Sunday, February 17, 2013

K-Drama: Flower Boy Next Door

Flower Boy Next Door is a really cute and cozy K-drama to snuggle up with for the winter season!  The story revolves around an agoraphobic girl Go Dok Mi (Park Shin Hye) who has a habit of peeping on a guy living across from her apartment, Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi Yoon) who is the friendly eccentric brother of the guy Dok Mi is peeping on, and Oh Jin Rak (Kim Ji Hoon) the hapless romantic neighbor who lives next door to Dok Mi.

I found the theme of the urge to peep on handsome strangers to be very different and unique.  I also enjoyed Dok Mi's journey to getting out of her agoraphobic tendencies through Enrique.  The romance is very innocent and I love Dok Mi's cute practical fashion.

The layering is just adorable!

 I love her sweaters

Flower Boy Next Door gets extra kudos because they added yet another unique factor and that was casting a Japanese actor as a supporting character.

Watanabe Ryu (Mizuta Kouki) moves into Dok Mi and Jin Rak's apartment.  He adds more cuteness and bromance to the drama.

I really like watching the interactions with all the guys of the drama and it's cool because although there are lots of cute guys and one main girl, it's not like they're added to make up some cliche, reverse-harem.  You'll only find a simple love triangle here.  The extra guys are mostly added for friendly bromance.
If this drama has taught me anything, it's that persistence is the key.

 Enrique is the master of  tenacity


SuperDrew said...

This sounds extremely interesting. I might check it out if I have the time. I've been meaning to watch other things other than anime.

MiNapi said...

@SuperDrew Yeah you should! This drama seriously gives me agoraphobic tendencies, haha. Just a warning though, K-Dramas can be extremely addicting! xD