From the “aegyo” and cute antics of characters, there’s just something about Korean dramas that make people’s hearts flutter. Fans can’t help but get carried away by their favorite characters’ romantic pairings (Honestly, who can blame them?).
Here are well-loved couples to rediscover and new pairings that would keep you swooning:
Myeol Mang and Tak Dong-kyung from Doom at Your Service
There are different kinds of love, and in Doom at Your Service, main characters Myeol Mang and Tak Dong Kyung find joy despite knowing that their days are numbered. The twists in their love story are enough to keep fans clicking on the “next episode” button. It’s a great show that teaches people how fearless a great love can be.
Hwang Hee-tae and Kim Myung-Hee from Youth of May
An easy-going medical student is being set up by his father with a nurse who’s trying to make ends meet. Almost in spite of themselves, the two eventually fall in love with each other, only to find themselves in an unusual twist of fate. This melodrama is a favorite among fans not just because of the love story between its characters, but also because it’s a wonderful tribute to the victims of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising.
Wang So and Go Ha-jin from Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Popularly dubbed as “Scarlet Heart” by fans, everyone’s probably already heard of this show by now. This drama was adapted from an original Chinese version, and fans can’t help but clamor for the show because it’s such a rollercoaster of emotions. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo features interesting and unexpected plotlines that tell how far some people can go for those they love.
This historical drama was also a hit because its female lead Go Ha Jin is played by the actress-singer IU.
Ji Sun-woo and Lee Tae-oh from The World of the Married
Oof, this one’s not exactly #RelationshipGoal worthy, is it? The World of the Married is a story of a married couple who had it all — a loving son, a beautiful house, and thriving careers — yet struggled with matters of infidelity. Although not a usual romantic show, this drama offers a peek into the problems that some married couples might go through, keeping viewers at the edge of their seats through every episode.
Sung Deok-sun and Choi Taek vs. Sung Deok-sun and Kim Jung-hwan from Reply 1988
Ask K-drama fans to choose who the much-loved Deok-sun should have ended up with and expect a heated debate among those shipping her with the gentle Choi Taek or the gruff yet soft-hearted Jung-hwan. Reply 1988 is a favorite for its relatable love stories, showing us how romantic love progresses from friendship, how relationships require taking a risk, and the heartbreak of missing chances.
Where to watch
Check out all these K-series and more favorite Asian shows by downloading the Viu app on App Store, Google Play, and selected Smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.
Enjoying K-dramas is even better with the fastest connection
Now, viewers can keep tabs on their OTP (or one true pairing) as they stream their favorite K-drama shows online on Viu powered by the fastest connection of PLDT Home. The country’s leading digital services provider enables better in-home entertainment by partnering with PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, giving subscribers access to a huge catalog of best-loved Asian shows.
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Who are your favorite K-drama couples? Tell us about them in the comments!