Friends are the ones we always turn to when everything is going downhill, who understand us and who can comfort us on our bad days. In the Korean drama world, in almost all the dramas we have a trio friends group. In this group, there are three types of personalities, one who is calmer and handles all the situations practically, one who is always ready to fight, and the last one is chaotic who is the kid of the first two. As the drama progresses, we witness how their bonds get stronger through happiness and sorrow. Here is the list of the top 10 K-dramas with trio friendships.
Released in the year 2021, this crime drama is intense. But despite the intensity of the drama, three characters make us giggle through the episodes. Vincenzo Cassano, played by Song Joong-Ki, Hong Cha Young, played by Jeon Yeo Been, and Nam Joo Sung, played by Yoon Byung He. Vincenzo is an Italian mafia who came to South Korea to take the gold, Cha Young is a lawyer who wants to take revenge against Babel Group and Joo Sung works under Cha Young. These three characters are chaotic and unapologetically funny. As their revenge plan and quest for the gold bars progresses, these three characters develop a family-like bond which is a treat to watch.
2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a psychological drama released in the year 2020. This drama has three main characters, Moon Gang Tae, played by Kim Soo Hyun, who works in a psychiatric hospital as a caregiver, Moon Sang Tae, played by Oh Jung Se, who is autistic and the older brother of Gang Tae and Ko Moon Young, played by Seo Yea Ji, who is anti-social and a children book author. As the story progresses, we see the bond between the three getting stronger, as they start to understand each other. Then three of them together face the difficulty that comes their way.
3. Guardian: The Lonely And Great God
Released in the year 2016, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God is a fantasy drama. This drama is one of the most liked and viewed dramas of all time. Apart from the storyline, the factor that made the viewers hooked on their TV screen is the friendship between the three characters. Kim Shin, played by Gong Ji Cheol, is a goblin and is in search of his wife to take out the sword from his chest to go to the afterlife, Ji Eun Tak, played by Kim Go Eun, who is 19 years old high school student and wife of Goblin, and Lee Dong Wook, who is a grim reaper. Despite the sad ending, viewers were hooked on the comic timing of the three characters.
4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a romantic comedy-drama. The story tells us about a girl who is a professional weightlifter and a boy who is a professional swimmer who fall in love with each other. But apart from the main story, the trio Kim Bok Joo, played by Lee Sung Kyung, who is a professional weightlifter, and her friends Jung Nan Hee, played by Cho Hye Jung and Lee Seon Ok, played by Lee Joo Young, kept the viewers glued to the screen. Their food trips and their signature phrase “swegg!” with the hand gesture is the funniest one.
5. Because This Is My First Life
Because This Is My First Life is a romantic-comedy drama released in 2017. The drama is about the love story of a socially awkward IT employee and a homeless writer. The drama has three friends from their high school, Jung So Min an assistant screenwriter, Woo Su Ji, a corporate worker and Yang Ho Rang, a hostess at a restaurant. The three characters are each other's support system and are always there for each other.
6. Avengers Social Club
Avengers Social Club is a comedy-drama. The story revolves around three middle-aged women and a man who join hands to take revenge. The friendship between the three women shown in the drama is a treat to watch. The trio has Kim Jung Hye, who is the daughter of a wealthy businessman who is married but found out about her husband’s betrayal and who leads the Bok-Ja club, Hong Do Hee, who is a single mother raising her two kids as her son gets involved in school violence, and lastly, Lee Mi Sook, who is married to a violent man. As the story progresses their friendship grows as they plan their revenge.
7. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
Twenty-Five Twenty-One is a romantic drama released in 2022. The drama tells us the unfinished story of a professional fencer and a boy who has to take up many part-time jobs to support his living. The story has three friends, Na Hee Do, Ko Yu Rim, and Ji Seung Wan, who are the support system for each other. As the story progresses, we see how the three friends are loving, caring, and selfless towards each other while facing the reality of life.
8. The One And Only
The One and Only is a melodrama released in 2021. This drama takes us through the journey of three terminally ill women, Pyo In Sook, Kang Se Yeon, and Seong Mi Do, who are in their last days of life. The three accidentally meet in a hospice, where they are taken care of during their final days. They show us how to live life to the fullest, even in difficult situations in life.
Twenty-Nine, a romantic drama released in 2022, is a romantic and life drama. The story revolves around three friends who support each other. The drama tells us the story of the friendship, love, and life of three friends who are almost 40. Cha Mi Jo comes from a wealthy family, and now she is a dermatologist and has her own clinic. Jung Chan Young is an acting coach who had aspired to become an actor herself. Lastly, Jang Joo Hee works in a department store as a cosmetics manager.
10. King The Land
King the Land is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2023. The story revolves around a girl who is a waitress in a five-star hotel and heir of the hotel who fall in love with each other. But the friendship shown in the drama was heartwarming as the three best friends stand by each other through their tough times. The trio has Cheon Sa Rang, who is a waitress in a five-star hotel of King Group, Oh Pyung Hwa, who is a flight attendant at King Air, and Kang Da Eul, who is a mother and works in a duty-free store affiliated with the King Group.