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10 Latest Boys Love Themed Korean Dramas

Written by Gerryaldo

South Korea has been stepping up its game in producing boys love themed dramas, giving strong competition to Thailand and Japan. The stories are as captivating as those from its neighbors, and the chemistry between the actors in these dramas might just make you fall in love.

Here, we’ll share some top recommendations for the latest South Korean boys love dramas that you shouldn’t miss. Curious to see what’s on the list? Keep reading for more details!

1. Bon Appetit

Year 2023
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Cast Lee Ki Taek Yoo Jung Hoon
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Yoon Soo and Do Hoon are two men who bond over food. The story starts with Do Hoon, a dedicated office worker at a marketing agency who is so busy that he never has time to eat well.

Yoon Soo, who has just moved into the same apartment building as Do Hoon, has tried several times to get to know his busy neighbor.

Being a skilled cook, Yoon Soo decides to cook a meal for Do Hoon as a way to introduce himself. This meal marks the beginning of many dinners together at Yoon Soo's apartment. Every time Do Hoon returns from work, Yoon Soo is ready to serve him a home-cooked meal.

"Bon Appetit" is not just a heartwarming story; it also might make viewers hungry with all the delicious food Yoon Soo prepares. This drama is also notable for being the first BL drama featuring actor Lee Ki Taek.

"Love Class 2" explores the romantic journeys of three couples on a college campus, each with their own unique love story. This drama isn't connected to the first "Love Class," so you can watch it without watching the previous one.

First up, we meet Lee Hyun (J-min), a freshman who falls hard for Kim An (Kim Yong Seok), a tutor from his department. Even though they're very different, Lee Hyun goes after what his heart wants without holding back.

Then there's Joo Hyuk (An Jeong Gyun), a student tangled up in a puzzling situation with Sung Min (Jeong Woo Jae), a teaching assistant. They spent a day together without knowing each other's identity.

Lastly, we follow Min Woo (Woo Hyo Won), who quietly has feelings for his best friend, Ma Roo (Lee Kwang Hee). What twists and turns will these relationships take? Watch to find out how each love story unfolds!


3. Sing My Crush

Year 2023
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Cast Jang Do Yoon Son Hyun Woo
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Baram, a young musician, falls in love with his own mentor. Sangin is a private tutor who teaches Baram to play the guitar. He's also very good at guiding and supporting Baram in his music. Such attention is what makes Baram secretly like Sangin.

One day, Baram can no longer hold back his feelings and he dares to reveal everything to his mentor. Unfortunately, Sangin doesn't feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Baram later meets Hantae, someone he had encountered at a music audition. Hantae tries to comfort Baram and eventually becomes more involved in his life, even offering to manage his band.

One day, Baram gets caught up in a plagiarism controversy and his attitude turns very negative. Hantae, seeing this change in his friend, really wants to help. The story of their friendship is also complicated by the fact that Baram begins to like Hantae more than a friend.

Directed by Kim Eun Hye, this romantic comedy, "Love in Office," explores the dramatic and romantic nuances of Korean office life.

The story starts with Lee Jun, a former pop idol, who struggles to find a job due to his lack of experience. He ends up as an intern at a cosmetics company where he unexpectedly reunites with his first love, Choi Jun, who is now a manager there.

Choi Jun is tough on the interns and gives them challenging tasks, including Lee Jun. Yet, this seems to be Choi Jun's way of playfully engaging with Lee Jun.

As they go through the stresses and demands of their jobs, Lee Jun and Choi Jun find their old feelings coming back. Meanwhile, their colleagues, Simeon and Song Hyun Jae, also begin to experience their own romantic stirrings. The workplace becomes a backdrop not just for business, but for romances as well.

5. Happy Merry Ending

Year 2023
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Cast Lee Dong Won Byun Sung Tae Kim Kyu Jong Shin Myung Sung
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"Happy Merry Ending" follows the life of Seung Jun, a wedding singer known for his bright personality and confidence on stage.

However, his mood changes dramatically after he breaks up with his first love. Heartbroken, Seung Jun meets a new band member, Jae Hyun, who joins as the pianist.

From their first meeting, Jae Hyun is drawn to Seung Jun. Despite his interest, Seung Jun doesn't return the feelings as he still caught up in sadness from his past relationship. But Jae Hyun doesn't give up and keeps trying to get closer to Seung Jun.

This romantic BL drama from Korea is based on a manhwa of the same name by Dorea. It features a talented cast including Lee Dong Won, Byun Sung Tae, Kim Kyu Jong, Shin Myung Sung, Bae Ye Rin, and Song Yu Vin,

6. Love Mate

Year 2023
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Cast Cho Han Gyeol Cho Hyun Min
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"Love Mate" stars the talented Cho Han Gyeol and Cho Hyun Min as the leads. The drama unfolds the romance between Seo Lee Joon, the head of the Production Team at So What Media, and his new employee, Jung Ha Ram.

Jung Ha Ram quickly falls for Seo Lee Joon and is not afraid to show his feelings, which is rare for someone so new.

Seo Lee Joon, on the other hand, is intelligent but reserved. Initially, Lee Joon is unfazed by Ha Ram's advances, but gradually, he begins to warm up to him.

Directed by So Joon Moon, this romantic comedy set in the workplace is filled with sweet romantic moments. It's a light and enjoyable show that's perfect for some easy watching.

7. The Eighth Sense

Year 2023
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Cast Im Ji Sub Oh Jun Taek
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In the Korean drama "The Eighth Sense," two students from Seoul, Ji Hyun and Jae Won, experience major changes in their lives. Ji Hyun, who is from a countryside, struggles to adapt to the fast-paced city life.

Luckily, he meets Jae Won, a popular senior at their campus who just returned from military service and shares Ji Hyun’s passion for surfing. Jae Won encourages Ji Hyun to join the surf club.

Their friendship gradually turns into a romance. But after a surfing trip and a few kisses, Jae Won suddenly becomes distant and cold, leaving Ji Hyun puzzled and hurt.

It turns out Jae Won, the charming senior Ji Hyun admires, is hiding a serious issue: he is battling worsening mental health. "The Eighth Sense" is not just a romance but also a story about the challenges of dealing with mental health issues.

8. Unintentional Love Story

Year 2023
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Cast Cha Seo Won Gong Chan Sik (Gongchan B1A4)
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In Director Jang Eui Soon's BL drama, based on a webtoon by Phobe, we follow Wonyoung, who loses his job at Taepyeong company after his boss gets caught in a corruption scandal. Devastated by the turn of events, Wonyoung takes a break and heads to a quiet seaside town.

While there, Wonyoung accidentally breaks the innkeeper's favorite plate. To make it up, he visits a local ceramics shop run by Taejoon, a skilled ceramics expert.

Wonyoung is shocked to recognize Taejoon as the son of a famous painter who vanished two years ago. Previously, Wonyoung's company had wanted to collaborate with Taejoon. Now, Taejoon lives away from the public eye to protect his privacy.

Seeing a chance to reclaim his job, Wonyoung decides to convince his former company that he can bring Taejoon back, in exchange for his old job. Ironically, Taejoon begins to suspect that Wonyoung's peculiar actions might be because he has romantic feelings for him.

9. All The Liquors

Year 2023
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Cast Kim Jun Hyung Won Do Hyun Jeong Ho Gyun
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Han Ji Yu works in marketing at a liquor company, and Park Ki Hoon is a chef at a renowned hotel restaurant in Korea. Their paths cross when Ji Yu is sent on a business assignment to propose a collaboration on liquor sales with the hotel where Ki Hoon works.

To Ji Yu’s surprise, Ki Hoon turns down the offer. Without Ji Yu knowing, Ki Hoon has a personal reason for his refusal: he hates alcohol. But Ji Yu persists in trying to convince Ki Hoon, even going so far as to take a part-time job at Ki Hoon’s restaurant to win over the resistant chef.

Over time, Ji Yu and Ki Hoon’s relationship begins to shift from strictly professional to something more personal.

10. Love Tractor

Year 2023
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Cast Do Won Yoon Do Jin
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"Love Tractor" is a drama adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Hmm Yong Yong and illustrated by Angry Monster. It follows Hyeon Yul, who feels lost and decides to stay at his grandfather's house in a village. There, he meets Ye Chan, a young man passionate about farming.

As Hyeon Yul gets involved in village life and starts helping on the farm, he finds himself growing closer to Ye Chan. They both encounter numerous challenges, including his anxiety and the tough aspects of rural living.

Through his experiences in the countryside and working the fields, Hyeon Yul starts to discover joy within himself. He learns that village life, despite its difficulties, can also be very peaceful.

The story raises questions about the future of Hyeon Yul and Ye Chan's relationship. Will they manage to overcome their challenges and find happiness together?

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