Exo Next Door
|EXO Next Door|
|Also known as||Exo Lives Next Door |
Exo Lives Next Door to My House
|Written by||Shin Yeon-joo |
|Directed by||Lee Kwon|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||15 minutes |
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST)
|Production company(s)||Oh!Boy Project |
|Original network||Naver TV Cast|
|Original release||April 9– May 28, 2015|
EXO Next Door (Hangul: 우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다; RR: Uri Yeobjibe Eksoga Sanda; lit. "Exo Lives Next Door to My House") is a 2015 South Korean web series starring Moon Ga-young and members of the K-pop boy band EXO (with the latter playing fictionalized versions of themselves). It aired on Naver TV Cast from April 9 to May 28, 2015 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 for 16 episodes.
Exo Next Door became one of the most popular web series in Korea with 50 million views; this led to CJ E&M re-editing it into a film version, which was then sold to overseas buyers at the 68th Cannes Film Market.
Ji Yeon-hee (Moon Ga-young) is an extremely shy, introverted 23-year-old girl with zero dating experience and a tendency to blush when talking to someone she likes. One day, four young men move into the house right next door to Yeon-hee's home, and to her surprise, they turn out to be Chanyeol (Park Chanyeol), D.O. (Do Kyungsoo), Baekhyun (Byun Baekhyun) and Sehun (Oh Sehun) from her favorite boy band EXO, who are looking to lay low for a while. They hire her to clean their house part-time during the winter vacation and that's when Yeon-hee found out that Chanyeol was her long lost childhood friend and crush "Chan" and that he is the grandson of the house owner. As the story goes on, Yeon-hee soon becomes involved in a love triangle with Chanyeol and D.O.
- Park Chan-yeol as Chanyeol
- Jung Jae-hyuk as young Chanyeol
- Moon Ga-young as Ji Yeon-hee
- Han Seo-jin as young Ji Yeon-hee
- Do Kyung-soo as D.O.
- Byun Baek-hyun as Baekhyun
- Oh Se-hun as Sehun
- Jang Yoo-sang as Ji Kwang-soo
- Kim Jong-in as Kai
- Kim Jun-myeon as Suho
- Kim Min-seok as Xiumin
- Zhang Yixing as Lay
- Kim Jong-dae as Chen
- Huang Zitao as Tao
- Kim Hee-jung as Yeon-hee's mother
- Jeon Soo-jin as Ga-eun
- Yoon Joo-sang as Chanyeol's grandfather
- Jung Si-hyun as Min-hwan
- Girls' Generation as Themselves
|Release Date||Song Title||Artist||Peak Chart Positions||Sales|
|April 22, 2015||"Beautiful"||Baekhyun||
The Song "Beautiful" became the first OST single from a web drama to top digital charts.
Awards and nominations
|2015||8th Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Park Chanyeol||Won|
|Hallyu Star Award||Won|
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- Cumulative sales of "Beautiful":
- "Baekhyun's "Beautiful" Becomes First Web Drama OST to Top Charts". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-01-17.