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  1. Wow. Perhaps this should be migrated to the Asadal Chronicles forum so the Asadal cast monitoring there can be complimented? I'm sure they'll appreciate all the support they can get. LOL.... Btw, Descendants of the Sun is beyond comparison - it's in a league of its own. Boy, I'm really looking forward to seeing our Kyo (I mean SONG HYE KYO the PROFESSIONAL TOP ACTRESS, whether before or after marriage) in her Thailand Sulwhasoo event. She's looking so fresh and pretty in all her recent pics! @dukesa1122 Chingu, Let's spam when we can!
  2. Thank you, chingu and @applegirl2 for your tremendous help and love for Boyfriend/Encounter Kdrama. I hope all your efforts will pay off and Studio Dragon will recognise the international stardom and fame of our PBG and SHK in putting Boyfriend on the International Map so beautifully!! Someone commented in the youtube section that the ratings for Boyfriend in Korea is decent though not a Hit. Is that so, I asked? Based on facts - I'd say that Boyfriend is definitely an International HIT! Why? Because Boyfriend sold more than 100 countries its copyrights to screen and US is also screening the drama! The drama ranks FIRST in tvN for its genre - ROMANCE and FOURTH overall. You can't just gauge the drama's popularity based on the ratings in Korea alone. PBG and SHK and Boyfriend are ringing in the monies to Korea - we can see their tourism skyrocketing with fans visiting the filming locations, books becoming instant bestsellers, copyrights revenue skyrocketing, more CFs, more interviews, more magazine shoot, international awareness of the dynamic chemistry of PBG and SHK where many had thought not possible but were pleasantly surprised that their combination and aura is one of the best in the Korean history to boot!! We see Boyfriend Paraphernalia bringing in the Wons too! Please, Korea and Studio Dragon, see the BIG picture. See the international love from fans embracing Boyfriend and its lead couple, PBG and SHK. A global shout out to them to see how much love there is for Boyfriend worldwide!! So, let's get the DVDS going and have our couple do overseas gratitude trips together! #tvn please have them on cover shoot as much as possible joint interviews to thank international fans for their support (an excuse to see them together) another collaboration for a new drama or movie Nominate PBG and SHK for their professional acting (can't wait to see them on the red carpet together) Yes, we love Boyfriend and PBG and SHK! Miss them so much. They both deserve big awards for their fantastic emotional acting!
  3. And we are very thankful to you, @thepixies and @applegirl2 for your beautiful effort in spearheading this drive to obtain signatories to jolt Studio Dragon into overdue action of producing the much-anticipated DVDs for "Boyfriend"/"Encounter". It's a huge effort and I'm sure all of us here truly appreciate the work done by both of you, chingus, and the others who are helping in one way or another. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we'll see success with the DVDs. I love the drama and its two beautiful leads, Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo. Their superb performance and chemistry put "Boyfriend" on the international chart and sold to more than 100 countries. I hope Studio Dragon take this important fact into consideration. It's not just the Korean audience that matters. The international fans love "Boyfriend" to boot and want to see more of PBG and SHK collaboration. The tight filming schedule must have seen lots of Cuban sweet moments being cut. Perhaps they can treat all with maturity - that we can differentiate what's reality and what's acting and simply give these 2 top actors our support. It's all we can give for their hard work and commitment. Of all the 3 beautiful pictures and its meaningful juxtapositions, I just love this pic the most: Somehow, I just love to see the back view of people because they're at ease and most natural, not knowing nor caring if anyone is looking at them. These 2 beautiful people started out as strangers who met in a foreign place and were attracted to each other, and ultimately became passionate lovers who fought for their love and made sacrifices to stay with each other. Its cliche love story is the selling point of "Boyfriend" as it's a slow-burn yet passionate love journey for KJH and CSH. From strangers to lovers. From Steamy Cuba to Cold Korea . From almost giving up to solidifying their love. From doubts to certainty. Everything about "Boyfriend" is extremely beautiful and sweet, minus the heartbreak in between. 2 strangers walking barefooted in the night streets of Cuba, giddy with excitement in each other's company. 2 lovers strolling in the quiet woods, hand-in-hand, heads close to each other and whispering sweet nothings, lost in their own world. The tall, bare and neat trees are caressed by the soft conversation between the two gentle lovers.... KJH : How can you look so beautiful while taking pictures? You look really pretty right now. Beautiful. You look beautiful no matter how I take you. His eyes devoured her face, non-stop clicking away. CSH is completely basking in his love. KJH : What you experienced in the past is not important to me. That is because Cha Soo Hyun is the one person I love. I just want to be with you every day. That's what I wish for every day. How not be be touched by his sincerity? It's such a beautiful assurance of his love. I envy CSH. She's so lucky and blessed to be loved by such a wonderful guy who is head over heels in love with her and would do anything to make her happy. A guy who fought to keep his woman. Nothing else matters to her .... except him. I really love this drama. I wish there were more BTS of KJH and CSH. I miss them loads. May we see their collaboration again ...one day soon.
  4. @applegirl2 @thepixies Thank you so much, chingus, for helping with the DVD request. I'm pretty sure all the international fans truly appreciate such a huge co-ordinated effort to fulfill our yearning for the Boyfriend DVD. I'll PM you to add on to the list but I'm wondering, to make things easier, would it be alright to assume that everyone here in soompi who loves the drama would like to be included in the list to be submitted to Studio Dragon and the relevant production affiliations? If so, we could add all the usernames here and the production company can verify by coming to this website. These are valid usernames afterall. I don't think many visit this drama website now that it's over so they might not know but it would be safe to assume that they like the drama and don't mind the DVD. If that's not going to work, then it's fine. We'll all PM you to add our names and countries. Thanks again, for your time and effort, chingus!! I'm glad that both PBG and SHK gave each other compliments on their performances in Boyfriend. It's like sunshine after the rain. They've both risen above the 'noise' and I hope they'll live their lives the way they want, and not behave according to others' whims and fancies. Like SHK said her mum advised her - go with the flow, don't fight it. The 'noise' shall fade to obscurity.
  5. I agree with you completely on this. It may sound like a broken record but I don't care. We could have more Jinsoo moments. I'm disappointed that there are not joint pictorials nor interviews about the drama. It would have made Boyfriend an enhanced experience, looking at their divine visuals together. Who would have thought that PBG and SHK could have such magical SCREEN chemistry? It's out of my wildest imagination. Serendipity has brought PBG and SHK together for this beautiful love drama and through their chanced Encounter, we are gifted with their wonderful chemistry and their phenomenal performance. Rather than anything else, they should, in turn, be blessed with accolades and love.
  6. Thanks for sharing this interesting survey and outcome. It'll be noted that noona actresses will be anticipating to costar with PBG and dongsaeng actors will be anticipating to costar with SHK. It's the impactful influence of a beautiful drama called "Boyfriend". I believe many of us are still captivated by the lead's chemistry and performance and their beautiful romance. Their profound aura and expressive emotions are not something that is easily forgotten. Rather, it stays in the heart and mind, wherever the leads are and however they're leading their own lives. "Boyfriend" is a drama that binds us together for the love of KJH and CSH and I hope that such a beautiful couple exists because they choose to fight for their love. Will they collaborate again one day?
  7. Rather than a petition which sounds kinda strong, I'd say an APPEAL by IFANs would be better. This would not put the SD people on the defensive right away, as they would once they see the word "Petition".....imo. Perhaps those good at IT can do an online Appeal for Ifans to sign or a box to tick yes to collectively submit our appeal....
  8. It's unlikely but even so, isn't producing the DVD an opportunity to recoup and make profits by the tons, since it's been sold to over 100 countries? I agree that if they've made a decision, it should be from the onset and not execute a frivolous survey to test the waters. Many Boyfriend fans are waiting eagerly for the DVD. Don't you gals find it strange that for such an extremely popular drama with two adorable top stars, Shk & Pbg, that instead of rushing to cash in on their popularity, they warned that there are no extras like bts, uncut scenes etc... it's pretty strange that they are DISCOURAGING us, supporters of the drama, instead of selling us the DVD!! Let's do our best to persuade SD to change their mind. Telling us no reason except there are no extras.....is a dry joke. Do they even appreciate the mass support from the international fans? PD Nim. Studio Dragon People - where are you?!! We want the DVD please.
  9. @Cheryl295 We can still hope. Chingu, do you know the links to the DVD cafe and studoo execs sns etc? We can go post our appeal...not anger to turn them off...but logical and emotional appeal because we love Boyfriend too much and respect both Shk and Pbg too much to use all the words that I would otherwise love to shoot at them! Lol... I'm still at the incredulous state.
  10. @dukesa1122 I'm astounded by this news. Speechless. What's with the production company and UAA & Blossom? It's just a drama, please. If they caved in to pressure, I'm afraid there's not much future for the K ent industry because it would mean that they are dictated by the public's influence. As for interviewing the cast, technology permits visual interviews thru webcams etc so if it's due to busy schedules, it's unlikely to be an acceptable reason. I hope that Korea can recognise acting talent of the artistes, especially top ones like Shk and Pbg. Boyfriend is such a superb drama and let's hope the decision will be overturned somehow. Besides, Boyfriend has proven to be a hit internationally. I hope the company considers the support given to the actors and the drama internationally.
  11. Yes, indeed the author has more credibility about the perfect chemistry between SHK and PBG. Thanks for sharing this. I've no doubt about our love for PBG, SHK and Boyfriend, though I do understand that everyone is different and some may not see the overflowing chemistry between the leads. It's obvious to us because we're in love with their awesome acting and chemistry. We've seen the growth of KJH since ep 1 till ep 16 and he has definitely become a man of good stead to take care of CSH. Admittedly, he was a young boy at the start, out to explore the world and lived his life freely with no burden. Yet the moment he fell in love with CSH, his life became focused on loving her and doing all he could to protect her and shield her from harm, to the extent of handling CSH's MIL and Mother with honesty and courage. We've seen how KJH persuaded CSH not to give up on them by suggesting a lay-off period and till the end, we've seen how he persevered to love her in his own quiet ways, by not letting go of her, though she suggested the breakup with him, triggered by his mum, the last straw so to speak. I can't think of anyone else who is able to bring us the great dynamics and off-the-chart chemistry between PBG and SHK in bringing their love story and problems alive and giving so much depth and width to their characters. PBG may be young but he did such a great job as KJH. SHK is so good at making the gap disappear that not every noona is able to. She makes one feel that falling in love with an awesome, handsome younger guy is the best thing to happen ever. She showed viewers how she could be cared for so lovingly by her younger half. Their emotions are explosive. When you're crying and feeling so heartbroken when they're sad, and rejoicing like an idiot when they're happy, and longing to see their passionate moments......wishing you're there to feel the heated kisses.....you know how GOOD PBG and SHK really are. Even after Boyfriend has ended and you still YEARN to see them in the same frame........despite the age gap, their chemistry has been absolutely magical! Yes, they're both so good that they deserve the Top Excellence Awards, the highest of the highest.
  12. Agree with you totally, chingu! Why do people feel the need to bring over the same article so many times? What good does it do to bring joy to Boyfriend fans? Perhaps it's driven by sadism at its worst. As for the clueless journalists - they always create the wrong headlines anyway. I guess it's because they need to make a guilty living by creating hell for the good people. Do we not see the cast and crew nearly freezing in the cold weather while filming? Please check the bts if you haven't, before making things tough for Boyfriend's lead couple. BOYFRIEND did so well internationally because we can enjoy the drama without helluva lots of inhibitions. Once in a long while, we are treated with such a beautiful and romantic drama, full of literary works and fine lines that stay with you. There are so many meaningful messages that one can learn to live by and I hope Korea is able to see the main message - that a divorced woman can have a respectable place in society; that a divorced rich and powerful woman has the right to fall in love with a young guy from an average family and still be respected by society. That mothers-in-law have a part to play in the happiness of their children by understanding how much their sons love their woman. That the sons need the moral support from their fathers. That love means having to persevere and overcome obstacles together. That not one party should give up because it's too painful. And if the sea's job is to make waves, Mine is to think of you, and Among a multitude of stars, one look down at me Among a multitude of people, I look up at the star How romantic those words are. If only the human race has more of such meaningful and beautiful lines brought about by BOYFRIEND, the world would be a better place for all, including the journalists and 'fans' who make things difficult for PBG and SHK. "I wanted to ask you this if we met again. Do you have a boyfriend?" YES. I have a BOYFRIEND, thank God. I have: A heart-warming drama that touches my soul and calms my heart and reminds me to cherish my loved ones, even when things get tough. An amazing lead couple who gave their best against all odds, to bring a heart-wrenching yet beautiful romance amidst gorgeous sunset and passionate indulgence with hot kisses and lips smacking...two beautiful silhouettes merging into one in the fading night sky filled with multitude of stars cheering for them.... No only are they hungry for each other, but We're famished with their love for each other too. So who makes such a beautiful drama possible? It's the ACTOR Park Bo Gum and ACTRESS Song Hye Kyo. Don't you think we should cheer them for their dedication and courage, instead of finding faults? A shout out to the KOREAN journalists, KNETS and non-Boyfriend fans! We're not talking about whose wife. We're talking about the top actress, Song Hye Kyo and the top actor, Park Bo Gum. They have an amazing screen chemistry that goes beyond description. Savour it and not destroy it. And please feel free to have it properly translated to Korean and place it on the major Korean websites! Enough is enough.
  13. I get you, chingu. Seriously. I find it difficult to let go of "Boyfriend" in particular, more difficult than the handful of K dramas that I have watched and that is not much, cos I'm very selective. Perhaps it's the magical settings and stunning cinematography and our gorgeous and talented PBG and SHK leading the accolades....the entire romance drama is too beautiful for words. It's been a long time since I've come across such a lovely drama and I admit that the off-the-chart chemistry of our leads threw me off completely. Their superb acting had us all in a frenzy and scrambling for more.....alas! it's only 16 episodes. I love the story to the moon and back! Save for ep 15 which is hard to stomach still....the PD could have done away with too much hurt and tears, imo. Of course the finale is sweet but could have been much sweeter....oh well, we can't ask for too much, can we? If it were not for the unspeakable chemistry between PBG and SHK right from Cuba in ep 1, it's unlikely that I would give this drama a second chance even. There's just something there, maybe their aura aligns beautifully, or their stars were shining in the same spot at the same time, or their expressive and attractive faces found their way to each other's presence, more like to the PD's presence since he only had them in mind.....well, everything fell in place that made it possible for their paths to cross each other, before PBG enlists too, which might be soon, seeing how cramped his schedule is....he did talk about looking at some project in April earlier on. Do the leads know their chemistry is off-the-chart? Of course. We heard PBG asking the obvious to the journalists right....lol. Although there's a minimal chance of them working together again, as we all know in the K-ent industry which seldom pairs the same couple although there are a handful.....I would still yearn for their collaboration in future. I've never failed to be amazed that both of them managed to pull off their roles so superbly and made us forget their age gap totally, because they were like any other compatible and beautiful couple in the drama. Both PBG and SHK have brought so much joy to so many fans around the world with "Boyfriend". I wish the same joy and much more for them in their personal lives. They may be busy with their own agenda and goals but I would still hope that their paths will cross again, whether it's a new drama, a movie or even CFs or perhaps the impossible for Kyo...hosting a variety show jointly with PBG amongst other members..... Yes, it all sounds far-fetched. But there is a word we can't do without - HOPE.
  14. Wow! Glad that the love for Boyfriend is still going strong! @bebebisous33 You're really awesome!! Your analyses are really interesting and thanks for taking so much time to share with us. Please continue as we're all looking forward to more analyses....You're doing such a great job with Boyfriend! @gumtaek That ep 1 screening in PBG's Japan FM is awesome! Thanks for sharing....looking at the entire promotional vid, I already feel so excited for the Japanese fans to catch the drama. The visuals and gorgeous settings are enough to pump up the adrenalin and I'm sure the Japanese fans wish that the drama could be screened as soon as possible! @stardustvoid @dukesa1122 @twtwb and many other chingus, Thanks for staying here and why do I feel that this place feels like home and that KJH and CSH owe us some future episodes where they progress from Boyfriend to Mr and Mrs Kim? hehe..... And when the kids come along and they bicker over the kids....it'll be PBG's wish come true to act in a bickering role with a 'same age actress'....haha... Btw, why do people feel so elated when they read about PBG's reply that it's KJH romancing CSH and not he romancing his friend's wife? Isn't that a GIVEN from the start? lol.... I thought that was pretty clear. Did someone got mix up with reel and real from the start? OK, I hope for #Season2Boyfriend and if not possible, a #Boyfriend movie with PBG and SHK would be great! Just imagine the cinematography in a movie! We already caught glimpses of that from the drama and it's so beautiful. So I'm wondering if a movie come true, will we be able to stay sane looking at the visuals of PBG and SHK on the super huge screen... Meanwhile, PBG is busy with his FMs. Can SHK please grace some magazine cover and talk about Boyfriend? Now, we can be elated if a miracle happens and SHK and PBG can be seen in the same frame......promoting Boyfriend! And I'm still having the #Boyfriend bug.... Btw, P.O's detailed description of meeting SHK......is daebak! I take it to be her vibes are "electrifying" and "stunning"......to make such an impact on him!
  15. The thing in Korea is that it has always been the actors who take part in lots of interview after a successful drama and not the actresses, especially for SHK, she's always been known to take a back seat and stay out of the limelight as much as she can. Why would she want to throw herself to the animals out there waiting to hunt her down for all the wrong reasons, so I don't blame her. It's enough that both SHK and PBG have put Boyfriend on the international map and lots of fans are loving it and embracing the beautiful love story of KJH and CSH. Moreover, the drama looks set to cook up a storm even more, with the US and some Europe countries waiting to screen it. Could the media please look at the BIG picture and not pick on irrelevant stuff....yawning, SJK's reaction etc When a drama such as Boyfriend is hugely a world-wide success, those are terribly insignificant and redundant stuff..... really. The question the media should ask is "How did Boyfriend do it against all odds"?! It's a wonderful achievement that one should celebrate, especially so by the Koreans. I'm glad that Kyo is reading the book that KJH gave to CSH - at least she's still in Boyfriend mode, just like PBG tweeting about the drama and speaking to the media about his thoughts on the drama. SHK is cheering Boyfriend on in her own quiet way. Yes, I wish the entire drama was shot in Cuba! At least the people are warm and sane and welcome passionate kisses and hugs when they see one....just look at the security guard in Cuba - he closed an eye after checking out the situation..that's the spirit, man! Btw, was there a compilation of all the books and poems shown in the drama? Sorry, I got too worked up about the should haves of our couple that I can't think straight......and why didn't they put those 2 kids to good use to show that there was a bed scene after all..... Darn.
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