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Cast and preview revealed for tvN’s Shut Up: Flower Boy Band

Finally, the cast has been revealed for tvN’s new drama, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, which is the second entry in its Oh! Boy series and replaces ramyun shop boys with rocker musicians. And while I was iffy on this show, I have to say I find the preview intriguing — it’s definitely got an interesting gritty vibe that I’m digging.

There’s been a name change from the previous Eye Candy, and while that’s probably an appropriate description, the new one does capture the flavor more accurately, it seems. And by flavor I mean bolder and more aggressive. But it looks like the older title isn’t entirely dead; the “Eye Candy” moniker is the name of the high school band at the drama’s center.

The production has been a little cagey with the casting news, and actually didn’t reveal the members until the drama’s first preview aired today. In the lead role is Sung Joon, at top, whom you may recognize as the younger brother from Lie To Me. Not the greatest job to have on the resumé (and he had his awkward moments), but I’m actually liking this casting; when he wasn’t being petulant and bratty, he was quite adorable.

In order of the photo below, the cast comprises: Kim Min-seok, L, Sung Joon, Lee Hyun-jae, and Yoo Min-kyu.

  • In the drama, Sung Joon plays the band leader and vocalist, Kwon Ji-hyuk;
  • L, member of pop group Infinite, plays Lee Hyun-soo, the second guitarist;
  • Lee Hyun-jae is the real-life drummer of rock band Mate, which is one of my favorite Korean rock bands; he plays Jang Do-il, the band’s drummer;
  • Kim Min-seok found fame with the reality program Superstar K 3, and is cast as Seo Kyung-jong on keyboard;
  • and Yoo Min-kyu was the lucky participant in reality audition program Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy picked to make his drama bow as Kim Ha-jin.

Shut Up: Flower Boy Band will be a 16-episode “youth romance drama” that hits airwaves on January 30. Let’s hope it rocks.

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who do you think will be the female lead?

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A very lucky young woman... as will the second female lead and the third too!

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LOL at your reply :) For sure they are lucky, but who knows maybe "the girl" will be more awesome. We should support female characters ;)

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HOLY SH!T!!!
HYUNJAE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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I was too happy about Hyunjae to notice SUNGJOON!!! WOAH. I'M SOLD.

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OH MY GOD. L!!!!!!! My dongsaeng~~~ *SQUEAL*
Hope someone will sub this drama!

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i'm hyperventilating right now!!
L!!! from Infinite!!!! omg he's so cute lol

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You can bet your buttons this will be subbed. With Myungsoo (I can't call him L, it's just the worst stage name ever), the Infinite subbing teams will be all over this one. Lol.

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I don't know him. But I wanted to add that L is already a pretty popular name in the manga/anime/j-dorama world, and that's already pretty hard to live up to. He really should consider Myungsoo. Although, heh, Park Myungsoo anyone? XD

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i think he was nicknamed L bc ppl found his personality similar to that of L of deathnote.

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I have to admit, the minute I saw his "L" moniker I had Death Note flashbacks. Wonder if he eats as much sugar as the manga L?

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Pretty much all Infinite fans call him Myungsoo. I've yet to see someone seriously call him L. Even his members don't on TV shows. Lol.

I think eventually if he keeps acting more, he'll go by his real name, Kim Myungsoo.

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Yeah, I prefer calling him Myungsoo too...I guess it's because when he's "L", he's the cool, "manufactured" handsome pop idol, whereas when he's "Myungsoo", he's the real him, and he's more open. It's hard to explain; you'll know if you watch Infinite's variety shows such as Sesame Player.
Which is why, my ultimate bias is not L, but Myungsoo. :)

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OMG, MYUNGSOO...I'm definitely all over this drama....man tvN knows how to draw in an audience....it's one thing to have pretty boys but to add an idol pretty boy...I'm sold..I haven't seen him act in his Japanese drama so i hope he does good.

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Did anybody else also realize that it has the same air date as DH2...2012 is shaping up to be very anticipating.

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hmm.. interesting..

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What's up with all these "Flower Boys" drama?
"Boys over Flower", "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop", and now "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band". I seem to hear the term "Flower boys" quite frequently and it usually associates with a group of guys.
What's the significance over this term? I would think the term applies to "pretty boys" if taken literally.

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Flower Boy is a series concept from tvN, so Ramyun Shop and Shut Up/Band are related - not in story, but in brand. http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/08/jung-il-woos-new-drama-flower-boy-ramyun-shop/

And yes, the Korean term "flower boy" is analogous to the English term "pretty boy." Same usage, same implications. I'm pretty sure the Korean usage of flower to denote anything beautiful (hence the saying, "More beautiful than a flower") pre-dates Hana Yori Dango, although I'm sure that influence didn't hurt.

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Uh yes. Hanadan. The jdorama that started it all for me. Before dramas there was anime. And before kdramas there was Hanadan and j-dorama. I really was Jun-baited. Oy. XD Sorry, I can't help but comment when it's anything related to the Hana Yori Dango. X)

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I am with you in this. Hana Yori Dango introduced me to asian dramas and movies, well jdramas and kdramas. It's still the best and no 1 in my list. I am Maotsujun(Jun and Mao) baited. I super love them- the best onscreen and offscreen couple for me.

Sorry for commeting out of topic.

Back to the this upcming drama, I look foward to see what this flower boys can offer. I am pretty in love with the Flower boys in FBRS so it may be hard to replace them with this new flower boys.(I am sad that FBRS is ending) I guess I will just wait and see what this musical youth drama has in store.

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Me too, I like jdoramas as well and yeah HanaDan got me addicted to dramas if u dont include Gokusen hehe....gawd Jun is quite good looking, isn't he? lol he's my 1st asian actor crush. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes jdoramas and MatsuJun here in dramabeans coz' I thought mostly people here only watch kdramas ^_^

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Wow, lots of us got started on Asian dramas cause of Hanadan, eh? Gotta love it! My all-time favourite...cutest couple ever!

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omg you're right. I totally forgot about the female lead !
But i hope it's not another noona love. Perhaps Park Eun Bin ?

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me too!i'm so distracting with the boys!!

*faint*

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I'm pretty happy with this casting news. It's not Jung Il-woo, of course, but then, who is? And I've always had a little bit of an (inappropriate) crush on L (a much younger man). He's so awkward and adorable in real life (well, variety real life). And it looks fun!

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He's adorably awkward in real life, which is why I love his on stage presence, it's so different to his real life personality. I don't know if you watched the Japanese drama Jiu, but he did a pretty good job playing a psycho killer. His stares could sent a chill down your bones. Lol. I think he's got the best acting skills out of all the members of Infinite.

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when i see L in the trailer all i can sense is he have satoshi tsumabaki vibe..maybe his eyes??but looking forward to this drama..i dont really care about the female lead becoz we are full with eyecandy..just hope that the female lead is not some idol stuff which become a trend now..

dramagod!!please let the real actress in this drama!

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If it's another member of SNSD I'm going to throw my computer out the window. Lol.

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agree!!!i will join u..haha

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Nice..! hmm... we shall seee.

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Ummmm....the drummer is freaking HOTT!!! Wowza, what a mane of glory and that smile....I just hope he is legal so I don't feel like a perv creepin on jailbait!

Also, I like the music in the trailer....I'll at least watch the first couple of episodes to feel it out.

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Gah. Sometimes it's always the drummer right? I can totally see why groupies are the way they are.... But I cann never be a groupie. Requires giving up a shit ton of pride if you ask me... But still. Right. Original topic. The drummer. He looks like someone from a band I know or a Western or Japanese actor. But who.... Hmmm.

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I do love my drummer boys, one reason why have a bias towards No Min Woo. He will forever be my Rose...

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The drummer, Lee Hyunjae, is 23 (24 in Korean age.) He seriously beats current idols with his level of pretty.

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manly pretty~go away cute boys~there's new boy in town! ^^

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Is he like a half breed Brit-biscuit? He reminds me of one of my friends from Essex... now I miss Benjamin.

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Youth romance drama? But where are the girls? Unless...the drama is going that direction.....

Haha jokes aside, but I'm amused that there is actually someone by the stage name 'L'...

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yup totally agree..he need to find a new name..L is basically known for character in death note and its like popular anime character..i'm afraid otakus gonna sued him~

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He's been "L" since his debut in July of 2010, I think he's safe. LOL.

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lol that "direction" would be very interesting!!!

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OH! Sung Joon and L!! the boys are my kind of flower boys!! hehehe definitely will watch this for them :P

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KIM MYUNGSOO<3333

I still have to watch Lie to Me...

anyway, so this Min-kyu won the contest? Cool...which one was he?

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hey, then that means that taeyang's bro didn't make it? ahhhhhh

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omg! More pretty guys! TvN sure knows how to pull crowd! ^^ I am so in! Cant wait to find out the girl lead!

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So much pretty ... cannot ... think ...

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@carrie: I would like to give credit (due or otherwise) to Hana yori dango for popularising, if not coining, the term. Who can forget that the almighty F4 standard for Flower 4, the guys who are prettier than flowers. But then again, Japanese don't use the term 花男子 that much, unlike Korean's usage of 꽃남자/꽃미남...

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no.. koreans dont use 꽃남자.
it sounds really awkward.
just 꽃미남~
and hana yori dango means boys over flowers
but 꽃미남 means a boy who is as pretty as a flower.
so it is slightly different.

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RE: Hanadan

Don't you think that aside from the well known pun on the Japanese saying of the same "花より団子", the title also refers to F4, the pretty (both literally, more for some *cough*Rui*cough*, and figuratively) boys? Boys prettier than, over flowers...How deserving, Flowers 4!

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L *.* gorgeous L
I can't wait for this :)

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And ohmygoodness the drummer! So much pretty

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and song jun!..*0*

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So I guess Yoo Min-kyu has the lucky distinction of being our flower boy bassist? Heh, bassists are always sexy, it's like the unspoken rule that I trust our drama will faithfully stick to. :)

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woah woah 3 youth musical dramas to catch this winter? what's up, dream high 2, and flower boy band

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Kim Hyun Jae is sooooo perfect! I don't like him so much in "Color of Women", but this role is perfect for him. If only there was Noh Min Wooooo :(

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Yes ! i knew that face was familiar. Color of woman : Quite fun show if you manage to ignore the glasses without...euh... glasses on actors noses : So weird and distractive.
And i totally agree, that would have been an ideal part for No Min Woo : I listen to " Heartbeat " everyday. On the other hand he must be tired of playing musicians all the time and i'm impatient to see him in Full House 2. ( Crossing fingers hoping it won't be a deception ).

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INFINITE's L? I MEAN 'L'? L? L? L?
Omg. How can only a simply letter sound so YUMMY to my ear when it comes from Myung Soo? I Love Him.
Hope he can ACT.

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Smart casting decision snagging Myungsoo (L) for this drama. Infinite's popularity is definitely skyrocketing in Korea, and Myungsoo is one of the more popular members. Very very excited about this drama. Can't wait till it starts airing!

Just hoping Infinite doesn't have a comeback for awhile, their crazy schedule on top of a drama filming schedule would be intense for Myungsoo, he's already exhausted from the crazy year he had in 2011.

/worried Inspirit.

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I definitely agree with this. INFINITE has garnered LOADS of attention and I only knew about this and will probably watch it only for Myungsoo /cough. heh Inspirit~

Though schedules of actors and idols tend to be jam-packed. I just hope he doesn't get sick trying to juggle both 'cause I can see that happening. Their solo concert is in February so I have no idea how this is going to work out for him. Are they filming as the series goes along?

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AAAHHHH IT'S GOT SUNG JOON, NOW I HAVE TO WATCH DESPITE MY PREJUDICE AGAINST FLUFFY DRAMAS.

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I'm so excited for this! I can't breathe. I have high hopes for this because the first of this flower-boy-themed dramas turned out spectacularly well (FBRS) so I hope it only gets better. :)

Who's the heroine in this, by the way? I'm so curious. I can't imagine being in the presence of all these pretty-pretty faces. I might go insane! Hah. Lucky girl.

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I'm watching this because of Sung Joon.
He was also in White Christmas as well. He was better in their than in Lie To Me, even though he barely showed emotion at times. BUT eeeek I cannot wait. So, many new drama's to watch :D

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LOL I did this very search on my way to work this morning! Your website introduced me to Mate and have been a fan since! So exciting!

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Sung joon....
I hope he makes me like him in this one cuz lie to me was a mess, which did not reflect well on the cast especially sungjoon who was a noob actor, well he still is.

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Sung Joon AND L?! Oh i'm definitely watching this.
I'm a huge Infinite fangirl, and I loved Sung Joon in Lie to Me. :D

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oh my~
i just hardly cant wait for this drama!!
sung joon oppa~!! *smooch*

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So much pretty...Me likey. XD

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owh, is this the time for White Christmas's guys for getting in acting field again?yay for that. I like Sung Joon in White Christmas even though I used to hate him in LTM

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Yeah, I though so too! All the actors (and the actress) from White Christmas were great and I can't wait to see them MORE!

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It seems to me that cable channels really know how to market their targets... Compared to the Big Three, they're more marketing-oriented, considering much more the possibility of second seasons, wonderful casting and ad campaign...
I don't know how it will turn out to be, but it sure looks nice!

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Great preview and awesome way to introduce the cast of the show. Whoever is behind the 'Flower Boy' projects deserves a gold star and a raise.

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Enraptured with the 4th guy. Oh, drama... Please be good?

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All I can say is, Lee Hyun-Jae has some seriously pretty hair.

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:) it's seems like that the directors are so focused with cast flower boys that they forgot about the female lead.

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LOL : No need for female lead, we are here no ?

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I would like to know, too.

I think in shows like this, the female lead makes or breaks the show. She has to have that something that all the boys would fall in love with. She usually isn't just another pretty girl.

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Yes, a pretty little kitty or a sweet little rabbit would be such a refreshing change from the usual fanstruck girl lead.

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*starstruck* I mean LOL at fanstruck

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i won't say much but i'll be waiting 'patiently and eagerly' for this drama to air! L is so 'over the top' !! =D

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ahhh i had a crush on sung joon in lie to me, i like this casting~ and lee hyun-jae... wow, doesn't even look korean/asian to me.

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Myungsoo!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh <3333333
Can't wait for this one! First it was Jinwoon in Dream High 2, now it's L in Shut Up Flower Boy Band! :D I'm so happy...

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Ohlala...pretty pretty boys ~ bring on the New Year!

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Is 'Shut Up' the name of the band? Like 'The Stupid'?

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Oh god i hope not. What is with this ridiculous names ? Come on there are plenty other beautiful english words.

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Are those silly names a way to include the push and pull law within the lovestory between music bands and their audiences ???

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I was quite taken aback initially with the Shut Up! name, sounds so dreadfully rude and in your face and, dare I say, even worse than the Soo-too-pid....shut up flower boy band sounds like the title is defeating the purpose of the show, who wants a silent band right? LOL then I looked carefully and noticed the colon, so I think that has to be the band's name. I think it's odd to have a verb as a band name, so I suggest a new change of names to:

The Shut Uppers
The Shutter Ups

or, in the tradition of The Stupid:

The Dumb

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The orginal korean title for 'shut up' is DakChiGo. Actually this terminalogy was created/used in Korea dcinside site many years ago from what I remember. So the title means 'Shut up everybody because Flower boy band is THE best!!'

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I haven't watched any drama in a while but I'll be sure to watch this because of Myungsoo (L)!

Hope someone else will sub this because the Infinite subbing teams already have a full plate what with all the other shows Infinite have. Though maybe an increase in staff will do them good :) Their subs are really good.

Now as for his acting, his acting in Jiu wasn't so bad. And he was even handpicked for the role. So i'm excited to see how he will do here.

I wonder what type of character he will have here? Because he is totally 4D in real life, has a sort of "cold" aura but is totally goofy.

I also like how 2 of the things I like about him are present here:

1. Playing the guitar - can he just have a guitar attached to his hands all the time? And can he just sing while playing the guitar please? Because I really really like his voice.
2. Photography - now his dream will come true. haha.

I wonder if they'll let him wear plaid all the time?

Hm.

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I actually LOVE Sung Joon. He was great in both White Christmas and Lie to Me.

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Oooooh so pretty! And there's L too! My boy is doing fine... Man, is this year going to be awesome. There's going to be flower boy vegetable bachelor, flower boy fashion shop owner, and now flower boy band. I'm going to love 2012. Hopefully with the increase of beautiful men in dramas, it might re-spark my love for dramas once more. Let's go!

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Is it going to be a bromance drama or what? lol Or they just didn't show the leading lady yet (wouldn't hate a bromance show lol)

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I wish this is another crack drama. I want some cute with some depth please.

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I love the fact that they are not idols.... *None of them are idols right?* I have nothing against them but I prefer real actors not singer turn into one or something like that... >_<"

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Ops..... I guess I'm wrong about that one.. There is L from infinite... >_<" I love the group and think L is great but..... I want actors....

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Well at the very least, at least Myungsoo's had acting experience? c: He's done music videos and was in the Japanese drama Jiu this summer o:

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Well you obviously haven't watched JIU then. His first drama debut in J-drama. He did a pretty good job there as a killer.

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I cannot wait 'til this comes out!!! Why must the preview be so SHORT?!?! Well, I guess maybe they're going for the same this as with Ramyun Shop: Show us a snippet of the series only showing what we could guess from the title (pretty boys with instruments/ramyun) and then astound us with its heart and awesomeness! At least I hope so!!!

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well, as the eye candy quotient has been more than fulfilled, I guess I'll be tuning in :D Sung Joon and that deep voice of his can serenade me to sleep any day. and L is a good excuse to watch anything - such a cutie

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So watching this for Lee Hyunjae and L. I swear, I don't even like Inifinite, but L is too pretty to ignore.

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OMG!!.. I sooo searched this after seeing preview @ the end of the Flower boy and Ramyun shop.. since I can't read Hangul I was like.. Sung Joon's new drama but nooo results..

Looking forward to this one.. hope IT ROCKES>>> REALLY (Mary stayed out night) anyways.. I liked the drummer boy .. he is cute ^__^.. thanks for the info..

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L, one letter L :P
why wasn't he the lead >_>?

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