In the wake of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo's divorce announcement Park Bo-gum and "Encounter" have been rumored as possible causes. "Encounter" was Song Hye-kyo's first drama following her marriage to Song Joong-ki, and Park Bo-gum himself has been known as an old colleague to Song Joong-ki.
The popularity has also extended to "Encounter"'s online petitions, as more people are watching the drama than would be expected for one of its relative age. Howevever, this may also just be a consequence of Song Hye-kyo's name being in the news again so prominently. "Encounter" was an extremely popular romantic melodrama when it was still on-air, and finished with ratings higher than ten percent.
Park Bo-gum rose to stardom for his work in "Answer Me 1988" and "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds", with "Encounter" being his first project since 2016. Park Bo-gum and Song Hye-kyo were both praised for excellent chemistry in the drama despite their twelve year age gap.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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