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Encounter

Title: 남자친구 / Encounter
Chinese Title: 男朋友
also known as: Boyfriend
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2018-Nov-28 to 2019-Jan-17
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:30

Synopsis

This drama is about a man and a woman are brought together by fate. The woman who seems to have it all and the man who doesn’t have anything meet, and they must decide which is harder to do: to give up wealth and authority, or to give up an ordinary life.

Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Gyo) is the daughter of a politician. After she graduated from college, she married the son from a family who runs a large company. Her marriage was a marriage of convenience for her politician father. After having a child, Cha Soo Hyun was compelled to get a divorce. She is now a divorcee. Meanwhile, Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Geum) is an ordinary young man. He tries to find a regular job and works part-time jobs in the meantime. He keeps failing in landing a regular job at companies where he wants to work. He decides to go on a trip overseas There, he meets Cha Soo Hyun.

Cast

Main Cast

Song Hye Gyo as Cha Soo Hyun
Park Bo Geum as Kim Jin Hyuk

People around Soo Hyun

Go Chang Suk as Nam Myung Shik (Soo Hyun’s driver/friend)
Jang Seung Jo as Jung Woo Suk (Soo Hyun’s ex-husband)
Kwak Sun Young as Jang Mi Jin (Soo Hyun’s administrative assistant)
Cha Hwa Yun as Soo Hyun’s mother-in-law
Moon Sung Geun as Cha Jong Hyun (Cha Soo Hyun’s father)
Nam Ki Ae as Jin Mi Ok (Cha Soo Hyun’s mother)

People around Jin Hyuk

Shin Jung Geun as Kim Jang Soo (Jin Hyuk’s father)
Baek Ji Woo as Joo Yun Ja (Jin Hyuk’s mother)
P.O. as Kim Jin Myung (Jin Hyuk’s younger brother)
Jeon So Nee as Jo Hye In (Jin Hyuk’s high school classmate)
Park Jin Joo as as Eun Jin (Jin Hyuk’s colleague at work)

Other

Kim Hye Eun as Kim Sun Joo
Kim Joo Hun as Lee Dae Chan
Lee Si Hoon as Park Han Gil / Park Dae Ri

Production Credits

Production Companies: Studio Dragon, Bon Factory
Director: Park Shin Woo
Scriptwriter: Yoo Young Ah

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2018-11-28 1 8.683 -
2018-11-29 2 10.329 -
2018-12-05 3 9.251 -
2018-12-06 4 9.264 -
2018-12-12 5    
2018-12-13 6    
2018-12-19 7    
2018-12-20 8    
2018-12-26 9    
2018-12-27 10    
2019-01-02 11    
2019-01-03 12    
2019-01-09 13    
2019-01-10 14    
2019-01-16 15    
2019-01-17 16    

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***

Poster

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Official Site

Official Poster

Trailer:-
Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV

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  38 Comments

  1. 1 : Alpharia Simanjuntak Says:

    Can’t wait for this movie!!!!!….. 😍😍😍. Park bo geum & song hye gyo

  2. 2 : bora Says:

    i cant wait . park bo geum

  3. 3 : BUNNY Says:

    OMMMOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  4. 4 : Skuuk Says:

    Cant waitttt!!! My favourite actress song hye kyo is back!!

  5. 5 : pineapple Says:

    Woori dongsaeng, Bogummy ^^

  6. 6 : showbox Says:

    Cant wait!!!

  7. 7 : Lucy Says:

    So many good drama.

  8. 8 : Lucy Says:

    very romantic teaser – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfBEkRL06js

  9. 9 : sgelle Says:

    song hye kyo and jang seung jo in melodrama i am in.

  10. 10 : Pjs Says:

    I just dont like drama with lead actress is older than the male lead…. I know usually SHK’s choose a good drama. But i dont have feeling want to watch this drama.

  11. 11 : Thomas W Says:

    If Song Hye Kyo married Song Joo Ki after playing romantic role with him in a drama, what effect might playing a romantic role opposite a different but equally charismatic actor have on their marriage? Surely she is playing with fire.

    All the rationale that Hollywood coughs up to justify its couples breakups; couples that find themselves in similar situation; none of it mitigates the pain the children go through when families fall apart.

    The mind is obstinate, turbulent and more difficult to control than the wind.

  12. 12 : OK OK OK Says:

    Song Hye Gyo born 1981 and Park Bo Geum 1993
    Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Geum are both best friends.
    It will be awkward If SHG & PBG having kissing scene in this drama…… ha ha

  13. 13 : 그웬 Says:

    gonna love this drama
    too excited 😍😍😍
    yes @OK OK OK seems awkward ,but they’re professionals. purely work hehehe

  14. 14 : MaxT Says:

    The first episode was a bit boring.

  15. 15 : DeeAn Says:

    Yes right , watching 1st episode and its Boring for me :D. noona dongsaeng romance. Rich lady with poor boy.
    Lil bit weird . I think I will not continuing this series.

  16. 16 : Lvvk Says:

    First episode was a bit awkward. I don’t know I cringed so hard but i guess it will get better as the drama goes~~ also song hye kyo is sooo purely gorgeous.

  17. 17 : Pemain Encounter Says:

    nice drama….and good rating for first episode

  18. 18 : kiran Says:

    can not understand why they pick park bo gum for the lead actor..it must be really nice if the actor didn’t related with song jong ki..their romance must be awkward..

  19. 19 : Miso Says:

    1) What’s so bad about a younger man striking up a friendship with an older woman? Look at it with an open mind. Nothing sinister in this friendhip here. What gives the eewww feeling is how you judge this friendhip as if you are better than this couple.

    2) And what’s wrong with acting opposite the wife of your best friend? Eeewww again? I see nothing eeeww about this arrangement. They are professionals in their work. If they had a narrow mind about this pairing, Bo Gum and SHK would not have taken up this project. Grow up.

  20. 20 : Chichaloca Says:

    Im married to my husband who was 4 years old young wife.people peception are diffrent but we heart and fate are the main reason.i love this drama n the main leads they acting are no doubt..love the last part.epilogue

  21. 21 : Chichaloca Says:

    Pardon my grammartical error and spelling typing too rush hehe.overall audiences have their own opinion too like or not too.for me i enjoyed 1st episode and looking for next.

  22. 22 : pineapple Says:

    Guys, just try ep 2, it is more excited than ep 1, i understand why some people do not enjoy to watch ep 1, i felt bored when i watched ep 1, it just like a Cuba tourism advertising but when i watch ep 2, i am totally fall in love with this drama.

  23. 23 : Noviana Goh Says:

    Imo, i don’t agree that ep 1 is only like cuba tourism advertising, because that’s not only show a positive about cuba. At ep 1, there’s a bad driver that talk on the phone while driving, a broken taxi that not comfortable for tourist, and a thief who stole kyo’s handbag. That’s not adv if show us positive and negative, right? But i really fall in love with beautiful scenary of cuba, want to get lost like kyo do. That’s so interesting. At this drama, i feel kyo and bogum show us a very different personality and they do it so good. bogum is very innocent and happy boy. And kyo’s so lonely and filled with unhappy life. That’s a good pairs for me. About best friend wife, i don’t care lah.. drama just drama.. it’s not a real life, okai? The show must go on.. Encounter team, fighting!

  24. 24 : MJ Says:

    I lovee this drama..can’t wait for eps. 3, now I know why they choose Park Bo Gum and its suitable with the character and welcome back again Song Hye Kyo! how I wish there would be Song Joong Ki for cameo 😀

  25. 25 : Negin Says:

    I liked the main actor but I can’t get along with his long hair and I don’t like his very white teeth and also he seems too thin in this movie😬First ep was boring 😐😐😐😐

  26. 26 : Cuba Libre Says:

    Was Havana just a bait for the first episode because what happens in SK is nothing new, the same old story with chaebol bitches recycled in some aspects such is that Cinderella isn’t a she but he, whatever quite predictable until now, gives me a sort of deja vu feeling.

  27. 27 : Waving Not Drowning Says:

    I was really liking this drama till the end of episode 4 when the main guy decided ON HIS OWN to out his NOT-YET-A-ROMANTIC-RELATIONSHIP with the CEO.

    What irks me is that he did it without taking into account she might lose her position in the the company; she could lose all—including what is left of her independence—to the scheming ex-mother-in-law. And even if his choice plays to her advantage I have decided he is NOT one to root for.

    Where does that leave me? I think I might drop this one.

  28. 28 : Dinh Says:

    l love “Encounter” very much. I love SHK and PBG. I wachted 1, 2, 3, 4 more than 10 times. They acted so cute. I wait 5, 6 next week.

  29. 29 : Dolly Wai Says:

    I love this drama pretty much, especially SHK, she my favorite K-actress

  30. 30 : Katy Tran Says:

    Both main casts are good looking
    But storyline is unrealistic
    Why the main character woman had to live in lonely life
    The smart woman can not fall in love with younger playful guy
    She always respect smart man and admire man with brain

    I can not buy this storyline

  31. 31 : Havana Says:

    30 Katy Tran

    You are missing out plenty with such a narrow and ignorant outlook in your life. There is plenty to see and experience in life if you will open up your world. The world stage is very BIG and you will find that your life too will become richer and that your boat will not fall off the horizon when it reaches it. Try it. You will find that sunshine is round that corner too.

    Enjoy your bigger and brighter new world including the stories Korean tv dramas are trying to tell. There are so much we can learn and get to know.

    Peace !

  32. 32 : Number 9 Comment Returns Says:

    I’m baaaack saying that I unexpectedly love this drama. Finally after a trash a drama called Descendants of the Sun (that’s MY opinion) Song Hye Kyo is back in her genre of expertise with one of my precious person in KDrama, Jang Seung Jo and the surprisingly I’m impressed with Park Bo Gum whom I hated his skills in insulting Love in the Moonlight. Encounter fighting! My fave along with The Last Empress and Fate and Furies.

  33. 33 : Momo Says:

    This couple is so cute. PBG n SHK looks great in the drama

  34. 34 : Common Sense Says:

    I don’t like the story about an older lonely lady goes for a young man. That ‘s right, Katy Tran. Smart lady won’t fall in love with young playful boy who has no stable job at the moments. And I don’t see one in my 51 years circle of friends. Those people like Havana open-minded already in Western cultures. I don’t like Korean women thought they are the prettiest women in world can always get married with younger guys. They weren’t if no plastic surgery.

  35. 35 : Havana Says:

    34 Common Sense

    From your comments I gather that you must be 51 years of age now, single and lonely? You do not happened to be a leftover middle age grumpy old soul are you?

    By the way, I simply love this drama. I like the storyline and I am very curious to know how this odd couple is going beat the odds placed against. Fighting!

  36. 36 : Tt Says:

    This pairing doesn’t work for me. And story line is so yesteryear.

  37. 37 : Be Openminded Says:

    To people who would say EWW to May-December affair, I believe you need to watch MORE Korean Dramas or listen to gossips because they exist. (that’s so bullshit that you said ewwww. do you live in another planet that you dont know people like them exist?) And real stories of rich people are not being boast of in public, as it could degrade their standards. Thats why it remained a secret.,That goes to Song Hye Kyo’s character in the drama and Park Bo Gum is like a breath of fresh air for her.

  38. 38 : inar wardhani Says:

    “After having a child, Cha Soo Hyun was compelled to get a divorce”
    Child???

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