My watch list is overflowing with BL dramas. This is a statement that I never thought would be feasible.
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” ― Johnny Depp
“What kind of ending is this?”
“From the day we arrive on the planet
And, blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life”
(Excerpts from The Circle of Life from The Lion King)
Adapted from the webtoon Hasuk 5 by Penguin, Oh! Boarding House is a mini Korean BL meant to make its viewers smile.
I have mixed feelings about this series. 2gether was a journey with its ups and downs. Sometimes when the downs hit it seemed impossible that any highs would come, but it still managed to climb. Not to a high, but it was doable. This is a review of the first season, the second special season and the movie of the 2gether franchise.
Honestly, it is hard for me to be objective about Vietnamese BL’s. There is something so organic and raw about them that they have become incredibly endearing to me. And these two short series live up to that standard as well. It is simply a joy to watch and experience. It is obviously a low-budget production with some sound and technical issues; but what it lacks in quality, it makes up for it with intense efforts on the part of the actors and actresses. It is truly and honestly a labor of love. You can see their complete commitment to this series.
This drama surprised me because, with all the current restrictions on Chinese BL shows, I was wondering if we will even get a real storyline or a facsimile of one. In Your Heart is based on “Childhood friends to Something more” trope and honestly I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. We are only two episodes in and the chemistry is quite subtle.
Music is a powerful thing. Many of us have entire playlists that carry us through different moments in our lives. From heartbreak and grief to romance and joy, music has an incredible way of adding intensity to everyday life.
Starring Jin Gun as web novelist Yeon Seok and Jeon Chang Ha as Jeong Ha Yeon, First Love Again is a mini Korean BL that delves into reincarnation and a love that bridges time.