Lee Min Ki Bows Out of ′Flower Boy Band′ in Shocking Twist
Wonder how tvN′s Shut Up: Flower Boy Band was going to deal with the fact that Lee Min Ki was just a cameo?
So did everyone else - and turns out that the staff managed to make Lee′s end a doozy.
On the second episode of the drama, which aired on January 31, Joo Byung Hee (Lee Min Ki) shocked viewers after getting killed by a truck.
Joo faced his last moments right when he locked eyes with the members of Easy on the Eyes after being chased by Strawberry Fields members.
An official behind the drama said, “The death of Lee Min Ki will act as a catalyst for the growth of Easy on the Eyes members. The five members, who wander around after the band’s emotional anchor dies, will overcome the sadness and become mature through music.”
Apparently, the rivalry between the rag-tag band Easy on the Eyes and the elite band Strawberry Fields is expected to make viewers glued to the screen.
On the day, the drama recorded 2.2 percent of average viewer ratings with a peak at 2.7 percent, and grabbed the first spot among cable channel programs that aired in the same time slot. It even managed to score 3.76 percent at the peak among female viewers in their teens.
The second episode featured Easy on the Eyes members on their first day at Jeong Sang High School, whose students are mostly from wealthy families. The members caused troubles wherever they went, especially after leader Joo Byung Hee chose Soo Ah (Jo Bo Ah) as his muse but he had to fight with Strawberry Fields’ prince Seung Hun (Jung Ui Chul) for Soo Ah.
After the airing, netizens were quick to react by saying, “I couldn’t take off my eyes from the screen at the speedy development of the plot and shocking storyline”, “I feel so sad about Lee Min Ki’s death”, and “Who will Jo Bo Ah end up with?”
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