In a long awaited yet totally unexpected turn of events, the pretend married couple of Yi Jie and Wei Xiang on the daily TW-drama Inborn Pair decided to smoke the recent drama competition with a truly memorable and realistic kiss for the ages. I was NOT ready for that. Kudos to Annie Chen and Chris Wang for delivering big time. I guess with the appearance of Chris Wu in an extended cameo as Yi Jie’s ex-boyfriend, suddenly the stakes are raised and emotions are beginning to be acknowledged.
In this scene, the couple missed their initial honeymoon so end up in a lodge where two other long married couples are also vacationing. They are excited to see young newlyweds and try to get our fake marrieds to express their affection openly. While the first kiss was adorably awkward, the second one has Wei Xiang finally getting over his mental hump and realizing that he wants to kiss his wife. Oh hell yeah. Watch the scene, a reminder that most dramas suck at kiss scenes so it’s a treat to see one done right.
What I love about this scene is how it’s not perfectly acted. It’s awkward in the beginning, the lips not always perfectly aligned, but by the end they totally get into it and I think my body temperature rose about 10 degrees in 10 seconds. While I still think Annie has more potent chemistry with C.Wu, she’s got enough going on with C.Wang that the rest of the OTP journey for this drama is just starting to get good. The OTP scenes in this drama remain absolutely adorable, and now, potentially sexy as all heck.
Inborn Pair Kiss Scene Episode 44: