6 Onscreen Pairings You Wish Would Come True
Whether it's their picture-perfect look or their amazing chemistry, some love lines in Korean shows can inspire such loyalty and dedication from fans that it matters little if the relationships are only onscreen. We take a look at some of the best Korean onscreen couples that you desperately wish were true!
Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye
After appearing in Pinocchio together, the pair was dogged with endless dating rumours. Last July, photos of the pair on supposed dates in Korea as well as overseas were released to the public, fanning the hopes of many for a Pinocchio happily ever after. Both their agencies denied any romantic links between the two stars. Lee Jong Suk's agency added, "Many said that they looked good together while filming their drama. So, that's why it was probably perceived that way, but they are just close friends." Just close friends…for now?
Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won
Secret Garden can take credit for single-handedly turning a milk foam moustache into a romantic gesture, and making sit-ups so full of fluttery butterflies. Undoubtedly, the phenomenal success of the show in 2010 would not have been possible without the explosive chemistry between Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. Both have remained good friends, with Ha Ji Won once naming Hyun Bin as the male actor she is closest to.
Lee Jong Suk and Kang So Ra
Yes, yes, shipping a couple can be complicated when you end up creating a love triangle by wanting them to be with two different people! Granted, Lee Jong Suk's Park Hoon and Kang So Ra's Oh Soo Hyun in Doctor Stranger never stood much of a chance together. Despite the crackling chemistry between the two characters, Park Hoon, a genius doctor, was committed to searching for his lost first love (played by Jin Se Yeon). With the drama inspiring strong second-lead sympathy for Kang So Ra's character, we would be happy to see these two in a new drama together – this time with a happy ending!
So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin
Before she played a psychiatrist with an intimacy phobia in It's Okay, That's Love, Gong Hyo Jin spent sleepless nights as a ghost-seeing lady in Master's Sun who needed to touch the handsome Joo Jong Won (played by So Ji Sub) in order to banish the spirits. Whatever reasons the writers may need to encourage skinship between the two, the So Ji Sub-Gong Hyo Jin pairing set many hearts racing and the two leads were never short of affection.
Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung
Probably one of the best-looking pairings ever in K-dramaland, both suffered an ill-fated love connection in Fashion King back in 2012. Many fans rejoiced when news broke that they would be reunited in Six Flying Dragons. While it is unclear yet if their second chance at drama love would meet a satisfying end, we would like to solemnly say to them – "Get together for real already!"
Gary and Song Ji Hyo
As far as long-term relationships go in the Korean entertainment industry, the Monday Couple in Running Man is one of the longest-running love lines in a variety show! With Gary's cheeky personality and Song Ji Hyo's dose of tough love, the two make for one of the cutest couples on TV and their popularity is fueled by their genuine affection for each other. When there's so much flirtation going around, how can these two NOT be real?
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