My Cute Guys

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My Cute Guys
My Flower Boy Neighbor-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asFlower Boys Next Door[1]
GenreRomance, Comedy
Based onI Steal Peeks At Him Every Day
by Yoo Hyun-sook
Written byKim Eun-jung
Directed byJung Jung-hwa
StarringPark Shin-hye
Yoon Shi-yoon
Kim Ji-hoon
Opening theme"Flower Boy Next Door (Title)" by 이크거북
Ending theme"Ready-Merry-Go!" by Romantic Punch
"I Wish It Was You" by Lee Jung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)Jo Moon-joo
Production location(s)Korea
Production company(s)Oh!Boy Project, CJ E&M
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Original release7 January (2013-01-07) –
25 February 2013 (2013-02-25)
Chronology
Related showsCool Guys, Hot Ramen
Flower Band
Dating Agency: Cyrano
External links
Website

My Cute Guys[2][3] (Korean이웃집 꽃미남; RRIutjip Kkonminam; lit. Flower Boy Next Door) is a 2013 South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the webtoon by Yoo Hyun-sook titled I Steal Peeks At Him Every Day (Korean나는 매일 그를 훔쳐본다).[4][5] It stars Park Shin-hye as a lonely girl who never ventures outdoors, but is caught spying on her neighbor across the street by a different guy (Yoon Shi-yoon) and their weird relationship later draws her out of her shell.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

The series aired on tvN from January 7 to February 26, 2013, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot for 16 episodes. Directed by Jung Jung-hwa (who previously helmed Flower Boy Ramyun Shop) and written by movie screenwriter Kim Eun-jung (Gabi, Hwang Jin-yi), it is the third installment of cable channel tvN's "Oh! Boy" series of Flower Boy programming targeted at the teenage demographic.[12]

Synopsis[edit]

Go Dok-mi (in Korean, literally "lonely beauty")(played by Park Shin-hye) is a shy, frugal freelance copy editor who refuses to leave her apartment or interact with people as much as possible. Every day, using a pair of binoculars, she steals peeks at her neighbor across the street, Han Tae-joon, as he goes through his daily morning routine. She had fallen in love with Tae-joon at first sight, after witnessing him pick up a puppy in a box and taking it home. When she looked out her window and saw him living in the apartment opposite hers, she thought of it as fate.

Webtoon artist Oh Jin-rak (Kim Ji-hoon) lives in the same apartment building as Dok-mi. He has been in love with Dok-mi for ages, and anonymously leaves a carton of milk with a post-it attached by her door every day. He created a webtoon with his drawing partner Oh Dong-hoon (Go Kyung-pyo), titled "Flower Boy Next Door", based on Dok-mi's life as well as his desire to draw her out into the world.

Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi-yoon), a genius video game developer, arrives in Seoul from Spain. His reason for coming is "cupid's arrow". Though he's in love with his best friend Yoon Seo-young (Kim Yoon-hye), she has feelings instead for his older cousin, Han Tae-joon, so he intends to play cupid for the two. That same day, a new neighbor Watanabe Ryu moves into the apartment across to Dok-mi and Jin-rak.

When Enrique comes to stay at Tae-joon's apartment, he catches Dok-mi in the act. Naturally curious and inquisitive, Enrique decides to find out the reason why Dok-mi is living in recluse. Meanwhile, Jin-rak is threatened by Enrique's sudden intrusion into Dok-mi's life.

With all these new men suddenly entering her life, Dok-mi's solitary and orderly world is turned upside down.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A modern Rapunzel, she has locked herself up in her "tower" to hide from the world.[13]
A genius who developed a wildly successful video game at 17, he is fun-loving, talkative, bohemian and can't get enough of soccer.[14]
A rookie webtoon artist, he is attractive despite his difficult and stubborn personality. He is in love with Dok-mi.

Supporting[edit]

Jin-rak's roommate and drawing partner who freeloads off him, and is known around the neighborhood for his chic looks and wiles.
A businesswoman who runs a shopping mall. She projects an elegant, easygoing image, but her friendliness doesn't extend to Dok-mi, whom she bullied in high school. She falls in love with Jin-rak and tries to win his heart. Her childhood bestfriend was Go Dok-mi back in elementary school.
Enrique's best friend and first love. She is a free spirit who throws herself wholeheartedly after something she wants.[15]
  • Kim Jung-san as Han Tae-joon
Enrique's older cousin. He has a complicated relationship with Seo-young, and is liked from afar by Dok-mi.
  • Mizuta Kouki as Watanabe Ryu
The new Japanese neighbor who came to Korea to learn the cuisine.
Jin-rak and Dong-hoon's webtoon editor and the deputy manager of the Contents Development team.[16]

Special appearances[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

  1. Flower Boys Next Door (Title) - 이크거북
  2. Ready-Merry-Go! - Romantic Punch
  3. Talkin' Bout Love - J Rabbit
  4. I Wish It Was You - Lee Jung
  5. Pitch Black - Park Shin-hye
  6. I Want to Date You - Yoon Shi-yoon
  7. Memories of That Day - 이크거북
  8. I Wake Up Because of You - Kim Seul-gi feat. Go Kyung-pyo
  9. Look at Me - Son Ho-young
  10. Pitch Black (Acoustic ver.) - Park Shin-hye
  11. I Wish It Was You (Inst.)
  12. Talkin' Bout Love (Inst.)
  13. I Want to Date You (Inst.)
  14. I Wake Up Because of You (Inst.)
  15. Ready-Merry-Go! (Inst.)
  16. About Her (That Woman's Story Theme) - 이크거북

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen
Nationwide
1 January 7, 2013 I steal peeks at him every day 0.552% (tvN only)[18]
2 January 8, 2013 Just leave me alone! Please!! 0.841% (tvN only)
3 January 14, 2013 First love hurts and unrequited love is sad 1.228% (tvN + OnStyle)
4 January 15, 2013 No such thing as kind lies or white lies? 1.504% (tvN + OnStyle)
5 January 21, 2013 I make up 1000 excuses to meet you by chance 1.309% (tvN + OnStyle)
6 January 22, 2013 The related keywords for 'meeting' are 'fate' and 'ill-fated' 1.690% (tvN + OnStyle)
7 January 28, 2013 Pride and prejudice and misunderstanding 1.445% (tvN + OnStyle)
8 January 29, 2013 There's a hazardous tunnel zone ahead 1.409% (tvN + OnStyle)
9 February 4, 2013 I love you as much as I know you,
I know you as much as I love you
1.003% (tvN + OnStyle)
10 February 5, 2013 If you want to know about your enemy,
see things from his eyes, not yours
1.390% (tvN + OnStyle)
11 February 11, 2013 Can I go back to being the old me? 1.356% (tvN only)
12 February 12, 2013 The wind is blowing. I like you 1.470% (tvN only)
13 February 18, 2013 Is it to dream a new dream? 1.302% (tvN only)
14 February 19, 2013 Love is to see different maps at times 1.121% (tvN only)
15 February 25, 2013 Love sometimes seeks a further path 1.190% (tvN only)
16 February 26, 2013 Love your neighbor 1.409% (tvN only)
Average 1.264%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
tvN10 Awards
Romantic-Comedy Queen Park Shin-hye Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Broadcasting rights were sold to Japan for the highest price yet for a Korean cable series; it began airing in May 2013 on TBS.[19] It also aired in ten other Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar,[20] and is available to stream on Iflix in Sri Lanka with English subtitles.[21]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "My Cute Guys [Title in the URL]". Tving (in Korean). tvN. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ mycuteguys 수상한 그녀, 박신혜! '나는 매일 그를 훔쳐본다' 130107 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
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  8. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (27 November 2012). "Park Shin-hye, Yoon Si-yoon Gear Up for Shooting New Rom-com Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  9. ^ Lee, In-kyung (24 December 2012). "Park Shin Hye Says Her Ideal Type is the Onion-like Yoon Shi Yoon". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (27 December 2012). "Yoon Shi Yoon Says Flower Boys Next Door is a Healthy Meal Prepared by a Nutritionist". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  11. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (5 January 2013). "Yoon Shi Yoon and Park Shin Hye Talk About What They Like About Cable Dramas". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
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  13. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (4 January 2013). "Park Shin Hye Promises Give Free Hugs If Ratings are High for Flower Boys Next Door". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  14. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (7 March 2013). "At 26, Yoon Si-yoon breaks out of his shell". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  15. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (21 November 2012). "Kim Yoon Hye Cast as Yoon Shi Yoon's First Love for My Flower Boy Neighbor". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  16. ^ Lee, Mi-na (13 January 2013). '또' 김슬기의 찰진 욕, '이웃집 꽃미남'서 다시 한 번? [SNL Korea's actress Kim Seul-gi's sticky swear words, again on Flower Boys Next Door?]. OhmyNews (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  17. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (27 February 2013). "School 2013's Park Se Young Makes Surprise Cameo in Flower Boys Next Door". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  18. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (8 January 2013). "Ratings: Mon, 01.07.13: Flower Boys Bloom as The King Takes a Bow". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  19. ^ TBS. "となりの美男<イケメン>". www.TBS.co.jp. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  20. ^ Ho, Stewart (28 January 2013). "Flower Boys Next Door Is Sold to Japan for Record Amount". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 31 August 2015. Retrieved 2014-11-20.
  21. ^ https://www.iflix.com/en/index-lk.html

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