Romantic Korean dramas have always been a favorite for many people. But sometimes, the triangle love story in Kdrama puts the second lead character on highlights more to captivate the audiences’ emotions deeper into the drama. For Kdrama fans, this type of storyline can cause the second lead syndrome in Korean dramas.
Whether he is a good boy or a bad boy, the second leads have more than the first leads have in many aspects, such as a mysterious personality that intriguing, lovable nature, and willingness to sacrifice to protect the female lead.
Also, the right chosen actor supports the audiences to fall in love with the second, and it makes the fans of the Kdrama split in two. Even when the drama has ended, some fans are still fussing about the first lead character and the second lead character.
Two Korean dramas that have teams for the first lead and second leads are Reply 1988 and Start-Up. In the Korean drama Reply 1988, there are Team Jung-hwan (Ryu Jun-yeol) and Team Choi Taek (Park Bo-gum). Meanwhile, another Korean drama with split fans is Start-Up. There are Team Do San (Nam Joo-hyuk) and Team Jipyeong (Kim Seon Ho).
So, let’s look at the list of Korean actors and their characters who gave you the second lead syndrome experience in Korean dramas.
Korean Dramas with Second Lead Syndrome Actors & Characters
1. Kim Jung Hwan by Ryu Jun-yeol in Kdrama Reply 1998
2. Ha Woo-Tak by Jung Hae In in Kdrama While You Were Sleeping
3. Wang Wook by Kang Haneul in Kdrama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
4. Choi Young Do by Kim Woobin in Kdrama, The Heirs
5. Go Chung Myung by Lee Do Hyun in Kdrama Hotel De La Luna
6. Han Ji Pyeong by Kim Seon Ho in Kdrama Start Up
7. Baek In Ho by Seo Kang Joon in Kdrama Cheese in The Trap
8. Jung Nam Gil by Jang Ki-Yong in Kdrama Go Back Couple
9. In Kook Doo by Ji Soo in Kdrama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
10. Prince Jinheung by Park Hyung Sik in Kdrama Hwarang
Have you experienced second lead syndrome? Tell us more about your favorite second lead syndrome in the comment column below.
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I don’t know if it is just me, but I get Second Lead Syndrome with Ha In Choi in Clean with Passion for Now.
Sometimes, the second lead character is very interesting hahaha. Especially if they are beautiful or handsome 😅🤣🤣