The world of the Korean drama industry is humongous, and if you have been following it for a long time. You might know that K-dramas about childhood friends to lovers have been a popular trope in the industry for a long time. While searching, you will find so many dramas about the same yet different stories. If you want to relive your childhood memories and feel that vibe of childhood love, then listed below are some Korean dramas.
1. Bubble Gum
Bubble Gum describes the story of two best friends who grew up together, Park Ri-hwan and Kim Haeng-ah. Kim Haeng-ah's parents died when she was young, so Park Ri-hwan's mother took care of her. Both have feelings for each other, but Ri-hwan’s mother doesn’t want them together in a relationship.
2. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim describes the story of an arrogant CEO, Lee Young-Joon, and his secretary of nine years, Kim Mi-so. She is the only one who can handle his perfectness for things. Until one day, she suddenly declares that she wants to quit the job without proper explanation. It left the CEO in grave confusion.
3. She Was Pretty
She Was Pretty describes the story of Ji Sung-Joon, an unattractive boy who grew to be handsome. His best friend of 15 years, Kim Hye-jin, was once beautiful, but due to her family's bankruptcy, she lost it all. She asks her beautiful friend to meet him as her. But a twist happens when she has to work in the same office as him, and he bullies her unknowingly of her identity.
4. Romance Is A Bonus Book
Romance Is A Bonus Book describes the story of two childhood friends, Cha Eun Ho and Kang Dan Yi. Kang Dan Yi was dating a selfish man, and Cha Eun Ho warns her about the same. After years, they meet again when Kang Dan Yi is unemployed and a single mother. Cha Eun Ho is a successful writer who tries to help his friend.
5. Soundtrack #1
Soundtrack #1 is a simple story about two best friends who have known each other for twenty years and decided to work together. After being friends for a long time, Lee Eunsu and Han Seon-woo moved in together to produce music. Being friends and living under a single roof might dig out past feelings or create new ones.
6. Come And Hug Me
Come And Hug Me is a melodrama thriller story about two childhood sweethearts who were each other’s first love. Han Jae-yi is the daughter of a popular actress and meets a mysterious boy, Chae Do-jin. They fell in love with each other. Chase Do-jin's father is a psychopath serial killer who kills Han Jae-yi’s parents. After years, they meet again and can’t forget their horrific past.
Pinocchio describes the story of Choi Dal-po, whose family gets ruined by a new channel and puts him in a grave. His friend, Choi In-ha, has Pinocchio syndrome, which forbids her to speak lies. They both become journalists and strike to gain justice for things that have happened wrong to them.
8. My First First Love
My First First Love K-drama is a beautiful and youthful story of five best friends. Yun Tae-o is a college student whose four friends will move in with him. A college dropout, a childhood long-time friend, and a friend who runs away from family. Now, living together, they experience the concept of first love, which will make you kick your feet while giggling.
9. Our Beloved Summer
Our Beloved Summer describes the story of once two chaotic best friends, more like enemies, Kook Yeon-soo and Chai Woong. While in school a documentary was filmed about them, and later, they started dating but later broke up. Years later, their producer friend wants to make another documentary of them and requests both to meet again.
10. More Than Friends
More Than Friends is another simple K-drama about Kyung Woo-yeon and Lee Soo, who have been friends for over ten years. They both know they have feelings for each other, yet situations creating misunderstanding between them lead to keeping feelings for themselves. Until one day when it becomes mandatory to confess.