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[Drama 2018-2019] Encounter / Boyfriend, 남자친구

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I wasn't sure I would be posting here again but my love for the last episode and our JinSoo couple brought me back to say a few words.   I pretty much lost it at Jin Hyuk's expression when h

I think that I found their room  , they will definitely have to explain the balcony kiss if my guess is correct.    CSH’s room in first episode      She is back in the same

Enjoy reading everyone's thoughts... I will elaborate on why the ending is good for me...   1.  It did not end with some drone zoomed out kiss in the Cuban Garden with sweeping romantic musi

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Couldn't resist read the spoilers. Or rather the recaps.


I am posting to thank you for the amazing recaps and gif. Its like watching the episode.


Happy with the outcome. This drama can be rewatched then. And I would advised it with the viki subs the songs are subbed.


The OTP are an amazingly beautiful couple. But thank god they both act ( talking all you bad casting in other dramas here) and had a good story to tell.


NICE. Now I can download the whole thing and recommend it to my mum. 

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@NongpeeP thanks for posting the translation. Wow...I'm even more excited to watch the episode after watching your translation. 


This drama totally sends a good message that we should cherish our loved ones. Even when they are being difficult (such as JH's mom or CSH's mom), we should at least give them a chance and we should still continue to love them. What a heart warming message.


It's true that sometimes you don't need to argue viciously to change someone's hearts. JH wins his mom's approval through his consistent love...


I already know all of these messages but to implement it I think it's very difficult, which is very obvious from the reactions of all of us in this forum to JH's mom. We suggested JH to cut off his relationship and move out from the house. We suggested JH to confront his mom directly and immediately...

Should JH follow our suggestions, there will be more unnecessary drama ensued and his relationship with his mom is probably not going to be same...so Kudos to JH! You're indeed more mature than your age and I admit that you're more mature than me (even though I'm older) since I often react wrongly when those pressures arrive. You deserve to live happily with CSH.



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Hello! I have been a silent lurker in this forum. 

At first I did not check out this drama because I had to focus on my studies. 

However, I heard great things about the cinematography and acting under all the chaos of the age gap between PBG and SHK. 

I decided to give it a try because I always a sucker for beautiful cinematography. 


This story has some moments of typical kdrama moments.

But the dialogue amongst the characters is beautiful. Characters especially Soo Hyun and Jinhyuk learn to learn understand each other in a deeper level and love each other unconditionally. Their love contrasts with Soo Hyun's ex husband who is last seen in the living room where he is told his mom rejected his visitation appointment.  


The scenes between Soo Hyun and Jinhyuk's mom in the last two scenes were done so beautifully.

Soo Hyun understood Jinhyuk's mom. 

Jinhyuk's mom grew to understand her son and Soo Hyun.

The gesture of the mom giving Soo Hyun the side dishes was small yet precious. And with love, Soo Hyun held onto and came back to Jinhyun. With love, she also grew with her family, too. These moments taught me to love my family a little bit more. This drama taught me to guide life with love.


Thank you to the cast and crew for telling a beautiful story. And, lastly, thank you to all the people who commented in this forum. All of you made me appreciate this wonderful story even more! 


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KJH and his mom scene at the bus stop was so touching. But I was even more touched when she went to bring the side dishes to SH. So when JH gave back SH her pair of shoes, I was already crying. This time they're tears of happiness. :P I won't rewatch episode 15 though, it's not good for my heart. I'll just rewatch episode 16 to my heart's content. :lol: Thanks for the translations. Still waiting for subs.


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Boyfriend] FINALE Ep 16 spoilers, Park Bo Gum ♥ Song Hye Gyo

Article: Naver 'Boyfriend' Park Bo Gum  Song Hye Gyo, overcome ups and downs, a happy ending, confirm their love with a 'Playground kiss'  

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I've been watching reruns and re-reruns from the first episode till the end, it makes me happy. Park Bo Gum, you've worked hard. You're really cool. 

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I'm not sure what I should say to express my feelings. The ending warms up my heart so much. I hope Jin Hyuk and Soo Hyun live a happy life somewhere. Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Gyo, you've both worked hard!! Of all stars in the sky, a star looks down upon me. Amongst so many people, that star is staring at me..  [t/n: let me search for this and try to write it more accurately tomorrow ><]

3. [+804,-32]
A dreamlike ending. ♡

4. [+711,-34]
I've cried and laughed for the past 2 months because of Jin Hyuk and Soo Hyun, and I have to send them off now..  ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Park Bo Gum, you've worked hard. I'll be waiting for your next drama. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+682,-23]
Because it's a happy ending, it made me really happy~~

6. [+192,-15]
Boyfriend is the best melodrama!! Thanks to Song Hye Gyo and Park Bo Gum who showed us their great acting which is detailed and difficult to do, my heart palpitated, and at times, I teared up. The lovely and affectionate Boyfriend's way of loving someone made me happy.^^ The lingering images that are under Boyfriend's magic won't go away for a while. 

7. [+179,-5]
It's warm and kind. Jin Hyuk and Soo Hyun has this innocence that I've forgotten about. 

8. [+157,-4]
It was a healing drama for me. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

9. [+138,-5]
I think I will remember Boyfriend as a warm drama. I started watching this because of Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Gyo, but thanks to them, the winter days were warm. ㅠㅠ

Article: Naver 'Boyfriend' "My only " Song Hye Gyo  Park Bo Gum kiss in the playground + proposes after 1 year 'happy ending' 

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I was really happy with the happy ending and how Park Bo Gum hinted in his lines with, "It's not sad, but happy." All of the actors have worked hard. I'll always be supporting Park Bo Gum. 

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It feels like Park Bo Gum introduced himself as a grape just yesterday. ㅜㅜ I love boyfriend Kim Jin Hyuk who is a fruit seller. Jin Hyuk-ah. 

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Song Hye Gyo's beauty at the end was hard at work. She looked lovely... ♡

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Park Bo Gum is cool till the end. Goodbye, Boyfriend, Kim Jin Hyuk. 

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Even his proposal was cool~~ ♡

6. [+132,-3]
Park Bo Gum's "My only love" came true, I really like that it's a happy ending too. 

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Thank you for acting as Kim Jin Hyuk, Park Bo Gum!!!! He's the male lead of my life. Jin Hyuk was perfect. 

8. [+86,-1]
Can't we go after getting married? This line made my heart stop...


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Thank you dear writter for giving this beautiful love story a happy ending. Watching the finale tonight has helped me put back together the broken pieces of my heart that i felt has been shattered while watching helplessly as our two leads break up in Ep15 (cried my eyes out like i was really part of the break up, glad i was alone watching :D:D) That just shows how good of an actor both SHK & PBG are, superb portrayal of their characters as CSY & KJH. 

And thanks to everyone for sharing their insights in this thread, i’ve been ‘silently’ with you since day 1. :heart:




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I think Encounter's average ratings should be more than 8%? Another successful drama for both SHK and PBG, buzz-wise and rating-wise. 





Finally SH will not be lonely anymore..she has JH by her side now. I loved the indirect proposal from KJH..don't know how he did it but he made it sound so romantic. Of course I would've liked to see their wedding before the drama ends but I knew it wasn't possible. It's ok, at least everything ended beautifully for our OTP.. :)




"Best of all - no freaking time jump! Soo Hyun figured out that she couldn’t live without him and then they were together again. Done. No drawing the break up out over years. The time jump happened after they were together. AFTER. Take note writers!"

Agreed! I think I would've rolled my eyes so hard if there was a time jump before OTP got reunited although I'd still end up loving it coz I'm just that biased when it comes to SHK. Lol

Thanks for sharing the review and the gifs, @Jemrie


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Boyfriend', highest rated 10% ... Time of high-class melo

Posted by Kim Ha Jin in: 2019/01/25 08:27:03 
[Ten Asia: Reporter Kim Ha-jin]

tvN 'boyfriend' broadcast screen capture. /TVN drama 'Boyfriend' (play Yoo Young-ae, director Park Shin-woo) lasted 24 days leaving a long longevity. Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) and Jin Hyuk (Park Sword Sword) once again confirmed the love and finished with Happy Ending. 

According to Nielsen Korea on August 25, 'boyfriend' broadcasted on the 24th recorded an average of 8.7%, up 10%, on the pay-TV platform that integrated cable, IPTV and satellite.

The 'boyfriend' has beautifully and beautifully captured the romance of Song Hye Kyo and Park Sword, which started as an accidental meeting like a dream.

◆ Strong "strong power of authentic melo"

'Boyfriend' was not irritating to keep the melodic sensibility and 'charming melod' charm. The story focused on changing the emotions of the characters in the play, giving the audience a strong sound.

Jinhyuk who has never lived the life he has chosen and has lived with Suhyun and a free and clear soul. The romance, in which two people who lived a different life came together in an unfamiliar place called Cuba and felt favorable to each other, reunited in Korea and shared daily life and watering each other closely, made the audience immersed. 

Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum acted deeply to enhance their immersion. Song Hye - kyo has lived a dull life. She met Jin - hyeok and expressed delicately the change of her feelings. Park is a liberty and positive personality, and he attracted the attention of a man with a straight and solid heart. The two men blend in with Suhyun and Jinhyeok, so that the audience has been immersed with a strong acting ability that expresses emotions into one's eyes, facial expressions, hand gestures and tone.

Here, the delicate and sensuous production unique to director Park Shin-woo has enthralled both eyes. Director Park maximized the emotions and scene atmosphere of the characters by utilizing color, background music, and camera composition, and also gained favor with directing melodies of analogue goods such as films, books, and black and white photographs. 

The first meeting in front of Cuba's sunset, Suhyun and Jinhyeok, Jinhyuk's stepping stone for Suhyeon, Suhyeon and Jinhyuk's reunion, the reunion of Suhyeon and Jinhyeok's kissing god who found the first meeting place in Cuba, The romance of the romance of the two people was also exciting.

◆ Preciousness of ordinary happiness

'Boyfriend' has talked about the importance of ordinary happiness in everyday life. Suhyun was born as a daughter of a politician and lived in the eyes of many people for the rest of his life, while Jin-hyeok is a person who has lived everyday in a happy and precious life. 'Boyfriend' puts the romance of those two people and conveys the message that ordinary happiness is never ordinary. 

In the final session, I walked the streets and walked the streets and enjoyed a simple date, including Suhyeon and Jinhyuk, and I am happy to be served with a sweet tangerine I have felt the importance of 'ordinary happiness' by capturing the figures of the people living in daily life from Jinhyeop father (Shin Jung Keun) and Jinhyeok mother.

Kim Ha-Jin reporter hahahajin@tenasia.co.kr....source credit @http://tenasia.hankyung.com/archives/1646625#_enliple

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