What Makes a Good BL Drama or Film (Under a Thai/Asian Setting)? Part 1/2 [Opinion]

First published 15 May 2019, updated 19 March 2020

This is a seemingly innocent topic to start with, but when you deal with fans and their personal preferences, it could get. Some people have the misconception that BL (or Yaoi) originated in China.

BL was born in Japan and is a celebration of romantic love between boys who are handsome or ‘hot’. It’s interesting to note that Thai BL is dominated by male directors and filmmakers, with a predominantly female fan base. International fans from Europe and America is divided – there are both male and female fans and audiences.

Anyway, let’s start with some introduction…

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In the Philippines, all BL actors are welcome even if they don’t like Jollibee!

One of the current trends among BL fans is to invite their favorite Thai BL actors. In the Philippines, there is a huge fanbase dedicated to them. They are collectively known as shippers.

Some of the favorite drama series that star these couples are Lovesick, Two Moons, SOTUS, and Love By Chance.

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Rewatching Love By Chance – บังเอิญรัก – with a Critical Eye: Introduction – Part 1/3 [Review]

The news about the producers’ struggle to find sponsors and network support for the series almost feels like fake news. But before LBC and its cast became hugely popular, the drama series almost failed to air.

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REMINDERS เพราะคิดถึง – Episode 1-3 [Full Review]

With only 3 episodes, Reminders the Series brings back both wonderful and not-so-wonderful memories. You see, Love Sick, when it was shown a few years ago, remains a trailblazer in the Thai BL universe. Its depiction of young, romantic (sometimes even scandalous) affair remains debatable. Is it worth it to hurt a girl in favor of another boy you want to have sex with?

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