Friday Feature: Shower power

If cleanliness is next to godliness, that would explain why the K-drama shower scene is so heavenly.

First Shop of Coffee Prince

Han Kyul post bath 1
Charmingly irresponsible chaebol, Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) first meets Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) post-bath. Han Kyul assumes that the jjajangmyeon delivery person is male, and continues toweling his raised leg when Eun Chan enters his apartment. Eun Chan gets an eyeful before dumping the noodles and retreating on wobbly legs without payment. Han Kyul notes that the delivery man took a good long look, and wonders if he really is that impressive. Yes, you are, Gong Yoo. Yes, you are. – Junggugeo Kaenada 중국어 캐나다

Flower Boy Ramen Shop

Flower Boy Ramen Shop Lee Ki Woo towel
He didn’t get the girl, but Choi Kang Hyuk (Lee Ki Woo) yawned his way into our hearts in this post-shower scene, where he comes face to face with a shocked Yang Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah) for the first time, even though they’ve spent the past four days living together. Their brief conversation is cut short when he realizes how soft and fluffy his towel is, and then gets completely distracted by his own scent. Before she can respond, he decides to take a nap. Throw in Lee Ki Woo’s post-army abs and you have one of the best scenes in the show. – Only 만

You’re Beautiful

You're Beautiful shower 2
Mi Nyeo (Park Shin Hye) is a postulant masquerading as her brother, Min Nam in an idol band. After dance practice, Mi Nyeo sneaks away to the second floor showers, assuming that her male band mates and back up dancers will shower on the main floor. However, the water is out, and all the boys pile into the bathroom where Mi Nyeo has just finished up. Fluffy clouds provide censorship for Mi Nyeo, but it’s not enough, and Mi Nyeo finds strength by picturing all the naked men as angelic cherubs. Mi Nyeo is stumbling around with a dreamy look on her face when bandmate, Jeremy (Lee Hong Ki) interrupts her fantasy then whips his towel off. Fortunately for Mi Nyeo, her other bandmate, Shin Woo (Jung Yong Hwa) knows her actual gender, and throws a towel over her head, before escorting her out. Not only does Park Shin Hye ruin kissing scenes, but she ruined this shower scene, too. – 중국어 캐나다

Emergency Couple

Emergency Couple Choi Jin Hyuk shower
Shortly after getting sprayed in the face by a patient, Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk) takes a shower to wash off the blood. Instead of thinking of the patient, or even Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo), the ex-wife he’s trying to win back, Chang Min thinks back to the ER treatment room, when his rival in love Kook Cheon Soo (Lee Pil Mo) tenderly wiped the possibly infected blood from his face with antiseptic. “Jeez, he’s making me feel weird,” he thinks to himself, as squeeing erupts from all over the world. –

What’s Up Fox?

What's Up Fox shower 1
Byung Hee (Ko Hyun Jung) returns home only to realize that there is a stranger in her shower. The intruder emerges from the bathroom before she can make her escape, and she arms herself with a floor lamp. This weak offence amuses the scruffy intruder greatly, though he winces when Byung Hee lands on her back after connecting with the wall. Only then does the man reveal himself as her best friend’s younger brother, Chul Soo (Chun Jung Myung). It’s the first time Byung Hee sees Chul Soo in a state of undress as an adult, but more hijinks involving Chul Soo’s privates follow. – 중국어 캐나다

Queen In-Hyun’s Man

Queen In Hyuns Man Kim Boong Do shower
Kim Boong Do (Ji Hyun Woo) is a court official from the Joseon era who time travels forward to the present day with the help of a mysterious talisman. He’s smart enough to figure out how the talisman works, but opening a modern-day shower door is beyond him when he gets locked in by way of an umbrella and a towel. He eventually escapes when his talisman is returned to him by Choi Hee Jin (Yoo In Na), but not before everyone gets a good look at his gat. – 

I Hear Your Voice

I Hear Your Voice shower
The inclusion of Lee Jong Suk’s brief shower scene on this list is as gratuitous as its appearance in the series. You’re welcome. – 중국어 캐나다

Readers: what is your favourite shower scene?

Your opinion is important, so think hard, and write in the Comments below.


  1. Cha Seung Won in City Hall. It was the first time I encountered this phenomenon, and I think he out-broods them all.


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