Drama Dear. M finally managed to air via OTT platform VIKI after a series of unfortunate incidents that resulted in it being delayed for more than a year. Originally scheduled for February 2021, the female lead, Park Hye Su was embroiled in bullying accusations which led to KBS2 canceling its air. Finally, after being put on hold for the rest of the year, fans finally got to watch NCT‘s Jaehyun first leading role in June 2022.
Around the three-quarter mark of the drama, fans got to witness Jaehyun’s first kiss scene. His character, Cha Min Ho, leans in for a kiss after confessing his feelings to his best friend. His bestie, Ma Joo A, also admits she has feelings for him. In a heart-stopping moment, they lean in for a kiss.
Cha Minho kisses Ma Jooah! Also Jaehyun breaking the ‘kiss like a fish’ tradition for rookie kdrama actors, he’s just a natural ✨ Really his acting in this drama has been a joy to watch#DearM #DearMEp8 #DearM_Spoilers pic.twitter.com/mSOCxZcW41
— 🍁 Dear.M (@jaehyun_actor) July 6, 2022
Fans have been reacting in a multitude of ways to the kiss scene. While some are anticipating the other members’ reactions to the kiss scene…
the neos at the dorm once they saw that jaehyun kiss scene pic.twitter.com/A8MkIgPIy7
— 127s tax collector (Real) (@care4jae) July 6, 2022
…others are sobbing in pain.
jaehyun kissed a girl…. and it wasn’t me…. pic.twitter.com/LcY95sylgJ
— 💌 (@peachyjaehyuno) July 6, 2022
Some have even playfully refused to continue watching the drama.
내 아들의 키스신
더는 지켜보지 못하겠습니다
디어엠 하차하겠습니다 pic.twitter.com/851ifsBCP1
— 추바 (@clubantibutler) July 6, 2022
I cannot stand to watch my son’s kiss scene any longer. It’s so not fun at all. I will drop off of Dear. M.
Other NCTzens are rejoicing over the fact that Jaehyun knows how to put the moves on a girl.
so jaehyun knows how to kiss… good pic.twitter.com/b0qt74yZkV
— tofu ❀ (@teddydoie) July 6, 2022
Others are in just as much pain as we are.
— jona (@chikeuna) July 6, 2022
The clip of the kiss scene uploaded on Twitter has gained over a million views in just a matter of a few hours. While the scene may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it certainly proves that Jaehyun is a rising star in the world of acting!