16 Best-Liked Korean Drama Couples Of All Time

There are many great K-drama couples out there but only a few stood out in topping the charts, bagging awards, dominating the most buzzworthy drama actors, as well as creating impact on Hallyu wave as a popular pair.

Here are the 16 best-liked Korean drama couples of all time:

The list is according to the release date of the drama.


1. Hyun Bin + Ha Ji-won | Secret Garden (2010)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 31.4% through SBS
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards


2. Lee Seung-gi + Shin Mina | My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 21.3% through SBS
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards


3. Lee Minho + Park Shin-hye | The Heirs (2013)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 25.6% through SBS
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards


4. Ji Chang-wook + Park Min-young | Healer (2014-2015)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 9.4% through KBS2
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2014 KBS Drama Awards and 2016 Annual Drama Fever Awards


5. Song Joong-ki + Song Hye-kyo | Descendants Of The Sun (2016)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 35.3% through KBS2
Recognition: Most Popular Actor & Actress at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards, Best Couple Award at the 2016 APAN Star Awards and 2016 KBS Drama Awards, Asia Best Couple Award at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards


6. Gong Yoo + Kim Go-eun | Goblin (2016-2017)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 18.6% through tvN
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2017 Annual Drama Fever Awards


7. Park Seo-jun + Kim Ji-won| Fight For My Way (2017)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 12.0% through KBS2
Recognition: Netizen Award and Best Couple Award at the 2017 KBS Drama Awards, Best Couple Award at the 2018 KBS World Global Fan Awards


8. Lee Seung-gi + Bae Suzy | Vagabond (2019)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 13.0% through SBS
Recognition: Best Couple Award at the 2019 SBS Drama Awards


9. Hyun Bin + Son Ye-jin | Crash Landing On You (2019-2020)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 21.6% through tvN
Recognition: #1 Best Drama Couple of 2020 with 94/200 votes according to a survey conducted by Joy News 24, Most Popular Actor & Actress at the 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards, Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


10. Kim Soo-hyun + Seo Yea-ji | It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 7.3% through tvN
Recognition: Best Couple at the 2020 Swoonies’ Choice Awards, AAA Hot Issue Award at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards, Most Popular Actor & Actress at the 2021 APAN Star Awards, #2 Best Drama Couple of 2020 with 32/200 votes according to a survey conducted by Joy News 24


11. Kim Jung-hyun + Shin Hae-sun | Mr. Queen (2020-2021)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 17.3% through tvN
Recognition: Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


12. Song Joong-ki + Jeon Yeo-been | Vincenzo (2021)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 14.6% through tvN
Recognition: Best Couple at the 2021 Swoonies’ Choice Awards, #2 Best Drama Couple of 2021 with 20/200 votes according to a survey conducted by Joy News 24, Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


13. Kim Seonho + Shin Mina | Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 12.6% through tvN
Recognition: #1 Best Drama Couple of 2021 with 103/200 votes according to a survey conducted by Joy News 24, Most Swoonworthy Confession at the 2021 Swoonies’ Choice Awards, Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


14. Lee Junho + Lee Se-young | The Red Sleeve (2021-2022)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 17.4% through MBC
Recognition: Best Couple at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards, Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


15. Choi Woo-shik + Kim Dami | Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 5.3% through SBS
Recognition: Director’s Award at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards, Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors


16. Jung Hae-in + Jisoo | Snowdrop (2021-2022)

Highest Nationwide Viewership Rating: 3.8% through JTBC
Recognition: Top 10 Most Buzzworthy Drama Actors