K-Drama Review: ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ is a Perfect Melodrama to Break Your Heart

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Romantic Melodrama About a Terminally Ill Actor and a Poor Documentary PD

Did you ever hear of the drama Uncontrollably Fond? If you haven’t heard about this series yet, don’t worry! Through this article, Channel Korea will tell you everything you need to know about Uncontrollably Fond, make sure you keep reading!

As the title suggests, Uncontrollably Fond is a melodrama. A lot of Korean dramas are melodramas, but Uncontrollably Fond is beyond the average! These types of stories are often popular, especially for women, because of things like having a light story, being relatable with daily life, is based on true stories, etc.

What about Uncontrollably Fond? The drama has all of the criteria that were previously mentioned, and the lead roles were played by famous actresses and actors like Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy, which helped boost the show’s popularity! Moreover, Uncontrollably Fond was the last project Kim Woo-bin was involved with right before he was decided to take a hiatus because of health issues.

Through this article, Channel Korea introduces you to the memorable drama Uncontrollably Fond and all you need to know about it!

Uncontrollably Fond: Review

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First, let’s take a look at the synopsis and final thoughts about the drama! Basically, Uncontrollably Fond was about Shin Joon-young (played by Kim Woo-bin), a famous actor who struggled with a disease. Because he was famous, everything that he did was always watched by everyone, especially his fans, but he was trying hard to keep his illness a secret.

From the beginning of the series, it was clear how Shin Joon-young was struggling against his disease and hiding it. Even though he looked like someone who was an arrogant, cold, ignorant, manly person, deep down he was suffering due to his disease. He was diagnosed with a tumor, and the doctors said he only had about three months left to live.

The other main character was Noh Eul (played by Bae Suzy), who was an unpopular PD who has known Shin Joon-young since both of them were still in High School. Their story began when Noh Eul’s father the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Her father was hit by Jeong Eun, a daughter from the party’s leadership at that time. Jeong Eun asserted that she wasn’t guilty, with the help of Choi Hyun-joon.

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Choi Hyun-joon was a famous prosecutor, and also Shin Joon-young’s father. People recognized him as a skilled and wise prosecutor, but he helped Jeong Eun run away and falsified the records about who perpetrated the hit-and-run. At the time, Shin Joon-young didn’t know what his father was doing, but Noh Eul did. She hated Shin Joon-young and his father and wanted to get revenge by destroying Choi Hyun-joon’s reputation in front of people.

Shin Joon-young knew about her plan and tried to save his father because he didn’t know the true story. Finally, Shin Joon-young thwarted Noh Eul’s plan, but he ended up hurting her. After Shin Joon-young found out the true details of the case, he regretted his intervention and gave up his dream of becoming a prosecutor. Since then, neither Shin Joon-young nor Noh Eul had been in contact with each other.

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Time goes by, and Shin Joon-young and Noh Eul meet again, as adults. Shin Joon-young was becoming a popular actor and Noh Eul was becoming an unpopular PD. When Shin Joon-young encountered Noh Eul again, he knew that his life couldn’t stay the same any longer, and he wanted to make Noh Eul happy for the rest of his life, so he started looking for the real perpetrator of the accident that took Noh Eul’s father.

Through the course of a lot of interaction and frequent seeing each other, as well as their personal stories, eventually, Shin Joon-young and Noh Eul fell in love to each other, just like the old times. The worst part was that when the two of them finally made peace with their past, Shin Joon-young couldn’t stay with Noh Eul, even when Noh Eul finally found who was really responsible for her father’s accident.

Here’s the official poster of Uncontrollably Fond:

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Scenes in Uncontrollably Fond

Here are some of the scenes from the drama Uncontrollably Fond!

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Uncontrollably Fond Spoiler Alert!

The end of the drama was really beautiful, in its own way. Noh Eul finally found the real perpetrator of her father’s case, and Shin Joon-young made Noh Eul happy, even though Shin Joon-young could no longer stay with Noh Eul.

He left Noh Eul because he lost against his disease. The most memorable scene of the whole drama was when Shin Joon-young and Noh Eul were sitting next to each other, then Shin Joon-young laid his head on Noh Eul’s shoulder and they had a deep talk. Noh Eul already had a hunch that it would be her last time together with Shin Joon-young.

They were still involved in a conversation until Noh Eul realized that Shin Joon-young had stopped talking. That’s when Noh Eul knew that she’d lost Shin Joon-young forever.

Uncontrollably Fond was one of the most heart-breaking dramas! From the first until the last episode it will touch your heart with its beauty, and leave you in tears! For those of you who love the melodrama genre, Uncontrollably Fond is highly recommended for you!

Uncontrollably Fond: The Cast

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Now, let’s meet with some of the main characters from Uncontrollably Fond!

Kim Woo-bin as Shin Joon-young

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Kim Woo-bin played the role of Shin Joon-young, the famous actor who was diagnosed with a serious disease and only had three months to live. Before his life was ended, Shin Joon-young wanted to make amends towards Noh Eul and wanted to see her happy again.

Bae Suzy as Noh Eul

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Bae Suzy played Noh Eul, an unpopular PD who had a project making a documentary film with Shin Joon-young. Noh Eul and Shin Joon-young were sweethearts in the past, but after the hit-and-run case that involved Shin Joon-young’s father, they stopped seeing each other. They have reunited again when they were adults.

Im Joo-hwan as Choi Ji-tae

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Im Joo-hwan played Choi Ji-tae. Choi Ji-tae was disguised as an ordinary man who always helped Noh Eul and her siblings. Actually, he was a rich man who was somehow involved with the hit-and-run’s case involving Noh Eul’s father. Choi Ji-tae fell in love with Noh Eul, but he didn’t admit it because he didn’t want to reveal his real identity.

Im Joo-eun as Yoon Jung-eun

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Im Joo-eun played Yoon Jung-eun, the real perpetrator of Noh Eul’s father’s accident. She was released as a suspect with the help of prosecutor Choi Hyun-joo. Yoon Jung-eun was fell in love with Choi Ji-tae, but he didn’t love her.

Jin Kyung as Shin Young-ok

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Jin Kyung played the role of Shin Young-ok, who was Shin Joon-young’s mother. She used to have a relationship with Choi Hyun-joo, but Choi Hyun-joo never knew that Shin Young-ok was pregnant at that time. Shin Young-ok was really wanted Shin Joon-young to be a prosecutor, but Shin Joon-young changed his mind.

Yoo Oh-sung as Choi Hyun-joo

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Yoo Oh-sung played Choi Hyun-joo, the father of Shin Joon-young and Choi Ji-tae. Choi Hyun-joo didn’t know that Shin Joon-young was his child by Shin Young-ok, the woman that he loved the most. He was the one who helped Young Jung-eun get free from the hit-and-run’s case.