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Netizens look back on Korea’s legendary same-sex couples

Song Joong Ki – Yoo Ah In and Moon Geun Young – Moon Chae Won are the first two same-sex couples to receive the Best Couple award.

Perhaps only in Korea, same-sex couples who do not have an official love relationship are still awarded the Best Couple award.  On a recent online community forum, netizens took a look at the first male – male and female – female couple to be awarded the Best Couple Award in year-end drama awards ceremonies.

Song Joong Ki x Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal – 2010)

Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples

Although not confirmed by the director to have a romantic relationship, Ku Yong Ha (Song Joong Ki) and Moon Jae Shin (Yoo Ah In) made viewers crazy in 2010. Overcoming all male and female couples in another movie, Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In won the Best Couple Award at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards. Many people wish the couple would reunite, but it seems that this will be difficult, as Yoo Ah In is the best friend of Song Hye Kyo – Song Joong Ki’s ex-wife. 

Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples

Moon Geun Young x Moon Chae Won (The Painter Of Wind – 2008)

Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples

In The Painter Of Wind, Shin Yun Bok (Moon Geun Young) disguised herself as a man.  Although Shin Yun Bok has a romantic love story with Kim Hong Do (Park Shin Yang), Yun Bok’s relationship with prostitute Jeong Hyang (Moon Chae Won) is much more popular.  Jeong Hyang doesn’t know that Yun Bok is a woman and has deep feelings for her.  The couple won the Best Couple Award at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards.

Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens look back on Korea's legendary same-sex couples
Netizens left a slew of comment as follows:
  • “Crazy, I love them both…”
  • “Both were really hot at that time”
  • “They set the standards for ‘Best Couple’ awards.”
  • “Wow, what is with Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In? They unexpectedly match so well with each other??? Please do something together again with your current visuals. Both of them are so handsome.”
  • “Legendary.”
  • “I want to re-watch ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ but because of one person, I’m so frickin’ annoyed.”
  • “[Yong-Ha and Jae-Shin] were legendary. It’s now impossible for Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In to meet again right…? 
  • “I can never forget these couples”
  • “Moon Chae Won is so pretty.”
  • “Moon Geun Young also received the ‘Grand Award’ that time. She said her speech while shaking so much.”
  • “It’s a must to watch the swings scene in ‘The Painter of Wind’..”

Source: K14

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