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  1. 35 points
    @rosiepeonie188 Thank you so much. Your post really inspired me to find out the timeline even more. Encounter's Timeline KJH&CSH existed in the Kdrama as same as the filming has begun in September 2018:::: (KJH with long hair has been filmed in Seoul with Parents, Friends, and Neighbors before going to Cuba which filmed both long hair and short hair KJH) EP.1 - September 2018: CSH announced Sokcho's opening plan - 29 Sepember 2018: CSH had press conference in Cuba and then she met KJH. KJH&CSH spent evening till night in Cuba together. The next day KJH and CSH went back to Seoul. One Month Later EP.2 - Around early November 2018: KJH was the new hired employee in Donghwa and met CSH again during Welcome New Hired Employee's speech by CEO CSH. - 27 November 2018: News about dating at the rest stop has been released. EP.4 - 1 December 2018: CSH's birthday, KJH gave her lipstick serum. KJH's colleague mentioned this year his birthday(and CSH's) was on Saturday. EP.5 - 11 December 2018: KJH and CSH was in pre-relationship. EP.7 - Around Mid December 2018: KJH and CSH confirmed their relationship as Boyfriend/Girlfriend. Then KJH has been relocated to Sokcho. EP.8 - 31 December 2018: First Kiss on the New Year in the party. EP.9 - January 2019: KJH's personal information has been revealed, CSH requested to take a break from their relationship. One month later EP.10 - Early February 2019: CSH went to see KJH and activated their relationship. KJH helped CSH solve problem in Cuba about the garden. KJH confessed his love to CSH. EP.11 - 11 February 2019: KJH has been relocated back from Sokcho to Seoul as the face of Donghwa Hotel - 16 February 2019: Matching Rings
  2. 28 points
    This is the trending dialogues in the Kdrama land: KJH: "I'm in trouble. There's no exit now. I'll never be able to escape from your charms". OMG, I can see the future wedding.
  3. 28 points
    I love ep 12 too, with all the sweet moments and especially the ending...I noticed that CSH's tear rolled down her right cheek at the end. She was holding it all in, especially after having faced an emotional turbulence in making having to make a decision. It's like the old CSH vs the new CSH - who is stronger now. I'm so proud of her that she chose her new-found freedom, confidence and most importantly, the love of her life. Without KJH, she'll be living in fear. He taught her how to live for herself and do the things that she wants - she did not need to ask for permission. Remember she had asked him if she could wind down her window at one point? His reply was "of course, it's your car". She knew that there's no way that she could let a good man like KJH slip out of her life. She doesn't want to live in a cage again. It's now or never. It takes courage on her part too, to go against her MIL's and mum's wishes, knowing she'll need to face the full-blown wrath. KJH understood her courage, that's why he was so emotional because firstly, she showed that he's her priority and secondly, she's ready to face the possibility of losing Donghwa hotel, which is so precious to her. He's emotional because she risked everything for him. "I'm in trouble. There's no exit now. I'll never be able to escape from your charms" Profound love indeed - she is ready to give up everything for him. He's ready to love her till the end (nami island). I'm still tearing at their emotional hug. I don't care. I want this drama to continue forever. I want the Cuba ORIGINAL balcony scene that we were deprived. And please PD Nim - we're all mature viewers and won't be shock at what you had intended to share in Cuba. You don't remember? The urgency of their kiss of course....hands all over....... I hope there'll be a flashback on this.... Btw, I also love their conversation clarifying each other's 'imagination' about KJH's purpose in staying over during the chicken feet meal....plus KJH's pouted lips when CSH shoved him over saying he's too heavy.... lol. As for JWS, you gals have great discussion about his motives and I enjoy reading all your views. For me, I can only surmise that he started with not too good intention, more like out of jealousy and wanting to 'win' CSH over by competing with KJH...but along the way, my guess is he could see KJH's sincerity and love for CSH. As he had done her a favor in the past to free her, I think he would do that one more time....along the way, to redeem himself for not coming to her rescue when his mother was giving CSH hell.
  4. 27 points
    Regarding WS' purchasing of the shares of Donghwa and entering as the co-CEO, I think in his mind, WS thinks that he is doing it for SH, but it as an attempt to get SH back rather than simply a benign helpful act. Donghwa Hotel is important to SH, so WS is going to enter the Donghwa Hotel at a level that forces SH to pay attention to him. And, in order to have some ownership parity with SH, WS has purchased the shares from the other directors at Taekyeong Group who own shares. (It's not clear that either SH or WS have more shares than WS' mother, though. Anyway.) And, in order to actually be a competent co-CEO, WS is studying up on the workings and finances of the Donghwa Hotel Group. It's not clear how WS was able to convince the Directors who are friendly to SH to accept him as a co-CEO since a CEO level appointment is made by the Board of Directors, but I hope we'll find out more at some point. Right now, since WS seems to have used the near-failure of the Cuba hotel deal as the reason why SH needs a co-CEO, I'm still mad at his character, and I hope there was more than just that in terms of getting the other Directors to agree to let WS be co-CEO. If it was the Cuba hotel incident, then I definitely want WS and his mother brought down with revelations of how Chairwoman Kim actually created that sabotage rather than through any mis-steps from SH or her people. The uncertainty is what WS is going to do now that SH has blown him and his family off, even more so once he realizes that she blew them off to be with JH. It should become clear to everyone that as important as the Donghwa Hotel is to SH, that JH is more important. I don't think his mother called his love for SH "pure" in the sense that you seem to read it. I would have to go back and rewatch, but I think the word used while it can translate to pure, also means innocent or simple. So, WS' mother was mocking his love as being foolish and innocent in the sense of "not knowing enough to know better" if that makes sense. She was definitely not saying it in a complimentary way. LOL. I liked the visual presented by this image, though perhaps "they knocked boots to sneakers in Cuba" is more accurate? Anyway, I also think that they made love in Cuba. I'm with you in that there is no way those steamy kisses with 2 healthy adults who are mad for each other was going to stop and just sleep holding hands. I think in Seoul, they are being more circumspect because of all those watching eyes that SH and JH are afraid will besmirch the other person. They are definitely in the mode where they want to protect each other. Also, they have many more people that they are answerable to, including JH's parents. While JH is an adult, he is still living at home, and his parents would be curious if he spent the night away from home. I got the sense that JM has been crushing on HI for as long as HI's been crushing on JH, but because HI is older and his brother's friend and is crushing on that same brother, JM has been treating her like a sister and not letting on. He's been keeping an awfully close eye on her to know exactly how long she's been crushing on JH, not to mention him saying that he had thought that she would have gotten over it through all those years in high school, college, and while JH was away at the army.
  5. 26 points
    @NongpeeP Great job with the timeline! By the way, last week I had imagined that JWS might fly to Cuba in order to help CSH and I have to admit that I was wrong. However, his actions from this week proved to me that he is even worse than I had imagined. He explains his action in the name of love... Love is his excuse. He loves CSH that's why he hurts her. This reminds me of an "abusive" spouse who beats his wife in the name of love. Sure, JWS was never violent and never hurt her physically. However, he knew that he would hurt her, when he joined the company. He knew that he would hurt her, when he faked the affair. He let CSH suffer, stigmatized as a woman who couldn't please her husband (even CSH's mother kept blaming her for that and I am sure, JWS's mother did the same thing). He has been hurting her mentally. He knew that his mother would harass his wife but he never stopped her. His behavior (bombarding her with gifts the next day) really reminds me of an abusive husband who wants to "redeem" himself with his expensive gifts. I couldn't help myself thinking of the movie with Julia Roberts (the enemy in my bed) that's why love can not be an excuse for his action. His mother might have punished CSH because she was considered as a commoner and she didn't love her son... When the mother described his son's love for CSH as pure, I almost chocked. "pure" because he had no sex with her or "pure" because he never showed his love? To me, his love was never pure because he was only thinking about himself and his needs/desire. In this drama, I have the impression that the writer wants us to see what true love is: selfless, caring about the other, willing to put his own desire behind and show respect to the partner, worrying about the other... JWS is never worried about CSH's pain. JWS hasn't targeted JH's family yet because he knows that this could backfire on him. He was the one who mentioned it to his mother. A newly hired is fired because of the ramen scandal, he convinced her not to fire JH. JWS is not someone who attacks in the open. He makes sure, he keeps a good reputation, although at T. Group, there is this rumour that he is scary like his mother.
  6. 26 points
    Jack and Rose (Titanic)....I mean Jin-Hyuk and Soo-Hyun JinSoo(Encounter) Credit @Aaltafunissa twitter
  7. 26 points
    Finally got time to see episode 11, my thoughts- I like how there's a recurring theme of SH saying "I know every example of ___ that exists" for e.g. all the art galleries in the city, or about the playground, and JH surprises her every time . Its hard to hold back after enjoying their privacy in Cuba, it was hilarious to see JH go for the attack within their first day of being back at work, but who can blame them, really. When he bit his lip and was being all suggestive, I don't know how SH kept her cool. She has a core of steel. Also, while Bogum has been flexing his emotional chops, this scene made me see hes got great comedic timing- him struggling to explain why exactly he called her, and look at that cap of him fleeing the scene lols. Finally, I get to see a scene of healthy, real, mother-daughter connection. Happy to see all the side plots trickling along, hope Driver Nam joins their family dinners soon, too. And of course, for SH to eventually experience having a mother who cares. They both know why JH was that essential element required to heal bond the b/w Samuel and Donghwa Hotels. It was more emotional, less business. JH and Samuel harabeoji come from the same stock- people who value genuineness and human interaction, no matter how fleeting. A sanctuary garden in Cuba vs a playground in Seoul- both are imbibed with meaning because of their life experiences. And they both are hopeless romantics- no wonder they clicked. Nice to see SH realise the connection. More under the cut Yet to see ep 12, but will return with my thoughts. And I should really login more, I once again have nearly 50 pgs to backread. Keep the discussion train going guys.
  8. 25 points
  9. 25 points
    Let us not be disheartened because this drama has replayed 2x after the prime time in National and 3x in Metropolitan after prime time also. Even the replays ranked in Top 10. This showed that viewers chose their time in watching it. Plus the fact, tons of live streaming are out there. If you add these 7.623+1.677+1.431=10.731% (National) and 9.630+2.139+1.761+1.572=15.1025%(Metro) Koreans find their comfortable time in watching the drama. TvN replayed it non stop until 12MN. because after midnight it is a different ranking. This is the reason why the prime time has this shared of viewers only. So much fun with this drama and so much addiction in digging every info. So that's basically the reason. You all see even the replays positioned in the Top 10 ranks of Daily. Most of the time replay doesn't have much viewers. TvN made so much replays that other Koreans don't bother to watch it in prime time. They know that it will be replayed many times until 12MN. TvN will not replay it if it doesn't attract viewers. if TvN don't do so much replays, majority of viewers will watch the prime time. Cheer up!
  10. 23 points
    Boyfriend will start airing via MNET Japan starting March 21, 2019.
  11. 22 points
  12. 22 points
    LOL Jin Myung is that annoying little brother. Some of us have siblings like that that ruin moments. And him trying to Tattle tale to his parents about his hyung singing to his GF and JH bribing him. The funny faces he makes behind their father. It gave me a good laugh & brought back memories of my brother & I.
  13. 22 points
    @nikir @gumtaek @Far^away @boredahjumma I doubt that JWS created that Co-CEO seat in order to help CSH so that he plans to give her all his shares from the start. IF so, why would he visit JH and warn him to stay away from his woman? Why would he say that CSH is not someone JH should date based on his social background and his age? Yes, he was nice and well-mannered, when he visited the PR-team but there were witnesses and he had to act as a good and nice Co-CEO, especially after JH has become the face of Donghwa hotel. He is arrogant and rude in front of JH alone because he doesn't want any witness. To me, in front of our hero, JWS shows his true color. Striking is that he used the incident with the Cuba Hotel to criticize CSH as she was not able to solve the crisis herself. I doubt that he has another scheme: giving her all his shares. If he had the intention, why hasn't it happened yet? What is he waiting for? Is it to prove that JH is not after CSH's money? But if this is his reason, why did he have to hurt her that way? Why did he ask to meet her often and ask her to eat for lunch? In this scene, we witness how he uses his position as Co-Ceo to interact with her, as from the episode 10 on, she had started disobeying his "invitations" (orders). He knew, he could no longer use his past relationship and his "love" in order to meet her. CSH had showed him that she didn't care for him at all: he waited for her for three hours... He was gracious enough (in his mind) to let her know that she could take her time but he, the prince charming per se, had been stood up... He has the video evidence of his mother's involvement and he didn't use it to reveal what T. Group did. He used it for his own advantage. In his mind, the shares as Co-Ceo can make him look attractive. Don't forget that he uses his money to woo CSH all the time: the dress, the flowers, the expensive wine ... now the stakes are higher, as he knows that JH is even allowed to enter her house. JWS knows very well that even CSH's mother can not even enter that house. So far, only JMJ had that right. Here, he saw a man entering CSH's house and spending some time there. So more and more he sees that he is loosing his grip on CSH hence he uses her love for the hotel to tighten up the leash around CSH's neck. I will be even bolder to express the assumption that JWS knew all along the way his mother set up a trap to Cha's family with the loan but since he had fallen in love with her at first sight, he wanted to have her and decided to play along with the game. He let her think that this was an arranged marriage, whereas in reality he wanted to possess her. I could definitely see a pattern due to the way he reacted with the Cuba crisis. Then, let us not forget CSH's warning to director Choi: do you want to remain T. group puppet or do you want to work for Donghwa Hotel? And this will be all about. IS Donghwa hotel independent from T. Group or not? If JWS gives her the shares willingly, then there is no real fight between Taegyeong Group and CSH. However, I want CSH to fight against T. Group and as such against JWS. So far, she has never stopped her husband. In the past, she remained obedient and quiet, then only in the episode 10, she finally refused to meet him. After so many years, she dared something like that that's why I am expecting CSH fighting against her ex-husband. Now, I see JWS differently from HI. While there were many parallels in the past, HI's evolution represents the opposite of JWS's evolution. HI is hurt but she accepts that JH will never love her and only views her as a friend... she cries but that's it. JWS chose the opposite path: he won't give her up, he will do anything to keep her by his side, even it means that he hurts CSH. What I am expecting is this, a revolution. Director Choi has the video too. Remember that JWS sent him this... so this video reveals that JWS knew what his mother did and covered it up. This video proves that he is an accomplice. I hope, this will be used against him and his mother. Director Choi and the other nobodies (using the words from chairman Kim) like LIH or KJT could testify against her.
  14. 21 points
    Talking about Jin Myung, he really is a mood maker. His personality is a good balance of Jin Hyuk and I think he will play a large role shortening the gap between their family and SH.
  15. 21 points
    Someone in this forum asked about JinSoo relationship timeline, how long have they been together. Well luckily our writer and PD-nim were aware about this.. How JH keep his memorable moments with Soo Hyun make us easy to trace What i'm curious is, which moment JinSoo became BF&GF? - last date before JH moved to Sokcho - NYE Kiss - Getting back together after break - JH love confession in Cuba What do you think, chingus? Anyway i found this when i tried to track back JinSoo's timeline The crew were clearly behind them .. for what i've seen, PD-nim seems like perfectionist, the fact that this half second scene with crew in it must be frustated for him.. That's OK, PD nim, i just realized that after replay it for dozen times just give JinSoo happy ending, will you pleasee
  16. 20 points
    Even about him almost telling that a girlfriend would be uncomfortable to visit her boyfriend's parents.. cute.. this is one drama where none of the secondary characters make me cringe or skip the scenes.. no over the top scenes anywhere.. even sec and LDC is cute.. but the brother scenes are really funny n realistic
  17. 19 points
    I beg to disagree. I didn't say he did plan to give all of his shares to her. Now or later. Maybe my words skewed toward that train of thought so I'm sorry for confusing everyone who read it. Let me arrange my words better. I think he came to Donghwa primarily because he thought that if he gained the hotel, then SH would have no choice but to go to him, since the hotel means everything to her. I also believe he think that he is protecting her right on Donghwa by snatching the hotel himself since he did it without his mother's help. He definitely up to something, and this is implied when he doesn't say a word when his mom asked if he also had the same intention as hers for acquiring Donghwa. For me, at the end of the episode SH just delivered a slap on his face by ditching the death anniversary event. It means the hotel is no longer everything to her. But KJH is!!! I can't wait to see how his face contorted with anger when he realised the one who came was Sec Jang and Mr Nam. Serves you right! To Soo Hyun, you go girl!
  18. 19 points
  19. 18 points
    You might be onto something: JWS might propose her the shares as a bait, just like he did with the painting but CSH refuses in order to cut ties definitely with him. She doesn't want to be indebted towards him because she knows, he would use it to bind her to him forever. He would keep mentioning this so that CSH would be forced to do him a favor.
  20. 17 points
    Good point. Yes they knocked boots in Cuba. I believe the "Boom-boom" did happen in Cuba. Sometimes, we just have to use our imagination. There is no way that those kisses were that steamy on the hotel balcony and nothing happened. I think that is why JH was comfortable in suggesting he spend the night. While JH was laying next to SCH in bed, and she told him to go, JH said something to the effect ... and I am being so good. Which I took to mean, there was a time in the past "Cuba" that he was very bad. I think SCH is more constrained because they are back in Korea. SCH is aware that someone could be watching her house; therefore, she was reluctant to have him stay because she did not to risk a picture of him coming out her house on social media. I am wondering about her thoughts the next morning that he was more of a stimulant...just saying. I have to watch episode 12 again with the full subtitles, before I make too many comments.
  21. 17 points
    Well, I have to disagree with you on this. His intention was never to protect her... He has always been using that as an excuse, even when he started meddling in the affairs of Donghwa Hotel. He just wants to possess her. He knows from JMJ and the uncle that he has been blamed for not protecting CSH that's why he acts as if he is trying to protect her, this explains why the uncle agreed to side with JWS first. But his real intention is to have CSH, nothing more... so he doesn't need to realize that he can not protect her because it is not his true intention. He just needs to act as if he was protecting her, yet he allowed his mother to corner CSH. He didn't stop her and JWS was actually hoping, CSH would come to the death anniversary. For me, JWS needs to realize that he has never truly loved her... it was more an obsession as he couldn't bear the thought that there was a woman who was not interested in him. Don't forget that we were told many times that JWS was really popular among women (l. f. ex. at the shop, where he met CSH per coincidence). @Far^away When I tagged you among others with my former reply, it was because you were discussing if JWS will give all his shares to CSH as he wants to help her and I didn't want to quote all the posts. I know that you had a similar point of view like me. I didn't misunderstand you.
  22. 16 points
    I really hope JH has realized/ realizes that.. only 4 more episodes.. can't wait but don't want it to end either
  23. 16 points
    I have to admit that this drama keeps surprising me in a lot of ways. I love how in this drama CSH and JH are a couple determined to support each other despite opposition. I loved, loved, loved the end of episode 12....CSH made it clear to her ex husband, his mother, the media, and especially JH that she chose JH. The tears in JH's eyes at seeing CSH standing in front of his house said it all; in that moment the writer let us know that he had doubts that had been weighing on him, but she laid them to rest....you could feel his relief. There are only 4 episodes left and there are going to be some more challenges; we know the ex mother in law is going to come down hard on CSH after her snub by not attending the family memorial. Maybe her ex-husband will finally become a man in front of his mother and stand up to her. He lost the woman he loved because he couldn't protect her. I also am loving my second ship---CSH' assistant and JH's restaurant friend....he's just too cute. Loved that little rose scene.
  24. 15 points
    Thanks a lot for the compliment. I agree with you on this: his mother has never hidden her thoughts and feelings in front of CSH and others. JWS is as scary as his mother... a stalker in reality. The thing is that now he can not fire KJH as he is the face of Donghwa Hotel due to his action. JWS uses his money in order to appear strong and "brave", while in reality, he is really weak... the fact that he described JH's action as foolishness tells us a lot about him. He really thinks that there is nothing more superior than money and status. I really want him to fall off his pedestal. He really believes that he loves CSH but he doesn't. He didn't read any book about love hence he doesn't know what it is hence he can not recognize his true feelings: obsession, possessiveness but not love. It would be interesting if CSH confronts him about it.
  25. 15 points
    So you made me cry again JH and Sh... I agree with you all, this is the best ending in all episodes. It hit me too deep and i don't know how to bounce back. I think i'm in trouble too, from 12.40 this morning when i watched it till now i'm not in my usual self. This episode is about courage and taking risks. In choosing Jh's family dinner, Sh is not only cutting her ties with taegyeong but risking an important part of her life, the hotel. But she already hinted us that she is not that crazy with the hotel. A part of her is letting the hotel go. Now that she is assured about her relationship with Jh and Jh sticking with her through thick and thin, she is ready to take the risks. Her saying i love you to JH just sealed it. Happiness, freedom, Jh and i will include Jh's family are all that matters to her now. If she will loose some and gain some let it be. Looking back at ep 1, when her purse was pickpocketed, she loses all her valuables. But instead of tracing her steps back to the hotel, she continued to her destination. She has nothing at that time and taking risks, being alone in an unfamiliar place. And there she encountered Jh. It is when she has nothing that she finds the road to happiness, freedom, the love of her life. Now, she is not afraid to lose what she worked for, if it will mean having Jh in her life. Keeping some open spaces in our life, will enable the most important things in our life to come in. If it is crowded and full, we may miss those most important things. Jh's father... i believe Sh's humbleness, nervousness when they met made him assured of Sh. Being a ceo, he expects some airiness, But not Sh. And when that door bell rung, his smile, made me also think that he knew its Sh. Why? Maybe, with ms. Lee's foot condition, its impossible to go near the door bell, she will just made a call or ms. Lee is someone who don't patronize door bells. Or maybe, something that Ms. Lee said. Ms Lee... is she the father and son spiritual adviser? Thats why she acquire a church on sale as her place?It seems, they has high regard on her on serious matters. ( Well, i think i need to visit ms. Lee and have tea) Jh's mother... she only has low self-esteem. Intimidated by something and someone not on her circle. Since her world revolves their house and market and neighborhood, anything and anyone outside of it makes her knees tremble. Give her time, and with Sh for sure they will click. WS... from the first time i saw him, i distrust his smile. A betrayal's smile. ( he doesn't deserve a space here).
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