Gwiyeobda! The 9 Cutest Korean Dramatic Bromances We’ve Seen So Far
There are a lot of K-drama tropes that we love and love to hate, but one of the most beloved is an adorable bromance. Whether they bicker constantly or not, their love for each other is undeniable and fun. Full of loyalty and trust, a good bromance is true friendship goals.
Sometimes the chemistry between men is so good that it’s more compelling than the romance between the protagonists. Let’s see some of the cutest K-drama bromances here.
1. “Go to paradise”
“Move to Heaven” presents a unique bromance between a trauma cleanser who is on the autism spectrum and his ex-uncle. Cho Sang-gu (Lee Je-hoon) unwittingly becomes Han Geu-ru (Tang Joon-sang) ‘s tutor and helps him run his trauma cleansing business. Despite their differences, they gradually come to understand each other. Geu-ru also helps Sang-gu learn to tell the untold stories of the deceased as he trains his uncle in trauma cleansing. It’s so nice to see them change as they get closer to each other.
2. “Guardian: the lonely and great god”
“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” features one of the most popular bromances in K-drama history. Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a keeper of souls while the unnamed Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) brings people to the afterlife. They start with a little rivalry that involves fun moments like the Reaper mocking Kim Shin’s underwear. Despite their antagonistic beginnings, the two become roommates and begin to seek advice. They make a pretty formidable (and hot!) Team when working together to protect Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun).
Lee Chae-rok (Song Kang) reluctantly becomes Sim Deok-chul’s (Park In-hwan) ballet teacher when Deok-chul decides to pursue his lifelong dream. Chae-rok is cranky at first and doubts Deok-chul has the stamina for ballet. However, Deok-chul’s heartfelt devotion wins over Chae-rok. Deok-chul is also exactly what Chae-rok needs with the older student lavishing praise and encouragement on his uncertain teacher. Gradually, they become an important part of everyone’s life.
4. “Descendants of the Sun”
“Descendants of the Sun” offers us one of the best bromances of soldiers through Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) and Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo). Also known as “Big Boss” and “Wolf”, they always support each other, whether they are up against North Korean soldiers or gangster thieves. Given their confidential assignments and high-risk assignments, their trust is crucial. They even enjoy spending time together on their days off and are good (?) Drinking buddies. The love and respect they have for each other is so endearing.
5. “A Korean Odyssey”
“A Korean Odyssey” features Son O-gong (Lee Seung-gi) and Devil King Woo (Cha Seoung-won) who are beings from another world often in conflict with each other. They have a love-hate relationship as Devil King puts up with Son O-gong living in his house and being a boring roommate. His O-gong constantly hangs his mantle over the beloved Devil King sculpture and mocks Devil King. Despite all the name calling and annoying each other, they end up revealing how much they care about each other.
“Hwarang” is full of many bromances, which is only natural since it focuses on an elite group of young warriors. The beautiful cast includes Park Seo-jun, Park Hyung-sik, Choi Min-ho, Do Ji-han, Kim Tae-hyung and more! By training, they discover love and friendship. Some of them start out as enemies, but they learn to trust and rely on each other as they grow into stronger soldiers. From backpacks to saving each other from precarious situations, there is so much cute stuff to enjoy.
7. “The king: eternal monarch”
“The King: Eternal Monarch” displays several bromances across parallel universes. First up, we have Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) and Jo Yeong (Woo Do-hwan) who is the captain of the Royal Guard of the Kingdom of Korea. They have been friends from a young age, and Jo Yeong is fiercely loyal to his emperor. We get double the bromance when Lee Gon meets Jo Eun-sup, Jo Yeong’s lookalike in the Republic of Korea. Things get even more hilarious and bromantic when the two lookalikes meet.
“Start-Up” revolves around young entrepreneurs and offers us delicious bromance through friends Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk), Chul-san (Yu Su-bin) and Yong-san (Kim Do-wan ). The three college friends founded Samsan Tech together and their company name is inspired by the fact that all three of them have “san” in their name. They go through various trials and fights, but their friendship remains strong. You know it’s real brotherly love when you cry because you worry about your friend.
9. “Land on you”
“Crash Landing on You” tells the story of a love story between a North Korean soldier and a South Korean heiress. Their romance is made possible by the team’s loyalty to their captain. Even though harboring a South Korean is illegal and has dangerous consequences in North Korea, soldiers choose to help their captain and even risk their lives on multiple missions. Plus, the dynamics of this group are so hilarious due to their very different personalities and views of South Korea.
Which of these bromances do you think is the cutest? Enjoy all the adorable bromances on Netflix!