It’s clear the screenwriter of Encounter (Boyfriend) took her writing classes seriously because there were no bad/poorly written characters in the drama. Every single role was three dimensional, and fleshed out despite limited screen time for the supporting cast. I’ll remember that fondly like I’ll miss Driving Miss Soo Hyun ahjusshi Manager Nam, good friend til the end Hye In, the self-sacrificing second male lead who made stupid decisions with the right intentions, and the dueling power hungry mothers who had their own insecurities and failures.
The entire cast deserves its drama wrap party and the beaming smiles of the cast arriving last night showed how much everyone loved working on this drama. Park Bo Gum spent a lot of time outside with the fans gathered in the cold to see him, and Song Hye Kyo arrived later so missed the media pictures but was there to celebrate a winning drama. In the end, the two high profile tvN December 2018 dramas ended nearly neck-and-neck with both a resounding cable network success in ratings – Encounter’s average AGB nationwide ratings was 8.475% and Memories of Alhambra averaged 8.434%.