South Korea is one of the big markets for Boys Love content being distributed on streaming platforms. It's an indication that there is growing acceptance of equality for LGBTQ people in the country.
For example, Semantic Error - an original series from Korean streaming platform Watcha - topped the service’s chart for eight weeks after its premiere earlier this year.
The eight-part series - adapted from a popular novel of the same title - is about two male college students who fall in love with each other after working together on a group project. The lead role in Semantic Error was played by Jaechan who is widely known from boy-band DKZ.
Other locally produced productions that centre queer characters and are distributed on streaming services include To My Star, and His Man.
An important part of the picture is the influence of international productions that are also distributed via streaming services in South Korea. For example, Killing Eve was a series that was hugely popular in South Korea. The story centred on two women was a surprising hit.