Episode 6 of Encounter Stays Steady at 8.594% Ratings as the Some Relationship of the OTP Goes Public

Watching tvN Wed-Thurs drama Encounter (Boyfriend) actually makes my heart hurt, in good ways of course but there is genuine palpitations and constrictions elicited by the softest of gestures and emotions. This isn’t a drama of action, totally the opposite of Song Hye Kyo‘s last blockbuster Descendants of the Sun, and her chemistry with Park Bo Gum as as good but totally different than her chemistry with Song Joong Ki, who ended up being her husband in real life. She had sparks in DotS because that’s what the drama called for, war and disease and life and death. Here she has ripples, Soo Hyun and Jin Hyuk are like the softest touches on a still pond and we marvel at the cascading effects.

Episode 6 was yet another substantive feast of moments, watching Soo Hyun blossom is like a flower blooming after an eternal winter and how can we not want to protect and nurture her much like Jin Hyuk feels. He’s a natural protector and radiating all the qualities that would make ANY woman fall for him, no wonder Soo Hyun finally has her “some” relationship she’s willing to reveal to the public. I’m glad ratings for this episode remained steady at 8.594%, still a super successful cable drama but I don’t want it to go past 10% and have so much pressure. Let this gem bloom quietly for the viewers who appreciate it’s subtlety and depth. Continue reading

Drama Posters Show Encounter OTP Returns to Cuba in Later Episodes as the Friend-mance Goes Public at End of Episode 4

I’m so in love with tvN Wed-Thurs drama Encounter (Boyfriend) and it’s telling how I really didn’t pay too much attention to the details pre-premiere that I totally missed narrative cues. The first posters for the drama show the leads … Continue reading

Song Hye Kyo’s Fashion and Accessories Trending in South Korea After First Two Episodes of Encounter

I’m not surprised Song Hye Kyo‘s character’s outfits are hard trending in South Korea after two episodes of tvN Wed-Thurs drama Encounter. I was unexpectedly noticing all her clothes, shoes, and accessories as well when I was live watching. In … Continue reading

Encounter and Sky Castle Lead the Good Data November Drama Rankings While Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo Top the Acting Side

Korean polling platform Good Data provides weekly buzz rankings based on search words and this past week was worth a visit since there were three new dramas premiering and four total dramas released in the last two weeks. Topping the … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum Cuts His Hair and Song Hye Kyo is Beautifully Melancholy in New Promos for tvN Drama Encounter

I love how C-netizens excited about upcoming tvN drama Encounter (literal title Boyfriend) keeps referring to male lead Park Bo Gum as “your boyfriend”. So if there is anything new about him for the drama, C-nets adorably tells female leadSong … Continue reading