‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
If You Like… Noona Romances
by | September 29, 2013 | 248 Comments
If you’re anything like me, your ideal drama hero isn’t the cold chaebol with the icy exterior or even the perfect Daddy Long Legs caretaker. He’s the hotheaded ruffian on a motorcycle with a busted lip and a one-sided love for an unattainable noona. Why always a motorcycle? I don’t know. Blame Jung Woo-sung (Beat,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Third tvN Flower Boy drama stars Yoon Shi-yoon, Park Shin-hye
by | October 31, 2012 | 202 Comments
Dude. DUDE! I’m not going to jump the gun and say this show is going to be awesome… but it’s going to be awesome, right? The time has come for a third installment in the “Flower Boy” series, and this one is titled Flower Boy Next Door. I love that, inasmuch as I love all... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Cradle-robbing Teachers
by | August 4, 2012 | 174 Comments
javabeans: With Big recently over, A Gentleman’s Dignity coming to a close, and a slew of noona romances both on the horizon and on the shelf in dramaland, we’ve been wondering: What, specifically, is the deal with cradle-robbing teachers? girlfriday: You mean besides being every high-schooler’s fantasy at some point? javabeans: You clearly did not... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 388 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ramyun Shop gets reimagined in novel form
by | December 21, 2011 | 14 Comments
It’s often the other way around, but following the success of tvN’s romantic-comedy drama Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, the story will be reborn in novel form. What makes this funny is that the drama is already (loosely) based on a novel, called Sweet and Sour Bakery. That book was different enough in setting and characters,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The DramaMeter: highly scientific and foolproof [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Wow, another year of dramas, come and gone. Where does the sanity go? I decided that for this year’s review, I would learn to be impartial and precise, and give systematic mathematical ratings for every show. Because numbers are fun. But then, I found that trying to rate a year’s worth of dramas was... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 20, 2011 | 245 Comments
Best. Finale. Ever. Okay, not EVER, in the history of all dramas. But goddamn, is it awesome. It’s even better than what I had hoped for, and bubbling over with so much laugher and heart, and surprise – heroism – that I’m still grinning from ear to ear. I love it when a drama saves... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 15
by | December 19, 2011 | 92 Comments
This drama’s no fairy tale, but there is a certain analogue to be drawn with Chi-soo the corporate prince, shut up in his lofty tower. The fairy-tale scene in this episode played for some humor and some foreshadowing, but the symbolism works beyond the most obvious: Chi-soo can’t and won’t find his way out of... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 14
by | December 13, 2011 | 177 Comments
Well the poop’s out of the crapper, wouldn’t you say? Secrets come out, minds get blown, and deals get put on the table. Everyone faces the big question before them: Is love simply a luxury for the young and naïve? Or is it something worth sacrificing everything you’ve got, for just one shot?... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Measuring 2011 on the Sticky Scale [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2011 | 202 Comments
Time for another Year In Review series! How did a year pass by so quickly? I guess when you’re busy watching dramas, time flies. This is my fifth year (eek) doing this series, which means you basically know the drill by now. (You can refer to the year-ender tag to catch up on past posts.)... More »