Flower Boy Ramyun Shop has exceeded my expectations. What began as a hokey high school drama has turned into a show makes use of extremes and juxtaposes them in subtle ways. It may seem like a contradictory statement, but normally one finds that when extremes are used for comedic effect, it often loses the thread of plot and character development.
For example, in Atashinchi no Danshi, each of the adopted brothers has a terribly tragic story that causes them great agony. The traumas of the past are gradually revealed and dealt with in ridiculous ways that undermine their import to the story and character development. The absurd antics causes one to focus more on the humor than the addition of vital bits of information to the plot line. This is not the case with Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, which has won me over with its clever and fun execution.