How to Buy a Friend (2020)

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  • Drama: How to Buy a Friend (English title) / Friend Contract (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Gyeyakwoojung
  • Hangul: 계약우정
  • Director: Yoo Young-Eun
  • Writer: Kwon Laad (webcomic), Kim Joo-Man
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 4
  • Release Date: April 6 – 14, 2020
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis

Park Chan-Hong (Lee Sin-Young) is an ordinary high school student. He has talent for writing and he gets pressured by his parents about his studies. Park Chan-Hong doesn’t have any specific dreams. He is friends with Eom Se-Yoon (Kim So-Hye), who attends the same high school. She is popular at school. Meanwhile, Heo Don-Hyeok (Shin Seung-Ho) is classmates with Park Chan-Hong. Heo Don-Hyeok is not interested in studying and he works to pay for his living expenses. One day, Heo Don-Hyeok saves Park Chan-Hong from a school bully. To pay for his rent, Heo Don-Hyeok asks to borrow 300,000 won ($270 USD) from Park Chan-Hong. Park Chan-Hong lends him the money, but that money was supposed to pay for his private institute tuition fee. After school, Park Chan-Hong now doesn’t have a place to go. He begins to spend time with Heo Don-Hyeok.


  1. Takes over KBS2’s Monday & Tuesday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “The Tale of Nokdu” and will be followed by “Once Again” April 20, 2020.
  2. Based on webcomic “Gyeyakwoojung” by Kwon Laad (first published April 17, 2018 via Daum Webtoon Company).
  3. First script reading took place January, 2020 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.
See also  Ghostderella (2019)


Lee Sin-Young How to Buy a Friend-Shin Seung-Ho.jpg Kim So-Hye
Lee Sin-Young Shin Seung-Ho Kim So-Hye
Park Chan-Hong Heo Don-Hyeok Eom Se-Yoon
How to Buy a Friend-Oh Hee-Joon.jpg How to Buy a Friend-Min Do-Hee.jpg Cho Yi-Hyun
Oh Hee-Joon Min Do-Hee Cho Yi-Hyun
Oh Kyung-Pyo Choi Mi-Ra Shin Seo-Jung

Park Chan-Hong’s family

How to Buy a Friend-Kim Won-Hae.jpg How to Buy a Friend-Baek Ji-Won.jpg
Kim Won-Hae Baek Ji-Won
Park Choong-Jae Oh Jung-Hee

Jo Pyeong-Sub & her subordinate

How to Buy a Friend-Jang Hye-Jin.jpg Kim Do-Wan
Jang Hye-Jin Kim Do-Wan
Jo Pyeong-Sub Kwak Sang-Pil

Jeil High School

How to Buy a Friend-Kim In-Kwon.jpg How to Buy a Friend-Kim So-Ra.jpg Lee Jung-Hyun Yoo Yeo-Woon
Kim In-Kwon Kim So-Ra Lee Jung-Hyun Yoo Yeo-Woon
Woo Tae-Jung Choi Jung-Won Kim Dae-Yong An Sung-Do

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