10 K-Dramas With An LGBTQ+ Focus That More People Need On Their Watchlist

Okay, we all know South Korea is pretty behind on LGBTQ+ content. But! There are still quite a few gems if you know where to find them. These 10 K-Dramas have an LGBTQ+ storyline that is a main plot point in the series. While we love the side characters, we want some LGBTQ-focused shows!

These 10 are a variety of adorable to heartbreaking to action-packed. We hope you enjoy it! Happy Pride Month!

Key: BL = Boy’s Love and GL = Girl’s Love

1. Color Rush (2020)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

Being color-blind, Choi Yeon Woo (Yoo Jun) lives in a world of gray. He knows that other colors exist but never experienced them for himself. His life is forever changed when he meets Go Yoo Han (Heo Hyun Jun), who causes him to see color. While wondering about his future, he joins his Aunt Yi Rang’s (Lee Min Ji‘s) mission to find her long-lost sister. After recruiting Yoo Han, they team up to locate Yeon Woo’s missing mother, only to unravel an unexpected story in the process.

2. To My Star (2021)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

Actor Kang Seo Joon (Son Woo Hyun)was once one of South Korea’s most popular celebrities, but his career declined. He believes he’s had a change of fortune when he meets and falls in love with a chef named Han Ji Woo (Kim Kang Min). Despite having different personalities, the two enter a relationship. However, their love comes threatened when the more conservative Han Ji Woo and the free-spirited Kang Seo Joon realize that their outlooks on life, love, and everything else appear irrevocably different.

3. Out Of Breath (2019)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: GL

Ha Eun’s (Son Soo Hyun‘s) girlfriend breaks up with her because she’s scared of people knowing she’s a lesbian. After being pushed by her best friend, Ha Eun meets Min Seo (Lim Ji Ahn) on a dating app. The two do all of the things on Ha Eun’s list of dates that she never got to do with her ex.

4. Long Time No See (2017)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

The renowned hitman, “Flying Dagger” (Tak Woo Suk), starts dating “Wild Dog” (Yeon Seung Ho), who isn’t what he seems to be. While both of them hide their secrets, they can’t help falling in love with each other.

5. Hello Dracula (2020)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: GL

This K-Drama Special shows the stories of people who live in Block Z who have to face the matters in life that they just want to avoid. It’s an omnibus drama about a woman named An Na (Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun), her mother Mi Young (Lee Jee Hyun), an indie vocalist named Seo Yeon (Lee Joo Bin), rich Ji Hyung (Seo Eun Yool), and poor Yoo Ra (Go Na Hee).

6. You Make Me Dance (2021)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

Song Shi On (Chu Young Woo) is a university student majoring in contemporary dance. After an argument, he has been thrown out of his family home. He decides to pursue his dream and shares a rooftop apartment with Jin Hong Seok (Won Hyung Hoon). This cold but attentive man works as a debt collector for the lending firm Chachacha Capital and has abandoned his dream of becoming a pianist. As the two form a close bond, the affection of CEO Cha Soo Ryeon (Lee Soo Ryun) and the jealousy of senior student Lee Jung Hoon (BIGFLO‘s Lex) threaten to ruin their growing love story.

7. Seonam Girls High School Investigators (2014)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: GL

Ahn Chae Yul (Jin Ji Hee) is a student who has a genius brother who gets all of the attention in her family, making her feel inferior. After failing to get into a highly competitive, top-ranked, foreign-language high school, she is forced to enroll at Seonam Girl’s High School by her mother. On her first day at the all-girls high school, Chae Yul is assaulted by “Biter,” a perverted and demented guy. This incident quickly spreads through the school, and everyone gossips about it. She hides in a secluded spot on campus, but she passes by Mr. Yeon Jun (Kim Min Joon), one of the school’s teachers. His cologne smells like the same cologne the “Biter” was wearing. Four strange girls bump into her and say that they are also victims of “Biter” and want to help her track him down.

8. Where Your Eyes Linger (2020)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

Han Tae Joo (Han Gi Chan) is an 18-year-old student and successor to the TB Group. Kang Gook (Jang Eui Soo), his thoughtful childhood friend, is physically strong and is trained in different martial arts disciplines. Tae Joo is Kang Gook’s only friend. Tension erupts between them when a new female student, Choi Hye Mi (Choi Yeon Cheong), shows interest in Kang Gook. As the two go on a date, Han Tae Joo becomes irritated, and soon after, suppressed emotions start to surface. 

9. Mr. Heart (2020)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

As a member of the school track team, Go Sang Ha (Lee Se Jin) loves to run, but distance has never really been his thing. For Sang Ha, sprinting is what brings him the most joy. Jin Won (The Man BLK‘s Seungho) is the opposite. As a record-breaking marathon runner in high school, Jin Won is well on his way to becoming a marathon superstar. Determined to live up to the expectations of his coaches and friends, Jin Won only cares about running. When Jin Won finds himself struggling to maintain his record-breaking stats, his coach suggests that Sang Ha step in to help as a pacemaker. Their relationship starts rough, but as the two become closer, they begin to realize their feelings for each other have taken an unexpected turn.

10. Nobleman Ryu’s Wedding (2021)

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LGBTQ+ Aspect: BL

In the Joseon Dynasty, Ryu Ho Seon (MYNAME‘s Insoo) and Choi Hwa Jin (Cha Soo Jin) are getting married. However, when their wedding night comes, Ho Seon becomes suspicious. He suddenly finds out that it is actually the bride’s brother, Choi Ki Wan (Lee Se Jin)! Hwa Jin hates political marriages, so he stepped in. Ho Seon quickly tries to annul the marriage, but his ailing mother is opposed. The pair must now maintain a relationship that can never be revealed. When Kim Tae Hyung (Jang Eui Soo) comes to congratulate his friend Ho Seon, he falls for Ki Wan and immediately tries to court him. 

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