Mortals and Mythical Beings: Favorite Couples from Fantasy K-Dramas

Whenever you’re tired of the hardships of the human world, K-dramas always offer a good escape from reality. This Valentine weekend, we list down our favorite K-drama couples who proved that the mortal world and the supernatural can co-exist. Let us know if your favorite couple(s) are in our picks!

Sunny and Grim Reaper (Goblin)

It’s the team-up that surpassed the drama’s broadcast and created a follow-up that’s fluffy and light – a total opposite of their first onscreen romance. Sunny (Yoo In-na) and Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) proved that love can make even the god of death can heal his own wounds.

Cha Dae-woong and Miho/Gildal (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho)

A fun romance mixed with forced proximity. An immature boy catches the attention (and affection) of a cursed nine-tailed fox. If you want light romance this Valentine’s Day, this one’s for you.

Lee Yeon-seo and Kim Dan (Angel Last Mission: Love)

A story of an abusive, ballerina who has never believed in love and a carefree angel whose mission is to find true love for her – a perfect mix of two hurt individuals who healed through finding each other.

Cheon Song-yi and Do Min-joon (My Love from Another Star)

Throw in a haughty Hallyu superstar and a jaded alien in a romantic comedy and you’ll be surprised by how much entertainment can be derived from it! It’s a modern classic by two of K-ent’s biggest *stars* and a must-watch gateway drama for all ages.

Tak Dong-kyung and Myul Mang (Doom at Your Service)

Park Bo-young is a web novel editor who is diagnosed with brain cancer and learns that she only has three months to live. Because of her distress, she made a drunken wish to destroy the world. Enter Seo In-guk, a personified “doom” who is now at the service of fulfilling her wish. Interesting, right?

Lee Dam and Shin Woo-yeo (My Roommate is a Gumiho)

Another webtoon-based drama that used forced proximity as the main trope and succeeded. Dam and Woo-yeo’s love story was straightforward and sexy at the same time. It’s a light drama that discusses the power of choice as the main reason why most mythical beings (gumihos in particular) want to be humans.

Gu Chan-sung and Jang Man-wol (Hotel del Luna)

A fascinating (but sad) story set in a hotel for deceased souls – a mortal enters the bizarre world of the dead and found love in the process. Jang Man-wol is one of K-drama’s best iconic characters!

Jin Seon-mi and Son Oh-gong (Hwayugi)

A bold take on the age-old Chinese folklore mixed with a Korean twist! Seon-mi (or Samjang) and Son Oh-gong is an unbeatable power duo that fights absolute evil.

Min Sang-woon and Dan Hwal (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls)

A love that can conquer multiple reincarnations –another couple who “saves” the world by fighting monsters and preventing further suffering for their loved ones. This drama is worth the watch if you like the thrills of solving theories and plot twists.

Heo Joon-jae and Shim Cheong (Legend of the Blue Sea)

Another folklore-based love story set in the modern world starring K-ent’s best. Jun Ji-hyun as a mermaid is already a must-watch casting choice, but with Lee Min-ho as a lovesick con artist, the drama is just another romantic comedy gold.

Video credits: Youtube/SBS/tvN/KoCowa/TheSwoon/Netflix/Viki/iQiyi

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