“Encounter” Episode 3 Preview

To be quite honest, I had no interest in watching this drama but I just saw the ratings and whoa! Now “fear of missing out” is setting in. 😀 Is the drama great or is it just actor hype at work? It’s giving me melo vibes while I prefer to laugh.  But congrats to tvN for consistently outrating the broadcast networks.

Can those who watched tell me if it deserves the high ratings? Is it worth watching even for those who aren’t big fans of the actors?

Credit: tvN


  • bmore says:

    I’m a big fan of PBG, but I too am finding it difficult to start this drama. I presumed it would get great ratings just because of the popularity of those 2, but I was completely ambivalent about those 2 together. They don’t ‘fit’, for me! 🙂 I don’t know if it is them or the season…but I am struggling to start this one….along with several other new ones. I have 17 in my currently watching list. 4 are ones I already started and plan to finish watching. The rest are new ones I’m waiting on the first 5 or 6 episodes to post before I start them.

  • Beez says:

    I’ve only watched Ep. 1 and I must say my thought processes throughout were “*yawwwwwn* but the exotic locale (Cuba) is interesting” and “good thing they’re both so pretty”.

    Others may feel very differently but I’m not a fan of the noona romances. And honestly, not much happened in the first episode.

  • Patricia says:

    The second episode was definitely better although even a bit of a stretch for Kdrama with a casual encounter leading to such informality btw a CEO and a new hire. I had the thought the if awkwardness was where the director was heading btw the leads who better than a best friend’s spouse? Well I’ll say so far awkward is working. I do like both of them very much, still undecided on the together part. #mytencents

  • Marie says:

    PBG and SHK are so well suited for their roles that it is a pleasure to watch for them alone. Their interactions are fun to watch, and the show is dwelling in all the details about the first phases of flirting, so cute! So far it’s a very nice watch, and I don’t think it will go too dramatic, but for sure there will be tons of angst about the obstacles that separate them. I’m just crossing my fingers that they can make the romance believable when things start to intensify; so far they are cute with the flirting and I’m sure that Bo Gum will do great at showing that he’s head over heels for her.
    Anyway, looking at the general tone of the show, my feeling is that it will end on a positive note, not sure if with the couple together or not.

  • Las cubanas y los cubanos nos sentimos muy felices porque Park Bo Gum y Song Hye Kyo vinieran a filmar a Cuba algunas escenas del dorama “Encounter”. Las cubanas en los últimos 6 años desde que vimos el primer dorama You Are Beautiful con Jang Keun Suk nos quedamos maravilladas y realmente nos encanta ver a los actores de Corea del Sur pues trabajan super bien. Ojalá otros directores tomen de ejemplo al director Park Sin Woo y vengan a Cuba a filmar, aquí los esperamos con los brazos abiertos SARANGHAE!!!!

  • shinko says:

    I watched the first two episodes because the viewership was so high, but I’m probably going to drop it. I found the show boring and slow. I can’t get vested in the characters. I’ve enjoyed watching Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo in other dramas, but the pairing in this drama doesn’t feel right. The pair lacks chemistry. It’s not just the age difference, it’s the energy they bring individually to the role. PBG is like a bright flashing bulb, and Song Hye Kyo is like a dim fuzzy nursery light. I understand the demands of CEO Cha’s family and business has made her withdraw from everyday enjoyment of life. SHK’s subdued way of expressing her sadness and joy, however is a little flat and I find myself not caring whether she’s happy or not. I think the novelty and beauty of Cuba must have been the initial draw for viewers-that, and Park Bo Gum’s electric smile! So many shows to choose from right now. This will go on the back burner for me.

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