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  1. 17 points
    @bebebisous33 Always amazed reading your thoughts and reviews on each and every scenes in Encounter. Couldn't agree more of what you said here: That’s why in the future by watching a k-drama, pay attention to the walk if one of the main characters is described as passive and quite restraining himself/herself. The walk could be a clue for a possible change, especially if it happens with the person he or she loves. Remember what SHK said in BTS Ep 16: Your analyses on walk is absolutely on point. We have 2 minutes opening scenes of Soo Hyun's back, as she walking. 2 minutes without showing her face is rather long. And as you said, there's no way the PD and writer would choose such scene without put any meaning on it. Again, your analyses is so mind blowing: Striking is that the walk is also associated to love.To conclude, walking in love is the best which means life without love is no real life. because in the last scene, it ends with Soo Hyun's back as well, but she walked together with love of her life. And they looked back as if they're saying: we will hold each other forever. We will walking in love forever. @bebebisous33 yes, absolutely
  2. 17 points
    Thanks for the reminder about this scene from the episode 15. You are definitely right with your observation that the bridge made of metal is reflecting the coldness. Actually, in this scene, this is not a stroll at all. First, she used her car. Secondly, she is just standing, as if she was frozen. Besides, when I used the word "walk", I had "stroll" in my mind. Kim Jin Huyk is moving in an aimless way, he looks lost. He doesn't really pay attention to his surrounding. So their "walk" reflect the way they are feeling: he feels lost and lifeless and she is like petrified, she can't move due to the coldness of the night and the bridge. She is no longer a Sleeping beauty but a statue made of ice. Besides, this impression is reinforced as there is no plant, no people on that bridge, only cars passing by. Notice that the moon is not shown at all, although it is night. CSH, as the moon, can not shine as she is without her sun. As for the bridge, it symbolizes that CSH is about to leave KJH's life and world. However, we never see her crossing the bridge entirely. Since a bridge connects two sides together, it embodies the link between two worlds. In the goblin, it connected humans and gods, life and death, past and present. Don't forget that on that bridge, our reaper met his past love and Eun Tak's mother met the goddess. Here, CSH just puts some distance between herself and KJH. She can not bear to watch KJH in pain. The bridge is an illustration for distance and leaving KJH's side/world but like I mentioned it before, we don't see her reaching the other side as she stops and looks at the lights and buildings lost in her thoughts, too hurt by the pain. Thanks to your observation, I was able to add other elements. Great job... @dukesa1122@luv_jinsoo @stardustvoid@jl08@celebrianna@xu_lyfe@dreaminsince1998@thistle@Yongzura@roshzanna@lolipop86gorgeous@nikir@shyguitar @thadora @NongpeeP @rosiepeonie188 @twtwb @Tasia @avondale16 @beejoy111
  3. 15 points
    I found this guys... SJH is dating news from KPop Predictions which is 98% accurate !! Lets wait ......
  4. 15 points
    @rosiepeonie188 First thanks a lot for the compliment. But your analysis was as great as mine. You added scenes and interpreted these as well. I would like to add one aspect: notice the contrast between the start and the ending. The director chose black and white in the beginning underlining the lifeless and lonely life of our heroine. She had a sad and colorless life. She saw the painting representing her life but she didn't buy it right away. She only put it in her living room much later, after KJH has become much closer to her. When he enters her house for the first time, the painting is already there. So this painting reflect her situation: KJH will live in her castle. We see this in the introduction.
  5. 14 points
  6. 14 points
    @rosiepeonie188 By the way, your observation (connecting the start and the end of the drama) inspired me. I have been thinking about writing a detailed comparison between these. Is that okay with you? Can I even use your pictures too? Naturally, I will mention your name. Furthermore, I would like to add that I am watching the other noona romance "Romance is a supplement" which has a lot in common with Encounter, although the approach is totally different: - the presence of books - Fairy tale: Cinderella - the characters - the loss of identity f. ex. I am planning to analyze and compare both dramas. Interested... it would be great if you joined the other thread. @dukesa1122@luv_jinsoo @stardustvoid@jl08@celebrianna@xu_lyfe@dreaminsince1998@thistle@Yongzura@roshzanna@lolipop86gorgeous@nikir@shyguitar @thadora @NongpeeP @rosiepeonie188 @twtwb @Tasia @avondale16 @beejoy11
  7. 14 points
    I don't think that empress has any ill intention towards ml when she said about the assisination attempt. She didn't know that gty didn't send the news to ml about that. Her reaction just.. Opps i've said something that i'm not supposed to. Regret. Uncomfortable. But not glee. 2nd point ml didn't tell empress to fix the problem bcoz it's originated from her.. But to solve it as an example of leadership eventhough the mistake was not done by her. This move by the empress actually stupefied ED and put ED in a difficult. She has to be magnanimous and accept the apology from emperor and empress and not to insist on heavy punishment for general sheng. Lol.. She did wonder who gave the excellent advice to the empress as she knows the empress is not someone who can think of that insightful and brilliant move as she's more a straightforward honest woman. ED v Ml: Ml scored twice vs ED
  8. 13 points
    Dedicating this especially to @bebebisous33 ... thank you lots for tirelessly sharing with us your detailed and insightful analysis. I feel like I'm back in Literature class whenever I read your posts here and/or on your blog ... love every single one of them.
  9. 11 points
  10. 11 points
    I could not agree more with your statement. Thank you. Reading this thread do brings happiness, more good memories and gain wisdom.
  11. 11 points
    Now, here are the few changes. What also caught my attention are the colors and the structure of this painting. Since we know that Cha Soo Hyun’s element is water as our heroine is often connected to the sea, we could interpret this painting as an image of the sea with a lot of foam, bulbs of air. So this painting embodies perfectly CSH and KJH’s relationship: the meeting of water and air. And their final photo is this episode 16 All along the viewers keep seeing such pictures, while our protagonists have no idea of their existence. These are invisible photos. But who is the photographer? Sure, in reality the director chose to create such takings but in the story itself, I would say, nature and time are the ones behind these pictures as nature and time are the natural forces that bring KJH and CSH together. By the way, I would like to add that I love paintings and I often analyze these, like for example in my History class. When I was a teenager, I discovered painting through a book name The Work, written by Emile Zola, and it was about a fictive impressionist painter. We had to read it in class. Zola was a close friend to Cézanne the famous French painter. That's how I discovered impressionism and little by little I got more interested in painting as I was able to understand the meaning behind these. @dukesa1122@luv_jinsoo @stardustvoid@jl08@celebrianna@xu_lyfe@dreaminsince1998@thistle@Yongzura@roshzanna@lolipop86gorgeous@nikir@shyguitar @thadora @NongpeeP @rosiepeonie188 @twtwb @Tasia @avondale16 @beejoy111
  12. 10 points
    He is the head guard left by gty to guard ml. He appeared before accompanying ml when she went to her farmstead given by grandma.
  13. 10 points
    @luv_jinsoo Thanks a lot for compliment and the wonderful gift, these pictures of KJH and CSH together in Cuba! I might be good at analyzing but my skills, when it comes to gif or create such pictures, are terrible. @beejoy111 You're welcome. I really appreciate the compliment too. In the end, watching a drama doesn't mean that we don't read or don't need to use our brain any longer. Actually, since we watched Encounter with subtitles, we read all the time. We had to read and to look at scenes at the same time which is quite similar as reading a graphic novel. You might not know but in France, graphic novels are considered as the 9th art. They are treasured books and the covers are different from mangas. As you might have guessed, I own myself a lot of graphic novels, especially historical graphic novels.
  14. 10 points
    LOL - you said it all @leeza77 We are all watching this drama because it is what it is. Otherwise it would have been quite boring. Let's just all enjoy the drama. Naturally, a debate is healthy but let's do it peacefully. We could all get carried away and that is totally fine. It means that the actors and actresses did a darn good job hence we are emotionally involved I did not read the novel and preferred not to do so, so I can totally enjoy the drama the way it is and not constantly comparing. The last time I did it with Harry Potter, it totally ruined it for me. That doesn't mean that I was not curious. I think all of us agreed (to some extent) that this is a good watch so lets enjoy! I am discovering a lot of actors and actresses that I have never heard of before which is a good thing as I hardly ever watch dramas except when something caught my fancy. I hope their rating continues to go up.......YESSSSSSS
  15. 10 points
    Changfeng was MuQing....Nihuang's brother Emperor was Shen Zui in NIF...Prince Jing's first supporter Kang Aunts husband was Cai Quan...Prince jing second supporter Duke of Ying was Xia Jiang in NIF Prince Yong...QH's first father inlaw was Prince Ji, emperor's brother who liked music and frequented brothels Qi daren...QH's dad looks like one of Jingrui dads....the one who was used as an assassin by Marquis Xie Daylight production like to use many of the same actors, it seems.
  16. 10 points
    Gty said that ml can always lean on him and he was content with what he has now. This is where ml decide to be open with her love and affection towards gty as gty has accepted her true self and no longer kind of buldoze her to reveal her feeling to him.
  17. 10 points
    According to the regulation of State Administration of Radio, Film and TV in China, any period drama must be set in a particular dynasty, otherwise it can't be released. That's a dilemma many period dramas face when they're apapted from novels with no specific dynasty backdrop. On the one hand they have to add some plot not in the novel but true to history, and on the other hand, they must try to keep the major storyline of the novel intact, as a large part of the viewers are novel fans. It's difficult to strike a balance between these two conflicting requirements, and so it's not surprising to see complaints from history lovers and book fans. As for incorporating modern elements into period dramas, I think it's common practice and understandable. Dramas have to please modern viewers. If all the plot and characters are all written according the cultural and social norms of that era in ancient China, viewers would find it too boring and alienated. The drama probably wouldn't be a economic success then, a prospect not many producers or directors want to see.
  18. 9 points
  19. 9 points
    Trailer http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4336807878542148 http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4336804812546852 http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4336809023596460
  20. 9 points
    http://t.cn/Ec53fnZ?m=4336798451093941&u=1897410357 New trailer. GTY and CB's return to the capital is secret and not granted by the emperor. ML is shocked to hear this as it is a major offence. And the emperor knows it too. He gets angry and curses GTY, but at the end his meaningful side glance makes me wonder if he's been playing games all along.
  21. 9 points
    The kiss scene takes place when ML returns to Sheng household as a newly-wed bride. On their way back to GTY manor she compares GTY with HHW and says with him in front of her and protecting her, she will be afraid of nothing. But when ML kisses GTY (a quick peck on the face), she makes a slip of tongue: "Second uncle, you're so nice..." which darkens his face.
  22. 9 points
    My suspicion too. Emperor's side has fallen into EP's traps time and again. The power game would be too one-sided and wearisome if GTY and Prince Huan continue to not anticipate ED's moves. I also hope he willingly enters the trap as a part of a bigger plan and uses it as a decoy to lure ED side come into the open. In the trailer when GTY talks to ML in prison, he says "Staying with me will be dangerous." and asks for a amicable seperation. I think he is not only referring to his stepmom but ED, who has long been aware of ML's ability as a strategist. I remember the scene when ED hears ML's influence on Madam Zhang and comments that both GTY and ML has become emperor's able hands. Even with GTY out of the way, ML can give advice to the empress and Madam Zhang if needed, so she still will be viewed as a threat by ED. With GTY's absence and nobody else to protect her, she could become an easy target for ED. The above reasoning is on the assumption that ML maintains her conferred title so as a influential noble madam may enter the palace. From this one may deduce that GTY's "crime" is not serious enough to cost him his title but only his position, so in this case the best way to protect ML when he's gone will be an amicable seperation, to pull ML out of the power struggle center. After their divorce, ML would become an ordinary official's daughter and will no longer have the chance to communicate with empress or Madam Zhang, therefore no longer a dangerous threat to ED. And as she is not Marquis Gu's wife any more, ML would be safe from GTY stepmom.
  23. 9 points
    If you want to know if someone truly loves you, this is perhaps the best test ever. If someone is prepared to go through hardship for you, then it is a keeper.
  24. 9 points
  25. 9 points
    Sorry i don't agree with you. Since empress told ML about the assassination before ML told empress about her strategy
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