Day 4: Your Best Couple

28 Jan

This topic is too ambiguous for our liking. What does ‘best’ mean anyway? As rabid OTP shippers this question is hard. We could be here for hours, rambling endlessly about OTPs that we love. As a result we decided that we’d discuss a OTP that is unlikely to win any ‘best’ categories but nevertheless they were a couple that had us hooked from start to finish and never have we wished for a HEA for any OTP as much as we did for them.

Their love was haunting, intense and utterly fascinating to watch. After completing this drama, our expectations for what we classify as a ‘good’ OTP changed drastically. We had seen firsthand what a OTP’s chemistry should be like, how they should look and feel for each other during the good times and most importantly the bad times.  After finishing this drama, we reflected back on earlier dramas and their OTPs and we laughed at how pathetic they were in comparison.

Who are we talking about you ask?

Que Sera, Sera’s Tae Joo and Eun Soo

 Their relationship was damaged, angsty and heartbreakingly compelling. We adored it.

In reflection, this OTP were apart more than they were together but maybe that is why we liked them so much. The writing and acting involved made it easy for us to believe this OTP’s feelings for each other. Therefore watching their longing and angst as they tried to move forward as individuals with other people was completely engrossing because we knew that sooner or later they would just explode and yield to their feelings and boy was that moment GOOOOOOOOOD! If you have seen the scene we’re talking about you know exactly what we mean. If you haven’t, you need to watch this drama ASAP. It’s so worth it.

OH.THE.ANGST!

For us, the couple were connected more on a primal level than anything else. They were completely different from one another but their chemistry was undeniable. She was an innocent and he was a bastard that did whatever he had to for money. However, through the course of the drama she changed him for the better. Don’t get us wrong, it wasn’t a cheesy, miraculous change. He made plenty of mistakes along the way but his feelings for her made him a better man by the end of it.

The way these characters evolved throughout the drama was brilliant, it felt completely authentic.  The issue of character development and changing at the right pace is something that a lot of dramas fail to do successfully. More often than not it feels contrived and rushed, however QSS did a great job in ensuring that they stayed true to the essence of the drama as well as the OTP.

A lot of viewers hated the way the drama handled the OTP’s relationship in the end but we thought it was not only symbolic but also practical. They were far too screwed up and damaged to have worked straight away and frankly we wouldn’t have brought their reunion.

This couple is a standout for us because their feelings were genuine and realistic. They were far from perfect and that is something we can relate to. Also their insane chemistry helped!

If you love a good OTP – this is the drama for you.

Favourite Quote from Que Sera, Sera:

‘Even if we die and rot away, I don’t think my feelings for you will ever change.’

Eun Soo to Tae Joo

Other couples worth mentioning include:

Hana Yori Dango’s Makino and Domyoji, Pasta’s Chep and Yoo Kyung, Mar’s Ling and Qui Luo, Nodame Cantabile’s Nodame and Chaiki, You’re Beautiful’s Tae Kyung and Mi Nam, Coffee Prince’s Eun Chan and Han Kyul, Pride’s Halu and Aki…

Advertisements

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: