BL Series and Dramas List

Some BL series include My Ride, Blueming, and Love Stage.

BL series have become really popular in recent years. It used to be that you could barely find a non-stereotypical gay character on a TV show, let alone a male couple. Sometimes, they’d jump through hoops to imply the characters had feelings for each other, without actually showing them get together.

Nowadays, BL dramas are loud, proud, and out front and centre in the mainstream market. I’m still taken aback at how much BL dramas are thriving in countries like Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, and even South Korea. Is this a dream? When did I fall asleep and wake up to a world where other people enjoy the obscure BL series that I watch?

Despite my confusion, I’m glad that the genre has taken off, because it means there’s a growing list of good shows to watch. I’m loving all the new BL series that are seemingly coming out every other week. Personally, I can barely catch up with the flurry of upcoming BL series, but that’s a good problem to have.

As I catch up on each show in my BL series list, I will share my detailed thoughts and personal recommendations on BL Watcher. Check out some of these best BL dramas that have launched recently:

BL Lists

List of BL Dramas and Series

Action & Thriller BL Series 🚀

Celebrity Romance BL Series

Comedy BL Series 🤣

Crime & Mystery BL Series 🚓

Drama BL Series 💣

Fantasy & Historical BL Series 🦄

Food Romance BL Series 🍔

High School BL Series 👨‍🏫

Horror & Supernatural BL Series 🧛🏻‍♂️

Office Romance BL Series 💼

Rich and Poor BL Series 💰

Romance BL Series 💕

School Romance BL Series 🎓

Slice of Life BL Series 🍽️

Sports BL Series 🏀

Teen Romance BL Series 🧸

Non-BL Series 🙅🏻‍♀️

Cute & Sweet BL Series

Cute BL
Dark BL
Some sweet BL dramas include Plus & Minus, Semantic Error, and Cherry Magic.

Cute BL dramas are the hallmark of this genre. Many of us appreciate a sweet, lighthearted story where a couple falls in love and lives happily ever after. We feel enchanted by their charming rapport, delightful interactions, and adorable relationship moments.

My recommendations include Bad Buddy (2021), Cherry Magic (2020), and Semantic Error (2022). Check out the list of sweet and cute BL series:

2022 Cute BL

2021 Cute BL

Pre-2020 Cute BL

Cute BL Dramas in 2022

21 Days Theory (2022)

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21 Days Theory is a Thai BL series about a high school romance that develops over three weeks. The main character meets a cheeky older student who challenges him to an unconventional competition. He must convince a famous girl to take him on a date over the next twenty-one days. Although their relationship begins as a rivalry, the two leads become closer as they get to know each other better.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 4 episodes
  • 3 hours

About Youth (2022)

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About Youth is a Taiwanese BL series about a teenage romance between two high school seniors. The main characters first meet on a rainy evening after experiencing emotional hardships. They reunite a year later, but only one of them remembers what happened that night. As the leads get acquainted, their newfound friendship develops into a mutual attraction.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Cherry Blossoms After Winter (2022)

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Cherry Blossoms After Winter is a Korean BL series about two childhood friends throughout their time in high school and university. The main character is an orphan living with a single mother and her son. Although the two teenagers grew up together, they drifted apart over the years. Now, they have a chance to reconnect again, navigating their complicated feelings for each other.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Enchanté (2022)

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Enchanté is a Thai BL series about two childhood friends who reunite after years of separation. The main character moved overseas and lived in France until his grandmother's death. After returning home, he reconnects with his neighbour and strengthens their close bond. Suddenly, the protagonist receives a flirty message from a secret admirer. He begins investigating who wrote the mysterious note.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 10 episodes
  • 8 hours

Hard Love Mission (2022)

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Hard Love Mission is a Thai BL series about an actor, a reporter, and their budding romance. The main character is a journalist who wants to secure a celebrity interview. Yet, this famous idol avoids dealing with the media. The protagonist finds a way to get close to the elusive star at an island resort. He goes on a challenging mission to get his interview request approved.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 7 episodes
  • 3 hours

In a Relationship (2022)

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In a Relationship is a Thai BL series about a teenage romance developed over video calls. After losing a bet, the main character must fulfill three wishes for the winner. Surprisingly, one of the requests asks him to enter a romantic relationship. The protagonist is opposed to the idea initially, but he bonds with his love interest over many virtual chats.

  • Teen romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 17 episodes
  • 90 mins

Meow Ears Up (2022)

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Meow Ears Up is a Thai BL series about the love story between a human and a humanoid cat. The lonely protagonist adopts a stray cat, only to discover this magical creature can turn into a human form. Although the cat can communicate, he doesn't understand social etiquette or protocols. As the characters live together, they are involved in various comedic hijinks and silly scenarios.

  • Fantasy
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 7 hours

My Keychain (2022)

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My Keychain is a short Thai BL series about a school romance. The young protagonist meets his love interest during a random encounter. The keychains in their backpacks accidentally get stuck together. They become chummy after meeting each other, forming a close relationship through innocent schoolboy interactions.

  • School romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 2 episodes
  • 45 mins

My Ride (2022)

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My Ride is a Thai BL series about the love story between a doctor and a motorcycle taxi driver. The main characters bond over their similar personalities despite coming from different walks of life. A natural attraction forms between the two friends, but the doctor is already committed to his older boyfriend. However, his recent relationship troubles push him closer to the amiable driver with the dimpled smile.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 10 episodes
  • 8 hours

My Secret Love (2022)

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My Secret Love is a Thai BL series about the romance between a student council president and a troublemaking prankster. The main characters clash over causing mischief on campus. As the rivalry escalates, the school authorities intervene and force the two feuding factions to get along. Reluctantly, they begin faking an amicable relationship to avoid the threat of suspension.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Old Fashion Cupcake (2022)

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Old Fashion Cupcake is a Japanese BL series about a delightful office romance. The main character is a single business employee in his late thirties, who lacks ambition and fails to enjoy life beyond his job. A young colleague befriends the protagonist and encourages him to try new experiences outside his comfort zone. They start by visiting various dessert parlours, constantly standing out as the only male customers in shops packed with women.

  • Office romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

Plus & Minus (2022)

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Plus & Minus is a Taiwanese BL series about the romance between two childhood friends. The main characters have been best friends for over twenty years. Now, they work as colleagues in the same law firm. Despite their close brotherly bond, this friendship never escalated affectionately until now.

  • Office romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 6 hours

Semantic Error (2022)

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Semantic Error is a Korean BL series about two feuding university students. A serious programmer and a rebellious artist clash over a school project. Their animosity keeps escalating to new extremes, defined by petty pranks and feisty arguments. When their vendetta starts to dissolve, the characters discover their feelings for each other are a lot more complicated.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Sky in Your Heart (2022)

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Sky in Your Heart is the spin-off of the Thai BL series Star in My Mind. The main character is a doctor who must do community service after his drunken car accident. The protagonist arrives at a rural village, where he clashes with a volunteer teacher over a lousy first impression. As they work past the early misunderstandings, the leads form a bond despite their personality differences.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 6 hours

Star in My Mind (2022)

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Star in My Mind is a Thai BL series about a campus romance. The main character confessed his feelings to his high school classmate, who rejected him. They reunite in university after spending a year apart. Tormented by his earlier confession, the protagonist must navigate his embarrassment and frustration around his love interest.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 6 hours

That's My Candy (2022)

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That's My Candy is a Thai fantasy BL series about a couple facing relationship troubles. The main character is a hardworking nurse with a busy schedule, often neglecting his boyfriend. The couple almost considers breaking up after missing their anniversary due to work conflicts. Suddenly, the protagonist is given magical candies that grant him three wishes to change his life's decisions.

  • Fantasy
  • Cute & sweet
  • 6 episodes
  • 4 hours

The Love of Winter (2022)

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The Love of Winter is a Thai BL series about a tourist who travels to the countryside alone. He stays at a remote resort, getting acquainted with the local tour guide. Thanks to the other meddlesome employees, the two men have many opportunities for alone time and forge a close connection.

  • Romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

Vice Versa (2022)

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Vice Versa is a Thai BL series about a love story in a parallel universe. After life-threatening encounters, the protagonists regain consciousness to discover they have been magically transported to another dimension. Furthermore, they swapped bodies with two strangers and took over their identities. The main characters must work together, navigate this strange world, and find a way home.

  • Fantasy
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 11 hours

Cute BL Dramas in 2021

Bad Buddy (2021)

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Bad Buddy is a Thai BL series about two university students with an intense rivalry. The main characters are neighbours whose families have feuded for many decades. Their friends from the engineering and architecture departments are also involved in an irreconcilable dispute. Despite the hostility around them, these enemies find themselves growing closer instead of antagonizing each other.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 12 hours

Be Loved in House (2021)

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Be Loved in House is a Taiwanese BL series about the office romance between a boss and his employee. When the new boss arrives at the company, he immediately clashes with a headstrong, hot-blooded employee over a controversial workplace policy. Although their relationship starts off combatively, the two of them develop a bond as they work and live together.

  • Office romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 6 hours

Gen Y 2 (2021)

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Gen Y 2 is the second season of the Thai BL drama Gen Y. This series continues the campus romances between various university students. The sequel follows up on the cliffhanger in the previous finale, as everybody reacts to a shocking development. Afterwards, the characters must hide secrets from each other, repress their romantic feelings, and navigate complicated relationships.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 11 hours

Light On Me (2021)

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Light On Me is a Korean BL drama that takes place in an all-boys high school. The main character is a lonely outcast until he joins the school's student council. Although he is welcomed by a new group of friends, there's one particular student who clashes with him and makes his life more volatile. As they get to know each other better, the line between their feud and friendship becomes blurred.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 16 episodes
  • 7 hours

Love Area (2021)

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Love Area is a Thai BL series about a budding romance between two restaurant employees. The protagonist and his love interest meet during a robbery, causing them to dislike each other at first. When they later become coworkers, their hostile relationship is mixed with developing feelings.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 6 episodes
  • 5 hours

Love With Benefits (2021)

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Love With Benefits is a Thai BL drama about two bickering actors who cannot get along. The costars are instructed to live together in the same house to build their on-screen chemistry. As the days pass, their cozy living arrangement helps to ease any animosity and improve their relationship.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 5 episodes
  • 3 hours

Lovely Writer (2021)

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Lovely Writer is a Thai BL drama about a shy author who rises to fame when his romance novel gets adapted into a popular series. He is flustered by all the media attention from the celebrity world, especially after one of the handsome actors takes an interest in him. When both characters suddenly become roommates, their new living arrangement creates many romantic scenarios.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 13 hours

My Sweet Dear (2021)

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My Sweet Dear is a Korean BL drama about a restaurant romance. The main character is a talented gourmet chef who clashes with a confident newcomer in the kitchen. After spending time together, they get used to each other and their relationship goes from sour to sweet.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

No. 1 For You (2021)

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No. 1 For You is a Taiwanese BL drama about two ambitious university students, who strive to compete against each other in sports and school. As these rivals compete for the #1 title on campus, they develop a passionate romance along the way.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Nobleman Ryu's Wedding (2021)

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Historical BL dramas are very rare, and the unique setting in Nobleman Ryu's Wedding is a major selling point for this innovative Korean series. The story begins on the day of an arranged marriage, except the runaway bride got cold feet on her wedding day. In an unconventional arrangement, the bride's brother will impersonate her and pretend to be loved-up newlyweds in front of the groom's family.

  • Historical
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Papa & Daddy (2021)

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Papa and Daddy is a slice-of-life Taiwanese BL drama about a gay couple raising their son together. They lead a happy, ordinary life despite facing some gossip from other parents and a bit of meddling from relatives. Each episode focuses on their casual day-to-day events, as the couple navigates between relationship drama and family matters.

  • Slice of life
  • Cute & sweet
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

See You After Quarantine (2021)

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See You After Quarantine? is a Taiwanese BL drama that takes place during the COVID pandemic. The story is told through a series of video calls, in which the characters meet, converse, and flirt. Over time, romantic feelings develop between the two leads, even though they have never met physically in person.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 10 episodes
  • 90 mins

The Cupid Coach (2021)

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The Cupid Coach is a fantasy BL drama made in Thailand. It focuses on a mythical god that arrives in the human world to fulfill a romantic wish. The problem is that it involves an unrequited love, and the cupid finds himself stuck in the human world until this wish is granted.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 12 episodes
  • 6 hours

The Tasty Florida (2021)

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The Tasty Florida is a Korean BL series about a love story in a restaurant. The protagonist becomes a frequent customer at a popular rooftop restaurant, run by a handsome chef and his friends. Although an attraction forms between the two leads, their potential romance is complicated by a brewing love triangle.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

To My Star (2021)

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To My Star is a Korean BL drama about a famous celebrity who goes into hiding after he’s rocked by a public scandal. In his hideout, he gets acquainted with his new roommate, an ordinary man who leads a modest, unassuming life. As they spend time together, a romance blossoms between these two roommates from very different walks of life.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 9 episodes
  • 2 hours

Cute BL Dramas Pre-2020

Because of You (2020)

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Because of You is a Taiwanese BL drama about the three wealthy sons of a powerful tycoon, each competing for a major stake in their father’s business empire. All three brothers experience their own romantic storylines during the course of this ten-episode series.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 10 episodes
  • 3 hours

Cherry Magic (2020)

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Cherry Magic is a Japanese BL drama about a workplace romance with a quirky twist. The protagonist is an ordinary office worker, who never had any sexual relationships during his twenties. He suddenly develops a magical power on his 30th birthday, allowing him to read other people's minds every time they touch. This newfound ability completely transforms his life and comes with many exciting surprises.

  • Office romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 12 episodes
  • 4 hours

En of Love: This Is Love Story (2020)

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En of Love: This Is Love Story is a Thai BL series about a campus romance based on love at first sight. The main character sees his love interest at a party, developing an instant attraction because of a smile. He actively pursues a relationship, even though his friends doubt whether his playboy ways can be tamed.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 3 episodes
  • 2 hours

En of Love: Tossara (2020)

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En of Love: TOSSARA is a Thai BL series about a university romance. The main character is a popular med student, who aggressively pursues an engineering student until he agrees to be his boyfriend. Although their courtship is awkward at first, the two ease up around each other and form a close bond.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 4 episodes
  • 3 hours

HIStory: My Hero (2017)

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HIStory: My Hero is a Taiwanese BL drama with a supernatural twist. The protagonist is a female ghost who possesses her male classmate to spend more time with her grieving boyfriend. A unique love triangle forms as the romantic connection strengthens between the two men, but the boyfriend doesn’t know he's interacting with his ex-girlfriend in another body.

  • Supernatural
  • Cute & sweet
  • 4 episodes
  • 90 mins

HIStory: Stay Away From Me (2017)

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HIStory: Stay Away From Me is a Taiwanese BL drama about two stepbrothers who become roommates. The main character is shocked to discover his new stepbrother is a famous celebrity, who will be moving in and living together with him. Although their personalities clash at first, the two of them eventually find common ground and discover a deeper connection.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 4 episodes
  • 90 mins

HIStory 2: Crossing the Line (2018)

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Out of all the BL dramas in the HIStory franchise, HIStory 2: Crossing the Line is probably my personal favourite. This is an energetic and upbeat Taiwanese BL drama involving a high school volleyball team. When a rebellious student joins the team, he forms a passionate relationship with the manager despite clashing in personalities.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Ingredients (2020)

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Ingredients is a slice-of-life Thai BL series about food, music, and love. The two main characters are living together, one of whom is an indie musician and the other is a talented chef. This drama highlights the many cute interactions between the pair, as they go about their ordinary day-to-day life.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 21 episodes
  • 4 hours

Mr. Heart (2020)

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Mr. Heart is a Korean BL drama about a university athlete who competes in marathons. This upbeat love story begins when he’s introduced to a cute guy who motivates him to do better, and you can pretty much guess what happens next.

  • School romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Roommate (2020)

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Roommate is a Thai BL series about two university students who must share a room. The main character is used to living alone, but his mom and her best friend arranged for their sons to cohabitate together. These unexpected roommates must adjust their lifestyles and cope with each other's drastically different personalities.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

The Moment Since (2020)

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The Moment Since is the sequel of The Moment. This Thai BL series follows a newly dating couple during their beachside vacation. While the characters look forward to spending private time together, they are constantly interrupted by their meddlesome friends. Nonetheless, their sweet relationship develops intimately and affectionately over this short five-episode drama.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 5 episodes
  • 1 hour

Wish You (2020)

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WISH YOU: Your Melody From My Heart is a Korean BL drama about an aspiring musician at the start of a promising career, and the obstacles that he faces along the way. Wish You was initially released as an eight-episode BL series, but was also released in a movie version, which came out later. Apparently, the movie has some extra scenes, but it’s pretty much the same content as the series, just combined into one big package.

  • Romance
  • Cute & sweet
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Dark & Toxic BL Series

Color Rush and its sequel Color Rush 2 are examples of dark BL series.

Dark BL dramas are an acquired taste. Sometimes, we want a reprieve from the fluffy love stories and sink our teeth into a grittier series. We take wicked delight in watching toxic romances, twisted dynamics, and turbulent chaos.

Call It What You Want & Color Rush are two BL franchises that tell sinister narratives with fascinating outcomes. Use the following list to explore more toxic and dark BL dramas, but proceed cautiously!

Dark BL Dramas

Call It What You Want (2021)

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Call It What You Want is a Thai BL drama that explores the sinister and scandalous side of the acting industry. When a new director joins the production of a BL drama, he is unsettled by the strict guidelines that have been imposed on the staff. As he forges a romantic connection with one of the actors, the ugliness of the company begins to unravel around them.

  • Drama
  • Dark & toxic
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Call It What You Want 2 (2021)

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Call It What You Want 2 is the sequel of the Thai BL series Call It What You Want, continuing where the original story left off. Season 2 explores the fallout of the main character's shocking revelation, as his fragile mental state deteriorates further. With his trauma deepening, there's an emotional journey filled with fear, agony, and healing.

  • Drama
  • Dark & toxic
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Color Rush (2020)

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Color Rush is a Korean BL drama with a colourblind protagonist. When the main character meets his soulmate, he magically regains the colours in his vision. However, this miraculous ability only lasts as long as they are near each other. Their unusual connection creates a dangerous power dynamic between the two teenagers. Soon, the protagonist must battle his inner demons as he succumbs to control and codependency issues.

  • Fantasy
  • Dark & toxic
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

Color Rush 2 (2022)

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Color Rush 2 is the sequel of the Korean BL series Color Rush. The second season continues the story of a colourblind protagonist, seeking the whereabouts of his missing loved ones. He is joined by a new companion, as they work together to uncover the conspiracy behind a mysterious organization.

  • Thriller
  • Dark & toxic
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

He She It (2019)

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He She It is a short Thai BL horror series. The drama highlights a clandestine romance between the two main characters, one of whom is already committed to an existing relationship. As their scandalous love affair unravels, the passion between them deteriorates rapidly and horrifically.

  • Horror
  • Dark & toxic
  • 3 episodes
  • 1 hour

HIStory: Obsessed (2017)

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HIStory: Obsessed is a Taiwanese BL drama where the main character has a second chance to change his destiny. He uses this opportunity to avoid falling in love with his university boyfriend, who ends up breaking his heart in the future. However, the obsessive boyfriend won't give up on pursuing the protagonist, and being rejected only makes him more aggressive in his advances.

  • Fantasy
  • Dark & toxic
  • 4 episodes
  • 90 mins

HIStory 4 : Close to You (2021)

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HIStory 4: Close to You is a Taiwanese BL drama about three friends who live together and work at the same company. One of the characters pretends to be interested in BL to impress a new employee, but what started out as a charade leads to the development of unexpected romantic feelings. Meanwhile, another character is confronted by an obsessive stalker, as the two of them go through a twisted and turbulent dynamic.

  • Office romance
  • Dark & toxic
  • 10 episodes
  • 8 hours

Long Time No See (2017)

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Long Time No See is a Korean BL drama about an assassin whose life changes course after he falls in love. The drama was originally released as a short five-episode series, but there’s also a movie version available with the same content.

  • Crime
  • Dark & toxic
  • 5 episodes
  • 75 mins

Love Area Part 2 (2022)

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Love Area Part 2 is the sequel of the Thai BL drama Love Area. This eight-episode series continues the turbulent relationship between two restaurant employees. As the leads navigate their feelings, their romance must overcome love triangles, personality clashes, and tense misunderstandings.

  • Romance
  • Dark & toxic
  • 8 episodes
  • 6 hours

My Beautiful Man (2021)

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My Beautiful Man is a Japanese BL drama about a student who falls in love with his bully. The protagonist is a social outcast in his new high school and becomes a lackey for the popular kids. Despite his awful treatment, he develops a hopeless crush on one of his handsome classmates.

  • School romance
  • Dark & toxic
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

The Effect (2019)

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The Effect started out as an innocuous campus romance, just like many other Thai BL dramas. The main character is a university freshman, who develops a connection with a popular older student after idolizing him from afar. However, a scandalous turn of events happens halfway through the series, taking the story in a much darker and more sinister direction.

  • Horror
  • Dark & toxic
  • 3 episodes
  • 3 hours

Deep & Mature BL Series

Some deep BL series include To My Star 2, A Tale of Thousand Stars, and More Than Words.

Deep BL dramas explore complex narrative themes. They contain rich characterizations, sophisticated emotions, and powerful messages. These sentimental stories are thought-provoking, so they will remain on your mind mind long after you complete them.

My recommendations include A Tale of Thousand Stars (2021) and More Than Words (2022). Check out this exclusive list of mature and deep BL series:

Deep BL Dramas

A Tale of Thousand Stars (2021)

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A Tale of Thousand Stars is a Thai BL drama that explores what you would do with a precious second chance in life. After a death-defying experience, the main character makes dramatic changes to transform his lifestyle. In his journey of self-discovery, he also finds a sweet and innocent romance along the way.

  • Drama
  • Deep & mature
  • 10 episodes
  • 8 hours

DNA Says I Love You (2022)

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DNA Says I Love You is a unique Taiwanese BL series with a groundbreaking concept. However, the story begins ordinarily as a boy-meets-boy romance. The main character befriends a mysterious stranger, who seems sweet, shares similar interests, and gets along with him. As their relationship develops, his new acquaintance struggles to maintain a complex secret.

  • Drama
  • Deep & mature
  • 12 episodes
  • 6 hours

Double (2022)

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Double is a Japanese drama about two friends with an unusually codependent relationship. They have been aspiring actors and next-door neighbours for many years, bonding over their love for theatre performances. The main character is his friend's mentor and sees tremendous talent in him. Their rapport changes when one of their careers picks up traction, leaving the other with complicated emotions.

  • Non-BL drama
  • Deep & mature
  • 10 episodes
  • 4 hours

First Love Again (2022)

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First Love Again is a Korean fantasy BL series about a reincarnated man searching for his long-lost love. The protagonist is a famous author who carries the memories from his two previous lives. He fell in love with the same woman both times, but their romance always met a tragic end. The main character is determined to reunite with her again in the present timeline. Yet, he is shocked to discover his former lover has reincarnated as a man.

  • Fantasy
  • Deep & mature
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Given (2021)

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Given is a Japanese BL drama adapted from a manga, focusing on a group of musicians in a band. When the main characters meet in school, they form a connection over their shared interest in guitars. However, one of them is harbouring an emotional wound, which can only be healed through music and love.

  • School romance
  • Deep & mature
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

He's Coming to Me (2019)

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He’s Coming to Me is a supernatural BL drama that begins with the death of a young man, who spends the next two decades as a ghost trapped in the living world. During his lonely time in the cemetery, he meets a kind-hearted boy with the ability to see ghosts. As they develop a friendship, the two of them seek answers for the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.

  • Supernatural
  • Deep & mature
  • 8 episodes
  • 9 hours

Life~Love on the Line (2020)

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Life~Love on the Line is a Japanese BL drama adapted from a manga. The two main characters are high school students, who first meet each other under quirky circumstances when walking home from school. This series chronicles the next few decades of their relationship, as they transition to university, the workplace, and the responsibilities of adult life.

  • Romance
  • Deep & mature
  • 4 episodes
  • 2 hours

More Than Words (2022)

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More Than Words is a Japanese drama about three best friends in a love triangle over the years. The aromantic female protagonist befriends a popular classmate, even though she isn't interested in dating him. Later, they welcome a gay coworker to their social circle. The trio gets along splendidly, forming a close bond from high school to adulthood. Yet, their relationship reaches an emotional turning point that threatens to drive them apart.

  • Drama
  • Deep & mature
  • 10 episodes
  • 6 hours

On Cloud Nine (2022)

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On Cloud Nine is a Thai fantasy BL series. The story begins with the main character meeting a mysterious stranger in the wilderness. This suspicious wanderer seems oddly intimate, following the protagonist wherever he goes. Soon, inexplicable events begin happening when they are together. After a puzzling intro, the rest of the BL drama is dedicated to explaining the past. It turns out the two leads used to have a history together.

  • Fantasy
  • Deep & mature
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Second Chance (2021)

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Second Chance is a Thai BL drama focused on a group of senior high school students. As they prepare for their final year before university, some of the characters take a chance to confess their feelings for each other. There’s also a big bullying problem in the school, where a few vulnerable students are targeted by violent attacks.

  • School romance
  • Deep & mature
  • 6 episodes
  • 4 hours

The Eclipse (2022)

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The Eclipse is a Thai BL series about an uprising at an all-boys school. As the president of the prefects club, the main character is used to following the rules. He feels disturbed by the recent protests and strange phenomena happening around campus. The protagonist believes the new transfer student is responsible for causing these disruptions. He investigates the rebellious classmate, hoping to uncover his mysterious intentions.

  • School romance
  • Deep & mature
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

To My Star 2 (2022)

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To My Star 2: Our Untold Stories is the second season of the Korean BL series, To My Star. This sequel continues the romance between a famous actor and an ordinary chef. However, the couple is no longer together at the beginning of the story. A year after their heartbreaking separation, the devastated protagonist seeks answers from his missing ex-boyfriend.

  • Romance
  • Deep & mature
  • 10 episodes
  • 5 hours

Happy & Funny BL Series

Deep BL
Happy BL
Nice BL
Senpai, This Can't Be Love and Ossan's Love are funny BL series that can make you laugh.

Happy BL dramas can make you grin and giggle. You'll feel entertained by the cheeky exchanges, clever jokes, and hysterical scenarios. These hilarious stories are the perfect way to relax and unwind from a stressful day.

My favourite comedies include the original Ossan's Love (2018) and the Hong Kong remake (2021). Laugh along with this list of funny and happy BL series:

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Happy BL Dramas in 2022

49 Days With a Merman (2022)

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49 Days With a Merman is a Taiwanese fantasy drama. An ordinary high school student leads an uneventful life until he suddenly meets an eccentric merman. Unable to return to the sea, the merman must reside in the human world for the time being. He lives in the bathroom belonging to his new companion, as the two characters form a brotherly bond.

  • Non-BL drama
  • Happy & funny
  • 14 episodes
  • 6 hours

A Man Who Defies the World of BL 2 (2022)

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A Man Who Defies the World of BL 2 is the second season of the Japanese BL comedy. This sequel continues the story of the reluctant protagonist in a universe dominated by gay couples. Although he becomes more open-minded, a shocking setback makes the main character feel jaded about love.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 3 episodes
  • 75 mins

Even Sun (2022)

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Even Sun is a Thai BL series about debt collection. The main character works for a debt collection business, although he's lousy at his job. His latest assignment takes him to an island, where he tracks down an intimidating young man who owes money. Although their relationship begins rockily at the start, the leads grow fond of each other throughout a turbulent journey.

  • Crime
  • Happy & funny
  • 6 episodes
  • 4 hours

Fudanshi Bartender (2022)

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Fudanshi Bartender is a Japanese BL slice-of-life comedy. The main character may look like a suave bartender on the outside, but he hides his secret obsession with BL. The protagonist constantly daydreams about his male coworkers and customers in outlandish scenarios. Cursed with an overactive imagination, he can misconstrue even the most innocuous moment and turn it into a romantic connection.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 2 episodes
  • 45 mins

Kabe Koji (2022)

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Kabe Koji is a Japanese BL comedy series about a doujinshi artist. The protagonist is famous for drawing an adult manga with steamy characters. Surprisingly, one of his biggest fans is a celebrity idol from an up-and-coming boy band. The two leads used to know each other in high school. An unlikely bond forms as they reconnect, leading to hilarious hijinks, warm camaraderie, and emotional journeys.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Mr. Unlucky Has No Choice but to Kiss (2022)

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Mr. Unlucky Has No Choice but to Kiss is a quirky Japanese BL drama. The main character believes he has been jinxed throughout his life. Everywhere the protagonist goes, he encounters accidents, disruptions, and a persistent streak of bad luck. However, his situation improves after meeting a popular university student with inherently good fortune. As they start a romantic relationship, their destinies become intertwined.

  • School romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Ocean Likes Me (2022)

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Ocean Likes Me is a Korean BL series about a restaurant by the beach. The main character relocates to a seaside community by himself and wants to open his own udon shop. He struggles to attract customers to his new business until a fateful encounter with a quirky free spirit. As they work together, the store and their relationship steadily gain momentum.

  • Romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

Oh! Boarding House (2022)

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Oh! Boarding House is a quirky Korean BL comedy series. The goofy protagonist is a landlord who lives with the other eccentric characters in a boarding house. When a handsome tenant moves into the residence, the landlord becomes smitten with the new arrival. The two men begin as awkward acquaintances, but they soon develop a solid connection.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

Roommates of Poongduck 304 (2022)

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Roommates of Poongduck 304 is a Korean BL series about an office worker, his boss, and their odd living arrangement. The main character is a marketing intern who lives by himself. His friend slyly recruits a tenant and collects the rent money. Due to the misunderstanding, the two roommates clash and form an awful first impression. Later, the protagonist is mortified after learning his houseguest has become his new manager at work.

  • Office romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 4 hours

Secret Crush on You (2022)

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Senpai, This Can't Be Love! is a Japanese BL series about a cute and quirky workplace romance. The protagonist is a shy new employee at a 3D design agency. He has a secret crush on an older colleague, who mentors him in the office. As the two leads flirt coyly, they must navigate their unspoken feelings for each other.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 14 episodes
  • 15 hours

Senpai, This Can't Be Love! (2022)

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Senpai, This Can't Be Love! is a Japanese BL series about a cute and quirky workplace romance. The protagonist is a shy new employee at a 3D design agency. He has a secret crush on an older colleague, who mentors him in the office. As the two leads flirt coyly, they must navigate their unspoken feelings for each other.

  • Office romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

We're Both Grooms (2022)

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We're Both Grooms is a Japanese BL drama about a gay couple on their wedding day. Moments before the ceremony, the main character suddenly admits he hasn't come out to his parents, family, or coworkers. His fiancé is shocked by the revelation, but the couple tries to tie the knot anyway. Their nuptials descend into arguments, tears, and chaos as various guests disrupt the festivities.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 1 episode
  • 50 mins

Happy BL Dramas in 2021

A Man Who Defies the World of BL (2021)

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As soon as you start watching A Man Who Defies the World of BL, you’ll know this Japanese BL drama was adapted from a manga. Its influence is very obvious in the feel and flow of the series. This drama takes place in a fictional universe where everyone is happily gay, except for the main character who tries to resist the BL tropes around him.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 4 episodes
  • 2 hours

Baker Boys (2021)

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Baker Boys is a Thai remake of the Japanese manga Antique Bakery. This twelve-episode series focuses on the quirky characters who work in a bakery, including an openly gay pastry chef. Each workday brings comical hijinks and delightful surprises. However, an ongoing murder investigation near the bakery makes everyone feel uneasy.

  • Non-BL drama
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Deal Lover (2021)

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Deal Lover is a short Thai series with a BL couple as the secondary romance. In this drama, the main characters must live together and compete against each other to win over a coveted house. During the heated competition, these roommates encounter various conflicts, romances, and temptations along the way.

  • Romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

Fish Upon the Sky (2021)

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Fish Upon the Sky is a Thai BL comedy, offering a modern take at the story of the ugly duckling. The main character is a nerdy and lonely social outcast who grows smitten with a handsome, popular guy at school. He undergoes a dramatic transformation to change his appearance, in hopes of making himself more desirable to his unattainable crush.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Hidden Love (2021)

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Hidden Love is a Thai BL series, featuring a supernatural mystery with romance and comedy elements. The plot takes place in a haunted university dormitory, rocked by a tragic love story ten years ago. In the present timeline, the main characters must live in the dorm for two weeks, as they endure the spooky conditions behind the urban myth.

  • Supernatural
  • Happy & funny
  • 14 episodes
  • 11 hours

My Boy (2021)

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My Boy is a Thai BL series about a university romance with a small twist. The main character is slightly more mature in age than the average university student, and he returns to complete his studies after dropping out previously. When he encounters a young popular musician on campus, egos and personalities clash in a rocky start to their relationship. However, romantic feelings take shape once they clear the misunderstandings between them.

  • School romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 6 hours

My Love Mix-Up (2021)

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My Love Mix-Up is a Japanese BL comedy adapted from a manga. In this high school romance, the teenage protagonist is infatuated with a female student, but discovers she likes another guy instead. When her secret becomes exposed, the main character protects her identity by pretending he's the one with the crush. This fake love confession surprises his male classmate, who seriously contemplates whether he can reciprocate the feelings.

  • School romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 10 episodes
  • 4 hours

My Mate Match (2021)

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My Mate Match is a lighthearted Thai BL series about three strangers who move into the same house. The protagonist posts an ad to find a roommate, but he accidentally accepts two candidates for the same position. A friendly rivalry and a love triangle form as the characters compete to win the host's affection.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 5 episodes
  • 3 hours

Ossan's Love Hong Kong (2021)

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Ossan's Love is a Hong Kong remake of the popular Japanese BL series. This workplace comedy features an unexpected love triangle between a young real estate agent, his coworker, and their senior boss. The Hong Kong version follows the same plot as the original Japanese drama, but there are additional storylines, more emphasis on the supporting cast, and a different take at the zany humour.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 15 episodes
  • 11 hours

Siew Sum Noi (2021)

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Siew Sum Noi is a BL drama about sports, music, and romance in northeastern Thailand. The two main characters meet in school, where they both play for the football team. Although their relationship begins turbulently, they find common ground through their shared cultural identity.

  • School romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Happy BL Dramas Pre-2020

Gen Y (2020)

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Gen Y is a Thai BL series about the cheeky flirtation between two university students. Even though their personalities couldn't be more different, the lovestruck protagonist becomes smitten with his polar opposite. When his advances keep getting rejected, this romantic infatuation turns into a trial of sincerity and perseverance.

  • School romance
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 11 hours

Mermaid Sauna (2018)

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Mermaid Sauna is a Taiwanese comedy about three coworkers who have swapped their bodies magically. The story features the boss of a gay bathhouse and his two young employees, all trapped inside each other's bodies. Unable to switch back, the characters must assume their new identities and adjust to bizarrely different perspectives towards life.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

Ossan's Love (2018)

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Ossan’s Love is a Japanese BL drama that gained mainstream recognition in the country, popular even among viewers who don’t normally watch the genre. The story focuses on a love triangle between two coworkers and their much older boss, who develops an inexplicable crush on his subordinate.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 7 episodes
  • 5 hours

Ossan's Love: In The Sky (2019)

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Ossan's Love: In the Sky is the second season of the popular Japanese BL series, Ossan's Love. The workplace comedy takes place in an airline setting, focusing on the complicated love triangles between the coworkers. While the drama features the same lead actors as its predecessor, it is not a continuation of the first season. This is a brand new story with completely different characters.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 8 episodes
  • 4 hours

Tonhon Chonlatee (2020)

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Tonhon Chonlatee is a Thai BL drama about the brotherly love and affection between two childhood friends. One of them is staunchly straight, while the other has been pining after his friend since they were kids. However, the line between their friendship and a potential romance is blurred when the two friends reconnect.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 10 episodes
  • 8 hours

What Did You Eat Yesterday? (2019)

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What Did You Eat Yesterday is a Japanese BL slice-of-life comedy. The story depicts the sweet and frequently funny day-to-day routine of an ordinary gay couple. Both main characters are in their 40s and live together as boyfriends. They love cooking and always make time to enjoy homemade dinners. However, their relationship is a secret, so only their close acquaintances know they are dating. 

  • Slice of life
  • Happy & funny
  • 15 episodes
  • 7 hours

You Never Eat Alone (2020)

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You Never Eat Alone is an innovative Thai BL series that focuses on mental health. In this offbeat comedy, the lead character has a unique phobia of eating alone. Incapable of enjoying a meal by himself, he must always find someone else to dine with him. His condition leads to interesting scenarios when he begins university life, as he adjusts to living and eating in solitude.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

YYY (2020)

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YYY is a wacky Thai BL comedy, featuring an eclectic group of apartment residents with larger-than-life personalities. When a relatively normal tenant moves in, he gets entangled in the chaos and hijinks of his new neighbours. He also begins to develop a bond with his cute yet slightly quirky roommate.

  • Comedy
  • Happy & funny
  • 9 episodes
  • 6 hours

Nice & Gentle BL Series

Blueming and Minato's Laundromat are nice BL dramas with a gentle touch.

Gentle BL series range from casual slice-of-life dramas to precocious coming-of-age journeys. These stories tend to move at a slower pace than your average narrative. They excel in cultivating a calm, tranquil atmosphere that will put the viewers at ease.

You may be interested in checking out Blueming, I Just Want to See You, and Minato's Laundromat from this genre. Find more suggestions in the list of gentle and nice BL series:

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Blueming (2022)

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Blueming is a Korean BL series about two film school students with a rocky relationship. The protagonist has a terrible first impression of his popular classmate, who seems to belittle everything he does. He becomes wary of his new rival as tensions rise uncomfortably. During a heated confrontation, the two characters discover their perceptions of each other are very different. There might have been a misunderstanding from the start.

  • School romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 11 episodes
  • 3 hours

Coffee Melody (2022)

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Coffee Melody is a Thai BL series about a cute, flirty romance in a coffee shop. The main character is a songwriter going through a creative slump. After visiting a café, he develops a crush on the friendly owner. As the protagonist falls in love, he finds the inspiration to make music again.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 10 episodes
  • 7 hours

Country Boy 2 (2022)

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Country Boy 2 is the sequel of the Thai BL drama, continuing the teenage love story from the original series. The cheerful protagonist leaves the countryside to work in the city for several weeks, but he faces a challenging experience. Meanwhile, his love interest struggles with exams and academic pressure. The two characters try to make time for each other amid their busy schedules, rekindling the spark from their first encounter.

  • Teen romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

I Just Want to See You (2022)

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I Just Want to See You is a Japanese BL series about a calm, gentle high school romance. The main characters are two childhood best friends about to enter their senior year, facing uncertainty over their futures. They have maintained a platonic relationship all these years. However, this dynamic will soon change in their final summer of adolescence together.

  • School romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 4 episodes
  • 80 mins

Minato's Laundromat (2022)

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Minato's Laundromat is a Japanese BL series about a high school student's unrequited love. The teen protagonist has a crush on the local laundromat owner, who is in his late twenties. Yet, the older man feels uncomfortable about their age gap and turns down the relationship. Despite the rejection, the characters continue to spend time together as they struggle with their repressed feelings.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 12 episodes
  • 5 hours

Rainbow Lagoon (2022)

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Rainbow Lagoon is a Thai BL series about two love rivals who turn into romantic companions. The main characters competed against each other over the same girlfriend, but she dumped them both. Wounded from their recent heartbreaks, the two former enemies patch up their relationship. Surprisingly, they get along and even become friends.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

Takara-kun & Amagi-kun (2022)

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Takara-kun and Amagi-kun is a Japanese BL series about two high school students who recently started dating. The main characters belong to different social circles. One is a part of the popular kids, while the other just hangs out with his ordinary friends. They must hide this unlikely relationship from classmates while navigating their feelings for one another.

  • School romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 8 episodes
  • 25 mins

The 8.2 Second Rule (2022)

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The 8.2 Second Rule is a Japanese BL series about a high school student and his ongoing pursuit of love. The teenage protagonist is a hopeless romantic who wants to find a boyfriend. He believes in the superstition that two people can fall in love if they maintain eye contact for 8.2 seconds. In each episode, the main character meets with various classmates to test if the theory comes true.

  • School romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 5 episodes
  • 50 mins

What If (2022)

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What If is a Thai BL series about two childhood best friends with a passion for music. The protagonists are neighbours who bond over guitar lessons. The story follows the characters as they grow up, from adolescence to young adulthood. Due to their age difference, one departs for university while the other remains in high school. This relationship must endure their time apart from each other.

  • School romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

Nice BL Dramas in 2021

Behind Cut (2021)

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Behind Cut is a Korean BL series that focuses on an aspiring fashion designer. As the protagonist tries to break into the competitive industry, he searches for the perfect model to represent his clothes. Contrary to professional standards, he recruits an inexperienced newcomer. The two characters form a romantic connection as they pursue their careers together.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Bite Me (2021)

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Bite Me is a Thai BL series about a gentle romance that takes place in a restaurant. The main character's culinary talent is noticed by a famous restauranteur, who offers him a lucrative job. When they start working together, their relationship heats up in and out of the kitchen.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 11 episodes
  • 9 hours

Country Boy (2021)

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Country Boy is a short BL miniseries that takes place in rural Thailand. A small group of friends go on a trip by the countryside, staying with a mother-and-son duo at their lodgings. The two leads are from different walks of life, one from the city and the other raised in a small rural town. They work together to help the impoverished lodging from going under debt.

  • Teen romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

Nitiman (2021)

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Nitiman is a Thai BL series about a university romance. After breaking up with his girlfriend, the heartbroken protagonist feels angry when his ex has quickly moved on with another guy. He lashes out at his love rival, only to discover there's a misunderstanding between them. As they clear the air, the two characters navigate through their confusion, frustration, and passion towards each other.

  • School romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 10 episodes
  • 9 hours

The Best Story (2021)

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If you’re looking for a sweet and sensitive high school love story, The Best Story is a short series that you can finish in under two hours. In this Thai BL drama, the main character develops a secret crush on a male classmate, but hesitates to confess his feelings. As the end of their senior year draws near, the protagonist tries working up the courage to give his love confession.

  • School romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 3 episodes
  • 2 hours

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name (2021)

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name is a Hong Kong BL slice-of-life drama about two university roommates. This short six-episode series chronicles the relationship between the main characters, from their student days to their workplace experiences. As romantic feelings simmer beneath their friendship, an unspoken love confession might change their dynamic forever.

  • Slice of life
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 6 episodes
  • 20 mins

Tinted With You (2021)

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Tinted With You is a historical BL series from South Korea. The protagonist is a high school student who gets magically transported to the feudal period. Confused by his surroundings, he encounters a banished prince and his devoted bodyguard. The three characters live together, getting entangled in a love triangle.

  • Historical
  • Nice & gentle
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Nice BL Dramas Pre-2020

His: I Didn't Think I Would Fall in Love (2019)

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His: I Didn’t Think I Would Fall In Love is a Japanese BL series focusing on adolescent love. This short, leisurely drama features four teenagers in a beachside community, as they navigate their romantic feelings for each other. The two male leads are starting to come to terms with their sexuality, albeit in a clumsy and uncertain manner.

  • Teen romance
  • Safe & wholesome
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

Our Memory (2020)

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Our Memory is a short Taiwanese BL drama that follows an ordinary gay couple from the moment they get together. Each episode describes a different stage of their romance. Together, they must overcome various struggles like maintaining a long-distance relationship or coping with parental disapproval.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 4 episodes
  • 1 hour

The Moment (2020)

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The Moment is a Thai BL series that occurs in a vacation resort. The main character is taking an extended break to overcome his recent heartbreak. After getting drunk one night, he meets a friendly bartender who develops an interest in him. They embark on a journey together to mend his broken heart.

  • Romance
  • Nice & gentle
  • 4 episodes
  • 1 hour

Sad & Emotional BL Series

180 Degree Longitude Passes Through Us is a sad BL series with heartbreaking melodrama.

Sad BL dramas tug at our heartstrings. We're left devastated by the sensitive emotions, poignant exchanges, and melancholy atmosphere. These angsty narratives remind us that love stories don't always have happy endings. The sorrowful moments can make us cherish our joyful experiences.

My favourite tearjerkers include Mood Indigo (2019), I Told Sunset About You (2020), and Where Your Eyes Linger (2020). You may also want to check out these emotional and sad BL series:

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180 Degree Longitude Passes Through Us (2022)

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180 Degree Longitude Passes Through Us is a Thai BL series about trauma and family melodrama. The protagonist and his mom have depended on each other since his dad's untimely death. Recently, they encountered an old family friend who shared a fascinating history with his parents. The main character delves into secret scandals, emotional conflicts, and unspeakable truths about who his father used to be.

  • Drama
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 6 hours

Blue of Winter (2022)

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Blue of Winter is a Korean BL series about a high school love triangle. The main character is in the judo club, where he meets a new student with a secret crush on him. Soon afterwards, the protagonist receives an unexpected love confession from a friend. As these teenagers navigate their feelings, they struggle with confusion, insecurity, and heartbreak.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 5 episodes
  • 45 mins

BOYS (2022)

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BOYS is a Hong Kong BL series about two young actors in a theatre play. The main character has unrequited feelings for his costar. Yet, his crush only sees them as friends. The heartbroken protagonist begins spending time with an old roommate instead. His love interest observes their closeness and wonders about his own feelings.

  • Romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 45 mins

I'm a Fool for You Season 3 (2022)

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I'm a Fool for You Season 3 is the sequel of the Hong Kong BL series. The story showcases the relationship drama of three gay men. This season, the protagonist agonizes over his heartbreak and takes drastic measures. Another costar enters a new romance with a suave suitor. Meanwhile, the other lead encounters his ex-boyfriend under sordid circumstances.

  • Romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 5 episodes
  • 50 mins

Kissable Lips (2022)

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Kissable Lips is a Korean BL drama about vampires. The main character is a dying vampire who suffers from deteriorating health. According to urban legend, his only way to stay alive is by drinking the rare blood of a human lover. Against the odds, he meets somebody with this blood type, forming a whirlwind romance that takes them on a turbulent journey.

  • Horror
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Once Again (2022)

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Once Again is a Korean fantasy BL series about going back in time to stop a murder. The main character was almost kidnapped by a child abductor fifteen years ago. A young man saved him, but this hero lost his life during the rescue. The adult protagonist is traumatized until he discovers the ability to revisit the past. He feels determined to change the timeline and stop the tragedy before it unfolds.

  • Fantasy
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Something in My Room (2022)

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Something in My Room is a Thai supernatural BL series about a haunted house. The main character and his mom move into a new property, unaware there is a cheeky ghost trying to catch their attention. Once the protagonist gains clairvoyant vision, he befriends the spirit in his room. They form a profound bond while searching for the phantom's memories in the living world.

  • Supernatural
  • Sad & emotional
  • 10 episodes
  • 12 hours

The Promise (2022)

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The Promise is a Vietnamese BL series about two stepbrothers and their budding romance. The feisty teenage protagonist has a rocky relationship with his older stepsibling. After getting into trouble at school, the main character is surprised when his nemesis shows sympathetic support. Their relationship improves, but they must navigate their vague and uneasy feelings for each other.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

Sad BL Dramas in 2021

Fools (2021)

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Fools is a Vietnamese BL series about three teenagers and the emotional drama on their high school graduation day. These best friends realize it's their last time together before parting ways for university. Instead of attending the official ceremony, they board a random bus and travel to wherever it takes them. Their memorable journey consists of angst, arguments, and adolescent love.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 75 mins

I'm a Fool for You Season 1 (2021)

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I'm a Fool for You is a Hong Kong BL drama about a group of high school friends who reunite years later. The two main characters used to be close friends, but they have drifted apart over the years. Now that they meet again, old feelings resurface along with painful memories from the past.

  • Romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 1 hour

I'm a Fool for You Season 2 (2021)

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I'm a Fool for You Season 2 is the second season of the Hong Kong BL series. This sequel continues the story of two high school friends who fell out after a failed love confession. They reunite years later, hoping to mend their broken relationship. The protagonist also faces a crucial decision regarding his music career, which involves leaving behind his hometown.

  • Romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 1 hour

Innocent (2021)

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Innocent is a Taiwanese BL series about a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). His two distinctive personalities mask a repressed trauma from the past. When he begins a romance with an ordinary man, they go through an emotional journey of anguish and healing.

  • Romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 90 mins

Peach of Time (2021)

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Peach of Time is a Korean BL drama with a mix of family melodrama and sweet romance. The main character is from Thailand and visits South Korea to meet up with his friend. However, what was supposed to be a fun casual vacation gets derailed by an unpleasant and unexpected discovery. The protagonist becomes entangled in a series of extraordinary events with a supernatural twist.

  • Supernatural
  • Sad & emotional
  • 10 episodes
  • 4 hours

The Yearbook (2021)

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The Yearbook is a Thai BL series about two childhood friends in their senior year of high school. The main characters have been best friends, classmates, and neighbours for many years. However, their close friendship becomes strained as they wrestle with repressed feelings, emotional conflicts, and an unspoken secret between them.

  • Drama
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 7 hours

Sad BL Dramas Pre-2020

Follow My Sunshine (2020)

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Follow My Sunshine is a Vietnamese BL series about a coming-of-age school romance. The story is about two childhood buddies who live together and attend the same university. The protagonist is in a relationship with his girlfriend, unaware his best friend has secret feelings for him. This love triangle intensifies as the characters sort through accusations, confessions, and poignant emotions.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 5 episodes
  • 2 hours

Grey Rainbow (2016)

90

Grey Rainbow is a Thai series about two best friends who discover their romantic feelings for each other. This drama covers the coming out journey in extensive detail, with an honest and raw depiction of LGBT issues. It also explores the family dynamic, including how some parents respond to their children’s sexual orientation.

  • Drama
  • Sad & emotional
  • 4 episodes
  • 5 hours

I Told Sunset About You (2020)

97

I Told Sunset About You is a coming-of-age Thai BL drama about two childhood friends who turned into bitter rivals. They become close again during the university admission process, as the former enemies rebuild their broken friendship. When the feelings between them deepen, they experience intense passion, confusion, betrayal, and heartbreak.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 5 episodes
  • 7 hours

Mood Indigo (2019)

93

Mood Indigo is a Japanese BL drama about a struggling author, who begins to write pornographic novels at the urging of his friend. Although the main character is initially reluctant to work in this industry, he slowly learns to adapt the eroticism into his writing. As he delves deeper into this salacious genre, the relationship with his editor also becomes increasingly sensual.

  • Romance
  • Sexy & steamy
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

Red Balloon (2017)

80

Red Balloon is a Taiwanese BL drama featuring a poignantly told high school love story. After his emotional divorce, the main character reminisces about his first crush from years ago. Back in his teenage days, he became mesmerized by a charming student, taking him on a whimsical journey that sadly ends with heartbreak.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 2 hours

The Novelist (2018)

71

Also known as Pornographer, The Novelist is a Japanese BL drama adapted from a yaoi manga. The story focuses on a university student who begins to work for an erratic author, transcribing his pornographic novels onto paper. The more they spend time together, the more sensual and passionate their relationship becomes.

  • Romance
  • Sexy & steamy
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

Where Your Eyes Linger (2020)

91

Where Your Eyes Linger is a Korean BL drama about a wealthy student and his devoted live-in bodyguard. Their close friendship intensifies as the two of them navigate through coy, confusing, and complicated feelings for each other.

  • School romance
  • Sad & emotional
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Spicy & Romantic BL Series

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Unforgotten Night, Cutie Pie, and Love Mechanics are spicy BL dramas with an edgy streak.

Spicy BL series are cute love stories with an edgy twist. For whatever reason, it doesn't feel right to classify these romances as sweet. Maybe there's a scandalous affair, a problematic couple, or a raunchy sexual encounter. Some of us secretly enjoy it when BL dramas flirt with danger and get a little naughty!

Cutie Pie and Love Mechanics have polarizing stories that may compel you with their debauchery. Likewise, embrace your inner troublemaker with these romantic and spicy BL series:

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2021 Romantic BL

Pre-2020 Romantic BL

Romantic BL Dramas in 2022

Cutie Pie (2022)

78

Cutie Pie is a Thai BL series about two childhood friends and their arranged marriage. For many years, the protagonist's grandfather wanted him to marry the son of a close family acquaintance. The main characters have gotten engaged and intend to fulfill their obligations. However, many scandalous secrets and hidden tensions threaten to tear apart their precarious relationship.

  • Romance
  • Sexy & steamy
  • 12 episodes
  • 12 hours

Love Class (2022)

65

Love Class is a Korean BL series about the romance between two university students. The leads attend the same class, paired together for a group project. Initially, the main character has a crush on his pretty female friend. However, he grows confused about his feelings after spending more time with his male classmate.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

Love Mechanics (2022)

78

Love Mechanics is a Thai BL series about two engineering students and their turbulent romance. Triggered by a failed love confession, the heartbroken protagonist has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger at a bar. He feels scandalized by their encounter, especially after discovering his sex partner already has a girlfriend. As the characters meet again on campus, they must battle their confusion, remorse, and secret desire for each other.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 10 episodes
  • 10 hours

Love Stage (2022)

59

Love Stage is a Thai BL series adapted from a Japanese manga. The protagonist comes from a celebrity family, but he has no desire to be famous. He hates the spotlight and simply wants to lead an ordinary life. When he develops an unexpected bond with a young idol, the couple wrestles with fame, privacy, and scandals.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 10 episodes
  • 7 hours

Physical Therapy (2022)

44

Physical Therapy is a Thai BL series about the romance between a doctor and his patient. After a recent injury, the main character is admitted to a healthcare facility, where he receives ongoing treatments. He befriends a handsome doctor who takes a keen interest in his recovery. As their relationship blossoms, the constant drama and surprising setbacks happen around them.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 12 episodes
  • 11 hours

The Tuxedo (2022)

55

The Tuxedo is a Thai BL series about a talented tailor, his wealthy client, and their love story. The two characters don't get along initially over their family feud and personality clashes. Despite a rocky start to their relationship, they grow closer over a budding romantic attraction. The couple embarks on an emotional journey as they face drama and trauma together.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

Unforgotten Night (2022)

69

Unforgotten Night is a Thai BL series about a passionate romance after a one-night stand. The heartbroken protagonist wants to get over his ex-boyfriend and hooks up with a random stranger. Following a steamy evening together, he discovers his sex partner works for the mafia. The crime boss is enthralled with their chemistry and insists on a long-term relationship. The couple goes through turmoil as they navigate their incompatible lifestyles.

  • Crime
  • Sexy & steamy
  • 12 episodes
  • 10 hours

Want to See You (2022)

60

Want to See You is a Vietnamese BL series about a blind protagonist. After an accident, the main character loses his vision and requires long-term assistance. He hires a caretaker to look after him, but they clash over their headstrong personalities. The two leads must navigate emotional trauma, explosive family melodrama, and a volatile romantic relationship.

  • Drama
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 14 episodes
  • 5 hours

What Zabb Man! (2022)

75

What Zabb Man! is a Thai BL series about a hotel restaurant. The protagonist is a talented cook from a working-class background. He gets recruited for a lucrative head chef job at a fancy hotel. However, he clashes with the arrogant CEO over an awful first impression. Their strained relationship dynamic improves as they work together and know each other better.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 8 episodes
  • 7 hours

You're My Sky (2022)

81

You're My Sky is a Thai BL sports drama. The main character is a motivated university student who wants to revive his school's ailing basketball team. He encourages his childhood friend to join the squad and pursue his dreams of becoming an athlete. The pair rekindles their close bond as they strive for the championship title.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Romantic BL Dramas in 2021

Brothers (2021)

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Brothers is a Thai BL series about the budding romance between two stepbrothers. After their parents remarried, the main characters are now siblings who live together in the same house. Despite their rocky relationship at the start, they develop a close connection that goes beyond a typical brotherly bond.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 13 episodes
  • 10 hours

Fighting Mr. 2nd (2021)

79

Fighting Mr. 2nd is the sequel of the Taiwanese BL drama, No. 1 For You, continuing a few years after where the first season ended. All the characters are now working, and the BL romance has transitioned to a tech office environment. However, the main couple is not on the best of terms, meeting again after a few years apart. Their unresolved feelings for each other intensify, as they now mix romance with workplace politics.

  • Office romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 6 episodes
  • 3 hours

I Promised You the Moon (2021)

77

I Promised You the Moon is the sequel of the highly acclaimed Thai BL drama, I Told Sunset About You. This series takes place during the university years, as the lead characters pursue their childhood dreams of becoming professional actors. However, the couple must endure an emotional journey full of setbacks, surprises, and sorrows.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 5 episodes
  • 6 hours

Loveless Society (2021)

63

Loveless Society is a Thai BL series about a workplace love triangle. The main character is employed at an advertising agency with his friends. When they work on a big company project, a suave consultant joins the team and stirs up a lot of emotionally intense drama.

  • Office romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 4 episodes
  • 3 hours

Mr. Cinderella (2021)

55

Mr. Cinderella is a Vietnamese BL series about the unlikely romance between a doctor and a gangster. The leads come from different walks of life, but they meet over an incident with a stolen cell phone. After the gangster gets beaten up in a brawl, the doctor helps the injured patient with his recovery. As they share living arrangements, their relationship becomes a lot closer.

  • Drama
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 8 episodes
  • 5 hours

Paint with Love (2021)

70

Paint with Love is a Thai BL series about an uptight business professional and a free-spirited artist. The main characters meet during a job assignment, clashing over their personality differences. Since then, they begin working together in an office environment, as animosity and annoyance turn into attraction.

  • Office romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 12 episodes
  • 9 hours

Top Secret Together (2021)

61

Top Secret Together is a fifteen-episode Thai BL drama, featuring five different couples at various points in their courtship. There are two workplace love stories, two school campus romances, and one long-term couple still going strong after ten years together. In the main romantic arc, an office employee and a new intern develop an attraction towards each other. However, a scandalous secret emerges and threatens to disrupt their bond.

  • Office romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 15 episodes
  • 12 hours

You Make Me Dance (2021)

62

You Make Me Dance is a Korean BL drama about a student dancer and the unlikely romance with his loan shark. Yes, you read that right, he falls in love with the guy who chases him over his debt payments. Even for the BL genre, this pairing seems like such an odd combination between two characters from very different walks of life. If you’re curious, find out how the world of dance could ever overlap with the world of debt!

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 8 episodes
  • 90 mins

Romantic BL Dramas Pre-2020

Addicted (2016)

65

You may have heard of Addicted, a popular BL drama in its heyday, which ended abruptly due to a censorship crackdown by the Chinese government. This series focuses on two high school students who didn't like each other at first. Over childish pranks and cheeky banter, their relationship improves until they become friends and possibly something more.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 15 episodes
  • 7 hours

Craving You (2020)

64

Craving You is a Taiwanese BL drama about the love story of a bakery owner and a famous musician, or at least it started out that way. Although their relationship seemed cute and lighthearted at the beginning, it becomes more complicated once an old high school flame is introduced.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 10 episodes
  • 2 hours

En of Love: Love Mechanics (2020)

58

En of Love: Love Mechanics focuses on a romance between two engineering students. In this Thai BL series, the heartbroken protagonist was recently rejected after confessing his love. He is comforted by a university senior, who helps him move on from his former crush. As they solidify a bond, their feelings are complicated by a lingering girlfriend in the turbulent love triangle.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 4 episodes
  • 3 hours

HIStory 2: Right or Wrong (2018)

75

HIStory 2: Right or Wrong is a Taiwanese BL drama that explores an unconventional university romance. The main character is a college student who falls in love with his professor. As if their relationship isn't complicated enough, the professor is also a single father with a young child.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 8 episodes
  • 3 hours

HIStory 3: Make Our Days Count (2019)

66

HIStory 3: Make Our Days Count is about the turbulent romance between a high school student and his bully. Although the two characters begin the series with lots of hostility, their relationship improves as they understand each other more. This BL drama also features a saucy romance with a sizable age difference, as one of the teens develops a crush on an older man.

  • School romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 20 episodes
  • 7 hours

NightTime (2019)

50

NightTime is a Thai BL drama that takes place after a street gunfight. The main character is an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire and injured his arm. His assailant feels guilty for the accident and offers to take care of him in the recovery process. The two leads forge an intimate connection as they spend time together.

  • Romance
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 3 episodes
  • 1 hour

Sweet Munchies (2020)

61

Sweet Munchies is a Korean drama featuring a restaurant chef, who pretends to be gay in order to land a lucrative TV hosting gig. As the show becomes popular, he struggles to cope with his lie when romantic feelings grow towards his female producer. Meanwhile, he is unaware that his male friend has a crush on him, creating a love triangle made complicated by the public spotlight.

  • Non-BL drama
  • Spicy & romantic
  • 12 episodes
  • 13 hours

Wild & Intense BL Series

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Triage and Not Me are wild, intense BL series that will get your pulse racing.

Intense BL dramas encompass multiple genres, including detective mysteries, crime thrillers, and family melodramas. The narratives contain constant action, heightened emotions, and exhilarating tension. You'll feel an exciting rush of adrenaline watching these action-packed stories that maximize suspense and conflicts.

Not Me (2021) and Triage (2022) are wild BL dramas that will get your pulse racing. Embark on a new adventure with this list of intense BL series:

Intense BL Dramas

Boy Scouts (2022)

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Boy Scouts is a short Thai BL series about the various misadventures in a scout camp. The main character is shy and physically fragile, so he gets teased by the other teenagers. He develops a crush on one of the heroic boy scouts, who stands up for him against the bullies.

  • Teen romance
  • Wild & intense
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

Golden Blood (2021)

79

Golden Blood is a Thai BL series that focuses on the son of a mafia boss. With his life in imminent danger, the main character receives 24/7 security from a hunky bodyguard. Living together, the two of them form a connection while faced with constant threats and assassination attempts.

  • Crime
  • Wild & intense
  • 8 episodes
  • 8 hours

HIStory 3: Trapped (2019)

78

I never thought I’d see the day when there would be a BL drama about the mafia, but HIStory 3: Trapped has lived up to its name and certainly made history. This Taiwanese BL drama is about the unlikely romance between a police detective and a mafia boss.

  • Crime
  • Wild & intense
  • 20 episodes
  • 7 hours

Hometown's Embrace (2021)

50

Hometown's Embrace is a BL series that takes place in rural Thailand. The protagonist returns to his hometown after a personal tragedy, hoping to make a positive difference. Along with his group of friends, these six men band together to fight off the gangsters who have infiltrated the small village.

  • Crime
  • Wild & intense
  • 8 episodes
  • 4 hours

Kei x Yaku (2022)

65

Kei x Yaku: Dangerous Buddy is a Japanese BL crime drama. The main character is a police detective investigating the mysterious shooting of his senior colleague three years ago. He meets a young yakuza leader, also looking for answers. This unlikely pair teams up and works together, uncovering the truth behind an enormous political conspiracy.

  • Crime
  • Wild & intense
  • 10 episodes
  • 7 hours

Not Me (2021)

94

Not Me is a Thai BL action series. The protagonist assumes his twin's identity to investigate what happened to his hospitalized brother. Previously, his sibling was part of a mysterious group that plotted hostile activities. The main character infiltrates the faction and tries to earn their trust while maintaining his undercover disguise. Yet, he faces suspicion from one specific member as tensions escalate dangerously.

  • Action
  • Wild & intense
  • 12 episodes
  • 11 hours

Self (2020)

63

Soulmate is the sequel of the Thai BL series Roommate. The main characters have planned a weekend staycation at an old family home. However, the romantic getaway is interrupted by a surprise visitor, who keeps a watchful eye over the secret couple.

  • Drama
  • Wild & intense
  • 6 episodes
  • 2 hours

Soulmate (2020)

62

Soulmate is the sequel of the Thai BL series Roommate. The main characters have planned a weekend staycation at an old family home. However, the romantic getaway is interrupted by a surprise visitor, who keeps a watchful eye over the secret couple.

  • Drama
  • Wild & intense
  • 2 episodes
  • 1 hour

Triage (2022)

88

Triage is a Thai BL series with the main character stuck inside a time loop. The protagonist is an emergency room doctor who repeats the same timeline after failing to save a patient's life. He must revisit the past and change history to stop the tragedy from happening. The two leads go on an extraordinary adventure with time manipulation, mystery investigation, and epic romance.

  • Thriller
  • Wild & intense
  • 13 episodes
  • 10 hours
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