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Top Eight Most Iconic K-drama Moments of All Time

Fight for My Way
Fight for My Way

It’s normal for K-dramas to come and go. What remains in our hearts are the characters, the OSTs and some of the legendary scenes. Although there are hundreds of moments that you have enjoyed and would love to rewatch again and again, there is just a handful of them that have equally pleased the whole K-drama community. These scenes have given birth to some of the best internet memes of all time which will never fail to make you soft, give goosebumps and laugh out loud. Let’s go through the top eight most iconic moments from the Kdrama world and see if you remember them.

It’s Okay to Not be Okay (2020)

Starring: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji, Oh Jung Se, Park Gyu Young, Jang Young Nam, Kim Chang Wan
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix

It's Okay to Not be Okay

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Among all the hilarious, sassy and epic scenes from the series, ‘It’s Okay to Not be Okay,’ one (or a pair of) scene that will remain unforgettable is the scene where Ku Moon Young expresses her love towards Moon Gang Tae. Well, she was actually shouting her heart out at the boy as he kept on walking away.

“Saranghae.
Saranghae, Gang Tae-ssi. Saranghandago!
Saranghandanikka! Jinjja neomu neomu saranghae!”

 

But what made the scene even more iconic is how she took revenge from Moon Gang Tae in one of the later episodes. Same people, same energy with the roles switched! And the smirk that she gave as soon as she realised how the tables have turned, satisfying enough, right? Even the patients in the hospital commented how he should get admitted there too after watching him yelling. Him losing his patience and recycling all the childish antics that she used at him in the earlier episodes was probably the last thing we spectators had expected to happen. Well, he paid for what he did!

Fight For My Way (2017)

Starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, Song Ha Yoon, Kim Sung Oh, Jin Hee Kyung
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, We Tv, Viki

Fight for My Way

Fight for My Way

Everyone who has watched the series can probably recite that whole set of dialogue exchanges that took place between Choi Ae Ra and Ko Dong Man in episode 13— the most iconic aegyo battle ever! All Ae Ra wanted was to convince Dong Man to quit playing as a professional fighter by playing cute, after seeing him suffering because of his injuries. Little did she expect that Dong Man was a pro in this field as he gave a head-to-head answer to her aegyo. The reactions from his coach as well as his trainer are even more hilarious! While his trainer has no idea what they are trying to do, his coach frustratingly threatens him that he is holding a knife.

 

With those facial expressions of Park Seo Jun, there is no chance the viewers will be able to maintain a straight face while watching that scene. And let’s not forget Ae Ra’s little snarl when Dong Man did his part, poor her!

Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

Starring: Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun, Shin Won Ho, Lee Hee Joon, Shin Hae Sun, Moon So Ri
Total Number of Episodes: 20
Where to Watch: Netflix, We Tv, Viki

Legend of the Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue Sea

We never knew the word ‘disgusting’ could sound so appealing before Lee Min-ho pronounced it in his accent. Yes! I’m talking about that super iconic scene from ‘Legend of the Blue Sea‘ where Heo Jun jae disguises himself as the son of the hospital’s director in order to teach the deputy director a lesson. Dressed as a pop diva having a severe attitude problem, he starts sniffing in distaste pinpointing the source of the awful odour as the mouth of the deputy director.

“Dishgursthing Shet!”

 

His expressions while saying this on repeat and the way he takes off his glasses in order to smell better can never not be funny! And let’s admit it, if you are a K-drama addict and still haven’t watched this series, don’t even call yourself a stan. Keep it to yourself man, that’s embarrassing! Here is the video, have a look yourself.

Descendants Of The Sun (2016)

Starring: Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won, Lee Seung Jun, Seo Jung Yeon
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, We Tv, Viki

Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun

One of my personal favourite scenes of this drama is the beginning of episode 9 when Kang Mo yeon confesses her feelings for Yoo Shi Jin. A unique way to confess your feelings indeed, as her near-death spurred cliff-side confession to Yoo Shin jin starts playing over the army base broadcast system unexpectedly. As she realises the situation, she freaks out and runs towards the room, grabbing her phone and runs away immediately. Well, Shi Jin isn’t someone who can miss such an opportunity and makes use of a shortcut to get back at the embarrassed Mo yeon.

 

Poor Dr. Kang, she just wanted to use music as a soothing and healing balm to the patients who had been injured and rattled by the terrifying earthquake. Make sure not to let anyone else to broadcast your phone’s playlist if you do not wish to experience a similar situation like Kang Mo Yeon.

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Welcome To Waikiki (2018)

Starring: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won, Jung In Sun, Go Won Hee, Lee Joo Woo
Total Number of Episodes: 20
Where to Watch: Netflix, We Tv, Viki

Welcome to Waikiki

Welcome to Waikiki

Don’t even get me started on this. The Gwenchhana scene— no matter how many times you watch it, you are ought to crack up. Most of the funniest moments in the drama have been delivered by the character of Lee Joon ki, who is a struggling and aspiring actor, and this is no exception. As he buys a second-hand car, whom he proudly names as ‘Rebecca, showing sincerity towards his upcoming role in a new drama as a driver, he offers Dong goo and Yoon Ah to let him give them a ride back home. However, the ride ends up making both Dong goo and Yoon Ah flustered and frightened as almost all of the parts of Rebecca turns out to be faulty. The most hilarious part is when Joon ki brushes off Dong goo’s comments on his car as if it is insignificant, with his repetitive “Gwenchana, Gwenchana”. Well, Joon ki is still proud of his Rebecca, but maybe Dong goo isn’t going to trust it again.

 

Goblin: The Lonely and Great God (2016)

Starring: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Yook Sung Jae, Lee El
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Viki

Goblin

Goblin and Grim Reaper

Among many unforgettable scenes from the 2016 K-drama, ‘Goblin: The Lonely and Great God,’ the one that K-drama addicts never let it be old is the iconic walk of Goblin and Grim Reaper as the duo heads to save the Goblin’s bride, Ji Eun Tak from kidnappers. Such a cinematic scene it is! The two of them walking towards the car in the haze, gloriously backlit, in classy black clothes like fashion models with catchy music playing in the background, giving away chills and goosebumps all over our bodies— that’s the kind of entrance we love, isn’t it? And let’s admit it, a K-drama entrance with no slow motion— is it even an entrance?

It was kind of unexpected (and amazing) the way Goblin sliced the car apart like an apple with his water sword and saves the girl in such a dramatic way (it’s a K-drama after all). Although it was supposed to be a chivalric scene, the spectators found it particularly funny with the background music, “Time to say goodbye”.

True Beauty (2020)

Starring: Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo, Hwang In Yeop, Park Yoo Na, Jang Hye Jin, Park Ho San
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Viki

True Beauty: Han Seo jun

True Beauty: Han Seo jun

If there’s an award for “let’s embarrass yourself in front of your crush,” who do you think is going to receive it other than Han Seo-Jun from ‘True Beauty’! All he did was dancing after showering on the song “Okey Dokey” in his leopard-print underwear and an unbuttoned robe but ended up embarrassing himself before Lim Joo Gyung who was visiting his house to give his sister a makeover. What made it even more hilarious is the way he tried to act unbothered at first to hide the awkwardness but screams inside his room as soon as he realises he has made a mess. At least now we know that vibing to any music recklessly thinking you are alone at home is not safe. Thank you Seojun for this warning.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

Starring: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin, Cho Hye Jung, Lee Joo Young
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Viki, We TV

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok joo

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok joo

And this series teaches us how to break K-drama stereotypes in the most realistic and comical way! While Buk-ju thanks Joon-hyung at the roadside for arranging a date for her with his cousin, he suddenly grabs Bok-ju to bring her in front of him as a car advances and splashes a massive wave of water at her. Our male lead literally cowered behind the female lead! Poor Bok-ju, she screams in anger and runs after him through the streets. Eventually, both of them ends up having a cold.

Honourable mention:

“Do you like Messi?”

This is how you flirt with a guy you are interested in. At least that’s how Bok ju thinks! Remember how this turned into an internet meme as the best pickup line sweeping the K-Drama world? Seems like the legacy will continue…

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