There are a lot of Chinese series and movies of many genres like bl, action, historical etc., that we can enjoy watching on various occasions. They have different elements and plots which really fascinate and involve the public. Chinese dramas are filled with emotions, feelings, sentiments, and, most importantly, characters we can relate to.
What are BL Dramas?
BL Dramas are basically a series wherein there are a couple of boys who fall in love with people of the same gender. There are twists and turns which make the audience binge-watch them. They are full of excitement for the audience who love watching these types of dramas and shows.
9 Chinese BL Dramas:
9. Word of Honor
- Genre: Adventure, History, Mystery, Wuxia
- Also known as: A Tale of Wanderers
About Word of Honor:
Word Of Honor is a historical Chinese drama where we get to see the life story of a guy, Zhou Zi Shu, who only has three more years to live. He was a man for whom nothing came before receiving respect. He had served the family with loyalty.
But when he felt that this was not something that he actually desired, he left for new adventures. He was determined to see the world. On his way to new adventures, he witnessed the world of martial arts, where he met Wen Ke Xing from Ghost Valley. He was on a quest.
They became friends over time and got even closer personally as time passed. It was so uncertain and beautiful how the two fell in love while wandering. They were caught in this adventure so epic and unique that it could even change the course of history.
Here’s the clip which perfectly shows their BL Chinese drama.
8. The Untamed
About The Untamed:
The Untamed is a story of boys’ love genre about a land that the Wel Clan was dominating. A man, Wei Wu Xian, got into a friendship with Lan Wang Ji. This bond was quite unconventional.
This duo discovered something very fascinating about their ancestors. The drama has a total of fifty episodes. However, the storyline is full of unexpected events happening as the drama proceeds. Wei Wu Xian disappeared, and then sixteen years later, he returned out of nowhere.
Both of them reunited and continued their investigation to solve the mystery without fail this time. It all sounds so weird and interesting at the same time. Most BL fans consider this BL drama to be one of the best Asian dramas they have ever seen.
7. Addicted Heroin
- Genre: Romance, Youth, School
About Addicted Heroin:
Addicted Heroin is the love story of two boys, Bai Luo yin, played by Timmy Xu and Gu Hai, played by Huang Jingyu. It is about how these two, during their teenage years, had to go through a lot of hardships and tough situations. Bai Luo Yin lived with his father and grandparents.
When he was around sixteen, his mother wanted to remarry Gu Weiting. Gu Hai was Gu Weiting’s son and had always held some kind of ‘grudge’ against his dad after his mom’s death. These two stepbrothers also studied in the same class, which was quite coincidental. Over time, these two bonded well and fell in love with each other.
If we had to make this long story short, this video would have been the perfect way to do so;
The plot of the movie is something that has made people watch this movie n number of times.
6. Advance Bravely
- Genre: Comedy, Action, Drama
About Advance Bravely:
The movie’s plot is filled with twists and turns, which are overwhelming in some way or another. Xia Yao was born into a very wealthy family that had renowned ancestry. He was a playboy. Whereas the other main character of this BL drama, Yuan Zong, was an ex-soldier. He had opened his own bodyguard training after some time.
Yuan Zong’s sister Yuan Ru had fallen for Xia Yao’s lively attitude. She was restricted by the erected barriers and thought of taking help from his brother, Yuan Zong. But life had different turns for all three of them. Xia Yao and Yuan Zong got closer and bonded so well. This was something that the darling girl had not seen coming, but this was something that made the movie plot a ten on ten.
Here are some reviews of the bing-watchers of this Chinese bl drama and it helped us in knowing and figuring out how much people loved the movie and almost everything about it;
“I did not expect that it would be such a great story when I first chose to watch this and oh boy I was so wrong. It was really a good watch. And I honestly a really liked it!!! It took me a day to come outof the zone of this move.”
“I would rate the movie with five stars!!”
5. Killer and Healer
- Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
About Killer and Healer:
It has a total of thirty-seven episodes. The drama focuses on the life story of two men (Jiang Yue Lou and Chen Yu Zhi) who are exact opposites. One kills, and the other heals. That sounds quite hilarious, but the series is all about thrill and mystery.
One of them is a violent cop, and the other one is a determined and compassionate doctor. They both support each other and help one another to redeem them as and when required. Even though their professions and personalities might be completely opposite, but the two bonded over time and got closer.
But, as we know that even in close friendships, not everything is perfect. With these two as well, some secrets about the past kind off started disturbing their friendship. The two main characters’ bond was very pure and divine, and the audience loved watching them. The drama was so aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.
The series also tells us that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being in love with someone who is completely opposite from you. Love is much beyond all this. Their relationship was very healthy and well-balanced. The way they faced every adversity together was worth watching.
Here are some tweets that people posted for the world to know that this BL drama is definitely a masterpiece;
In my third rewatch, I realised (dumb me ) the extreme desperation of Chen Yuzhi in this scene. How he just wanna grab HIS Yuelou and bring him home safely 🥺🥺 #KillerandHealer #Maozijun #yibochen #bromance #bl #chinesebl pic.twitter.com/Rk0ZSnN2oU
— ManiChan (@sera22will) October 8, 2022
I fell so hard to this drama 🤧
The ending is no no, but it still doesn't change how I feel about this drama, Dr. Chen and Chief Jiang chemistry made me in tears, the way they looked into each other's eyes, a little touch here and there, God already missed them#KillerandHealer pic.twitter.com/0VycYfueI4
— Atha ◡̈ (@mxmb_21) March 26, 2021
4. Alternative Love
- Genre: Youth, Romance
About Alternative Love:
Alternative love is one of those Chinese BL dramas which has an overwhelming plot and makes the audience do its praise. The two main characters of the drama are Chang Jie, played by Ni TianNian and You Xie, played by Wang Liang.
Chang Jie had a crush (a secret crush) on You Xie, but things were not that easy for him to make a move. His friend was You Xie’s girlfriend. He did not want to betray the friendship, and hence things were a bit complex at that point. But what happened afterwards was quite unexpected.
The two boys had a one-night stand. You Xie had made a decision, and it was to leave his girlfriend for Chang Jie. This might sound quite weird but when people got to know this storyline, it made them spare an hour and made them watch this BL drama.
3. Till Death Tear Us Apart
- Genre: Historical drama
- Also known as: Love is in a blaze
About Till Death Tear Us Apart:
Till Death Tear Us Apart is a series that explains how love is more than just a word. It has a total of fifteen episodes. Liu Yu Sheng was from a wealthy family. He graduated and then left to go abroad for further studies. Meanwhile, a series of events happened.
After Liu Yu Sheng’s grandfather passed away, the rest of his family members took all his inheritance. As a result, he did not really have any choice, so he became a teacher. He became a teacher just so that he could earn a living and survive.
He further met an old friend, Zhou Yao Hua, who had a certain amount of hatred against the communist. They both got close and fell in love with each other. It made Liu land in a debate between his love and his party.
The movie’s plot is actually so iconic that we have not seen or heard anything about it before. Here are some of the reviews that people had after finishing the series;
“Just finished watching!!! It is a really amazing series. Everyone should watch it. It has drama and everything. I loved the action drama. The actors did justice to the character. The plot is worth watching. They had a great bond, but they are in different groups. But they tried to be together for as long as they could.
I recommend that you all watch it and see if we share the same views.”
2. Beloved Enemy
- Genre: Drama
About Beloved Enemy:
The show Beloved Enemy is based on the novel ‘Zhen Feng Dui Jue’. It is about a young man, Yuan Yang, who is very rebellious and is from a wealthy family. He was the son of the chairman of a huge business.
On the first day of work, an elite businessman Gu Qing Pei was given the responsibility of Yuan Yang. He could absolutely see through the mask of hypocrisy that Gu Qing had on, but unfortunately, he could talk about it as his father had pressurized him. He could not hit him.
He realized that so many things in the universe could not be solved by money and fists. There are things much beyond that. He did a lot of things to land Gu Qing Pei into trouble, but Qing Pei handled everything calmly.
So, the young man could not succeed and asked one of his best friends to do some kind of investigation about Qing Pei. When he got a hold of him, a “war” between the two began. More than business, the series had the BL.
One of the iconic scenes from the series;
Gu Qing Pei lightly laughed, “You’re very handsome to me, but we are after all, from different generations.” Yuan Yang squeezed his ass, “I’ll tell you the truth.” “Say it.”
“Your arrogant speech and extreme self-confidence deserve a fucking.”
1. Like Love
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Also known as: I love you if you were a man
About Like Love:
Like Love is a BL drama that focuses on how two boys fall in love, but their family and even the people around them could not see them together. An Zi Yan and Mai Ding met in the college. It was during their military training.
They spent time with each other and developed a great bond. Over time, they both had fallen in love with each other and had developed a “romantic relationship” by acknowledging their “romantic feelings”. They started having some troubles and issues in their relationship like any other couple.
But Zi Yan’s sister had decided that she would do whatever it took to break their relationship. Apparently, she was of the thought that two men could not be there. The other college mates also contributed to his sister’s efforts. It is so homophobic of his sister to think this way in today’s world.