Welcome back to the return of Kpopmap’s heartwarming series, The Romantic Choice! Through this series, we take a look at the most swoon-worthy, serotonin-boosting scenes from currently airing/completed K-Dramas, movies, or music videos. Our goal? To bring your body’s romantic cells to life in three scenes or less.
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This week’s romantic pick comes from the wildly popular and recently concluded K-Drama, “Intensive Romance Course”. The tvN drama stars the ever-so-talented Jeon DoYeon It is Jung Kyung Ho as its main clues. The series depicts the story of former national athlete Nam HaengSeon (Jeon DoYeon) and math instructor Choi ChiYeol (Jung KyungHo). The two meet and, overcoming various obstacles and traumas, begin to fall in love.
After scouring the entire K-Drama land, we couldn’t resist reliving this scene ASAP. The scene we are talking about comes from the end of the drama. So if that’s not warning enough, let’s repeat it one more time.
Warning: spoilers ahead!
Ahead of our romantic pick of the week, everything for our two main leads seemed to be calming down. HaengSeon’s sister had her epiphany and left, Nam HaeYi (YoonSeo’s spirit) was recovering and went back to school, and Choi ChiYeol was coming to terms with the reality of his longtime assistant, Ji Donghui (Shin Jae Ha).
But those moments of relief usually don’t last long because a drama has to be, well, a drama! ChiYeol comes face to face with Hong HyeYeon (Bae Yoon Kyung), their blind date at the start of the series. The two decide to have a nice chat over coffee. And while they have an innocent conversation full of closure and no romantic feelings, a random passerby is shown recording their exchange and immediately posts it online. What follows is a flurry of comments expressing their support for the ChiYeol and HyeYeon duo.
Now, in any other drama, this could be a sign of trouble for average couples, but our two leads see this as a golden opportunity. After consulting with one of her employees, ChiYeol goes out to buy rings and after watching the viral video, HaengSeon disappears from her shop with a similar idea.
Things were looking dicey for a moment and many, including us, were wondering what crazy thing could happen with the end of the drama so close. Will there be a relationship defining fight? Will they break up just to get back together? So many different scenarios popped into our heads that we were dizzy with anticipation.
Fortunately, the action quickly picks up again, with Choi ChiYeol making it to the Nation’s Best Banchan first. Then, a few moments later, HaengSeon returns as calm as ever. Our nervous male lead tries his best to offer a hasty explanation of what happened. His words were full of sincerity and desperation to keep Nam HangSeon by his side at all costs. But before he could finish, our eternal female protagonist interrupts with the phrase “Let’s get married”.
ChiYeol was completely taken aback by HaengSeon’s sudden proclamation, but regained her composure quickly, leading to one of the sweetest scenes in the series: a double proposal. The couple brings two pairs of wedding rings and confesses their desire to be together for the rest of their lives. This situation is not unheard of, but it is a rarity nonetheless. The amount of butterflies felt from this scene alone was more than enough to make it our Romantic Pick of the week!
the happily ever after
What makes this scene so endearing isn’t just the fact that the two ended up proposing. It’s thinking about how they got to this point that makes us cry. They started the series completely at odds with one another. But watching their relationship grow and evolve offers a cathartic release, providing us with the belief that love is really and absolutely out there. They truly embodied the title of this series, learning love from scratch, going through a fast-paced romantic course, and becoming a couple we’ll likely keep talking about for weeks to come.
What was your favorite scene from “Crash Course In Romance”? Let us know in the comments!