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The Best Kiss Scenes Of 2016: Entourage, Descendants Of The Sun, and More

And the Best Kiss goes to…

You saw them – the good, the bad, the awkward. Here’s the best of the bunch.

Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki) and Dr. Kang (Song Hye Kyo) – Descendants Of The Sun

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That wine bottle. Yoo Shi Jin and Dr. Kang. One late night alone in the kitchen. The patter of raindrops. I know I’ve given Kim Eun Sook slack a few times, but writer knows how to set up a romantic scene. – Descendants Of The Sun, Episode 4.

Jung Jin (Junho) and Sun Hwa (Yoon So Hee) – Memory

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I forgot how much an office romance could show a sweet romantic side in the midst of fighting sinister corruption in the day-to-day lives of esquires. – Memory, Episode 14. (Check out highlights in their kiss-of-the-week profile.)

Choi Taek (Park Bo Gum) and Duk Seon (Hyeri) – Reply 1988

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That kiss was REAL?! was my initial reaction, and I won’t soon forget it. Who else had a kiss like that in high school? Shooot. – Reply 1988, Episode 17.

Ahn So Hee and Young Bin (Seo Kang Joon) – Entourage

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This scene made it one sultry kiss-of-the-week, and for good reason.- Entourage, Episode 6.

Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Suk) and Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) – Romantic Doctor Kim

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It’s a daring thing to have a kiss in a kdrama in the very first episode. Good thing the scene was left in the capable talents of these particular thesps.

Park Do Kyung (Eric) and Oh Hae Young (Seo Hyun Jin) – Oh Hae Young Again

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Frustration and sparks fly in this abrupt, heated moment of passion in this kiss scene in Episode 9 of Oh Hae Young Again. Props to the onscreen chemistry between actors Seo Hyun Jin and Eric.

Don’t be sad that the year has ended folks. Look ahead! The new year brings more drama, romance, and of course, new kiss scenes to be discovered.

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The Best Kdramas Of 2016

Another year of dramas has come and gone.

Here are my top picks from 2016. Happy New Year, y’all.

Cheese In The Trap

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Cheese In The Trap was a breath of fresh air, with a solid ensemble cast, a unique tone, and more of a darker slice-of-life perspective on college life. Kim Go Eun is ever the diligent and trusty heroine. Seo Kang Joon lights up the screen like none of his previous roles before, and Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Park Hae Jin, Yoon Ji Won and even Ji Yoon Ho have excellent performances that round out the cast.

Memory

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Ooh, Memory was so good. I’ll watch anything with Lee Sung Min, if Misaeng was any indicator. Memory was riveting, from beginning to end. Lee Sung Min is a renowned attorney who realizes his world is about to crumble and discovers the corruption upon which his career was founded. Cast includes Lee Ki Woo, Kim Ji Soo, Junho, Park Jin Hee, Yoon So Hee, Yeo Hui Hyeon.  (Bonus: that kiss scene.)

Signal

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I’ll follow all the Bleak Night boys ’til the ends of the earth, it seems.

Lee Je Hoon co-stars in Signal with Kim Hye Soo and Cho Jin Woong. Incredible performances from all three leading actors. Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) receives radio transmissions from the past from a fellow gumshoe (Cho Jin Woong) from some of the most heinous murders in history. The show was so well received it had people buzzing about a sequel. And hello Cho Jin Woong, ’cause if ya didn’t know, now ya know. For more info, check out my review here.

Reply 1988

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It is Reply 1988, which will come as no surprise, that I’ll look upon with genuine love. It’s what dramas are supposed to be, with a stellar cast, well-written storylines, and distinctive characters. Though some may be preoccupied with the opposing lovelines, the incredible drama had so many amazing moments so thoughtfully constructed that you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your time than with Duk Seon, Jung Pal, Sun Woo, Taek, and Dong Ryong. It’ll warm up the coldest of evenings. Especially when you fall for Ryu Jun Yeol 27 times.

Entourage

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The Korean remake of Entourage was slick, fun, and had a vibrant energy to it. It was interesting to see the take on the Korean entertainment industry, after the original HBO version had such a clearly defined portrait of Hollywood. You might be inclined to compare cast members between the two versions, but the drama truly does stand on its own, and has its own truckload of cameos to boast (bonus: behind-the-scenes video). Plus, we’ve got another Bleak Night boy to track. Seo Kang Joon, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Hwi, Park Jung Min, and Cho Jin Woong are perfectly cast.

Anatomy Of A Breakup: Ahn So Hee and Cha Young Bin

SO HEE: What do you think of the script? […] Be honest.

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SO HEE: So…?

YOUNG BIN: If you care about me, don’t do this movie.

SO HEE: What do you mean?

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YOUNG BIN: How would you feel if I had kiss scenes and bed scenes with other female actors?

SO HEE: It wouldn’t matter to me.

YOUNG BIN: Why wouldn’t it matter?

SO HEE: It’s just work.

YOUNG BIN: It matters to me.

SO HEE: Is this going to bother you every time I get a new role?

YOUNG BIN: Of course.

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After all that fuss, Cha Young Bin(Seo Kang Joon) and So Hee (playing a character with her own moniker) break up in Episode 8 on Entourage.

But they were so lovey-dovey! Honeymooning seemed like it would never end, what with the lazing around on the sofa and the late night secret rendezvous. We were all on that rooftop deck right there with them.

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But things got prickly when their agencies bickered. Then they disagreed on So Hee’s role in War Terminator. And then there were those flashes of Young Bin’s insecurity at the thought of So Hee sharing the screen with Park Seo Joon.

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And the flame went out after barely having sparked.

Ah, actors.