Shut Up Flower Boy Band

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Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Shut Up Flower Boy Band.jpg
Promotional poster for Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Also known as Shut Up and Let's Go
Genre Teen
Romance
Music
Format Television series
Created by Seo Yoon-hee
Directed by Lee Kwon
Starring Sung Joon
Jo Bo-ah
Kim Myung-soo
Jung Eui-chul
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 16
Production
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel tvN
Original run January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30) – March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
Chronology
Preceded by Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Followed by The Wedding Scheme
External links
Website

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (Hangul: 닥치고 꽃미남 밴드; RR: Dakchigo Kkotminam Baendeu; also known under the international title Shut Up and Let's Go) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Sung Joon, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Myung-soo, Jung Eui-chul, Lee Hyun-jae, Yoo Min-kyu, and Kim Min-suk.[1] It is a coming-of-age story about a high school rock band dealing with friendship, rivalry, romance and their passion for music.[2] It aired on tvN from January 30 to March 20, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 for 16 episodes.[3]

It is the second installment in cable channel tvN's new line of youth-targeted programming "Oh! Boy" Project, which features a line-up of handsome ("flower boy") leading men. The previous series was Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.[4][5]

Yoo Min-kyu was cast after winning tvN's reality audition program Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy. Kim Myung-soo (or L) is from boy band Infinite, Lee Hyun-jae is from indie rock band Mate, and Kim Min-suk and Kim Ye-rim were contestants on reality talent show Superstar K3.[6]

Plot[edit]

Joo Byung-hee (Lee Min-ki) is the crazy, free-spirited leader and vocalist of the popular underground rock group, Eye Candy. Joining him is Kwon Ji-hyuk (Sung Joon), chic Lee Hyun-soo (Kim Myung-soo), playboy Kim Ha-jin (Yoo Min-kyu), silent Jang Do-il (Lee Hyun-jae) and baby-faced Seo Kyung-jong (Kim Min-suk). When their delinquent-ridden school is forced to close down, they debate whether it's even worth returning to high school at all. However, due to an outside confrontation with their new school's current ruling band, Strawberry Fields, Eye Candy decides to attend Jungsang High out of spite so they can rule the school once again.

Shut Up Flower Boy Band is an atypical music drama – gritty, relentless and highly stylized to the punk sentiment, but always with heart.

Cast and characters[edit]

Position: Leader, Vocals, Guitarist
The automatic leader of Eye Candy after Joo Byung-hee's death.[9] He fell in love with Im Soo-ah but keeps their relationship hidden from his fellow bandmates as he feels that he is betraying Byung-hee.[10] He was raised by his grandparents after his mother abandoned him as child.
Position: Guitarist
Nicknamed the Ice Prince. Lee Hyun-soo tends to have a short temper and comes off as a mean guy. He spends majority of his time practicing his guitar skills while caring for his little sister.
Position: Drummer
Jang Do-il is the son of a powerful mob boss. Unlike his father, he is quiet, kind, and perhaps overly serious. Do-il keeps his private life hidden, which leads people to believe that he is very mysterious. He has a secret, one-sided crush on Bang Woo-kyung.
Position: Bassist
He is a notorious playboy and claims he joined the band in order to meet lots of girls. Ha-jin has a crush on Kim Ye-rim, however his feelings are not returned.
  • Kim Min-suk as Seo Kyung-jong[16]
Position: Keyboard
He claims that he joined the band so he can earn a lot of money. He is the shortest out of all the members and appears to be younger though they are all in the same grade. He is very funny and kind. Although all the band members are close, Kyung-jong's best friend is Kim Ha-jin.
She is the soft-spoken daughter of a wealthy businessman who's gone bankrupt. As a result, she is forced to moved to a poorer neighborhood and coincidentally lives across Kwon Ji-hyuk. She receives a lot of help from him throughout her difficult times and their relationship develops. She is Yoo Seung-hoon's childhood friend, and Joo Byung-hee's muse.
Yoo Seung-hoon is the leader and pianist of Strawberry Fields, and rival of Eye Candy. He's been friends with Im Soo-ah since childhood, and has had a crush on her for a long time. Finding it hard to accept that Soo-ah only likes him as a friend, he becomes jealous of Kwon Ji-hyuk.
Position: Leader, Vocals, Guitarist
The original leader of Eye Candy. He is full of charisma and in the beginning, is the soul of Eye Candy. He met his demise after being hit by a truck during a fight involving Strawberry Fields and himself.[23]
  • Kim Jung-min as Bang Woo-kyung
A longtime friend and support to the band, she has a crush on Kwon Ji-hyuk and always sticks up for his interests even if it means blaming the rest of the band.
A solo artist at the same agency as Eye Candy. After her car almost hits Lee Hyun-soo, causing his hand to be cut by a glass shard, she develops a crush on him.[25][26][27]
  • Kim In-seo as Yoo Hae-ri
Yoo Seung-hoon's elder sister. She is the CEO of HR Entertainment, the agency which signs Eye Candy.
Rock legend. Also a close friend of Silva's.
  • Kwak Jung-wook as Jung Maro
Strawberry Fields' guitarist. Has a logical personality, to the point of being unfeeling.
  • Kim Hyun-joon as Park Pyo-joo
Strawberry Fields' bassist. He hired bodyguards to beat up Joo Byung-hee, which led to Byung-hee getting hit by a truck as he's running away. He fears revenge from the Eye Candy boys, but Yoo Seung-hoon snaps him out of it and he once again becomes a cocky jerk.
  • Jung Jin-an as Jo Deo-mi
Im Soo-ah's best friend. It is hinted that she may like Yoo Seung-hoon because she keeps urging Soo-ah to date him.
  • --- as Lee Da-som
Lee Hyun-soo's younger sister who suffers from a serious illness. She needs constant medical attention and Hyun-soo takes on the responsibility of caring for her while their parents work during the night. She is very fond of Kwon Ji-hyuk.
  • Dong Hyun-bae as Sharks gang boss[29][30]
  • Kim Sung-hoon as Jang Do-il's father.
He is a well-respected underground triad leader.
She abandoned Ji-hyuk when he was a child, and their relationship is very distant.

Soundtrack[edit]

Shut Up Flower Boy Band:
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, rock
Label CJ E&M
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Wake Up" (Prologue) Lee Je-hak[32]  
2. "Not in Love"   Lee Min-ki[33] 3:58
3. "Jaywalking"   Eye Candy[34] 3:34
4. "Somehow You"   Kim Min-suk 4:16
5. "Wake Up"   Eye Candy 3:45
6. "Love U Like U"   Kim Myung-soo & Kim Ye-rim[35][36] 3:15
7. "Today"   Sung Joon 2:40
8. "Two Months" (Circus) Kim Ye-rim 3:12
9. "Words You Shouldn't Know"   Sung Joon 3:06
10. "Dear Friend"   Lee Sang-hoon  

The song "Not in Love" is a cover, originally sung by Platinum Blonde, and made popular again more recently by Crystal Castles.

International broadcast[edit]

Japan Japan: It aired on Mnet Japan beginning April 2012.[37][38][39] It was rebroadcast from April to May 2014 on cable channel LaLaTV.[40]

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