Boys Be Brave (고백을 못하고) is the latest BL series from creatives Lim HyunHee (director/filmmaker) and Lee SinWon (scriptwriter) known for the popular BL series “Our Dating Sim“. The BL show features four major characters out for love, romantic relationships, and confessions. Slated for the first half of 2024, Boys Be Brave is adapted from the webtoon “Can’t Confess” (고백을 못하고) by Seok Young.

Where to Watch Boys Be Brave?

No streaming service site confirms the series’ international broadcast as of this writing. However, watch out for this page for further announcements. It’s highly recommended to use a VPN especially when watching BL series. There are streaming sites like NetFlix, Viki, GagaOOLala, iQIYI, Hulu, Viu, and many others that may limit broadcast reach due to copyright and other legal stuff. A VPN is safe, reliable, and legal.

Synopsis

Boys Be Brave (also known as Roommates from its original webtoon title) is about the tale of two young men whose lives got intertwined when Jung Ki Sub (Nam Shi An) decides to crash living into Kim Jin Woo’s (Kim Sung Hyun) personal abode without a proper invite. However, little did he know, the house owner had a crush on him for a long time. Given their proximity, it’s confession time, right? Sadly, our shy house landlord appears tongue-tied and can’t find the right words. Meanwhile, there’s a second couple – Choi Sunny (Jung Yeo Jun) and Ji InHo (Ahn Se Min) – with an almost similar dilemma – is a love confession simply too hard to do? [Synopsis © Psycho-Weird]

Boys Be Brave on Social Media: Buzz Worthy!

Kim Sung-Hyun is formerly known in acting circles as Yoo Jung-Woo. He has – at least – four drama series perfs to his credit.

In one of his roles, Mama Fairy And The Woodcutter (2018), Kpopmap reports:

In the past episodes, the character has been giving goosebumps to the viewers with his creepy actions. The main issue is that he is filming secretly people with hidden cameras. In appearance, he is handsome and with a cute and lively personality. However, when you get to know him, this is all fake.

Rookie Actor Yoo JungWoo As Eum KyungSul, Kpopmap.

Sung-Hyun’s apparent versatility is noticed early on. A goody-nerdy character in The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen (2020) makes up for the nastiness of his previous character. More eye candy and info from A Man Sweeter than Chocolate. [The photo above is taken from this Naver article]

Character portraits are available on this Tumblr account.

In Boys Be Brave, Kim Sung Hyen plays Kim Jin Woo, a loveless and lonely character who appears to have a wholesome, happy facade. Yet, once Jung Ki Sub enters the picture, this fake facade starts to crumble.

Cast of Characters

Rookie actor Nam Shi An recently signed up with an exclusive acting contract for H&ENT. The contract is expected to allow Shi An to portray a diverse list of characters to highlight his acting skills. Currently, his acting portfolio includes an indie film (Mutation) and a few drama series.

Says the actor:

I am happy to be with H&ENT, who believed in me and guided me more than anyone else during a time when I was worried and hurt due to various situations,” and added, “I will do my best to show that I will always work hard as an actor with sincerity.” “I will do my best,” he said, expressing his thoughts about the exclusive contract and his aspirations.

Rookie Nam shi an signs exclusive contract with H&ENT

In Boys Be Brave, he plays an appealing and popular character who is often confessed to by people around him. He crashed into Jin Woo’s house to ‘force’ the other guy to confess to him. Apparently, Jin Woo’s ‘secret’ is already known to him!

Playing the role of Choi Sunny is ‘Rookie Cop’ actor Jung Yeo Jun. Sunny, as his nickname suggests has a charming and bright personality who works part-time in Jin Woo’s neighborhood. He pushes Jin Woo to ‘allow’ Ki Sub’s crash into his place, thus being complicit to Jin Woo’s love confession dilemma.

Ji In Ho, Choi Sunny’s confessor, is portrayed by Ahn Se Min. Unlike our main characters, the In Ho-Sunny pairing is a long-standing courtship where In Ho already left for the United States but can’t stop thinking about (and loving) our charming part-timer. He flew back to Korea and queries Sunny to a 3-day romantic date challenge.

Se Min made his debut in the school-themed drama series “Let Me off the Earth” in 2020 and is having plenty of social media mileage via Our Love Triangle, opposite Gongchan (Unintentional Love Story) and Sei.

Recommendations after Boys Be Brave

There are plenty of current and upcoming Korean BL series worth a watch (or even two!). Here are some of them!

Our Dating SIM – Simulation Romance! – Korean BL (2023)

Eccentric Romance: Boys’ romance with a thriller! | Korean BL (2023)

Starstruck: More than Friends, Less than Lovers? | Korean BL (2023)

Jazz for Two: Tales of Love, Music and Coming-of-Age! – Korean BL (2024)