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The Ultimate Guide to the New K-Drama Couples to Look Forward to (2021-2022)

Which pairing are you most excited about?

2021 is almost over, and yet K-dramaland still has more exciting pairings in store for fans all over the world. There are already confirmed tandems for next year, too! 


This year, K-drama fans were treated to a number of memorable on-screen couples, among them Song Joong-ki and Jeon Yeo-been from Vincenzo, Song Kang and Han So-hee from Nevertheless, and Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a from Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha


We’ve listed the best K-drama couples this year so far, and now, we’re updating you on the Korean actors and actresses who are working on new dramas or are in talks for a new series. 


Rowoon and Park Eun-bin’s new KBS2 historical romance series, The King’s Affection, just dropped on Netflix. In the series, Park Eun-bin is Lee Hwi, the female twin of the crown prince who’s been abandoned and thrown out of the palace but later disguises herself as the crown prince when her brother passed away. Rowoon, on the other hand, is Jung Ji-un, a man from a noble family who serves as the crown prince’s teacher. 



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On October 23, the Gianna Jun and Ju Ji-hoon starrer, Jirisan, is set to be released. This mystery/fantasy/action series from tvN follows the story of an experienced national park ranger (Gianna Jun as Seo Yi-Gang) and a rookie ranger (Ju Ji-hoon as Kang Hyun-Jo) as they unveil the secrets of the mountain.




Lee Do-hyun and Im Soo-jung headline tvN’s 15th anniversary special offering, Melancholia, which will be released on November 3. In this drama, their characters, math genius Baek Seung-yoo and math teacher Ji Yoon-soo, respectively, will work together in uncovering scandals and corruption in private high schools in Gangnam. 



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Next to be released this November 5 is tvN’s thriller series Happiness with Park Hyung-sik as Jung Yi-Hyun, a detective, and Han Hyo-joo as Yoon Sae-Bom, a member of a special police squad. Together, they face a crisis in a high-rise apartment that’s been sealed off.


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Ok Taecyeon and Kim Hye-yoon’s historical comedy series with tvN, Royal Secret Inspector Joy, is set to be released on November 8. In the series set in the Joseon dynasty, Taecyeon is Ra Yi-eon, a 6th grade public service worker and gourmand-turned-royal secret inspector, while Kim Hye-yoon is Kim Jo-yi, a passionate, realist woman who wants to divorce her mama’s boy, gambling addict husband.



SBS’ romance K-drama Now, We Are Breaking Up, stars Song Hye-kyo as Ha Young-Eun, the team leader of a fashion company’s design department, and Jang Ki-yong as Yoon Jae-Kook, a freelance photographer. It’s set to premiere on November 12, and had just revealed a “mood teaser” that makes us look forward to it all the more.


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Another much-awaited series is that of Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, JTBC’s Snowdrop, which mixes genres of satire, melodrama, dark comedy, and romance. It features Jung Hae-in as Im Soo-ho, a college student who was raised in Germany and has a secret, and Jisoo as Eun Young-ro, a college student who falls in love with Soo-ho at first sight. The series, set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement, will premiere this December.



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Check out the gallery below to read more about the K-drama couples that will (or might!) come our way:



Which among these K-drama couples are you looking forward to the most?


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