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Title:  Encounter 남자친구

Also Known as: Boyfriend (literal title)

Revised romanization: Namjachingoo

Director: Park Shin-Woo

Writer: Yoo Young A

Network: tvN


Release Date: NOVEMBER 28TH, 2018

Official site: http://program.tving.com/tvn/encounter?rcnt=1



Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is the daughter of a powerful, political family. She recently divorced her wealthy husband from an arranged marriage. Tired of living life guided by others, she decides to travel overseas. She meets Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum), a free-spirited young soul on the way. Despite their differences, they are undeniably drawn to each other.


Will the two find true love amongst their differences?


"Encounter" is a 2018 South Korean drama directed by Park Shin Woo.









Song Hye Kyo as CHA SOO HYEON

" I seem to have everything"

CEO of Donghwa Hotel


A daughter of a politician cannot live freely. Every time her father went on a campaign, she had to wear a sash, greet, and sing. Smart and pretty Soo Hyun quickly became as famous as a celebrity. Like that, she went from being a daughter of an assemblyman to a daughter of the mayor of Seoul. Now, she is the daughter of the presidencial candidate party leader.

Soo Hyun became the wife of Taekyeong Group's son after graduating from college to fit into her mother's big picture of making her father as the next president. And now she is a woman divorced from a chaebol family.

On the day of her divorce, Soo Hyun felt like she smiled because she felt relieved. As alimony, she received 'Dongwha Hotel' which was a dying business. She clung to it madly and in 4 years, she made it into number 1 in hotel industry.

She wants to live as the CEO of Dongwha Hotel instead of an ex-wife of Taekyeong Group, but even after the divorce, her ex-in-laws' shadow loom over her like a tight leash. "When an unfortunate circumstance arises and tarnishes the image of Taekyeong Group, Dongwha Hotel will be returned to Taekyeong Group. All of this will be decided by the Board of Directors."

What would be an 'unfortunate circumstance'? Either way, that 'unfortunate circumstance' hasn't happened yet.






Park Bo Gum  as KIM JI HYEOK

" I happen to have nothing!"

New Recruit of Donghwa Hotel


He has just one address under his resident registration number. Born in a house in Hongjaedong, he still lives in that house for the 29th year. And for just as long, Jin Hyeok's father has managed a fruit store in Hongjaedong. Taking after his parents, Jin Hyeok is kind and cares about his neighbors. Naturally he's adored by those in the marketplace and the neighborhood. The only thing is that he is smart, yet he hasn't found a job even though it has been a year since he graduated.

Honestly though, it is a bit unfair. He went to college a year earlier than others and graduated early with great grades. So he's not late at all in finding a job compared to those who are as old as him. Still, he has been playing for a whole year so there's nothing he can say.

As he prepared to get a job, Jin Hyeok consistently took part-time jobs. Grocery store warehouses to food section at department stores, you name it. He would pay his cellphone bills, use some on his commutes, and get a beer at Dae Chan's restaurant once in a while. He saved the rest of the money and went on a trip to Cuba for 4 weeks. Would Jin Hyeok ever get a chance to go on another long trip like this in his life? It's probably his last luxury. On the last night when he went around to photograph Cuba's beauty with an old film camera, he photographed her who was lost.







Jang Seung Jo  as  Jeong Woo Seok
"I have dated so many women in my whole life"
CEO of Tae Kyeong Group



Because he is the son of a chaebol, he met numerous women. Women who were dying to marry him. Women who clung on saying it would be nice to get their names on Woo Seok's family registry even it's only for a couple of days before a divorce.

Soo Hyun was different from those women. He liked her unreadable face. Elegant face that had a story. He thought she would grow to like him as they lived together. But does she not know such emotion as love? So he got divorced saying he has a woman he likes.

English Translations by monstertop from My Rainbow, After A Storm @ VIKI







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SOURCE: https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=382&aid=0000659099

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Havana - Cuba (sponsored by @partyon)


Famous for the Encounter Noona Romance!


This vibrant and colorful Cuban capital has plenty to offer. Why not stroll down the cobble stone streets of Old Havana taking in beautiful Baroque buildings, the smell of Cuban cigars and the sounds of salsa music?



Plaza Vieja (Old Square) and El Paseo del Prado (the most beautiful street of Havana) are both must-see attractions. Walk to the impressive El Capitolio (National Capitol Building).



From there you can catch a ride with an old American car to Miramar, the most upscale area of Havana, with its fancy buildings and seaside location.


If you want to get to know local people, forget staying in a hotel. Cubans rent private rooms in their homes to tourists, and many also cook breakfast or dinner for their guests. These types of bed and breakfasts are called Casas Particulares, and you can find them all over Cuba.


For the most typical Cuban food, you'll have try Ropa Vieja (literally: "Old Clothes" in English).


This is a shredded beef dish with a sofrito base.


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Thanks @marykarmelina to create the thread :)



Boyfriend is expected to become a romance drama that stimulates sensibility, not 'romantic comedy' or 'authentic melody', and it is expected to bring new vitality to the drama version which is filled with fantasy, rumor, and medical water. There is a positive reaction in the drama, which deals deeply with the inside and the emotions of the characters.



The drama boyfriend is romance that deeply touches the inside of the characters and stimulates a warm emotion.



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Well, good luck to them.

Expected her to comeback with an independent legal drama who takes no nonsense from anybody.  If there should be romcom let it be with an adult at this stage of her life no matter the pay. Koreans are very sensitive. A married SHK  will be viewed differently and PBG fans might attack her.

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Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum to star in ‘Boyfriend’




Song Hye-kyo, 36, and Park Bo-gum, 25, will star in upcoming drama series “Boyfriend.”
The drama is likely to air on cable channel tvN in the second half of the year, the production company announced Monday.

For her first role since starring in the 2016 hit series “Descendants of the Sun” with her now-husband Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo will play a daughter of an influential politician who marries into a wealthy family. She is cold and ignorant, never having had the chance to live her own life.
Meeting Park’s character, an ordinary, average man with a kind heart, her life is turned upside-down.
Park rose as a national heartthrob through the hit series “Reply 1988” and “Love in the Moonlight.”
By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

Source : KPop Herald


Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum cast in new drama 'Boyfriend' as couple

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Popular actors Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum have been cast for the new television series "Boyfriend" set to air later this year, a Seoul-based drama production company said Monday.

The sad romance series revolves around a daughter of a high-powered politician married to man who's part of a chaebol family, played by Song (36), and an ordinary young man, played by Park (25).

It is Song's first drama following the 2016 hit "Descendants of the Sun." She married her co-star in the drama Song Joong-ki in 2017. It is Park's first drama since "Love in the Moonlight" aired in 2016.

The drama is produced by Bon Factory, which has made such hit series as "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim," "She Was Pretty" and "Master's Sun."

The production company is in talks with tvN for scheduling.

Source : yonhap news



**Boyfriend will be directed by PD Park Shin Woo (Jealousy Incarnate, Angel Eyes, Queen of Ambition, Phantom)




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Thank you @marykarmelina  for opening the thread and hello to all chingus here. let's we all have fun here together.

we are waiting so long for bogum's drama acceptance news  and with Heykyo is :heart:.


















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Song Hye Kyo And Park Bo Gum Confirmed To Star Together In New Drama


Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum will be starring together in an upcoming drama!

See Also: Song Hye Kyo And Park Bo Gum's Potential Drama In Talks To Air On tvN

On July 9, a representative of production company Bon Factory confirmed that the two actors would be appearing in the new drama “Boyfriend” (literal title). The representative stated, “Actress Song Hye Kyo and actor Park Bo Gum have been confirmed to appear as the leads of the drama ‘Boyfriend.’ We are aiming for a premiere in the second half of 2018, and we are currently in the midst of pre-production.”

“Boyfriend” will tell the story of Cha Soo Hyun (played by Song Hye Kyo), a woman who has never been able to truly lead a life of her own. As the daughter of a prominent politician, she is forced into an unhappy marriage with the heir to a wealthy conglomerate at a young age, and she eventually ends up getting divorced.

Cha Soo Hyun’s life changes unexpectedly when she happens to meet Kim Jin Hyuk (played by Park Bo Gum), an ordinary, innocent young man who knows how to find happiness in the small things. The heart-wrenching romance between the two, who appear to have nothing in common, ends up wreaking havoc on both of their lives.

The drama will be produced by Bon Factory, the production company behind “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,” “She was Pretty,” and “Master’s Sun.” “Boyfriend” is currently in talksto air on tvN.

Are you excited to see Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum make their return to the small screen together? Leave your thoughts below!

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Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum to Star in "Boyfriend"


Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum are starring in the drama "Boyfriend".

"Boyfriend" is being planned for later this year and it's going to be pre-produced. It is a beautiful but sad love story about Cha Soo-hyeon, the daughter of a politician and ex-chaebol daughter-in-law who has never once lived life on her own, and a freewheeling young man named Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum).

The story is about how love makes Soo-hyeon's heart begin to beat again and invigorates her dull life. On the other hand, Kim Jin-hyeok is very ordinary with nothing special, but he values the small things.

The co-casting of Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum has netizens causing a commition. "Boyfriend" is Song Hye-kyo's first drama since "Descendants of the Sun", which was a huge success. Park Bo-gum is also famous for past dramas "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" and "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds".

Meanwhile, "Boyfriend" is written by Yoo Yeong-ah and directed by Park Shin-woo.


Source: hancinema

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I see on wikipedia about tvN drama schedule :


>> monday-tuesday (About Time - Let's Eat 3 - Hundred Days' Husband - Tale of Gyeryong Fairy plans to air in November)
>> saturday-sunday (Mr. Sunshine - Room N9 - Alhambra plans to air in November)

>> wednesday-thursday (What's Wrong With Secretary Kim - Familiar Wife - Hundred Million Stars From The Sky - Boyfriend)


Based of that (I know this is not yet confirmed), seems Boyfriend will follow Hundred Million Stars From The Sky in November or early December.



About character of Kyo's ex-husband wonder whether he just a cameo / special appearance or he will be seen throughout the episode? and Kyo's child, whether a girl or a boy, child or teens? and which country that they will shoot?


I saw Bo Gum schedule, this week he will prepare to shoot Boyfriend drama. Woah can't wait :D



Maybe we can see Joo Joon Young part 2 in Boyfriend because Kyo cut her hair again like this :lol:


cr. to the owner


From DC Gallery Boyfriend :heart:


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Everyone seems to love this pairing. Doesn't seem like age matters to everyone here. Don't hate me.. but there's like an 11 year age gap between them.:vicx:  Is the character for Bogummy that good or it's because it's with Song Hye Ko?  Sorry if the question is inappropriate but I like him partnered with an actress  younger than him but not like. I don't have anything against them just.. why?


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