3 Reasons “How To Buy A Friend” Is A Drama You Won’t Want To Miss

Upcoming KBS 2TV drama “How to Buy a Friend” has shared three ways the drama stands out from others.

Based on a webtoon of the same name, the drama tells the story of an average high school student named Park Chan Hong (played by Lee Shin Young), who starts a “contractual friendship” with the school’s legendary fighter Heo Don Hyuk (played by Shin Seung Ho) after writing a poem.

Here’s why viewers should tune in to “How to Buy a Friend”:

Poems and mysteries

In “How to Buy a Friend,” poems aren’t used as an expression of romance or emotion so much as they are an important medium for the beginning of a mystery. In a previously released trailer, Don Hyuk sees a poem written by Chan Hong and asks him, “Did you kill Shin Seo Jung?” As a result of this incident, the two become contract friends and search for the truth. The drama will at once show viewers the high, edge-of-your-seat tension of a mystery drama as well as the emotions of a youth drama.

The unique premise of a contract friendship

With youth comes growth and friendship. The same goes for “How to Buy a Friend.” However, the friendship in this drama is different, as made apparent by the title. The story starts when Chan Hong and Don Hyuk, who have absolutely nothing in common, make a contract, outlining the things they need from each other.

Poems, webtoons, and a unique soundtrack

“How to Buy a Friend” combines poems with the most trendy medium of story-telling these days, webtoons. Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, the drama takes a story of youth and adds depth with poems. Moreover, the music will add another layer to the drama with director Yoo Young, who is known for using a unique selection of music.

“How to Buy a Friend” premieres April 6 and will be available on Viki.

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