Eight Memorable K-Drama Kiss Scenes: Iris, Secret Garden, Empress Ki, and More!
It’s hard to find a Korean drama with no love story, and accordingly, it’s also hard to find a drama with no kiss scenes, the ultimate show of affection in dramas. Over the years, with countless kiss scenes come and gone, they’ve started to get a little bit more creative, and sometimes a little weird, but with a noble cause: in order to remain in our heads and hearts. Here are a few of the kiss scenes, some old and some new, that have managed to do just that.
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“Iljimae” (2008) – the blindfolded kiss
Lee Jun Ki and Han Hyo Joo
This one kind of reminds me of the famous upside-down Spiderman kiss, except for the fact that they don’t actually kiss. It’s that K-drama kiss where they just kind of touch lips. Bummer.
“Iris” (2009) – the ‘you-may-or-may-not-like-this-but-please-play-along,’ candy kiss
Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee
Personally, if that was my gift for White Day, a partially melted/sucked-on piece of candy… well, objects may or may not fly. But on-screen, with Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee, I accept.
“Secret Garden” (2010) – the ‘probably-going-to-need-a-napkin-anyway’ foam kiss
Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won
“That’s messy,” he said.. “That’s messy.”
Also check out G-Dragon and T.O.P‘s foam kiss parody!
“Gentleman’s Dignity” (2012) – the (somewhat questionable) window kiss.
Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul
Kind of weird. But they make up for it later.
“Potato Star 2013QR3” (2013) – the ‘I-can’t-wait-for-you-to-take-that-giant-doll-head-off-and-good-’cause-you’ll-probably-be-sweaty-if-you-do,’ doll kiss
Jang Ki Ha and Seo Ye Ji
Unfortunately, I was not able to find videos for this one and the next two, so pictures will have to suffice.
Also kind of weird, though.
“Empress Ki” (2013-2014) – the desperate herbal medicine (plus cure-all saliva) kiss
Ha Ji Won and Ji Chang Wook
Sometimes I think drama writers get a little bit desperate for something new. But we all love Ha Ji Won and Ji Chang Wook, so it’s okay.
“Emergency Couple” (2014) – the (potentially creepy) secret, stolen kiss
Choi Jin Hyuk and Song Ji Hyo
But it’s not creepy. Because it’s Choi Jin Hyuk.
“Witch’s Love” (2014) – the beer foam kiss
Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon
That’s the end of the list! What’d you think? Which kiss scenes do you remember most from dramas?