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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop begins filming

Here’s our first look at tvN’s upcoming Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, its youth-targeted romantic comedy series starring Jung Il-woo (49 Days) and Lee Ki-woo (A Star’s Lover) as a couple of its resident pretty boys.

Above are images from the drama’s first shoot, which took place about a week ago at a cafe. It’s funny that Jung sports a much more polished look than his grumpypants Scheduler character from 49 Days, since he’s actually playing younger in this drama; he trades in the Scheduler’s unruly perm for a sleeker haircut and a more chic fashion sense to play a second-generation chaebol character who’s still in high school.

I guess this is going to be rather close to a Coffee Prince: The High School Years, because the ramyun shop in question will be operated by six high school flower boys, while Lee Ki-woo plays the ramyun chef. Lee Chung-ah (Pumpkin Flower Soon-jung) gets to be the lucky noona who manages the shop and gets caught between the two leading man-boys. I hope literally.

I know it can seem a little weird for a romance to center around a hero and heroine with such an age gap; if he’s in his last year of high school, he’s 19 or 20, while she’s described as a 25-year-old university student. However, it looks like tvN is really making a push for the teen market with its “Oh Boy” series, which makes it like a Korean version of the CW network.

Generally speaking, Korean dramas about high school have tended to be less about romance and more about coming-of-age stories, like I Am Sam, or part of family shows like High Kick. They might be lower-budget affairs on education-centered channels like EBS, such as with Lee Min-ho’s Secret Campus. So it’s something of an emerging market to target trendy romances toward the school-age set, and one that I hope succeeds, since I am all about the teen romances.

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop will be a 16-episode drama premiering on October 31.

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jung il woo!!! <3

That is all. :)

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is it bad that i can only see him as scheduler?!?!
i would probably be expecting him to ride his motorcycle, say "don't call me! that's not an emergency!" or just appear and disappear out of nowhere in this drama. lol

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Is it sad that I am so giddy about this drama? I am SO looking forward to it!!!

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another chaebol character. snore.

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Excited. There's a bit of a drama shortage for me. I'm a casual who's only interested in trendies and rom-coms. Hehe. I'm excited for this one.

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I'll watch for the pretty. (*o*)

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We all are ;D.

When it said, "...its youth-targeted romantic comedy series starring Jung Il-woo (49 Days) and Lee Ki-woo (A Star’s Lover) as a couple of its resident pretty boys," I thought it meant that Jung Il Woo and Lee Ki Woo were the MAIN couple. I was like, YESSSSS! BRING ON THE BROMANCEEEE. Let's have the WOO COUPLE ! Then I realized he would end up with a 25yo woman instead. Sigh.

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SUPER EXCITED for this drama :3
Hope its as good as it sounds ~~ or even better *__*

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cuteeeee!!! <3 LCA keke OH and the adorable boys too :D

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JUNG IL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~<3

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Gooosshh! ^_^

Jung IL WOOOO...........NEEAAAAATT!!

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are tvN dramas subbed?

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him with those sunglasses... killing fangirls all over the world! :D

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II Woo handsome but the co-star too thin.....hopefully with chemistry!

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And Lahlita has a pivotal cameo as Uhm Neom-neom, a older lady with a particular liking for fresh ramyun.

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lol!

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Last year of high school is 19 or 20? Is that how it usually is in Korea, because over in the US, last year of high school is around 17 or 18...
I wish they would place them in college instead, that will still pull in the younger viewers but won't give me that creepy cradle robber feeling...

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I wonder if they meant Korean age? In that case, 19 or 20 in Korea is 18 or 19 in the US.

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Or even 17-18 depending on how you're calculating Korean age...

It will *forever* confuse me...I just tack 1 year to my age and stay petulantly there...

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This is what I'm hearing inside my head: "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee - FLOWER BOYS!!!!"

Outside, it's all "I'll be looking forward to this production"
because as a noona, it's proper to show some restraint, right?

NUTS with restraint!! EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)

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lee ki woo stole my heart in sad movie and a love to kill, hope his character is more interesting in this drama..

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Why the red hair? He looks so lovely with it black! And this is coming from a fellow redhead (even though mine comes from a bottle).

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There is nothing more to say than Jung Il-woo stole my heart xD (again.)

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JIW <3.

umf.

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This sounds like the plot of a Japanese manga, Yoru Cafe, about a window who inherits a cafe filled with flower-boy workers who all vie to take care of her. I think I like the manga, which skews a little older - adults are not as cute as high schoolers, but the plots can be twistier and the people even more so.

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Poor Lee Ki-Woo, he wont get the girl, for sure. He's such a cutie though.

On the other hand, Jung IlWoo is such a hottie but, oddly, I dont want to jump on that train... I'm trying to exercise a little restraint because of all the fans already vying for his love :P

But that's interesting, korean version of CW.
Wasnt Manny and Once Upon a Time in Saengchori on TvN too?
I'm really liking the way they reach out.

A lot of my favorites, in the States, have been on cable networks as well. Perhaps Korea will go on the same trend?

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I don't mind if it's more about coming of age. I just need my 'scheduler' fix.

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I just about died in the episode of 49 Days when the Scheduler was dressed up as a high schooler and called Yi Kyung "noona." so cute! I'm hoping for lots of "noonas" from JIW in this drama too :)

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just to clarify--Ji Hyun in Yi Kyung's body.

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im watching for jung il woo
i really enjoy his acting

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just wondering... what is a "Flower Boy", exactly?
is it like bishonen? a guy with a pretty face?
i mean, i don't consider JIW as a pretty boy. i think guys like Noh Min Woo is...

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"is it like bishonen? a guy with a pretty face?"

pretty much this. It's like how in Hana Yori Dango the group was "F4" or "Flower Four". The emphasis is placed on the combined factors of bishounen + the aesthetic appeal of the person/their image/aura.

And as for who is pretty and who is not, that's entirely subjective then, isn't it? 8Dv

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Miammmmm i can't wait. ^_^

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Is the girl wearing glasses with fake nose attached to it? It just looks strangely big

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Something does seem a bit different about her face-- like she got her face shaved off or huge veneers. Maybe that's why her nose seems big(ger). Maybe she felt like she had to do something to compete against those oh-so-pretty boys.
She's till charming-- can't wait for this drama!

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Can't wait for this!

I'd like to see Jung Il-woo and Lee Min-ho in a drama together as brothers or something. I'd watch that!

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totally!

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Hells yeah :D ^.^

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Jung Il-Wooooooooooooo! Gaaah, I've missed him. Dang, he looks good! :D

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alright... not that I don't want to see these pretty boys in a ramyun shop... but has the casting director SEEN any actual high school students lately???

I always thought some of my friends (we are in our mid 20s) look very young and can past for a HS student... but recently, I went back to my High School, and I was SHOCKED! These kids are BABIES!!! No friggin way would I look at Jung Il Woo and think... oh that's a HS kid.

But I am sure friggin' glad that he is in the drama! hehehehehhee <3

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ahhh..i love them pretty boys! Can't wait for this to air!

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Hot, hot and hawwwt! Yay, can't wait for this! Runs off to hear Milk Tea's Ramen King. Heeee...

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YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! Finally a drama I can really really look forward to :D they are so many good dramas coming out of Cable Channels...Other major Drama I'm waiting for is "Vampire Prosecutor"...

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I miss Jung Il-woo's dog, Awoo.

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Do high school chaebols really look like that handsome? I need an actual high school student from the 90210 area of Seoul to respond to this.

Where are the school uniforms? I guess this takes me back to BOF where all the top chaebols wear street wear while the rest wears uniforms during school days?

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He is hot, minus the red hair.

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Hi !!!
I am from afghanestan and life the Iran now.
I like Actor.
Help Me ...

Pictures :

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our beloved jeong il-woo hwaiting*** i wish u've got a great success in that drama like in highkick and 49 days~~ aja aja..

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another series from JIW...super!!!!

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