It’s surprising that the next installment for tvN’s Oh Boy series is coming so soon as we already got Flower Boy Next Door this year. But who’s complaining. The fourth installment of the flower boys dramas is titled Dating Agency: Cyrano and stars Lee Jong Hyuk (A Gentleman’s Dignity) as the main lead. I have seen only FBND among the other dramas of the series and found it refreshing, if not completely superb as it went uninteresting for me in the second half. The other two shows are Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and Shut Up Flower Boy Band, both of which received loads of love from the viewers.
So the latest offering is based on the movie Cyrano Dating Agency, which is one of the few movies that made me sleep. It was super boring and really slow. I totally disliked it even when it starred my favorite Park Shin Hye, who was the main reason I went to watch it; and who doesn’t like romantic movies teamed with so many stars. I really hope the drama will have a great treatment and will deviate from the film as much as possible.
So, Uhm Tae Woong‘s lead character will be played by Lee Jong Hyuk, which is that of the leader of a dying theater group which is suffering losses. The members utilize their acting talents to help people in their love life as a means to gain some money, basically it’s their job. The leader is cold and calculating with a notion that love is only a resultant of hormone actions. Sooyoung (of Kpop group Girls Generation who last appeared in medical drama The 3rd Hospital) will be seen in Park Shin Hye’s role, as one of the members of this dating agency, who believes in fancy and romantic side of love. It looks like she will be the leading lady here, unlike the movie where Lee Min Jung‘s role was the main female character. The other members of the group include Hong Jong Hyun (Jeon Woo Chi) and Jo Yoon Woo (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop). This agency stages situations that help their clients to meet their desired love. Lee Chun Hee (The Thousandth Man) will play chef of a restaurant next door, who has an enigmatic personality.
Honestly speaking, I’m looking forward to this drama version as it looks light and feel-good. Dating Agency: Cyrano will premiere on May 27 after Nine wraps up. Check out the posters.