With Chemistry So Good, These 6 Second Lead Couples Deserve Their Own K-Dramas

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Strong storylines, sparkling chemistry, great comic timing, and a stellar cast are the main factors that keep a K-drama lover hooked to the show. Numerous emotions build up while watching the storyline move, but there is nothing worse than having a second lead syndrome, where the person you were rooting for the entire show doesn’t get their happily ever after. However, what they do get is the proper amount of screen time. This syndrome might look smaller to you if your heart is always swooned by the second lead couple. In case you aren’t familiar with the term ‘second lead couple’ in K-dramas, it’s the second lead character you see in most romantic Korean dramas, whose existence is still essential to the plot but the world does not revolve around them.

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They are often written as a subplot and sometimes surpass the chemistry of the main leads in the show. If you’ve gone through this, you know how heartbroken and disappointed you are when they don’t get enough screen time, and you are left with pieces of them that aren’t enough. An avid fan of K-dramas is familiar with the Goblin series’ characters, Sunny and the Grim Reaper, who had a strong hold on their audience even after being the second lead couple. To describe this second lead’s chemistry would be an understatement; they just clicked perfectly for the viewers. With the love of the fans and internet campaigns, these two actors appeared together in another K-drama called Touch Your Heart.

So, here we’ve compiled a list of six K-dramas with second lead couples who have incredible chemistry and need to star in their own show asap:

1. Cha Sung Hoon and Jin Young Seo in A Business Proposal

Business Proposal is one of the most famous K-dramas–the leads had everyone hooked to their screens. But we couldn’t help but fall in love with the chemistry and connection of the second lead couple,Cha Sung Hoon and Jin Young Seo who became very popular in the K-drama Twitter space.

They have all the qualities to become the main leads: sophisticated, sensual, and filled with just the right amount of fluff to keep viewers interested in their side plot. Throughout the series, there were numerous moments when you couldn’t wait to see them pop on the screen.

Where to watch: Netflix

2. Lee Young Hwa and Seo Dan Ah in Run On

A classic example of opposites attracting, Lee Young Hwa, an art student, meets Seo Dan Ah, a powerful and independent head of a sports agency. Even though they have very different personalities and opinions, they always end up together in different situations, which is how their chemistry develops. Young Hwa puts his heart on his sleeve when it comes to his affection for Dan Ah, which makes the connection between the two of them so obvious and adorable for viewers. A green flag guy who knows how to swoon his lady and a strong girl is our favourite duo.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Yoon Myung Joo and Suh Dae Young in Descendants of the Sun

Considered one of the most cult classic shows from 2016, this side story of two military soldiers is engraved in our memory. The two are in love from the start, but they are apart due to the demands of their jobs. The affection and communication between them are a mix of sweet and heartbreaking. What captivated viewers the most was the ongoing conflict between passion and reason. You couldn’t help but want the two to come together in the end!

Where to watch: Viki

4. Gu Seung Jun and Seo Dan in Crash Landing On You

This couple deserved so much more. While the K-drama’s main couple got their happily ever after, these two made our hearts ache and made us write long posts on Twitter to address the sheer disappointment the last few episodes gave. Gu Seung Jun’s love for Seo Dan is unparalleled in its purity and innocence. A spoilt brat who finally learned to get his life together and a heartbroken lady had us in the trenches for wanting more of them.

Where to watch: Netflix

5. Veronica Park and Ki Dae-joo in Secret Life of My Secretary

They are the epitome of fluffy love. Veronica Park is used to others paying attention when she speaks, but she is amused when Ki Dae-joo doesn’t show any interest in her. She accepts the challenge and goes after him in her wedding shoes. They served us much-needed entertainment and amusement with their witty banter, and we kept asking for more of them. This couple is perfect for someone who loves the chase and the romance plot.

Where to watch: Viki

6. Kang Sa-ra and Ryu Eun-ho in Beauty Inside

If you have enjoyed watching the show Fleabag, this couple is their K-drama version, but with a different ending. A confident boss lady, Kang Sa-ra is accustomed to upholding a façade, acting however she pleases and dating powerful and wealthy men. She doesn’t get why Ryo Sun-ho, who is serene, angelic, and unassuming, bothers her when they first meet. This couple had another sort of excitement, and their risky living situation began to pull all their heartstrings with us unwinding in them. Though they had only recently begun to reveal their hearts to one another, they were forced to grow apart once more when Ryo Sun-ho left to become a priest. The two eventually unite as a loving pair once they understand that the heart desires what it desires.

Where to watch: Viki

Also, read 5 K-Drama Second Lead Characters That Had Us Rooting For Them

- Digital Writer


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