Friends-to-lovers story in Korean dramas is inherently a motif that attracts young viewers.
The love story between friends is a material that has never been old in Korean films. Because growing up together and crossing the friendship barrier always leave viewers with unforgettable emotions.
1. Duk Sun – Choi Taek (Reply 1988)
When it comes to first love or romance between friends in the same neighborhood, it is certain that K-drama lovers must remember the series “Reply” immediately. The most notable among them is “Reply 1988”. Duk Sun (Hyeri) and Choi Taek (Park Bo Gum) were best friends who lived together in Ssangmundong. In this process, their feelings progressed from friendship to love. After experiencing many difficult stages of youth, the couple broke the friendship barrier and had a happy ending.
2. Hye Jin – Sung Joon (She Was Pretty)
Best friends Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) and Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) co-wrote a lovely childhood love story of the K-drama industry. Sung Joon, the boy who used to have a chubby appearance, secretly fell in love with his best friend since he was young. The situation suddenly changed when beautiful Hye Jin became ugly. Unexpectedly, Sung Joon became her boss in the company. After a period of hiding their identity, the couple recognized as well as confessed their feelings for each other.
3. Bok Joo – Joon Hyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo)
Fairy of Weightlifting Kim Bok Joo follows the boys and girls at a general sports university. Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a lovable weightlifter, and her best friend Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) is an attractive swimmer. The two, who are close friends, gradually fall in love with each other. Those in the friend zone must be envious of the Bok Joo and Joon Hyung couple’s dreamlike ending.
4. Dong Man – Ae Ra (Fight For My Way)
In addition to the inspirational content about youthful enthusiasm, the love between Go Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) of “Fight For My Way” is also the main factor that makes the audience love the drama. Ae Ra has been in love with Dong Man for many years, but she chooses to date someone else in order to deceive herself into believing that she and Dong Man are just close friends. The two saw their best friend being toyed with in love over and over again, only to one day they realize their true feelings for each other.