K-drama friendships are all the time a bit of additional in comparison with actual life. In actual life, mates hang around, seize meals, and watch films. In K-dramas, mates hang around, save the world, and resolve mysteries. In actual life, we make mates with like-minded individuals at work or faculty, and we solely hardly ever have actual fights. In K-dramas, individuals make mates with weirdos who’re nothing like them, and so they hardly ever ever cease combating.
Friendships are all the time put to the check in K-dramas. But that’s the place the enjoyable is, proper? K-drama BFFs have far more causes to struggle than to get alongside, so once they recover from all of the hurdles and let themselves really feel the love, it’s simply so satisfying to observe. Here’s our decide of 9 K-drama frenemies and the explanation why we love them so.
Warning: spoilers forward!
1. Chief Kim and Seo Yool in “Chief Kim”
When your nicknames are “TQ Psycho” and “Gluttonous Sociopath,” you realize you’re a match made in heaven. Or ought to that be in hell?
The greatest a part of office comedy “Chief Kim” is watching our hero Chief Kim (Namgoong Min) and his nemesis, Director Seo Yool (2PM’s Junho), throw down in a battle of wits. Of course, they nonetheless discover time to sneak in a number of smooches and throw some chips at one another. These two are such formidable opponents that when they’re on the identical aspect, you may’t assist however squee over the beatdown the actual unhealthy guys are about to get.
Check out the primary episode of “Chief Kim”:
2. Chun Song Yi and Yoo Se Mi in “My Love From the Star”
Female frenemies are much less widespread in K-dramas, however they’re simply as rewarding to observe as a result of their connections will be so advanced and relatable. That’s undoubtedly the case with Se Mi (Yoo In Na) and Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun). They’re attractive, glamorous actresses who really remind us of ourselves.
Se Mi has all the time been within the shadow of her extra charming good friend. It additionally doesn’t assist that the man she loves is in love with Song Yi as an alternative. She retains her emotions underneath wraps as a result of she nonetheless loves Song Yi too – till she lastly will get an opportunity to outshine her. If you’ve ever felt like life is unfair, you’ll spare a thought for Se Mi at her worst.
Check out the primary episode of “My Love From the Star”:
3. Seon Woo and Ji Dwi in “Hwarang”
Here’s one other good friend pairing that’s thrown asunder by an ill-timed love triangle. Oh, and that complete “which one in every of us will get to be king?” saga doesn’t assist both.
Seon Woo (Park Seo Joon) grew up as orphaned pauper whereas Ji Dwi (Park Hyung Sik) grew up as a king in hiding. Thrown collectively as Hwarangs, they’re compelled to get alongside for the sake of the realm. So begins an excellent array of misguided macho posturing, as they discover their manner as Flower Knights and attempt to show their price to the girl they love (Go Ara). But once they’re each equally badass but hapless, how might they not fall for one another a bit of bit?
Check out the primary episode of “Hwarang”:
4. Goblin and Reaper in “Goblin”
C’mon, how might these two not be on the record? This is Dramaland’s most iconic bromance for a cause. The neatest thing about Goblin (Gong Yoo) and Reaper’s (Lee Dong Wook) relationship is that their millennium-spanning, fatefully tragic connection can be tremendous dorky and petty.
It’s that steadiness that makes for excellent bromance. On the one hand, these two have brought on untold havoc and sorrow in one another’s lives. On the opposite hand, they’re each afraid of the doorbell, don’t know how one can use the cellphone, and strut house along with groceries like supermodels on a catwalk. In the tip, the reminiscences of these little, dumb and cute moments would possibly find yourself which means greater than the darker previous they need they might overlook.
Check out the primary episode of “Goblin”:
5. Kang Yi Na and Jung Ye Eun in “Age Of Youth”
Yi Na (Ryu Hwayoung) is confrontational, sexually assured, and afraid of dedication. Ye Eun (Han Seung Yeon) is timid, girly, and romance-driven. You wouldn’t blame them for disliking one another, which makes it all of the sweeter once they have one another’s backs.
What Yi Na has, Ye Eun lacks and vice versa. They argue a lot as a result of they remind one another of their personal insecurities. But they present up for each other when it’s actually essential as a result of these distinction additionally push them to guard one another – even when Yi Na has to tug Ye Eun by the hair to get her out of hassle.
6. Yoo Jung and Baek In Ho in “Cheese In The Trap”
When we first meet Jung (Park Hae Jin) and In Ho (Seo Kang Joon), they’ve already identified and hated one another for a very long time. Their story begins within the aftermath, and it takes a very long time to unpack why there’s a lot unhealthy blood.
At first, we really feel like we should select one or the opposite. They each like the identical girl (Kim Go Eun), so absolutely one in every of them deserves to be along with her and the opposite doesn’t, proper? But quickly we begin to see that there wouldn’t be a lot hate in the event that they hadn’t liked one another a lot to start with. It takes all of the sting out of their hostility, and all we are able to see are two misplaced boys who forgot how one can discover their manner again to one another.
Check out the primary episode of “Cheese In The Trap”:
7. Kang Bok Soo and Oh Se Ho in “My Strange Hero”
Jealousy can drive even the sweetest particular person to a really darkish place. In “My Strange Hero,” Se Ho (Kwak Dong Yeon) begins off as a fluffy marshmallow who completely adores his greatest buddy Bok Soo (Yoo Seung Ho). But attending to know Bok Soo additionally exhibits Se Ho simply how a lot he’s lacking in his personal life. Would or not it’s simpler for Se Ho to turn into like Bok Soo, or to convey Bok Soo all the way down to his degree?
Se Ho’s selections turn into the driving power for this drama. He could really feel helpless, however actually, he has the ability to interrupt the very best friendship he ever had. We can solely hope he’ll discover the ability to fix it once more.
Check out the primary episode of “My Strange Hero”:
8. Go Hye Mi and Yoon Baek Hee in “Dream High”
Would you continue to be mates with the one that dropped a flowerpot in your head? Yeah, neither would we. To be truthful to Baek Hee (Ham Eun Jung), Hye Mi (Suzy) had by no means been very good to her once they have been nonetheless mates, all the time treating her like a doormat. But nonetheless, the flowerpot was a bridge too loopy.
Fortunately, each Baek Hee and Hye Mi do plenty of rising and studying throughout their time at Kirin Arts High School. On very completely different journeys, they finally arrive on the similar lesson: no quantity of success or recognition is price greater than the unconditional help you may solely get out of your BFF.
Check out the primary episode of “Dream High”:
9. Park Kwang Ho & Kim Seon Jae in “Tunnel”
Sometimes, the one method to cease hating somebody is to understand you knew them once they have been a child, which was about two weeks in the past. If that sentence is senseless to you, go proper forward and watch “Tunnel” to get your thoughts blown alongside along with your bromance repair.
The second cops Kwang Ho (Choi Jin Hyuk) and Seon Jae (Yoon Hyun Min) are compelled to turn into companions, you realize this present is gonna be a enjoyable experience. That is, in the event that they don’t beat one another to a pulp earlier than they catch the criminal. Even after they uncover their unimaginable connection, Seon Jae retains discovering methods to frustrate his senior-turned-junior-turned-senior companion. But each time Kwang Ho walks out that tunnel, Seon Jae’s all the time the primary one to welcome him again.
Check out the primary episode of “Tunnel”:
Which bickering BFFs do you root for? Let us know within the feedback beneath!
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