Lee Ki-woo joins Flower Boy Ramyun Shop
Another pretty face joins the drama designed around the concept of pretty faces, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: The very, very tall (190 cm) Lee Ki-woo has been cast in the tvN drama in his first post-army project.
If you’ll recall, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop stars quintessential flower boy Jung Il-woo and is the first in cable channel tvN’s Oh Boy Series, which is targeted toward younger viewers and plans to cast kkot-minam (flower boy) stars in all its dramas. Jung Il-woo plays a chaebol in a food product conglomerate, whereas Lee Ki-woo will play a “genius chef” (ahh, chaebols and geniuses, the lifeblood of the Korean rom-com) who comes to Korea from Japan. At least he’s not a cold genius type, but instead shows a “cheerful, quirky, and free-spirited” side.
Lee explained making the choice because he was drawn to the “bright and witty script and distinctive character.” Apparently there’ll be even more flower boys to come, since Lee works in a ramyun shop with a number of them, and falls into a romantic storyline with the heroine who manages it.
There hasn’t been a lot of info about Lee Ki-woo since his enlistment two years ago, but it’ll be good to see him back now that he’s out (he was discharged on September 1). I’ve only seen him acting in a few things (his dramas include A Star’s Lover, Rude Women, and A Love To Kill) and to be honest I haven’t been wowed by his performances, but he has a cute, clean appeal. I’m gonna be rooting for Jung Il-woo all the way, though, no question.
Now all that remains is to see who’s cast as the female lead. Flower Boy Ramyun Shop takes the timeslot after Birdie Buddy and premieres in October.
Via Wow TV