The newest Taiwanese BL series ‘Stay By My Side’ is now streaming on GagaOOLala!
Starring Wei Zhe Hong, an idol-turned-actor, as Bu Xia, a young man who began hearing ghostly voices after losing his grandfather, and Yo Hsuan Yang, his roommate-turned-enemy Jiang Chi, whose touch seems to muffle the unsettling noises. The supernatural and the boys’ feelings are explored in this ten-episode series. Will the two ever get past their anonymity with one another as they fight the cries of the ghosts?
Warning: Spoilers alert! Read at your own risk!
Episode 1: Must strike back when the territory is invaded.
Basketball varsity player Bu Xia and his friends are playing at the school entrance when he unintentionally crashes into Jiang Chi, a Medical School transferee to Law School, who was able to catch him. The former apologizes, but his friends pull him away before they can even talk. This marks their first encounter.
During basketball training, the ball is accidentally thrown at the dean walking with Jiang Chi, who wants to apply to the dormitory. Jiang Chi shoots the ball to the ring instead of handing it over to Bu Xia, which amazes the whole team. This marks their second encounter.
Later that afternoon, Bu Xia gets a call from his older sister sharing the good news that the temple has been successfully passed onto her. She invites him to a party that he declines, but when his sister informs him that the masters will reinforce his seal, he quickly agrees. His sister incenses and prods his photo, which he feels in real-time. Back at his talisman-filled and messy dormitory, Bu Xia is surprised to find a new roommate. It turns out to be Jiang Chi, who had moved his belongings out of the way to make room for himself. Jiang Chi is informed by Bu Xia that their room is haunted, but Jiang Chi ignores him and questions why he is still there if it is haunted. Bu Xia argues that since he was raised in a shrine, the gods are watching over him.
A friend gives an idea to ask Bu Xia’s sister to cast a spell on Jiang Chi as he follows him around the school. While waiting for his meal delivery at their dorm, Bu Xia makes a mess of Jiang Chi’s belongings and is shocked when the delivery man turns out to be the latter. Bu Xia is urged to convince Jiang Chi to join the basketball team at their practice, but he refuses and informs them that they must decide between the two of them because they cannot be on the same team.