K-Drama With Best Second Lead Couples
When watching a Korean drama, it’s safe to assume that you’ll feel all the feelings for the lead pair. However, there are moments when the second pair genuinely impresses us. By the finale, they’ve developed into a solid supporting cast, rivaling the major characters. Seven of the most memorable second-lead couples are profiled here.
1. Sunny and Grim Reaper in “Goblin”
Sunny (Yoo In Na) and the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook) are two characters in popular Korean dramas that have a devoted following among viewers. In the show, Gong Yoo plays Kim Shin, a 900-year-old goblin who must wait for his wife in order to live forever. Ji Eun Tak, the new Mrs. (Kim Go Eun).
In a similar vein, Eun Tak’s employer, Sunny, who runs a fried chicken business, falls madly in love with the Grim Reaper. It would be an understatement to call their chemistry perfect. Since audiences adored both actors so much, they were cast in another K-drama together not long after, titled “Touch Your Heart.”
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2. Lee Young Hwa and Seo Dan Ah in “Run On”
Sooyoung portrays Seo Dan Ah, the CEO of a sports agency, who crosses paths with Lee Young Hwa (Kang Tae Oh), a budding artist. Dan Ah and Oh Mi Joo’s (Shin Se Kyung) assistance is strong despite the fact that they have quite different personalities. Dan Ah and Young Hwa’s chemistry is palpable, especially as Young Hwa doesn’t hide his affection for Dan Ah. While deeply appreciating and relating to Young Hwa’s artwork, the two fall deeply in love with one another. Artistic and visually stunning, it’s a romance not to be missed.
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3. Yoon Myung Joo and Suh Dae Young in “Descendants of the Sun”
Yoon Myung Joo is played by Kim Ji Won, while Suh Dae Young is played by Jin Goo in this iconic Korean drama. Both of them have served in the military, with Myung Joo’s specialty being as a surgeon. The series begins with the couple already in love, but apart as they face the challenges of their contrasting socioeconomic classes. Their affection and relationship are both tragic and adorable. Fans were riveted by the protagonist’s internal conflict between following her emotions and using her head. In all honesty, you secretly hoped they’d end up together.
4. Cha Sung Hoon and Jin Young Seo in “A Business Proposal”
The second pair in “A Business Proposal” performed a fantastic job, especially considering how difficult it would have been to top the charming and blazing chemistry between Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Sejeong. How could anybody forget the hot glasses-throwing kiss between Kim Min Kyu’s Cha Sung Hoon and Seol In Ah’s Jin Young Seo?
Fans all around the world flocked to see what would happen next in the second pair relationship in this series and were not disappointed by the intensity with which their love evolved. There was just the right amount of heat and ardor to keep the audience engrossed in the plot without being over the top. You found yourself counting down the minutes until their sequences were on screen many times during the show.
5. Lee Ji Yi and Yoo Chang Soo in “High Society”
In “High Society,” the secondary pair had far better chemistry than the primary one. Lim Ji Yeon’s character, Lee Ji Yi, is an impoverished girl who has a gritty realism about her life and her relationships. So when Yoo Chang Soo (Park Hyung Sik), the CEO of her firm, enters her life and falls in love with her, she takes it as a negative sign. Seeing Chang Soo’s intense longing for Ji Yi is heartwarming to behold and adds nuance to the series as a whole. Park Hyung Sik’s acting chops were on full display, especially in the many touching sequences where his character wept over Lee Ji Yi.
6. Cha Hyun and Seol Ji Hwan in “Search: WWW”
The noona romance “Search: WWW,” starring Jang Ki Yong and Im Soo Jung, is set against the fast-paced and aggressive environment of a web portal firm. While the show’s female protagonists are often at odds with one another, Bae Ta Mi (Im Soo Jung) manages to win Cha Hyun over and become her friend (Lee Da Hee). There are sparks flying as Cha Hyun falls for Seol Ji Hwan (Lee Jae Wook). No one could have imagined how exciting it would be to see their developing romance unfold, culminating in a passionate kiss.
7. “Crash Landing On You”
Both Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s characters, played by Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun, and their chemistry together in “Crash Landing On You” are unforgettable. Gu Seung Jun’s (Kim Jung Hyun) passion for Seo Dan (Seo Ji Hye) is unparalleled in its naiveté and innocence. Even though it must have been exhausting to keep up with Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, the two did an amazing job telling their heartbreakingly beautiful love tale.