Roses are red, Violets are blue, Valentine’s day is coming up, so here are my 10 favorite Korean drama couples. (in no particular order)
Hong Nan Hee & Byung Hyung Tae - 9 Ends 2 Outs
If I had to choose my favorite couple of all time, Nan He and Hyung Tae would take the title. These two best friends turned lovers are still making my heart pound whenever I watch 9 Ends 2 Outs. Their knowledge and understanding of one another, as well as their constant need to protect each other was wonderfully portrayed. And Soo Ae’s chemistry with Lee Jung Jin was so on point I wondered if they didn’t date in real life.
Ban Ji Yoon & Yoon Dong Ha - A Witch’s Romance
Noona Romance are not new in kdramas but this one is probably my favorite. It was heartbreaking to watch Ban Ji Yoon fight her feelings for Dong Ha because of their 14-year old gap, but the mature take on the subject made it worth it. Plus, their kiss scenes were just too hot.
Na Bong Sun & Kang Sun Woo - Oh My Ghost
These two are just too cute. Introvert Bong Sun and top chef Sun Woo didn’t look like they were ever going to fall in love but thankfully our ghost Soon Ae helped a little. I particularly love how Sun Woo just can’t resist Na Bong cuteness.
Kim Bok Joo & Jung Joon Hyung - Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok Joo
A fan favorite and probably the best couple of 2016, Bok Joo and Joon Hyung have brought to light a realistic portrayal of a couple and their relationship. From strangers, to friends, to lovers they’ve showed us how a relation based on respect, communication and trust can work.
Cheon Song Yi & Do Min Joon - You Who Came From The Stars
If these two aren’t the definition of opposites that attracts I don’t know who could be. Using one of my favorite trope, neighbors/cohabitation, Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon’ love story was stellar.
Choi Hee Jin & Kim Bong Do - Queen In Hyun’s Man
Another opposite attracts kind of story, Choi Hee Jin and Kim Bong Do made my heart pound and break and pound again. The idea that love is timeless and that 400 years of distance is not such an issue was one of my favorites out of all the love stories.
Yoon Myeong Joo & Seo Dae Young - Descendants of the Sun
Set in the military, the obstacle they faced wasn’t just your usual parents disapproval. Seo Dae Young’ struggle to follow orders while trying to keep Yoon Myeong Joo from hurting was heart wrenching. But it’s Yoon Myeong Joo’ stubbornness that made this couple so lovable. This and their beautiful theme song.
Jang Dan Bi & Lee Do - Splash Splash Love
It was only two episodes but these two gave me feelings that some couples haven’t been able to do in 20 episodes. Their love story was short lived but so sweet that it will be remembered for eternity.
Grim Reaper & Sunny - Goblin
Definitely the couple with the most painful story on this list, Wang Yeo and Sunny made cry like a baby. To be exact, it’s the innocent and slow approach this couple took only to find out the ugly truth that made cry. Like hurting in one life is already awful but can you imagine it being your destiny? Granted their reincarnation did get a happily ever after but it wasn’t the same.
Go Eun Chan & Choi Han Gyeol - Coffee Prince
I love these two because not only did they do the romance but they also did the bromance. Their love story was really one that transcended genders, which was quite a feature for Korean drama. Han Gyeol struggle to understand his feelings for Eun Chan, followed by his acceptance of the situation gave me so many feelings.
One thing all these couple have in common is how much they loved each other, they might not have made the best decisions all the time but their love is so big that it blinded me several times.
On this note, I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day whether you are in a relationship or single. For those of you who are in relationship, enjoy your time with your significant other. For those you who are single (like me) don’t feel desperate and just enjoy the day with yourself or your friends. Finally for those of you who don’t celebrate/care about Valentine’s Day…have a wonderful tuesday :)
It has come! The year when the incredible talented actors of the 1986-1987 will go to army as the Korean law requires the men to enlist for mandatory military service before they reach the age of 31. It means basically 2,5 years without my favourite actors and there are 7 OF THEM! Lee Min Ho, JI Chang Wook (who might shoot just one more drama), Joo Won, Kim Soo Hyun (who will enlist once his new movie REAL premieres), Seo In Guk, Jang Geun Seok and Yoo Ah In (who is recuperating from an injury).
Now all my hopes are Park Hyung Shik, Yook Sung Jae, Lee Joon Gi and Lee Dong Wook to fill the void.
A compilation of the best kisses (in my opinion) in no particular order.
Dramas: Her Lovely Heels, Another Parting, Pride and Prejudice, A Witch’s Romance, My Love From The Stars, King of High School Life Conduct, Fated to Love You, It’s Okay, That’s Love, Pinocchio and Surplus Princess.
Korean Models Turn Actors That We Want To Hug Once In A Lifetime
Their tall skinny appearances might look awkward during their modelling days. But now they are charming and their talent in acting make them shine bright on screen. With their looks and charisma, these dudes definitely will make your inner fangirl squeal. Check out some of these finest Korean models turn actors that we all want to hug at least once in a lifetime.
Lee Jong Suk
Born 1989, started his acting debut in 2010, 186 cm tall with luscious lips, cute refreshing smile and that ol’ Bieber fringe. We love him so much in School 2013. Lee Jong Suk also got good eye for good dramas like I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio and W.
Song Jae Rim
Born in 1985, started acting in 2009, 180 cm tall with gorgeous cat-like eyes, baby face, badass tattoos and apple butt. The lord of cheesy lines. We all fell in love with his manly smooth image in the reality show We Got Married and we definitely love him more in The Idle Mermaid, Unkind Ladies and the now playing Our Gab Soon.
Kim Woo Bin
Can’t forget Kim Woo Bin. Born in 1989, started acting in 2011, 188 cm tall with monster body and sharp luxurious image. He acted well as a troublemaker in Gentleman’s Dignity and School 2013. He was also perfect as a rich kid in The Heirs. He looks very mature and makes girls go Uncontrollably Fond of him.
Lee Soo Hyuk
Born 1988, started acting in 2009, 184 cm tall. The forever vampire oppa with cool mysterious charm and deep voice. Though he also looks good in mortal roles, his vampire-like face makes him really suitable as a vampire. We love him in High School King of Savvy and Scholar Who Walks The Night. Can’t wait for his latest drama - The Man Living in Our House with his close model-turned-actor friend Kim Young Kwang,
Hong Jong Hyun
Born 1990, started acting in 2008, 182 cm tall. We see him here and there as supporting actor in movies and dramas. He nailed his first leading role in a cable drama Her Lovely Heels. He was the MC of Inkigayo, he is also quite active in many variety shows like We Got Married, Style Log, Running Man and many more. He is handsome with a charming bad guy vibe. Recently we can watch his acting as villain in Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
Ahn Jae Hyun
aka Mr. Goo Hye Sun. Born in 1987. 187 cm tall with baby face and super fair white skin. We are drawn to him since his first role as Cheon Song Yi’s baby brother in My Love From Another Star. Compared to other models turn actors, Ahn Jae Hyun is quite skinny but he is fashionable. We love him in his latest wrapped drama Cinderella and The Four Knight.
Nam Joo Hyuk
The youngest in this list. Born in 1994. 188 cm tall. He stole our hearts in AKMU 200% music video. He has starred in many good dramas like Surplus Princess, School 2015, Cheese in the Trap and the recent Scarlet Heart Ryeo as the artsy 13th prince. He has this good healthy boy next door image and often been paired up with noonas in the dramas. He is popular and has been awarded a lot as Best New Actor.
Born in 1990. 187 cm tall. He began acting in 2010. He looks so mature for his age and he is awesome with kiss scenes. He is perfect with romantic roles and he’s also great as a villain. We love his acting in I Need Romance 3, Discovery of Love, Hyde Jekyll and Me, High Society and Madame Antoine.
Kim Young Kwang
Joo Won’s good sunbae in Good Doctor. Born in 1987, 187 cm tall and handsome with charming smile. We love him in Plus Nine Boys, Pinocchio, D-Day and can’t wait for his latest drama with Lee Soo Hyuk in The Man Living in Our House.
Lee Kwang Soo
The self-named Asia’s prince. Betrayal giraffe, forever sweetheart yet evil maknae in Running Man. Born in 1985. The tallest in the list - 190+ cm tall. Awkwardly handsome, humble and funny. He’s an all around entertainer with many CF, variety shows, dramas and movies. We love his acting in It’s Okay That’s Love, Dear My Friends and can’t wait for his upcoming drama Entourage.
So Ji Sub
Trained to become a swimming athlete, debut as a model and finally turned into a professional actor that we all adore. Born in 1977. 182 cm tall. The master of broad shoulders, badass tattoos and quiet manly image. He’s always remembered for his hit drama I’m Sorry I Love You. He managed his good image throughout the years in the industry and he runs his own agency company. We are head over heels with his first role as a chaebol in his romantic comedy Master’s Sun.
Cha Seung Won
The daddy of all models turned actors. Born in 1970. 188 cm tall with deep husky voice. A proven good father in real life. He’s been acting in many projects as villain, hero and even a transgender. We especially love him in romantic comedy dramas like City Hall and The Greatest Love. We also love his awkward and funny variety show appearances like in Three Meal’s A Day and Running Man.
The April 17 episode of tvN’s “The List 2017” put together a list of actors who went from playing enemies to becoming close friends in real life.
Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook
Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook starred in the hit drama “Goblin,” where they started off bickering but ended up being bromance goals. The two actors proved they were close friends in real life when Gong Yoo appeared as a guestat …