Shower scenes almost always involve men (as opposed to women, though there are exceptions) being "naked" (to the waist) and taking a shower - and most shower scenes fall into one of two categories: a) brooding (thinking-about-a-woman) ones, where the shower is probably there to show us that the lead actor needs to cool down his sexual desire a.s.a.p. and b) random fan-service or rating-boost ones, where the shower is used to show us a beautiful actor's beautiful body, i.e. glistening abs and no dramatic purpose is served whatsoever. And I guess there is also c), which is the combination of the two.
Anyways, this is a top 5 post, so I should in theory choose the best 5 shower scenes. But how in the name of what is good and holy do you choose the best shower scene?! They are all the same: a beautiful man naked to the waist takes a shower. Should I have gone for how well they move under the shower? For the context that leads to them taking the shower? For the length of the scene? For the amount of broodiness or outright suffering they display?
No. I flat-out refuse to choose. So, here we go ... my "Top 5+ Shower Scenes", including some ratings. These are dramas and actors that I like. Well, some of the dramas I like and some of the actors I like, but ... never mind. It took me forever to make these gifs, so I do hope I get a position in KDrama heaven when I die. PS: I will do another Top 5 post soonish after this: swimming pool scenes.
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Park Shi-hoo Shower ScenesPark Shi-hoo, who has a very, very, very well trained body and isn't afraid to show it, is "The King of Shower Scenes". He must have the most shower scenes of any active actor in KDramaland. I'm just guessing, of course - there is no hard data on such things.
The first Shower Scene with Park Shi-hoo is in Family's Honor, Episode 15, 33'00'', in two segments. Theirs is a difficult love, so it's mighty broody and even angry! A naked, dripping, angry Park Shi-hoo?! Me likey. 10/10 for both!
Lee Min-ho Shower ScenesIf Park Shi-hoo is the "King of the Shower Scenes" then Lee Min-ho deserves the title "Little King of the Shower Scenes". He has had so many - and hasn't even been to the army yet! Imagine what shower scenes will be like with this one once he went in and came back out!! *Nosebleed*
First Shower Scene with Lee Min-ho is in Boys over Flowers, Episode 2, 46'50''. Unfortunately, it's a half-assed shower scene. We do not see any abs, just some biceps and his back. But he is really broody and I like that he looks at himself in some kind of mirror or whatever it is. Who has a mirror to look at themselves when they take a shower?! Oh well. It's Joon Pyo. Forget I asked. I give it a 3/10.
Song Seung-hun in "My Princess"Behold, SSH aka Mr Handtowel has chosen a new drama! He will be back to the small screen in no time (like this April)! Well, without me watching, but he is rather well-built. And he has eyelashes to die for. Here, he is taking a shower in My Princess being broody or at least pensive cause his life is so.damn.hard.
|credit: latteholic - who also gave me the idea for this post: so thank her!|
This, by the way, does not lead to the famous Hand Towel scene, which takes place in Episode 2. And the Hand Towel scene is not what gave Song Seung-hun the nickname Mr. Hand Towel. He is Mr. Hand Towel because his acting is just like a limp, wet hand towel and his name sounds similar to son-su-geon (손수건), which means hand towel / handkerchief in Hangul. I don't know why people are so mean to him. He has the most beautiful eyelashes after all!