Kpopmap Romantic Pick: Lee TaeVin And Cha JooWan Have Their First Kiss On “Love For Love’s Sake”

Kpopmap Romantic Pick: Lee TaeVin And Cha JooWan Have Their First Kiss On “Love For Love’s Sake”

Kpopmap Romantic Pick: Lee TaeVin And Cha JooWan Have Their First Kiss On “Love For Love’s Sake”

Are you a fan of BL (Boys Love) drama?

Korean BLs made an impressive entry into the BL world back in 2020 with “Where Your Eyes Linger” and other releases that year. In 2021, plenty of other exciting dramas were released, check the list here. But the genre got more and more popular worldwide in 2022 with a lot of releases (check the list here). And again, 2023 seems to be a great year for BL fans.

We’ve gathered the Korean BL web dramas that were aired in 2023.

The dramas are not listed according to a specific order.

 

1. “Sing My Crush”

Next Entertainment World

Cast: Jang DoYoon and Son HyunWoo

Summary: Follow the story of acquaintances BaRam and HanTae after an incident occurred during their school years. Now that they are adults, will BaRam be able to suppress the feelings for HanTae that he has harbored for so long?

When: August 2nd

You can watch it on: iQIYI

 

2. “Bon Appetit”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

iQIYI

Summary: A romance between an office worker and his neighbor who cooks well.

Cast: Lee KiTaek, Yoo JeongHoon

When: September 27th

You can watch on: iQIYI

 

3. “Love Tractor”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Next Entertainment World

The web drama is an adaption of the webtoon by the same name written by AngryMonster and HmmYongYong. To be produced by the same production of “Semantic Error”.

Summary: A romance story where SeonYool, a man of the city who comes to the countryside for a while, meets YeChan, a country guy who loves the countryside so much.

Cast: Han SeungHo, Do Won

When: June 7, 2023

You can watch on: iQIYI

 

4. “A Shoulder to Cry On”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

“A Shoulder to Cry On” Official

The web drama is an adaption of the webtoon by the same name written by DongMul.

Summary: Due to TaeHyun’s joke, DaYeol gets falsely accused of scandalously attacking him. Among the archers, DaYeol’s athletic path is in danger. DaYeol asks TaeHyun to explain the truth; however, he discovers that he is getting swayed by him.

Cast: OMEGA X’s JaeHan and YeChan

When: March 14th

For more about the web drama, check our cast and summary here.

You can watch on: Viki

 

5. “Starstruck”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Heavenly

A BL based on the web novel “Starstruck” (“스타스트럭”) by Ha TaeJin.

Summary: It tells the story of Jo WooJae and Seo HyunJun, who have been close friends since middle school. Seo HyunJun has been hiding his one-sided love for Jo WooJae for years, thinking that Jo WooJae will never love him back. But one day, Seo HyunJun saw his gift under Jo WooJae’s feet and confessed to him his feelings from him out of anger.

Cast: SF9’s ZuHo, Kim InSeong

When: May 18th

For more about the web drama, check our cast and summary here.

You can watch on: Heavenly TV OTT

 

6. “Unintentional Love Story”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

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The BL web drama “Unintentional Love Story”  is based on the webtoon “Unintentional Love Story” (“비의도적 연애담” in Korean) written and illustrated by PB.

Cast: B1A4’s GongChan, Cha SeoWon, Won TaeMin, DoWoo

Summary: “Unintentional Love Story” is a romance that tells the story of a relationship that starts with a lie but eventually blossoms into real love.

When: March 17th

For more about the web drama, check our cast and summary here.

You can watch on: TVING

 

7. “Happy Merry Ending”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Heavenly

The BL web drama “Happy Merry Ending” is based on the webtoon “Happy Merry Ending” (“해피메리엔딩” in Korean) produced by BOMTOON Webtoon.

Cast: KNK’s Lee DongWon, Byeon SeongTae, Kim KyuJong, Sin MyungSung

Summary: It is a music drama that revolves around the 2 characters SeungJun and JaeHyun, who have known each other through music, and how they became close again through music to heal each others’s wounds.

When: April 27th

You can watch on: Viki

 

8. “Individual Circumstances”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Heavenly’s Twitter

Cast: MYNAME’s JunQ, Han JeongWan

Summary: The story revolves around Ha YeonWoo, Chungmuro’s face genius movie director who was once a promising prospect in his field, and Sung WooJae, a writer who has wounds from his past when he had to disappear for the sake of breaking with his first love

When: January 19th

You can watch on: GAGAOOLALA

 

9. “Why R U”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Idol Romance

Cast: Lee JungMin, Lee YeHwanPark ChangHoonLee SangMin

Summary: This is a Korean remake of the Thai BL drama of the same title. The drama starts with the story of Zon who, after his sister made a wish for him to live in a BL world, starts to imagine he fell into a BL world and eventually ends up catching feelings for Saifah. However, most of the drama revolves around Tutor and Fighter, who starts as each other’s arch-nemesis but develops a close relationship later.

When: August 24th

You can watch on: TBA

 

10. “Bump Up Business”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Emotion Studio

Cast: OnlyOneOf

Summary: The story revolves around a 5th year trainee and soon-to-debut idol, Eden and JiHoon, a celebrity from the same agency, and the love story between these 2 people who are not good at expressing what they truly feel.

When: October 20

You can watch it on: iQIYI

 

11. “Jun & Jun”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

W Story

Cast: Ki HyunWoo, Yang JunMo, Jo ChanHyun, and Park HyeongSeop

Summary: It is an office romance story between an idol who became an intern, Lee Jun, and his office manager, Choi Jun.

When: July 20

You can watch it on: Viki

 

12. “Love Class 2”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

KT Alpha

Cast: Han HyeonJun, Kim TaeHwan, Lee GwangHee and BAE173’s J-Min

Summary: This is the second season of “Love class”, a love story between two classmates.

When: August 11th

You can watch it on: Rakuten Viki

 

13. “Wuju Bakery”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Be On Cloud / Hanyang Studio

Cast: Jeff Satur, Barcode Tinnasit, Dion, and Q

Summary: Wuju Bakery is another Thai-Korean collaboration part of the Hanyang Studio project that is set to be filmed in Korea this summer. After a spaceship crash in a bakery, this one is ruined. The boss of the spaceship encounters the owner of the bakery and a chaotic life begins for the both of them. At the same time, other aliens who hid in different parts of the city are looking for them.

When: December

You can watch it on: TBA

 

14. “All The Liquors”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Heavenly Official

Cast: Kim JunHyung, Won DoHyun, Jeong HoGyun, and RoShin

Summary: This drama tells the story of two who cannot understand each other unless there is alcohol, and with that, they get to understand each other and help each other heal their pains.

When: March 2, 2023

You can watch it on: GagaOOLala

 

15. “Our Dating Sim”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Studio Winsome

Cast: Lee SeungGyu and Lee JongHyuk

Summary: This drama follows the story about what happens when two men who have been friends since school days meet again at work. Together, the create a dating simulation game.

When: March 9th

You can watch it on: Viki

 

16. “The Eighth Sense”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

SMC

Cast: Lim JiSub and Oh JunTaek

Summary: A university romance about the confusion often felt by college youth regarding life and love.

When: March 29

You can watch it on: Viki

 

17. “Love Mate”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Winsome Studio

Cast: Cho HanGyeol and Cho HyunMin

Summary: A heart-fluttering office romance between Haram, a bold newcomer, and Seo YiJun, a person who doesn’t believe in love.

When: May 26

You can watch it on: Viki

 

18. “Weather Forecast Love”

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

KENAZ Entertainment

Cast: Shin JeongYou, Woo JiHan

Summary: Follows two people who thought they were meant for one another and knew everything about each other, although they didn’t talk much. But just like the weather forecast, their love is unpredictable.

When: November 10

You can watch it on: iQIYI

 

Bonus:

“Boys’ Voice” – Web Variety

 18 Korean BL Web Dramas Released In 2023

Kidari Studio

Cast: Han GiChan, Jeong MinGyu, Newkidd’s Lee MinWook, Oh JinSeok

Summary: “Boys’ Voice” is a reality program featuring four amateur voice actors and professional, Park YoHan. Together, they will embark on a journey to improve their voice acting skills in preparation for the Bomtoon webtoon, “Art Of Taming A Tiger”. Fans will be able to see how the four rookies progress and immerse themselves in the art of voice acting.

When: August 17th

You can watch it on: YouTube

 

Which 2023 BL drama was your favorite?