Friday, March 7, 2014

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (KDrama)

Genres: Musical, Highschool, Romance, Slice of Life, Bromance (? -- according to DramaFever
16 episodes x 45 mins

The Gist: Five highschool students of a 'delinquent-run school' are relocated to Jungsang High, a school that's so much more luxurious than the closing-down school for delinquents. Still playing in a popular, now-you-can't-hear-us-play-anymore, underground band, Eye Candy, the five members become rivals with Jungsang's Strawberry Fields. These bands have picked fights- of music and violence (the drama has mild gore). 

Review Time!!
A cast of fresh faces, whose MC composition hones suitability, Shut Up ! Flower Boy Band relays teenage delinquency , along with the passionate pastimes partaken during those good ol' years. The script throes in frequent idioms and each line contributed perfectly for each characterization. An aesthetic that cannot be avoided is hair, behavioral habits, and more often-than-not, miscommunication. (Don't keep it to yourself.. )

Characters. The interactions and fateful encounters a.. are they held accountable for the ungrateful consequences of retaliation that came to be? Reality kills, as the Eye Candy boys cannot control.
As the viewer, surely, there must've been a character or two that you wishedidn't exist in the series.

Again, it ties to the oncoming encounters. As for casting, does South Korea have it worse than the States when it comes to casting 20yearolds as teenagers in film?

Couldnt help but think of Eye Candy's muse, Soon Ah, as a copy of an Amanda Bynes character (i think I'm thinking of a different female character from another show)

Pws (preferred watching sequence) 1-3, 5, 6 ,8-13, 15, 16
Plot development is shaky, bu the ending completes the philosophy that "everything works out in the end."  It's not a perfect happy ending g ( which is anticipated, humbly) , but the relationships formed (between the band or the latter) did notget to set as needed.
Grade: B/C+

  •   Great acting for a first-timer cast
  •   Original songs sound amazing/ great (kidding g.. only one acknowledged song)

Ca and characters

  • Sung Joon as Kwon Ji-hyuk
Position: Leader, Vocals, Guitarist
The automatic leader of Eye Candy after Joo Byung-hee's death. 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. 
  • Kim Myung-soo (L) as Lee Hyun-soo
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.
  • Lee Hyun-jae as Jang Do-il
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.
  • Yoo Min-kyu as Kim Ha-jin
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
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.
  • Jo Bo-ah as Im Soo-ah
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.
  • Jung Eui-chul as Yoo Seung-hoon
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.
  • Lee Min-ki as Joo Byung-hee
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
  • 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.
  • Kim Ye-rim as Ye-rim
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
  • 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.
  • Ma Dong-seok as Teacher / Silva
  • Kim C as Rock Kim
Rock legend. Also a close friend of Silva's.
  • Kwak Jung-wook as Jung Maro
Strawberry Fields' guitarist. 
  • Kim Hyun-joon as Park Pyo-joo
Strawberry Fields' bassist
  • Jung Jin-an as Jo Deo-mi
Im Soo-ah's best friend
  • ? --- as Lee Da-som
Lee Hyun-soo's younger sister who suffers from a serious illness
  • Dong Hyun-bae as Sharks gang boss
  • Kim Sung-hoon as Jang Do-il's father.
  • Yeom Jeong-ah as Kwon Ji-hyuk's mother (cameo, ep 15)