Exo Next Door

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EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door.jpg
Also known asExo Lives Next Door
Exo Lives Next Door to My House
GenreWeb series
Written byShin Yeon-joo
Hwang Ji-eon
Directed byLee Kwon
StarringExo
Moon Ga-young
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)Kim Young-min
Park Sung-hye
Running time15 minutes
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST)
Production company(s)Oh!Boy Project
SM Entertainment
LINE
DistributorLINE
Release
Original networkNaver TV Cast
JTBC 2 [ko]
Original releaseApril 9 (2015-04-09) – May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28)
External links
Website
Production website

EXO Next Door (Hangul우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다; RRUri 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).[1][2] It aired on Naver TV Cast from April 9 to May 28, 2015 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 for 16 episodes.[3][4][5][6]

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.[7]

Plot[edit]

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.[8]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Special Participation[edit]

Original soundtracks[edit]

Release Date Song Title Artist Peak Chart Positions Sales
KOR

Gaon

CHN

Baidu

April 22, 2015 "Beautiful"[9] Baekhyun
7
1
"Sweet Dream" Jamong
N/A

The Song "Beautiful" became the first OST single from a web drama to top digital charts.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Park Chanyeol Won
Hallyu Star Award Won

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7 Reasons you need to watch EXO Next Door". DramaFever. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ Stanley, Adrienne (4 June 2015). "5 Reasons To Love EXO Next Door". KDramaStars. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ "EXO's Web Drama EXO Next Door to Air First Episode on April 9". Soompi. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "EXO to put their acting skills to the test through mini series EXO NEXT DOOR in April". Allkpop. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ Stanley, Adrienne (11 April 2015). "EXO Next Door Is A Must-See Web Series". KDramaStars. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ "EXO to star in drama 'EXO NEXT DOOR'". Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  7. ^ "Web-based dramas to become mainstream in 5 years: experts". The Korea Times. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  8. ^ "'우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다' 문가영, 여성용품 사려다 홍조녀 변신".
  9. ^ "EXO Next Door's theme song hits online stores". Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  10. ^ Cumulative sales of "Beautiful":
  11. ^ "Baekhyun's "Beautiful" Becomes First Web Drama OST to Top Charts". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-01-17.