Attention drama fans in Europe, or maybe let’s start with the Eastern Europe contingent first. As the precursor to the fast breaking rumor that Moon Geun Young and Kim Bum are dating to the even faster confirmations from both their agencies (methinks GeunBum left strict instructions to come clean because Namoo Actors responded within 5 minutes of the news breaking), I’ve now sussed out how it all tumbled out. It was two separate spotting incidents that linked together to tell the entire story. GeunBum was first spotted at Incheon airport together, carrying couple bags no less, and looking really chummy. Incheon is swarming with paparrazi and drama/idol fans, so one should expect to be seen if leaving from that airport and take precautions to remain hidden if they wanted to be on the down low. Didn’t seem like they cared. They were seen passing through security together and into the boarding area, disappearing from sight. That led to speculation as to whether they were dating or could have been there to film something. Next came an overseas fan who spotted Moon Geun Young days later in Prague happily holding hands with a guy (fan didn’t recognize Bummie) and strolling the streets. That news got texted back to Korea and posted online in forums and voila, the two incidents were connection and the next thing you know agencies are confirming the relationship and the news outlets went into overdrive.
Korea is a lot more protective of its young actresses, especially an A-lister like Moon Geun Young with a sterling reputation, so the reaction has been mixed from cautiously happy to wondering if she could do better than Kim Bum, who is admittedly still a rising star and definitely a spottier track record. The international fans seem to skew towards a positive reception, and hilariously both Geun Young and Bummie’s huge Chinese fanbase and Baidu forums are trying to get along but it’s a bit patchy with some initial hysteria that has now died down. This always happens when two stars admit to dating, suddenly their disparate fanbases have to learn to coexist together and sometimes the results are hilarious with foot-in-mouth syndrome. I hope the GeunBum couples forum at Soompi has been enjoying their lucky field day, because its rare indeed for a popular shipping couple to actually be dating. I know, I’ve been there and been disappointed, so this one should be enjoyed as much as GeunBum seem to be enjoying their European vacation. So back to my opening statement, eagle-eyed European drama fans, please keep your eyes peeled for these two cutie pies. Who knows if they will show up in your neck of the woods in the next week or two.
Holding hands while strolling the streets of Prague with your new significant other. Guh, that’s about as romantic as it gets. Keep on holding hands, kids, keep on holding them hands. I expect to see you two walking tons of red carpets together, doing cute CF to my hearts content, and generally being all young and bloody in love. If it lasts then awesome, if it doesn’t then make it memorable, you hear me! Man, I need to go buy a lottery ticket, what with my luck lately. Now all my painful Goddess of Fire watch was all worth it, because I have drama stills of Tae Do-Jung Yi to chronicle their love story. I do have this untested theory that shitty dramas are the most likely to produce real life couples, because its so bad it forces them to bond more to get through the filming. LOL, who knows. If I had to put money down, I’d bet the next onscreen couple to get outed might be Kim Ji Hoon and Nam Sang Mi from Goddess of Marriage. Just a hunch is all.