I highly appreciate BL series attempting to offer us something new. Although the BL community got used to school romances and love-hate university teen melodrama, I sometimes get tired of it. Now, however, some BL makers are coming out of their comfort zone to produce phenomenal plotlines and bravely face het dramas head-on.
Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece meant to encourage love and respect not hate.
BL Ships are the veritable anchor that makes or breaks the popularity of their respective shows. If the anchor is strong, it saves the ship (read TV ratings); or else the drama is doomed to sink.
Shipping is a serious business in the Asian BL industry, with legions of fandoms invested in the offscreen camaraderie between their beloved idol’s.