Korean BL dramas have gained immense popularity, captivating audiences with their heartfelt stories of love, friendship, and self-discovery. In BL dramas, you'll witness the blossoming of tender romances, the struggles of self-acceptance, and the enduring power of love. These dramas beautifully explore the complexities of same-sex relationships while breaking boundaries and challenging societal norms. If you are new to the BL genre, you must know these famous and loved Korean BL couples.
1. Woo Tae-Kyung And Noh Shin-Woo
Woo Tae-Kyung and Noh Shin-Woo are the two characters of the Korean BL series Light On Me. Light on Me is a coming-of-age Romance drama that follows the story of Woo Tae-Kyung, an 18-year-old high-school student, who is a loner. However, at some point, he begins to doubt his own decision-making and confides in a teacher, expressing his desire to no be longer alone. His teacher advises him to join the school’s student committee. There he meets Shin Woo, the Vice President of the council. Shin Woo is calm and level-headed, but also somewhat cold toward him and reluctant to accept Tae Kyung. As the story progresses, the two confide in each other and fall in love. Their chemistry will leave you feeling all mushy.
2. Seo Hae Bom And Jo Tae Seong
The passing of his parents compels a seven-year-old boy named Seo Hae Bom to relocate to a foster family's home, where he joins a young boy of the same age named Jo Tae Seong. Seo Hae Bom admires Jo Tae Seong immensely, seeing him as everything he is not: tall, attractive, popular, caring, and deserving of love and attention. The small-statured Seo Hae Bom perceives himself as inferior and feels grateful for the kindness shown by the family who took him in. However, their dynamics begin to change when Seo Hae Bom and Jo Tae Seong end up in the same high school class. Suddenly, they find themselves spending more time together both at home and in school. Unexpectedly, a romantic connection sparks between the two of them. Cherry Blossoms after winter will leave you rooting for the two.
3. Kang Seo Joon And Han Ji Woo
Kang Seo Joon and Han Ji Woo are the two characters in the Korean BL drama To My Star. The drama is about a popular celebrity Kang Seo Joon, who goes into hiding after he’s rocked by a public scandal. In his hideout, he bonds with his newfound roommate, Han Ji Woo, an ordinary individual who lives a simple and modest life. As they spend more time together, an enchanting romance flourishes between these roommates who come from contrasting backgrounds. Their story makes you question how not every love story is a fairy tale.
4. Lee Da-Yeol And Jo Tae-Hyun
"A Shoulder to Cry On" is a classical enemies-to-lovers story about two high school students, Lee Da-Yeol, and Jo Tae-Hyun. The story starts when Lee Da-Yeol, an excellent archer, and member of the archery club, gets entangled in rumors with Jo Tae-Hyun, one of the school’s most famous students, and class president, with a dark secret past. The rumors put Da-Yeol's archery scholarship in jeopardy. In an attempt to quell the misunderstanding, the two start spending time together. Without realizing it, the two start to fall in love.
5. Lee Wan And Shin Ki Tae
Lee Wan and Shin Ki Tae are the main characters in the highly anticipated Korean BL Our Dating Sim. The story is a workplace romance. The two were best friends in school, but due to a failed love confession, the two separated their ways. Now seven years later, both are working under the same company, due to circumstances. The two must work together in a small office environment, maneuvering through their troubled relationship history and hazy professional boundaries. The sexual tension and the seductive exchanges between the two will make your heart race.
6. Cha Ji-Woo And Lee Ro A
Released in 2022, Love Class is a Korean BL romance that tells the story of Cha Ji-Woo and Lee Ro A. The two are paired together for a group project at their University. Initially, Ji-Woo crushes on his female friend, Bae Yu Na. But as he spends time together with Lee Ro A, he grows confused about his feelings. He starts to wonder if Ro Ah likes him.
7. Seon Ho And Gu Mu Yeong
Seon Ho is an adult webtoon artist. Exhausted from work, he hires an assistant Gu Mu Yeong, a cute and talented artist. The two develops romantic feelings as they work day and night together. However, they don't know if their crush is reciprocated. They are faced with the task of navigating their attraction and confusion. Oh! My Assistant is a Romance, comedy-drama with energetic vibes.
8. Ji Ho Joon And Seo Jae Yoon
Roommates of Poongduck 304 tells the story of two individuals who, under some circumstances, have to live in the same room. Seo Jae Yoon, is a marketing intern who lives by himself. His friend recruits a tenant and collects the rent money. As a result of the miscommunication, the two roommates engage in a conflict, leading to a negative first impression. The situation gets even worse, when Jae Yoon realizes that his roommate is Ji Ho Joon, his new manager at work. As the story progresses, you will get to see their cute and romantic moments. One minute they are fighting, and the other minute, they are swooning over each other.
9. Kim Jong Chan And Woo Seung Hyun
Kim Jong Chan and Woo Seung Hyun are the characters from the Korean BL series The New Employee. The story revolves around a marketing intern, his boss, and their office romance. Woo Seung Hyun begins an internship at an advertising company. He is assigned to work under a strict supervisor, Kim Jong Chan, who is known for his demanding work ethic. Despite their initial rocky start, they gradually develop a closer bond. As they work closely together, the two forms a budding attraction, which soon turns into romance. Their chemistry is cute and sweet.
10. Han Tae Joo And Gang Gook
Where Your Eyes Linger is a 2020 BL drama series that follows the story of Han Tae Joo, an 18-year-old student, and the sole heir to the TB Group, and Gang Gook, his closest friend and live-in bodyguard. With time, the two young men begin to contemplate the possibility of an additional layer to their friendship. The two characters must navigate through their confusing, and complicated feelings for each other.