- Starring: Park Seo Ham | Park Jae Chan
- Episodes: 8 (23 mins.)
- Aired: February 16 – March 10, 2022
- Network: Viki
- Where to Watch: Viki
I have really been in one mode and one mode only, BL. Like I said before, I was very wary of diving into the world of Korean BL because I just feel they are extra chaste because of the subject matter and Korea be all kinds of repressed. Either way, something is in the water because this is my second KBL and it was surprisingly addicting. This is a classic enemies to lovers trope while also playing up the seemingly charismatic bad boy falling in love with the uptight and closed-off counterpart. Nothing about the pieces of this drama were revolutionary but I feel like it was because it shows that Korean BL’s have the potential to have chemistry and heat without being gratuitous.
The pacing of this story was really good because of how short it was, there was no time for filler. There was no big build-up. You as the viewer are shown right away what kind of person Sang Woo is and how petty Jae Young could be. I think those were some of the funniest scenes watching Jae Young persistently go out of his way to bother Sang Woo. But it’s when all that teasing starts to affect both of them in ways neither expected that made all the butterflies fly. Something I also loved was the way both Sang Woo and Jae Young’s personalities were reflected by their majors. Sang Woo being a computer science major had him very structured and when he is encountered by the graphic artists of Jae Young, it’s hard for him to compute. Watching him fall for Jae Young and basically try to rationalize it is hilarious.
There isn’t much more to say besides thank you to Park Seo Ham, Park Jae chan, and the casting department. It was the chemistry between the leads and the physicality that made this work. That height difference was PERFECT! I also loved the side characters of Choi Yu Na and Ryu Ji Hye. Yes, the slight love triangle they wanted to set up between Sang Woo, Jae Young, and Ji Hye was annoying but it did give us the amazing scene of Jae Young basically laying claim on his man. And BI SEXUAL QUEEN YU NA NEEDS A SPIN-OFF!
I liked that sexuality was never really an issue. People just liked who they liked and there was no big deal. It felt refreshing. Selfishly, the only thing I really wished for this was it to be longer because I really loved the chemistry of these two characters. They had the friend chemistry down but also their kiss chemistry was AMAZING! I need more kisses like the ones between Jae Young and Sang Woo. If Seo Ham was not in the military right now, he could give lessons. After finishing the show, I had started the webtoon and from what I’ve read, this was a great adaptation. I need more in this realm of Korean BLs.
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