There’s no denying that one important ingredient for a successful romance k-drama lies on a good pairing.
So it goes, the two leads must portray their immense love for each other on-screen. But in rare occasions, a pair just easily hits it off even just by staring at each other. Chemistry? Yes.
Ready to feel some butterflies in your stomach? Here’s a list of 15 K-drama pairs we think are blessed with sky-high, crazy chemistry.
Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jong Suk in “W”
This pair really makes us question “Why they aren’t together IRL?”
Even on or off scene, Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo just have that natural bond we can’t get enough.
Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon in “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”
These two can stand in the room and butterflies would fly everywhere.
Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon has that mature but cute chemistry that makes our heart flutter.
Oh how we’d love to see more affectionate “aura” from them. Pun intended.
Sandara Park and Jang Ki Yong in “We Broke Up”
Think we got a serious second lead syndrome for this pair.
Ki Yong and Dara‘s explosive visual is one thing; but together, they make a beautiful couple that appeals to be fun, sweet and definitely charming.
Have you also seen their off-cam rendezvous? *side-eyeing these two*
Kim Ji Won and Park Seo Joon in “Fight For My Way”
Get you a couple that does aegyo on a daily basis.
Ji Won and Seo Joon easily makes us believe that best friends can be lovers too. Their amazing chemistry just throw fans off the hook.
Plus, you can feel they care for each other, genuinely.
Son Ye Jin and Jung Hae In in “Something in the Rain”
This noona-dongsaeng pairing reminds us how falling in love really feels like.
As they say, chemistry is hard to fake – Ye Jin and Hae In played their roles like what it would exactly happen in real life.
We have nothing but praise for the both of them for the unmatched affection we felt.
Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”
I mean they can be the standard for K-drama pairs’ chemistry. Right?
This “then” real life love birds just overflow with an adorable bond. As we all know, Sung Kyung and Joo Hyuk’s love story blossomed from their close-knit friendship.
Although it has ended, fans are still hopeful that these two will rekindle their romance someday.
Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun in “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay”
Ye Ji and Soo Hyun’s on screen chemistry is as defined as their characters.
Although it was their first time working with each other, the awkwardness didn’t come through at all. The pair did a very good job in portraying such love with depth that made us adore the story and their chemistry even more.
How can we not be charmed with them when Ye Ji literally said “he’s probably the best partner that I’ve had.”? Oh my!
Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Ji Hoon in “Princess Hours”
This Hallyu teen drama is one of the classics that launched the craze for k-dramas outside South Korea.
Eun Hye and Ji Hoon showcased electrifying chemistry that is hard to forget even after 15 years. They are one of the OG K-drama pairs to exist.
In fact, Yoon Eun Hye also revealed recently that their infamous street date and kiss was filmed in the middle of a real crowd. *Gush!*
Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook in “Goblin” and “Touch Your Heart”
This pair explodes with chemistry that they just have to create a new drama for them.
Albeit different from what they showed from Goblin, Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook perfectly compliments each other’s acting even from different character perspectives.
Can we also mention that one of the reasons why Lee Dong Wook accepted the “Touch Your Heart” role was because he’s comfortable and trusts Yoo In Na?
Shin Min Ah and Lee Seung Gi in “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho”
“Hoy, hoy!” An award winning drama with an equally stunning pairing.
Shin Min Ah and Lee Seung Gi displayed a convincing evolution of relationship throughout the show.
You have that oppa-dongsaeng relationship, the innocent vs dominant, the powerful and weak, and most of all, two different people who loves each other.
Indeed, a sparks fly encounter you shouldn’t miss.
Seohyun and Go Kyung Pyo in “Private Lives”
A show with a mix of good genre, and a great on-screen pair. What do you get when the spy meets the con-artist?
Private Lives offer an entertaining storyline, with an interesting progression on the leads’ lovelife.
The chemistry was just so hard to deny that even fans named them as “Pangyo Newlyweds”. This was because they did a video that displays the vibe of a newlywed couple living in Pangyo City. Hence, proving the strong connection between these two.
Shin Hye Sun and Kim Myungsoo in “Angel’s Last Mission: Love”
The ballerina and the angel that should help her find love again, ends up falling in-love with each other.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love has depth that offers fun, thrill, and suspense all rolled into one.
Aside from the moments to fall in love with the leads, the life lessons and deep human connection makes this drama one of a kind, and the pairing even one for the books.
Son Ye Jin and Jo In Sung in “The Classic”
Perhaps you’ve seen countless parody of this famous scene in the k-entertainment world.
This Romeo-Juliet story that makes us realize giving second chances isn’t bad at all.
Son Ye Jin and Jo In Sung literally made a classic out of this masterpiece.
Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki in “Descendants of the Sun”
For these two, the chemistry just went beyond above the roof. It’s an outer space level.
Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki displayed the love everyone craves for – someone who’s willing to take a bullet in front of you – literally.
Everyone was just so happy to witness their real-life romance, but are also equally sad to see it end as well.
Despite seeing the unhappy endgame for them, so long as these two are happy on their respective lives, that’s more than enough, right?
“Descendants of the Sun” and their unmatched chemistry will forever be engraved in our hearts.
Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin in “Crash Landing on You”
Chemisty? check. Appeal? check. Wedding? that is what we are dying to see soon.
To be honest, these two is a match a made in heaven. They are not just simple smart ako, but also simply one of the supreme k-drama pairs there is.
Ye Jin and Hyun Bin didn’t just land on success, but also landed on real life romance too.
When two people are destined for each other, you can see it right through their eyes and the way they smile.
That’s it! a rundown of some of the well-loved pairing in K-drama land. Did you agree with the listed couples?
Definitely, there are even more K-drama pairs that have undeniable chemistry.
Who’s your favorite pair? Let us know in the comments below!