Another cast member joins tvN’s rom-com series Flower Boy Next Door, and it’s about time since hitherto we have only heard of one lady (our lead, Park Shin-hye) amongst a crowd of flower boys. Not that I’m complaining about the lineup, mind: After all, this drama has got Park Shin-hye peeking at her hottie neighbor Kim Ji-hoon, whose assistant is the rascally freeloader Go Kyung-pyo, then getting caught in the act by another hottie, Yoon Shi-yoon, kicking off their romance. What’s not to like?
But every good romance needs conflict, and Park Su-jin will provide some as a woman who looks perfect and refined, though upon closer look she’s got cracks in the facade. As a businesswoman—she runs a shopping mall—she projects an elegant image, but she’s easygoing and friendly with friends.
However, that friendliness doesn’t extend to our heroine, apparently: she’s got history with Park Shin-hye dating back to their schoolgirl days, and they’ve got a “deep,” “bad fate” between them. We don’t yet know why, but it has to do with a past our rival is hiding. Hm, that could be interesting.
I’ll be honest in saying that I am at best ambivalent about Park Su-jin as an actress, so she’s the first cast member who doesn’t have me totally excited. This kind of role is old hat for her, and she’s played the second lead/rival character several times before (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, Bachelor’s Vegetable Store), so I have a feeling I know exactly what to expect of her.
On the upside, who needs to love her when the rest of the cast is so winning? I’d love for Park Su-jin to break out of her rut and show a spark of charisma, but even if she doesn’t there are plenty of others to invest our emotions in.
Flower Boy Next Door premieres on January 7.
Via Joy News
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- Sugar’s Park Su-jin cast as Lee Seung-gi’s first love