In a short 17-second snippet of a teaser, Flower Boy Next Door just made me feel like Christmas came early. These days I can afford to buy what I want, and what makes me happy are things money can’t buy anyway, like time spent with people I care about and things that make me feel. I really do sense this titanic surge towards the rom-com mood coming towards me, and perhaps towards the K-drama universe in general since a a bunch of just premiered dramas and upcoming fare skews heavily towards the lighthearted. This latest Christmas teaser from tvN for FBND continues to assure me that the network has a great sense of humor and a knowing wink for the absurd. I had a giant grin on my face watching the cast make funny faces, do silly poses, and in general bringing the jovial and rather unsnarky Christmas sincerity that has been lacking more and more as the years go by. I appreciate that dramas can both make fun of itself and bring cheer for the holidays, all while acknowledging that the occasion can be ripe for laughs. I wonder if the drama will actually show a Christmas scene since it won’t air until early January? I remain completely excited about FBND but the sudden and unexpected awesome that is Cheongdamdong Alice has made it easier for me to wait for its arrival. I won’t be drooling for a chocolate cake when I’m already enjoying an early chocolate souffle now. Check out the cuteness below and hope everyone’s gearing up for the holidays with plenty of time to spare.
Merry Christmas with the Flower Boys (and Girl) Next Door: