The current wave of the Korean GL series is fascinating. I’ve seen a change in these shows, particularly when Korean creators began working with foreign companies like Disney and Netflix.
Lesbian stories are being included, and this new trend has improved the quality while also expanding the themes. I remember how the 2015 Korean lesbian drama ‘대세는 백합(Lily Fever) marked a turning point. Taking stock of my tastes, I’ve compiled a lesbian Korean drama series list.I’ve also compiled a list of Korean lesbian movies. If you’re interested, feel free to check it out.
I can find each GL K-dramas’s YouTube link in the article. For a sneak peek, my channel’s trailer compilation offers you a glimpse into these captivating stories.
1. Fluttering for a Girl (2022)
Post-breakup, Seol finds herself at this virtually hidden women-only café, where she runs across the proprietor, her aunt Jungwon. A twist in the story: they both like ladies. Despite her family’s persistent pressure to go on scheduled dates, Seol manages to secure part-time employment there. What a unique take on a family gathering! This is the start of their strange trip.
This is the start of their peculiar journey.
Korean Yuri films really stand out in the world of East Asian films. These mini-K-dramas might not be heavy on the plot, but they’re full of interesting details. What really moves me is how they use humor to talk about something so serious as racial discrimination.
It’s this quirky, insightful storytelling that hooks you—a perfect combo of laughs and thought-provoking themes.
2. Girlfriend from Today (2022)
I just sailed into this incredible, heart-fluttering Love and Sex Psychology class story during my latest binge-watch!
Introducing the lovely Hee Ram, the epitome of perfection, and her charming counterpart, Ms. Goody! In a world where opposites attract, Two-Shoes finds themselves irresistibly drawn to Ga In, the rebellious soul with a cause.
Their assignment? Pretend to be a wlw couple and learn how to date. Will these two find a way to bridge the gap between them and discover a love that transcends boundaries?
As they ticked off their class tasks, their eyes met and a spark ignited between them. The air crackled with an undeniable chemistry, and it was clear that something had changed.
Prepare to be swept away by the magic of this extraordinary romance! Quite a lesson in love and psychology, if you ask me!
The way Korea treats LGBTQ people is a breath of fresh air and this web series? A masterwork of telling moving stories.
It’s not just another web series; it’s a beautifully made deep dive into the complicated world of relationships. It’s the little things that make up a story that takes you by surprise.
I’ve loved seeing how the characters change as they go from being excited about new love to being at ease in quiet, everyday times.
And I have to say, season 2 will be through the roof within the Korean GL web series! Everyone is holding their breath.
3. Hello, Dracula (2020)
This show’s about five girls, each with a backstory that could fill a book! There’s Anna, who could win a gold medal in obeying her mom, and her mom, Mi-Young, who’s a bit bossy at times.
Then there’s Yu-Ra, who wants to please her family, Ji-Hyeong, who is living the high life, and Ryeon, an underground singer, torn between her music and reality. How were they friends? It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions and discoveries – totally binge-worthy!
This Korean lesbian Drama, just two episodes long, each an hour, really packs a punch like a full-length movie. It dives deep, striking a chord with the raw stuff we all wrestle with inside.
Think about this: each character has their own “Dracula,” which stands for the ugly inner fights we’d rather not face. It’s strong and yet so approachable, like a mirror to the soul.
4. The World of My 17 (2020)
This Korean GL series, adapted from the manga “A Girl’s World,” really hits home with its take on school bullying and the rollercoaster of female friendships. It’s a mix of bitter pasts and sweet present moments, so relatable yet heartwarming.
Even with some tweaks from the original manga, the show does a great job of staying true to the story. It’s like going back in time but with a new twist.
Just a heads up, this show isn’t really a Yuri, but oh my gosh, the undeniable chemistry between Nari and Yuna is simply electrifying!
They’ve got a bond that’s more unique than a unicorn in a field of horses. Their connection is simply extraordinary, a rare and captivating bond that leaves us spellbound.
5. Out of Breath (2019)
In Asian countries, I’ve observed a dynamic shift, particularly in South Korea, as I gradually embrace the LGBTQ+ community, much like Thailand’s thriving LGBT film and TV scene.
I recently watched a drama that had a poignant line that got me thinking. It went something like this:
“Imagine if all short-haired girls were lesbians—wouldn’t that be a kind of heaven?” It got me thinking about the rules we live by.
The English name for the show is “Breathlessly,” and it really shows how the characters feel. The photography makes every moment feel very real.
6. ≥75℃ (2019)
Let’s start with some current lesbian K-dramas that have a tea twist. Picture this: a gorgeous tea artist and a captivating female agent who meet because they both love tea.
Here’s a sneak peek that doesn’t give away too much: There are nice looks, tea ceremonies, clean sets, lovely characters, and yes, a lesbian plot in this lesbian K-drama.
Are you interested? Or are you just here for their charming faces? Either way, it’s time to say, ‘LET’S GO, LESBIANS!’ Get ready for a delightful watch!
7. Am I the only one with butterflies? season 1-2 （2018-2019）
I’m totally hooked on this GL series about a workplace romance between a powerful female boss and a charming and adorable newbie.
It’s like watching the art of a secret crush unfold – those Koreans really know how to nail the lesbian storyline. The whole vibe is like a refreshing breeze, sweet and light, just like two souls intertwining in a passionate embrace, their love blossoming like a delicate flower in the warmth of a summer’s day.
It’s as if their connection is as refreshing as sipping an iced fruit tea, each sip sending shivers down their spines, igniting a fire that can only be quenched by the touch of their lips.
It’s just the perfect blend of workplace drama and tender moments!
8. Is It Okay to Kiss a Friend?! (2019)
This GL K-drama dives into the whirlwind of emotions that swirl between best friends, spotlighting the tricky waters of their feelings.
Oh, and the lesbian kissing scenes? Let’s just say there are plenty, and with every encounter, my cheeks couldn’t help but turn a rosy shade!
The anticipation was killing me! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! It’s as if our emotions were perfectly synchronized at that moment. Please do share your thoughts in the comments!
9. Sister, Shall We Play Truth or Dare? (2019)
In this quirky Korean GL series, a student tries to suss out her home tutor’s orientation using truth or dare – talk about an amateur love detective!
It’s like watching a comedy of errors, perfect for anyone who’s ever played guessing games about crushes. This show dishes out the laughs and some sneaky strategies for the curious hearts out there.
Is there anything in the show that you can use as a guide if you’ve ever thought about a girl’s sexuality?
10. Lily Fever (2015)
I’ve been really enjoying this mini-K-drama; it’s incredibly funny.
It’s about Kyung-Ju, who, as a former trainee, embarks on a quest for her passport, only to cross paths with the formidable Se-Rang.
This chance meeting starts a story that is both intense and entertaining. I’ve noticed that in Korean lesbian K-dramas, the focus is more on showing the complex feelings and connections between women than on making complicated, all-encompassing plots.
There are only 8 episodes of this cute little show, and each one is a short 4-minute gem. The story may seem strange, but the characters’ romance is so cute!
The director always captures that one moment that makes you want to keep watching. Since it’s a web series, there’s no need to talk about important things; keep it light and fun.
Let’s not stress over the word “lesbian,” shall we? The story and those sweet, heart-skipping moments are what make it worth it.
I can see that Koreans are becoming more open to gay and lesbian people. No matter your race, country, gender, or anything else, it will be nice when there is no fuss over anything and everyone is seen as unique.
This is something I’m going to tell my friends. You don’t have to be lesbian to enjoy this. It’s fantastic!
If you’re new to this Korean lesbian TV show, don’t be shocked if you end up watching it again in a few years. It’s that good!
Korean GL series are really expanding their horizons these days, bringing Asian LGBTQ+ stories to the world stage.
If you are equally interested in Japanese lesbian movies, then I wrote these two related articles that I believe you can get more good recommendations (movie recommendations from 1900 to 2000 and movie recommendations from 2000 to 2023)
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