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[Drama Review] 'Uncontrollably Fond' - Episode 1

By eric_r_wirsing   Thursday, July 7, 2016   44,827   9,116   5
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UNCONTROLLABLY FOND -- EPISODE 1



She'll never use Uber again

Noh Eul needs money. Fired from her PD job for taking a bribe, she happens upon a group of frustrated filmmakers trying to make a documentary about Hallyu star Joon Young. Seeing an opportunity, Noh Eul takes a job with them, hired to convince Joon Young to do the film. But it's not that easy. The actor has been diagnosed with Parkinson's and has a year to live. But he's been searching for a particular girl he grew up with -- and he figures out it's her...

Joon Young's mom is a first class witch. As near as I can tell, she hoped he would be a judge instead of a celebrity. His brothers look out for him some, but she still refuses to serve him anything at her restaurant. It just makes you wonder how much ire she bears toward him. It sounds like her hopes and dreams eclipse his. I've got a kid, and I just want him to do well in life.


Noh Eul (Suzy)

What would you do if you found out you only had a year to live? That's what Joon Young is going through right now. He eats ramen for lack of anything else to cook and takes our heroine on a wild and dangerous ride. Apparently he doesn't care if he lives or dies -- that's not a person you want to be around.

Noh Eul's life seems to be the pits. She lives with a family, and the mom really just wants rent and doesn't care about her side of things. Noh Eul gets fired from her job, and the bar where she was getting drunk at wouldn't even serve her food. She apparently remembers Joon Young, though it took him screaming at her to jog her memory. It doesn't sound like he left her with good memories.


Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin)

The fight scene was actually fairly awesome. It totally came out of nowhere and I wasn't expecting it at all. But I also wasn't expecting him to be Billy badass either. And the way it turned out to just be a scene in a drama was also deftly handled. Of course, he refused to film the final scene, but hey -- I liked it.

I'm not sure there's enough here to really carry a drama. There's a lot going on, true, but I didn't feel much chemistry between Kim Woo Bin and Suzy. And after that fantastic adrenaline-pumping opening, it just dragged until the car chase scene at the end. It was confusing as it jumped from point to point. It is only the first episode, but I don't think the writers put their best foot forward. This drama needs something more, but I can't really tell what it is. Maybe...a point?

Score

Plot........................7
Cinematography...8
Pacing...................6


OVERALL............7


SEE ALSO: Suzy still in talks to re-sign with JYP Entertainment

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skyfall53 Thursday, July 7, 2016

I watched it! Such an amazing drama! 'UncontrollablyFond' airs every Wed-Thu on kbs2-tv at 10pm! (koreatime) Don't miss the 3nd episode next week!

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Talented_MrsFox Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wow, I'm surprised the reviews are just mediocre. I actually find the storyline to be very intriguing especially Kim Woo Bin's character.

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2fat Thursday, July 7, 2016

Everyone elsewhere is dragging poor Suzy for "cheesy acting". Just hilarious, it's kdrama 90% of it's cheesy. Besides it's the first damned episode. Give the girl a break.

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CDOCOOLS Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pacing is everything for me right now... I dropped several dramas because they are moving too slow.. I couldn't watch and enjoy it fully.. The acting and the direction leave me desiring a lot more.

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sgrnspc Thursday, July 7, 2016

Awww.. I feel bad that it wasn't a strong start. Haven't seen it though but I hope it'll pick up in the next episodes. KWB is love! :)

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