I did check out Encounter a couple of weeks ago. I guess I must be in the mood for the older dramas while I wait for new ones to end. I did have my reservations about it..simply because I couldn’t see that the pairing would work well..While I have no problem seeing Song Hye Kyo as the older, damaged, emotionless heroine (frankly I’ve never really felt any warmth from her in her dramas anyway so this seemed a perfect fit) I just have problems with our hero Park Bo-gum. It’s not only because of his age..and of course that IS one of the obvious obstacles…it’s that to me he seems sooo young..like a little puppy dog with his bright smile and sunny persona..that..while I can totally believe that he would make a difference in her life..it’s hard for me to accept that she would have a romantic interest in him. Like I said..it’s not only because of his age..because there are other actors who are the same age but are able to bring a maturity and intensity to a role that goes far beyond a number but I don’t see it here.
I’ve seen three episodes already and nothing has changed my mind about it really. HE is just too much of a Pollyana and I’m not sure how I’ll react when their relationship moves from friendship to romance..maybe I’ll be surprised but maybe not. The usual wicked mother in laws are here..the usual gossips are here..the usual fight for takeovers are here..but there are unrealistic aspects which just don’t gel for me.
Now there is an actor who has caught my fancy and whom I would have preferred in the main lead (Jang Seung Jo) I’ve seen him before in minor roles and have always remembered him and I think that if he had been cast as the hero I would have bought into this couple alot easier.
I’m not saying that I’ll drop it for now..but I’m not making any promises in future.
I enjoyed it, but don’t really know if I did cause it’s been forever since I saw a drama, or because it was really good? You’ve got your good, bad and downright ugly to the bone characters, but how each situation is handled is well done. The dreaded MIL is alive and well, but they don’t over do the bullying that we know these $itches can cause. There’s also the ambitious mother who causes a lot of damage too, and you can’t miss the ill effects of either.
My takeaway here is that losing your honor is a bitter pill to swallow, and when they go low, you stay high. Of course I’m a romance junkie, and liked every moment of it, lol
Happy New Year to you all! Life has been super busy, and I’ve finally been able to “catch my breath!” I haven’t seen a drama in forever, mainly due to time constraints, and, well, life, lol, but I just felt like losing myself in something, so I’m currently watching “Boyfriend” with Song Hye Gyo and Park Bo Gum.
First impression is that he looks REALLY young! It’s hard for me to wrap my brain around him and her, even though they’ve already had some very cute moments and the chemistry is building. Song’s character is the chaebol, and she plays an ice princess pretty well. Park is a happy-go-lucky fruit vendor’s son who lands a job at her hotel after first meeting her in Cuba where he was vacationing and she was there for work. Now, reunited in Korea, their relationship is in the exploration phase. Of course it wouldn’t be a drama without her ex and his mother’s high handed interference, or her mother, who she has a very strained, tenuous relationship with.
The scenes in Cuba were beautiful, but it still amazes me that Korean movie- drama makers haven’t been able to bridge that “English” gap. The scenes with supposedly English speaking actors still come off as less than genuine, even after all the dramas I’ve watched in the past. But what they do best, even now, is the way that they build a genuine relationship between a man and woman. I love the sweetness, shyness, uncertainty, respect, and loyalty the couples give to one another. They’ve mastered honest, human emotion with a simple look, and I LOVE it!
So far so good, and I really hope it continues this way. And even if it doesn’t, I’m sure one will catch my fancy and give me that nostalgic feeling that hooked me in the first place! Hope you all are well, and life is better than ever!