While Hospital Playlist had many romantic storylines and moments fans enjoyed, the relationship between Lee Ik-jun (Jo Jung-suk) and Chae Seong-hwa (Jeon Mi-do) was astounding to see develop in the Korean drama.
The two characters have been best friends since college. In season 1, fans learn Ik-jun has feelings for Song-hwa.
But Song-hwa is afraid to ruin what they have.
Season 2 The best-friends-turned-lovers trope is often seen in K-dramas, but Hospital Playlist created a more realistic and heartwarming storyline to watch.
Director Shin Won-ho looks back at the romance after the drama’s conclusion. He explains the key was having the characters and fans fall in love little by little.
Fans watched Ik-jun and Song-Hwa fall in love in ‘Hospital Playlist’
Since season 1 of Hospital Playlist, fans have been more than aware of the main characters’ inseparable bond.
But, there was always a different dynamic between Ik-jun and Song-hwa. Song-hwa is the only female character in the friend group but always had a mother-like persona.
As the season developed, Ik-jun and Song-hwa’s storylines start to change.
Ik-jun first admits his romantic feelings toward Song-hwa in season 1 in his kitchen.
The scene takes place while it’s raining and perfectly set the stage for them.
They always had a habit of watching the rain together.
But each character always puts their friendship before their feelings, and Ik-jun’s admittance stuns Song-hwa. She remains conflicted over his feelings for her but never outright denies them. Instead, she prefers not to ruin their friendship.
Season 2 is when their story takes the most significant turn.
After the Hospital Playlist hiatus, episode 11 marked the moment friends become lovers. Ik-jun is the victim of an attack and was taken to Yulje Medical Center.
The traumatic events lead Song-hwa to confront her feelings.
Days later, Song-hwa confesses to Ik-jun she would like to give in to their feelings and share their first kiss.
Director Shin Won-ho expresses Ik-Jun and Song-hwa’s key moment had to be realistic
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According to Soompi, Shin elaborated on Ik-jun and Song-hwa’s pivotal car scene in the rain. He explains, “The moment friends become lovers, there are definitely emotions that are difficult to overcome.” The moment was a big stepping stone for Song-hwa. While entirely aware of Ik-Jun’s feelings, it was up to her whether… Brinkwire Entertainment short news.