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Cutest BL korean dramas

Title: The boy next door

Year: 2017

Number of episodes: 15

Synopsis: KyuTae and KiJae are two college students who just moved next to each other. They frequently keep meeting up and always feel awkward. At one point they find out they are both friends with MinAh. The two constantly end up in funny and awkward situations that leads MinAh, her boyfriend Hyung, and any other people who pass by to believe that they are gay.

My review:It’s a slice of life kind of drama about the cohabitation of two university students seen through the eyes of a Fujoshi. It is very funny and you can’t help but want the romance to be true yet you also love the teasing!

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Title: Where your eyes linger

Year: 2020

Number of episodes: 8

Synopsis: When an outgoing female student named Hye Mi is transferred to their high school, she inadvertently drives up the romantic tension between the two childhood friends by going on a date with Gang Gook – irking Han Tae Joo, and stirring up long-suppressed emotions.

My review: At first I was a bit puzzled because the two main leads acted more like friends than anything else but then the story quickly picked up and the romance was more upfront. It’s a sweet short drama that will live you with a warm smile.

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Title: Long time no see

Year: 2017

Number of episodes: 5

Synopsis: This is the story of two men who are not exactly what they seem. Their sweet and ideal relationship might not entirely be the work of fate and when the truth is revealed, they have to face a harsh and dangerous reality.

My review: It is a rollercoaster of emotions. The story is a bit rushed I feel but that doesn’t take away from the beauty of the drama. You quickly get attached to the leads and start rooting for their happy ending.

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Title: Life is beautiful

Year: 2010

Number of episodes: 63

Synopsis: Set in Jeju, the drama revolves around a loving family led by the parents Yang Byung-tae and Kim Min-jae. The story follows the family’s everyday lives and conflicts, including oldest son Tae-sub’s romantic pairing with divorced professor Kyung-soo, whose homosexual relationship their families react to while addressing issues of personal, social, and familial acceptance, leading to, finally, love and understanding.

My review: Tae-sub and Kyung-soo relationship was sweet, pure and heartwarming. I just loved their polar opposite personalities. Tae-sub character is more straight laced and afraid of facing his sexual orientation while Kyung-soo is the lady killer who is very comfortable with his homosexual feelings towards Tae-sub. Great show for sure !

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Title: The lover

Year: 2015

Number of episodes: 12

Synopsis: The Lover is an omnibus series that depicts four different couples living together in one apartment complex.

My review: Similar to “The boy next door” Takuya and Joon-Jae are not gay but just roommates however after living together their feelings started to change and by the end of the drama they got an understanding of their feelings for each other. The show made me laugh a lot. The misunderstandings, the innuendos, the cultural shock (Takuya is Japanese) all created very funny situations.


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Warm Waters: Chapter 7 – Part 2

That night, the family sat together and happily ate a meal together.

After dinner, Ji Yan’s Father and aunt went downstairs for a walk while Ji Yan stayed and cleaned the dishes in the kitchen.

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Halfway through his cleaning, his phone rang. Ji Yan wiped his hands and answered.

“Brother Yan… have you eaten?” A familiar voice came through the microphone.

Lu Yichen can call again so soon! Ji Yan was very surprised.

“Is something wrong?

“Brother Yan, don’t do this. I know I am wrong. Please give me a second chance…” Lu Yichen said with a dull voice.

Ji Yan stayed silent.

Lu Yichen’s voice trembled: “Brother Yan, believe in me, I am begging you.”

Ji Yan hung up the phone.

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Believe in him? How easy does he think it is to rebuild trust in a person?

A few minutes later the bell rang again, and Ji Yan turned off the phone anxiously.

The next day, Lu Yichen’s call came again.

The third day, the fourth day, a week in a row, every day. He changed to different numbers and sent the same text message.

All begged Ji Yan to forgive him.

  …

Lu Yichen hadn’t had a good night of sleep in a long time, and was quite depressed. When he went to this part time job, he broke a few plates.

Every day he can only think of Ji Yan.

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Late at night, when he was alone he refused to give up on Ji Yan and just wiped his tears quietly while continuing to call him over and over again.

He felt aggrieved, Ji Yan has never treated him like this, he always followed his way.

So this time he was really scared, afraid that he would never get to touch such a good person in this life time.

But the two are thousands of miles apart. So Lu Yichen had no other choice but to keep calling him.

Dialing these familiar numbers over and over again is not only a pain for Lu Yichen, but also for Ji Yan.

Finally, one night, Ji Yan had enough, he was so worn out that he sent back a text message that says: “Let’s start as friends”.

Lu Yichen almost returned his text in seconds: “OK, Brother Yan. Are you still angry with me?”

Ji Yan did not respond.

How could he be so frustrating?

As long as Lu Yichen and Xia Jinian had a friend relationship, he would always feel uncomfortable. But Ji Yan didn’t want to force Lu Yichen. He wanted to wait until Lu Yichen figured it out and took the initiative to cut off his friendship with Xia Jinian.

He couldn’t always guide him. In fact, he didn’t want to teach him anymore, he was tired of it all.

In the following days, Lu Yichen would often call Ji Yan. Sometimes when Ji Yan had already fallen asleep and could not receive the call, Lu Yichen would send a text message and talk about some trivial things about his daily life, and always acted cleverly.

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In this way, the two talked about homely.

It’s not about falling in love, but it’s doing something you never did when you were in love.

As far as Lu Yichen is concerned, when they were together, he never took the initiative to tell

Ji Yan about his family or his daily concerns, he also never greeted Ji Yan with good morning or good night.

  …

A week later, Ji Yan was hired to work as a chef in a five-star hotel.

Doing his favorite dishes, listening to the guests’ praise of his food, going back to dinner with his father at night, and receiving a phone call from Lu Yichen on time before going to bed, this is a life Ji Yan has never experienced in the past three years.

This kind of full and happy life is what he wants the most.

It gradually reached the end of summer, not only the cicada started becoming noisy, but Ji Yan also got busy.

He bought a suite in the city center and got a decoration team to renovate it.

Still, Ji Yan could not be easily satisfied so he had to oversee everything himself.

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He was so busy that he did not have time to receive Lu Yichen’s calls several times, and he was too tired to call him back.

One day, late at night, Ji Yan received a call from a crying Lu Yichen; he did not know why the puppy was so sad. Was it because he hadn’t been able to talk with him as much lately?

“Brother Yan… do you…have a boyfriend?”

Ji Yan felt that Lu Yichen was acting odd. He wanted to explain, but also felt upset and so he just responded casually in a busy tone.

The next day, Ji Yan did not receive the usual call from Lu Yichen.

At night, Ji Yan sat by the window and stared at the view outside for a while; he then took off his mobile phone card and threw it out of the window.

Goodbye, Lu Yichen.


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Warm Waters: Chapter 7 – Part 1

At about eleven that night, Ji Yan got off the plane.

When he got home, the house was dark and quiet.

Ji Yan crouched and turned on the lights, the tea on the dinner table was still steaming, indicating that his father had just gone to sleep.

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He put down his backpack and head to his father’s bedroom to take a look inside. When he saw the figure of his sleeping father, he had suddenly the urge to cry.

He hasn’t been home for far too long.

Ji Yan rubbed his sour eyes and walked to his bedroom. He hasn’t lived in this room for a few years now, and yet, the room was still very clean.

Ji Yan took off his clothes and lay in his bed; he felt a sense of familiarity with everything there.

However, unexpectedly, he couldn’t sleep.

Finally he choked into soft sobs and fell asleep shortly after from exhaustion.

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At about four o’clock in the morning, Ji Yan was woken up by his mobile phone ringtone.

Still gorgy from sleep, he answered the phone with a hoarse voice: “Hello?”

“Brother Yan.”

Ji Yan suddenly woke up at once.

“What’s the matter?”

“Are you… home?”

“Um.”

“I…” The person on the phone asked hesitantly: “Can I go to see you on vacation?”

Ji Yan immediately refused: “No, don’t come, besides, you would not know where to find me.”

“Yan…” Lu Yichen’s voice was full of grievances: “Brother Yan, I was wrong.”

Ji Yan wanted to ask him what was the thing he did wrong, but in the end he didn’t.

Why bother? Having reached this step in their relationship, there is no more need to know.

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“We have broken up, Lu Yichen” After saying this, Ji Yan quickly hung up the phone.

Lu Yichen didn’t call again, which was within Ji Yan’s expectations, because Lu Yichen was too face-saving.

Every time the two quarreled, a day and a half would go by and he would still not soften up.

Being so distracted by Lu Yichen, Ji Yan’s mind was again unable to shut down. Wide awake, he just laid in bed waiting for sleep to come.

It was almost ten o’clock in the morning when he woke up again, after staying so late last night, now he couldn’t get up easily.

Ji Yan stayed comatose in bed for half a minute, but quickly got more energized when he heard a knock on his door.

The woman’s voice came from outside: “Little Yan, come out to have some breakfast?”

Ji Yan put on his clothes and got out of bed.

“Aunty, what about my dad?” Ji Yan pushed open the door and scanned the living room.

“He went out for a walk. Ha had waited for you until very late yesterday.”

“He waited for me?”

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Ji Yan remembered the hot tea on the dinner table last night.

“Didn’t you say you were coming back yesterday? He has been waiting for you and finally couldn’t help it and went back to his room to sleep.”

Ji Yan blinked back his tears and took a deep breath: “I’m going out to find my dad.”

Downstairs, in the garden, a man with grey hair sat on a bench watching a group of children play together.

Ji Yan’s nose turned sour at the sight of that man’s back.

He came close to the man and yelled: “Dad.”

The man slowly turned back, his tanned, plain face showing pure joy.

“What’s wrong with you and that child? Did you quarrel with him?” Ji Yan’s father after a while asked.

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Ji Yan didn’t expect his father to ask him about this, and he didn’t know what to say.

“Anyway, I just wish for you to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Don’t think about the people’s surprised gazes[1]. If you are short of money, you don’t need to worry; Dad will give it to you. A month ago, I sold a bunch of pigs, enough for you to spend.”

Ji Yan bursted into tears.

“What are you crying for? You just need to come back home” His old man patted him softly on the shoulder.

At this precise moment, Ji Yan only felt that love is so fragile and worthless compared to family.


[1] People prejudice against gay people


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Warm Waters: Chapter 6 – Part 4

Unexpectedly, after the two came to Hunan, some problems gradually arose.

Lu Yichen’s family situation was not good, his mother has been suffering from a minor illness for many years, and his father has left them and ran away with another woman.

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In order to save money, Lu Yichen had to lead a frugal life, often working until midnight. Ji Yan wanted to give him money, but Lu Yichen would not accept his help.

The two quarreled a lot about this, until finally Lu Yichen said with a red angry face that he was not being kept by Ji Yan[1].

Ji Yan had to always think of a way to invite Lu Yichen to eat something good. But the young man was very stubborn and always insisted on paying for his own bill after dining together.

If it was an expensive food and he couldn’t afford it, he would plead with Ji Yan to not go there. Ji Yan has always wanted to eat Chinese seafood hot pot with Lu Yichen, but he never got to.

In consideration of Lu Yichen’s financial situation, Ji Yan chose to rent a house in a remote place in the outskirt of the city, so that Lu Yichen would be able to afford the co-rent with him.

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Looking at Lu Yichen, who was losing weight in order to save money, Ji Yan felt very distressed, and after much thought, he decided to quit his job as a hotel chef and instead opened a fast food restaurant near Lu Yichen University.

At least, in this way, he can help Lu Yichen save money on his meals.

This problem seems to be solved, but new problems emerged.

Ji Yan found that Lu Yichen not only has a problem of low EQ, but he also has never forgotten about his sweetheart Xia Jinian.

One day, Ji Yan happened to see the chat history of Lu Yichen and “his friend”.

Although the content of the chat is very ordinary, and they did not talk much in recent months, but they did greet each other almost every day.

But what made Ji Yan so angry is that the day before Lu Yichen’s college entrance examination; he had spent the whole night chatting with “his friend”.

So it was not a fever at all, it was lack of sleep that had affected his performance on the test.

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That was the reason for their first quarrel.

Ji Yan dropped Lu Yichen’s very precious cup, but did not break it. This cup was gifted to him by “his important friend”, and Ji Yan only knew this after reading their chat log.

Lu Yichen was also very agile; he swiftly picked up the cup and rushed out of the door.

Ji Yan did not choose to tolerate Lu Yichen as he always did. He did not call him on his phone, and just lay in bed wide awake for that whole night.

The next day, Lu Yichen returned.

Lu Yichen took the lead in apologizing and promised that such a thing would never happen again.

The cup was put elsewhere.

Lu Yichen also told Ji Yan of his Facebook password, saying that he would never go there again.

And so Ji Yan forgave him.

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After all, he has already moved to Hunan for him, and it is not like he did something that cannot be forgiven, besides, the boyfriend’s attitude towards admitting his mistakes, is quite good.

In the following days, Lu Yichen kept his promise and did not go to Facebook nor did he ever use that cup again.

Time passed day by day, and when Ji Yan thought their feelings were finally reaching a stable level, “his important friend” returned.

So Xia Jinian came back.

His little boyfriend gave him a pair of sneakers that were far too expensive for his wallet.

And the cup, he didn’t know when it suddenly reappeared on their cupboard again.


[1] Like a sugar baby!


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Warm Waters: Chapter 6 – Part 2

The next day, the two slept until three in the afternoon. They had already overstayed their checkout.

The hotel owner knocked on their door to ask if they would like to stay overtime.

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Lu Yichen put on a pair of pants and opened the door: “Add another afternoon please, we will checkout tonight, thank you.”

The female boss who saw the bare-chested Lu Yichen immediately blushed and hurriedly agreed: “Okay, okay, no problem.”

Lu Yichen closed the door, walked to the bed and stared at Ji Yan who was still asleep, his throat moved, and he pressed Ji Yan under him and softly whispered: “Brother Yan, thank you very much.”

A moment later, the bed started making those creaking noises again.

In the evening, Ji Yan paid and the two left their room.

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Walking out of the hotel with the help of Lu Yichen, he was in a lot of pain and really felt that he was going to be killed by Lu Yichen.

The two walked to the bus station, Ji Yan sat on the bench, and Lu Yichen gently took his hand: “Thank you, brother Yan, I feel much better now. I will go to the airport to send my friend later so I can’t send you back. Is that okay with you? Can you go back on your own?”

“I will, what else can I do?” Ji Yan patted Lu Yichen’s shoulder and said with a relaxed tone.

“Then, you should call a taxi and go back home. You look very tired” Lu Yichen searched through his pocket for money, he took two pieces to pay for his bus ride and gave the rest which was about 20 or so pieces to Ji Yan.

Ji Yan did not refuse and took in the scattered money. After all, he had given him his body and he had paid for their hotel room, he felt like he needed at least this small favor to comfort his heart.

The bus came quickly, and Lu Yichen waved goodbye to Ji Yan and got in.

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The image of Lu Yichen’s back leaving suddenly reminded him of why he felt familiar the first time they met.

Because to be precise, Lu Yichen applying for a job in his store was not their first meeting.

The first time was actually on the day Ji Yan had first opened his dessert shop.

He was on his way to take a delivery to a customer when suddenly his mobile phone fell off. There were three tall and handsome boys standing by the door next to him.

One of the teenagers picked up the phone and handed it back to him. He just briefly glanced at the youngster in a hurry, thanked him, and took his phone away.

That young man was Lu Yichen.

The bus drove away slowly.

Ji Yan already knew who Lu Yichen was going to send at the airport. Strangely, he was not as sad as he thought he would be, but he couldn’t help but wonder why he cared so much about that stinky boy.

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The relationship between him and Lu Yichen was just a one nightstand. Neither of them owes anything to the other. And that’s what Ji Yan would like to believe right now.

In the following days, Lu Yichen did not come to the store again, and Ji Yan did not contact him either.

When they met again, it was the day the college entrance examination results came out. That morning, he heard the female students who came to the store to drink milk tea say that Lu

Yichen, the No. 1 student in the school, did not perform well in his college entrance exam.

In the afternoon of that same day, Lu Yichen took the initiative to find him at the store.

Ji Yan was really surprised by his sudden visit.

He brought out the freshly prepared dessert from the back kitchen and served it to Lu Yichen.

He then asked him about it: “I heard that you did not do well in your college exam? Didn’t you already get a guarantee to our country best university? Why did you still go to the exam?”

Lu Yichen lowered his head and remained silent for a moment before slowly saying: “I wanted to go to a different school.”

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Ji Yan knew which school this “different school” Lu Yichen was referring to.

“How did you fail the exam then?” Ji Yan asked as he patted Lu Yichen’s head.

“With your score, which school can you take now? Which one are you going to?”

Lu Yichen told him the name of a school.

Ji Yan has never heard of this university before and looking at Lu Yichen’s low mood he can guess it wasn’t the best school out there so he never asked him about it again.

Later, he checked and found out that although this school cannot be compared with his first choice but it was also one of the first-rated universities in the country.


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