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Romance and melodrama are the spices of our lives. Like without spices, there is no taste in dishes; in the same way, without the mixture of romance and melodrama, there lies no excitement in our lives. Thus, going through a long list of some amazingly romantic K-dramas, we came across one highly celebrated drama, ‘Encounter.

Encounter is a romantic drama released in 2018. The South Korean television series aired on weekdays, i.e., on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 KST. Starring Song Hye-Kyo and Park Bo-gum in lead roles, the show was on the air from November 28, 2018, to January 24, 2019. It had 16 episodes in all..’

Encounter K-drama

Encounter (2018)

Romance and melodrama are the spices of our lives. Like without spices, there is no taste in dishes; in the same way, without the mixture of romance and melodrama, there lies no excitement in our lives. Thus, going through a long list of some amazingly romantic K-dramas, we came across one highly celebrated drama, ‘Encounter.’

Encounter is a romantic drama released in 2018. The South Korean television series aired on weekdays, i.e., on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 KST. Starring Song Hye-Kyo and Park Bo-gum in lead roles, the show was on the air from November 28, 2018, to January 24, 2019. It had 16 episodes in all.

The show was written by Yoo Young-ah. It was a creation of Studio Dragon. The encounter was directed by Park Shin-woo, whereas Nam Hye-Seung was the show’s composer.

Where to watch Encounter K-drama

Encounter is a South Korean drama, which was aired on tvN in 2018. Thus, tvN was Encounter’s official distributor. One can watch the K-drama on Rakuten Viki and Viu.

Encounter Korean Drama

Song Hye-Kyo and Park Bo-gum in Encounter

What is Encounter all about?

The story revolves around a free-spirited boy named Kim Jin-hyuk and a divorced woman Cha soo-Hyun. Cha Soo-Hyun is the daughter of a famous politician. She was forced to marry in a rich family. She led a pathetic life and was always guided by others for the actions and decisions she took. Later in her life, she chose to get separated from her husband because of his affairs.

On the other hand, Kim Jin-hyuk is a man in his late 30’s. He is a charming young man who seems to have nothing to worry about. They both meet in Cuba, where Kim Jin-hyuk was on vacation, and Cha Soo-Hyun was on a business trip. They spend quality time together and enjoy each other’s company. Back in Korea, they again come across each other, but with a twist. He, as an employee in the hotel, whose owner is Cha soo-Hyun.

Encounter 2018

Produced by Studio Dragon

Cha Soo-Hyun and Kim Jin-hyuk are attracted to each other and find it difficult to part in their ways. Although they are adamant about being together, their fate has a whole lot of difficulties planned for them.

Star-studded Cast

The South Korean drama Encounter features a star-studded cast on screen. The ‘Descendants of the Sun’ fame Song Hye-Kyo plays the main lead Cha Soo-Hyun. Along with her, Park Bo-gum of ‘Love in the Moonlight’ fame is in the main role-playing Kim Jin-hyuk. Likewise, the drama features Jang Seung-jo as Cha Soo-Hyun’s ex-husband. Jeon So-nee plays the role of Kim Jin-hyuk’s friend and senior at work.

the cast of Encounter K-drama

The star-studded cast of Encounter released in 2018

Apart from these, a long list of supporting cast is present in the show. The role of Cha Soo-Hyun’s father is played by Moon Sung-Keun, while Kwak Sun-young can be seen as Cha Soo-Hyun’s secretary. Shin Jung-Geun plays the role of Kim Jin-hyuk’s father in the show. Shin-Soo-Yeon can be seen as Ji-yoo. Kim Hye-eun is a part of this show as Kim Sun-Joo, who is Kim Jin-hyuk’s PR department leader.

The role of Lee Jin-ho, who is Kim Jin-hyuk’s workmate is portrayed by Kim Ho-chang. Park Jin-Joo plays the role of Kim Jin-hyuk’s workmate, who has an interest in him, named Eun-jin. This clearly shows that the drama included a star-studded cast.

Encounter Kdrama

Song Hye-Kyo and Jang Seung join Encounter, as ex-spouses

Viewer’s Response to the K-drama Encounter

The show produced by Bon Factory Worldwide was one of the highest-rated Korean dramas. It got high viewership ratings of 8.7%, making it the second-highest premiere rating of tvN. The show captured some of the beautiful landscapes of Cuba. As a result, the number of viewers increased. Also, the show got hype for its production sites.

Park Bo-gum and Song Hye-kyo

Stills from Encounter

The encounter also has its adaptation in other countries. It is being adapted with the same title in the Philippines. It is airing there since March 20, 2021, in the local language. In addition to this, the show has been sold to various distributors like Now TV, tvN Asia, Starhub, TTV, etc., internationally.

Encounter K-drama had nine OSTs. They were highly appreciated by the viewers and fans. The music was given by Nam Hye-Seung, Park Jin-ho, Hen, d.ear, Dong Woo-Seok, Park Sang-hee, Bily Acoustic, and Han Jae-wan. Some of the artists of the original soundtracks were Lee So-ra, Yong Jun-Hyung, and Eric Nam, to name a few.

Written By

Hey FELLAS! I'm Riya Upadhyay and I live in Lucknow. I'm an avid reader and have my roots in journaling. I'm a K-culture enthusiast and highly indulged in K-Dramas and K-Pop. You can reach out to me at Riya@otakukart.com.

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