‘Cause you know we live for those.
For all you kdrama fans, you hopeless romantics, your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… ahem, you know, errbody. Heh.
Wherein I round up all the best kiss scenes of the past year – yikes, 2017, that which is now history.
Jung Yong Hwa & Lee Yeon Hee, “The Package,” Episode 7
That was a triple-quadruple kiss. Kiss scene within a kiss scene within a kiss scene. Remind me to use that method.
Seo Hyun Jin & Yang Se Jong, “Temperature Of Love,” Episode 4
There was a certain innocence to how this romance began, and that kiss was something serious, although there was no telling that the plot would get into the hot mess that it did and proceed to drag through mud. Who actually finished the drama?
Woo Do Hwan, “Save Me,” Episode 1
Cutest kiss on the cheek from grandson to grandma. Rarely seen in kdramas, especially since kiss scenes are usually preoccupied with the OTPs.
On another note, 2017 will perhaps be remembered as the year of breakout star Woo Do Hwan. How had we not noticed him before? He quickly stepped up in his next drama, a major role in “Mad Dog.”
Yoon Si Yoon & Lee Se Young, “The Best Hit,” Episodes 3 & 4
By far the funniest “accidental” kiss scenes (props to the 360 degree shot) go to Yoon Si Yoon and Lee Se Young on “The Best Hit.” The music selection and lighting just made these scenes memorable and fun af.
Lee Je Hoon & Shin Min Ah, “Tomorrow With You,” Episode 4
This one felt so intimate and unexpected I’m pretty sure Lee Je Hoon could have chemistry with a rock. I got wrapped up in the melodrama and the kiss scene solidified the plausibility of the romance, sparks and tension carefully constructed with this scene. Though there were a few gaping plotholes Lee Je Hoon’s performance and mostly good pacing and tension kept me watching til the end.
Happy New Year, y’all!
What were some of your favorite kiss scenes of 2017?
p.s. Does anyone know the actor’s name that played the grandma on “Save Me”? Comment below.