Astro’s Eunwoo or NCT's Jaehyun? Fans speculate on leads for BL Drama ‘Comfort the Boy’

Webtoon novel ‘Comfort The Boy’ aka ‘Shoulder To Cry On’ announces a BL Drama remake with active idols in main lead roles


                            Astro’s Eunwoo or NCT's Jaehyun? Fans speculate on leads for BL Drama ‘Comfort the Boy’
Fans pick their faves as main lead on BL drama based on webtoon 'A Shoulder to Cry on' (Lezhin Comics, @_jeongjaehyun, @txt_bighit, @eunwo.o_c, @_hongseokie/Instagram)
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The BL genre has been popular for quite some time now with Thailand in the lead when it comes to popular Thai BLs like ‘Tharntype: The Series’, ‘2Gether: The Series’, ‘Why R U?: The Series’ among other shows. Japan has also explored the BL drama genre while South Korea is slowly warming up to the idea of homosexual romances as portrayed by popular actors.

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Given the massive success and popularity of recent BL ‘Semantic Error’ starring Dongkiz aka DKZ’s Jaechan and former KNK member-turned-actor Park Seoham, K-drama fans are finally warming up to the idea of Boy Loves.

It was recently announced that webtoons like ‘Killing Stalking’, which is rated R (NSFW) on Lehzin comics, is getting a K-drama release; which made fans furious; however in some calming news it was reported that popular webtoon ‘Comfort the Boy’ also called ‘Shoulder To Cry On’ is getting made into a BL Drama.

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Fans were also thrilled when it was revealed that the two main leads of the show will be K-pop idols who are actively promoting at present. This led to fans of K-pop as well as K-drama placing bets over their favorite male idols in the main lead roles for the upcoming BL drama.

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Upcoming BL drama to have two K-pop idols in lead roles

Over the last few years, BL dramas have gained popularity in South Korea as well as among fans of K-culture all over the world. With the popularity of 2020 shows like ‘Color Rush’, ‘Where Your Eyes Linger’ -- which shocked fans as one of the few early BL dramas, as well as the 2022 hit, ‘Semantic Error’, new floodgates have opened for the BL genre as 2022 will see upcoming dramas like ‘Color Rush 2’ and ‘Ocean Like You’ (Ocean Likes You) starring openly gay idol Holland.

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Now with the announcement that ‘Comfort The Boy’ will have not one but two K-pop idols, both as main leads, fans are extremely thrilled.

The webtoon ‘Comfort The Boy’ also known as 'Shoulder To Cry On' is written by Dongmul and follows the enemies-to-lovers arc. The story is about a boy, Da-yeol, who is resting in the nurse’s office one day and is alarmed by weird sounds he hears from the bed next to his. He suddenly pulls the curtain that separates the two beds and is shocked to see two boys on the bed. As the nurse gets back to the room, one of the two boys accuses Da-yeol of tackling him. With Da-yeol being punished for no fault of his own, he gets into a feud with the mysterious boy.

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‘Better be Jaehyun or I’m pressing charges’

The show is set to have 12 episodes and the production team announced that both lead roles were to be played by idols. Fans eager to see their faves as main leads have started speculating if their picks will star in the BL drama. One fan said, “Watch it be eunwoo & jaehyun.” One more fan wondered, “I remember jaehyun saying he agreed to that bl drama or whatever because he wanted to show / say something important to the people supporting him.. i wonder what was it.” Another fan said, “i bet it’s gonna be jaehyun!!!! I BET EVERYTHING.”

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Another said, “Better be jaehyun or i’m pressing charges,” and another responded, “JAEHYUN WANTS TO ACT ON A BL DRAMA? THEN LET HIM ACT ON A BL DRAMA. @/sm.” One fan said, “I would say Hongseok (Pentagon) as the black haired character and Ayno (VAV) as the pink haired character!! I will not survive seeing those two together.” Another fan said, “Taehyun for the role of taehyun.” One fan joked, “Nugu boys side queer hustling before their kpop hit.”

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