For seasoned Hallyu lovers, you'd know that most K-dramas—usually romantic comedies—follow a specific formula to make the story push forward. One such trope that we frequently see in dramas are the infamous second leads. Yes, they're supporting cast members whose roles may or may not end up in a romantic relationship. While they're sometimes used as comedic foils to the lead stars (and usually have a specific ~connection~ to them), there are moments where the second lead couples shine sooooo bright and steal the scene—and at times, the entire show! Here, we asked Pinays their favorite second leads and why they continue rooting for them. These are their ~top picks~!
P.S. We reeeally had to trim down the list, sorreeeh!
Seol Hee and Joo Man (Fight For My Way)
"Joo Man and Seol Hee are super relatable! They go through all the nuances of having a long-time partner and the societal pressures that come with it, plus the internal conflicts each character went through. I rooted for them like they were my real-life besties!" —Twila
Myeong Joo and Dae Young (Descendants Of The Sun)
"The Romeo And Juliet-ish love story made the kilig x100 and worth it in the end! Kasi while you're watching yung hardships they go through, you have no choice but to root for them. Plus iba yung chemistry nila, ang genuine and hindi pilit. Hope they reunite for their own drama." —Jen
Sunny and Grim Reaper (Goblin)
"They are just the cutest! Their coffee shop scenes never fail to make me kilig. As in yung simpleng lines ni 'Woo Bin' ang lakas ng effect. And yung depth ng love and sacrifice nila for each other, sobrang nakakadala. So happy when they 'got reborn' in Touch Your Heart. SUPER kilig." —Ginyn
Seo Dan and Seung Joon aka Alberto Gu (Crash Landing On You)
"They were the perfect combination of malandi and makulit, and they always had THE BEST OUTFITS. I think their ending was perfect and bittersweet and I'm down to watch another drama if sila yung leads!" —Lily
Sang Goo and Soo Ji (Because This Is My First Life)
Scarlett and Ji Hwan (Search: WWW)
"Super cute lang kasi si Scarlett isang strong independent woman who needs no man, focused sa work but then she accidentally met Ji Hwan, a rising actor na super down to earth. She kept on thinking na maybe she's reading it wrong kasi mabait siya sa lahat and si guy naman worried siya na baka fan lang siya, not really interested in him romantically, and ayaw naman mag-overstep ng boundaries. Pero happy ending naman sila so it's all good. Bitin lang!" —Janne
So based on these reactions, we beg to ask the ~hardest question of all time~: Who's your favorite second lead couple?
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