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HwanSung: The Best Kdrama Couple of 2009

What’s the best way to get over the JoongBo heartbreak?

Watch Brilliant Legacy and gush over Hwan and Eun Sung (Lee Seung Gi and Han Hyo Joo).

The last time I was this crazy over a Kdrama couple was with Han Gyul and Eun Chan in Coffee Prince. And that was a long long time ago. God, I’m so overly glad that I decided to watch this brilliant drama and got to know this cute couple. Or else I’ll still be bawling my eyes right now thinking of JoongBo.

Hwan and Eun Sung’s chemistry was amazing. Honestly, I was initially rooting for Jun Se to hook up with Eun Sung. I’m a sucker for those princely, unbelievably good guys in dramas. But come episode 10, ohmyeffingod, I totally jumped ship. I’ve been all for Hwan since then. Sparks were all over the place whenever they had a scene together.

I love how their story progressed. Yes, theirs was cliche-ridden. The bad guy falls for the innocent, pure-hearted girl. But still, watching them was insanely amusing. (Jun Pyo and Jandi’s chemistry can’t even compare. Sorry BOF fans out there.)

I love their banters, their emo moments, how Hwan first saw Eun Sung as a woman, thinking about her, caring for her, worrying about her, how Eun Sung slowly developed feelings for him, their first kiss, their first hug, their first date, the first time Hwan held Eun Sung’s hand, and the promise that Hwan will wait for her.

Now those unforgettable moments have reduced me to the giggly, avid HwanSung shipper that I am today.

Here are some of their sweet moments in the drama…


This was the moment that started it all. Hwan seeing Eun Sung in a short dress in episode 10. His expression here was priceless. Cupid so shot him in the butt.


This was the first time Hwan said sorry to anyone. At 27, the proud and arrogant heir of Jin Sung Foods have never uttered any form of apology. But he finally said it to Eun Sung who blamed him for making her lose her younger brother, Eun Woo.



Hwan was again affected by Eun Sung’s proximity. This scene was superbly amusing as Hwan easily forgot that he was supposed to hold the flyer in order for Eun Sung to put a tape on it. But her being so close to him made him lose all sensible thoughts as he stared at her back looking all dumbstruck.


I never thought Hwannie could be this caring. He was so sweet to think of placing  another bench to let Eun Sung rest comfortably and putting the plant near her  in order to shade her from the sun. I had this creepy smile on my face the moment he stared at her, probably transfixed as to how beautiful she looked while sleeping. Unfortunately, Jun Se witnessed this love gesture. Bad news for him.


This scene is just too cute for words. I love love the way both of them acted so tense, how Hwan looked so alarmed by Eun Sung’s touch, and how Eun Sung seemed so conscious.


Hwan saved Eun Sung from an approaching truck. I know this is a must for most Kdramas but still, I gotta love Seung Gi for his superb acting here. I love the way he pulled her to save her only to push her from his body a moment later. Eun Sung can effortlessly drive him mad. 


Hwan on top of Eun Sung. Ooh, the sexual tension! What a pity Eun Sung didn’t take advantage of a drunk Hwan. Haha.


I applaud Hwan for being such a subtle flirt in this scene! He made his driving as an excuse just so Eun Sung can feed him ddukbokgi. Clever, I must say.


This was just one of those scenes where I wished Hwan was a real person and truly glad that I wasn’t Seung Mi. Just imagine how you would feel if you saw the person you love caring for another girl when he was supposed to take care of you? Too bad Eun Sung didn’t notice how Hwan was so focused catching the drops of water so her head wouldn’t get wet.


Their first hug. Aaww. Hwan wanting to hug for a moment longer totally melted my heart. 


This was such a precious moment for HwanSung. This was the first time that Eun Sung openly showed affection for Hwan, telling him that he’s not a useless person and giving him a tight hug. It could’ve been perfect if Hwan had hugged her back. Notice Jun Se in the background?


They probably felt the electricity too. Haha. They looked like they want to kiss each other but they can’t because Halmoni was beside them. And I badly wished that I had the power to enter the TV screen just so I can instruct them to kiss already.


Their first date. I was honestly cheering for Hwan when he decided to hold Eun Sung’s hands tightly. And the way he looked somewhat shy doing it.


I was screaming like crazy watching this. They looked like high schoolers in love. I always have this thing for holding hands scenes. So cute. I like how they looked so contented, happy, and in love in this.



Who didn’t love this scene? I was glad Eun Sung was the first one to say ‘saranghae’ even if it was just a whisper. And loved it even more when she made her feelings clearer by kissing Hwan.

But no matter how incredibly sweet these scenes were, I still have my top 5 HwanSung moments that just made me love this couple even more…

Here they are…

5. The Bus Scene : Too much proximity


This scene reminded me of a scene in Coffee Prince where Han Gyul and Eun Chan were enjoying each other’s presence inside the crowded train. Only this time, Hwan had such conflicting emotions. He looked pissed off but at the same time bothered by Eun Sung’s closeness. He was probably torn between wanting to push her away and wanting to protect her from the perverts in the bus.

4. Why Can’t I Worry About You?


I totally fell in love with Hwan here. He was acting every bit of that overly worried boyfriend. Him asking “Why can’t I worry about you?” was his indirect way of telling Eun Sung that he likes her. Eun Sung got the message too as she was acting quite shocked when she entered her room, reminiscing the moments that she had with him.

3. The Promise of Waiting


Could this scene get any more romantic? Honestly, I thought Eun Sung would be hit by a car.(blame it on those overly tragic Kdramas) I was really praying so hard to let her reach Hwan. Thankfully, the scriptwriter is a believer in happy endings, so we all got to see Eun Sung ask Hwan to wait for her until she completes her studies in the US. Of course, Hwan being the patient boyfriend that he was, said yes. (And I kept smiling like a loony watching them hug like that). 

2. HwanSung smooches



Never mind that Eun Sung’s nose looked ugly in their first kiss. Never mind if Hwan’s cheeks were puffy (blame Hyo Joo’s hands) the second time they kissed. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them suck face.  Their kisses were so unlike those typical close-mouthed kisses we usually see in Kdramas. I could really feel the love Hwan and Eun Sung have for each other in these scenes.

1. The Confession


I lost count how many times I pressed the rewind button of my DVD player just to watch this scene over and over. I love the moment Eun Sung hid from Hwan, how he turned around to find her (knowing that she was hiding), the moment he confessed his feelings, and Eun Sung’s struggle to give excuses why they shouldn’t be together…

 This was Hwan’s confession…

“Don’t do anything with Jun Se. Don’t run a cruise restaurant with him. Don’t go anywhere with him. Just stay by my side…”

And being the sappy girl that I am, wanted Eun Sung to hug him and kiss him like there’s no tomorrow. But of course, she decided to just build up the angst of this drama and told him that there were too many people in between them… But Hwan knew that she also likes him when he saw her wearing the necklace he gave her, chased her on the hanging bridge, and followed his confession with this…



“Why do those people matter? When I believe you, when I like you, when I want to have you…”

I have to applaud Eun Sung for having the strength to push Hwan away. Because if I were her, I would just choose to melt in Hwan’s


For those of you who haven’t watched this drama yet, watch it now or you’ll be missing something great. In my opinion, Brilliant Legacy is the best drama  this year and will remain as one of my most-loved dramas of all time. Hwan and Eun Sung’s love story is one of the most inspiring I’ve seen in my history of watching Kdramas.

I wish Seung Gi and Hyo Joo will get the chance to work again in a series someday. I love seeing them together. And it also won’t hurt seeing them hook up for real. Haha.


Aren’t they adorable???


JoongBo Update

This is a terrible week for all Joongboers out there.

1. Hyun Joong was asked about Hwang Bo by the Malaysian Press and his answer was…

It’s a variety show, we didn’t really get married. Hope you guys won’t misunderstand. We are still good colleagues. And hope you guys won’t mix up variety show and real life together. We are each doing our work and each living our lives.”

Here’s a video of his interview…

-Okay, Hyun Joong I get it. You don’t need to sound so defensive. lol. Why do I get this vibe that they don’t want to do anything with each other? So unlike AnSol and the Ant Couple. When they were asked if they still keep in contact, Andy was quick to answer that they send messages once in a while and the Ant Couple admitted that they shopped together. But when it comes to JoongBo, they always give  the we- should -move- on- JoongBo- is -old- news answer. They shared 7 blissful months of pretend marriage. Why is that so hard for them to remember???

2. Hwang Bo finally gave a direct answer about keeping in contact with Hyun Joong

-And it’s a NO.  She was asked by Suju members in their radio show last weekend.

Here’s a translation of their conversation…

SJ asked hwangbo whether she still kept in touch with hyunjoong
HB: no, he’s already been a super star now, definitely has no time to stay in touch
SJ:We can help you to get his number
HB: I know his number, but it seems that he has changed it..
SJ:Let us help you to get it
HB: I’ve already known that….

-Sigh. This is sad. And here I am, hoping that they still talk once in a while. I don’t really get why they can’t just stay friends if they do not want to be romantically involved. But Hwang Bo’s answer was confusing. Does she know Hyun Joong’s new number or not? And why am I reacting violently??? Haha.

3. Hyun Joong was diagnosed with Swine Flu

-I’m praying for his speedy recovery. Contrary to what people know, swine flu isn’t that really serious now. All you need is tamiflu and a good rest. But I guess in Hyun Joong’s case, overexhaustion just aggravated his condition. I heard he is being quarantined in a hospital in Tokyo for 2 weeks or up to a month. Poor him. He’s supposed to get his award for best actor in the Seoul Drama Awards on the 11th. Times like these make me want to tell him to get a caring girlfriend as soon as possible. This guy seriously needs some tender loving care.

4. Hwang Bo updated her cyworld

She has written this on her diary…

Please leave me a message of cheer~
Press (02)141
PO Box 816-0816

And posted this picture…

The words at the top say, “I think about you. I always think about you.” It’s from Arisong.

-Her post is free for interpretation. In my opinion, it is related to what’s happening to Hyun Joong. She seems depressed. Fighting Hwang Bo! Hyun Joong will be okay soon. He’ll be back to his healthy and hot self in no time. I guess it’s comforting to know that although she no longer keeps in contact with him, she still cares about him.

It’s Nice To Be….


Omigod. I missed blogging so much. And I decided to end the hiatus today.

So, am I not the brokenhearted Joongboer now? What do you think? Hehe.

I’m okay now. I’m okay seeing Hyun Joong’s face on my monitor. I’m more than okay seeing his hot self again. Haha. And I can now smile whenever I see a JoongBo pic. That’s a good thing right???

So, when I took a much needed JoongBo break, I learned that….

1. Hwang Bo posted Hyun Joong’s and Young Saeng’s songs on her cyworld

-I gathered that it was her form of support for the two guys. Some have pointed out that she posted it days following that HK hoolabaloo. And all I can say is that she’s really an angel. I think that crappy news was a non-issue to her and that was her discreet way to tell the fans to put the issue to rest. Hyun Joong is a such a lucky guy to know someone like her. I think that he’ll never meet someone as kind and supportive like Hwang Bo.

2. Hwang Bo’s Arisong Performance

-Her outfit improved. I’m digging the black sexy outfit more than the hooker getup that she donned in the past. I bet she’s making many men have massive nosebleeding by strutting her hot stuff again. (Did I just say hot stuff?!)

3. SS501 in China Fanmeet

The boys are back being their busy selves again. And Chinese JoongBoers were in full force during the fanmeet. Hyun Joong was asked about his ideal woman.Again. The fans got the same answer from him : A woman in white one-piece dress with a big hat and sitting under a tree. He prefers the woman to chat with him like a friend. ( I gotta lol at this one. So specific.)

4. SS501 in Malaysia

-Some lucky JoongBoers got to see him practicing some dance moves in one of the secluded corners of the airport. Cute! Although some reported that he looked sick. And almost fainted again. What’s with this guy and all his fainting spells? He really should get a girlfriend soon so someone can really take care of him.

5. Hyun Joong won as Most Popular Male Actor in the Seoul Drama Awards

I’m a fan of Hyun Joong but not exactly of his acting skills. I think that he still has a long way to go to be really called an actor. He was one of the major reasons why watching BOF was so cringe-worthy. But still, this is good news. I just hope that I’ll no longer see that deer-caught- in- the -headlights acting of his in the future.


It’s nice to talk about them again although this blog will no longer be exclusive to JoongBo news and spazzes. I’ll be writing a lot of other stuff soon. Stay tuned. 🙂


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