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Girl in a jacket

Korean dramas are not only for butterflies in our stomach and having those kilig moments. Watching a K-drama is also great for when we need to be reminded that our platonic friendships are just as important to cherish in our life. As they say, no man is an island, right?

These pairs, trios, or squads just remind us that we should celebrate the people who are with us in our ups and downs in life.

Hospital Playlist

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Yulje Medical Center’s finest doctors Lee Ik-jun, Ahn Jeong-won, Chae Song-hwa, Kim Jun-wan, and Yang Seok-hyeong go all the way back from their pre-med days. After twenty years, their bond did not weaken as they continue to be in each other’s life after a hectic hospital duty– whether it was a small catch-up over lunch or their weekly band sessions.

Reply 1988

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Set in 1988, childhood friends Sung Deok-sun, Sung Sun-woo, Ryu Dong-ryong, Kim Jung-hwan, and Choi Taek have been inseparable. From visiting each other’s homes to watching movies together, they did almost everything together. Their friendship may not be perfect but they have sworn to protect each other in times of trouble.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

weightlifting fairy kim bok joo
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Aside from their mukbang every episode, Kim Bok-joo, Lee Sun-ok, and Jung Nan-hee are not afraid of expressing their feelings to each other. They miss each other? They give each other big hugs. They hate each other? They yell at one another. One thing is for sure, they do everything together with swag!

Thirty-Nine

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Three best friends Cha Mi-jo, Jeong Chan-young, and Jang Joo-hee are leaning on each other as they navigate through the ups and downs of life, love, and loss before they turn forty.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

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Although the story revolves around Woo Young-woo, let’s not forget the friendship between our main character and Dong Geu-ra-mi. Their friendship started way back in high school and from then on, Geu-ra-mi has been a constant in Young-woo’s life, especially in times when she needs to understand some situations.

 

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