Take a Look at K-Drama Couples
In the 1960s, K-drama began airing for the first time through KBS. At that time, the series was still tightly controlled by the government and were broadcasted only for education. As time went by, K-drama began to develop in terms of genre and storyline, such as in the 1980s, a drama told the story of a teenager’s life and love story set in a historical time (saeguk).
In the 2000s, there were a lot of various dramas that led to the modern state of dramas with romance and comedy. Not only that, the acting of the cast became the main factor that made the dramas explode, especially for the K-drama couples and pairs that got a lot of attention even now.
Who are the couples? So, in this article, Channel-Korea will provide information about the popular and unforgettable K-drama couples. Check it out!
Rain and Song Hye-kyo in Full House
The first couple is Rain and Song Hye-kyo. Who remembers this couple? In 2004, Rain and Hye-kyo starred in a drama entitled Full House. This old drama is a romantic comedy that tells about a contract marriage between Han Ji-eun (Song Hye-kyo) and Lee Young-jae (Rain). Han Ji-eun is an innocent and cheerful writer who lives alone in a house inherited from her family named “Full House.” Because of her innocence, she was tricked by her friends into saying that she got an overseas free ticket. Meanwhile, she realizes that she had been tricked by her friends.
On the plane, she meets Lee Young-jae and borrows his money. Young-jae is a famous actor in Korea. It turns out that Ji-eun’s house was sold to Young-jae, and then they live in the same place and get married. They are tied by a contract in their marriage, but Ji-eun is called a household servant.
Even though this drama is over, Hye-kyo and Rain’s acting really has good chemistry full of romantic-comedy cuteness. In fact, this couple hasn’t been forgotten by K-drama fans even now!
The Phenomenal Couple, Lee Min-ho and Koo Hye-sun
Next, there is Lee Min-ho and Koo Hye-sun. This couple became the most phenomenal and popular couple of that time. In 2009, their drama Boys before Flower was very popular. The drama tells about Geum Jan-di (Koo Hye-sun) who is an only daughter of a laundry owner and attends an elite high school named Shinhwa. Because she helped someone who wanted to commit suicide who was often bullied by F4 (a rich and powerful gang), she has to confront them. As time goes by, Jan-di falls in love with one of them, namely Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho).
Because of this, their names became famous, in particular their role as a teenage couple. Their acting is perfect, and they have strong chemistry so that many people still remember this cute and phenomenal couple, Geum Jan-di and Gu Jun-pyo! Here is a video that shows their chemistry!
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo in Descendants of the Sun
Descendant of the Sun (2016) is a Korean drama that brought them together. This drama tells about a love story between a soldier named Yoo Shi-jin (Song Joong-ki) and a beautiful doctor named Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) which is full of conflict.
This drama managed to attract the audience’s attention because of their acting as a romantic and sweet couple. At that time, many people wanted them to be a couple in real life. Apparently, their chemistry brought them together to become a real couple as fans expected. This SongSong couple decided to get married in 2017, and because of their sudden marriage, there is a term “International Heartbreaking Day” to describe their marriage. But, in 2019, this couple got divorced and shocked everyone.
The Romantic Couple, Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young
We already know about Park Min-young and Park Seo-joon‘s drama What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. The drama which aired on tvN from June 6 to July 26, 2018, led to Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young receiving several awards. This is because their acting is fantastic in portraying their characters and conveying the storyline.
The drama about a romance between a boss and a secretary looks normal, but the special thing is their chemistry. Their chemistry isn’t only when the camera is on, but behind the camera, they are also close. Even Park Seo-joon admitted that their chemistry and acting were great and the atmosphere on set was fun.
Everybody who watched them felt stunned and burst out laughing because of their whims. Many fans wanted them to be a real couple, and this couple will always be remembered forever as the “ParkPark Couple.”
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin in Crash Landing on You
In 2020, Crash Landing on You had a good storyline and became a hot topic because the drama reached thousands of viewers and got high ratings at the end of the episodes. Another reason is that the drama stars well-known actors, namely Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, and they are called the “RiRi Couple.”
Almost similar to the SongSong couple’s drama, this drama also has a military background with a romantic twist. The story begins when Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) is paragliding and falls in North Korea. She is then saved by Captain Ri (Hyun Bin). Se-ri has to disguise herself as Captain Ri’s wife while living in North Korea.
After the project, Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin were confirmed by Hyun Bin’s agency to be officially dating!
Bong Soon and Min-hyuk Couple in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
This K-drama couple is very unique, as we all know this drama has a different story from others. Park Bo-young plays a woman named Do Bong-soon who has a superpower. She then falls in love with the CEO of a gaming company, Park Hyung-sik as Min-hyuk.
Their love story is so sweet, cute, and funny, but the relationship also faces many hitches. Their acting is so adorable, so no wonder this couple is always remembered by people!
The Sweetest Couple, Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo
Actually, there are a lot of Lee Jong-suk’s famous dramas and pairings with many beautiful actresses such as Bae Suzy, Park Shin-hye, Kang So-ra, and many more. But, everyone agrees that the chemistry between Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo is perfect and different from his other dramas.
W: Two Worlds tells the story of a real-world and comic world where a cardiothoracic surgeon named Oh Yeon-joo falls in love with Kang Chul who is the lead character of a popular comic.
The chemistry between Jong-suk and Hyo-joo had crossed the line until it made people faint. They show the audience a sweet, romantic, and loyal relationship.
The Gyeoryo Dynasty Couple, IU and Lee Joon-gi
Soloist IU and Lee Joon-gi are also one of the unforgettable K-drama couples. They starred in a modern colossal drama project in 2016 entitled Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo along with other handsome actors such as Ji Soo, Kang Ha-neul, Nam Joo-hyuk, EXO’s Baekhyun, and more.
The love story of the 4th prince Wang So (Joon-gi) and Hae-soo (IU) didn’t end happily, but the audience really loved this dynasty couple. Because of their chemistry, it made the audience cry, laugh, and smile while watching them.
There are many people still hoping that this drama will make a season 2. In real life, they are best friends. They spend time together as friends such as when IU held a concert and Joon-gi attended!
The “ShinShin” Couple of True Beauty, Cha Eun-woo and Moon Ga-young
Although this couple is new and is not like the other couples above, the ShinShin couple gained a lot of attention from the audience. It is because their characters complement each other. Lee Suho has a cold and ignorant personality while Ju-kyung is really cheerful and hilarious. No wonder many people want them to date for real.
That’s all the information about the unforgettable K-drama couples. Which couple do you think has the strongest chemistry? Don’t forget to put the answer in the comment section!