Encounter Stays Steady in 7% Ratings for Episodes 13-14 and Teases Upcoming OTP Breakup in Penultimate Episode

I think tvN Wed-Thurs drama Encounter (Boyfriend) is going to run the entire gamut of classic K-drama tropes with the second to last week of episodes setting everything up, but with a twist that I hope continues into the finale. The motherly opposition now comes from the kind Jin Hyuk’s mom, not because Soo Hyun isn’t good enough like the rich moms typically object but because she’s too lofty for her son to bring into their lives without broader ripple effects. Jin Hyuk as the gender reversed Candy male lead hits it out of the park in his commitment and wise beyond his years gravitas, even getting Soo Hyun’s dad’s approval, but they have so much to weather and the drama is only teasing the surface. This week’s episode spent a lot of time on OTP interactions but I take these two for granted now that they are really compatible so I just want the drama to resolve more issues so that they can either be together or break up understandably. My gut is that the latter will happen in episode 15 before the former delivers a happy ending in the final episode. Continue reading

An Empress’s Dignity and Sky Castle are the December 2018 Surprise Hits Over High Profile Memories of Alhambra and Encounter

Right now there are four dramas doing well in their respective ratings but two are surprise underdogs that are garnering ratings far above expected and the other two are high profile big budget expected successes that are just meeting expectations. … 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