Uncontrollably Fond is a South Korean drama starring Kim Woo Bin from other dramas such as The Heirs, and Suzy from Miss A. This drama has many levels to it. There is the social class level that exists with Noh Eul (Suzy), a girl from Seoul who lived in poverty her whole life and suffers immensely when her father is killed from a hit and run. There is also Choi Ji Tae who is a side character/second male lead that pretends to be poor for Noh Eul's sake but in actuality comes from a wealthy family. And then there's Kim Woo Bin's character Shin Joon Young who only knew poverty growing up but decided to become an actor and became one of Korea's most successful celebrities.
Shin Joon Young hides a secret within him throughout the entirety of the drama about having cancer. He refuses treatment for the sake of the fans and those he loves.
Noh Eul's father is killed in a hit and run and she and her younger brother have to flee to escape loan sharks. Before all this happens, Shin Joon Young, a fellow student, falls in love with Noh Eul and plays it off as some kind of joke.
Shin Joon Young lives with his mother and she has high hopes for him becoming the next great prosecutor like Choi Hyun Joon, Joon Young's father that abandoned him when his mother was pregnant with him.
After the hit and run incident, the case becomes closed. Sung Ho bribes Choi Hyun Joon with power to cover up the hit and run case because his daughter was the one involved in the hit and run.
Noh Eul basically struggles all her life because she is poor and has no way of fleeing from that poverty. She gets fired from her job as an undercover reporter because she takes a bribe. In her depression, she claims she can get Shin Joon Young to do a documentary video that has become a project with his company.
Noh Eul starts hanging around Joon Young and falls in love with him. Throughout all this time, Joon Young suffers due to the cancer spreading. In the end, Joon Young dies but leaves behind a legacy.
The reason I like this drama so much is the fact that Kim Woo Bin and Bae Suzy are perfect together. Kim Woo Bin usually plays the antagonist or bad guy in most dramas so it was a breath of fresh air to see him play a good role. I know it seems overrated but Suzy is my bias in Miss A so of course I'm going to like her, but honestly her acting was excellent, especially considering everyone was talking her down.
This drama is filled with growth of every character. Maybe the only character that didn't have a whole lot of dynamics would have been Choi Haru because her character development seemed rather flat. She didn't really add much to the story line but was more there to appeal to the fangirl/fanboy audience. Haru became a relatable for the viewers that have either a secret life or maybe an open life about obsessing over idols. However, that being said, I actually like the story that developed between her and Noh Jik. It was cute and innocent.
At first I didn't think I'd like this drama as much as I did, but it definitely grew on me. It was like a more grown up version of Boys Over Flowers, which is a drama I like but mainly because it was my first drama.
I hope you like this drama review. Sorry for the late post and sorry for the bad writing in this review. It took me 4 or 5 tries to officially finish this review and I didn't feel like it was a good review, but I finished it and I needed to get it off my plate so I can continue with my W – Two Worlds review coming soon. Also, I'm watching The Legend of the Blue Sea right now; I put a pause on The K2 because I'm not huge on political dramas but I still do want to see Yoona's great acting. I still need to watch Train to Busan as well, so look forward to those reviews coming in the next while. Thank you for supporting me and please don't forget to like, comment, and share this post all over social media. See ya in the next one.
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