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6 K-Drama Girl Friendship Goals [BLOG]

By Alexis Hodoyan-Gastelum via Kultscene | December 16, 2015 11:47 AM EST


Let's do an experiment. Go on your search engine of choice and look for "K-drama friendships." What comes up? A bunch of articles on our favorite bromances and ships. But with most of the K-drama fans being women, why are we always emphasizing the guys' friendships? When I watch a drama, I can never relate to two boys having skinship. Sure, I fall into the thirst trap and I find it cute and all that, but that is it. However, when one female character comes through for her girl, that hits home. And yet, the guys get all the attention.

K-dramas are predictable when it comes to women and friendship. We either have the mean girl who wants the leading guy for herself or the sidekick who gets minimal screen time. So when new dramas with well written, round female characters and the friendships between them come out, I celebrate. I mean, it's 2015, who wants to see more girl hate?

That's why I'm highlighting six K-drama friendships that are the ultimate friendship goals. These woman uplift, support, and are loyal to each other, especially when it comes to boys, giving female viewers a whole different set of feels.

[Disclaimer: This article contains a few spoilers.]

1. Kim Hye Jin and Min Ha Ri from "She Was Pretty"

Even though I'm not ranking the friendships, if I were to, Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) and Min Ha Ri's (Koh Joon Hee) from "She Was Pretty" would come on top. While they had a rocky period when Ha Ri was secretly dating Hye Jin's first love Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) - which is a huge if not the no-no in girl code - it is the latter part of their relationship and everything else aside from this incident what makes it great.

Both girls saw each other as family - as sisters - not just friends. Ha Ri practically supported Hye Jin when she was down on her luck and Hye Jin's family saw Ha Ri as their third daughter, having her over all the time and the parents being genuinely concerned over her. However, the crucial part in their friendship which made it remarkable is how Hye Jin reacted when she found out Ha Ri was dating Sung Joon while passing off as her. She didn't go ballistic on her, which, honestly, is what a lot of us would've done. Instead, she wanted to wait until Ha Ri told her herself. Hye Jin never acted cold or distant or even resentful towards Ha Ri, even after Ha Ri came clean. Hye Jin was even willing to renounce Sung Joon because her best friend had feelings for him. Similarly, at Ha Ri's birthday party, she blew off her male friends for Hye Jin. If that's not the true meaning of "sisters before misters," I don't know what is.

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Tagged :  K Drama, She was Pretty


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