Famous K-drama OTPs: Reunited in 2014 and It Feels So Good!

I’m one of those early K-drama fans who watched My Girl years ago and loved it. The story was entertaining (back then) and the OTP was adorable like kittens and puppies with a very young Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae. Flash-forward nine years later and they have reunited in the weekend makjang fest Hotel King and effectively kicked started what I shall call The Great Reunion of 2014. Since the Lee Couple reunited in Hotel King, there have been a spate of famous and/or popular drama OTP reunions coming out of the wood works. We get Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara going from Successful Story of a Bright Girl to Fated to Love You. I guess they are still fated to love each other even twelve years later. Then out of the blue Eric breaks his years long drama hiatus after being burned with Spy Myung Wol to reunite with his Que Sera Sera OTP Jung Yumi in Discovery of Romance. Another OTP pairing goes from the modern era to period clothes in Lee Jun Ki and his Time Between Dog and Wolf co-star Nam Sang Mi diving into Joseon Gunman. I did find a connective thread between the two dramas in the form of guns and lots of bang bang.

Finally the poor star-crossed lovers of Stairway to Heaven Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo get a second go at it in the upcoming Temptation, though he’s married to another woman in that drama and may or may not have a happy ending with Choi Ji Woo’s character. A reunion is a reunion, no one promised happy endings or rainbows and unicorns. The K-media is taking note of all these repeats and wondering if it’ll work the second time around, and whether more reunions are forthcoming. Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae’s Hotel King is deep into airing so if judging by their reunion, the chemistry is there but nothing can save a horrible script even with a great fan-favorite OTP. It’s like seeing the best local sourced organic grown ingredients fall into the hands of a hack chef used to heating up canned soup and calling it a meal. That means the remaining reunion OTPs will have to watch out only for a terrible script while the audiences are mostly assured the great chemistry got more mature over the years rather than lessened with time. I dig that and can’t wait to see the rest shake out as the dramas premiere one after another. With that said, let’s have a fun discussion on which famous drama OTPs are you looking forward to a repeat performance? I have my personal faves, of course.

In no particular order, these OTPs simply have to do another project together in any way, shape, or form:

1. Kim Sun Ah and Cha Seung Won from City Hall. Mature, sexy, and absolutely unforgettable. My favorite Kim Eun Sook penned drama couple, bar none.

2. Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan from Lie to Me but with no lies this time around. Though I’m sure plenty want her Gong Yoo from Coffee Prince or with Joo Ji Hoon from Goong. I can slurp up all three actually.

3. Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seok after Mary Stayed Out All Night. Drama was a hot mess, their chemistry was perfection.

4. Ha Ji Won and Jo In Sung from What Happened in Bali. But please keep a gun away from his hands this time around.

5. Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi, my King and Queen. I actually suggest a sequel to The King 2 Hearts. I haz demand a sequel!

6. Kim Tae Hee and Seung Seung Heon in a rom-com redux of My Princess, it can even be called My Prince and just rinse and repeat the same plot. Who cares they are so cute together acting silly!

7. Jung So Min and Kim Hyun Joong all grown up after Playful Kiss and maybe in a role reversal where she’s the smart cold woman and he’s just this warm ball of sunshine.

8. Gong Hyo Jin and Rain, because Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School totally ended on a happy ending. Yes? YES! So they have to show us the happy in another romance drama together!

Who are you dying to see pair up again and why?


Famous K-drama OTPs: Reunited in 2014 and It Feels So Good! — 99 Comments

  1. If there can only be one OTP reunion, Kim Sun Ah & Cha Seung Won is my top choice. They were just absolutely fantastic in City Hall.

  2. I’ve been wanting to see Wooyoung and IU back together on screen ever since I watched Dream High. Even better if they were the OTP this time around. And aside from reunions, why hasn’t anyone barked up the tree of a Kim Soo-hyun-Park Shin-hye pairing yet? I think they’ll look plenty good if given the chance. Hell, there collective fanfare might just give produce a nationally famous drama. Just my two cents.

  3. Absolutely Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo, they were soo good and so adorable together, their chemistry was great. 2nd one should be Kim Sun Ah and Cha Seung Won. 3rd one Rain and Song Hye Kyo. 4th one Jung So Min and Kim Hyun Joon … 🙂

  4. Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin of Secret Garden. They were really cute and funny together !!!

    If they do a sequel for The King 2 Hearts, I want Jo Jung Suk in >_< (even if it will be very complicated :p)

  5. I’d want a repeat pairing of LSG and HJW! It saddens me that Seung-gi’s drama choices after K2H have been disappointing. I was SO looking fwd to YAS and sighhhhhhh the after taste of the disappointment still lingers.

    I’d also like YEH and GY to get together in the near future! They were marvelous in Coffee Prince!!

    • Yeah,it’s a real pity about Seung-gi. He had a great trajectory going with Brilliant Legacy, MGIAG and K2H, only to follow with Gu Family and You’re All Surrounded.

      It’s a pity cos he works really hard and he is very talented so I hope he finds a good project after these two missteps. In any case, I am really glad Seung-gi does a drama each year, I just hope they will be better dramas in future.

      • I don’t find YAS to be too bad. Still enjoy some elements of it. Plus we have to remember that the actors & actresses do not get the full script for the entire drama series when they sign on in the first place. So they are also taking a risk and placing good faith in the production team based on whatever has been given first.

  6. I think I want the same reunions of the above OTPs.


    So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin (if they can’t get together in real life, I want it in reel life)

    Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah

    Seo In Guk and Jung Eun Ji

    Kim Sun Ah and Hyun Bin

    Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na (I think this is never gonna happen – don’t think any execs wanna act together)

  7. I’m wondering if the Great Reunion should actually begin in late 2013, with the wonderful repairing of Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun.

    I love reunions. I could watch Charmaine Sheh and Joe Ma again and again and again and I am glad HK producers thought so too.

    HK’s script is definitely a hot mess, but the chemistry of LDH-LDW is amazing. I loved them to pieces in My Girl, but their combined screen presence in HK blows my mind away. I am glad they didn’t choose a rom-com for their vehicle this time, because makjang can tease out some emotional beats that light, fluffy rom-coms are unable too. The intensity of their scenes are great. Just wish the characters and the story would make more sense.

    For J-doramas, I want Nodame and Chiaki back together again.

  8. No other drama pairing has elicited quite the same kind of fan hysteria as Coffee Prince’s Yoon Eun Hye/Gong Yoo or Secret Garden’s Ha Ji Won/Hyun Bin in recent years. If they were to reunite Asia would combust. I don’t think it will happen though. All four actors probably know that they run a high risk of tarnishing their reputation.

  9. Just the reminder of the melodrama unhappy ending era…man…horrible.

    WHIB and Damo made me think HJW was going keep dying (is that why I keep watching Duelist)

    Sang Doo…why you gotta bring back these memories

    I do remember DGCH being in the My Girl finale and that was nice

  10. I will pray for Ha Ji Won and Jo In sung reunion!!!
    maybe they could get a happy ending this time ^^

    and, i also wish for Rain and Song Hye Gyo reunion ♡ full house never die.

  11. Kim jung hwa and Kang dong won ===> words can’t describe how perfect appeareances and cute they are…

    Yoon jung hee and Lee tae gon ====> the most compatible and natural couple that i’ve ever seen in K-dramaland.

    Please drama God makes it happens…

  12. Yes to cha seung won & KSA! But I wouldn’t mind seeing KSA and Hyun bin, only because KIm Sam Soon is my all time fav kdrama 🙂 YEH and Kang Ji Hwan, maybe in a drama about ice cream and soda drinks, hehehe, so they can just make out nonstop! I’ll take YEH and Gong Yoo too, it can also be about ice cream and soda ^o^ oh, and I’m still waiting for my Soeul pairing to be realized!!!! Please dramagods…. Gonna go pray and do some offerings now so that any of these can actually happen 🙂

  13. Definitely Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won. Jo Jung Suk and Lee Yoon Ji also gets my vote.

    If Ha Ji Won and Jo In Sung reunites, I want a rom-com — no melodrama, no tragic ending please.

    I want a Hyun Bin and TV drama reunion. I could care less who he is paired with, I just want him back in a drama.

  14. How about Kang Ji-hwan + Gong Yoo + Joo Ji Hoon competing for YEH’s attention? When it comes to my beloved YEH’s dramas and oppas, i’m not that choosy though *wink wink

    I’m also dying for another Jung So-Min-Kim Hyun Joong drama..please please

  15. Yoochun & Park Min Young from Skks..they were Great!n cute too.. 😉

    Choi Ji Woo & Bae yong joon.. WS 🙂

    Song hye gyo & Rain. 🙂

  16. I want to see – someone else said this already and I totally agree!! Mine have all been mentioned so drama gods please!!!

    1) Ha Ji Won and Jo In Sung (they have to have a happy ending this time)
    2) Ha Ji Won & Lee Seo Jin (were they even the OTP, anyways, I want a happy ending here)
    1) Kim Tae Hee & Seung Seung Heon (too freaking cute)
    2) YEH and KJH – who doesn’t want to see that onscreen again. Good script this time, please!
    3) Jang Dong Gun & Chae Rim

    Preferably a romcom this time where they are the focus of the plot, so they won’t have to spend 50 episodes of a family drama being abused and torn apart by vicious parents and their birth secrets.

  18. It’s clear from my name. King Lee Seung Gi and Queen Ha Ji Won, FTW.
    But I also want to see Seung Gi and Shin Mina, My Wife is a Fox, perhaps? 🙂

  19. totally agree with cha seung won and kim sun ah!!! though i would love to see KSA with gong yoo in a drama. they had chemistry in their 2 movies together. i wouldn’t mind a yoon eun hye-gong yoo reunion as well. i’d love to see park shin hye and lee wan again! this time, more mature and without the brother-sister storyline.
    others on my list:
    kim bum-kim so eun
    chae rim-lee min ki
    chae rim-jang dong gun (rom-com perhaps?)
    moon geun young-kim rae won
    chun jung myung-go hyun jung (omg! i will be in ecstasy if this happens again)
    eugene-lee min ki

  20. Yoon Eun Hye and Joon Ji Hoon in another romcom. They had IT – that indefinable spark that makes you watch their scenes time and again.

  21. 1- Yoon Eun Hye/Gong Yoo (currently rewatching Coffee Prince since anything airing at the moment is just Meh…) You cannot beat these 2 chemistry….it’s beyond words.

    2- Yoon Eun Hye/Kang Ji Hwan

    3- Yoon Eun Hye/Ji Ji Hoon

  22. I guess this is not popular, but I would absolutely love to see Lee Sun Kyun and Gong Hyo Jin again. They were so natural and adorable in Pasta.

  23. My “stairways to heaven” have reunite, now I need “autumn in my heart” to reunite. I need me some Song Seung-heon, Song Hye-kyo and Won Bin !!!!

    • I think I’ll explode int thousands pieces if my wonbin come back to drama-land. He’s so damn stingy with his project, its not enough of him on my screen!

  24. I Love to see again Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min in a drama. After PK, they gain many fans globally .. Even YouTube gave us * Naughty Kiss *.. it doesn’t enough for us… it is only 7 episode… we want season 2 or a drama … like * Winter Sonata’s * story, a matured story for our HyunMin couple…^^

  25. Of course,JoU(JJS-IU)couple,the most beautiful,most real,the most loved and shippers JoU forever,always and everywhere for the perfect couple of proud,they are the best and this is a fact,bring people happiness only one with his smile and always there where they are love in everything,because our JJS-IU own light, and love,madly charming,talented,waiting for you the best and most interesting is always desirable Projects summary together!JoU perfect couple and since handsome JJS burning and glowing eyes of love, tenderness,delight on goddess IU,more than anyone else did I look in this eyes can not see,like beauty IU with anyone else as there is no more harmony and such tacit understanding only one view,they are the perfect match with the real and magical chemistry,JoU-JoUers-Forever!

  26. 1. YEH with Joo Ji Hoon &/ Gong Yoo.
    2. Gong Hyo Jin with Gong Yoo (Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy)
    3. Ha Ji Won with Hyun Bin
    4. Kang Hye Jung with Cha Tae Hyun (Flowers for my life)
    5. Seo Woo with Im Joo Hwan (Tamra the Island). I really miss seeing Seo Woo on me telly.

  27. Joo ji Hoon and Yoon Eun Hye.(hands down)

    Yoo Ah In and Park Min Young. Hehe they are all im waiting for in the Skks. ♥

  28. I would like to see Philip lee (blue dragon) and lee ji’ahn (sujini/saeoh) reunite. I liked the beauty and the beast vibe they had going in the legends of the 4 kings drama

  29. Maybe I’m seeing a trend when there’s none but everyone seems ready to watch YEH and HJW with any of their costars. Maybe coz they are awesome actresses who could fire up chemistry even with a rock!!:-)

  30. I guess i will support every reunion of YEH.
    YEH – Lee Dong Gun – let them kiss this time, plz
    YEH – Yoochun – no more tears just happy silly and teasing all the time
    YEH – KJH – with better script and storyline
    YEH – JJH – well, maybe Goong 2 where they have babies
    YEH – GY (my absolute pair) – well, they can rock every genre

    I also love HHJ and LSG to act together again. Really love them in Brilliant Legacy. And SHK and rain again will not hurt. They r just adorable..

  31. Lee sang yoon and Gu hye sun! Angel eyes just ended and i cant get enough of it. I want them in another project. Onscreen chemistry was off the charts.

  32. Definitely Kim tae hee & song seung heon!!please god drama..i’m dying to see them again!!!they are really such an adorable couple and way too cute together!!!
    And maybe the other cute couple from BOF, Kim bum & Kim so eun??anyone??

  33. 1.ha ji won & lee seung gi
    2.lee sang yoon & gu hye sun
    3.lee sang yoon & ha ji won
    4. Ha ji won & her partner before in duelist (forgot his name)

  34. God I was squealing about the Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook reunion because I LOVEEEED My Girl and yes I’m disappointed by the script with HK but their sizzling hot chemistry keeps me hooked

    I’m voting for a.) a third reunion with a cute romcom (yes I am shameless but I don’t care) or b.) marriage between the two

  35. Hwang jung eum and Joo Sang WOok please….. I want a rom com for them! their tragedy love’s story in Giant makes me want a another repeat pairing for them, I love them alot as a couple…. This time with happier scene.. just like Eric Moon and Jung Yum Mi, unfinish bussiness!

    • plus… another So Ji Sub – Im So Jung pairing..
      I want them to star in a rom com!

      But since Im SO Jung it’s so hard to get into small screen project… I will be welcome if it’s on a big screen.. A HOT KISS required

  36. want another drama for kim hyun joong and jung so min… love them both and they do have a good chemistry… i wish before khj go to military service…pleaseeeee

  37. I wish Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye can be reunited. They are my favorite Korea drama and I just be a fan of GYEH. If it be come true, I am very happy to cry out and thanks a lot to GYEH couple and their producer.

  38. I would like to see moon chae won and joon ki in another drama .nice guy was amazing I hadn’t seen a chemistry like theirs so far.

  39. I want Jung So Min and Kim Hyun Joong please another roncom drama…they are prefect match, great chemistry. I prayed hard they come back together again. Dear God please hear me 🙂

  40. song seung hyun and song hye go
    won bin and song hye go
    lee junki and shin min ah with some MORE chemistry
    oguri shun and ishihara satomi
    joe cheng and ariel lin
    ming dao and chen qiao en!
    so ji sub and kim hyun joo

  41. I love all of ur reunion OTPs Ms K but really i’am really hoping .for another drama for Lee Boom Suh and Yoona coz i died a thousand times for that hateful ending of PMI. Maybe a sequel though its still too early… just hoping…………

  42. Love this post and the discussion!

    The fact that SSH and KTH didn’t decide to do a series of films or dramas together baffles me. Their acting level matches, as well as their sense of style and humor.

    But the reunion we all need to calm our hearts is Rain and GHJ who deserve a REAL happy ending SOMEWHERE in the drama universe.

  43. omg i didn’t know there’s a drama with junki and nam sangmi. omgomgomg i love tbdaw sooooo much <3 i'm so going to watch this. kthxbye.

  44. Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo Jin – in a rom-com, they did the tear-jerker “Thank You”
    Kim Sunah and Hyun Bin
    Hyun Bin and Kim Sunah
    Sam Soon and Sam Sookie


  45. Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye from Sweet 18! And just for kicks, a Taiwanese version: Mike He and Rainie Yang please! Or at least make Kingone the leading man, just for once.

  46. Here’s my list to share, in no particular order:
    1) Jae Hee & Han Chae Young – Delightful Girl Chun Hyang
    2) Kim Bum & Kim So Eun – Boys over Flowers
    3) Lee Seunggi & Shin Min Ah – My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
    4) Jang Dong Gun & Chae Rim – All About Eve
    5) Rain & Song Hye Kyo – Full House
    6) Joo Won & UEE – Ojakgyo Brothers
    7) Song Joong Ki & Min Hyo Rin – Triple
    8) Jerry Yan & Barbie Hsu – Meteor Garden
    9) So Ji Sub & Kim Hyun Joo – Glass Shoes
    10) Kim Hyun Joong & Jung So Min – Playful Kiss
    11) Gong Yoo & Lee Min Jung – Big
    12) Jung Kyung Ho & Lee Min Jung – Smile You/Smile Honey
    13) Joe Cheng & Ariel Lin – It Started with a Kiss
    14) Lee Bum Soo & Yoona – Prime Minister & I
    15) Jason Hsu & Joe Chen Qiao En – 100% Señorita/Twin Sisters
    16) Shota Matsuda & Aki Nishihara – Hana Yori Dango
    17) Park Hae Jin & Choi Yoon Young – My Daughter Seo Young
    18) Song Il Gook & Song Ji Hyo – Jumong/Crime Squad
    19) Ji Jin Hee & Lee Young Ae – Dae Jang Geum
    20) Ryu Soo Young & Park Sun Young – 18 vs. 29
    21) Yoon Jung Hoon & Lee Young-ah – Vampire Prosecutor
    …and these last two pairs were never in dramas, just saw them paired up in Running Man…Kang Gary & Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook & Han Ji Min…

    I honestly have lots of drama couples to write with but it might fill up the whole comments page and some I still have to remember first so these would be all for now…:D

  47. Won Bin and Song Hye Kyo – Endless Love
    Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won – Nice Guy
    Cha Tae Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun – My Sassy Girl
    So Ji Sub and Im Su Jeong – Sorry, I Love You
    And love the couple you’ve said before, Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Suk (MSOAN), Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Jin Hoon(Goong),Ha Ji Won and Jo In Sung (MoB)

  48. My list of OTPs I want to have a reunion:
    1. Won Bin and Song Hye Kyo of Endless Love – Since they were paired up in a heavy drama and not ended up together, a unique rom-com drama for them as the main leads is the best. Something like My Love from the Star.

    2. Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye of You’re Beautiful – a more mature rom-com drama for them.

    3. Joo Ji Hoon and Yoon Eun Hye of Princess Hours – I want them to do the Princess Hours Part 2.

    4. Park Hae Jin and Yoo In Na of MLFTS – They’re so cute together. I was so disappointed when their love story in MLFTS ended up in “Friendzone”. I want them to star in a drama where they will become the main leads.

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