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Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin aren't the only ones who enjoy an amazing partnership. Good chemistry is like a breath of fresh air that elevates the viewing experience to a whole other level and these K-drama cast members have definitely got it down pat from reel to real

There’s always an extra burst of sweetness when we see an onscreen friendship that continues into real life. In the past year, we’ve had the privilege of watching several excellent K-dramas, thanks to the sizzling chemistry shown by various actors and cast members.

Below, we highlight the cast members who share an enviable bond even after the curtain falls from some of our favourite K-drama shows.

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Love Alarm Season 2

While Love Alarm features a difficult love triangle between Kim Jojo (Kim So-hyun), Hwang Sun-oh (Song Kang), and Lee Hye-yeong (Jung Ga-ram), there's plenty of playful dynamics off-screen.

It was ranked as one of Netflix's top releases and was renewed for a second season in October 2019. A second season meant that the cast got to spend more time with each other and bond even more. This is evident in how comfortable the main leads are with each other as they joke around behind the scenes.

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Sisyphus focuses on genius engineer Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) and a woman named Gang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) who comes from the future to save him. On-screen, the pair’s teamwork is a delight to watch with Tae-sul’s ingenuity and Seo-hae’s fearlessness perfectly complementing one another.

Off-screen, the actors are adorable as they playfully interact with each other and strike funny poses together in promotional videos. Both actors are known for maintaining friendships made on set and are very friendly with their co-stars. The duo’s chemistry is one of the best reasons to watch the series. 

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Lovestruck in the City

Lovestruck in the City shows Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) and Lee Eun-o (Kim Ji-won) falling in love on the beach and finding their way back to each other after returning to the city. Their chemistry is sizzling and you can almost feel the affection they have for each other when they lovingly gaze at each other.

The actors’ amazing chemistry with previous co-stars is further testament to their acting skills. Although we know they’re acting, their adoring fans can’t help but ship them. 

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Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist centres around five friends (Cho Jung-seok, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myeung, and Jeon Mi-do) who are all doctors working at the same hospital. The close relationship between friends who have been there for each other through thick and thin is also apparent in the actors' off-screen friendship.

In addition to filming the first and second seasons, the group also regularly spent time with each other for band practice. They certainly make it believable that the group has been friends for over 20 years!

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Crash Landing on You

Last but certainly not the least, here is one of the most loved reel-to-real couples in K-Dramaland.

Crash Landing on You tells the love story between North Korean soldier Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin) and South Korean heiress Yun Se-ri (Son Ye-jin). From their bickering to their heartfelt love for one another, their chemistry is simply palpable. Having worked together previously for the movie The Negotiation, the pair had the advantage of already having a friendly relationship and, well, the rest is history.

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Bonus: Space Sweepers

Sure, Space Sweepers is a film, but the cast members are so fun to watch when they are together that we think they deserve an honourable mention.

The movie is about four misfits (Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu, Yoo Hai-jin) who unearth explosive secrets while salvaging space debris in the year 2092. They constantly squabble and have their differences while working and living together on a spaceship, but their family-like chemistry is entertaining to watch.

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