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[Drama 2018-2019] Encounter / Boyfriend, 남자친구

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You know what they say about pearls before swine?  They trample them under their feet...... Encounter...... I love much this drama, which today, to my great despair, comes to an end,  there will in fact be the last episode and I wish there were many and many others.
Unfortunately some are not overwhelmed by this rhythm of heart simplicity because they are attracted by exasperation of conflicts and special effects ... unrealistic: invested by the wave of simplicity - and irrationally and anachronistically disturbed by an unconventional love- they do not let themself gently to cradle by that wave.... to know it, but they move away from it, they escape and disguise their non-elasticity and lack of ability to dwell on what happens shouting to boredom: they thus lose the revealing light of the essence of life: learning .. . to learn to reflect and to learn from a simple gesture, from a smile: they do not open themselves to learning and close themselves in the excess that does not bore them but limits them in going beyond the usual, beyond superficiality: they are, paraphrasing Camus, a visitor to "cities that have never bored me", and they are visitors to "cities that have taught them nothing". They show that they are engulfed by the wolf, portrayed in Encounter's illustrations, of the superficiality. In Encounter that wolf is hungry and weakened ... relegated outside the garden of the rediscovery of the beauty of the velvety petals of a simple everyday life but rich in treasures to be identified and preserved.

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Ep 15 was a really really sad...heartbreaking episode but I can;t help but feeling amazed by their acting ability....SHK ( she is my all time favorite ) and Park Bo Gum ( I like him in Moonlight Drawn By Cloud and Monster, but this drama makes me fall even more to his charm, nobody can replace him as Jin Hyuk.).  This is the among the episode that left the deepest impact for me...I just can't forget their breaking up scene....my tears just flowed as I managed to watch it this morning...the emotion is so real...tbh, this drama is close to my heart because someone in my life resembles the character of Jin Hyuk so much...his determination and stubbornness , his selfless love and sensitivity and his unique character that differs him from others, although he is not as handsome as our Jin Hyuk...:mrgreen:

 

Thank you for all the updates...really appreciate all the efforts made by all of you here...:kiss_wink:

 

Let's Wish For Happy Ending For Our Jin Soo! :heart:

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so gorgeous:wub: goodnight title seems romantic, feeling excited,@gumtaek  thank you for posting this... 

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31 minutes ago, magrace93 said:

You know what they say about pearls before swine?  They trample them under their feet...... Encounter...... I love much this drama, which today, to my great despair, comes to an end,  there will in fact be the last episode and I wish there were many and many others.
Unfortunately some are not overwhelmed by this rhythm of heart simplicity because they are attracted by exasperation of conflicts and special effects ... unrealistic: invested by the wave of simplicity - and irrationally and anachronistically disturbed by an unconventional love- they do not let themself gently to cradle by that wave.... to know it, but they move away from it, they escape and disguise their non-elasticity and lack of ability to dwell on what happens shouting to boredom: they thus lose the revealing light of the essence of life: learning .. . to learn to reflect and to learn from a simple gesture, from a smile: they do not open themselves to learning and close themselves in the excess that does not bore them but limits them in going beyond the usual, beyond superficiality: they are, paraphrasing Camus, a visitor to "cities that have never bored me", and they are visitors to "cities that have taught them nothing". They show that they are engulfed by the wolf, portrayed in Encounter's illustrations, of the superficiality. In Encounter that wolf is hungry and weakened ... relegated outside the garden of the rediscovery of the beauty of the velvety petals of a simple everyday life but rich in treasures to be identified and preserved.

 

I am coming out lurkdom for only this:  to say BRAVO and THANK YOU! to you for telling it like it is and like it really should be.

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I hope this is not just a dream nor a wistful thinking. 

A happy ending with Jin Hyukie Juniors is a MUST.

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I just watched Ep.15 and continued to be impressed by the flow of the drama. When I first saw the genre..I knew things wouldn't be all sunshine and rainbows probably until the last 15 mins of the final ep and I was totally fine with that. Even after watching the first few eps..I still told myself to get ready for a sad ending. It'd never been a problem to me before but decided to change my mind after seeing the leads' struggle to fight for their happiness. Hopefully the writer will be able to give us a good closure today. :)

 

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I still want the writer to solve all the probs before the 2nd half of Ep.16. OTP needs to reunite asap! :D

 

 

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'Boyfriend Song Hye Kyo' is trending at no. 2 in the Naver Entertainment News Topics.

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So grateful to this Filipina actress Anne Curts Smith choose to watch Encounter and she really love it, she is the fan of Song Hye Kyo 

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The highlight of ep 15: " Love is about two different person starting to resembles each other ", wise words Jinhyuk

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Okay, I just finished watching episode 15 and tho it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest the entire time, it was beautifully made and acted. SHK and PBG should collaborate again.

 

I think I’ve finally identified my small issue with the narrative. You know how we’ve been all wishing for more lovey dovey coupley scenes since episode 10 and how it has been part of our humor here? Well I wish the writer listened to us because...

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Unlike our OTP, I don’t have much good memories of them to endure the pain LMAO :P

 

I wish they could’ve said in action what they’re constantly saying to each other in words these past 4 episodes.

 

For example: when they were setting the table in episode 13, rather than JH telling the viewers they did so and so, it would’ve been better if they showed a short scene of them actually preparing dinner together

 

I feel like since episode 10 the majority of the relationship has progressed through dialogue and not action. We only finally got the dream date because CSH was planning on breaking up with him, creating more tension and angst rather than good memories.

 

I think that was part of the magic of the first 10 episodes and the Cuba montage of the 11th. 

 

I totally agree with @jl08 that the passion was gone down tremendously after Cuba and I’m disappointed about it. The Cuba scenes could only get me so far. I needed passion in Seoul to sustain it.

 

I hope they have something good in store for us tonight. So good that it makes me forget all the unnecessarily prolonged angst

 

Again, not hatin’. Just stating my two cents. I agree with some of you have said, we need at least 2 more episodes to balance things out

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I forgot who posted about the background song interrupting the drama?

 

While I watch K Dramas, I am not a fan of KPop. The onyly KPop artists I know are BTS (who doesnt?), IU (because SSC watched her concert), Psy (duh) and 2ne1 (because of Sandara Park). This is the only drama that actually made me google an OST’s lyrics. Maybe because the story’s too deep and very classic and love forbidden. I want to recommend to those who dont understand hangul, to try and google the eng translation. The part when they broke up, that song is very fit to what was happening. And it broke my heart more.

 

I am also one of those people who only watch kdramas once they finish. However, when I heard that SHK will really be taking on this role I was beyond intrigued. She knew the risks that she’ll get into but she went for it. That is the only reason why for the first time, I watched a kdrama while it is still on going and my first time to subscribe and actually pay an asian streaming site and my first time to actually register here and get out of lurking mode for the longest time. I wanted to do these things before but the timing just wasnt right for my real life issues.

 

The drama has not turned me down. While I know SHK will slay this role (coz she always does and tbh CSH is too close to home) I am also glad because I saw another part of PBG. I always saw him as a little bunny, “he’s so cute I wanna squish him” type but this drama made that bunny into a stallion. The cinematography, OST, flow of the story. The simplicity of everything, the elegance and everything is just so so beautifully done that this movie is one piece of art as a whole. I fell deeply in love with it. It made my heart flutter a billion times, it made me hot and flush and it also broke my heart but more over it made me really really smile. This drama made me feel alot of emotions in one sitting and I am thankful for every part of it.

 

Last episode for tonight chingus! I am glad I have met such amazing people in this Thread, full of rich ideas and opinions! 

 

Here’s to our happy ending! :heart::wub:

 

PS. I am still waiting for that crazy make out sessionS PD-nim!!! :P Please give us skinship. Aigoooooo!

 

 

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My heart really breaks for JH. Knowing all his sacrifices, love he puts into this relationship to work out, still he has to endure all of this. I really admire the character of Jh, being stubborn actually puts him ahead. He doesn't look into the sides when making decisions, just looking straight to his destination. Oh yes, PBG nailed it. He makes it hard for others to portray a role like JH. Its so hard to find an actor to admire, but he changed my mind from no  one to PBG. 

The only flaw to his character is not voicing his opinion, thoughts to his mother. Until when he can tolerate this. Even it is tearing him into pieces, still he can't talk it over to his family. I feel when he talked with Ms. Lee, he rather let go of Sh than solve the problem with his family. Being a good person has its limits, and being a good son also has its limits. Until when he will let his parents rule his life. This is not a sign of being disrespectful or ungrateful. But he has to make his parents know that he is foremost an individual with an own thinking and feelings and had the right to decide on his own. Unless he lives on his own, he will be like Sh locked in  a castle, a castle of his parents.

 

We all have the same sentiments in this drama, we don't mind all the angst, its part of a drama, its part of real life. But with only one episode left and we are still at a lost, thats what we worry. Episode 1 mesmerized us all, i just wish it will end as beautiful as it started. It is so sad that it will end tonight, im not ready for this. Its just letting go of someone, something that grows into you. This is not a flash in the pan feeling, it grows from episode to episode.  I just want a miracle that a good soul will offer SHK and PBG a project together that they can't resist.

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20 minutes ago, roshzanna said:

I just want a miracle that a good soul will offer SHK and PBG a project together that they can't resist.

 

Although I know it will take a miracle for this to happen, I also wish it so bas :wub:

 

46 minutes ago, stardustvoid said:

the passion was gone down tremendously after Cuba and I’m disappointed about it. The Cuba scenes could only get me so far. I needed passion in Seoul to sustain it.

 

I super agree with you and @jl08. There was something missing and it was this. The touch and skinship was so innocent when they came back to Seoul. While I know they’re back in the homeland and everything is different because they have to be extra cautious, touching and kissing in closed quarters could have made it realistic. Plus doing those things like what they did in Cuba is like eating the most amazing Chocolate. Once you’ve had a taste, it will be impossible to stop. :P Plus, if CSH was stressed, skinship and kissing are destressors. Aigooo hahaha

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Ep15 thoughts

 

Seeing JH break down in SH's office hurt a lot. Seeing SH's face going back to completely expressionless hurt even more. But the smile JH gave his parents the morning after finding out the truth, that one broke me. It is absolutely in character, they are falling back on tried and tested coping mechanisms. But it's also heart breaking.

 

I think this separation actually helped their relationship in a twisted way. JH kept saying  "let's live together forever", "we can conquer everything as long as we are together", while being kind of cavalier about her fears, her guilt or the implications for his family (to be brutally honest - he let his parents find out about their relationship via the tabloids so I don't see how he could have expected smooth sailing on that front).I think at this point he finally gets where SH is coming from. So now he can start acting on all those promises of protecting her and keeping her happy.

 

I was very glad that JH got to hear exactly what mum did, from her own mouth, without any sugar coding. And no matter how good a son he is, it's also clear that he will never forgive her for it. Mum knows deep down that what she did is wrong but keeps insisting that they'll be better off in the long run... I don't even have the energy to hate her properly anymore. I just want her out of my sight (and I suspect JH and her husband feel at least a bit of the same; I wish mum to sleep on the sofa for a long and back-painfully awful time).

 

It occurs to me that the entire mess happened because JH and mum could not recognize each other's fundamental nature. They are also awfully similar, in stubbornness and in insisting that time can heal it all (should anyone care for my opinion: time muffles hurt, it does not take it away. Any nontrivial wound will leave a scar. When a precious fragile thing breaks apart, no matter how carefully you put it back together, it's not going to be as good as new).

 

Nothing will get fixed before they acknowledge the facts: mum is too small-minded to ever full-heartedly accept SH; JH is too single-minded to move on to someone new. And so the immovable object (mum) meets the unstoppable force (JH). Curious how the writer will find a way out of this conundrum. "해피엔딩 or 새드엔딩"?

 

 

"Love is about two different people growing to resemble each other." 

but also

"Habits of a lifetime don’t resolve easily, and you have to consciously decide, day after day, to live differently."

"To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love."

 

 

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