Quarantine got your love life on pause? Don’t worry, Quaranthings is back to let you experience the exciting, heartwarming, and romantic world of BL! Quaranthings Season 2 is now streaming on Upstream, but SHOOR has something extra for hardcore fans of the webseries about finding love in the time of quarantine.
Quaranthings 2: Meet the Quaranteam
If you’re obsessed with Quaranthings, then it’s only right that you meet the Quaranteam behind it! SHOOR gives stans access to exclusive content that will put them at the center of the production with Quaranthings 2: Meet the Quaranteam, an insightful look at what goes on behind the scenes through the lens of the people producing the show.
Each week, the Quaranteam — i.e. Ride or Die, three experienced content creators (and friends!) who went back to their storytelling roots and brought Quaranthings to the world during the pandemic — hosts a livestream exploring the different facets of the production.
From the script to casting, from cinematography to music, and so on, the Quaranteam talks about all things Season 2 in new episodes every week, each with special guests, including leads Royce Cabrera and Kyo Quijano, Assistant Director Beverly Cumla, Production Manager Ken Barrientos, and DOP Edmer Guanlao.
The weekly livestreams will start on December [date], so book while you can right here! But just in case you miss out on any of the eight installments, don’t worry — you’ll be able to stream them all on demand on SHOOR (just stay tuned for the details on that)!
Behind the Quaranscenes — coming soon on SHOOR!
And when the season’s over, SHOOR has one more gift for Quaranthings super stans (to help ease the separation anxiety): a virtual tour of where it all happened! A new interactive way to get into the story of our quarantine BL couple, Behind the Quaranscenes will let fans explore every nook and cranny of Mrs. Cancio’s apartment, and view bonus material to get a fresh glimpse into a relationship that flourished in the quarantine.
From the living room, the dining room, Judah’s bedroom, Rocky’s bedroom, the kitchen, and the balcony, immerse yourself in the spaces where the couple and the other apartment residents lived and breathed, bonded over food, movies, games, and banter, and cried and had heartfelt conversations. Pay close attention to the little details and click on objects to unlock exclusive content in the rooms and feel like a resident, albeit virtually!
Be sure to watch out for this experience, exclusive on SHOOR! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok (yep, we’re everywhere!) and be the first to know.
But in the meantime, if you’re a merch type of fan, order your Quaranthings: The Series limited edition shirt here to wear your love for the show and the genre!
In case you’re wondering, What’s BL?
A quick note to the unfamiliar, BL is Boys’ Love! It’s a subgenre of romance which focuses on — you guessed it — the boys! From manga to fanfiction to television and web shows, boys’ love content focuses on romance between two male leads. More often than not, one of them’s pretty aggressive, while the other is more submissive.
Although the genre is controversial in some ultra-conservative countries, this kind of romance is perceived as more wholesome, or even more “pure” compared to other genres. If you’re keen on exploring BL, here’s a quick list of popular BL shows from all over the globe to get you started:
- Quaranthings (Filipino)
- Gaya Sa Pelikula (Filipino)
- Where Your Eyes Linger (South Korean)
- Cherry Magic (Japanese)
- Addicted (Chinese)
- 2gether (Thai)
- A Tale of Thousand Stars (Thai)
- Game Boys (Filipino)
- Long Time No See (South Korean)
If BL is your thing (or if you’re interested in it and would like to know more about it!), be sure you also check out Gaya Sa Pelikula: Direk Takes the Series on SHOOR.