Article: 10 Korean Drama Bromance

Korean dramas are known for their amazing storyline and intense bond between male and female leads in the drama. However, one cannot miss the theme of bromance in K-drama, which shows deep friendships between the male leads. Fans love the bromance based on friendship, love, humor, deep bond and loyalty. We will look into 10 bromance Korean dramas.

1. Descendants Of The Sun

This show is about a love story between a surgeon and a special forces officer. Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo)is a confident surgeon, and Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong-Ki) is a caring team leader of the Alpha Team. They meet in a time of war and become lovers. However what attracted the viewers was the friendship between the lead male characters. In the show, Yoo Shi Jin, the captain of a Korean special forces unit, and Seo Dae Young (Jin Goo), a fellow soldier. They have their own love stories, but their friendship is solid. In the war zone, they face crazy situations but always use their skills and teamwork to survive and when they are not in war they joke and make fun of each other. Despite the romance in the story, their strong friendship takes center stage, adding a lot of excitement and fun to the show.Their bond is so special that fans have named the two the “dumb and dumber duo”.

2. Goblin: The Lonely And Great God

This K-drama is about Kim Shin, a 939-year-old goblin, and his search for his bride. The drama became immense both in Korea and globally, making it one of the legendary K-dramas. The success behind the drama was its unique concept, character development. One of the reasons, which made the audience flattered was the bond between Goblin(Gong Yoo)  and Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook), that people started shipping them. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook's portrayal of this friendship brings a magical element, making it a cherished point of the drama. Their dynamic is truly special and hard to match.

3. Prison Playbook

Kim Je-Hyeok (Park Hae-Soo), a well-known baseball pitcher, ends up in jail overnight for protecting his sister from an assault. In prison, he reconnects with his childhood friend Lee Joon Ho (Jung Kyung-Ho), who now works as a correction officer there. Once they both dreamed of becoming a baseball player and playing together but fate was not on their side. Once again they meet in the prison but in different situations however,  they remain a source of support and strength for each other, creating a heartwarming bond amid the challenges of prison life. The series is heartwarming and shows the viewers, friendship doesn't change even when situations change.

4. Business Proposal

This love  drama is about Shin Ha-Ri (Kim Se-Jeong) and her rich CEO Kang Tae-Moo (Ahn Hyo-Seop). Her rich friend asks her to replace her on a blind date and ruin the date however to her surprise she unexpectedly meets her CEO. But because of a twisted fate, the next day, Tae-Moo proposes marriage to Ha-Ri, who had pretended to be someone else on the date. The drama was a huge success after its release, people love both main lead and second lead couples, another reason for the success of the drama was the "bromance." Kang Tae Moo and Cha Sung Hoon (Kim Min-kyu) in Business Proposal have an incredible bromance. Alongside the engaging love story, the drama beautifully portrays the strong relationship between these two, who share an unbreakable connection despite not being blood-related. They excel in both work and personal life, supporting each other through love and loss. CEO Kang Tae Moo and his secretary Cha Sung Hoon, lean on one another, offering support, and a helping hand, making them true partners in crime.

5. The King: Eternal Monarchy

Lee Gon (Lee Min-Ho), the third Korean emperor, is seen as a perfect leader, but he carries deep pain from witnessing his father's murder at a young age. He accidentally travels to a parallel world where he partners with Detective Jeong Tae Eu (Kim Go-Eun) to fight crime and close the inter-world portal. In this Korean drama, King Lee Gon and his loyal bodyguard Jo Eun- Seop (Woo Do-Hwan) share a wonderful friendship based on trust and sincerity. They've been close since childhood and Jo Yeong keeps the king grounded, always looking out for him. Their relationship is like a playful cat-and-mouse game, and their bromance is a central focus of the show. As they grow older, their bond remains strong, showcasing a sweet and enduring friendship.

6. Good Manager

The K-drama "Good Manager" is about Kim Sung-Ryong (Namkoong Min), a former gang money manager turned quirky accountant genius. He unintentionally becomes the chief of an accounting department at TQ Company. His goal was to save money for a trip, but now he's caught up in saving the struggling TC Company, battling corruption and irrationality. One of the best K-drama bromances is seen in this show between Kim Sung-Ryong and Seo Yul (Lee Jun-Ho). They start off as rivals, due to their opposite personalities but later form an unexpected, strong partnership with great teamwork, even winning a Best Couple award in 2017 for their entertaining on-screen chemistry. Their love-hate relation kept the audience hooked to the show.

7. Bloodhounds

Bloodhood is an eight episode drama that tells the story of a rising boxer, Kim Gun-Woo(Woo Do-Hwan) who learns his mom got scammed by loan sharks. To help her, he takes a job protecting a good-hearted lender, uncovering a scam involving stolen IDs. Together with a fellow boxer Hong Woo-Jin (Lee Sang-Yi), they expose the main scammer and seek justice. The drama shows the love, trust, and friendship between both the characters who supported each other through tough times. After the release of the series, fans take no time to show their love for the duo's chemistry.

8. True Beauty

This story is about Lim Ju-Kyung (Moon Ga-Young), a high school girl bullied for her looks. She learns makeup from online videos, transforming into a stunning "goddess" and gaining popularity. Yet, she still feels insecure about her real appearance. She befriends Lee Su-Ho (Cha Eun-Woo), a popular but introverted classmate, and Han Seo-Jun (Hwang In-Youp), dealing with a painful past. Together, they share their struggles, grow, and pursue their dreams. After the release of the drama, fans were divided into two teams: Team Su-Ho and Team Seo-Jun. However, what made fans more existed was the bond between male lead and second lead characters. Whenever they share screen in the series, it makes fans scream. They share a fan and loving bond on screen.

9. Hwarang

The show is about the Hwarang, a special group of young warriors during the ancient Kingdom of Silla. It follows their journey of growth, love, and passion in the capital, Seorabeol. The story focuses on one of them is their King, Sammaekjong (Park Hyung-Sik), and another is Kim Sun-Woo or Moo-Myung (Park Seo-joon), a regular guy with a hidden identity. The show is about 6 guys forming strong friendships, especially during historical times. They train together to become warriors for the King, each coming from different backgrounds. The story focuses on their deep bonds, and some cast members(Park Hyung Sik, Park Seo Jun and BTS’s V), share a real-life bromance too.

10. Weak Hero Class 1

The story is about Yeon Shi Eun (Park Ji-Hoon), a super smart high school student who's not strong physically. However, he uses his brain and understanding of psychology to stand up against violence at his school. Even though he's not a fighter, he outsmarts bullies using quick thinking and his knowledge of physics. He gets help from Ahn Su-ho (Choi Hyun-Wook), the strongest guy in their class, and Oh Beom-Seok (Hong Kyung), a bullied classmate. They become close friends, navigating a tough high school life and learning what real strength means. Jihoon and Hyunwook, the actors, had a great bond on and off-screen, adding to the show's success. The series made people think that the series should be about BL love between characters, Yeon Shi Eun and Ahn Su-Ho. These Korean shows; show great friendships between guys. They show how friends support and care for each other, helping each other grow. People all around the world love these shows because they highlight the importance of good friendships.