When it comes to K-Dramas, many of the most successful main leads are those who have a similar look or aura. The adjectives that viewers use to describe them are usually the same as well.
Check out some examples of this below!
1. The Visual Pair
First up, Han So Hee and Song Kang played an unlikely couple with a tumultuous relationship in the sexy Neflix K-Drama Nevertheless (2021).
Since both actors are praised endlessly for their gorgeous looks, it’s understandable that they’re a prime example of a visual couple.
2. The Model Pair
Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk became an instant favorite duo when Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo aired from 2016 to 2017. Though the former was technically assigned the role of a not-so-attractive girl, she’s actually a model in real life.
Together with Nam Joo Hyuk, they went from YG KPlus (YG Entertainment‘s modelling subsidiary) to full blown actors. It’s no wonder their pictorials were done so professionally!
3. The Intense Pair
Next up, Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun were casted perfectly for tvN‘s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. The story followed the ups and downs of a psych ward caretaker, a children’s book author, and their relationship.
Both of them had the intense, mature look down pat.
4. The Relatable Pair
For a 180 degree change, Choi Woo Sik and Kim Da Mi were relatable and cute as the two leads of SBS‘s Our Beloved Summer, one of the hottest shows of the year.
They reminded viewers of their own selves or people they know—especially during the high school scenes. They were the definitions of “girl next door” and “boy next door.”
5. The Sweet Pair
Last but certainly not the least, MBC‘s Big Mouth protagonists, Lee Jong Suk and Yoona, are another duo who is known for their charming images. They played the role of a married couple caught up in a murder case.
Needless to say, their visuals were complementary thanks to their tall statures, symmetrical features, and sweet auras.
When it comes to the K-Drama world, the leads with the best chemistry are often the most visually compatible as well.