If I’ve got only a moment to watch a kdrama, there are certain scenes I watch for a quick hit of kdrama goodness.
Today’s Favorite Scene is the “Man or Alien” Kiss at the end of Coffee Prince episode 10. This was a standout moment for this series both in dialog and the interaction of the two leading actors. I’m touched every time I view this beautiful iconic scene.
Nutshell – Our leading man Han Gyul (Gong Yoo) is torn. He’s attracted to Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye), our leading lady who is pretending to be a man. Han Gyul can’t believe he is attracted to a man. He struggles with this reality and rejects Eun Chan much to her sorrow.
The setup – Han Gyul has just left the coffee shop. While driving he cannot get Eun Chan out of his mind. Eun Chan is in Han Gyul’s heart. Can Han Gyul accept his attraction to a man? Can he accept himself if he acts on his attraction? Can he accept what others will think if he acts on his attraction?
Han Gyul returns to the coffee shop to confront Eun Chun.
Han Gyul enters the coffee shop and stares at Eun Chan. Unnerved she explains she was fixing the chalk mural on the wall.
Han Gyul takes her face in his hands and kisses her. Let me be clear…Han Gyul kisses Eun Chan thinking Eun Chan is a man, not knowing Eun Chan is a woman. Beautiful bold move. Eun Chan is stunned, unable to react. Han Gyu ends the kiss and starts to backs away.
Now Eun Chun takes the initiative and kisses him. Folks, we have active participation by both parties in this terrific kiss.
Unsettled at what they’ve done, they break apart. Now Han Gyul admits his truth to Eun Chun.
Han Gyul: “I’ll say this just once, so listen to me. I like you.”
Han Gyul: “Whether you’re a man, or an alien… I don’t care anymore.”
Han Gyul: “I tried getting rid of my feelings, but I couldn’t… So let’s go, as far as we can go.”
Tears fall from Eun Chun’s eyes. Han Gyul looks to her for the next move. Eun Chun hugs him backing him into the table. Han Gyul gently holds her head while returning her heartfelt hug.
Check out the video of this scene via this link or the embedded video below.