The Wednesday Five: Squad Goals

Posted December 14, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature my favorite friendships, or squad goals. These are my favorite friendship circles from all of the k-dramas that I’ve watched up to date. I laughed, I cried, I happy sighed, with each of these squads and I just adored their dynamic, their love for each other and just them. Period.

1. Reply 1988

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Park Bo Gum, Lee Hyeri, Ryu Joon Yeol

These five are at the very top of my favorite squad goals list. They were everything. Their friendship was crazy and it was fun but they were also very loyal to one another. The way that two of the boys were in love with the one girl in the group and were considerate of each other warmed my heart but I also loved just how silly they were with each other. The way that they looked forward to Taek winning his tournaments so he would buy them all food, the way that they all took turns teaching Taek bad words, how to be a normal kid, and the way that they reacted to each other (especially when they found out that Sun Woo was dating Deok Sun’s sister, haha) and just…everything. These guys were everything.

2. Twenty Five, Twenty One

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Tae Ri, Choi Hyun Wook

These guys were another fantastic friend group. I loved how supportive they were of each other, even when it was hard for them to do so. Hee Do and Yurim’s friendship came a long way but once they became friends, they were tight as hell and I really liked their friendship. Each of them had their own relationship with each other but I really liked the scenes in which they were all together. I mean, it’s hard to top the friendship between Ji Woong and Seung Wan but I thought their collective friendship between the five of them was pretty special and I really enjoyed seeing them.

3. Dear My Friends

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Kim Hye Ja, Na Moon Hee, Go Doo Shim

I watched this show and couldn’t help but hope that my own squad would be just as tight as this squad was in this drama. They were damn near 80 years old, still getting in trouble but close as ever. I loved how they kept showing up for each other, even when it meant that they would get in trouble from kids. I know that I’m going to be giving Brenna fits when I’m older and I’m low key excited about that. I adored the friendship between all of these old ladies, so much so that I want that for myself.

4. Fight for My Way

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong

These four were a lot of fun. They were also extremely loyal to each other even through the downs of a couple going through it. I loved how they each knew their place in the friendship and the girls stuck with the girls while the boys did the same. I also loved how supportive they were of each other. Love, love, love these guys!

5. Crash Landing On You

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Seo Ji Hye

This squad holds a special place in my heart. I love how loyal they were to their boss and how that loyalty extended to his lady love. These guys were such a joy to watch and seeing them struggle, stumble, and then get back up to try again had me super happy. Adored these guys.

What are some of your favorite k-drama squad goals?

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