We’re hours away from the premiere of the tvN cable drama Flower Boy Next Door so why don’t we ramp up the interest even more by watching the long 7-minute trailer released during the press conference. Starring a young and fun cast of Park Shin Hye, Yoon Si Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon (the oldest of the group, Go Kyung Pyo, Kim Jung San, Park Soo Jin, and Kim Yoon Hye, the story revolves around a painfully shy and cloistered girl who has a crush on her neighbor across the way and peeps at him as her sole outlet to the outside world. When her crush’s cousin from Spain arrives, her solitary and orderly world gets turned upside down. I read the official character descriptions and some little details have been tweaked. Yoon Si Yoon plays a genius video game developer who is back in Korea to play cupid for his first love and his cousin, who like each other but haven’t gotten together out of consideration for his feelings. Kim Ji Hoon is a wannabe webtoon artist with a failed series called Zombie Soccer and he ends up drawing something called Flower Boy Next Door with the female lead modeled off of Park Shin Hye’s introverted wallflower. Watching the long preview, I was chuckling and guffawing the entire time, especially when Park Soo Jin showed up dressed like a furry pink polar bear. Apparently her character looks trendy but is in truth rather dim and clueless, and she develops a crush on Kim Ji Hoon’s character. If she becomes endearing I’ll totally root for them to get together in the end. I feel like the drama has gathered together a great group of interesting characters and is aiming to tell an uplifting and humorous story beyond just the romance side of getting the OTP together. So far the chemistry fairly leaps off the screen, especially in the scenes with Park Shin Hye and Yoon Si Yoon. I’m fairly confident this drama won’t disappoint but I’ll find out shortly.
7-minute long preview for FBND:
Thank you Cap’n for this long preview, it ended my teeth knashing for a little while. Today is the day!!! Finally something to take my mind off Cheondamdong Alice!! I’m not seeing enough of this cousin/Doctor hottie in the preview. As much as I ship the OTP, I’m loving Kim Ji Hoon’s character. He’s like a sympathetic stalker. Things I’m looking forward to: the hotties, finding out why she’s a recluse, the makeover ( there has to be one), the chemistry of the OTP blowing my mind. With CA, Downton Abbey and FBND, I will be one happy camper!
I am going out on a limb here, but I already love this drama from a 7-minute trailer in which I could only understand every 10th word. I am hoping that this will allow me to watch something that will not give me the heart palpitations (okay only in a good way–my eyes go fuzzy every time Kim Ji Hoon smiles) and anxiety that CA has been giving me.
Kim Ji Hoon! The End.
In a few….. It’s raining MEN…Hallelujah…it’s raining Men…Amen….
I just love TVN for giving us dramas oozing with sexiness……… I.JUST.CAN’T.WAIT…… 🙂
Please Koala I am counting on you please Post episode 1 as soon as you can ;D
Awwww…now that I have watched this 7 mins out of what will be 720 minutes, KJH has no chance. He made the second lead mistake of being too nice too early. Where can we send Second Leads to First Lead school so they STOP BREAKING OUR HEARTS?!
By the way, isn’t it strange for anyone else to see him as second lead?
It’s a good career move, though, because he is basically going to get the females of the viewing world to beg for him to be a lead in a new show.
Can. Not. Wait. It’s going to be so fun to watch this one with my daughter! Bring on the cuteness!
So hard to keep my expectations from soaring sky high. I’m already feeling that this may end up being my favorite of the three flower boy dramas. The characters are already interesting and appealing and the chemistry palpable.
The trailer is adorable. Also Kim Ji Hoon, i love you. The end
OMG they all look so cute!! At first I was totally shipping Shin Hye with Kim Ji Hoon but now I don’t know!!! Everyone is so cutie! I can’t wait to watch but I’m scared I’ll go into withdrawal if I follow week by week!