Kim Kyu-Ri (Hong Bi-Ra) is one of three important female characters who support the protagonist Kim Hee-Woo in “Again My Life,” the others being Kim Han-Mi and Kim Hee-Ah. Some things about her have changed between the webtoon and the drama, but her relationship with Kim Hee-Woo is the most noticeable one.
Kim Kyu-Ri is shown to have a crush on Kim Hee-Woo in the webtoon, whereas there is no romance in the drama.
In the webtoon, Kim Kyu-Ri meets the protagonist, Kim Hee-Woo, for the first time in high school. She discovers that Kim Hee-Woo outperformed her on an exam, and she approaches him in a hallway.
Another day, Kim Hee-Woo goes out to take out the trash, and she finds Kim Kyu-Ri shaking and crying at the trash point under heavy rain.
Kim Hee-Woo takes Kim Kyu-Ri to the nurse’s office. Kim Kyu-Ri tells him that she has been suffering from trauma since her parents died in a car accident on a rainy day. Following the accident, she was adopted by new parents. Kim Kyu-Ri thanks Kim Hee-Woo for saving her, and she lends him her study notes.
In the drama “Again My Life,” Kim Kyu-Ri and Kim Hee-Woo attend the same test prep center for the college admission exam. Kim Hee-Woo finds Kim Kyu-Ri unconscious on the street and takes her to the hospital.
Kim Kyu-Ri thanks Kim Hee-Woo for his assistance, and the two become good friends. They later attend the same college and major in the same field.
Kim Hee-Woo saves Kim Kyu-Ri from being evicted from her home.
While participating in real estate auctions, Kim Hee-Woo learns that Kim Kyu-Ri’s house is up for auction. Kim Hee-Woo consults with his mentor, Woo Yong-Soo, about it, and he wins the auction for Kim Kyu-Ri’s house. Kim Kyu-Ri later learns that Kim Hee-Woo helped her, and she begins to like him.
The auction story still exists in the drama version, but Kim Kyu-Ri doesn’t know that it was Kim Hee-Woo who protected her from being evicted.
There’s another guy who likes Kim Kyu-Ri.
While Kim Kyu-Ri develops feelings for Kim Hee-Woo, another man named Park Seung-Hwan is interested in Kim Kyu-Ri. The three people form a triangle relationship.
Park Seung-Hwan has a huge crush on Kim Kyu-Ri, and he confesses his feelings to her at a school festival. He walks up to the stage, kneels, and asks Kim Kyu-Ri if she can be his girlfriend. But Kim Kyu-Ri rejects him because she prefers someone else.
Kim Kyu-Ri walks back home with Kim Hee-Woo after the school festival. She asks Kim Hee-Woo if he doesn’t mind another guy becoming her boyfriend.
Kim Hee-Woo is open with her and tells her what he is up to. In order to explain his situation to Kim Kyu-Ri, he uses the example of a legendary general who was only concerned with defeating the enemy. To Kim Hee-Woo, defeating his enemy from his past life is everything.
Even if she is rejected, Kim Kyu-Ri still likes Kim Hee-Woo after she graduates and becomes a prosecutor.
There are no scenes in the drama “Again My Life” in which Kim Kyu-Ri attempts to date Kim Hee-Woo. She has been a close friend of Kim Hee-Woo since their college days. When they meet again as both prosecutors, Kim Kyu-Ri tells Kim Hee-Woo that she wants to assist him with a difficult case as a friend and senior prosecutor.