The Korean industry has taken to the rise in popularity of BL dramas. BL essentially an abbreviation for boys’ love, is a genre that specifically deals with Male x Male relationships. Although the Thai industry is ruling this particular category currently, K-dramas are not far behind establishing themselves. With series like Color Rush and Where your eyes linger, K-dramas have begun to make their mark and are slowly gaining traction. One such recent release is iQiyi TV’s Blueming! Will there be a Blueming Season 2?
Blueming is just the drama you need to wipe out all your everyday BLUES! Set around two high school students battling it out to claim the title of ‘most popular,’ this youthful drama is a treat to the audience, especially the BL fans!
The drama is based on the manhwa titled, ‘Who can define popularity?’ Set in high school, ‘Blueming’ connects the lives of Cha Si-won and Hyeong Da Un over a series of 11 episodes. Although every episode is only 15 minutes long, each episode conveys more emotion and narratives than any other longer show. The simplicity and conciseness of the series render it perfectly binge-worthy!
However, the drama does include certain themes such as loneliness and insecurities which some viewers may find triggering. We advise you to watch it after considering these factors.
About the series – Blueming
Lead cast: Kang Eun Bin, Jo Hyuk Joon.
Although the lead roles are played by rookie actors, they do not for one instance let their inexperience show. The actors have done a great job in giving life to their characters!
Director: Hwang Da Alone
The series is directed by Hwang da Seul. She is also the director of the most popular Korean BL – where your eyes linger, which was released in 2020.
Author’s rating: 8.5/10
The viewer;’s rating for the series has been on the rise right from the first episode, with the season finale securing the highest rating of 9.5/10. Season 2 is definitely expected to garner more attention if there were to be one!
Number of episodes: 11
The story of the series is divided and narrated over just 11 episodes. However, the series does not feel rushed and the ultimate message is conveyed in the best possible way!
Duration: 15 Minutes
The series contains bite-sized episodes ranging from 15-20 minutes each and one can easily watch them in one single sitting.
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Blueming Season 1 explained:
As already discussed, the series focuses its attention on the lives of two average high school boys. It narrates the story of their different upbringing and family situations. As they go about figuring out their lives and understanding various things, the series progresses into a light and fluffy campus romance. Blueming Season 2 will be a continuation of this relationship that gives more attention to the budding connection and love. The webtoon is just as adorable with a cute art style. The story is written over seventy chapters that sure feel like seven. We urge you to give it a read! You can also watch the trailer of Blueming on Youtube right here!
We are also excited to witness what new characters will take the stage in Blueming Season 2. The plot of the story is simple yet intriguing. Moreover, Fans have expressed their views on the same on various social media platforms! Simplicity is the key to success and the series has done exactly that! The desire for popularity is a part and parcel of every teenager’s high school life. As these two high schoolers dive deep into these concepts of adulting, they discover the true meaning of life.
Si won’s terrible past:
Playing the role of Cha Si Won, Kang Eun Bin represents the tough protagonist with an awful childhood. The series is Kang Eun Bin’s debut as an actor! Although si won’s name was now well known across the corridors of his high school, he was once a young boy bullied for his looks, even by his own sister. The trauma that followed forced him to change everything about himself. Si Won’s very soul is damaged and he is rather broken from the inside, desperate for love. He is determined to prove himself and emerge as the guy who is most sought after. He makes this his purpose and strives for popularity. However, that is until he crosses paths with Hyeong Da Un. He starts experiencing unfamiliar emotions as he enters into an unknown territory of love.
Will Hyeong Un be the medicine that will help Si Won heal the wounds from his past? How will these young individuals figure out their relationship in a society that is laden with judgments and homophobia?
Hyeong Da Un is the real king of popularity?
The only man standing between Cha Si Won and his ultimate goal to claim the throne as popular is Hyeong Da Un. The role of Hyeong Da Un is played by rookie actor Jo Hyuk Joon (Meow, the secret boy). Unlike Si Won, popularity and fame come rather naturally to Hyeong Un. Simply put, he was born with this silver spoon in his mouth. He was praised and celebrated as a child due to his handsome looks and personality. Growing up, there was never a time when someone did not wish to be associated with this visual king.
He continues to keep up this legacy in his high school where he decides to take up Film as his major. However, his reign as the most popular student starts to decline when the school is met with another dashing beauty- Si Won. No doubt, the two boys start off on the wrong foot. However, they soon start to realize that there is more to their connection. They ultimately discover common ground and move towards nurturing the love between them. Will they continue to bicker and fight for the top position? or will they give in to the love that is brewing between them?
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Will there be a Blueming Season 2?
There has been no official confirmation about a second season for the drama. However, fans suspect that there might be a ‘Blueming Season 2’ in the near future. The first season focused on gradually helping the protagonists realize their interests. It was about their interactions and stories as individuals. The first 11 episodes are complete with bickering and silly encounters as the two boys are put on the road to figure out their sexuality. Love is a beautiful emotion and everyone deserves a chance at the best possible form of affection.
In contrast to this, Blueming Season 2 will focus more on the developmental aspect of their relationship. It will throw more light onto how the protagonists have grown and matured over time. However, no relationship is perfect and slight breaks are bound to be present. As Cha Si Won and Hyeong Un’s relationship progresses, they also encounter gaps and misunderstandings. How they work through these to overcome the obstacles is what truly matters. The next set of episodes will be just as adorable and fans can expect some swoon-worthy moments as well! We are extremely excited and eagerly anticipating information regarding Blueming Season 2.
The Bottom Line:
The series was a benchmark for the Korean BL industry and we believe it will aid in pushing Korean dramas to various heights. The actors were a perfect cast and the story was just as addicting. Moreover, the fanbase for Boys love drama is increasing daily and there is a lot of scope in the market. By tapping into the sentiments of these loyal fans, the series can surely garner huge numbers. Fans expect nothing more from BL dramas except justice to the community.
They long to witness cute but meaningful interactions all in a healthy relationship. The themes and messages embedded with regard to various aspects of life such as discovering your identity and overcoming insecurities really touch the people’s hearts. The themes are extremely relevant in today’s society. There is a lot to learn from this show. The drama has already been successful in achieving this with just 11 episodes. Blueming season 2 is sure to do that once again! Brace yourselves for the most anticipated announcement and stay tuned to Otakukart for more updates!