Couple frustration 3: YeonYoon couple (Jin Se Yeon and Yoon Hyun Min)

For my 3rd frustration when it comes to K-drama coupling, I present you one of my strangest pairings! Yes, you heard that right. And I call this pairing the “YeonYoon” couple, derived, of course, from the names of Jin Se Yeon and Yoon Hyun Min.

If you’re asking me (while raising your eyebrow at that) where on earth did I pick up the slightest idea of pairing up these two, let me enlighten you: I got the idea after watching the – wait for it – Inspiring generation! Yes, the same drama where my 2nd couple frustration, the JaeSe couple, was born out of. Don’t be surprised. Because to tell you honestly, I ship a lot of the guys in Inspiring generation with Jin Se Yeon (you’ll get the drift after I’ve finished all my “couple frustration posts” from this same drama, don’t worry). 🙂

I call them a strange couple because, well, aside from the fact that they are far from that: a couple, no one would ship them if you’ve watched the whole drama. Hyun Min’s character, Aoki, was the Japanese soldier who killed the mother of Se Yeon’s character, Ok Ryeon. Also, Aoki was rather in love with Im Soo Hyang’ character, Gaya. There was no hint of romantic pining from either side whatsoever.

So, you see, just with that story line above and you’ll get the idea why this couple is indeed strange, made stranger by the fact that this was exactly the reason why I ship them. Now you know why I call them a “frustration.” 😀

Of course, just like what usually happens, I only knew about Yoon Hyun Min because of Se Yeon. And I would very much like it if they could reunite in another drama as an OTP. I know it sounds impossible, but hey! One can dream big, right? XD Here, enough with the chat and let’s get on with the photos! They didn’t much have interaction in Inspiring generation (because obviously Aoki was busy being the bad ass villain while Ok Ryeon was mostly kept by Jung Tae’s side, thanks to the script writer or director), but I’ll make do of what I’ve got.

Part 1:

Let’s start with their official photos.

And boy, they both can sing! How cool is that, yes?

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Part 2:

Too bad this is the only fan art they’ve got. Arrgghhh!!!


I don’t know about you, but this short confrontation scene between Aoki and Ok Ryeon just hit me differently from everybody else. I just saw past the characters and saw Hyun Min and Se Yeon instead. With this so much emotions, hatred and anger they may be, just made these two sizzle before my very eyes. I kind of squealed like a retarded seal when Se Yeon – I mean, Ok Ryeon – grabbed Aoki’s collar. And the stare down, OMGosh!!! I just can’t, people! I mean, I had the fantasy of Aoki grabbing Ok Ryeon – or rather Hyun Min grabbing Se Yeon in his arms, imprisoning her so tightly and kissing her passionately. Their very close proximity in this scene just made me want to fantasize. I just can’t stop thinking how wide Hyun Min’s shoulders were, and I’m betting it’d be so nice to lay your head on his chest. Se Yeon looked so fragile and dainty against him. Oh, boy! This is intense!!!!

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Part 3:

Still photos

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Part 4:

My own edited photos! Gah, this is all I can do. Better than nothing, though.

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Part 5:

Even though they didn’t have much scenes together, thankfully we have talented video editors on youtube. Particularly TheVolterra13 from whose video I screen capped these beautiful photos. It’s one of her crossover video creations. She made my “impossible” ship possible, and for that I thank her. Hugely thank her! If you watch this crossover vid, you’ll get that “oh-wow-I-wish-they-were-indeed-a-couple” vibe. In particular, these photos tell an entirely and purely imaginative story between Aoki and Ok Ryeon. If I didn’t know about the drama, I would think this was the real story.

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This would be my favorite photo: Se Yeon and Hyun Min smiling at each other, with Se Yeon holding a bouquet of flowers, evidently touched, and Hyun Min staring at her adoringly…..Ah, my shipper heart is just flying around my chest. If only they can be a real OTP. *deep sigh*

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(if you’re curious to watch the crossover video, here’s the link:


3 thoughts on “Couple frustration 3: YeonYoon couple (Jin Se Yeon and Yoon Hyun Min)

  1. I can totally relate to you over this ship. I was greatly disappointed about how Inspiring Generation went with their story, and the only thing I am grateful (and frustrated) for is finding out about YoonYeon ship. T^T I was the one who requested for Voltera to do this couple, and to this day, I am still thankful for having one talented video editor to love Seyeon…


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