The life of a Kdrama fangirl is hard, especially when the chemistry between the leads is too strong. One can’t help but pray that the the actors start dating in real life. Over the years, I have had my fair share of Kdrama ships that I’ve been praying so hard to sail in real life. Here’s the lowdown of my favorites.
Ahn Hyeo Seop and Lee Sung Kyung (Ahn Lee Couple). It’s no secret that Dr. Romantic 2 was one of my favorite dramas of 2020. It was one of the few good things to happen in the year that the pandemic basically ruined. I loved the on screen chemistry between Ahn Hyeo Seop and Lee Sung Kyung. They looked so good together on screen but I liked their adorable off screen awkwardness too. I think this ship has a long way to go before it sails so these two beautiful actors can explore their off screen chemistry as well. One more project please.
Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji (Moon Moon Couple). If you talk about explosive chemistry on and off cam, these two fit the bill perfectly. When they act out their scenes on Its Okay Not To Be Okay, the sparks are palpalable. In the behind the scenes takes, these two just can’t seem to stop smiling. It’s a bit of a stretch to say that they are low key flirting because Kim Soo Hyun truly goes out of his way to get his co-star’s attention. I have high hopes for these two because they actually belong to one agency. This means more chances for interaction, even without projects together.
Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin (BinJin Couple). After the fervent prayers of fans all over the world, the couple finally admitted their relationship at the beginning of the year. The strong chemistry between Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin definitely transcended to real life and after Crash Landing on You wrapped up filming, they began to miss each other and realize that they were super compatible. Here’s to hoping that their happy ending lasts forever.
Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na. They were both adorable and heartbreaking in Goblin, but Sunny and the Grim Reaper found a chance to work together again with the romantic comedy Touch Your Heart to exhibit their powerful chemistry. Each scene made audiences hearts flutter and even though there were no super torrid kissing scenes, Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na’s connection shone through both on and off cam. I am hoping for a follow up project for these two to seal the deal. Drama gods, please hear my prayer.
Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won. Kim Ji Won is a pro at playing eccentric characters on screen and Fight for My Way was one of my favorites because of her strong connection with Park Seo Joon. They were just perfect as Choi Ae Ra and Ko Dong Man. However, what really got my hopes up was the sheer level of comfort that the two shared behind the scenes. Contrary to her on screen personas, Kim Ji Won’s true personality is quite feminine and reserved but while she was working with Park Seo Joon, she was fully relaxed, even going so far as to massage his back with her elbow while rehearsing one of their scenes.
Moon Chae Young and Lee Joon Gi. I was super frustrated that there was no angle in Criminal Minds Korea even though the series heavily worked the chemistry between Moon Chae Won and Lee Joon Gi’s characters. I was glad to see them work together on suspense thriller Flower of Evil. Even though the premise was intense and far from the romcom I was hoping for, I could not help but notice the extra effort that Joon Gi was putting to make his co-star happy. I smell something more than friendship and you can’t convince me otherwise.
I rest my case with this final clip.