong this week. Shin Hye rocked a glamorous red draped dress (showing us she’s all woman now) while Si Yoon was all fine on top and lost me with the too-short tux pants and the horrible eye sore tan dress loafers. The second treat for me was starting to read the webtoon “I Steal Peeks at Him Everyday” which is the basis for this drama, and HOMG is it beyond adorable and hilarious. Shin Hye is a webtoon artist who dislikes social settings and basically lives in her apartment all day long. She has a crush on the cute guy who lives across the street in the opposite building and she spends her days peeking at him through her window into his, and even mimicking the things he does like eat breakfast and do her laundry at the same time. She’s like a harmless stalker. The few times she ventures out are when he leaves and she follows him from afar. The guy’s flamboyant cousin from Spain, Enrique Geum, arrives to live with him and he catches her peeking and thinks she’s interested in him (he’s wearing only flower print underwear when he catches her). I’ll summarize up to chapter 6 after the jump.
He writes her a note after catching her peeking a few more times, asking if she’s interested in him and sadly informing her that she’s not his preferred dish. She thinks he’s a crazy freak and keeps running away when she accidentally runs into him, while he gets curious about her and starts trying to engage her. The neighbor she has a crush on is this super adorable normal guy who has a cute cat. One adorable sequence has a delivery man making a delivery and she insists that she never receives packages and refuses to open her door. Then she remembers one night she got drunk on soju while peeking at her neighbor playing the guitar and she drunkenly suggest playing with her so she drunk-shops online and spends a month’s earning to buy a guitar. At one point she gets up the courage to leave the house to go to a street stand for intestines and dokbokggi, only to run into her nemesis Enrique there. She runs away leaving her order there, and runs even faster when she thinks he’s chasing her. Turns out he’s bringing her the order and rushing so it stays warm. When she won’t open the door for him, he eats it all, and later when she opens the door, she finds out that he wrote “You’re crazy!” on her door. LOL. That’s where I’ve read up to and while the drawing is silly and relatively crude, it’s vastly spirited and entertaining. I seriously cannot wait for this drama. Also? These two are precious together. I will have no problems shipping the OTP in FBND. Nope, none whatsoever. That is good for my sanity.