Encounter starring Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum is set to deliver a heart-skipping romance drama to audience

Monday, November 26, 2018

tvN’s latest 24-hour express drama in Asia – Encounter (男朋友) – starring Korea's national sweetheart Song Hye-kyo and heartthrob Park Bo- gum, will premiere expressly on tvN in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from 29 November (Every Thu and Fri) at 21:45 (GMT+8), with previous episode repeats back-to-back at 20:30. With the big success of express dramas like romance comedy What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and crime action drama Player, tvN expects Encounter will give a breath fresh air to audience with hottest A-listers and story that warms their hearts.
Shot in Korea and Cuba, Encounter revolves around Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo), an influential politician’s daughter who divorced a man from an “upper-class” wealthy family, and ordinary young man Kim Jin-hyuk (Park Bo-gum). One day, Soo-hyun who is trapped within her family drama encounters Jin-hyuk who leads a simple, happy life. Their worlds clash and a star-crossed romantic love story then begins. Highlights of the drama surround the 11-year age difference between the two actors and their friendship in real life as Park is close friend of Song’s husband Song Joong-ki (宋仲基). Audience are expected to witness impeccable acting by the main cast as well as romantic scenery of Cuba.
During the production conference held on 21 November, Song Hye-kyo expressed that, “I really love the storyline and script of Encounter, I just can’t stop reading it. I am also very excited for audience to see the chemistry between me and Bo-gum.” As for Park Bo-gum, he thinks that, “Hye-kyo is very nice to work with, and has helped me a lot during shooting. She has taught me how to make the scene better and truly act out the script.

Encounter is written by Yoo Young-a who wrote fantasy-comedy Because I Love You and one of the highest grossing Korean films of all time in Korea, Miracle in Cell No. 7; and directed by Park Shin-woo who directed Jealousy Incarnate and Hyde Jekyll, Me. It is both the screenwriter and director to work on a drama for tvN, audience can experience “something new” from the duo. Stay tuned!

Encounter will premiere expressly on tvN in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from 29 November (Every Thu and Fri) at 21:45 (GMT+8), with previous episode repeats at 20:30, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia.

Encounter is available on tvN in the channels listed below 
新电信电视 Singtel TV Channel 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD)
星和视界 StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)

Astro Channel 395 (HD) / Astro GO
unifi tv Channel 211 (HD) / unifi playtv app

My Republic Channel 46 (HD)
Nexmedia Channel 311
Transvision Channel 321 (HD)

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