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5 Kdramas where the male lead gets unapologetically kilig (and so do we)

From their storylines to the chemistry between actors, Kdramas have been a major source of kilig for its viewers. Some Kdramas feature very cool and stoic male leads, but even the coldest of hearts can melt away with the heat of love. 

Here are 5 Kdramas that feature a male lead that openly shows his kilig, which only adds to more of our own, and some (relatable) gifs from the show. 


What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim 

Kim Mi-so is the perfect secretary while her boss, Lee Young-joon, is the perfect narcissist. What happens when Kim Mi-so decides to quit her job?

Maybe Young-joon isn’t so narcissistic after all…? 

kdrama kilig leading man secretary Kim
That feeling when you get hit with unexpected kilig.


Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo 

College athletes navigate their way through fighting for their dreams while finding love at the same time.

Weightlifting Fairy male lead kilig
That moment when you’re telling your friends about a certain someone and you’re caught slipping.


Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon 

Do Bong-Soon may seem like a small fragile girl, but for generations, the women in her family have been born with superhuman strength, making her the perfect candidate to be the bodyguard of gaming company CEO An Min-Hyuk.

*screenshot* Goodnight text pa more!


Fight For My Way 

In the harsh world of young working adults, one barkada continues to search for themselves and strive to achieve their childhood dreams. The struggle is real.

Fight For My Way male lead
When the kilig turns into (hostile) gigil…


Something in the Rain

Yoon Jin-ah reconnects with her best friend’s younger brother after he returns from working abroad. For these two, age is nothing but a number.

Something In The Rain kdrama
It’s the happy feet for me.

Sasama eyesight mo kakacellphone ng cellphone! Tulog ka na may pasok pa bukas!

Live vicariously through these characters’ stories and enjoy the kilig (don’t forget to have a pillow nearby for gigil punching purposes). Happy watching!! 


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