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[Drama 2018-2019] Encounter / Boyfriend, 남자친구


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If your boyfriend would act like PBG in the  drama “Boyfriend,”  in reality, would you  like it?

 

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In “Boyfriend Epi4,” the main lead PBG revealed himself as the one in the scandal to the people in the company to save CSH who fell into jeopardy. Twists in plots from the beginning of this episode enticed  the viewers  into the story.

 

◇ Small but repeated reversals in the plot from the beginning! With these twists, PBG’s confession sounded more earnest.  

 

In  the 4th Episode, the camera zoomed out the word “Separate/따로,” a part of the menu “Separate Rice and Soup.” It seemed to imply SHK and PBG will live separate lives. Viewers got nervous to see this word “Separate.” SHK added a more gloomy comment:  Kim Jin Hyuk ssi...I feel uncomfortable to hear “We” from you.” While  viewers with hasty natures might believe  that the story would turn into a  sad one, however, the reversal lines by PBG poured  freshness  like cider; “ I have missed you, so I came here.” Instead of continuing the subsequent lines, however, he paused for a moment, during which viewers were able to gain the time to hold back their surprise. And PBG continued to say one more time, “ I miss you..so I came.” This  turned viewers’ surprise into the more confirmed surprise. And the camera angle moved from their faces (SHK and PBG) to their shoes and the stepping back by SHK. 

These kinds of small details in the line, directing, and acting by the actors lead viewers into the drama. The  more they rewatch this drama, viewers more realize these details and fall into the dramas  more deeply.
  
◇ “Together” and “Separate”! SHK doesn’t want to get hurt again by being left alone.   

Since her childhood, SHK’s mom has not liked her to get along closely with friends, so she has no close friends. It was so much more painful for her to be estranged from close friends in a day. She doesn’t make close friends because she could not  endure the pain after being separated from them. SHK’s warning toward PBG may be a powerful signal that he should not approach her but it also can be interpreted as the delicate tip that, if he is confident not to leave her, then she will welcome him.

 

◇ If PBG’s reaction at the ending part occurs for real, , does his woman like it? 

 

Is PBG’s stepping up to reveal himself in public considered  courageous protection for CSH or  inconsiderate behavior that made CSH face more obstacles and difficulties? In reality, if we are placed in the shoes of CSH, some of us may want to be set free from the situation instead of being rescued by him.  When PBG revealed himself as the man appearing in the scandal, in the drama,  SHK reacted to PBG with a big smile! In fact, predicting those viewers who may feel uncomfortable for PBG’s sudden twisting reaction, the writer and PD  have already and fully provided implications through Suhyun's lines in previous epics. 

 

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She must have been very happy to realize that she was  not alone anymore in a difficult situation. It is very sad when we imagine how lonely CSH  has been whenever she has dealt  with troubles. .

 

In order to enjoy this drama more, viewers should focus more not on if these two will have a happy ending but on how these two comfort and heal each other's wounds inside. The writer wants to tell us  that honesty, sincerity and courage are enough to embrace someone you like and cure her wounds in the mind, rather than having power and money. 

 

http://www.rpm9.com/news/article.html?id=20181210090002

 

Thanks to ace :wub:

 

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Thanks chingus for all the recap and translation! 

 

Omo...I hope this is not going to be a tragic love story...will one of them die or something? SH with her sleeping pills habit is really not good. She almost died 1x and she already had an accident 1x so I hope nothing worse will happen again...

 

I must admit that I'm one of those people who's typically skeptical regarding older woman with younger man romantic relationship due to the following reasons: 

1. sex needs - 75% of woman are lower in libido compared to man and the libido will continue to decrease with age. Hence, I'm always concerned that an older woman won't be able to meet the man's sexual needs

2. security needs - woman needs emotional and financial security. In the case of younger man, they typically cannot provide financial stability. I think JH can meet SH's emotional needs so the outstanding question for me would be in term of financial stability. If SH lose all her wealth, would JH be able to support her financially? SH probably has some savings for them to live off but I'm still not sure about this financial stability....it seems that some time lapse is needed so that JH can be more financially stable....

 

I think all the hint is pointing at Sec Jang and LDC to become a couple...they would be funny together :)

 

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22 minutes ago, beebeep said:

Thanks chingus for all the recap and translation! 

 

Omo...I hope this is not going to be a tragic love story...will one of them die or something? SH with her sleeping pills habit is really not good. She almost died 1x and she already had an accident 1x so I hope nothing worse will happen again...

 

I must admit that I'm one of those people who's typically skeptical regarding older woman with younger man romantic relationship due to the following reasons: 

1. sex needs - 75% of woman are lower in libido compared to man and the libido will continue to decrease with age. Hence, I'm always concerned that an older woman won't be able to meet the man's sexual needs

2. security needs - woman needs emotional and financial security. In the case of younger man, they typically cannot provide financial stability. I think JH can meet SH's emotional needs so the outstanding question for me would be in term of financial stability. If SH lose all her wealth, would JH be able to support her financially? SH probably has some savings for them to live off but I'm still not sure about this financial stability....it seems that some time lapse is needed so that JH can be more financially stable....

 

 

The writer did plant that sort of scary foreshadowing seed with the sleeping pills didn't she!  But I'm hoping, since I'm trying to be positive about this show, that it'll end up being something positive like, SooHyun no longer needs to take the sleeping pills by the end of the drama or something like that.

 

Also (please don't be offended)...your first point about libido literally had me in tears of laughter. :joy: Even while I'm typing this, I'm still chuckling because it's such a no-nonsense way of looking at may/december romance stories.  I'd also like to point out that every human is different and who's to say which person in the relationship has a higher or lower sex drive...

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1 hour ago, beebeep said:

sex needs - 75% of woman are lower in libido compared to man and the libido will continue to decrease with age. Hence, I'm always concerned that an older woman won't be able to meet the man's sexual needs

 

From various science reports I've read:  Women's sex needs peak in their thirties; Men peak sexually at about age twenty.  

 

Just saying.  ;)

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@icyphoenix @twtwb @alekaonu @stroppyse While watching the episode 5 RAW, I paid more attention to the cinematography and something caught my attention about JWS's scenes. First of all, he is often shown in closed rooms... which gives you the feeling of suffocating. The windows are not really shown, then the decoration is quite heavy with dark/oppressing colors (wood, brown, dark red) . Even when he met his mother at home, you could sense that his home is quite suffocating. However, this picture Encounter 5 JWS.pngunderlines the best this aspect: it looks like JWS is living in a cage, he can not escape from his prison. Sure, he can see through the windows... yet he is not free. And that's the exact reason why he could never move CSH's heart, as he is himself too guarded. Moreover, each time we are shown a picture with his back implying that he never tries to look behind his back, never tries to realize that he is himself lonely and imprisoned. The only scene that felt a little different was when he met CSH for the first time at the restaurant. His table was so clear, very well lit and he had a perfect view on the city. So the contrast was really telling. Meeting her was breathing some fresh air. However, he didn't realize that meeting him would mean the exact opposite for her: becoming more suffocated. He is longing for her but I felt that he is even starting stalking her... investigating JH is not right, since he is no longer related to CSH.   

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Something to be happy about....:)

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[Boyfriend] Ep 5 spoilers, Park Bo Gum x Song Hye Gyo

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 

Article: Naver 'Boyfriend' Park Bo Gum's straightforwardness towards Song Hye Gyo, "Let's meet each other while having a 'some' relationship" 


1. [+2848,-84]
I can understand why Su Hyun cried. Love is all about timing. Jin Hyuk has to grasp that. Why is Park Bo Gum so handsome today... 

2. [+1403,-145]
It's so interesting. 


3. [+1309,-74]
I felt so bad for Song Hye Gyo when she cried. Today's was amazing. 


4. [+1213,-58]
Park Bo Gum is so cool.❤ I like his sincerity. These days,
It feels like you’re mine, it seems like you’re mine but not~~ 
[t/n: Soyou and Junggigo's 'Some' lyrics] 

5. [+1370,-246]
Some people are saying that the dialogues are childishly written, but I don't think there's a need to create bombastic lines. This is no different from the usual dialogues used in daily life. And I like that more. Congrats to the two going on a 'some' relationship now. ♥


6. [+597,-12]
It's not stimulating, it's calming. I really like it, it's fun and heart fluttering. 


7. [+548,-21]
Song Hye Gyo tearing up is amazing... There were stars in her eyes. Seriously, she's so good at emotional acting. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I hope Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Gyo, and Boyfriend becomes a hit. 


8. [+539,-10]
No one can stop flowers from blooming at night when the night wind blows.. Today's lines hit me so much. 


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Article: Naver 'Boyfriend' Park Bo Gum to Song Hye Gyo, "I'd like to become a meaningful person" 

1. [+1738,-75]
When it's dark everywhere, the male lead, Park Bo Gum became a kind of existence that shines light on Su Hyun. He's so cool. Let's go, straightforward man!!!!! 

2. [+1136,-42]
What's with Park Bo Gum's ability to be super handsome today? 


3. [+804,-32]
Jin Hyuk being straightforward is cool. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Park Bo Gum is so cool. 


4. [+617,-29]
Park Bo Gum is being so cool, Song Hye Gyo could only fall for him. ♡


5. [+233,-11]
Park Bo Gum is so heart fluttering. ㅠㅠㅠ Jik Jin Hyuk. [t/n: 'straightforward Hyuk'. word play on his character name.] ㅠㅠ


6. [+187,-3]
Jin Hyuk who is like light, ah, my heart fluttered. Park Bo Gum is so handsome when he wears the uniform. 


7. [+176,-5]
He's like the light to the female lead who's lonely and exhausted.. Park Bo Gum is so cool.. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ


8. [+175,-10]
My heart fluttered so much today. Park Bo Gum's acting, his face, he's good at everything. ㅠㅠ


http://melohwa.blogspot.com/2018/12/boyfriend-ep-5-spoilers-park-bo-gum-x.html

 
 
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1 minute ago, mellinadear said:

RATINGS

 

8.513% - Nationwide

10.575% - Metropolitan

We still have 10 more episodes to go...it can always go up! 

 

With this ratings Boyfriend is still no.1 among cable dramas and KEnt shows aired yesterday December 12. (credit: Nielsen) On the brighter side...netizens' responses are positive!

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