The BEST Episodes of How to Buy a Friend

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: KBS TV2

An ordinary teenager unexpectedly finds himself thrusted into a special arrangement with one of his peers. The drama tells the story of these two high school students navigating their awkward new relationship.

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Episode 7

#1 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 14, 2020

Rumors surround Don Hyuk, a highly praised high school fighter, after his girlfriend’s sudden suicide. Plagued by the trauma he is quick to fight if someone even mentions her name, landing him in juvenile detention. After his release, he returns to school where he comes across a poem written by Chan Hong, a particularly average student who has a knack for writing. Eventually, Don Hyuk discovers a clue about his girlfriend’s death and approaches Chan Hong to help him investigate, and in exchange, he will serve as Chan Hong’s personal bodyguard. This contractual relationship entangles them both in a series of dramatic events as they try to uncover the truth behind the suicide.

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 14, 2020

Chan Hong figures out who Mithra is. Sae Yun follows after Sung Do and calls Chan Hong and Don Hyuk. Sung Do confesses what he did to Seo Jung and Sang Pil ends up in jail. At the end of the day, they are merely 19-year-olds who have a whole future ahead of them.

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 7, 2020

Don Hyuk offers Chan Hong that he'd protect him from Dae Yong if Chan Hong agrees to tell Don Hyuk what he remembers about Seo Jung. But Chan Hong turns down his offer. Some people start to track down the person with Seo Jung's cell phone. A mystery woman visits the school and meets Sae Yun and Mi Ra.

star 8.25
4 votes
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 7, 2020

Dae Yong threatens Sae Yun if she has Seo Jung's cellphone. Chan Hong couldn't just look at her being harassed, he takes Don Hyuk's offer and asks his help. Sae Yun hands Seo Jung's phone to Chan Hong but he decides to keep this secret from Don Hyuk. Chan Hong, Kyung Pyo, and Don Hyuk go to Seoul to find the man who Seo Jung met before she died.

star 8.25
4 votes
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

Chan Hong, Don Hyuk, and Kyung Pyo steal other students' writing to compare with the post on the dating board to find out who really wrote it. Cho Pyung Seob and her boys are still after Seo Jung's phone. Mi Ra attempts suicide and transferred to the hospital. Don Hyuk and Chan Hong find the street related to the sentence that Seo Jung sent to Don Hyuk.

star 8.25
4 votes
Episode 5

#6 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

Chan Hong and Don Hyuk end up at the police station. Chan Hong's parent takes Don Hyuk with them. Chan Hong explains how he got Seo Jung's phone to Don Hyuk. Mr. Woo gives Seo Jung's poem and writing to Chan Hong. As Chan Hong reads Seo Jung's writing, he figures out something is different from the post on the dating board.

star 8.00
4 votes
Episode 2

#7 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

Sae Yun recognizes a sentence from Chan Hong's poem. As Sae Yun did, Don Hyuk also realizes Chan Hong's poem and remembers seeing the sentence from the text message sent by Seo Jung before. A bully beats Chan Hong up after things didn't turn out so well with Sae Yun. Don Hyuk offers Chan Hong help and Chan Hong cries out for help.

star 7.75
4 votes
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

Chan Hong is an ordinary high school student. One day, his teacher suggests him to be the representative for a writing contest. At first, he tries to refuse it but changes his mind as he finds out his crush, Sae Yun is also entering the contest. And Chan Hong and Sae Yun win the contest.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Yoo Young-eun
Writers: Kim Joo-man