We all have them, those couples who reached in and yanked a hold of our hearts as we sat there and witnessed their trials and angst and (if we’re lucky) their eventual happily ever after. These character are brought to life not only by the words on the paper, but by the actors who play them. As much as I love the written word, without the actors’ chemistry, their skill, all the gooey squee-worthy moments just wouldn’t land.
And while we know we could never recreate that one drama we loved, there are always actors that, in our fangirling wet-dreams, we hope and pray would match up again. Here is the list of my top five pairings who I would love (or literally hurt someone) to see again.
Uhm Tae Woong & Eugene
Can We Love
Some may think that this is an odd addition to the list, the smaller drama from last year that made me so angry I wanted to slap someone, but this couple was totally worth the watch itself. Eugene and Uhm Tae Woong were really well matched, a similar good guy quality, and some really good chemistry. They really get put on this list because I feel like they deserve a second chance at making us fall in love with them.
Gong Yoo & Yoon Eun Hye
Do I really need to talk about this one at all?? Gong Yoo? Yoon Eun Hye? I’m feeling pretty confident that this is best pairing that either of them have had. Even thinking back on these two and their relationship and chemistry makes me fall in love with this drama all over again. Perhaps them pairing up again will 1) bring Yoon Eun Hye back up to the top and 2) bring Gong Yoo back to dramas.
Lee Sun Gyun & Gong Hyo Jin
My favorite drama, my favorite actors, a favorite couple? Of course Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Sun Gyun had to be on the list. Now to be completely honest, Gong Hyo Jin could have made the list several times, her and So Ji Sub (Master’s Sun), her and Jo In Sung (It’s Okay That’s Love), her and Jang Hyuk (Thank You) so, maybe she is the magical element to this pairing, but Lee Sun Gyun has the voice and, you know, great acting skills so he’s no schlub himself.
Cha Seung Won & Kim Sun Ah
Did you guys see this? If not, well, I’m not sure if you should, it’s a pretty uneven drama. Although for the sparks that literally fly off these two, maybe you should make an exception and give it a try. These two are really strong actors, so they match up exceptionally well. And then, there are those kisses!
Kim Soo Hyun & Jeon Ji Hyun
You Who Came From the Stars
This is the one pair on the list who have actually been matched up before, this time in the mega movie Thieves. They were electric there, they were electric in this drama. Two amazing pairings is officially not a fluke.
Honorable Mentions: All those Gong Hyo Jin matchings, the couple from In A Good Way and Lie To Me, as they were great couples in not great dramas and they deserve a second chance.
So what would be your dream OTP repairing?