[RANK AND TALK] 3 Top ‘Best Friends to Lovers’ Stories in Korean Dramas

The story of best friends who then become lovers is becoming a trend in Korean dramas. Often, the drama with this story gets a good response from the viewers. In addition to being close to reality, the drama with this story also seems to be loved by teenagers, especially those who are in their 15 to 22! Let’s take a look at some of the best ‘Best friends to Lovers’ dramas according to CastKo’s team!

  1. The Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
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The first rank is occupied by ‘The Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ which tells the love story between a weight lifter named Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) and Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk). Both are told to have known each other since they were still small. After several years apart, the world reunited them again. Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) starts to admire and expresses his love to Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung). Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) finally receives the confession in episode 12 by saying “Joon Hyung, I don’t want to let you go. I want to stay with you. I think I love you too”. The drama again becomes the center of attention after Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk confirmed their relationship in last April.

2. Fight for My Way

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The couple in ‘Fight for My Way’ drama, Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) and Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) took the second place. In this drama, Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) and Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) have been friends for over 20 years. Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) who has long admired Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) secretly, finally managed to get his love. In Episode 10 Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) expressed his love by saying “I don’t want to lose you anymore. We have kissed, so we’re now official (dating)”. Then Ko Dong Man also said, “How can I ignore you for 20 years?”. The drama managed to end up happily with a 15% rating. Currently, the casts and the staffs are enjoying a holiday gift to Jeju Island.

3. Reply 1997

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In the third rank, there are Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji) and Yoon Yoon Je (Seo In Guk) in the drama ‘Reply 1997’. Sung Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) have been close since they were small. They always spend their time together from morning till night and never stop fighting, but they are also inseparable. In between their friendship, the two actually adore each other and fall in love with each other. This drama managed to earn a 7.5% rating.

Out of these three best friends to lovers dramas, which one is your favorite, Readers?

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