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Press conference day for cast of Shut Up: Flower Boy Band

With less than a week till premiere day, the youthful, mostly newbie cast of tvN’s Shut Up: Flower Boy Band gathered on January 25 for their production press conference. Leading the pack were series leads Sung Joon, playing our rocker-leader-hero (above right), who romances Jo Boa, who gets caught in a love triangle with cool, princely rival Jung Eui-chul.

(Pretty boy sandwich, mmm. Except… what in blazes are you wearing, Sung Joon? Did you run out of appropriately rebellious black rocker-goth gear on your trip up the Alps and have to settle for dyeing your lederhosen black? I’m just going to pretend the bottom half of that ensemble doesn’t exist. That may have been an unfortunate choice of words. Not I’m picturing pantsless Sung Joon. Though that’s arguably not a bad thing.)

The two boys play leaders of rival rock bands, Eye Candy and Strawberry Fields, and are pretty much polar opposites in every way. One’s poor, the other is rich. One’s all passion, the other’s cold precision. One’s raw talent, the other is technical skill. Both are, however, played by two charismatic actors who perhaps make up for their lack of experience with lots of onscreen presence, which has me hopeful for a worthy rivalry (and, dare I hope, reluctant bonding?).

Jo Boa is even greener than her co-stars, but I hope that the fact that she scored a leading role in her drama debut indicates that she’s got talent. It’s also said that her real-life personality shares a lot of similarities with her character Su-ah, which should help her get into character as the upbeat and self-reliant girl who goes from riches to rags and learns to take care of herself.

Jo said, “I know I will probably have awkward moments, but I hope you’ll accept me in a positive light.”

Meanwhile, co-star Jung Eui-chul explained feeling bashful donning a high school uniform again at his age (he’s 26). He’s currently dieting to slim down to look more like a rangy teenager, which is understandable but also craaaazy since he’s looking pretty gaunt already. Eep.

Jung also described his acting process, saying that normally he makes an effort to befriend his co-stars, but that this drama pits him as the rivals to the bandmates who make up Eye Candy, and therefore he’s keeping some space from them. Aw. It makes sense as a character issue, but it would be a shame to miss out on rewarding bonding relationships by sticking to Method-like mentality.

Then there are the other new faces (at least in the drama realm) with the rest of the bandmates: Clockwise from top left is Infinite’s L, rock band Mate’s Lee Hyun-jae, Superstar K 3‘s Kim Min-seok, and Oh Boy Audition’s Yoo Min-kyu.


I suspect this is where we may have some gaps on the acting front, because you’ve got one idol, one drummer, one audition-reality-show contestant, and one competitive-reality-show contestant. That doesn’t preclude acting talent, but I have to say I did belatedly realize that Lee Hyun-jae is in Color of Woman (as background character Jason) and he’s pretty terrible in it. He’s saved by the fact that he doesn’t have much screentime or dialogue there. (Random aside: Does anybody else wonder if he’s followed around by a wind machine to blow back his long flowing locks, all music video-style?)

On the upside, when you’ve got a boisterous group of adorable young boys together, sometimes the collective chemistry can overrule problems of acting. Sort of like how the drama’s Eye Candy rockers beat out (I’m assuming) Strawberry Fields’s superior musical skills with their raw energy. I’m crossing my fingers that the dynamics make this group work.

Shut Up: Flower Boy Band premieres next Monday, January 30, on tvN.











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i just couldn't finish that post with that mental picture... pantsless-pretty... om nom nom ... wait..that is kinda wrong too ... i am doomed!

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Kim Min Seok wears same jacket as T.O.P. Just noticed and thought to point it out. Waiting for this tbh.

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You mean the red/grey/black one ? I want one for myself ! Not sure i have the confidence to wear it though... :)

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Kim Tae Won wore that too, not just TOP.

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KIM MYUNG SOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
despite being my fucking first day of going back to school after holiday (-___-), January 30 is the day that I've been waiting for all this while!
WOHOOO! don't even care about another certain show.

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I like what I see so far. Those guys are pretty, so is the girl lead.

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Wow! That's a lot of pretty! AM almost blinded!

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When I saw those shorts, I could not scroll FAST enough to see what you'd have to say...you do not disappoint!

Still, giggly excited about this show. I haven't seen any indication that DF would do a simulcast but that's ok...if they pick it up half way through or so I'm good!

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Do ya think that Sung Joon got lost on his way to the Vampire Idol soundstage? First thing I thought of, seeing his outfit.
And JB's 'wind machine' comment? LOL and [snerk]... :)
Maybe we're looking at the next "Fabio"?!

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This is totally irrelevant, but if Fabio were to somehow squeeze into those shorts, he'd look like The Hulk neck down.

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I know the majority of viewers are female
but Jesus Christmas,
It's a sausage fest,
one drama after another for tvn

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LOL !! I can't contradict you... You G.U.Y.S. should find a way to be heard. Reclaim your rights and transmit your wishes to Korea TV broadcasting companies ( i suppose starting to voice yourself at DB is not bad idea ). BTW, anyone knows the proportion of male viewers for k dramas ? I would be curious. Randomly i would say 25 %.

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A+

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KDramas rarely cater to guys, you will have a better chance with J doramas/animes/mangas.

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I am tickled by your username... :)

Double hoots to Feast of da eyes,,, ;)

TVN You rock!
Bring it ON baby!!!

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You think in korea only woman watch kdrama? You think in usa only woman watch tv series? NO. Drama is asian tv series then you see the logic.

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I actually think Korean TV really is more woman-centered than American tv. From what I've seen, Korean tv focuses on love stories and conspicuously attractive men, while American TV focuses on guy-friendly storylines and conspicuously attractive women. No wonder American TV is dead to me ;)

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Love stories in asia is not necessary for women. The asian style of movie have always a lot of poetry and love because they are sentimentalist. For asian audiances a good story need a good love story even if there are a lot of blood or violence like the killer of john woo.

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I'm not a fan of the leading man but I'll see if this drama can change my thoughts about him... :)

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Well i'm waitng for this show to start...i always liked Jung Eui-chul since i saw him in the movie DoReMiFaSoLaSiDo and i was hoping that he would progress much more and even take a leading role in dramas

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Sung joon's smirk *swoons*

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Flower boys loaded ...... My heart belongs to durmmer boy

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I'm so unapologetically shallow. I don't even care. Even that horrible outfit hasn't deterred me. Bring on the pretty. I shall be waiting patiently for subs on Jan. 31st.

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So far there's only one girl, maybe we won't have an annoying second lead female. That would be some awesome innovation.

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nope there's another girl from another singing competition(LOL) in it too. don't know if she'll be playing an annoying character or not tho.

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The lead girl would probably be annoying too.

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Ahhhhhhh!!! I can't wait! I'm looking forward to seeing Jung Eui-chul. :)

On a different note: What the heck is Sung Joon wearing!? I can't stop shuddering everytime I look at that picture.

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Sung Joon's hairstyle is totally.. wth?? He is seriously wearing those pants and then those... Ughh.. Whatever, I'm also focusing on the top half.

Excited for it!!!

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I'm looking forward to this. I really liked Sung Joon in Lie to Me. I wish he had more screen time. Sometimes I think the stylish for Korean actors/actress come to work drunk -.-

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Oh the pretty! ^^

I'm much more anticipating this than DH2 for some reason. The only reason I'm anticipating DH2 is ahjusshi teacher :D and Sam Dong cameo. Other than that it's not doing it for me. This one. I'm in all the way...unless for some reason it goes downhill. Don't let me down, Cable! You haven't let me down yet! ;)

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watch the movie sunny, you will have another reason to watch dream high 2: kang sora. And of course the story because the important is the story.

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Sung Joon's outfit cast a shadow of whimsy over this entire press conference. The outfit as a whole was lol-bad, so I tried to break it down and at least find some interesting pieces. But that only resulted in me noticing that:

1. His boots have 3 inch heels
2. I think I saw Beyonce wearing those same tights on stage, and
3. If you're going to go Johnny Depp with the necklaces and accessories, you have to go all the way.

I can see a shorts/tights in the winter combo on women, with shorter shorts. I only see men wear tights under shorts if they're playing basketball or training for some other sport. I appreciate any and all attempts to take workout-gear to dress-up, and it can be done, but not with those boots. Don't tell me I'm over-reacting - this is from the girl who likes it when G-Dragon wears skirts.

As for Sung Joon himself. I like his voice (saw him in "Lie to Me"). He's tall. That's usually enough for me. Here's hoping he tosses those shorts and this outfit never again sees the light of day.

Good luck, show!

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LOL i didn't even realize his boots were so high heeled.
and for whatever reason, gdragon sure looks hot in a skirt.

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Why are none of their outfits attractive? Maybe it's just male Korean fashion I don't like but some of them their clothes don't look like they fit properly or they're just weird. Jung Eui-chul looks good though. Excited for this drama all the same!!!

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jo boa is so pretty....

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Whats with all the moody faces...Sung Joon. It must be because he realized too late that what he's wearing should be torn and burned. Yup imma go with that.

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So much pretty in this cast, especially from Lee Hyunjae and L. Wow!

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Wooaah ~ All of guys are such as good-looking and handsome, keke ~ However...I think that Infinite's "L" seem very adorable-ish ! ! !
Ah, I expect that Jo Boa will try her best and work hard with them in this drama, of course. She's very lovely :) Well, I'll probably watch this if I have time, hopefully so. (I have to do something while I am still in college)

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I am so excited to see Dream High because of Kang Sora and the singing. I hope it gives me lots of songs to sing. As for this drama I am excited for it too I hope they rock out and never dress this blah and ugly again. We want eye candy not boring hot guys. I hope they make it about the music, friendship, then romance or how to grow from love.

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the photo took a little while to load, so at first i didn't realise that sung joon's pants weren't pants. Even then I wasn't fussed, but damn, what the heck was he thinking???

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I looked at these pictures on another site this morning but I seriously JUST noticed Sung Joon's silky-satiny bermuda shorts with that obi-looking belt and Robin Hood boots. Maybe his leather/pleather/vinyl tights were so tight that he absolutely had to wear flowy shorts (with strategically placed belt) as not to bring too much attention to his Flower Boy package.

Other than that, everyone looks great, broody, and moody. They are really playing up being from the "wrong side" of town!

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BTW I found a 9-minute preview of the show...woohoo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1fXsR6QZQ0

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OMG! You should have put up a warning for that trailer. Noona slayer alert! Not for the weak heart!

Pretty + Guy Liner + Instruments = Noona slayer.
I am so in. Now someone tell me how I am supposed to work since I started the day watching the youtube???
Spazzing!!!....

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I too would've liked to be slayed by all the pretties, but the video has been deleted. gaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd. T_T

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I like Sung Joon's outfit...I've seen that whole shorts + tights thing a lot for korean actors and he actually made it look decent (everyone else was soo bad SOOOO BAAAAD). Maybe it's because I'm comparing that I like it, lol. The whole outfit was probably taken off a runway line anyway. It's not the first time I've seen that either.

And Jo Boa is cute, but it kind of annoys me that she looks like she's going to a high school prom...

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Wait, is that MyungSoo! OMG! I didn't know L was in here! :O

Back to my non-fangirly self, the cast is looking good. The lead actress is cute, and hopefully will be a breath of fresh air.

I actually like rookies as leads more. Sometimes it's better not to know what you are up against. They might just blow you away :)

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LOL i was shocked see that guy in 3-inch boots and a short pants with a bow outside a stocking. That outfit ruins him! the rest of them are find but i cant really stand the guy with short pants. His stylist need his/her eyes checked! hehe... btw, i'm looking forward to see this drama, as well as Dream High 2, they have the same released date i think! Jan 30 is a big day and please come fast!

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I can't believe that I'm so looking forward to this drama...
Most of them just born when I almost finished high school!!
ohh WTH....nom..nom..nom...

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yeah, Hyun-jae is pretty bad in Color of Woman. Lucky for us he doesn't have much dialogue in this show either LOL!

it's all love though - he's cute enough that it's not an issue. off to watch the preview - bring on the pretty!

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also, Yoo Min-kyu looks like a younger Lee Ki-woo! I knew there was a reason why I liked him, lol. I miss the Pillar...

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I think a L is gonna be pretty decent in this.
Ooooh, Yoo Min Kyu is...cute!

I think the long-hair guy scares me....

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Simulcast.....please?

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L!!!~

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I'm just waiting for Jung Eui Chul to make it big. Seriously. Boy is amazing with his deep voice and screen charisma.

I hope he gets recognized here.

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the shorts....THE SHORTS gahhhhhh my eyes=\\

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Is it just me, or is Infinite's L channeling me some serious Jaejoong vibes?

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Agree. I've been a JaeJoong stan for ages and that is how I noticed L. He's like the younger version of Jae.

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So excited for this especially, for Myungsoo.
Damn that lead vocalist is hot. :D

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In terms of eyecandy, I can only see the girl. Won't follow this drama. The premise doesn't sound THAT exciting and the actors are... hmm...

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the other guy is from "lie to me" right??he looks handsome here:)

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o-o gawd those clothes.. all of their clothes.. D:

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let it just be said that about 70-80% of girls watching the show's first episodes are doing so solely for the purposes of seeing L. myself included.

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my first thought and words were " ...what the fuh is he wearing? O_O..." lol it would make more sense if he had worn a kilt~ XD

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The guys are really attractive, and the jo boa looks really sweet too. Does anyone else think that she looks like a cross between f(x)'s sulli and kim hyun joong? it's the same brand of pretty.. or maybe that's just me!

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I'm still really not sure if I should like this girl or not. Hopefully, the drama makes it so that she's likable (read: Not the usual heroine who grabs all the attention of the lead actors by just being pretty and cute and poor and damsel-in-distress).

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hope this is good!

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Lee Hyun Jae is the best.. good thing he wasn't given too much exposure here coz pretty sure he'll scratch off the rest.. he's too gorgeous to be a korean.

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