While K-Dramas in which people meet for the first time and eventually fall in love are romantic, there’s something special about watching onscreen friends realize they’re falling for each other.
Here are 3 friends-to-lovers K-Dramas where friends evolve into something more!
1. Fight For My Way
Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) play lifelong besties who are chasing their dreams to become a mixed martial arts fighter and news announcer, respectively. They’ve been the type of friends that tease each other since childhood, but they start to develop romantic feelings for each other as they become the people they’re meant to be.
As you watch, you’ll notice the dynamic between Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra start to subtly shift as they move closer and closer to becoming a couple. However, even though they end up becoming romantically involved, expect just as many hilarious scenes as there are romantic ones between these two!
2. Romance Is a Bonus Book
Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong Suk) is a successful editor-in-chief of a publishing company and the lifelong friend of Kang Dan Yi (Lee Na Young). Their friendship became strained after Kang Dan Yi got married to an inconsiderate man. However, once she’s divorced and starts working at Cha Eun Ho’s publishing house, their friendship starts to blossom into a romance.
While this K-Drama does show Cha Eun Ho and Kang Dan Yi falling in love, it devotes an equal amount of time to showing their love of making books and bringing stories that move people to life. If you love reading and are fascinated by the world of publishing, Romance Is a Bonus Book should definitely be on your list of K-Dramas to watch!
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a weightlifter at her university. She runs into her childhood friend, Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk), on campus one day, but the two don’t recognize each other at first. While Kim Bok Joo tries to woo her crush, Jung Joon Hyung teases her and soon realizes he’s falling in love with her.
In addition to showing the budding romance between Kim Bok Joo and Jung Koon Hyung, this K-Drama shows Kim Bok Joo overcoming her insecurities as she realizes that she deserves to be loved just the way she is.