If you’re a huge K-drama fan, you’ll probably be awfully familiar with the second lead syndrome (SLS), a fixture in Korean dramas. One of the most overused television tropes, the love triangle normally involves three characters: the lead actor, the lead actress and of course, the nice and lovelorn second male lead.

SLS happens when we find ourselves rooting more for the underdog and feeling secondhand sorrow when they don’t get a happy ending.

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Still not over a second male lead? Here are some of our favourite ones that you might have cried your heart out for.

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