Hulu invited me to "continue watching" a Korean series called The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim. I swear I never heard of it! But my last foray into shamanism, The Cafe Mindanang, turned out to be more about a profiler, so, I'll check it out.
I deduced the premise from the episode synopses: A high school girl named Woo-soo has mystical shaman powers, which in East Asia get you bullied and harassed. So she keeps them a secret, and recruits her boyfriend Doo-shim and Il-ram (a boy), to help her fight demons.
Il-ram has blond hair, so maybe he's gay. Episode 5 -- "Il-ram fails the mock exams" -- sounds like a centric.
Scene 1: During the exams, Woo-soo passes a note to boyfriend Doo-shim and nudges a sleeping boy to wake him up. Not blond, so not Il-ram. Afterwards Doo-shim asks her why Doo-shin was going to a shaman shop....Ok, so he's not Doo-shim. He must be an un-named boyfriend.
They discuss the murderer who is targeting lower-ranked students. What if he targets Il-ram. But if the sleeping boy was Il-ram, who's the blond?
Boyfriend complains that when they hugged, he acquired Woo-soo's ability to see vengeanceful and terrified ghosts, which is interfereing with his studies.
Cut to Boyfriend in his room, trying to study, when the lights flash, and a roomful of ghosts appear. He's too busy to help them move on to the afterlife, but he grudgingly agrees to listen to their stories: "I didn't know the water was so deep"; 'The truck was right behind us": "They told me that it would be a simple surgery." Then he asks them for advice about his relationship with Woo-soo, and they all scram!
Scene 2: After school, Woo-soo runs into Doo-shim at the shaman shop, and tries to keep her from going in, to preserve her secret: "This is a very bad shaman, a fraud," she stammers. Then Mom comes out and asks "Why did you bring a friend? I thought you didn't want anyone to know that you are the daughter of a shaman, Doo-shim!" Wait -- I thought Woo-soo had the shaman powers, and Doo-shim was just a scoobie. Are they both shamans, and hiding it from each other?
Then the other girl asks Doo-shim what she thinks of Woo-soo. But I thought...this is way too confusing. Wikipedia, help!
1. Doo-shim is the girl with shaman powers. I should have guessed that from the title.
2. Woo-soo (Nam Da-reum) is her boyfriend, the one who gets the ability to see ghosts from hugging her. Wikipedia calls him "the topper": he's rich, athletic, handsome, a top student, perfect in every way. Top photo: Da-reum in the gay-themed movie No Breathing
3. Hyun-soo (Yoo seon-ho, left) is the blond guy in the icon, a playful ghost who provides comic relief and finally goes on to the afterlife. Yoo Seon-ho played a trans character in the historical drama Under the Queen's Umbrella.
4. Lower-ranked Il-nam (Yoon Jong-hoon), the one who fell asleep, is actually the boyfriend's best friend, so there's probably a gay-subtext relationship going on. The photo may or may not be Jong-hoon; Google Images says it is, but I can't get to the website to verify.
5. Hyo-shim is Doo-shin's friend who doesn't know that she has shaman powers.
A Google search on the title and gay reveals a website called Team Dramabeans, with Episode 6: "very well done, not just 'ha-ha, he's gay." But I can't get to the website, so I don't know who is gay. Maybe the ghost?
In Episode 6, Woo-soo and Il-ram fight, then hug, then say "Let's go somewhere together." They flee from demons together, grab hands and wrists, pause to hug. Definite gay subtext, but is either canonically gay?
No way to tell without watching more episodes, and I'm out of beefcake photos.