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My Top 5 Asian Drama Love triangles are:
1. Zhi Shu- Xiang Qin - Ah Jin from It Started with a Kiss
Because in every way and form, Ah Jin and Xiang Qin are perfect for each other but Zhi Shu and Xiang Qin are meant to be.
Ah Jin perfectly mirrored everything that Xiang Qin feels for Zhi Shu and yet he also embodied perfectly how feelings can’t be forced and that sometimes, no matter how alike two people can be, love knows no class nor boundaries.
Ah Jin made me feel a deeper appreciation for Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu as an OTP. Sure, he brought on the laughs with his undying devotion for Xiang Qin but he also touched me in a lot of ways with his genuine feelings for her and his sincere desire to see her happy and so even if he is at a loss compared with Zhi Shu in a lot of ways, he is still a love rival that’s worth competing with.
2. Junpyo/Domyouji/Sz - Jandi/Makino/San Cai - Jihoo/Rui/Lei from Boys Over Flowers/Meteor Garden/Hana Yori Dango
In whatever version or form, i guess all of you guys can agree that this love triangle is the quintessential love triangle among all love triangles in the history of Asian Dramas.
After all, both men are at par with each other in terms of looks, wealth and their love for the girl, that there was not one time too many that i went crazy jumping ships during the course of the drama depending on the situation.
If only Jandi/Makino could only have been split into 2 at any point, i would have, so that Junpyo/Domyouji/Sz and Jihoo/Rui/Lei could each get a piece.
Any which way, this was exactly a love triangle wherein whoever the girl ends up with is a total win-win. The reason primarily, why it made me swoon big time because Jandi/Makino/San Cai was living my dream.
3. Chul Seo - Byung Hee - Hee Myung from What’s Up Fox?
One of my most favorite dramas of all times, never have i spazzed as much during jealousy scenes than like how i did with What’s Up Fox?
Perhaps, it was due to the childishness and the pranks that Chul Seo plays on his beloved noona and his eternal rival Doctor Bae or just the fact that Doctor Bae is the perfect foil for everything that Byung Hee thinks that Chul Seo could not give her given their difference in age, but even if she already has the perfect man it’s still the heart that wins out in the end.
4. Hwa Young - Hyun Soo - Kang Hyun - Kyung Hwan in Love, Marriage
Another underrated drama but also one of my most favorite rom-coms ever, this is a little different as i didn’t just love the triangle here, but i absolutely had all these feels for the love square.
These four presented the perfect picture of a break up and a new love and how a broken heart is not necessarily a bad thing.
Seldom do i like a second female leads in drama but Hwa Young is one of those that i really admire. She was never bitchy, never clingy and there were so many times in the course of the drama where she had my complete sympathy because she just seemed so… lonely.
Without Hwa Young and Kyung Hwan i don’t think Hyun Soo and Kang Hyun could have reached their happy ending.
The experiences they have learned from their relationships with them served as lessons that they would take moving on unto their new relationship with each other but more than that, these four left me a lesson that a break up is not necessarily scarring and that a couple can still separate with respect bringing on their journey forward the good memories.
5. Ya Si - Xiao Bei - Er Qi from Magicians of Love
This drama gave me my first taste of heartbreaking second lead syndrome.
In every way and every manner, i was a strong Xiao Bei - Er Qi shipper but Ya Si was the love of Xiao Bei’s life and if Er Qi can make such a big sacrifice of giving her up that had him in tears and me bawling, then who am i to get in the way of fate and destiny?