Drama Casting & News
Go Kyung-pyo joins Flower Boy Next Door
by | November 15, 2012 | 70 Comments

Aw, the cast just gets cuter. Go Kyung-pyo has come onboard tvN’s Flower Boy Next Door, which makes me happy since I love him.

Go Kyung-pyo has really only been active in the industry for about a year—he debuted in 2010 but the majority of titles on his resumé come from 2012—but despite the newness of his presence, he’s had a solid rise. I wouldn’t say he’s ready to be called famous or a star yet, but he’s really gained a lot of traction this year. I saw him for the first time last December in SNL Korea; he was also in God’s Quiz 3, played part of Yoo Seung-ho’s posse in Operation Proposal, then turned into a surprisingly endearing idiot for Standby.

That means he’s joining Park Shin-hye, who plays the lonely young woman who sneaks peeks at her hottie neighbor (Kim Ji-hoon) and gets caught by Yoon Shi-yoon, with whom she then embarks on a cute, light-hearted romance. Go Kyung-pyo’s character possess “chic looks,” which is a departure from his adorable dimwit image, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t be funny. He’ll be the assistant to Kim Ji-hoon’s webtoon writer/artist and also freeloads off him, and is known around the neighborhood for his wiles.

Flower Boy Next Door (or maybe it’s more accurate to say Flower Boys, plural) premieres January 7. I think it’s a bit of an understatement to say I am looking forward to it. *tries to contain self* *fails*

Via My Daily


70 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. cv

    Oh so cuuuuute! ^^

    • 1.1 Cafe

      In that picture looks like Suho from EXO-K. 😛

      • 1.1.1 Rovi

        That’s because Suho is Siwon & Kyuhyun’s son. And Go Gyeong-pyo is Siwon’s lost brother who even Siwon doesn’t even recognize…XP

    • 1.2 dbsklove


  2. Mystisith

    Seriously, is it 2013 yet?
    On a sidenote, I adore those roles of manager / assistant / shadow of the main (assy) characters in dramas. They often steal the light by creating a complicity with the viewer. *Side glances and knowing smiles*.

    • 2.1 JoAnne

      I was just thinking along those lines….for example, the two managers in FH2 – I really like those guys.

    • 2.2 kakashi

      ah! you have sidekick syndrome. I have it too 🙂

    • 2.3 zsa

      OMO…you are so right! I love the assistant in Best Love, the ahjussi in City Hunter…and Lie to Me was blahh…but I love the male secretary….they should all gather and be in one drama!

      • 2.3.1 racheose

        i totally agree with this seems like we have same taste in dramas haha XD

      • 2.3.2 tosin

        I loved that male secretary too !!…wanna see him I. Another drama 🙂

  3. MsB

    Him I don’t know but the more ‘Flower Boys’, the merrier!

    • 3.1 zoe

      ikr! Keep it coming! 😛

  4. snow

    kim ji-hoon! *fans self* i hope he gets a love interest of his own in the drama as well.

  5. canxi

    I love him too! I’m loving his rise in success and hope he continues to do so. This drama just keeps getting better and better!

  6. ninji

    Haha. I read the name like Gu Jun-pyo.

    • 6.1 BellaMafia

      me too..lols.. I was like.. wha?? Gu Jun Pyo?

    • 6.2 DarknessEyes

      LOOOOL I thought I was the only one who did that xD

    • 6.3 jenjula

      LOL me too.

      • 6.3.1 WickedBiccie

        Me three!! and I haven’t even SEEN ‘Boys Over Flowers’!! That’s how pervasive this drama is!

        Can’t wait for this show to start. I LOVED Go Kyung Po in ‘Operation Proposal’ and he was adorable/hilarious in SNL.

        C’mon January!!!

    • 6.4 SH

      lol, I thought the same. Could you imagine Gu Jun-pyo playing this role 😛

      • 6.4.1 ninji

        Now THAT would be awesome and hilarious.

  7. nomu nomu nomu

    Also, impatiently waiting. Out of all the new shows premiering in the near future, this one has a built-in respected reputation for me due to the previous two installment. I know it will be well written and with a big dose of heart.
    It also helps that I like the leads and have been missing Park Shin-hye for awhile now, but honestly, I’m here for the show and the cast is 2nd.

    I would say that i’m marking my calender right now, but, I already did that a LOOOOONG time ago.

  8. pigtookie

    oh, that’s fake Siwon from one SNL episode!

  9. MsScorpion

    Ohhhhhh, I’m getting more excited by the second, this better be gooooooooooooooooood.

    January can’t get here fast enough.

  10. 10 ladida

    So. Excited.

  11. 11 Fab

    Adorable! Saw him in OP, he really stood out, but I thought he’d be one of those shining posse whom you never hear from again. Speaking of Operation Proposal, where is the second lead guy who initially got the girl?

    • 11.1 bishbash

      No news about him currently. Sigh~~

    • 11.2 jomo

      He was cute in OP.
      This cast is going to be sweeeeeeet in many many ways!

  12. 12 liz

    Woohoo! Loved him in Standby. Can’t wait for him play a more intellectual character xD

  13. 13 OMG

    To say that I’m looking forward to this will be an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 14 Roxy

    Ohhh i wuvvvv him .

  15. 15 Keshia

    I LOVE TVN! And They pile the Oh! Boy series dramas with so much hotness. I just can’t wait for the next instalment. Since the last two were high school based, let this be a grown up full out make out session riot!! *prays to drama gods*

  16. 16 biankoy

    love him!!! he’s really funny but he has great acting chops as well. I’m just praying for the days to pass by quickly, because, surely I’m not the only person dying with anticipation here.

  17. 17 Fasiris Fay

    Can’t wait for this…sounds super cute!

  18. 18 kirst3n

    So long still… A month!

  19. 19 really

    OMG I can’t wait

  20. 20 dewaanifordrama

    Ah the anticipation! He is absolutely adorable and gooooood-looking! Oh January – you will be a lovely month!

  21. 21 Leona

    I really liked him in God’s Quiz 3 (he played charisma and diabolical pretty fine by me)
    I couldn’t believe my eyes that he is the same guy as the high schooler of Stand By. More he played a 30 years old character while he is so young. For Yoo Seung Ho is the norm, but for him is soooo unexpected.

  22. 22 crazedlu

    So psyched for this!

  23. 23 Arhazivory

    He was awesome as a villain in God’s Quiz 3. And awesome as an idiot in Standby. He’s too adorable ~

  24. 24 chocopie83

    the Siwon look-a-like in SNL! :p

    • 24.1 Fab

      That’s funny because I thought he totally looks like Si-won when he was very young in Spring Waltz. Not watching SNL.

    • 24.2 cheekbones

      Ah, yes. I was wondering if he’s the one posing as the fake Siwon in SNL’s Suju episode. At that time he’s the spitting image of Siwon. I was totally fooled. 😀

    • 24.3 Rovi

      Yes, the Siwon look-a-like in SNL. S2 finale to be exact when SuJu guested. XD

      @Fab Go Gyeong-pyo’s the Siwon look-a-like without the bulk in the body. Plus Shibrows-a-like. XD But you’re right, Siwon WAS young in Spring Waltz. Pre-Hyangdan. XD

      @cheekbones Yes that’s him. XD True he’s the spitting image of Siwon. Though sadly Siwon doesn’t think such a thing existed. XP It was in allkpop, where our derpy horse doesn’t even recognize Gyeong-pyo as his look-a-like. XD

  25. 25 Village Mrembo

    gawsh! he was soo eeevil in GQ3, hated him so much!!! but damn! is he fine or is he fine?!!!

  26. 26 Jules

    Yay! I loved him in Standby; his relationship with Siwan was one of the best things about the show. 🙂

    • 26.1 Rovi

      True, true. Bromance FTW~!

  27. 27 bishbash

    Must! Watch! This will be the first (and last) of the Flower Boy series that I’m actually dying to watch!!!

    OMG Kyung Pyo! Why you so cute!!!!

  28. 28 Sponge

    How exciting, i’m always delighted to hear new updates from the flower boy series and the cast is making me excited tenfold!

    He was hilarious on SNL! so good, but how is he so new AND only born in 1990? i can’t even

  29. 29 Eye Candy

    Thanks for the updates on the show since it keeps building my excitement for this show. I just cannot wait for it! (I’m also failing to control my excitement!)

  30. 30 Abbie

    He looks so cute. Sadly, I’m not familiar with him. But I am so looking forward to this drama. It has been too long since I could get into a light rom-com so this will be particularly good to watch.

  31. 31 djes

    oh the Siwon lookalike!
    ( with better acting, honestly…)
    This is gonna be interesting.

    ( I really wish someday he can act along with Siwon. They can be brothers, if twins is too far fetched.. )

    • 31.1 Rovi

      Actually, they ARE brothers (LOL), and Siwon’s too adamant to recognize him as such LOL!!! Nah, Siwon doesn’t recognize Gyeong-pyo as a look-a-like, the dumb horse. XD

      And since somone mentioned Suho, and Suho is by default WonKyu lovechild, Gyeong-pyo is the uncle!

  32. 32 Bengbeng

    oh. i like this guy. I only saw him in God Quiz 3, even though his a bad guy there, but he made me like him so. I want to watch Standby but the subbings are still not complete.

    Can anyone direct me to where i can find a subbed copy?

  33. 33 girlatsea

    You’re not the only one flailing, JB. Hahahh, CAN’T WAIT

    I totally remember him from the three or so episodes I watched of Operation Proposal. He’s memorable.

  34. 34 Regina

    I cant wait to watch this drama. Park shin hye, yoon shi yoon and kim ji hoon. Love the casting!

  35. 35 redfox

    have you ever daydreamed about someone you see every day?

  36. 36 Nilechoclat

    Great news Wowwww I am waiting 1 month and 24 days I am counting 😀

  37. 37 Pakykul Gunk

    I’m looking forward to this drama too. I like Park Shin Hye

  38. 38 nyss

    omg I love him!! He’s great in God’s Quiz 3 and awesome in SNL! people used to call him Siwon’s doppelganger but I think he have his own charm..*swoons*

  39. 39 DeeDee

    The casting team for Secret Agent War/ Level 7 Civil Servant needs to learn from this casting team.

  40. 40 Jae Shin

    Am I the only person who misread the name at first as “Gu Jun Pyo”?

  41. 41 browncoat_78

    I just started watching Operation Proposal, so I have only recently discovered this kid. Soooooo excited to see he’ll be in my most anticipated drama of 2013. Could that cast get any better?! *Drooling*

  42. 42 hellochloe

    This show will make me hit the pause button every other second to admire The Pretty, no doubt about it.

  43. 43 Raine

    So excited about this show! Thanks for the news JB!

  44. 44 errr

    omg! Kyungpyo!!! Im Siwan’s first kiss…xDDD (i shipped them so much in Standby T^T)
    luff him in Standby. so adorable.
    looking for ward to this….
    the drama is becoming more n more must-watch.

  45. 45 WM

    Is it sad that I’m squealing like a schoolgirl? Ah, who cares! *Squeal!!!!!* Come on January…come on January…this will be the perfect recuperation show for holiday exhaustion.

  46. 46 Ennayra

    I’m looking forward to this too. I liked the other two dramas in the series, so I’m in for this one. No questions asked.

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