Korean drama is notorious for giving its viewers a second lead syndrome. These love triangles will leave you feeling miserable for the second lead. The second leads try hard to win the main character’s heart but end up heartbroken. As they try hard and do lovely things to charm their love interests, we get to see another part of their personality. We have picked these characters that promise you to give the second lead syndrome.
1. Hwang In-Youp
In the popular webtoon adaptation True Beauty, Hwang In-Yeop is noticed in the middle of a love triangle. The viewers are divided into two groups. One group of fans ship the female lead Moon Ga-young with Cha Eun-Woo, and the other group ships her with Hwang In-Yeop. Hwang In-Yeop plays the flawless son and brother. It is difficult for the viewers not to sympathize with him.
2. Kim Seon-Ho
In the series, Start-Up Kim Seon-Ho plays the investor and leader. The viewers fail to ignore the charming Kim Seon-Ho. He seems tough, but manages to move the audience with a delicate attitude towards the female lead’s grandmother. Kim Seon-Ho hides his feelings for the female lead’s happiness.
3. Song Kang
The webtoon-inspired K drama Love Alarm left a lot of us heartbroken. The drama is based on an artificial intelligence-based dating app that tells the person about their feelings for others. The app brought the female lead and Song Kang together at first, but later the same app turned into their enemy.
4. Kim Min-Kyu and Seol In-Ah
The duo could grab the viewer's attention even though the series Business Proposal tried focusing on the other team. The pair was able to impress the audience even with limited screen time. They had vibrant and superheated chemistry.
5. Nam Joo-Hyuk
The series takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It is based on the life of a teenager trying her best to succeed as a fencer and a young man rebuilding his life through all the hardships. The viewers must be prepared for the heartbreaking ending. The ending almost led to a fan war.
6. Chae Jong Hyeop
In the series, Nevertheless, Chae Jong Hyeop plays the female lead’s childhood friend. He cannot forget his first love and tries to win her back. The female lead is already caught up with her vague feelings for another guy. She is confused and skeptical due to her past.
7. Ji Soo
The series Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon left the viewers dazed with the second lead. Do Bong-Soon always had a crush on Ji Soo, but he was completely unaware. She even hides her superpower so that he likes her back. But the feelings start fading away. It's too late when Ji Soo realizes his feelings for Do Bong-Soon.
8. Kwon Nara
Kwon Nara in Itaewon Class leaves a long-lasting impact on viewers. She plays the male lead's first love but soon after a snappy employee joins the lead’s restaurant, Kwon Nara’s character is sidelined. Kwon Nara’s romance with the male lead is short-lived.
9. Kim Jung Hyun
Kim Jung Hyun is the viewer’s favorite second lead. Crash Landing on You made viewers swoon over Kim Jung Hyun’s charming personality. The female lead’s chemistry with him was applauded. You should not miss out on the famous passport scene.
Sehun’s portrayal of the CEO's son reveals the nuances in the series Now, We’re Breaking Up. He is adorable, mischievous, and brings humor to the show. Sehun’s charm couldn't stop the viewer's from asking for a second season.