These are the dramas I am currently obsessed with for July. Yes, I completely binged all of these and have no regrets.
1. KinnPorsche (iQIYI)
“KinnPorsche The Series” is a Thai BL drama adapted from the online novel of the same name by daemi. The second young master of a gang, Kinn, was plotted by the enemy and met Porsche while trying to escape. Porsche, a college student who works in a pub as his part-time job, happened to see Kinn being chased after, but didn’t plan to come forward to rescue him. However…Kinn made a deal with Porsche: If Porsche would save him, he would pay money in return. Money drives Porshe, a one-time national martial arts champion, into the close combat, where he rescues Kinn and manages to keep him out of the way. Porsche’s good skills also made Kinn want him to be his personal bodyguard… In addition to being pursued by Kinn, Porsche was also pursued by Kinn’s enemies. Desperate, he had to relent to his fate and became Kinn’s bodyguard though his heart was reluctant and he was afraid his only kin, his brother, would be involved in this madness. But God seemed to be playing tricks on him, and he was finally forced to agree to Kinn and enter his intricate family. Being a bodyguard of a gang is all about skills. During this time, Porsche also encountered various unexpected things. The closer he got to Kinn, the more hesitation he felt in his heart. But this road is not easy to walk, because the various problems and obstacles that follow are testing their love, and Porsche has to face all the difficulties and strengthen his feelings for Kinn…
2. HIStory 4: Close to You (Viki)
Managing the sales division of one of the most sought after wedding planning companies in the country, Hsiao Li Cheng is a no-nonsense man who knows how to get a job done and get it done right. Straightforward and bold, Li Cheng can close a deal without even blinking an eye. But when it comes to love, Li Cheng is the first to admit that he could use a little help. Having harbored a crush on Liu Mei Fang since childhood, Li Cheng decides that the only way to attract the attention of his life-long love, is to recruit the help of his co-worker, Teng Mu Ren.
Knowing Mei Fang is a bit of a fujoshi, Li Cheng asks Mu Ren to be his “date”, hoping the attention of the handsome Mu Ren will spark Mei Fang’s interest in him. But what starts as an innocent act between friends soon begins to morph into something more. Meanwhile, the company’s creative director, Yeh Hsing Ssu finds himself caught in an equally unexpected relationship with his two-faced step-brother, Fu Yung Chieh, a medical student with an inexplicable obsession with Hsing Ssu. As opposite from each other as night and day, the two brothers can’t seem to escape the tangled web they have inadvertently woven around each other.
As the four men struggle to understand their feelings, they begin to realize that when it comes to matters of the heart, anything is possible. But will they allow themselves to follow where their hearts lead?
3. Love the Way You Are (iQIYI)
“Love the Way You Are” (2019) tells the funny and romantic love story of Eva/Zhen Yuanyuan, a new star in the model world who can get fat any time, and Ruan Dongsheng, the handsome male protagonist. Zhen Yuanyuan had confessed her love to Ruan but was rejected and she was vengeful due to misunderstandings. After losing weight, she became a popular super model with slim figure, but could only eat 1,000 calories a day because of a weird illness “Balloon Syndrome”. The only exception is the food Ruan cooks. Tall and handsome Ruan Dongsheng is the CEO and chef of a light food group. However, his low EQ and inconsiderateness has been stopped him from having a relationship. By feeding and helping Zhen out, he found the secret she tried to hide…
4. Yumi’s Cell (Viki)
Kim Yu Mi might seem like an ordinary office worker, but underneath that plain exterior lies something truly exceptional. All humans on the planet are being kept running by a complex network of cells that largely goes unnoticed. Day in and day out, 24/7, the cells within the human body continuously work towards keeping their human alive and well, helping us function in our everyday lives.
Each of Yu Mi’s cells controls her emotions, feelings, and actions. After a painful breakup, Yu Mi’s love cells fall into a deep coma. While her surrounding cells work tirelessly to revive their fallen counterparts, Yu Mi spends her days stuck in the dismal grind of everyday life. With a broken heart and no romantic prospects, Yu Mi’s love cells remain in a comatose state, until the sudden appearance of Goo Woong.
Goo Woong is an emotionally stunted game developer that has no idea how to express his feelings or emotions, but after meeting Yu Mi, he finds himself wanting to try. With the help of her co-workers Ruby and Seo Sae Yi, Yu Mi’s love cells gradually start to revive themselves.
When both Yu Mi and Goo Woong’s love cells work overtime, the duo find themselves drawing closer. But will the cells be enough to bring two hearts together forever?