While everyone loves a good K-Drama, it’s no surprise that the best things come in pairs. 200 specialists from the entertainment industry came together for JoyNews24 to pick their the top K-Drama “couples” with the best chemistry.
1. King The Land – Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and 2PM’s Junho
One of the hottest K-Dramas this year was King The Land, and a lot of it was due to the visual and romantic chemistry between Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and 2PM’s Junho. The bond between two idols who know each other so well made the blossoming love between the two characters even more believable on-screen.
It was their ease around each other and experience that had critics praising the duo, cementing their place as number one on the list. For many, they were the stars and why people tuned in every week, not even counting the behind-the-scenes footage.
2. Moving – Jo In Sung and Han Hyo Joo
In the second place, Jo In Sung and Han Hyo Joo truly deserved their place for their chemistry in Moving. While the experts praised their visual chemistry in promotions for the show, it was the delicate portrayal of their romance in the show that captivated viewers. In particular, the lines and feelings in the kiss scenes had fans on the edge of their seats, swooning at the romance.
3. Moving – Lee Jung Ha and Go Youn Jung
While not the main couple in Moving, rising stars Lee Jung Ha and Go Youn Jung captured the hearts of fans with their chemistry. The romantic energy between the characters showcases the youthful energy that comes with growing up but the hardships those feelings bring.
4. Crash Course In Romance – Jeon Do Yeon and Jung Kyung Ho
At the start of the year, Crash Course In Romance stole the hearts of fans with its rollercoaster storyline. Yet, the blossoming relationship between the two main characters was what had fans swooning. Jeon Do Yeon and Jung Kyung Ho showcased perfect chemistry while showcasing the hardships that come with finding love later in life.
5. My Dearest – Nam Goong Min and Ahn Eun Jin
My Dearest captured the hearts of fans from the very beginning, and the romance between Nam Goong Min and Ahn Eun Jin was no different. Inspired by Gone With The Wind, the chemistry between the two stars is beautiful and fits with the era, focusing on actions and small gestures.
6. Destined With You – Rowoon and Jo Bo Ah
Rowoon and Jo Bo Ah truly captured the hearts of fans with their chemistry during Destined With You. It was a classic case of “he falls first and hard,” but with the addition of a love potion. The chemistry between the two stars was seen both on the screen and during interviews, making the progress of their love story on-screen more interesting.
7. D.P. 2 – Jung Hae In and Koo Gyo Hwan
While not officially a “couple,” the pairing of Jung Hae In and Koo Gyo Hwan in D.P. has always been truly iconic. The contrast between the characters’ personalities is what makes the pairing shine, and they perfectly bounce off each other like any true “Bromance” should.
8. Dr Cha – Uhm Jung Hwa and Kim Byung Chul
Considering the experience of Uhm Jung Hwa and Kim Byung Chul in the K-Drama industry, it’s no surprise that netizens loved their chemistry in Dr Cha. While it was far from the classic K-Drama romance, it showcased the realities of being married for so long and the struggles that come with it.
8. The Glory – Lim Ji Yeon and Park Sung Hoon
While being the true baddies in The Glory, there was no denying that Lim Ji Yeon and Park Sung Hoon’s chemistry was off the charts. There was always a sense of sexiness and passion whenever the two were together, and the back story of their pasts made the unconventional love story even more addictive.
There were also eight other pairings that received one vote from the specialists, including Lee Jae Wook and Go Youn Jung in Alchemy of Souls 2 and A Time Called You‘s Ahn Hyo Seop and Jeon Yeo Been. With so many hot K-Dramas, it’s surprising they could narrow it down.