The 29th of July was “D-Day” for surprising news. With the pilot episodes of “The Eclipse” and “My Only 12%” come out yesterday, it might not be too late to talk about these upcoming dramas with new themes and plots.
This season seems to be all about trying new things, and these shows promise original plots and interesting casting. Let’s look at these new changes right away and talk about what they mean.
1. About Youth
This trailer for an upcoming Taiwanese BL is probably the straightforward I’ve ever seen. It looks like every other BL from the past few years, with scenes of friends falling in love, pretty visuals, and attractive leads.
Even it looks good enough to be worth checking out for its looks. Maybe the story will be better when it comes out than what the trailer makes it look like it will be.
2. The Eclipse
I’ll be honest: the final trailer for GMMTV’s Eclipse is not as exciting as the mock trailer that came out at GMM 2022. The trailer was dark and had hints of the supernatural and an exciting and mysterious plot. This trailer is much less so, but that could be because the series was only halfway done filming when the trailer came out. This trailer has a little bit of the same feel as the mock trailer, but most of it is Khaotung’s character flirting with First in different places and First just reacting to it.
There are also several tense moments in different places. On the bright side, it does look like it has a lot of potentials. All of the actors seem to be at the top of their games, and I’m especially looking forward to seeing Neo Trai play a serious role for a change.
I’m very excited about this supernatural BL series, but only because it’s the second? or Third? in recent years from that genre. The premise of the series seems to be that Tang, the main character, has lost his reflection and now sees someone else when he looks in a mirror, which is very Vice Versa of him. All he knows is that the person whose reflection he sees is called Neo.
The trailer does a good job of building up suspense and mystery, and it has a bit of an unsettling feel to it, which it keeps even when it cuts to a short, very BL falling-in-love montage. Who is he? What’s with Tang’s pondering? What’s this talk about a murder? I’m interested in finding out.
4. Wish You Luck
Here’s a BL show about science fiction. This is one of my favourite genres , and I was hooked from the first shot. An asteroid has hit the moon, and the rest of the world seems to be a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The camera work and settings look great, and it’s clear that the series has a high production value.
I love how some scenes have a sky with craters from the impact in the background, because it really shows how strange the setting of the show is. I’m really looking forward to this, and I hope the plot is as good as it sounds like it will be. Also happy to see Tonnam in a main role after seeing him in supporting roles in Triage and Cutie Pie.
Stay tuned to this space for more news about Boys’ Love dramas from all over the Asian Subcontinent.