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Jung Il-woo’s new drama Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

From pretty-boy masked heroes to pretty-boy Schedulers to pretty-boy… ramyun purveyors? The poster boy for the “kkot-minam” (flower boy) generation, Jung Il-woo, has signed on to a new drama called Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, which will air on tvN following Birdie Buddy.

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (a working title) is the first drama in tvN’s planned “Oh Boy” series, which plays with the trendy drama format and features a star-studded lineup of flower boy leading men. The strategy is to make a direct play for the young market, and create an Oh Boy brand that opens the door for other related products and enterprises.

The Oh Boy series includes a reality/audition program, with the intention of being a long-running brand. Oh Boy Audition plans to premiere in October with seven episodes, scoping out the new generation of pretty boy leading men. The winner of that series wins a role in the second drama in the Oh Boy series, Flower Boy Attack Band.

Then at the end of October, Flower Boy Ramyun Boy will premiere, broadcasting on Mondays and Tuesdays. Jung Il-woo will play Cha Chi-soo, a conceited chado-nam (cold city man) from a wealthy family. He’s confident and chic, but also has a hidden pure side underneath it all. Aw, he’s a teddy bear hiding in asshole’s clothing. He’s the son to the country’s biggest food product conglomerate (think Nongshim, or Lotte).

Chi-soo’s also used to making women’s hearts flutter, but it’s a noona (6 years his senior), Eun-bi, who grabs his attention — and with her character described as an easygoing physical education teacher-in-training, I’m gonna guess she’s far from his usual type. (Aw, now I want to see him re-team with Yoon Eun-hye, though I won’t hold my breath for that pairing. But she’d fit the description so well. I’d be happy with Lee Yoon-ji or Nam Sang-mi, though, although those are also pipe dreams.)

I’m going to love seeing Jung Il-woo as the lead in a romantic comedy. Despite his pretty-boy status, this is actually a first for him, playing the leading rom-com man. His most known roles have been as a scene-stealing teenager in Unstoppable High Kick, righteous hero in Return of Iljimae, and the crankypants Scheduler of 49 Days. Jung’s last rom-com was 2009’s My Fair Lady, but even putting aside how awful that show was, he was just a second lead there. He did have a romantic loveline in the 2007 movie My Love, but he was only one of many characters in that omnibus project.

Man, is tvN on a roll or what? They really aren’t kidding about making a substantial foray into the prime-time drama market. And with their newfound dedication to bringing us a whole slew of pretty manboys to flood their dramas, I am ALL for it.

Via E Daily

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So purty.

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Yes he is indeed goodlooking...
When I first read the title of the drama ...

The first thing that comes in my mind is... " Is this Coffee Prince's First Shop...The Ramyun Version?"

I really hope that it is ... :)

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The premise sounds lame but it's Jung Il Woo!!!

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Oh YAY! Thanks for the fabulous news! I didn't think we'd get to see him in another drama so soon <3 <3 <3

And yeah Yoon Eun-hye would be perfect although it's highly doubtful considering she wrapped up her drama not long ago and usually goes off screen for a year or two. Nam Sang-mi though, she's free isn't she? It's been a while since she was in a drama, so there's a chance! :D

Who else... Shin Min Ah?

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EEEK!

ohmygawd my flower boy with ramyun.

YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

^_^

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also, i REALLY hope they cast an '81er for the lead female role!

Choi Jung Won?

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Heh, food conglomerate son? Ramyun? I eat Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun sometimes once a week or a couple times a month. I have a pretty boy to look at, delicious dehydrated noodles to eat, what more can I ask for? Do I dare hope for awesome chemistry and a decent plot? I shouldn't be greedy...

Nice marketing tactic TvN. You already have a line-up of viewers. Though, I'm not sure if we count since many of us will be streaming it online with subtitles.

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This sounds like a really fun concept, Oh Boy! and then on top of it, we're pretty much guaranteed a steady stream of noona killers!

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I love the idea of tvN and cable channels trying to break into the market with dramas to rival the big three: SBS, KBS, MBC. It'd be nice for us so we get many more drama options. It would also be nice for actors and actresses looking for jobs/projects, as well as those folks that work behind the camera that need work - at least I hope so. Hey, I'm looking for a scenario where everyone wins.

Jung Il-woo plus a line up of pretty boys? Winning. Jung Il-woo plus Yoon Eun-hye? Beyond winning. Make it happen tvN. Make it happen. XD

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Is MBC an Korean channel cuz I faintly remember having and MBC channel when I was living in Egypt..?

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Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munhwa_Broadcasting_Corporation

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jung il woo in a romcom?! count me in! he's wanted to do romcom for a while judging from his interviews lol~ i'm officially excited!! yaay!

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I don't even care about the brand they're trying to build, I'm just ecstatic that JIW is FINALLY getting a lead role. Even if it is on cable. I will watch this even if it stinks so bad you could smell it from the moon.

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Sweet! I am in!

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Yes! I need a new Yoon Eun Hye drama to love since Coffee Prince!

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I wish he would pair up with Yoon Eunhye again!!!!

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A whole series of trendy dramas featuring a star-studded lineup of flower boy leading men, starting with JIW: Oh, boy!!! Apart from Manny, I've been impressed with the quality of the tvN dramas I've seen so far. Suck on that, KBS.

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Poor KBS. I actually like them, if only for the fact that they give me subbed episodes lol.

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Yoon Eun Hye ???
Tough choice since she will shoot her next project (movie) in China from October onward.
Next please...

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I wish tvN would make more breezy dramas like I Need Romance.

Jung Il-wood's drama sounds like the typical trendy drama that would air on one of the regular broadcasting stations. :/ Prickly rich guy, bright easy-going female lead. I'm sure they'll hate each other at first site too. How...dull.

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Yoon Eun Hye? Though I like her but I think she's not suitable with the role given above. But I'll definitely wait for the upcoming info. Hope Il Woo and the lead actress will tag along

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since i've seen jxf i really waited for tvN to make another sageuk.Series were airing one after another while i kept my hope .... once upon a time in saengchori....manny ...i need romance...then burdie buddy. I was really hoping for a surprise after birdie buddy. Haha, now i read this news about their special project, looks like another tvn sageuk won't come very soon unfortunately for me.

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I'm going to eat that up like cake.

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the premise of the drama doesn't thrill me too much, but Jung Il Woo???? My absolute favorite k-drama actor ever???? I may just have to watch it! Or at least dedicate a lot of time looking at stills or screenshots... :D

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So, it's going to be a series of dramas that tie together with an overarching theme? Sort of like a webseries or something, but TV-version? haha. LXD comes to mind. :D

Sounds really interesting. Cable networks have more of an option to play around in comparison to the BIG three so the premise sounds kind of innovative and fun.

Sort of like the drama series that run once in awhile; I remember a lot of Taiwanese dramas trying this format out. I dont know how successful they were but all of the episodes were fun to watch.

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Hmmmm JIW and anyone would make me happy.
As long as there is JIW. Like the girl from Gourmet, too.

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Jung Il-woo in a noona romance? Thank you; I'll take three.

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My thoughts exactly. The only thing better than Jung Il-Woo in a noona romance would be Kim Bum, Jung Il-Woo and Lee Min-Hot co-starring in a noona romance!

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YESSS. So with you there, sister! I'd faint with glee if that ever happens, and then die of utter bliss if all three attempt to revive me! LOL. :)

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HAHAHA! =D That's EXACTLY!!!

.....What a coincidence.

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"Aw, he’s a teddy bear hiding in asshole’s clothing." You made me lol. Oh man that was good. I burned some calories with that line.

He is such a cutie. I wish him success.

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ooh, sounds cute. "Oh Boy" series...tvn sure is smart and i'm not complaining at all.
plot seems a little used but with the right actors, story, and tone, this drama could be fantastic.
Lee Yoonji and Nam Sang Mi as possible female costars would be awesome. LYJ hasn't been a lead in a trendy romcom before, but she definitely has the acting chops to do so. and NSM hasn't been on anything in forever, so any project with her is highly anticipated on my part.
looking forward to it!

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Hm? Flower boy series? Hell yeah...don't care what the premise is, count me in. XD

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Bring on the pretty!

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I'm SO in :D :D!

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Flower Boy? Young and Pretty or what? Is that the same as Metrosexual?

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Scheduler-oppa, I thought i won't be able to see you in a really long time. I'm excited!

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i would totally watch it if lee yoon ji or nam sang mi were in it. love those two. but like you said... pipe dreams...

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A pairing with Lee Yoon Ji would be great. The combined pretty between the two would be beyond awesome. She can show some dance moves or even just stretch in front of the camera. I think she can hold her own pretty against Jung Il Woo.

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Like JB, loved his chemistry with Yoon Eun Hye in My Fair Lady! I stopped after episode 5 of the drama because I knew he was not ending up with her.

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Yay! He will be back!

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Yay! He is back!

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Our HOT scheduler is back! YAY!!!! LOVE HIM ! I can't wait.

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Oh Drama gods, is tvn trying to kill us with the pretty?

Although I wouldn't mind at all if they can bring back waffle Sun-ki along with the ramyun, between the food and the boys, life would be complete!

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OMG YAY! I am so looking forward to his comeback :] He's so hawt. He will be sexy playing a rich guy...muwhahaha.

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Huzzah for return of the Scheduler-heartbreaker!

I'm also rooting for tvN to have some blockbusters and stick around. With new competition this could mean some changes on the directing/writing scene as well. I'm especially hoping for that on the writing scene since too many dramas have the same ol' feeling or Candy heroines that drive me batty lately without trying to fuss with the mold. Not asking for some breaking (while it would be amazing, also realizing that won't happen anytime soon) of the mold, just to have them feel fresh again.

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WOOHOO looking forward to seeing him in a romcom; hopefully it'll be better then MFL but given how pathetic that was, it can't be very hard to better it. Was also hoping for a reunion with YEH so I can see all the lovey dovey scenes missed in MFL but alas. Pity they're doing the noona thing again too. Bit sick of it now after The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry and a few other kdramas doing the older woman / younger man thing, but heck, i'll watch just for JIW. <3

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now i want ramen.

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For a moment there I hoped that it would have Kim Bum and Lee Min-Hot in it, that would be so perfect with the title :D

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Pretty boy is pretty.

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Sung Yuri would be good with this guy . Yuri is a goofball but they always (except for Hong Gil Dong) give her something serious . She is a noona for him so there is the pair that is matched in kdramaheaven

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I WANT IT NOW ~

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This looks great!

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i am so in too. i miss the scheduler! that just might be his all time best role for me! but i will watch anything he is in ,just cause he is in it! he made my heart flutter!

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& hopefully someone subs this drama also!

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Dang! I want to see Jung Il Woo as the lead man! Saw him in 49 days and i love him! But anyways, is tvN even popular?! I like birdie buddy but tvN? Is that a new company? Or else, any famous/popular drama has ever come out from there?

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Thanks for the info JB! Was really high when I learnt that it'll be on tvN! Watching tvN 24/7 here in the Phils. Off topic: I love Ugly Young Ae. :D

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Jung Il-woo - guaranteed to make my heart flutter. That's what happened when I saw his picture when I was scrolling along.
The premise doesn't sound groundbreaking ...but I will still watch it.

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wow! lots of older women-younger men couple it seems.....I like! =)

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I'd like to see Lee Min-jeong cast, but she's doing a movie right now. She's almost 6 years older than Il-woo. Her part in "Smile, Love" was great.

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