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OTT Wave will open a new chapter in K-Entertainment with two love reality shows “Merry Queer” and “Other’s Love,” which deal with the romance of “diversity couples.” While early-wave “Queer Friendly Content” such as BL dramas has become a major trend in the broadcasting industry, attention is being paid to whether “Merry Queer” and “Other’s Love” will bring “diversity” as entertainment and throw out sincere social topics.
“Merry Queer” is the first real coming-out romance entertainment in Korea that depicts the challenges of various couples for confident love and marriage. It will be unveiled at 11 a.m. on the 8th, showing the 1st and 2nd episodes. At the same time, Korea’s first men’s love reality “Other’s Love,” in which honest and bold men move into “Other’s House” to check each other’s honest feelings, will premiere at 11 a.m. on the 15th.
Lim Chang-hyuk, the team manager of Wave D/L (Domestic Licensing) described “Merry Queer” and “Someone else’s Love” as a romance of the unadorned reality itself. If the BL drama is a romance dramatized according to the formula of youth, “Merry Queer” and “Love of Others” will be able to draw sympathy and discourse at the same time by vividly showing the reality of “diversity couples.”
Manager Lim said, “While I was thinking about various genres, I became curious about areas that I wasn’t personally interested in after seeing BL dramas gaining popularity, and I became interested in queer while watching various works,” adding, “I wondered why real queer content, not dramas with dramatic elements, would come out in the world.” I thought that if we needed more realistic concerns and public discussion about the environment of LGBTQ, we should show them our vivid lives,” he said.
Both programs seek authenticity, but “Merry Queer” focuses on the lives of diversity couples, and “Love of Others” focuses on the direction of men’s minds facing romance. Regarding the two programs that talk about “similarity,” not “different,” Lim said, “It would be the most universal feeling that can be sympathized with only by dating and marriage,” stressing that he will convey the universal feeling of “love” as it is.”
As for the cast, “Queer was not particularly unfamiliar or difficult. It’s an extremely ordinary neighbor, and society is just classifying them as special, he said. “In the case of Other Men’s Love, there were many moments when the cast were honest and didn’t have any sense of emotion, so even the production team was surprised. It’s the same for everyone to be excited and heartbroken in front of love.”
“I want to give people who are not even interested in queer an opportunity to think about other people’s lives with a little interest.” “Merry Queer” said, “I hope you can naturally feel that the feelings and love of a male couple are not different from that of a viewer.”