Who doesn’t like a classic meet-cute moment? On a seemingly mundane day, a boy meets a girl, sparks immediately start flying, and just like that, both their lives are changed forever. Isn’t that the most romantic thing? Whether the characters start off as friendly strangers or instant enemies, meet-cutes never fail to provide us with the tingling excitement we feel as we wish for our own romantic meet-cute IRL.
Beyond the most iconic rom-com films we know, our favorite K-dramas also bring to some kilig-worthy meet-cutes we could never forget! While waiting for your own sweet encounter to happen, here are eight meet-cutes from K-dramas to give you all the feels.
8 of the Most Swoon-Worthy K-Drama Meet-Cutes
1. Crash Landing on You
Crash Landing on You’s meet-cute is the kind that crosses boundaries—literally! What are the chances that a rich CEO going parasailing will be blown by a tornado to a territory where she meets the most handsome man in uniform? But here’s the catch: It’s forbidden land for her and she has to go back right away without getting noticed!
2. The King: Eternal Monarch
A king riding a white horse on the street is not a common sight to see in fictional shows. However, police officer Jeong Tae Eul had no time to be mesmerized by his royal presence because she had to put the commotion under control. But how can she not be stopped in her tracks when he was looking at her like he’s been searching for her in every universe?
3. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Picture this: A girl who just lost her job visits a seaside province to unwind but her shoe gets swept into the ocean by a big wave. Good thing it was a lucky day for her because a resident surfer was there to help her retrieve it.
I think we can all agree that going through a breakup is not necessarily an enjoyable experience.Yu Na Bi was having one of those days and her chosen coping mechanism was to drink the pain away. But she wasn’t expecting an attractive man to suddenly sit beside her, thinking she was his blind date.
5. Uncontrollably Fond
Ah, some good old high school romance. It all starts with the school heartthrob who rejects every girl’s confession because he is laser-focused on his goal to be a lawyer. One night in the library, he gets confronted by a girl whose friend he rejected. They banter, exchange mean comments, and give each other death threats. Who would’ve thought that they would eventually fall in love?
6. While You Were Sleeping
A prosecutor who just moved in was shooed away by his grumpy neighbor when he tried to give rice cakes—a popular tradition in South Korea. On another day at the bus stop, a girl accused him of hitting on her and he thought her embarrassed face was adorable. But when she spoke again, he realized that the girl at the bus stop was his grumpy neighbor!
7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Kim Bok Joo is a star athlete in weightlifting while Jung Joon Hyung is from the university’s swimming team. One day, as Bok Joo was walking with her friends while eating sausage, Joon Hyung almost bumped into her with his bike. Seeing a weightlifter and a swimmer fight over a wasted piece of sausage is just so adorable in its own unique way!
8. My Love From the Star
Another K-Drama couple that started off on the wrong foot is Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Jun. Song Yi, the country’s most popular celebrity, goes home and releases some stress by singing her heart out in the bathroom. Min Jun, her neighbor next-door, complains about the noise. Song Yi doesn’t take it well and bickers with her neighbor. The next day, she goes to school and sees her neighbor—who is also her professor.
* This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.