So apparently we’re getting a Between Us miniseries before the full series? This is due to the fact that the writer has been dealing with some health issues and the director, cast and crew are trying to respect the recovery.
Can anyone tell me where I can watch golden blood the series? The youtube channel made all of the full episodes private like two days ago for some strange reason. if anyone can tell me that would be great cause I’m really enjoying it
Being a highly subjective assessment of one tiny corner of the interwebs.
Ongoing Series - Thai
Bite Me Ep 3 (Viu & Viki) - this one is so pretty and also so painfully slow. In case you were in any doubt both the “call me phi” and the “tasting” are explicit flirting and both men know it. It’s cute. I like it but I can’t imagine many others do. Also the Viki translation team is not doing great on this. My Thai is terrible and even I caught a number of skipped words that would have bettered understanding - some of them double entendre. Ah well.
Don’t Say No Ep 7 (Line) - I decided this show is just MAME doing fanfic of herself and now I’m quite enjoying it. The recaps continue apace (I insult fanfic by proxy) and I LOVE Leo’s mom.
7 Project Ep 3 Remember (iQiYi & YouTube) - this was the GL installment and it turned out to be all about the man who broke her heart. Talk about not passing the Bechdel Test. This was supposed to be a lesbian romance and it still managed to be all about a man? Disappointing. In fact, I’m finding that the defining characteristic of this series so far. So I expect next week, BounPrem’s installment, to be equally so. Oh, I’ll keep watching. Disappointment is not betrayal. But I no longer have high expectations. In fact, I no longer have any expectations whatsoever.
Ongoing Series - Not Thai
- Friend or Lover (YouTube) Ep 6 - still waiting on the final of this Taiwanese indie series.
Love is Science? (BL sub plot Viki) Ep 13 - Lesbian+Gay solidarity is THE BEST. Only Taiwan would give this to us in a het drama. It’s working itself up to be quite the soap opera though, because breeders always gotta mess things up for everyone.
Love Is the series (YouTube) Ep 3 - still a confusing number of couples, and gay brothers, and some odd jealousy issues. But it could be a lot worse.
Peach of Time Ep 6, 7 (WeTV & Viki not USA, I’m finding it on YouTube & DM) - it got a lot more BL romantic than I thought it could. Also multiple kisses in a Korean BL? What IS the world coming to? Frankly the tension of “turning evil” and “was it suicide” is pretty gripping. I’m liking this a lot more than I expected from something I know will end sad.
In Case You Missed It
Strongberry released a follow up short to A First Love Story from last week. It look really good, of course, teaser here. It’s actually available already but only if you are a member of their Channel. I have to say I am VERY tempted. Could be that’s partly because the older boy reminds me a lot of Tee from Make it Right...
See You After Quarantine? is a Japan/Taiwan crossover BL set during C19 and I am so excited. It looks like their answer to Gameboys. This is the country pairing I’ve wanted a crossover from MORE THAN ANY OTHER. I love mixed language BLs, and I can’t wait to see the combo of Japan’s old school yaoi sensibilities with Taiwan’s new wave hella gay BL. It’s already started, short 7 min eps airing 2 at a time on Gaga and on Viki in some territories. BRING IT.
The Tasty Florida posted a teaser. This is a forthcoming Korean BL that is releasing on Viki starting next Thursday Sept 23, 2021. This is the restaurant set one that stars Yoo Hwan of SPEED. I’m very excited!
You’re My Sky upcoming Thai BL with a sports romance foundation dropped a teaser. Not much meat to it but it has some backers so could happen, mostly unknown talent with the only familiar face being the actor who played Ake in Y-Destiny.
I finally caught Taiwanese BL gay drama Light. It’s very dark and very high heat with lots of abuse and incest and stuff, frankly about what you would expect from a cop/hustler pairing. While it reminded me a bit of the Japanese higher heat stuff (Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese or The Novelist series) and it does end happily, it’s a bit too torture porn to qualify as BL. There’s very little “love” going on. Unless you really like dark stuff I’d avoid it.
Next Week Looks Like This:
Some shows may be listed later than actual air date for International subs accessibility reasons.
Upcoming 2021 BL master post here.
Links to watch are provided when possible, ask in a comment if I missed something.
This week’s best moments?
(Sorry this is late ya’ll been dealing with the big C, no not that one. Anyhoozle, wear sunscreen, ya chumps! Becha have no idea how many surgeries melanoma can take. Yeah, so far, me neither.)
A class about supporting your son and showing him that there's nothing wrong with being gay, making sure he knows he's loved at all times and being very certain that he has confidence in himself and in who he is.
ACCEPTANCE/SAFE SEX 101 - Pete's Dad
A class teaching safe sex and how to teach it as well as how to be patient with your son no matter how much you might want to be open and big about your support. He also specifically teaches classes for BL dads about supporting their sons to make sure they listen.
SUPPORT 101 - Thun's Mom
A class about talking to your son about difficult issues, being honest and caring and open and how to be worthy of the trust your child puts in you by coming out to you.
FAMILY 101 - Leo/Leon's Mom
A course about being supportive and loving you son's SO no matter what, how to make them feel like part of the family and how to be sure that they all know they're part of your family.
PROTECTION 101 - Fei Sheng Zhe's mom
She can come and guest lecture about the importance of protecting your son and making sure that he is truly loved and truly cared for no matter what including being certain that is boyfriend is worthy of him.
Hmmm. There are more but they aren't springing to mind. @absolutebl, @liyazaki... lol I dunno I feel like you'd appreciate this.