Netizens have mixed feelings about a new K-Drama couple.
Twinkling Watermelon is an ongoing tvN K-Drama, starring Ryeo Un as Eun Gyeol, Choi Hyun Wook as Ha Lee Chan (also romanized as Ha Yi Chan), Seol In Ah (also romanized as Seol In A) as Choi Se Kyung, and Shin Eun Soo as Yoon Cheong Ah (also romanized as Chung A).
High school student Eun Gyeol (Ryeo Un) has hearing-impaired parents, but he has a gift for music. He is a model student by day and plays the guitar in a band at night. One day, he visits a mysterious musical instruments store and travels to a strange place. There, Eun Gyeol meets Ha Yi-Chan (Choi Hyun-Wook), Choi Se-Kyung (Seol In-A) and Yoon Chung-A (Shin Eun-Soo). They form a band called Watermelon Sugar. Meanwhile, Ha Yi-Chann has a crush on Choi Se-Kyung, who is known as the Cello Goddess of Seowon Arts High School, and tries to win her heart. Yoon Chung-A is hearing-impaired. She is cold and aloof to others.
“Twinling Watermelon” poster
Viewers have been happily shipping Eun Gyeol’s parents, Lee Chan and Cheong Ah. In fact, we all want them to be our parents now!
here cheongah is like telling yichan that she likes him so much and yichan is like surprised cause he didnt know she likes him that much then there is eungyeol there being like YALL THATS MY PARENTS
— zey (@zeeyizee) November 6, 2023
Yet, it’s Eun Gyeol’s relationship that has viewers raising their eyebrows.
Eun Gyeol initially became interested in Se Kyung, afraid that his dad would date her instead of his mom, resulting in him and his brother not being born. He did end up falling in love with her sincerely.
eungyeol told yichan that he can go back to the band with one condition which is….. yichan can’t date sekyung. eungyeol said he likes sekyung just to make sure yichan gonna end up with cheongah #TwinklingWatermelon #TwinklingWatermelonEP8pic.twitter.com/TKvG1u2adx
— (@kimyoungdaes) October 17, 2023
The problem is that Se Kyung would be the age of his parents, and he has even met Se Kyung in the present day when she’s grown up, even referring to her as ahjumma.
— kaykdramanotes (@kaykdramanotes) October 31, 2023
So, when he first admitted his feelings and kissed her, he beat himself up for it.
Eungyeol did kiss Eunyu ahh
— r o s e (@kdramasrose) October 24, 2023
But he soon threw caution to the wind, saying he doesn’t care if she’s a middle-aged woman.
I dont care if you are ahjumma, a middle aged woman, I dont care if you are a zombie. Lets stay together.
— Eun Gyeol
Netizens were shocked by this attitude, considering the age gap, and he’s actually a high schooler! Some were cropped out, while others admired his feelings.
As much as I am waiting for them to realise they’re the same age, I kinda love how eungyeol is letting himself fall for her while thinking she’s an ahjumma. Like he’s for once, without guilt, letting himself do what makes his heart flutter even if it seems uncharacteristic of him https://t.co/sSppFtir7L
— katy in dramaland (@comfortdramas) October 31, 2023
Lucky for Eun Gyeol, Se Kyung is actually Se Kyung’s daughter, Eun Yu, from the future, who is close to Eun Gyeol’s age. Still, like viewers, she was shocked to discover he had been flirting with what he believed to be her mother!
So funny eungyeol eunyu call each other ahjumma-ahjussi because they thought s/he is their parents friend hahaha meanwhile the fact is both come from the future#TwinklingWatermelonEp8#TwinklingWatermelonpic.twitter.com/Cmx3pr2yD3
— (@bbalganxigua) October 17, 2023
“You were hitting on my mom?”
“You made a move on my dad”
— Lee Yun (@LeeYunnes) November 7, 2023
If that was not enough, at the end of Episode 14, they realize that Eun Gyeol’s older brother, Eun Ho, and Se Kyung’s daughter have been friendly, exchanging DMs, and he even taught her some sign language. Se Kyung’s daughter is the girl Eun Ho told Eun Gyeol he liked several episodes ago!
lmao finally eunyu finds out that eungyul is eunho’s younger brother, and eungyul knows that eunyu is metaphor on that eunho is talking about#GoldenChild #골든차일드#BONGJAEHYUN #봉재현#반짝이는워터멜론 #TwinklingWatermelon #TwinklingWatermelonEp14 pic.twitter.com/rf6IlygvUV
— sal (@DDAEWON05) November 7, 2023
Now viewers are questioning if Eun Gyeol will have broken a “bro code” by going after his brother’s girl… or even his best friend’s (his dad’s).
nah the theory of eunho and eunyu please so what if this is another conflict in the future if ever she is indeed the gf of eungyeol’s brother HELP LAWD #TwinklingWatermelon#TwinklingWatermelonEp6 pic.twitter.com/abXCdH2s5s
— nini (@kdramamiii) October 10, 2023
— kaykdramanotes (@kaykdramanotes) October 16, 2023
What do you think about the new Twinkling Watermelon couple? Do you ship it?