It’s raining Thai BL’s and today’s news feature will be solely dedicated to some of the most anticipated shows in the upcoming months as well as the first quarter of 2022.
Although the bleak Covid-19 situation continues to put a downer, the Boy’s Love universe seems unaffected. The weekly premiere of new shows is a testament to this fact. As such, let’s take a dive into the Thai shores and find some new gems that are taking the social media by storm!
Bad Buddy The Series
Obviously one of the most anticipated shows in the “GMMTV 2021” line-up, “Bad Buddy” premieres this weekend. The popular Frigay spot is being redeemed. While its predecessor “Fish Upon The Sky” received mixed reviews, fans are expecting great things from this drama. The heavily overused “Enemies To Lovers” trope might seem cliché, but GMMTV is banking on the promise of a refreshing chemistry between main leads Ohm Pawat and Nanon Korapat. Ohm Pawat is a popular name in the BL circles, because of his versatile repertoire that includes Make It Right (S1 & S2), He’s Coming to Me and the emotional sojourn Dew the Movie. For Nanon, Bad Buddy is his first full-fledged BL role. It remains to be seen if Ohm and Nanon will be successful in launching a new ship or will their onscreen romance fail to capture the audience’s attention?
Ever since they were young, Pran and Pat’s fathers’ had a deep and raging rivalry — trying to one-up each other on everything. This also extended towards their sons. Comparing their sons’ achievements and merits, whether it be academic or extracurricular — the two fathers left no stones unturned to outshine and gloat in front of the other. It was almost like rivalry was passed down as a family heirloom and the two boys became rivals as well. Until… they grew tired and became friends. Really good friends. However, because of their fathers’ rivalry, their friendship had to be kept under wraps. And so began a journey of secret friendship… and then perhaps a sweet secret romance?
(Source: Soju at MyDramaList)
The newly released trailer of the show, which is set to premiere on 29th October, 2021.
☆ Ohm and Nanon were recently featured in the sixth volume of Mint Magazine. They do look delectable together!
Nilundon The Series
With three different couples, I’m totally looking forward to the premiere of this upcoming drama. While Onzon Creative 365’s previous venture “Cupid Coach” failed to make the mark, there is a lot of anticipation surrounding “Nilundon”. Starring Tie Sukij and Nut Nutchapon in the titular roles of Nilun and Don, the premise is based on the blossoming romance between a famous hotel heir and a common barista.
In this love story, Don is a freelance photographer and heir to a famed Seoul hotel and restaurant business. Following the death of his family, Don is called back to Thailand according to his father’s final wishes. It’s when his heart is shattered that he meets Nilun, a gregarious young barista. Meanwhile, producer Pun is head-over-heels in love with her close friend Min, a mischievous YouTuber, while veterinarian Pasin has fallen in love with Don’s impish cousin Arlex.
☆ Nut Nutchapon and Tie Sukij will be portraying the main roles of Don and Nilun. Don is a high-end photographer who loves wandering and also owns a popular hotel is Seoul. Nilun is a warm and kind barista, who is really good at brewing coffee.
☆ Pee Peerawich and Beam Phoomphipach will be playing the second lead couple, Pasin and Arlex. Pasin is a calm veterinarian, while Arlex is a natural charmer.
☆ Nitar Aniphan and Pond Phuritchaya will be playing the GL couple, Pun and Min. Pun is a young blood producer; reasonable and reliable. Min is a hot YouTuber; a colorful yet clumsy girl who will make you laugh.
(Source- BL World Report)
☆ We have some exclusive photoshoots of the “Nilundon” couples from Onzon Creative 365’s social media accounts. I’m looking forward to watching the interesting dynamics between these couples.
The show will premiere on 31st October, 2021 on GagaOOLala, UNEXT and BLS (for Korea). In the meantime, enjoy the trailer for this drama!
Paint with Love
One of the most anticipated shows of 2021, TV Thunder’s ambitious project “Paint with Love” is all set to premiere on 26th November on POPSTV. Alongside, main leads Tae Darvid and Singto Prachaya, Yoon Phusanu (YYY The Series), Gun Korawit (2gether The Series), Natty Thanyanan (Oxygen The Series), Maengmum Tanshi, C’game Supawit (Together with Me The Series) and Yacht Surat (Love By Chance The Series) will be portraying supporting roles in this intriguing romance. Recently, the media house released some colorful posters as well as a short teaser that has skyrocketed the excitement surrounding this star-studded affair.
Met is a wedding organizer who has hired Phap, a poor artist, to work on a painting for an upcoming wedding. Phap has ruined something and now has to work for Met to pay off his debt to him.
(Source: Lazysubber Facebook)
Both Tae and Singto are veteran BL actors and their chemistry seems quite reckoning in the short teaser that was released last week. See and judge for yourself!
Oh! My Sunshine Night
The excitement surrounding this drama is unprecedented; understandably so. Produced by Newsinfinity Entertainment (for those who don’t know, News Infinity is the moniker used by Ohm’s Manager), this show is a fervent attempt to pacify the worldwide fandom of popular onscreen couple OhmFluke. Nearly two years later, after they starred in the reincarnation saga “Until We Meet Again”, Ohm Thitiwat and Fluke Natouch will be playing a romantic couple again. You can obviously deduce the kind of fanfare and anticipation that this show is going to garner in the upcoming months. OhmFluke’s official fandom “My Blue” will be closely observing the proceedings like a hawk, which was quite evident from their newly released interview with popular YouTuber SosatSeoulSay. This show is another show with a ginormous cast and I’m totally looking forward to the marketing and promotional activities!
Kim and Rain are the siblings of the real estate Kannakool family. Rain is a 4th year student who is friendly and very different from his younger brother, Kim, a 3rd year student who is quiet and introverted. The two siblings have a friend and bodyguard named Phayu, the son of the Kannakool family’s butler. The world of Kim changes after he meets Sun, who just transferred to the university. Sun is an optimistic person that loves playing the guitar but was born with heart disease. A good relationship forms between Kim and Sun in the classical music club, but misunderstandings, rivalries, and family problems await them in the near future. What destiny will they face?
(Source: AllAboutOhmFluke at Twitter, edited by MyDramaList)
☆ Ohm Thitiwat and Fluke Natouch will be playing the titular roles of Kim/ Kimhant Kannakool and Sun/Tawan Theekhakorn. Kim, the second child of the Kannakul family, is 3rd year college student. He is an introverted artist; cold, calm, and difficult to approach. However he’s very sincere and confident with his love and feelings. SUN” Tawan Teekakorn is a 21 years old, studying fine arts, majoring in international music, A new transfer in the university. Sun is a lovely, bright and optimistic person. He is a simple person who always offer help to others. Even though he looks fragile on the outside, he is resolute and very patient.
☆ Noh Phouluang and Peterpan Thasapon Wiwitwaron will be portraying the roles of Rain and Phayu. Rain is the oldest child of the Kannakul family. Rain is the captain of the college rugby team. He is open-minded, fun, and is often liked by everyone. Phuya is a black belt taekwondo athlete. He is the son of the butler, Santi. He works as Sun and Rain’s bodyguard while living with the Kannakul family.
☆ Dew Nitikorn and Kan Krittikorn will be playing the roles of Pie and Petch. Pie is a talented fencing athlete and a outstanding student in the university. Determined and has self-confident, he is a moody young man. Petch is also a fencing athlete. Good-humored, rational person, playful; Petch has been friends with Pie since third year high school.
☆ Ufa Nattawat and Meen Nattakrit will be playing the roles of Choon and Tony. Choon is rugby player and a close friends with Sun. Tony is in the same faculty with Rain. He is masculine, athletic and likes to make people around him happy.
☆ Peat Wasuthorn and Ping Sukit play the roles of Toy and Euro. Toy is a leader with high responsibility but compassionate too. Euro is a young boy with a soft face, who is always in good mood.
☆ Natthew Nat and Ryan Panya will be portraying the roles of Wanna and Oh. Wanna is a Teacher and the conductor of the university as well as the club administrator. With expertise in international music and as a teacher who is close to students, he is loved and trusted by his students. Oh is a fencing athlete. He’s fun, naive and loved by friends.
☆ Lift Supoj will play the role of Santi, Kannakool family’s butler.
(Source- BL World Report)
609 Bedtime Story
“WeTV 2022 Original Reveal” has some interesting lineups. One of those intriguing shows is the mystery romance “609 Bedtime Story”. The drama banks on the intersecting premise of Parallel Universe. There are speculations that Ohm Thitiwat and Fluke Natouch will be playing the lead roles of Mum and Dew. If that happens, then this show will be their fourth project together (after UWMA and Close Friends, Oh! My Sunshine Night).
One day, a strange man is sleeping on Mum’s bed, a playboy and the owner of room 609. They both have passionate sex the first time they meet and after that, mysterious things keep happing. Mum always dreams of a mysterious event and wake up frightened in the middle of the night. Mum tries to forget the “feeling” with the young man by having sex with women. However, it even makes him think of the man of his dream more. Then, he connects the dots of the events and comes up with the theory of reverse parallel universe. Finally, he meets Dew in real life. Though their first meeting is Dew’s last day, but also the beginning that both of them will help each other to change the future!
(Source: Deep Publishing TW)
Cutie Pie The Series
Adapted from author Bam Bam’s novel of the same name, “Cutie Pie The Series” is Mandee Channel’s (Producers of the highly popular Thai BL “Why R U The Series”) third venture in 2021 (alongwith Middleman Love and Bed Friend The Series). Mandee recently released a trailer for this upcoming drama; the sizzling chemistry between main leads Zee Pruk Panich and New Chawarin has already set the dice rolling in their favor. Banking on the unusual premise of an arranged marriage between a same-sex couple, Zee Pruk will portray the role of arrogant businessman Hie Lian, while newcomer New Chawarin will be playing his better half, Kuea.
This drama is yet another multi starrer production, which includes Max Saran with Nat Natasitt as one of the side couples. Max will portray the character role of Hie Yi while Natasitt will play the role of Kon Dearw. Newcomers Yim Pharinyakorn and Tutor Koraphat will be playing the other side couple, SinSaMur and Nuea.
The producers are certainly promoting the refreshing chemistry between Zee-New and Max-Nat, as evident from the recently released trailer. The show is set to premiere in 2022. It’s going to be a long wait, indeed!
Art Adore En The Series
There was a lot of speculation and controversy surrounding the casting process of this show. Adapted from popular Thai BL author Jamie’s novel of the same name, “Art Adore En” focuses on the life of a country boy who goes to college in Bangkok, where he ends up losing his heart to a senior. The production house have finally announced the cast and it is an interesting mix of old and new names.
When Ray, a brash art major from abroad, met Lloyd, an innocent English major, a tangled web of romantic and hilarious situations forms this coming-of-age story of university experiences. Ray, an art major from abroad is a playboy with handsome looks and a standoffish personality. He finds himself rooming with Lloyd, an innocent English major with a sheltered and simple background. The sly fox finds himself falling for the wide-eyed angel. And when Lloyd asks him for help with his English lesson, Ray doesn’t hesitate to use the situation to his advantage.
Tur Sittha and Star Nopawit will be playing thr main lead couple, Ray and Lloyd. Boat Napat and Neptune Phurich will be playing the side couple. The supporting roles include Peak Nathakorn, Tang-oh Nattawat, Tee Boonyakiat, Double Tupthep, Tarlong Chaipipat, North Kunat and Poken Yanaphun.
Gen Y The Series Season Two
Star Hunter Entertainment recently held the blessing ceremony for their upcoming sequel “Gen Y S2”. Following the success of Gen Y The Series Season One, the sequel will focus on the love lives of main couple Mark and Kit and their variant friendships. The entire cast from Season One will be reprising their roles. As such, we can expect lots of romance; not just between the main couple but the popular side couples which include Thanu & Wayu, Pok & Tang. Season One saw an invariable love triangle between Thanu, Wayu and Phai played by Dun Romchumpa, Bas Suradej Pinnirat and Pon Thanapon. This coupling was put to vote and fans voted in favor of Thanu and Wayo. After the cliffhanger ending in the finale, the sequel will probably showcase a different side of Thanu and Wayo’s love story. The show is set to premiere on 12th December, 2021. It is yet to be seen if the drama will have an international premiere on IQIYI.
Here are some exclusive pictures from the blessing ceremony!
That’s My Candy
It shouldn’t come as a secret that KimCop are a popular onscreen BL couple. That’s My Candy is their sixth venture together; after being successfully paired in 2moons, Hotel Stars, Gen Y, Close Friend and the upcoming Gen Y sequel. This show is a fantasy romcom that focuses on the love story of the estranged couple, Guy and Jing. The show’s producers have released some exclusive pictures of Kim Cop and the other side couple.
The story is about Guy and Jing, a couple who’s been together for quite some time. Both have their own responsibilities and barely have time to see each other. They had a huge fight and Jing wants to break up, but Guy won’t allow it. He tries everything to make up to Jing, but it’s not easy. An uncle whom Guy had once saved his life, gives him a magical candy that would help him make up to Jing.
Alongside Kimmon and Copter, we have Oreo Puwanai, Lee Long Shi, Earth Chitsanupong, Kokliang Parinya, Us Nititorn, Pak Narapat, Tong Surawit, Chang Jayapol playing the supporting cast.
Keep watching this space as we bring you further updates about Boys’ Love dramas from all over the Asian Subcontinent!
(Picture Credit- Original Sources
Synopsis Credit- MyDramaList)