Favorite K-Drama Couples of the Past Year

While watching a K-drama, do you sometimes catch yourself wishing your favorite onscreen couple were together in real life? The chemistry between the two main characters is so convincing that the romance almost seems real. It also doesn’t hurt that the couples look stunning together.

The research firm Tillion polled more than 10,000 netizens about their favorite on-screen couples from the past year. See if your favorite made the list below:

1. My Love From the Star — Min Joon and Song Yi

Do Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) is an alien who has been living on Earth in human form for the past 400 years. In modern-day Korea, his neighbor turns out to be famous actress Cheon Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun). Min Joon falls in love with her charming and arrogant ways, but can the cross-species couple possibly have a lasting future together? 


Love knows no intergalactic boundaries, judging by this romantic kiss:



2. Heirs — Eun Sang and Tan

Kim Tan (played by Lee Min Ho) grew up living a privileged life as the heir to the Empire Group. Meanwhile, Cha Eun Sang (played by Park Shin Hye) struggled to earn enough money as she shoulders the responsibilities for her fractured family. When Tan falls in love with Eun Sang, the daughter of his family’s housekeeper, the sparks between the two young lovers proves that money and class can’t keep destined lovers apart.



3. Reply 1994 — Na Jung and Trash

Sung Na Jung (played by Go Ah Ra) is a modern-day Seoul woman living with her husband and son. Flashback to the year 1994, when her parents moved from the countryside into the big city of Seoul to run a student boarding house. Among the new residents, one would become her future husband. Na Jung has always liked Trash (played by Jung Woo), a third-year medical student who grew up with her as an older brother figure. The easy-going affection between the two is heartwarming. But can Trash look at Na Jung as anything other than a younger sister? 



4. Heirs - Young Do and Eun Sang

Choi Young Do (played by Kim Woo Bin) is the classic rich bad boy who expresses his interest in Eun Sang by bullying her. He remains mean to others but has a soft spot towards her and often protects her from danger. Will Young Do be able to win her away from Tan or is he doomed to play the third wheel? 


5. Master’s Sun - Gong Sil and Joong Won

After an accident, Tae Gong Sil (played by Gong Hyo Jin) has the ability to see ghosts. Her boss is the cold and ambitious Joo Joong Won (played by So Ji Sub). At first, Joong Won tries to push her away but as they grow closer, he learns to trust Gong Sil and even falls in love with her. Can he save her from the scary world of ghosts? 

Watch some highlights from this ghostly drama now to see the genuine chemistry between the two stars:




6. I Hear Your Voice — Hye Sung and Soo Ha

The “noona” relationship (older woman and younger man) has been a popular theme explored in recent K-dramas. Jang Hye Sung (played by Lee Bo Young) is a witty, sharp-tongued attorney who only cares about herself. Park Soo Ha (played by Lee Jong Suk) has the power to read other people’s minds. Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha’s first love and when he was a boy, he promised to always protect her from danger. Is he able to keep his promise as time passes?


Watch the trailer below to see the attraction!



Did your favorite K-drama couples make our list? If not, let us know in the comments! 

Which K-drama couples do you think will top the list for the coming year? Here are some of our top contenders so far.

Cunning Single Lady — Jung Woo and Ae Ra

Na Ae Ra (played by Lee Min Jung) marries computer genius Cha Jung Woo (played by Joo Sang Wook), but she divorces him when he fails to achieve the success he promised. When Ae Ra learns that her ex-husband is now the successful president of D&T Software Ventures, she is determined to seek revenge for the pain and suffering endured while they were married. Will she be able to win her ex-husband back?


Emergency Couple — Jin Hee and Chang Min

Family disapproval and pressures drove married couple Jin Hee (played by Song Ji Hyo) and Chang Min (played by Choi Jin Hyuk) apart, but they unexpectedly meet again several years later as medical interns at the same hospital. Will they be able to keep their past issues hidden and survive their three-month rotation of working together? 


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