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The Sungkyunkwan bromance lives on
by | May 30, 2012 | 127 Comments

If there ever was a bromance to end all bromances, it’s hands-down Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s epic sidekick pair, played by Song Joong-ki and Yoo Ah-in. Here they are shooting a commercial campaign, being crazy adorable and keeping the bromance alive. It’s kind of amazing that two years after the drama has come and gone, seeing these two together is still unicorns and rainbows for all, but I guess that’s just a testament to how memorable their characters really were.

I love that true to their Sungkyunkwan characters and their actor personas, Yoo Ah-in attempts to look badass and then crumbles in embarrassment when Song Joong-ki’s like, I’m going to hug you and then we’re going to make hearts with our hands! Ah-in: Noooo! Joong-ki: Yessssss! You’ll see, it will be awesome! Ah-in: I’m going to kill you!


Though Fashion King was a bust, we got a good mashup out of it with Yoochun, but this is the pair we really want to see together, yeah? Thank ye CF gods for the cutexplosion. Hoping for good things for their next projects, but till then…

Let the fanfic fly.

Via Kyung Hyang


127 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ninsarama

    cuuuuuttttteeeeee!!! Song Joongki needs to come out in another drama ASAP!!! I miss him! πŸ™

    • 1.1 aya

      it was reported that his next drama is “Nice Guy”, which is said to air in August.

      He was ok in Sungkyunkwan, but he blew me AWAY in Tree With Deep Roots. The scene with him vs his dad was one of best scene in the drama.

      • 1.1.1 MsB

        And the arrows!! Love Jang but can I say I liked Tree better with the younger set?!

      • 1.1.2 Kiara

        He was my favorite in SKKS but I became a fan-girl after TWDR.
        I’m looking forward to “Nice Guy” and I love his leading lady Moon Cae Won.

      • 1.1.3 megara

        I actually watched SKKS because Joongki’s performance in TWDR was superb <3

    • 1.2 observantzani

      You can always watch his movie, Penny-Pinching Romance while waiting for Nice Guy. :))

    • 1.3 otchosais

      if only there will be SKKS 2 πŸ™‚

      • 1.3.1 lili

        I agree, if only we can only dream about it

  2. Laeah

    Ahhhhhhh it was really the best bromance. In fact, I think it was almost really ROMANCE! πŸ™‚

    • 2.1 Shaista

      I hope it IS romance!!

      • 2.1.1 msim

        I truly, deeply, totally second that.

  3. lena

    i am… in love!! <3

  4. Mystisith

    I confess I have 1 or 2 nice fan MVs of their SKKS bromance on my HD. Very freely edited… And with burning chemistry.
    Both are good actors and deserve to land good projects.

  5. sol

    My heart goes thud!!!

  6. jomo

    Like the good guy bad guy vibe with the white and black.

    Depending on the shot, YAI looks older or SJK does.


    • 6.1 anais

      Mwahahahah! Unabashed much? πŸ™‚
      Luvs it.

    • 6.2 Noelle


  7. mollyp

    omgosh omgosh omgosh. I am so happpppyyyyyyyyyeeeeee. I cant get over the cute. So cute. Makes me sooooo happpeeeeeee. Eeeeeeeeekkkkkk. I had read somewhere they had been awkward after the best couple win, but im so glad the love and cute and geoloh yeo rim dynamic is still there. Ah. Must. Breathe.

    • 7.1 momogi

      that’s what i read too.

      but now they look cute together. aaaawwwww

      i WANT them as my oppa!!!

    • 7.2 Shaista

      Yes they had been awkward before. But SJK came as a surprising guest in YAI’s birthday last year, and I heard since then they became close again ^___^ YAY!

  8. Saima

    Just yesterday I had the most random conversation with my brother. He’s a Man U fanatic and goes on to inform me that Rio Ferdinand hung out with ‘some’ Korean actor. yeah, that boy knows me too well! heeee

    Here’s the pic:


    • 8.1 Saima

      Totally veered off-topic but these two were SO much more interesting than the lead pair.

      • 8.1.1 Arhazivory

        Ahhh~!! Joon Ki. <3

    • 8.2 jomo

      Cute – definitely a “worlds collide” photo!

    • 8.3 Rovi

      I can see 4-pack, LOL I’m so not amusing~! XD

  9. queencircles

    I miss that show.

  10. 10 Abbie

    AHHHHH! So adorable!

  11. 11 sheils

    who else thinks Yoo Ah-In looks a bit like Tae Mu in RTP here?…lol…anyways, I wish there could be an “Joseon F4” reunion in the future=P

    • 11.1 Rika

      Same…I had to do a double take…. I have a really bad taste in my mouth about Tae mu

    • 11.2 Rovi

      you are right, he does resemble “Failed Murderer since 1712” (not mine, Jess’s original idea)

      But yeah, not being annoying, but which Joseon F4 are we specific???
      -SKK Scandal’s Jalgeum Sa’inbang, or
      -Rooftop Ducklings’ Jjoljjor’i Sa’inbang
      (and it’s interesting Chunnie’s part of every F4…group hopper~!!! XD)

      …and I have the gut feeling there would be another Joseon F4 in “Arang”, but that’s a gut feeling…

  12. 12 Noelle

    Omg why so adorable! I want them in a drama together.

  13. 13 jandoe

    Last photo is ten kinds of adorable! So. Cute. FK was batsh*t crazy wreck, so I’m really hoping for better projects for both of em! (together would be cherry on my cake)

  14. 14 moonymeia

    For me, they are THE ROMANCE of Kdramaland.

    • 14.1 diorama

      I second that with both hands up.

      • 14.1.1 moonymeia

        I follow with my legs πŸ™‚

    • 14.2 marisa

      I’ve never shipped so hard for an OTP.

      • 14.2.1 moonymeia

        I know. I didn’t even want Jae Shin to get the girl. Who needs her, he has The Goo Yong Ha!

  15. 15 becca_boo

    Aw that’s cute. I really should watch SS sometime.

  16. 16 rr

    i love sungkyungkwan scandal because of them^^

    • 16.1 MsB

      Me too! Only reason I watched the drama which shall not be named was because of Yoo Ah-In! He so needs a better one next time!

    • 16.2 satsuki92

      I watched SS for them too! their bromance was aweeeeeesome. Was tickled pink when they won the best couple award BUT they totally deserve it. HAHA. how cute are they?!?!?! i love Yoo Ah In’s shy/embarassed behaviour whenever Soong Joong Ki initiates the luff.

  17. 17 mtoh

    Omo, they are adorable…put them together in drama with one lead actress…Will we have bromance?
    of course…haha πŸ˜‰
    Love them πŸ˜‰

  18. 18 Arhazivory

    Those are some great shots. I really want to see them in another project together again. <3

    • 18.1 mtoh

      All here…hahha

    • 18.2 satsuki92

      @Arhazivory me tooooooooooz. or in variety show episode? they would be so so so kewt.

  19. 19 reglest

    So cute…these two.. <3

    • 19.1 mtoh

      Bromace, make hearties happy…

  20. 20 pistachione

    tachy cardia…

    I’ve got an all out smile. really wide smile tl my ears to see them both getting aong well..well I guess it’s true that doing the heart shape with their hands was a bit awkward and funny for YAI and he’s going to kill joong ki will lots of love..weeee

  21. 21 Julyssa


  22. 22 Noemi

    they make me smile πŸ˜€

  23. 23 kirara

    YES! Love the bromance.. Now where’s Yoochun?? He Needs to join this bromance.. I’m sure they wont mind him joining… Ah In and Yoochun can talk about how busy they were when they just finished dramas last week!

    AAAAAh…. SO good. πŸ˜€

  24. 24 Song miri

    Cute :3

  25. 25 ladida

    …From the beanut gallery. OMG, I hadn’t seen that before, dying of laughter. Peanut, be a nut, puns, Korean dramas and puns! Bahahahahaha.

    But back on topic, yes, for me SKKS was basically staring at Park Min Young’s face and hoping these two would get together. (I don’t think I watched that show properly…)

  26. 26 stars4u

    Bromance β™₯

  27. 27 kiki

    LOVE!!!!!! Especially the last picture with the heart hands!!

  28. 28 diamonds


    this is maybe the CUTEST cf ever

    “Yoo Ah-in attempts to look badass and then crumbles in embarrassment when Song Joong-ki’s like, I’m going to hug you and then we’re going to make hearts with our hands! Ah-in: Noooo! Joong-ki: Yessssss! You’ll see, it will be awesome! Ah-in: I’m going to kill you!”

    This GF Comment and The Last Picture

    aw.aw.aw.aw.aw So Adorkable <3

  29. 29 E-Kun

    I love love looooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee this!

  30. 30 Rovi


    BROMANCE at its most finest

  31. 31 Stardust

    Sooooo adorable….. Thanks for my early morning cuteness! Love seeing these two together in another drama.. But one teeny thing is, I get they are trying to get cool guys to buy the camera… But how would it have been if YAI was in white n Joong ki in black? The cameras would have stood out from their bodies lol

  32. 32 crazedlu

    Frigginliggin cuuute!

  33. 33 ravin

    I just started watching old Running Man episodes and Song Joongki is kind of the cutest ever. It would be great to see him in another drama.

    He’d make the best noona killer. For serious.

  34. 34 dee

    hope will see them on drama together again

  35. 35 Grace

    Aw, I love these two together. Whether it be a bromance or a romance, I want MORE!

  36. 36 tiff

    Awwwwwwww superduper cute!!!!!!!

  37. 37 sita

    aaaaaaawww soooo cute πŸ™‚

  38. 38 Aquila

    Wow – I just invested in a mini 25… Yoo Ah In makes me want to buy another one… for totally no reason except that he is cute <3

  39. 39 panshel

    I ship this couple so much! >_<

  40. 40 Reg

    cute!!! especially the last pic where they made a heart shape.. cute of them!!

  41. 41 Ani

    Song Joong-ki’s like, I’m going to hug you and then we’re going to make hearts with our hands!

    Hahahaha. Sooo adorable the both of them. But Imma Running Man fan and I squeal twice as much for Joong-ki. I hope he comes back to Running Man some day and I hope he brings Yoo Ah-in with him. Hee.

  42. 42 Francesca

    BROMANCE resurrection!!! Check out the CF for this ad!

    • 42.1 paula253

      oh it’s adorable seeing it in live action. thank you!

  43. 43 danny

    I have a very honest question about BROMANCE.
    Does Korean girls and Korean boys really like bromance.
    Whne u say BROMANCE, what kind of romance is it,
    like, falling for each other,
    sexually attracted to each other.
    Is it EROS kind, FILIAL , STORGE etch.

    I’m deducing , that the reason, girls in general like bromance in dramas, because in general, Men are reserved with their fellow men unlike girls who are forward in holding hands with fellow girls, most of the time we kiised each other cheeks when we said goodbye with no malice at all. Men are different though, and to see in dramas that they show affection , makes us girls comfy. I don’t know, i’m not Korean, but I’d really like to know.

    For me, i cringed everytime i see a scene where both men are showing affection to each other. I’m not anti-gay or anything , I respect people’s choices, but i just didn’t get used to it in my culture. Honestly asking ok, no hate replies please.

    • 43.1 asianromance

      A bromance is where two -often straight- guys share an almost brotherly affection for each other. It’s pretty much another word for friendship, but a friendship that outwardly shows that the two guys are best friends who really care about each other and bond with each other- they’re not just best drinking buddies who play in the same fantasy football league.

      I agree with you that one of the reasons girls in general like bromances in drama is because guys are usually so macho and reserved with each other (because that is why society tend to expect of men) that we love how they feel comfortable enough to connect with another male. In dramas/fiction, the bromance often happens between two guys who are not alike at all or are at cross-purposes and that makes it extra addictive. Beyond all odds, two very different guys end up in an unlikely friendship where they are willing to sacrifice themselves for the other.

      It’s more of a rom-com version of seeing two guys band together as brothers, watching each other’s back, during times of war….or even two guys becoming “Sworn brothers” in ye olden days.

      • 43.1.1 danny

        Thank u Asian Romance. it’s just I am amazed with some things. I have been crazy about Korean actors and singers lately, and I search them in the net and watch in You TUBE. The general comments of videos were u can see Korean boy Idols kissing each other (Big BAng , SOJU etch) seems enjoyable for others.
        Some comments would say , they are gay, like G-Dragon or Hee Chul, but I read a strong commentary that they are not and that they are just doing this to please the young girls, because it is what they want. Those Aegyo moves and bromance. i mean sometimes with the hair and make-up of some male idol, they really do look like female. It’s not that i don’t like it, i sometimes feel drawn to them but really , is this the current trend in Korea. thank U once again!

        • asianromance

          Some of them do do it to please fans (please fans seem more important for idols than for actors) since some people do have a complicated fascination for homoeroticism, which is a whole other thing. More information can be found here: http://seoulbeats.com/2011/09/of-bromance-and-homoeroticism-2/

          • danny

            i have read the link, it’s very informative. Thank u once again!

    • 43.2 Kim Yoonmi

      The term bromance was also used in the TV show “House” as a joke, so it’s not confined to just Korea.

      • 43.2.1 danny

        and so noted, thanks Kim Yooni.

  44. 44 Olivia

    TQ GF,

    I don’t think this advertisement will attract consumers pocket but only for entertaiment.

  45. 45 malta

    The last pic is the best! <3

  46. 46 asiandaddict

    What a good day to start with. Love this so much. Thanks for sharing… Wish to see them together in another drama soon..

  47. 47 come2noona



    BROMANCE defined! Enjoy! And yes, that is THE Jay Park.

    • 47.1 Rovi

      Ah that one…XD Wong Fu FTW~!!! XD

  48. 48 Noon0201

    Melted!!! Cuteness overloaded!

  49. 49 Ruby

    LOVE THIS to the depths of infinity!!

  50. 50 Rashell

    I have to say that I shipped this couple more then the lead one. Oh so CUTE! Love that the bromance is still alive!

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