tvN Romance Drama Encounter Breaks 10% Ratings in Second Episode and Positive Reviews Increase


I’m going to come right out and say that I freaking love love love tvN drama Encounter (Boyfriend). In fact, I wish the English title stuck with the direct translation of the Korean title of Boyfriend, however generic is it this drama currently centers around the titular future boyfriend and makes so much emotional sense that I’m hooked. Domestic viewers are as well as the phenomenal over 8% ratings in the first episode jumped to 10.329% in episode 2 which I found way better than the first beautifully arranged episode because we’re really seeing the developing connection between leads Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum. Sure they are beautiful and single and even if she’s older I totally get why they would like each other, but she’s so lonely I just want her to have a friend she can be happy hanging around and the puppy she ran into in Cuba and now works for her is just the perfect guy for that. I’m already cringing at the baddies still trying to manipulate and control Song Hye Kyo’s character Cha Soo Hyun’s life but I savor the way she’s gradually finding a sliver of her own person around Park Bo Gum’s Kim Jin Hyuk.