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Jung Ki Sub is Kim Jin Woo's slacker friend - and secret crush. So when Ki Sub asks to crash at his place, his heart tingles to be near him everyday. But as the short stay turns into permanent mooch, how long can Jin Woo keep his true feelings under wraps and hold back from confessing? (Source: tappytoon.com) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "Can't Confess" (고백을 못하고) by Seok Young (석영). Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Apr 25, 2024 - May 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Duration: 28 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 3,489 users)
  • Ranked: #2161
  • Popularity: #1686
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Mademoiselle Noir
15 people found this review helpful
4 days ago
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10

A drama sure to check off many people's boxes for their "ideal type" of drama

This was such a refreshing firework of a drama! The two leads, in particular, made it crazy fun to watch with their so-far-out-there-they-might-as-well-be-floating-in-space personalities that were only heightened when they shared the same air. And they were consistently predictable yet unpredictable, leaving me either correct in my predictions while also being pleasantly befuddled at the path taken or both puzzled beyond belief and amused. Meanwhile, the side couple offered something unique with the often overlooked issue of financial inequality in a relationship and the myriad of ways it can affect it, including self-inflicted shame, pressure, and guilt.

It was a true delight tuning into Boys Be Brave. I highly recommend giving it a go! Especially if you're into "quirky" characters and dramas.

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ariel alba
11 people found this review helpful
25 days ago
8 of 8 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

The perfect mildang: "The further I move away, the closer we get"

In the context of "tug-of-war" romantic relationships, in South Korea it is common to hear sentences like: "내 남자친구가 항상 나를 밀당하는 것 같아", which in English would be something like: "It seems that my boyfriend is always trying hard to be with me."
Is your crush acting cold one moment and hot the next? One minute does he pursue you and show his feelings, and the next, he suppresses his interest and distances himself?
It is precisely in these circumstances that Koreans use the phrase "acione Mildang." That is, this person is doing "mildang," a term used to describe someone's behavior when they intentionally create a "push and shove" dynamic with another person.
In the drama 'Boys Be Brave', directed by Lim Hyun Hee, the story revolves around the "mildang" of two couples who are stuck between confessing their feelings and holding back, portraying the cute and agonizing tug-of-war of unconfessed love.
We will see the story through the eyes of Jin Woo, a naive and insecure character with a perfectionist tendency who lives his life according to the plan he has drawn up. However, one day, she falls in love with Ki Sub, a determined and popular boy, owner of a relaxed and confident nature.
And this playful and daring push-pull dynamic begins when Jin Woo reveals that despite having a crush on Ki Sub, he's not her type at all.
The entrance of Jung Ki Sub (Nam Shi An) to Kim Jin Woo's (Kim Sung Hyun) apartment not only announces that the living room sofa will be occupied indefinitely by the visitor who was never invited, but also the beginning of a beautiful love story between two friends who have suddenly become roommates.
Despite being reluctant to share a roof, you will soon discover that this may be the ideal opportunity to be close to the person you love.
I find it interesting to see how between Jin Woo, a young perfectionist who dreams of having the perfect relationship with the perfect partner, so he even makes a checklist of the ideal lover, and Ki Sub, the type of person who can seem Just another attractive and popular guy who has to get what he wants, but is actually a gentle soul who wants to be loved, they manage to change for each other.
Likewise, I love how Ki Sub, who doesn't like complicated emotions and situations, so he often resorts to portraying a positive image, at first shows one-dimensional awkwardness, but as the story progresses, he learns to express his feelings. own emotions and find their identity.
The series allows us to see how the actions and emotions of the characters change, all thanks to an endless aegyo attack by Ki Sub against Jin Woo, which in turn brings fun and hilarious moments.
On the other hand, the narrative also explores the love relationship between Choi Balg-Eum (Jung Yeo Jun) and Ji In Ho (Ahn Se Min), who keep a secret from their high school days.
Adapted from Seok Young's webtoon "Roonmates," the LGBT+-themed youth romantic comedy showcases the unique images and charms of the main characters, each with distinct personalities. The free spirit Jung Ki Sub, the seemingly perfect Kim Jin Woo, the mysterious Ji In Ho with a hidden secret and the charming Choi Sunny will entertain the audience through a funny, charming but meaningful and touching drama as the four continually reflect: "Why doesn't the person who loves me confess to me?"
After the success of the acclaimed series 'Our Dating Sim', with which it won multiple awards at the "2023 Heavenly BL Awards", such as the "Grand Prize" and "Best Drama" sections, director Lim Hyun Hee teams up with music producer Hwang Sung Jin, known for producing popular songs like See Ya's "Lovely Sweet Heart" and Gummy's "We Should've Been Friends," to carry out this project that, in his own words, "captures so much eyes like ears." Because? Because stories like these not only entertain us, but also offer us valuable lessons and insights into life and human relationships.
With a solid plot and well-developed characters, the emerging writer Lee Sin Won manages to change conventions and break clichés, and delivers a narrative text on which the series is built, in which she gives substance to the conflicts and stories that intersect, Because the four boys are united by friendship.
I like Nam Shi An's performance in portraying a character who is popular and constantly receives love confessions from those around him. However, intrigued by Jin Woo, who likes him but has not confessed, he impulsively invades his house and begins living with him, determined to make him confess.
The viewer will love the character played by Kim Sung Hyun, a seemingly perfect and meticulous young man. However, her life begins to fall apart after her crush breaks into her apartment. Thanks to Ki Sub, Jin Woo discovers that he has been living a gray existence, without love and without dating experience.
Based on their friendly love-hate relationship, the romance between the two, which begins when the former literally knocks on the doors of the latter, will delight the public. He will be waiting for the moment when the bond between these young people crosses the thin and fragile line of friendship and gives way to love after a confession.
The film text explores how the empathy between Ki Sub and Jin Woo becomes the basis of a lasting romantic love, highlighting how the deepest relationships are often born from friendship.
On the other hand, Ji In Ho has not been able to forget the romantic relationship between him and Choi Sunny during high school. That is the reason why he abruptly returns from the United States where he is studying and introduces himself to Sunny, who rejects his advances. Undeterred, Ji In Ho asks her to go on three dates with him. We will soon learn the reason why Sunny decided three years ago to put things on the line, despite being in love. Could a true romance arise within the framework of these encounters?
Lastly, Jung Yeo Jun takes on the role of Choi Sunny, the extremely optimistic part-time worker. Choi Sunny, as brilliant as her name suggests, is a person who has also not been able to forget the boy she loves and whose memory she still keeps in her heart. His life is shaken when his friend shows up again.
The story of these two characters details how an event from the past tests the relationship of the two friends, but its resolution, which teaches us about forgiveness, understanding and personal growth, ends up strengthening the bond, demonstrating the resilience of friendship and How romantic love can arise from this.
As these young people navigate their feelings for each other and come to terms with their own hearts, a tender romance blossoms that will satisfy all of your BL needs.
Why do I recommend the series?:
- For its cast with its attractive visual effects and its visual chemistry.
- For being a fan of the webtoon on which it is based.
- For following the work of Lim Hyun Hee, who has captivated me since his previous drama, 'Our Dating Sim'.
- For the promise of combining stunning dramatic elements in the beloved original work and enhancing the immersive experience through a sophisticated visual style.
- For the guarantee of the entertainment factor.
- For bringing us credible and genuine characters, with human emotions and reactions that feel real and resonant.
- Because it allows me to follow the work of Ahn Se Min, an actor with a simple charisma and an air of mystery, who has caught my attention since his participation in 'Youth On The Road', 'The Red Sleeve', 'School 2021', among others dramatized. With his expressive eyes and pure appearance, I recommend following this actor.
- For the reappearance on screen of Kim Sung Hyen, a perfect boy who wins the hearts of fans with his unique charms. Those who have followed his artistic career will remember him for his roles in 'Love After School' (seasons 1 and 2), '100% Era', Hospital Playlist', 'Brain, Your Choice of Romance Season 2', and many other works that They leave a lasting impression on viewers, raising expectations about his future as a solid actor.
- For the possibility of reunion with rookie actor Nam Shi An who has gained a lot of attention for his attractive looks, outstanding physique, subtle sensuality and acting skills shown in KBS Joy's 'Love Naggers' and the web drama 'Woman Playbook', as well as the independent short film 'Mutation'.
- For having the possibility of seeing Jung Yeo Jun's work again, after discovering him in 'Like Flowers In Sand', 'Arthdal ​​Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun', 'Rookie Cops', among others, since this rookie actor has a distinctive and irresistible charm that captivates the hearts of viewers. With her imposing figure, I love her explosive chemistry with Ahn Se Min.
- Because the series exposes two stories of love and friendship that have the power to open doors to a world where emotional ties are intertwined with life lessons, leaving indelible marks on those who discover them.
- Because stories like these have the particularity of touching two of the purest and deepest feelings of human beings: romantic love and the selfless affection that characterizes true friendship. The mixture of these affects in a single narrative creates a rich and multidimensional film story that speaks directly to our hearts. That is, stories that weave love and friendship reflect the full spectrum of our emotions.
- Because it is a drama in which we will see our own triumphs and challenges in relationships reflected, which makes these stories so personal and moving.
- The conflicts represented are reflections of the complications of real life.
- Being able to witness the performances of four male actors, each with different and combined charms, taking on their first BL drama challenge.

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  • Drama: Boys Be Brave!
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Apr 25, 2024 - May 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Duration: 28 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 3,489 users)
  • Ranked: #2161
  • Popularity: #1686
  • Watchers: 9,446

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