“Shut Up Flower Boy Band” is a 16 episode drama revolving around the 6 member underground rock band Eye Candy which is led by Byung Hee – played by famous actor Lee Minki which many of you may know from “Dal Ja’s Spring” and “Chilling Romance”.
The other members include Kwon Ji Hyuk, who is played by Bang Sung Joon who has previously been in “White Christmas” and “Lie to Me”.
Also a part of the band is Infinite member Myungsoo/L who is the visual and vocalist of the group. Myungsoo plays the character of Lee Hyunsoo who is the guitarist of the band. Lee Hyun Jae, from the three member band, Mate (메이트) plays Jang Do Il who is the charming drummer. Contestant from Superstar K3 Kim Min Suk, who acted for the first time, plays Seo Kyung Jong, who is from Busan and plays the keyboard. Final member is playboy Kim Ha Jin, who is played by Yoo Min Kyu, also acting for the first time as a guitarist in the band.
The series starts off with the group transferring into the prestigious Jungsang High School where they find their rival, Strawberry Fields: Yoo Seung Hoon (Jung Ui Chul), Jung Maro (Kwak Jung Wook) and Park Pyo Joo (Kim Hyun Joon). Also, at this school they meet Im Soo Ah, played by Jo Bo Ah, who is later involved in a love triangle with the members which are now competing not only in music, but also to win her heart.
However, like most other dramas, this causes problems within the bands where it appears that the girl is too distracting and getting in the way of their activities.
Although, the drama starts off depressing, it soon picks up and shows how the members deal with friendship, relationships, and their passion for music, ending on a high note, even hinting at a possible series 2!
With the great talent present in the band, it meant that the OST’s were also very addictive and well produced, their most played songs being “Jaywalking” and “Wake Up”.
Overall, this deserves a 9/10. So if you’re looking for a new drama this may just be it!
Check out the tracks below!