It started innocently enough. I merely asked here what drama was good these days. I can’t even recall who first recommended it, although I do remember it was several people. But I remained unconvinced. “Shut Up: Flower Boy Band? What kind of a drama title is that?” I wondered. I mean, I gave the other “Flower Boy” drama (starring Mr. Scheduler a.k.a. Jung Il Woo) a chance earlier and quickly got bored. Perhaps I outgrew all the flower boys craze?
Oh boy was I wrong! One lazy Friday evening, I decided to check out Shut Up: Flower Boy Band and before I knew it, I was hooked. Obsessed. Searching all over to find anything related to this drama and its characters… fan-made music videos, behind the scenes clips, trailers, anything and everything… Like a hungry hyena.
But when I become this obsessed, I feel this uncontrollable urge to get everyone else obsessed too. Here’s my attempt #1 to share my love via translations of the behind the scenes clip.
Credit to CJENMDRAMA@YT
Caption: Ji-hyuk’s scene of him spitting out the gum is not getting the “O.K.” from the director.
Director: You have more gum, right? Someone chew on it. In pink color.
Caption: Due to Ji-hyuk’s lack of endurance, they mobilize the help of the staff members. [Blue: Eww, they're going to make Sung Joon chew the gum that the staff members helped chew, aren't they?]
Director: You seem to have chewed the longest.
Caption: Do you see, Kwon Ji-hyuk?!
Director: It must appear like you purposely spit it out….
Caption: Ji-hyuk’s sorry excuse
Sung Joon: Would it really work?
Caption: Excuse #1- Isn’t this something that will never work?
Sung Joon: There are intervals… To relax…
Caption: Excuse #2- You need to take breaks when chewing on a gum.
Caption: Will he be able to succeed this time?
Staff: Shall we go?
(Sung Joon spits out the gum.)
Director: Cut! One more time!
Caption: Lonely Ji-hyuk goes to pick up the gum… [Blue: No!!! Don't put it back in your mouth!!!!]
Sung Joon: Director, did the gum look weird again? [Blue: Phew. He tossed that gum away.]
Director: Let’s move on to the next scene.
Sung Joon: Was it O.K.?
Caption: Feeling sorry for Ji-hyuk, the director finally gives it an O.K.
“Ji-hyuk’s First Kiss”
Caption: Ji-hyuk and Su-ah are in the middle of filming a kiss scene.
Sung Joon: I’m sorry. I’m really sorry. I’ll do it again.
Caption: Nervous Ji-hyuk keeps hesitating.
Sung Joon: I’m sorry. Ahh, I’m sorry.
Caption: To relax his nerves, he tries shouting.
Caption: Getting frustrated, Su-ah gives him some advice.
Jo Bo Ah: Upon hearing “Because I want to be with you,” you must overflow with love and kiss (me).
Director: Oh! Su-ah has read many manhwa (manga) books.
Caption: After gathering courage, they start filming again.
Caption: Fortunately, this time they get an “O.K.!”
Caption: Staff delights in watching the scene.
Staff members: Oh! Woah!
Caption: Ji-hyuk is very embarrassed.
Sung Joon: Hey, it’s my first time kissing. You’re my first kiss. [Blue: Really? First time on-screen, or first time... ever?]
Caption: Kyung-jong is trying his best in singing.
(Kim Min Seok sings Infinite’s “Be Mine.”)
Caption: The song is too high for him.
Caption: Eventually, he shifts gear to dancing.
Caption: His friends’ reactions are?
L: It’s so funny, I feel like I’m gonna die. I want to laugh!
Caption: This time, it’s tambourine!
Director: That’s enough.
L: I’m speechless.
[Blue: Ah, I love these boys!!!]