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Oh! Boy audition reality show premieres today

Cable channel tvN’s new line of youth-targeted programming, which they’re calling the Oh! Boy series (which I’d first mentioned here), kicks off today with the launch of their first “flower boy” project, audition reality show Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy.

Jung Il-woo’s upcoming drama Flower Boy Ramyun Shop has been getting most of the attention for tvN, but it’s not the inaugural Flower Boy program. Flower Boy Casting will follow seven finalists in a competition, with the winner scoring a role in tvN’s second Oh! Boy drama series, Band Drama (a working title — the drama was previously working under the name Flower Boy Attack Band).

The Oh! Boy brand is really going after the youth market in a way that most prime-time shows don’t; the viewership for those dramas tends to skew older, where “young” might mean a 20- or 30-something audience. Not so tvN, which is aiming for teens: Their first two programs are populated by high-school pretty boys.

The contestants participating in Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy were culled from a pool of 200 hopefuls down to 25, who were interviewed and then cut down again to our final group. They aren’t total newbies to the industry but are rookie models and actors, which makes sense — if you’re going to cast one right away, you’d better hope he’s got some basic acting skills.

The show will cut one contestant per week and incorporates a panel of judges, an MC, and interviews with the competitors. The reality show will air for seven episodes, and presumably the winner will jump right into preparation for his drama debut in the band drama. (Reportedly, they’d wanted to cast him for the first drama series — he’s a winner one week, a drama character the next — but as scheduling would have it, that gave them too little time to actually produce the drama with the winner.) Flower Boy Ramyun Shop airs for 16 episodes beginning on October 31, and the Band Drama (which I’m betting will have another name change) plans to air early next year.

The reality show released teasers for each of the contestants, which you can watch below:

Do Sang-woo:

Dong Hyun-bae

Hwang In-deok

Jo Sung-jin:

Yoo Min-kyu:

Kim Hyun-joon:

Kim Jae-young:

Via TV Report

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OMG those teasers are hilarious. Especially the last one!

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And I want the jacket Hwang In-deok is wearing in the opening shot.

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lol the one I enjoyed more was actually the little intro to kim hyun joon... it was funny^^

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I actually clicked for Dong Hyun Bae...but that poster is so badly photoshopped idek. Someone got lousy.

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some are so lulzy! hahahahaha!

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Well this sounds interesting and its a good way to promote the series.

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Dong Hyun Bae is BigBang's Taeyang's older brother

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thats what i heard also. saw a pic of his face somewhere else. they look enough alike thats for sure.

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LMAO...Teasers are such tease! :D

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lol at the last one . what was that all about ??

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Was that blonde haired, black nailed boy playing Green Day? I dig it.

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Think you're right:)

I'll have that and the 'the body' (from the still) with my coffee this morning.

Thanks JB.

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I hope the last one makes it through BWAHAHAHAHA XD omg I would definitely pass him!

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Ah...so this is Taeyang's hyung's debut vehicle

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I already love Kim Hyun Joon. So funny. My kinda funny.

The last one - roll eyes, unless he's got a sense of humor beneath all that.

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Kim Hyun-joon's was so funny, I hope he passes

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I liked dude with blond hair playing guitar XD he is cool above him I was like "WHAT THE H!! XD..

but the last one O__O ^__^ Hell Ya..XD
those ajumas where like OMO.. but do it do it

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kim jae young was so crazy lol. the judge said, "ommo, how much are you going to take off?" and he said, "everything." lol

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haha, omg. I was cracking up at all of these (esp, the last one when he said that haha :D).
It's hard to tell their personalities and who I'll like from the preview but they were all appealing in their own way.

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Pretty sure half the viewership is gonna come from VIPs checking out Tae Yang's bro.

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I vote for the last one.
Does any of the other stuff really matter?
:)

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Oooo! =D I really love all of teasers are very amazing! (thumb-up)

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Perfectly straight face...

I don't see the appeal of shows like this.
Especially that last one.

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I LOVE silly reality programs that are set-up like this. (such as the NTM series and SYTYCD and Project Runway etc).

Best of all about this? Fresh faced pretty boys :D
I cannot wait. I think I'll watch this with my roomies just to play the rating game haha.

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btw, I find it weird that the website lists their ACTUAL facebooks haha. And In-duk has a pic of a nekkid person in it haha. -_-
http://www.ohboy.tv/

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Oy~ I prefer JB's version. They all are like ducklings transforming into swans after all the pampering facials the show will provide to clear all their blemishes.

I like the last contestant's voice.

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I love dramas, but seriously, who gives a damn? De Flojera.

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I really like Do Sang-woo's voice and style.

Does anyone know what song he's singing?

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so much excitement going on.. especially the last one ;)

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this looks fun! haha

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Hooray for rookies being given a chance!! I hope this project goes really well! :D :D

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Hwang In-deok. Chinese plus shufflin? Sold.

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OMG OMG OMG is that Kim Hyun Joon as in Boys Before Flowers and Playful Kiss? I'd watch it for him alone. :)

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No, sadly...his name is Kim Hyun Joong and I'm guessing he's not quite a rookie anymore (but I'm with you, I'd watch anything with him in it even if I had to turn the sound off.) This is someone new.

I kinda find it confusing with so many similar names but from what I read, Korea has some rules about names that kind of limit the field, and it's an ancient, ancient country...so that makes sense.

Imagine my confusion when I first saw BOF and then went to Youtube to find SS501 and found out that not only is Kim Hyun Joong a member, but so is Kim Hyung Joon. And to my caucasion ear listening on a computer speaker...those names sound exactly the same.

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No waaaay! :( It did occur to me that maybe Kim Hyun Joong wasn't a rookie, but when I googled Kim Hyun Joon and Joong's image came up, I was giddy! Now I'm disappointed. Thanks for the clarification, JoAnne.

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i vote for Hwang In Deok, he remind me of Yoo Ah In

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Hwang-nim :) Oh well, im not counting for this to last though :(

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somehow, hwan in deok looks like yoo ah in from the maximum number of images i can get..

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Oh wow. It's awful. XD It's so fake, but it's so bad at the same time that I can't feel it as a joke or as a reality show.

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Oh but don't worry. I dont mind watching a bunch of hot guys prancing around LOL

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