Let it rain, baby.
Looking back, there have been a torrent (heh) of umbrella couples in kdrama history. Here are some more burned in ma brain; I even included some kdrama specials you may have missed.
If you didn’t, now ya heard. Rain=Romance. (Disclaimer: But not in real life.)
Hye Jin and Sung Joon [She Was Pretty, Episode 5]
Using a jacket as a makeshift umbrella, Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) shields a traumatized Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon).
Jae Bong and Mi Ok [Reply 1988, Episode 10]
Ooh, when you discover that you have a mutual friend connecting you to your future romance.
Bora and Sunwoo [Reply 1988, Episode 8]
Sunwoo, Sunwoo, Sunwoo. Who knew you’d go for Bora Noona?
Jung Hwan and Duk Seon [Reply 1988, Episode 5]
I know some of you may still be recovering from this couple’s final fate. Don’t forget – they had some great moments, too.
Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa [Reply 1988, Episode 4]
When your husband catches you jacking an umbrella – at least he’s got the sense to show up with one.
Cindy and Baek Seung Chan [Producer, Episode 2]
And some Umbrella Couples may not even involve being under one. Maybe you just lent a company umbrella to some chick and had to get her number to make sure she returned it so it wouldn’t get deducted from your paycheck.
Kim Ji Won and Lee Joon Gi [The Reason I’m Getting Married]
This was a kdrama special that came out in 2014 (you can find it on YouTube). Stars familiar faces Hong Jong Hyun as Lee Joon Gi and Park Hee Bon as Kim Ji Won. What made this umbrella scene so memorable? The stolen kiss.
Ha Na and Sung Jae [The Time I’ve Loved You, Episode 3]This was quite the scandalous pull – especially from hoobae Sung Jae (Infinite’s L) reeling in sunbae Ha Na (Ha Ji Won) from a passing car’s tsunami (a now-cliched move).
Je Su Ho and Shim Bo Nui [Lucky Romance, Episode 7]
Because you need more Ryu Jun Yeol in yo life.
Ah, the beauty of when the guy or girl of your dreams shows up with an umbrella exactly when you need it. If only I could say the same for this guy.
Sidenote: those Reply folks take their Umbrella Couples seriously.
Who else needs a rainy day?