It was truly delightful but I do have one problem with it, I must admit. The kiss scene. There is one kiss scene in episode 8 or was it 9? I guess it doesn't really matter anyway, it wasn't a "real" kiss scene, it was an imaginary one. You'll have to watch it for yourself to see what that is all about. The next actual kiss isn't until the end of the 15th episode. I believe I heaved a huge sigh & muttered/grumbled, "Well, it's about time!"
And even then it wasn't the greatest kiss I'd ever seen. Of course, I had waited so long for that one measly kiss I was still grateful for it, but come on!! Disney Princesses get better kisses than some of the kisses you see in K-Dramas. Which made me think of my favorite kiss scenes & the ones that I think could use a 'do-over'.
Now, I can't put all of them in this one post...if you've taken the time to go to the 'Unnie Page' up above, then you know that I have quite the extensive list of dramas, that I have had the privilege & joy of watching, over the last year. So trying to put all of my favorites into one post would be ridiculous. I'm actually going to just show you my top 5 Favorite K-Drama Kiss Scenes & let you know that if you haven't watched these dramas, you might want to check them out. After all, nothing is more frustrating than spending days or weeks sitting through K- Drama misunderstandings, fights, mistakes & tragedy, only to find there is no big 'happily ever after kiss' at the end...You heard me You're Beautiful! I sat through that drama for weeks, only to be seriously disappointed in the ending. It had such potential!
So here are Unnie's Top 5 Favorite SWAK moments:
Hyun Bin & Ha Ji Won's "Wedding Night" Kiss:
Kim Hyun Joong & Jung So Min's "He Loves Her" (in the rain) Kiss:
Lie To Me: (actually there are 2 from this drama)
Kang Ji Hwan & Yoon Eun Hye's "Ice Cream" Kiss:
Lie To Me was not the best written drama, it was kind of predictable & boring, but it also had a lot of light heartedness to it & seriously Kang Ji Hwan looks like an amazing kisser! It was the absolutely mind blowing kissing scenes, you know for a K-Drama, that kept me coming back. Okay it also had to do with an incredibly good looking leading male & his character's habit of doing romance in a BIG way! Like when he's screaming in the middle of the crowd that he loves Yoon Eun Hye's character?!?! Seriously, so romantic. KJH pretty much owned me at that point.
And also from Lie To Me:
"Coca Cola" Kiss:
Flower Boy Ramen Shop:
Jung Il Woo & Lee Chung Ah's "I'm Not Finished Yet" Kiss:
Wowzers was this ever hard. Narrowing down my favorite kisses. I really wanted to include the Goong Kiss & a couple of the 1st Shop of the Coffee Prince kisses as well. But I gave myself a 5 limit & I am sticking to it.
I realize of course that PDA in Korea is really taboo. I also understand that there are a few dramas where the actors are portraying younger kids, (18, 19 & 20 year olds), so they can't show us really drawn out make out sessions. Nor would I want them to. But I really do wish they would stop doing those certain kisses that all of us K-Drama AddiKts love to make fun of. You know the ones!!
Where the heroine's eyes are still wide open (usually in shock -OMO!!! What is he doing?!?!) and all he's doing pushing his lips up to her lips & nothing more. I call it the "Squish Kiss". Because that's all it is, chincha! A squishing together of 2 sets of lips... the same kind of kiss a baby or toddler gives grandma, when she comes for a visit. My family & I even make a sound effect for it & call it the MUAH!!! kiss.
Kind of like this...
What's weird is after I saw this kiss, (which is the first kiss in Playful Kiss - don't worry My Hyun-y totally makes up for it later on, hubba hubba), I had the exact same look on my face & was thinking probably the same thing Oh Ha Ni is thinking in this scene.
"What the heck kind of pathetic cold fish kiss is this crap?!?! My goldfish kisses better than this dude! Step up the game!" And yeah he totally stepped up the game.
There are lots of K-Dramas that deliver the goods but there are a lot of K-Dramas that you sit through all the drama, crying, hardships & misunderstandings; waiting for that light at the end of the tunnel, only to find a sign posting, instead, that reads:
"We're sorry. But due to the economy being so bad, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off."
And you feel cheated. You feel even more frustrated. You feel like you were robbed of the last 16 - 20 hours of your life! And by gum you want those hours back & now! Whew! Deep breath Unnie. It's ok. You have to let it go. You have to forgive & forget the writers/directors/producers of "You're Beautiful".
Okay I have refocused & centered myself. I am all about moving on now. Don't mind the twitching eye, it will calm down again as soon as King 2 Hearts comes back tomorrow night, supposed to be a good kiss...so excited! I HEART Lee Seung Gi, in case I haven't mentioned that...in the last 5 minutes.
But I want to know. What drama(s) did you invest your time, energy & heart into only to have that moment at the end where you were trying to decide if; killing a writer, who wrote such a lousy ending, would really be punishable in your country? Surely the judge would understand, right? And/or what drama(s) have your favorite humdinger kisses. So leave us the list in the comments or on FB or on Twitter & let us know where you stand on the SWAK ending.
Looking forward to this week's episodes of K2H & RTP??? So are we!! Look for our take/reviews in our Dramatic Friday Review this Friday morning. Until then, don't forget to leave your Fav Kiss or Least Fav Kiss moments on this here post... Down there ... You know.... In the comments box....
**For those that don't know SWAK stands for "Sealed with a Kiss"**