Hello and welcome to another blog post!
As you can tell from the title, I will be highlight some of my favourite Thai BL dramas. I recently got back into watching them and I have a good list of favourites that I want to share with you. Some of these dramas you might have seen around a lot, and others not so much.
I do hope that you will be able to watch and enjoy them! I will start from number 5 down to number 1 and them give a few additional mentions. This post will only include dramas that have completed airing. Also, the rating assigned to each drama is mine and has nothing to do with other rating scales.
5. Bad Buddy (4.6 out of 5 stars)
This particular drama got me back into watching Thai BL after a long hiatus. It is a fun romcom story of two boys who live next to each other but have had to remain in a constant love-hate relationship because their families have a rift. We get to see them grow and learn to love each other. It was really cute.
You can watch it HERE
4. A Tale of Thousand Stars (4.8 out of 5 stars)
This was very different from what I expected it to be. Basically our rich playboy main character had a heart transplant, the heart belonged to a volunteer aid teacher who worked in an isolated mountain. Deciding to turn his life around, he signs up for her volunteer role. This is when he meets the person she was in love with and falls for him. He is conflicted, he wonders if the feelings he has is because of his new heart or if he actually feels something for him.
I really loved this drama. You can watch it HERE
3. Until We Meet Again (4.9 out of 5 star)
Get ready for the waterworks with this one. I also have to state trigger warnings for suicide and suicidal ideations for this one. If you cannot handle it, best to skip this one. This is majorly because this drama revolves around the double suicide of our main characters who were then reincarnated. We follow our main character who were pushed to committing suicide just because their parents could not handle their children being gay. It plays a lot on the Chinese red string of fate myth, with the two characters tied together for eternity.
This one is very heavy on grief but I think it speaks to a larger conversation around familial acceptance and love. You can watch it HERE
2. I Told Sunset About You (4.9 out of 5 stars)
I have to admit that when I started this one I was not really loving it but I stayed for the cinematography. It was very similar to how ‘Your Name Engraved Herein’ was shot and I loved that movie a lot. As this drama progressed, I began to fall in love with the characters and the actors portrayal of the characters and it was just so heartfelt and pure. We follow two young high school boys who used to be best friends as children but split up after a disagreement. Through the episodes we get to see them come together and rekindle their friendship and find out more about themselves.
I really loved this drama because of our easy it was. Just seeing this two grow and understand themselves and the new love they feel. It is very similar to Heartstopper and Young Royals in that regard. You can watch it on LINE TV app
1.Not Me (5 out of 5 stars)
Now, this is perfection. This drama was packed with everything that I loved, most specifically, lessons on capitalism and corruption. We follow a guy who has just returned to Thailand to find out that his twin brother is in a coma. To find out who put him in a coma, he pretends to be his twin brother and joins a gang of political activist who are trying to bring down a corporation that have monopoly over the market.
The most important part of this drama is the acting. Gun carried the drama on his back and was able to portray three characters flawlessly. You can watch it HERE
Some honourable mentions include Manner of Death, Theory of Love, and 3 Will Be Free.
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