I can’t believe we’re almost at the final week of Flower Boy Next Door. I wonder if tvN will continue with the Flower Boy series and keep tapping the well since it doesn’t feel dry in the least. There will always be a market for the youth drama, and I actually don’t feel like FBND is all that young in its thematic narrative. There are funny asides and some amusing characters, but the issues being tackled are substantive enough to add adult contemplation to the mix. Now that Dok Mi and Enrique like each other, the more important thing is what they are going to do about it. I have to make clear the misconception at the end of episode 14 that Dok Mi set up the scene for Enrique to overhear her declaration that she liked Jin Rok. She didn’t. It was two issues dovetailing – her wanting to tell Do Hwi to stop bothering Jin Rok, and her asking Jin Rok the night before to help her convince Enrique to go back.
Dok Mi didn’t realize that Enrique would be there, and then Jin Rok took the initiative and went with the misunderstanding because he remembered what she asked of him before and thought this was a good way to go about it. So I guess its noble idiocy by way of a fortuitous encounter? I don’t doubt Dok Mi is the type to go all noble idiot, but I don’t think Enrique is the type to fall for it. I think he will go back to Spain because she will convince him that they can be apart and still stay together as a couple. That the time apart will be good for both of their lives and careers, and they can build on this very precious relationship they have discovered with each other. I don’t mind some angst, even in the form of misunderstandings, but I hope the OTP continue to communicate candidly with each other in the process. I’ve grown to truly love and cherish this little drama and all the good and not-so-good characters in it. It’ll be a bittersweet feeling to bid farewell to it next week.
Written preview for episode 15:
Love – sometimes it’s a very long road to walk.
Dok Mi, who wants Enrique to return to Spain, and Enrique, who cannot leave Dok Mi behind, the two of them are at odds with each other. Enrique usually chases after Dok Mi, and Dok Mi usually runs away from Enrique, but now their situations are reversed………
Preview for episode 15:
Enrique: All I can see is a woman called Go Dok Mi. I don’t care about anything else.
Dok Mi: I will admit that I was jealous. Are you going to be like this?
Jin Rok: Even lying you still can’t do this?
Dok Mi: Look into your heart, KaeGeum, because it might not be love. Don’t turn me into a pathetic person so stop now for good.