These are 4 K-drama squads you would want to be a part of.
In K-dramas, the same as in life, solid friendships can boost happiness and ease stress. K-dramas over the years have introduced us to many amazing friendships that we wish we had in real life. Among them, the following ones are 4 outstanding groups of friends with 5 members that are total squad goals.
Master of Study (2010)
In KBS2’s “Master of Study”, 5 rebellious students high school students Hwang Baek Hyun (Yoo Seung Ho), Gil Pul Ip (Go Ah Sung), Hong Chan Doo (Lee Hyun Woo), Na Hyun Jung (Park Ji Yeon) and Oh Bong Goo (Lee Chan Ho) are put into a special class and form a memorable group of friends. Although they do not always get along, in difficult times, they are still willing to help other members of the group.
Thanks to this special class, these 5 problematic students realize the value of friendship and also their passion in life. Besides providing motivations and learning methods, “Master of Study” is also a meaningful drama about friendship.
Reply 1988 (2015)
Any group of friends from the “Reply” series is iconic, but only “Reply 1988” is included in this list because there are 5 members. The “Reply 1988” squad is relatable because growing up, everyone probably has a similar group of friends who live in the same neighborhood. But it is not easy to stay friends from childhood until adulthood like the Ssangmundong squad.
What we adore about this group of friends is that they are willing to put their feelings aside to make their friends happy, which shows how much they value each other. No matter how many years have passed, the friendship of Sung Duk Sun (Hyeri), Choi Taek (Park Bo Gum), Kim Jung Hwan (Ryu Jun Yeol), Sung Sun Woo (Go Kyung Pyo) and Ryu Dong Ryong (Lee Dong Hwi) will forever be legendary in the history of K-dramas.
Hospital Playlist (2020 – 2021)
“Mido and Falasol” of “Hospital Playlist” is like a grown-up and medical version of the “Reply 1988” squad. Although they’re not childhood friends, the 5 doctors also see each other as a family when they happen to meet and become best friends in college. Studying in the same major and then working together in the same hospital when growing up, there doesn’t seem to be any event in each other’s lives that they don’t know about.
Although they often joke around and make fun of each other, anyone who watches “Hospital Playlist” can see how much they treasure one another. After “Reply 1988”, Chae Song Hwa, Lee Ik Jun (Jo Jung Suk), Ahn Jeong Won (Yoo Yeon Seok), Kim Jun Wan (Jung Kyung Ho) and Yang Seok Hyung (Kim Dae Myung) became another iconic K-drama squad goal.
Twenty Five Twenty One (2022)
Finally, the latest and equally popular are 5 characters who have made each other’s youth more memorable in “Twenty Five Twenty One”. This is a combination that makes viewers laugh when there are 2 people who are top students while the remaining 3 are familiar names at the end of the academic rank. After many conflicts and misunderstandings, they finally resolved them all and gradually became an indispensable part of each other’s youth.
They are Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri) – Go Yu Rim (Bona), the non-romantic childhood friends duo Ji Seung Wan (Lee Joo Myung) – Moon Ji Woong (Choi Hyun Wook) and of course Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk). Many are afraid that the drama won’t have a happy ending, but it’s a great thing that they’ve had fun and created happy moments in each other’s youth. Let’s hope that writer Kwon Do Eun will give each member of this group the best and most deserving endings.
There are not many, but the quality of the memorable 5-person friendship groups on Korean dramas is beyond reproach. Apart from a group from a KBS2 drama, the rest are from tvN. Hopefully, “Twenty Five Twenty One” will have a happy ending and the group of 5 friends of this work will also gradually become a legend like Reply 1988 and Hospital Playlist.