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  1. 27 points
  2. 24 points
    I haven't watched episode 6, but judging from the comments, i reckon it is another fantastic episode. Let me share a bit about the article written few days ago https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?aid=0010518014&oid=001 I do not have time to translate the whole article but the jist of this article is that 'Boyfriend' is not a Cinderella but a Don Quixote's story. One of the main reasons why there are a lot of negative noises surrounding this drama is because unlike Cinderella story, Don Quixote story is perceived as unrealistic and unfamiliar to many. In reality, Cinderella story can happen to anyone including you and me, that's why despite being repeated many times, it is still well sought after. The journalist encourages people to watch because it is a rare drama that teaches us the importance and to be grateful of the small and simple things in life. I love how every lines, conversations even art pieces serve as a purpose and bring about connections. One scene that leaves a deep impression on me is when both the leads were at the tea house. Jin Hyuk says' the tea you steep the 2nd time, tastes the best' For me, that is a subtle way of Jin Hyuk in telling Soo Hyun to let him in, let him be the 2nd man to enter her world.
  3. 22 points
    I love this drama. I am on a wonderful ride with these two. I think that the K-drama has finally grown-up to air a drama portraying two individuals, an older, divorced, well accomplished woman, and a younger, well read, mature man, falling in love. I am loving the journey from strangers connecting in Cuba to their "some" relationship. Their chemistry makes my heart do somersaults. I am 100% in their corner regardless the obstacles. I do feel sorry for her ex-husband, but not enough for her to be in a relationship with him again. I would love to see him embrace her decision, move on and wish her happiness. It would be nice to see him find someone to love, someone of a humble background so that it would drive his mother insane. How do I describe it? The plot is fast paced; however, the story line is slow. I have watched how they've moved from phase to phase in their relationship and not have had that out of breath, rushed feeling. The walks in-hand, the bicycle ride, playing in the sand on the beach, and thinking about each other smiling, makes me reminisce about when I was falling in love with my mate; the I can't wait to see him again feeling, smiling when I thought about him, and not being sure if I wanted to entered into a more permanent relationship with him. I applaud the writer and the directors for one of the most beautiful K-drama love stories I have seen in years. Even the poems and illustrations are perfect. I am hoping for a happy ending.
  4. 22 points
    I really hope SH and ex husband can be friends later episodes. He seems to love a lot, but then he should be more true fully about his feelings for her in the beginning. He could done differently when they were married, now it’s just too late for him, he can’t get the time back. I don’t think SH hate him or anything by now, even if she was angry at him because of his cheating at that time, it should be bygones. She wasn’t in love of him In the first place, so. A divorce was like a deliverance. I do care for his character and hopefully he could find his own happiness. JH get himself to SH’s apartment already . What’s next ?
  5. 22 points
    "It's already spring for us" -How can just looking at two people just gaze at each other make me so giddy and happy. The actors are doing a phenomenal job and have A++ chemistry. So cute that both of them have a mini shrine to each other set up in their rooms. "Every now and then she smiles, it really makes my day." -I had written earlier just how much JH values SH's smile and how he's striving to be the one who brings out that side for her. I don't find it to be a "savior complex" from his side, more like he is trying to be an equal partner to her in the best way he can. Its funny, but I think the actress playing the tea maker is the same evil mom who ruined the otp's life in pretty noona who buys me food. Looks like she's earning back kdrama karma points by being the cautious but warm supporter of JH's relationship. "Relationships are important to you. Value is important to me." -ICE COLD. That scene literally gave me goosebumps. SH's mom is equally odius to both her daughter and husband. I feel characters like her are too far gone already to really be helped. I don't know if she can be redeemed. "You know, there are people who just make you smile." "Time passes by Soo hyun-ah, no amount of money can buy it back." "Nothing can stop flowers from blooming in spring." -Driver Nam gets the award for best supporting act. Great, sagely advice and the original Jinsoo couple shipper. "We are in a 'some' relationship." -This show is spoiling me with its endings. If last week was JH's turn to step up today it's SH's. It warms my heart to see just how much this couple care for each other. That "its ok" expression from JH was heartbreaking. SH must have laser vision to have caught it from the back of the room. I lol'd at the various expressions after her confession- loved to see her father and driver Nam smiling. This is one OTP I will support till the end. Love the other posts guys. Let's keep supporting encounter till the end.
  6. 20 points
    The importance of nature in „Encounter“ This drama is really interesting because each episode starts and ends with a drawing. Each pictured scene doesn't just serve as an introduction to the main topic of the episode, but also helps to understand the characters and their situation. While last week, I analyzed the different drawings in order to present CSH, JH and their respective situation, this time nature will be my main focus. Why? The presence of nature is increasing each time. CSH is the CEO of Donghwa Hotel and she has just opened a new resort close to the sea. Striking is that she explained how she developed the hotel. She wanted her future clients to rest by having a view of the sea. As you can see, she perceives nature as something positive which can help someone to relax. Now, if we connect this to her trip on Cuba (her desire to watch the sunset at a certain beach), the viewer can realize what nature means to CSH. For her, nature is beautiful, can help people to relax and enjoy their time. However, CSH lives in a different world, far away from nature: the drawings show her living in a castle or pavilion, surrounded by people or by a fence or even attached to a building or trapped by a window. To conclude, she lives in an urban world that is suffocating her and she can usually only escape from it through her paintings. The paintings function as a window to a different world where her fantasy and her feelings are not contrived, however it is not enough, since her biggest desire is to be close to nature or she likes observing nature (sunset). That's why she was so determined to reach the beach in order to watch the sunrise, no matter what (broken taxi, no money). We shouldn't forget that CSH is determined to renovate the hotel in Cuba without changing the garden, even refusing to put a swimming pool. She even outlined that the strength of this property was the garden. As you can see, she values the hotels based on natural elements: garden, sea. She wants people to feel close to nature through her hotels. Notice that after watching the scene where JH was looked down by her ex-mother-in-law, she was standing in front of a huge window looking at the sea. At some point, you could sense that looking at the sea had a positive effect on her: she was calmer. For her, nature is a source of strength. Sure, she is a princess in the eyes of many, yet there is one person who perceives her differently. This is not a coincidence that in the episode 5, secretary Jang compared our protagonist to a flower. He explained to CSH that no one can stop a flower from blossoming. As you can see, CSH is like a beautiful flower who has been "put behind a glass" by her mother and ex-family. A flower needs fresh air and water in order to live and that's what JWS is not able to understand. He realized that in their marriage she was suffocating, hence he released her. In reality, he just created a bigger cage for CSH: Donghwa hotel. Don't forget that JWS is always filmed indoors, in suffocating rooms with no windows so that you have the impression, he is living in a prison. However, in his mind, this beautiful flower needed a protector that's why he is helping her behind her back. She is like a flower with JWS as a gardener who ensures that she doesn't get hurt. Donghwa hotel can be perceived like a greenhouse, where everyone can look at CSH and even gossip about her. He is just the gardener protecting her. By doing so, he feels that the flower sooner or later will realize what he has done to her so that she will smile beautifully to him like a flower. But let's go back to the drawings... they have all something in common: nature is always present, in the beginning (picture 1, 3, 4) less, but the more episodes were aired, the more nature prevails. The reason is simple. First, nature plays a huge part in CSH's life. Only when she is surrounded by nature (like drawing 1), she can feel free. Cuba is such a place. It has also become a meaningful place for her because she could do anything she wanted without being in the center of the attention. If we look at the first picture, you can see that the trees are black and without leaves indicating that this is winter and nature is sleeping. We can interpret this scene as if her passionate nature was sleeping, oppressed. In her dark world, where she is so small and powerless, she is also like a flower that is sleeping or has not bloomed yet. In my opinion, JWS and his mother represent the opposite world. Wealth and their social status are associated to civilization and modern world which are symbolized in the drawing 1, 3 and 4 (castle, pavilion, street lamps, windows, fence, wheels aso). That's why CSH can never be happy with them. This is not random that JWS is always concerned about his image and appearance (he went to the shop because he wanted to impress a picky woman, his ex-wife), as he believes this matters in order to seduce someone. He even bought an expensive dress for CSH. Appearance is linked to artificiality, the opposite of simplicity and naturalness. As you can see, image means a lot to JWS, but it is different to CSH. JH could move her heart because he wanted her to feel comfortable: the shoes, the jackets, the scarf. He always tries to give her his clothes. He always worries that she might get cold or hurt. A person obsessed with appearance would never accept such gestures because it wouldn't look good but CSH is not thinking like that. On the other hand, our hero JH is linked to nature in the different drawings. He is often shown in a green environment, standing next to the sun. If he is not represented, he is symbolized by the red butterfly (image 4). The red butterfly has an important signification: it is an omen announcing huge changes in someone's life. From my point of view, when the red butterfly touches CSH's head, it was as if it brought back life and feelings to our protagonist. But don't forget that in the story itself, JH introduced himself to CSH as fruit seller. In the same episode (1), CSH compares him herself to a fruit saying that he was like a white grape. To conclude, our hero is often associated with products coming from the nature: butterfly, grape, sun and fruit. But if I include the drawings from this week now, I can notice three points in common: Our heroes are outside, surrounded by nature There is no longer any black. However, there are still dark colors, like dark blue or deep purple. The civilization has not entirely disappeared: the paintings and the boat are linked to the modern world. Striking is that this reflects the evolution of CSH's situation and her relationship with JH. She has freed herself, she is no longer captive like in the picture 3 and 4. She is also not surrounded by enemies, like the snakes in the episode 4 (picture 5). Her emotions have changed as well. She is no longer cold, no sleeping flower. She is warming up, her emotions are starting showing up. As conclusion, nature symbolizes here liberty. We shouldn't forget that nature can also be dangerous. Notice that once CSH has escaped from her cage, she always has to face enemies and adversities. And in nature, her enemies are represented by the snakes and waves. As you can see, nature is also connected to negative aspects. Nonetheless, this underlines that the problems and enemies CSH and JH have to face are natural phenomenons. This is nothing special but on their journey (drawing from the episode 5 and 6), they need to be together and work together. At the end, the sun has never shone so brightly. The MIL, the director Choi, her ex-husband are symbolized by the waves but since CSH didn't give up and remained firm, the waves disappeared. JH always serves her as a guide, he is her strength because he is the sun that warms her so that the flower can blossom beautifully. After the disappearance of the dangerous waves, fish start flying towards CSH and JH indicating that after the fight, they will experience something good. Okay, that's it for now. Let me know what you think. @celebrianna @alekaonu @icyphoenix @sassylove @nubianlegalmind @USAFarmgirl
  7. 20 points
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  9. 17 points
    Well, honestly this drama doesn’t give me any feeling that it will be a sad ending. I just have this strong feeling we will have a happy ending dc as I am not good in analyzing arts, can only see if it’s beautiful or not, I dun understand their language , I’m thankful for your help to make me appreciated the drama even more. Thanks
  10. 17 points
    I just finished watching E6. This episode is all about establishing a demarcation line. The first line were established by Congressman Cha against CSH's ex-mother in law. Congressman Cha I think is now politically savvy that he can now shield himself and will no longer bow to the wishes of CSH's ex-mother in law. A lot of pressure will eventually be thrown against Congressman Cha but I think he now knows he can defend himself in the political battlefield. The second demarcation line was established by CSH herself. With all the media present at the party and all important hotel officials and guest around, she announced her relationship with KJH. With that announcement, all the intentions of the evil people including MIL, CSH's mother, the Board of Director who planned the question came crashing down. The announcement this time around is no longer about friendship with KJH but it has now evolved into a serious relationship. It's like CSH telling everyone to stay away from her relationship. I was smiling like a cheshire cat looking at the faces of Secretary Jang, Mr. Nam, CSH mother, the announcer, the MIL, the Director and CSH ex-husband. The line has been drawn. I'm happy for both CSH and KJH
  11. 17 points
    Awesome analysis in this forum..Finished watching EP 6 subbed, and I could see lot of foreshadowing!! 1. The "garden" of the hotel that CSH refers to in Cuba - its the same hotel that KJH liked in Ep1 (as pointed out earlier by one of our chingus in this forum). So we can defnly expect some scenes in Cuba related to the hotel 2. CSH said that Cuba hotel is expected to be ready by next new year - which means that most likely we will see a time jump to next year end since there are some Cuba scenes that we are yet to see..hopefully the hotel will see the marriage of the OTP? 3. WS came between his mom and KJH and in a way defused the scene. Also both times when WS intereacted with KJH he was polite and not rude . I believe he will play a key role in helping them get together . After Ep6 am convinced that he will not be the bad guy in this series...now I feel lil sad for his unrequited love..but as pointed out by our expects he had hi chance and he blew it. Reg. Cuba future scenes here's the video in spoiler I found earlier this week. Now, am more convinced of a happy ending
  12. 17 points
    I finally had the time to watch both episode today and what a roller coaster ride it is. My cheeks hurt watching those two. Aigoo.... highlight of the 5th episode for me is how both of them gathered their courage and took the plunge to have “some” relationship. KJH is courageous enough to ask her that question, and in turn CSH gathered her courage to say yes. *fist in the air* And highlight of episode 6 for me was when KJH went to see his teacher to have some tea alone, when the teacher said, For you, it’s not “some” relationship... you really like her... his face changed as if he has been caught. And to think that how he asked for a some relationship first, he really is being considerate towards CSH. for me this is where KJH won against JWS. Not that I’m belittling JWS love for CSH, it’s just KJH wears his feeling on his sleeve and really went all out on her. that muffler scene... that necktie scene... cemented how small gestures seemed like leaps and bounds for them. As for the holding hand scene.... if KJH did not point out why she doesn’t want to take a chance with him, maybe she wouldn’t even think of holding his arm. Does anyone knows the song playing after they held hands? That song is so nice it seemed to ring in my ears even when I’m not watching.
  13. 16 points
    I agree that the age gap is not the primary focus, but it is one of the attributes separating the OTP and making JH such an unsuitable partner for SH. So, they're dealing with a power gap, class gap, money gap, and age gap where the female has the superior position in Korean parlance. Even in stories and (RL) that deals with such gaps, it's usually the male who is in the superior position, and Korean society is more understanding and forgiving of it. (Though, I guess this is also true of other societies as well.) I'm not saying that such relationships don't happen where the female is older and/or wealthier, I'm just saying that it's still not commonplace in society. Even this drama addresses that it somewhat when someone (I forget which character, maybe HI) asks JH if he doesn't mind being misunderstood as being SH's plaything and doing so because she's rich and powerful. JH's response by the way is that he doesn't mind what will be said about him, he just wants to be someone meaningful in SH's life. This is before JH had to face the attacks by WS and his mother on him. To his credit, though JH seems shaken by it, it's not of himself that he's concerned about, his concern was for SH having to put up with that filth for so long and by herself. But, anyway, it does get to the point that the younger man is typically seen as an opportunist and a plaything rather than a serious partner for an older, wealthier, higher class woman. JH is going to have a very thick skin in order to get through what he has to, and still be there for SH.
  14. 16 points
    Encounter sold to 100 countries! This is good news indeed
  15. 15 points
    Visually stunning and classically romantic. odetoyouth0616 ========== DECEMBER 14, 2018 BY POPGASA Yong Jun Hyung (HIGHLIGHT) – Don’t Hesitate (망설이지 마요) Encounter OST Part 3 I feel it very slightly The tremble in your eyes Feels like I could tell you Right now If we get too close, it might be too hot If we get too far, it might be too cold So we’re just watching from far away As if we’re waiting Don’t hesitate love Don’t hesitate love Don’t just leave things alone And make everything pass by right now Don’t hesitate love Tell me so I can hear I’ll take a small step today Till I arrive in front of you some day I’m walking, every day, to you You’re stopped right there You’re looking at me As if we’re waitingDon’t hesitate love
  16. 15 points
    I remember the tea house lady warns JH that he will be misunderstood since he is head over heels about the wealthy CEO of his company. I think he says it's enough for him to see her laugh sometime. Even though there's an age gap, class gap, money gap, power gap, there's no affinity gap. He's sensitive, quotes Rilke, loves that outdoor art gallery of paintings, loves the sea. He takes her to what he calls a great coffee place which is really just a bench looking out at the ocean. They are soul mates. Will societal constraints prevent two such perfectly attuned people from getting together/staying together?Curious to see where the writer goes with this.
  17. 15 points
    I also think that Granny was killed by two different people. Hyuk put in the poison. Yura, not knowing about the poison, stabbed her with the hairpin. (Just like in Murder on the Orient Express.) And, when the truth is revealed, they will have a Romeo and Juliet ending. Hahaha, a makjang drama utilizing Agatha Christie and Shakespeare.
  18. 15 points
    Popular korean makeup YouTuber Haneulina who is a big fan of SHK uploaded a makeup tutorial for CSH’s look. Great production value, she even got the real $900 Avouavou red dress.
  19. 15 points
    I believe, you misunderstood me. I am pretty well aware that JWS loved and loves her and didn't cheat on her. BUT since he told her that he had fallen in love with another woman and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, for CSH it was like he has been "cheating" on her and had never loved her. Yes, through his gesture he wanted her to leave his family but he had in his mind that she would come back later to him. It doesn't matter if he has been fabricating the story because CSH is not aware of this. He did hurt her with his lies... As for the daddy long leg, there is a reason why CSH refuses his help just like CSH's close friends. They don't want to be indebted to him. They don't know what he will ask after helping her. Due to the past, they are very cautious around him. Since his mother is manipulative, they also think, JWS is not different. They are not entirely wrong as he is trying to manipulate behind her back. Sure, his intention is to win her heart. Nonetheless, he is unwilling to let her know that he loves her. He wants her love without telling her that he loves her because he wants to have the upper hand in the couple. Maybe he is scared that his love could be used as a weakness. And the episode 6 proved one more time to me that JWS is not powerless. He threatened director Choi which outlines that he can even work against his mother's plan...
  20. 14 points
    I finally caught up. -Ms. Hong is still in contact with the former Chief Guard Buyn. What will Ms. Hong's role be in the master plan? Is she as simple as an assistant to the GED? -WB purposely raised his hands to fix his suit jacket. I believe he meant for her to see the scar. I think he knew she was there. So let see how many teams do we have in this game: Team A: Dowager Empress Team B: Emperor and Yu Ra Team C: Woo Bin and Byun Team D: Empress/Sunny Team E: Nanny and Prime Minister May the strongest man standing. Side notes: -Emperor has a strong taste, perform bedroom act in public ..none of the windows on the yatch has curtain -Prince Yoon climbed through the ceiling's plenum without a single dust on his white shirt..wow.. -When Sunny saved the woman, what she told her was like telling it to herself. -I like Sunny's sister. She is strong, physically and mentally/emotionally as well. The way she threw a man over her shoulder, dang..Sunny should recruit her to be on her team. -For a moment I felt bad for the Emperor (the memory of his father). He was just a kid then, instead of explaining the expectations, they just yelled at him, berated him then turned around and praised his younger brother. Such actions would affect a child mentally. No wonder the emperor turned out to be a lunatic with nothing but rage, jealousy and delusion. -I like the bird (emperor's sister). She might be selfish and petty but she is not evil, more like simple minded. She probably doesn't have the brain for evilness.
  21. 14 points
    Everyone, get your popcorn or whatever you prefer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! GO SUNNY! GO GRANNY! BEAT THEM UP! When Granny took the wig off, you knew it was about to get real! LH... Just because you're emperor, don't expect that you can do whatever you want and not get away with it. It doesn't work that way. Do stuff like that and it will come back to bite you in the butt later. Same goes to YR. Then WS... Come on man! My poor Sunny, she can't trust anyone but Granny. I can't wait to see the look of LH's face when he realizes that Sunny was never playing him. Her feelings for him were truly genuine, she was never after his money and actually cared about him until he pulled this mess.
  22. 14 points
    Thank you for pointing this out. No offence, but the woman was thrown from a cliff the night before and is dealing with her husband's betrayal. The murder of GED happened and we expect her to watch her temper. I'm surprised she is not sitting in a corner crying about her fate lol.
  23. 14 points
    I’m torn about JWS too. Watching him so far up to episode 6, he was most pitiful when he bumpes into CSH while trying on a new suit. For the viewers, it is very telling that the picky woman he was referring to was CSH but for her, it wasn’t the case. Her facial reaction is silently violent, since it reminded her that their marriage collapse because of a 3rd person. In my opinion, she tried her best (in her own CSH way) but he choose the easy way out to let her go instead of fighting together. remember KJH said lets allow the feeling inside them fight and she was like... fight? She was lost in thought for a bit then agrees to “some” relationship.
  24. 13 points
    LOL. Actually, I think when I was first responding to the comment about the age gap, I was thinking that this drama is unlike Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food where the predominant difference was the age gap. Pretty Noona also dealt with perceived difference in social classes by birth (i.e. the man was an orphan which is considered a negative) and the issue of being too familiar, but really both members of the OTP were solid white collar workers with Joon Hee actually potentially being the better earner, they both grew up in similar milieu and education despite JH's lack of parents, and neither of them had ever been married or engaged previously. I do think Pretty Noona is more of a classic noona romance. Boyfriend is tackling a wider range of issues and setting the male and female OTP much farther apart at the start of their journey. I agree that CH lost her sense of self, or perhaps it's fairer to say that she never developed a sense of herself. I think her nature was tamed much, much earlier than her arranged marriage. The drama indicates that she started being restricted as her father started his political career from his previous journalistic career. And, being a member of the family of a politician and thus being under scrutiny, SH would have been told constantly to mind her manners and to do as she's told, by her mother and whatever handlers her mother put on her. By the time of her marriage, I think SH had been groomed to be an obedient doll and so went along with the marriage without a murmur, even going so far as to try to become a woman to her future husband's taste. JH has to help SH find her childhood self before it was suffocated, but also to realize the person she is now who doesn't have to kowtow to her mother or anyone else's dictums. On the plus side, it seems as if SH's father at least is on her side, and regrets what SH has had to go through for the sake of his career. As for what would they have to sacrifice to be together. Oof. That's the question, isn't it? I would still prefer a happy ending, or at least an ending where the OTP are growing together and making things work on their terms. It may be more movie like to have a more realistic open ending, but I feel that both SH and JH would secretly long for each other for the rest of their lives if they had to walk away from each other.
  25. 13 points
    I completely agree that this drama is addressing society’s prejudice and even misogyny in korean society but even so, I also look at Encounter as a coming of age story of SH and her journey to her own happiness. In a sense I find her romance with JH as a means to an end. As in this drama isnt about their romance but really about her alone. This said, i could have skimmed over this but how old is SH in this drama? Her ex husband is in his late 30s but for her, I gather she was at most only 34?
  26. 13 points
    Just watched the episode. WS pushed her off a cliff?? That piece of ASDFGHJKL Ok now I just want Sunny to avenge Grandma's death and take revenge on LH, YR and WS!!! What even bro?? You're in the same predicament as her - she was also betrayed!! I really don't know how a love arc is gonna happen between the two after this But a makjang is a makjang. Expect the unexpected. We'll just wait and see I guess...
  27. 13 points
    @stroppyse sorry for cutting your posts.. I totally agree with you here. I'll be honest, I have a feeling this drama might not give us a happy ending where they end up together. Rather, it might be the type of drama that shows us how two people meet unexpectedly and have a profound effect on each other's lives. I really like that poem and the thought behind the painting they viewed under the bridge.. it's like JH and SH have no control over meeting each other and they keep bumping into each other repeatedly and they don't know what it all means and whether they should be together or not. But they do know they're drawn to each other. I think episode 1 seemed somewhat slow because it lingered on scenes where JH was exploring Cuba and I think that was done on purpose to give us an idea of what JH is like - he is young, carefree and is the type who lives in the present and knows how to take it all in and enjoy the moment. He has an appreciation for what is happening right in front of him. SH on the other hand has lived a pretty confined life. We can see it in the way she spent her time in Cuba. She only went to the places she needed to go and wouldn't have ventured out on her own until she was encouraged to do so. Yes, there's an age gap between the OTP but I think we aren't really meant to focus on that gap. I think this show is doing an amazing job at showing us all the complexities of their relationship beyond the age gap.
  28. 13 points
    Aaahh at last I already finish watched epi 5-6..my laptop thank u for coming back alive Wow what a roller coaster feeling that I have right now..happy (I'm literaly grinning ear to ear,watched sweet scene that sweeter than sugar ),angry,sad arrrghh every emotion came out at once. Shk x Pbg give their character a soul;I'm falling in love with their eyes n smile especially,so masmerizeme..eyes really important I guess to convey someone feelings..totally LOVE it..oh n the actor whose role is ex husband,jang seung jo his quite good too,potraying the lonely n miserable ex n handsome one to add haha For me this is my TOP/FAVE scene in epi 5-6 (although I like it all,but yeah I have my own fave): *When SH saw JH in a cafe all by himself,lifeless n suddenly became a ball of happiness after he got a message from SH n their art date *Cute bickering between JH hyung dae chan n sec jang *Convo between sec jang n SH in the car, n SH crying *The way JH hold SH arms to look at him at the ending of epi 5 *Riding bike scene *The scarf n holding hands scene *Neck tie scene n the ex hubby saw it *JH confrontation with the ex hubby n ex MIL * SH worried face n wanting to interfere when JH being bullied by the ex MIL *N of course the ending of epi 6 @utkim do we have same thought,after JH find a way to come in SH house,what next?I will let my wild imagination take over
  29. 13 points
    Sunny is already suspecting WS is a double agent when she saw the mark on his hand. When she found out Byun's connection with WS, she'll know that WS never mean to harm her. Maybe even Byun will tell her directly... anyway, we're only about one-third into the drama, still so far from the end, many things can still happen.
  30. 13 points
    Md plucks up courage . Goes to Ks room , sees a note from YB ..he’s like arghh ks walks to see the flowers. yB in a white suit. Looking all dashing ! She’s like TOP Star shi ? Then he snaps his fingers. Fireworks goes off He’s says again - you who came into my world ! He’s like congrats ks . Lol! She smiles !!! He walks up to her . Was about to kiss her , she holds Back a bit . But he knew she would , says Chop Su. Then gently kisses her. She did not stop him !!!!!!! Wah my heart is pounding - eps ends -,
  31. 13 points
  32. 13 points
    Has it been pointed out? I've watched several KDramas and it has been said that when a woman gives a man a tie (romantic context), in a metaphorical sense "she has placed stakes around that man and claimed him as her own". ctto
  33. 12 points
    I read the articles as well and i think it depends on the interpretation of how you perceive it- i read somewhere that the intention of the script would take on a movie- like quality which I interpreted as “open ended” as most Korean movies are in my opinion. The quality of the actual dialogue is more in tune with korean movies which makes sense because i read somewhere the scriptwriter wrote for movies and not dramas (or not too much experience). Hence the high production value and the nuanced acting synonymous with korean movies. I also think that the way the drama is going is a social commentary and not trying to make a great point or another. More like- it points out an issue or observation on korean society as a whole and up to the audience to do something about it or not. Similar to the drama Miseng.
  34. 12 points
    I agree that it is highlighting double standards and unfairness to women. Heck, if SH had been a man and JH the woman, this would just be a normal romance. I like your speculation about a happy ending. I had initially thought that this would have a memorable ending rather than a happy ending since it was being promoted as a melodrama. However, having read a couple of articles now, it seems to be being promoted more as a romantic drama rather than a romantic melodrama, so a happier ending is possible. So not sure, if my confusion about this had to do with reading in translation versus reading in Korean. Still, I think they could make a good case for an ending in which SH and JH aren't together any more despite their love for each other or an open ending given how much they have to bridge between their worlds. That they come together to love each other, and then return to their own spheres being stronger people, especially since the two people are at different stages of their lives. But, I also think that the strongest case for a happy ending may be the demands of the viewers who want SH and JH to be happy, especially now that they've sold the drama to 100 countries. I have to say that I personally want to see SH and JH kick the system and stay together, though not sure how they'll do that.
  35. 12 points
    I agree with everything you said. Let me just add that, maybe this show isn't just about the gaps but also maybe the unfairness the society have against female? Maybe that's one of the points of this story: Them ending up together is possible and not a fairy tale.
  36. 12 points
  37. 12 points
    Now I have been thinking how they will develop the relationship between S & WS after these recent development. If Sunny forgives too easily, I would be bummed because it is a cop-out since WS made some bad decisions at her expense for his own goals. I can’t accept if they go with the usual ‘ I have saved you before and/or again now that you have feelings for me - forgive me etc.’ He better earn back her trust lol. I just recall the Princess and swimming pool scene. I think it is setting up something....(if anyone finds out about her white swimsuit please tell me! I love it!)
  38. 12 points
    @scarletlover1 I don’t think LH cares at all that Sunny has genuine feelings for him; in fact - he knows it but has other priorities: power and lust with Yura etc.
  39. 12 points
    And if I may add. I think it is not Sunny who is behaving like a child. It is Princess So-Jin. Considering that she grew up in the palace and had an upbringing of a princess, she still throw tantrums LOL But she is a princess who probably did not get any favor throughout her life and also became a front for his brother's wrongdoings.
  40. 12 points
    I love this line alot. This is the first time I'm going to comment about JWS. Mainly because I was trying to understand him. I think the reason is simple. He said so himself. He, like CSH, knows the feeling of not owning your own life. When they got married, he might have seen that CSH has been pushed too much to the side or pressured by his mother and it reached a point where he cant stand the person he loves being stifled like that anymore, especially by his own mother. That might be the reason why he made up the outrageous "wanting to marry the other woman" alibi just to get Cha divorced and out of his family. He has been at cross with his mother twice and he never failed to remind his mother that CSH is not a thing. He did not however expect CSH to be involved with another man especially after the signed divorce contract that hinders CSH to ever be involved. So I understand the hesitation from his part in doing anything upfront like what KJH is doing. MIL played her part well and because of that i hate her. Not as much as i hate CSH's mom. At least MIL has a reason deeper than just being selfish and chaebol. At least she's almost doing it to CSH because she knows his son loves her. CSH mom however, she's pure evil, selfish! argh
  41. 12 points
    I like this scenario very much.. I still think he was loving CSH all the way.. He might have tried relationship with other girl.. But seeing the wallpaper on his phone it seems he was always struck on CSH!! .. He has that two sides where he checks out KJH's tie n feels assured that CSH might have not given him tie.. But he knows the truth but still He wants to thing sorts!!.. I want to know more n more abt him to give judgement abt him.. He came Two times n saved KJH knowing his relationship with CSH.. I don't know whether it's to help CSH or he has a big heart!! I m actually very confused by his behavior.. I can understand CSH's condition in marriage!!
  42. 12 points
    I am posting this just so we get the right information. There are several articles with this news. The 'boyfriend' 6th viewership rate was 8.6% and 10.1%, respectively, for cable-based, IPTV, and satellite-based pay-per-view platforms. The TVN target (male and female 2049) recorded an average 4.4% and 4.8%, respectively, and occupied first place in all channels including terrestrial broadcasting. (Paid platforms nationwide / provided by Nielsen Korea) http://mnews.imaeil.com/Entertainments/2018121408475852155#cb To back it up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encounter_(South_Korean_TV_series)#Ratings As you will note, ratings slightly went up for the latest episode. Just to set records straight.
  43. 11 points
    so finally up to date with this drama. lett me say how I am falling for our girl SH. I mean she is really talented in her work, and they way she proudly talk about how she turned the hotell managing into success is very impressive. It is not often we see a female lead as her being good at her work and also how she handle herself. The best part is how she is getting out of her shell and is smiling more. JH is surprising me in the way he is handling stuff and also how he only think about how SH is feeling. They both make my heart fluter Regarding a happy ending. The more I think about the more I think we gonna get it. even if there is a big mountain to reach. I think SH father gonna surprise us going forward. I mean he clearly is done with ex laws and want the best for his girl. So when SH is gonna be vocal about what she want for the first time, I think he gonna step up for his daughter. Also I think this is a story about breaking expected rules and reaching for your happiness to get our fulfilled life. No mater how good SH is at her work there have clearly been missing something from her life. But lett see what writer gonna do. I feel so far they have surprised us with how character have reacted to events so far!
  44. 11 points
    Let me cut in and just say... I love how rich the discussion in this thread is. Beyond the heart flutters we obviously feel inside, we talk more in depth discussion about the show. Keep them coming !
  45. 11 points
    @Auntie Mame I too think that she was killed by 2 different ppl. But I am not so sure about the emperor that ordered the poison. I am debating between between him and his mother. At first, I was so sure that Yu Ra stabbed her with the hair pin. But then, isn't that too obvious. The scene where the GED threw the hair pin could serve either as a foreshadow but so an intention to mislead viewers into thinking Yu Ru as the murderer, and then the writer could throw in a twist in there...
  46. 11 points
    Could be love for YR. Maybe lust from our pov but love from LH's ...everyone definition of love is different.
  47. 11 points
    Pretty Weird talking about her temperament after all that was done to her.
  48. 11 points
    lor she is not behaving like an empress ^__^, even before her temper erupted, she was never acted like an empress she was like a scared caged mouse, darting from one end to another, finding a place of her own, trying so hard to fit in beside i assure you, none of those in the palace behaving like what they are supposed to be aside from the grandmama everything is vile, wicked, cruel and ugly and some of them are supposed to be from honorable royal blood, the divine sacred royal blood of grace and virtue and they are even worse in character the empress just shout and scream and a lil erratic while the rest are doing the unspeakable for way too long already she would most probably will change more after the death of the grandma most probably because she will partly blame herself for her death before she acted wild and nothing bad happen to anyone else aside from her and now partly because of her, a life was taken but that's a part of her growth experience like wang shik who had to lose his mom and being betrayed to the extent of being killed in order for him to change himself and able to control his temper now sunny would experience that too sunny is not a calculative woman she didnt come to the palace with hidden motive or has a conniving way of seeing things that is her flaw, she is portrayed as she is a simple naive gal, who sees things through rose coloured glasses but i prefer her to fight back, not crying in a corner whining about her pathetic fate maybe the way she handles things now is still not good but it shows that she has a fighting spirit, and that she is not the type to let everyone tramples all over her yes she is a lil feisty now (i am hoping she would be more feisty in the future actually) but then again she was lied again and again, almost got killed on her wedding day, hubby doing the horizontal lingo in her presence with another woman and so on from the day she got married she has been treated like a dirt from almost everyone there, even the nanny doesnt respect her let alone others she can be loud, wild and harsh as she can for now and slap yura a few more times, lee hyuk too actually before she wise up and become more in control hahaha
  49. 11 points
    Oh yeah, I love how the same actress plays Song Hye-Gyo's mom in both shows. But very different personalities! She's a great actress. She didn't do much in DOTS, but she was a great Bad Mom in Oh Hae-Young. And she was a great Good Mom in Mother. Here, she might be the worst mom of all. Because the Bad Mom in Oh Hae-Young sort of atoned for her misdeeds by the end. A couple more thoughts: - I love how the Ramen scene and the "some" scene - aside from being swoooony - also works so well to neutralize their enemies. If you tell the truth, the baddies can't use it against you. - Looks like Soo-Hyeon's dad is firmly on her side, and doesn't give a fig about the evil MIL. If these two moms really want to make the dad President of Korea, doesn't HE have to agree to it? He doesn't seem interested in doing what they want, so it looks like Game Over to me. What are they even fighting and hissing about?
  50. 11 points
    With such great news, who else bothers about their local ratings?! Not me. "Boyfriend" is fighting prejudice against single/divorced women in the Korean society, and fighting such women being ostracized from society for falling in love with a younger man. I can't speak for the K-netizens and their closed culture and beliefs. But as international fans, what we can do is to show our strong support for this awesome love story and our super-talented PBG and SHK by spreading love and positive comments in all possible social media platforms. There is no point in focusing on those negative comments or lower ratings. We have a choice to do good for this drama by our continuous collective 'voice' and give lots of accolades to the drama by overriding and wiping out those negativities, wherever we see them. The scale of broadcast rights sold attest to the worldwide popularity of "Boyfriend" and the explosive love for Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo. I'm so happy that the drama is well-loved and as there are beautiful poems, meaningful words and messages and sweet body language in a love relationship of yesteryears, it can only bring us joy and pride when we feel like a little love in our lives or it can console us in hard times with beautiful encouragement that nothing is impossible if we shed our inhibitions and go beyond our comfort zone. Ep 6 is sweet with their bike ride, hand-holding and CSH initiating a walk together, which is a big step for her because she's usd to reigning in her emotions. It"s not without its sad moments too, where KJH is beginning to taste the real, ugly side of human beings when CSH's MIL confronted him with sarcasm and a super-caustic tongue and we have mothers who attach a value to their kids above blood relations. I'm with KJH - just how long had CSH had to put up with all these unplesantries? You can feel his pain at her pain. PBG nailed the part with his awesome expression where he gave CSH encouragement to go ahead and do what she deemed fit, he's fine....and SHK shone with her look of uncertainty and final decisiveness to come clean. She looked torn at first. The score is even at the moment without them even realizing that love has begun and we the viewers are ever so ready to embrace their love. I'm excited to see their growing intimacy and unified strength to fight their adversities. (I'm wondering about CSH's ex-husband vs KJH's close girl friend - who will betray whom?) Meanwhile, back to their awe-inspiring eye contact moments.....wuli #JinSoo couple.
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