Boys’ Love TV show 2gether: The Series has attained popularity beyond its native Thailand, among both LGBT and straight viewers. Photo: GMMTV
Boys’ Love TV show 2gether: The Series has attained popularity beyond its native Thailand, among both LGBT and straight viewers. Photo: GMMTV
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Inside Asia’s obsession with Boys’ Love TV shows: queer series like Thailand’s 2Gether and South Korea’s Semantic Error have millions of fans, social media groups, YouTube channels and LGBT podcasts

  • Derived from the Japanese manga genre yaoi created in the 70s, BL has expanded to anime, web comics, TV shows, films and video games in Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and China
  • 2Gether was one of streaming platform Line TV’s most popular shows in 2020, surpassing 100 million views; Bad Buddy, Semantic Error, Why R U? and Gameboys are popular too

Boys’ Love TV show 2gether: The Series has attained popularity beyond its native Thailand, among both LGBT and straight viewers. Photo: GMMTV
Boys’ Love TV show 2gether: The Series has attained popularity beyond its native Thailand, among both LGBT and straight viewers. Photo: GMMTV
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