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[Drama 2018-2019] Encounter / Boyfriend, 남자친구

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1 hour ago, rckchvls said:

Why do i have this feeling that something will happen in the bookstore...

1. CSH might recrive a call/text either from KJH's mother or JMJ or even her father

2. Someone might come up to her

3. Or anything!!!! Like someone has been rushed to the hospital or something. Ahahahaha vague thoughts.

 

 

Just to veer away from what she is thinking and changes her mind or make her forget that she is comtemplating to part ways.

 

Arghhhhh anything can happen! And its too bad there's no preview!!!!

 

 

 

For me it's much better without the preview. Usually misleading, too. 

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Last week the preview was out on Monday.. so just 2 more days.. am very much looking fwd to the preview coz it will give clues( hopefully) if there is a time jump / hospital scene/ we get to see JH/CSH face.. that should tell a lot

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I am not looking forward to the preview because they are somewhat always misleading :joy: 

But if it's out then it's out. Wouldn't refuse a day to watch our OTP. 2 episodes left. I don't know what I'm gonna do after this. I'll be forced to watch other dramas for sure.

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@stardustvoid fully confirmed that it was the little prince 

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@gumtaek found the painting and the artist! The painting is called “Wedding” and it’s on oil painting by the artist Lee Seunghyeon. 

 

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Before everyone gets excited/disappointed because of the title/gloomy nature of the painting. I think the painting is supposed to be symbolic of SH and WS’s wedding which is why it’s gifted by the ex-girlfriend, the bride has no head in the painting which shows an incomplete marriage. 

 

Edit :

this painting is available for sale if anyone wants to buy it .

http://m.artmusee.com/view/view.php?seq=9396

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I don't want to read the last comments on episode 14 because I have a bad feeling. I hope that the ending of this drama won't be sad. PDnim and Writernim, please, let us have a positive and happy ending ! I wonder if a lot of people are anxious about that as well. 

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2 minutes ago, capricorne93 said:

I wonder if a lot of people are anxious about that as well. 

 

Oh all of us posting are anxious alright. 

 

12 minutes ago, ahdrianaa said:

the bride has no head in the painting which shows an incomplete marriage. 

 

And by "incomplete" you mean ? ...... :phew:

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18 minutes ago, dukesa1122 said:

And by "incomplete" you mean ? ...... :phew:

Because he didn’t fulfill the vows. Since they got married in a Christian ceremony, this is an example of a very typical wedding vow.

 

신랑(groom's name)군, 신랑(groom's name)군은 신부(bride's name)양을 아내로 맞아 합법적인 부부가 되려고 하고있습니다. 신랑(groom's name) 군은 즐거울때나 괴로울때나, 건강할때나 그렇지않을때나, 그 어떠한 일이 있더라도 신부(bride's name) 양을 평생 사랑하고, 존중하며, 서로 위로하고 도울것을 맹세하십니까?


Mr (groom's name). You are (groom's name) becoming the husband of (bride's name). Do you promise to love (bride's name) and respect her, take care of her, help her, in joyful times and in hard times, healthy times and sickness times, every day, for ever?

 

WS arguably might have loved her, respected her, taken care of her and helped her in the best way that he could but he wasn’t there for her everyday, for ever. That vow was broken the moment he asked for a divorce as explained by SH that the divorce brought her more pain. 

This becomes significant because while SH and JH haven’t been wedded under a religious ceremony, JH has already made the vow to be by her side every day, for ever until the end of her days. 

 

 

If by incomplete you thought that I meant the marriage wasn’t consummated. :P They were married for a few years, it’s safe to presume that they must have at some point. :rolleyes:

 

Fanboy watching encounter 

 

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The writers are really playing with our heads, I think they must have read the posts about it all being a dream. 

 

SH is reading Little Prince in the bookstore but JH is reading a different book, it’s Alice through the looking glass.

 

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During their date there is a scene where they both show the books in their hands to the other person. 

 

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Could this be the director’s way of revealing their true nature? SH the sad little prince and is JH the confused Alice? 

 

The story ends with Alice recalling the speculation of the Tweedle brothers, that everything may have been a dream of the Red King, and that Alice might herself be no more than a figment of his imagination. The book ends with the line "Life, what is it but a dream?"

 

Which made me think if the use of butterflies in all the drama illustrations are alluding to the Butterfly dream theory, (copying some text from wiki) One of the first philosophers to question the distinction between reality and dreams was Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosopher from the 4th century BC. He phrased the problem as the well-known "Butterfly Dream,"

 

“Once upon a time, I, Zhuangzi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuangzi. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.”

 

Or this could all be one big fake Easter egg. 

 

I have so many questions and no answers, why doesn’t our writer do a sit down interview! All other drama writers usually give one before the drama ends. 

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Though i said i don't know what to think anymore but my mind won't allow it.

Im still positive for a happy ending and here trying to add positivity to convince myself more:

1. Numbers seem to play significant roles. When Jh family had lunch at the hotel, the italian restaurant is on the 13th floor and Sh and Jh mom meeting happened on ep 13. Their some relationship.. Jh wrote it down on his calendar as dec. 11 and his re-appointment at the head office was on feb 11. Their couple ring... Jh wrote it down on his calendar  as feb 16 and  will this be related to ep 16?

2. Their date on the bookstore.... what's the purpose of that public display of affection? Once out in sns, its adding insult to injury for Jh family. Or to add proof for that unfortunate event that will cause her to loose the hotel.

3. Ms. Lee didn't say anything when Sh confided. Will she let this pass without telling the Jh or his family? She is a family friend and known Jh since childhood. Her sympathy is with him.

4.LDc acts as a big brother now for Jh. I believe their love story( with sec. Jang) serves a purpose in the drama, as a conduit for JinSoo. If not for Ldc telling sec. Jang, Sh would not known Jh was in Cuba. 

5. Hoping that vo of Sh is just in her mind . That parting with Jh is what her mind tells but not her heart.

6. How can they work in the same company if there's a break up? 

6. If  it does not end well, for sure sales of dvd blue rays will be affected and that 100 countries buying the drama will be reduced significantly. Bad for business:tears:

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1 hour ago, ahdrianaa said:

 

 

@gumtaek found the painting and the artist! The painting is called “Wedding” and it’s on oil painting by the artist Lee Seunghyeon. 

 

 

This is indeed interesting to know. Good job!

1 hour ago, capricorne93 said:

I don't want to read the last comments on episode 14 because I have a bad feeling. I hope that the ending of this drama won't be sad. PDnim and Writernim, please, let us have a positive and happy ending ! I wonder if a lot of people are anxious about that as well. 

Me too.... me too. Count me in.

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19 minutes ago, ahdrianaa said:

During their date there is a scene where they both show the books in their hands to the other person. 

 

19 minutes ago, ahdrianaa said:

SH is reading Little Prince in the bookstore but JH is reading a different book, it’s Alice through the looking glass.

 

OMG! hasn't anyone read your post?

Why is no one freaking out?

I'm so gonna fly to Korea and arm wrestle the writer if she decides to go to the dream route!

No! No! NO! NO! NO! :bawling:

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I've been spending my time reading 50 first pages of this thread. Strangely, after 30 pages i got to the point that i'm on board with this ship, wherever it may land. My worries have gone, and eventhough i came to the part where the story became so heartbreaking and some parts were unbearable to watch, i watched it with so much ease.

 

From the very start they've been stated this as melodrama.

...a heart wrenching romance, that turns both of their lives upside down.

...their worlds clash in a romantic, but sorrowful love story. 

... it was like a midsummer night's dream. 

 

So from the very beginning it was expected to have lots of angst. What i failed to predict is that i don't know that i'll be so invested to their love story. That Soo Hyun and Jin Hyuk are not just characters, they became alive, they are all of us. One has said, it hit too close to home.

 

I think now, I understand Soo Hyun so much better. She knew exactly that there will be so much angst, and a probable bitter ending by taking Jin Hyuk's hand, but she just can't resist his charm. And So am i, this beautiful love story have been told to be a tear jerker, heart wrenching story, but still i cant resist it charms.

we witnessed their love story from the beginning, we love them, worried about them.. but nothing happened yet. Not until the last story unfold.

 

All chingus in here have been really kind to give their thoughts and reviews. And whatever it is, Encounter will be my forever classic love story.

Let's wait for the last 2 episodes, and still, i have no doubt it will be an ending we are all accepted.

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13 minutes ago, rosiepeonie188 said:

i have no doubt it will be an ending we are all accepted.

 

I'm sorry chingu. But I dont think I can accept this story if this turned out all a dream!

Writer-nim PD-nim have pity. Don't let this be a dream please.

:bawling: I beg you!

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50 minutes ago, ahdrianaa said:

SH is reading Little Prince in the bookstore but JH is reading a different book, it’s Alice through the looking glass.

 

Are you sure? This is crazy.. they def wouldn't do the dream route coz viewers won't accept..

But come to think of it..glass is used in slok the episodes as mirrors.. so it might mean through the mirror.  The writer uses mirror often to depict many scenes..CSH often in office and JH in his room.. even at tea shop.. so what does this all mean.. if gets confusing if i try to correlate these 2 books..

 

Maybe that are trying to tell that we often view ppl through our eyes/ mirror of our soul and our  views are based on our perceptions?

 Am clearly blabbering here.. but i know that they didn't take such a beautiful drama with so much detailing in every aspect and give an ending that we wouldn't like!!!

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Even in DOTS they killed YSJ in ep 14 only to bring him back in 16.. so am still hopeful of a happy ending

 

2 minutes ago, dukesa1122 said:

 

I'm sorry chingu. But I dont think I can accept this story if this turned out all a dream!

Writer-nim PD-nim have pity. Don't let this be a dream please.

:bawling: I beg you!

It won't be. .. they wouldn't swim to 100 countries on a dream story

41 minutes ago, roshzanna said:

Numbers seem to play significant roles. When Jh family had lunch at the hotel, the italian restaurant is on the 13th floor and Sh and Jh mom meeting happened on ep 13. Their some relationship.. Jh wrote it down on his calendar as dec. 11 and his re-appointment at the head office was on feb 11

I agree.. why write everything in calendar unless it is to tell us something.. this makes me believe in a time jump ..

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SH says now she knows how to part way.

SH and WS or SH and JH?

 

There will be a time jump in 5 -----(months)------years

This is when the flower withers.

An answer to SH question by Sec Jang.

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5 minutes ago, dukesa1122 said:

 

I'm sorry chingu. But I dont think I can accept this story if this turned out all a dream!

Writer-nim PD-nim have pity. Don't let this be a dream please.

:bawling: I beg you!

 

Nope, i dont think it will be a dream. There's no dream with PPL inside  (product placement) :D

*brb opening trip.com and drinking W tea* :D:D

 

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