I found BLs at the start of the UK lockdown…march 2020?? I’ve lost track of that whole time period.
Okay don’t chuck be under the bus, but I kind of hate the term BL I get that it was great for when the shows first started out as a lot were set in high school and colleges but now they are so much more. I guess because in the UK if there is show about a same sex couple its just a drama with LGBTQ+ Content.
Anyway no one in my RL watches these shows and when I try and talk about them they get a glaze look in their eyes.
Some of my favourite ones are Bad Buddies, A Tale of a Thousand Stars, Gaya Sa Pelikula, Light on Me. Some History ones. Manner of Death. There is also a huge list of others shows that I enjoyed but was lacking maybe in the plot department but have great moments, acting or actors I like.
For any newbies there are different genres/themes and countries not just the cute fluffy teen BLs (which there is nothing wrong with but often follow a very similar formula).
I tried to figure out why I like this genre so much. Partly because the coming of age ones make be recapture my youth or lack of first love (I am old - holds back sobs), secondly we are kind of condition to believe men have to be a certain way so there is something erotic? enticing? for me at least to see two men share emotions and be vulnerable. Also I love stories in whatever format, so give me a good plot and characters and I’m hooked.
Also this is not a BL but a great LGBTQ+ show, Sense 8, its a few years old now but can be found on Netflix