The Wednesday Five: My Favorite Second Leads

Posted September 22, 2021 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 4 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature five of my favorite second leads.


1. Nam Seon Ho from My Country: The New Age


Watching this beautiful man act his ass off made my viewing experience of this drama, all the more pleasurable. This man is fine as hell and his character was much more interesting to me than the first lead. This was the first drama where I was actively cheering for the second lead over the first lead to get the girl. I loved the first lead and felt for him and his hardships but for me, Seon Ho won me over. It was so easy for the viewer to hate Seon Ho because of what we’re given of his character but as the show progresses my love for him grew and grew and grew. I absolutely loved this guy and that is why he’s my top favorite second lead.


2. Kim Jung Hwan from Reply 1988


Man did I adore this guy. I loved his character and how he quietly took care of his loved ones. He wasn’t always easy to understand but he was absolutely always easy to adore. Even though I didn’t cheer for him to get the girl, that didn’t take away from how much I loved him. I loved him, his family, and I loved seeing him care for those around him. His personality was fantastic and though I felt bad for him in the end, I still loved the hell out of him.


3. Han Seo Jun from True Beauty


Han Seo Jun was my introduction to Hwang In Yeop. Even though his character annoyed me in the beginning, he did his very best to turn things around and absolutely did. I loved the hell out of him and my heart for him when things didn’t work for him with the girl. I think he knew that it wasn’t going to end the way that he wanted though. He had so many sweet moments throughout this show and I just loved the hell out of him.


4. Baek In Ho from Cheese in the Trap


This guy was the second second lead that I actively cheered for to get the girl. He deserved her so much but in the end, I didn’t think that she deserved him. He was too good for her and I wanted to punch the girl in the vagina for not seeing the gem that was right in front of her. Man, I loved this guy so much but just take my word for it because the drama itself was trash.


5. Han Ji-Pyeong from The Start Up


Oh man, this was my introduction to Kim Seon Ho and I’m super grateful because holy hot damn I love this guy. He got on my nerves in the show and I wanted him to be more upfront with Dal Mi but I can’t deny that his character appealed to me because the lengths he went to keep his promise melted my heart. His relationship with Dal Mi’s Grandma was such a wholesome ass relationship and I was here for it all. I love love love this guy!

So which second leads did you fall head over heels in love with? Share your favorites in the comments!

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4 responses to “The Wednesday Five: My Favorite Second Leads

  1. Bnice

    Nice choices. Although, I don’t know most of them, but from your review about them, I feel like I know them a little more. All of those dramas were good ones because they were all over IG and my social media feed. Second leads always get the short end of the stick, but that’s the role they play and I luv the under dogs. ONE DAY THEY SHALL RISE AND BE VICTORIOUS LOL! #lists #organized

    • I recommend all of these show for you to watch except Cheese in the Trap. I think I told you about that one on one of our late night drives. I was still in L.A. when I watched it and ugh, just…ugh.

    • The Start Off started strong and I did end up liking it but it’s not a favorite of mine. The second lead was hot as shit and I did like his character even though I didn’t want him to end up with the girl. I’m watching him in a new Netflix kdrama called Hometown Cha Cha Cha and I absolutely adore him in there. He’s the main lead this time and the show itself is super good.

      I recommend all of the shows in this post except Cheese in the Trap. Don’t watch that one, it sucked big donkey balls.

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