“There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.”— Leo Christopher
If you’ve been around for a while like I have, you are very familiar with the concept of BL as the umbrella term for all things concerning man/man romance in the Asian realm.
Popular BL culture, like most other genres, closely follows the same set of tropes that, though repetitive, are indeed endearing.
An unrequited love.
A war against time.
Love or leave them, there is no denying that the tropes seen most often in BL dramas/film have carved out a place for themselves, even as some have transitioned out over the years. And with that in mind, we at the BLXpress are diving into our favorite dramatic clichés. Join us as we each share the tropes we love the most.
With the current onslaught of quality BLs on my watchlist, I’m in a good place.
Sometimes falling in love can be as easy as playing pretend.
We obviously have a lot on our plates with the consistent deluge of BL dramas on a daily basis.