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Drama: How to Buy a Friend (English title) / Friend Contract (literal title)
Revised romanization: Gyeyakwoojung
Director: Yoo Young-Eun
Writer: Kwon Laad (webcomic), Kim Joo-Man
Release Date: April 6 – 14, 2020
Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
Country: South Korea
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.
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.
Based on webcomic “Gyeyakwoojung” by Kwon Laad (first published April 17, 2018 via Daum Webtoon Company).
First script reading took place January, 2020 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.