BL Series To Watch

Top 10 Best BL Series To Watch

BL or Boy’s Love series has gained a huge popularity since the past few years and right now it is one of the most watched genres by a majority of the population. Originated in Japan, in various Manga series, this genre has been adapted in the majority of Asian countries, and the viewership of these series are very high in the current time.

Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this type of series has gained a large amount of audience in the online platforms like YouTube and Netflix, and it is being loved by many people. This has not only popularized the actors and the genre, but has also played a major role in the acceptance of LGBT+ community.

Let us take a look at the top 10 best BL series, which is completely based on our personal choice and has nothing to do with the viewership and ratings.

10. 2gether: The Series

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Weerachit Thongjila

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13 + 5 special episodes

Language: Thai

Starring: Vachiravit Chiva-aree (Bright), Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (Win)

2gether: The Series tells the story of two college students: Sarawat and Tine. Sarawat is a very popular guy in the college, while Tine being extremely handsome, is chased by a student from the same college. To get rid of him, Tine tells Sarawat to be his fake boyfriend, to which he agrees, and here starts a bittersweet love story of Sarawat and Tine.

Due to the popularity of the show, there is a spin-off of the show called Still 2gether, and also a movie.

9. Lovely Writer

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Bundit Sintanaparadee

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Language: Thai

Starring: Noppakao Dechaphatthanakun (Kao), Poompat Iam-samang (Up)

Lovely Writer tells the story of Gene and Nubsib, who are connected to each other by a TV series. Gene is a writer, who goes by his pen name Wizard, and since the success of his first novel on the genre of Boy’s Love, he is pressured to write another novel in the same genre.

Soon, one of his novels is picked up to be adapted into a TV show, and to give his opinion about the casting, Gene visits the set, where he meets Nubsib, who auditioned for the main role. During the process, Nubsib stays at Gene’s house, where they get close to each other.

8. TharnType: The Series

Genre: Romance

Director: Bundit Sintanaparadee

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 24 + 2 special episodes

Language: Thai

Starring: Suppasit Jongcheveevat (Mew), Kanawut Traipipattanapong (Gulf)

Tharn and Type are two individuals who study in the same college and share the same room. Type is a handsome young guy who loves football and is very friendly, but he hates gay people as he was molested by a male worker when he was a child.

On the other hand, Tharn is an openly gay guy and also a compassionate music major. Since Type doesn’t like gay people, he tries his best to make Tharn leave his dorm and Tharn is also determined not to leave the dorm. This clash leads them to develop feelings for each other slowly.

7. Until We Meet Again

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Siwaj Sawatmaneekul

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 17

Language: Thai

Starring: Natouch Siripongthon (Fluke), Thitiwat Ritprasert (Ohm)

Until We Meet Again tells the story of Korn and Intouch who loved each other so dearly, despite having a completely different personality. But during that time, homosexuality was not accepted in the society, and their love is doomed as they are both killed.

After some years, they are reborn as Pharm and Dean, and they attend the same T-University, where they are united again, unknown to their past life. Although they don’t remember each other’s face, they slowly come closer to complete the love story that was incomplete in their past life.

6. Love By Chance

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Siwaj Sawatmaneekul

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 26

Language: Thai

Starring: Tenapon Sukumpantanasan (Perth), Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana (Saint), Phiravich Attachitsataporn (Mean), Rathavit Kijworalak (Plan)

Season 1 of Love By Chance tells the story of Ae and Pete, who study in the same university. Pete is blackmailed by his ex-boyfriend, who threatens that he will reveal his homosexual truth to his mother, and Ae helps Pete without expecting anything in return. But Pete is already in love with Ae, and Ae also starts to feel the same for him. They slowly become friends and their relationship grows further with time.

Season 2 tells the story of Tin and Can, who become very close friends in a short period of time. Tin is from a wealthy family and he is used by a lot of people, until he meets Can, who treats him with love and respect. Although Tin only likes Can as a friend, he slowly realizes that he is actually in love with him and decides to express his feelings, but Can doesn’t accept his love like that.The story further continues with both of them struggling with their feelings.

5. 2 Moons

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Kanchanapun Meesuwan, Anusorn Soisa-ngim

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 24

Language: Thai

Starring: Itthipat Thanit (God), Benjamin Brasier, Suradet Piniwat (Bas), Teerapat Ruangritkul (Earth)

Yo is a freshman at the university where his long time love, Pha, also studies. Pha is in second year and he is extremely popular in the college and was also the Campus Moon last year, but he doesn’t like much attention. While Yo gets the opportunity to become the Moon of his faculty, he realizes that he can get to see Pha more. Gradually, their relationship develops as Pha starts to pick on Yo.

4. Gameboys

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Ivan Andrew Payawal

Country: Philippines

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 14

Language: Tagalog, English

Starring: Elijah Canals, Kokoy de Santos

Set during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines, Gameboys tells the story of Cairo and Gabreel who meet each other online. Cairo is a gamer and Gabreel is his ardent fan. At the beginning, Gabreel starts to flirt with Cairo with the help of his ex-girlfriend Pearl, but different problems arise in their online and long distance relationship. However, tackling all the obstacles, they meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoy their union.

3. Like in the Movies

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Jamie Habac Jr.

Country: Philippines

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Language: Tagalog, English

Starring: Ian Pangilinan, Paolo Pangilinan

Karl is an aspiring content creator, but was forced to study architecture by his parents. So he moves out to his uncle’s apartment where he tries to be financially independent. However, his peace is disturbed by his neighbor Vlad, who is openly gay and lies to his sister, Judit, that Karl is his boyfriend.

To make Judit believe, Karl also gets involved in the drama, as Judit has paid his rent. Faking as a couple, Karl and Vlad slowly gets closer to each other during the period of Vlad’s stay in Karl’s apartment, but things take a turn at the end depicting one of the most realistic endings ever.

2. Addicted (Heroine)

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Ding Wei

Country: China

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 15

Language: Mandarin

Starring: Huang Jingyu, Xu Weizhou

Bai Luo Yin is a young boy who lives with his father and grandmother, and his mother remarried a high ranking military official. On the other hand, there is Gu Hai, who is the son of Luo Yin’s stepfather, and both the step brothers attend the same school and are placed in the same class without knowing who they are. As the time passes, they both get closer and develop feelings for each other.

1. SOTUS

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Lit Samajarn

Country: Thailand

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 28 + 1 Special Episode

Language: Thai

Starring: Perawat Sangpotirat (Krist), Prachaya Ruangroj (Singto)

The story is about Arthit and Kongpop who attend the same high school to study engineering. Arthit is a third year student while Kong is a freshman. At the beginning, Arthit and his friends try to haze Kong and his friends, which is not liked by the students of the first year. But as time passes by, they understand the meaning of SOTUS, and carry out the legacy when they reach the third year. During this interval, Arthit and Kongpop get closer to each other and finally express their feelings.

The second season, known as SOTUS S, tells the further story of how Arthit and Kongpop get along in their relationship managing work and romance.

These were our picks for the top 10 best BL series. Which one is your favorite? Do let us know.

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