10 Friends-to-Lovers K-Dramas We're Low-Key Obsessed With
Want to watch friends become lovers and feel your heart warm? We have you covered with these 10 K-drama picks.
It is wonderful seeing two dear friends fall in love. Especially when we see their true feelings even before they do. That satisfaction of them finally realizing that love was right in front of them all along.
Here are 10 K-dramas that will make you believe that true love can blossom from friendship.
1. 9 Ends 2 Out
IMDB rating 7.4/10
Two 30-year-olds have been friends their entire lives. Despite frequent jibes from others, they have managed to never cross that forbidden line into something more. Until one day, when they find themselves living together. Being in such close quarters, they get to know each other a little bit better and soon uncover feelings they simply cannot deny. But watching them try is hilarious and adorable.
2. Fight for My Way
IMDB rating 8.1/10
Four friends explore life and goals, unaware that love is about to bloom between two of them. A former taekwondo champion who now works as an unnamed mixed martial arts fighter, a strong receptionist who dreams of being an announcer, the brains of the group, and his girlfriend whose life revolves around him, including working at the same place. So, what happens when the martial artist and receptionist start to fall in love? Mayhem, that’s what.
3. Romance is a Bonus Book
IMDB rating 8/10
This show is just beautiful. Childhood friends, brought together by a terrible accident in which she was badly injured while saving him, reunite as adults. He is now a writer, having developed a keen interest in books from the year she was on bed rest, and he brought her things to read to keep her occupied. She agrees to help him find a housekeeper and, unbeknownst to him, does the work herself. Trying to hide the terrible secret that her husband has cheated on her and she is broke, she secretly does the work and gets paid to support herself. Then one day she can no longer keep the secret. And love begins to happen.
4. Soundtrack #1
IMDB rating 7.7/10
A photographer and lyricist have been best friends for 20 years. They have managed to remain just friends until they find themselves sharing a house for two weeks. During this time, they explore everything about each other, their closeness only growing with each passing day. Before they know it, the only name for what they feel is love.
5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
IMDB rating 8.3/10
Inspired by real-life Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Jang Mi-ran, this coming-of-age sports drama is about focusing on your dreams and letting nothing stop you. But our hero hits a snag when she develops a crush on her best friend's older brother. At first, her best friend helps her with this crush and supports her. But he soon realizes that he is in love with her, complicating her life even more,
IMDB rating 7.9/10
On the dark side of this trope is this apocalyptic nightmare world where deadly infectious diseases are an expected part of life. Including ones that turn people into terrifying zombies. In the midst of this horror are a special forces police officer and a good-hearted detective. They have known each other since high school, and although he has long had feelings for her, he has never acted on them. Until now...
7. My First First Love
IMDB rating 7.5/10
Five young people, all trying to find their way in the world, unexpectedly move into the same house. The perfect recipe for romance and self-discovery. This coming-of-age story is heartwarming as we watch the five navigate their emotions, mistakes, dreams, and fears, and witness love blossom between people who started out as just friends.
8. Alchemy of Souls
IMDB rating 8.8/10
Who doesn't love a little magic? And in this case, we are not just talking about the magic of two people falling in love. We mean real magic. Young magicians explore their powers as they dabble in the forbidden, and soon begin to slowly fall in love. The perfect blend of fantasy, action, period drama, and romance, this show is not to be missed.
9. You Drive Me Crazy
IMDB rating 7.4/10
An artist and a translator have been best friends for 8 years and it seems nothing can shake that friendship. Then they sleep together. What follows is guilt, hilarity, and both trying to suppress emotions that just will not settle down. It becomes inevitable, true love.
10. My Unfamiliar Family
IMDB rating 7.6/10
A once tight-knit family begins to drift apart, and it has a profound effect on all the members. As they try to come back together, they find that things keep getting in the way. Including two friends who have slowly become much more than that.