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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 10

We are defined by the choices we make, and their repercussions shape our lives and the lives of those around us. In a single moment, a life can be altered for better or worse, in the aftermath of just one wrong choice. But does that one wrong choice make someone a bad person? Or does it matter more what happens afterward, whether the person truly regrets and atones, or if they just go on, never caring about the consequences of their actions?

EPISODE 10 RECAP

As he’s getting ready for the K-pop festival, Joon-young overhears Gook-young talking to Ajusshi on the phone trying to convince Joon-young’s mother to come to the event. She’s refusing to attend, no matter how important it is to Joon-young, no matter how many important people will be there.

Joon-young hides his disappointment, but he perks up when his stylist says that Eul is here, even though he told her not to come. He hides his face and goes to find her, but he’s surprised to see her confronting Assemblyman Choi and Haru. He watches as the assemblyman offers Eul money to pay her back for her ruined memorial food, and he can’t stand it anymore.

He strides over to them and says that Assemblyman Choi should apologize first, grabbing the money and angrily throwing it to the ground. Choi frowns and says that Joon-young should apologize first, for interrupting their conversation. Joon-young says that he only asked the assemblyman to admit his mistake and ask for forgiveness.

Assemblyman Choi scoffs at the idea of apologizing for the actions of a stray kitten, but Joon-young just repeats himself: “Admit your mistake, and ask for forgiveness.” I don’t think he’s talking about the cat anymore.

Assemblyman Choi says that he was wrong about Joon-young, and even criticizes Joon-young’s parents for raising him wrong. He says he wasted his time waiting for Joon-young, unable to throw away that law book he was going to give him, but now sees that Joon-young has turned into a disappointment. Joon-young fumes, but remains silent.

Assemblyman Choi leads Haru away, and Joon-young turns on Eul, angry that she came here when he said not to. He yells even louder when she stoops to pick up the money on the ground, but she ignores him and sighs that she should have asked for more. Joon-young takes the money from her pocket and rips it up, and when she bends to pick up the shreds, he really loses his temper and asks if she’s a beggar.

Eul finally barks back at him, saying that yes, she’s a beggar — he knows that about her. He lets go of her arm and she crouches to pick up the money, telling him to mind his own business. He turns and goes back inside, leaving Eul there on the ground, scrounging for scraps of cash.

Joon-young calls his mother from Gook-young’s phone and she answers by yelling that she won’t go to the ceremony no matter what. But awww, she’s actually in the restroom all fixed up pretty, but scared to death to go in.

She stops when she hears Joon-young’s voice, asking what he did so wrong. Was becoming a celebrity instead of a prosecutor so terrible? He raises his voice, saying that she’s hated him for five years and disowned him — was what he did that bad?

He yells that he believes a prosecutor should always tell the truth, punish wrongdoers, and help the innocent. But he’s not like that — he screams that he’s told her dozens of times that he’s not qualified to be a prosecutor. He’s nearly in tears as he says that if he became a prosecutor, poor people like her would suffer.

This time Mom argues back, saying that of course he’s qualified. He even saved that girl from the school bullies, and got suspended for it. She slowly asks if he feels that way because she used to work in a bar, or because she stole meat once when he was a kid.

Calmer now, Joon-young says that she shouldn’t come, and he’ll refuse the award on her behalf. It sounds harsh, but it’s obvious that his intent is to let her off the hook if she feels that badly about it. He hangs up and Mom looks at herself in the mirror, and with a shaking hand, wipes off her lipstick.

Joon-young undresses and prepares to leave, but Gook-young stops him. Considering the people that are here at this festival, pulling a no-show could be professional suicide for Joon-young, but Gook-young has no idea how little that matters anymore.

One hundred percent done with this day, Joon-young screams at Gook-young to move. Even the news that President Namgoong just collapsed doesn’t move him — he just says to take him to the hospital, and leaves.

He goes looking for Eul and calls her when she’s not in the venue, but she doesn’t answer. Meanwhile Ji-tae’s mother isn’t feeling well, so Assemblyman Choi and Haru get ready to take her home, not that Haru is happy about it. Choi loads his wife and daughter in their car and says he’s staying, since it would look bad if the whole family left.

As he leans down to kiss his wife goodbye, Joon-young’s mother walks in front of their car. Assemblyman Choi sends his family off and doesn’t see her. Nearby, Eul hangs her head in her car and avoids Joon-young’s calls until another driver honks at her.

She looks up to move her car, and right in front of her is the source of all her problems… Assemblyman Choi. He’s on the phone, and the fact that he’s smiling and laughing just adds salt to Eul’s wounds, and she’s overcome by a memory of her father.

He’d been so proud of Eul, beaming over her report card, happy that she’d risen nearly eighty places in class ranking. Eul had preened and Dad crowed, while little Jik just rolled his eyes. When Eul asks for a treat, Jik tattles on her — she’d actually fallen in rank and altered her report card. Dad had motioned her closer and grabbed her face, and Eul had aegyo’d for him in a desperate bid for forgiveness.

Eul next remembers her father lying broken in the street, his killer speeding away, and how Assemblyman Choi had gotten an innocent person to lie about causing the accident. Her father had died, and never seen justice.

Now Eul sees the man who lied about her father’s true killer right there in her headlights, and it’s almost like she goes on autopilot. She hits the gas and aims the car at Assemblyman Choi, her face a mask of calm.

Joon-young sees the car heading for Assemblyman Choi, and realizes it’s Eul at the wheel. He runs and pushes the man out of the car’s path, but not before he gets a good look at Eul’s face. Eul yanks the wheel to the side at the last second, and her van smashes into a column.

Joon-young is injured in the fall, but he shakes off Assemblyman Choi’s hand to go to Eul, and the sight of her bloodied and unconscious terrifies him. He carries her to the hospital, screaming desperately for a doctor.

Haru acts like a complete brat on the way home, angry at missing the festival. Her mother gets a call that her husband was nearly hit by a car but Joon-young saved him, and when Ji-tae gets the news he’s struck silent with shock.

Assemblyman Choi is fine physically but his his mind is preoccupied trying to figure out Eul’s behavior, wondering if spilled soju warranted such rage. He tells his aide to call the police and tell them it was just an accident, in order to let her off the hook.

Joon-young accepts treatment for his injured shoulder, and he’s confused when Ji-tae comes to see him, looking very different from the scruffy man he knows. Ji-tae formally introduces himself with his real name and business card, and thanks Joon-young stiffly for saving Assemblyman Choi.

Ji-tae is honest, explaining that Assemblyman Choi is his father, which is why he gave up on Eul. Joon-young is surprised, but he’s not interested in discussing this, and he rips out his IV and leaves the room.

He goes to Eul’s room, where she’s lying still unconscious and covered in bandages. He holds her hand, feeling guilty for leaving her in anger earlier tonight, and he apologizes over and over.

As Eul is recuperating, she takes a call from Jik, who thinks she’s been working around the clock on editing. He turns the tables on her and demands photos of her eating three meals a day, hee. As he hangs up, he approaches Haru in a nearby playground to get his cat back, but she shakes her head that it’s lost.

Jik grabs the chains of the swing she’s sitting on and yanks her close to his face, flustering her, and asks if she got rid of the kitten. Haru hotly denies it, then his close proximity has her blurting out, “Do you know you’re really handsome?” Jik just lets go and dumps her on her ass, HA.

Joon-young prepares to take Eul on a trip for a whole month, just the two of them, when she gets out of the hospital. He takes care of everything, even going shopping for pretty lingerie for Eul, though he’s adorably embarrassed and has to give himself a pep-talk just to go inside the store. And awww cute, he gets them a set of couple pajamas.

Eul is nervous as well, and even shyly asks the nurses of she can borrow their makeup. Joon-young gets a scare when she’s not in bed when he arrives, but he finds her in the bathroom, having been startled into smearing her lipstick.

She gets dressed in the clothes he brought, and he zips her into her new coat himself, declaring it perfect. He softly says she looks pretty, and Eul says in return, “Let’s not make it a month. Let’s go for a year. Let’s go for ten years.” Joon-young stares at her intently at the mention of all that time that he doesn’t have, but gets his emotions under wraps and then grins, saying it’s a deal.

Eul throws his words back at him: “If I ask for a kiss, will you hit me?” Joon-young shoots back her answer, “I’ll kill you,” then says this occasion calls for more than a mere peck. He leans down and plants another toe-curling kiss on her, one that goes on for quite a while.

The couple heads down to the parking garage together, where Joon-young leaves Eul to get the car, first pausing to give her his big fluffy scarf. As he reaches his car, he stumbles, and his vision goes blurry. Oh no. He turns pale and slumps to the ground, fighting the darkness, and losing.

While Joon-young is fighting his illness for control, Eul is approached by the police, and she’s arrested for the attempted murder of Assemblyman Choi. She calls out for Joon-young as she’s taken to their car, but he can’t stand or see, and can only lie there, helpless.

By the time Joon-young staggers to his feet, Eul is being driven away. He tries to run after the car but can barely walk, and the last thing Eul sees is Joon-young collapsing to the ground.

He makes his way home, still unsteady on his feet, but determined to do something to help Eul. He calls Gook-young and asks him to find out where Eul’s been taken, and makes his way to his bathroom to take his medicine. By now he looks like he’s hanging onto consciousness by sheer force of will.

He comes out of the bathroom a while later, a little steadier, but only to find that Gook-young has locked him in his bedroom on President Namgoong’s orders, and even set up a couple of guards. They have his phone and are afraid that he’ll go and do something truly irreparable, and refuse to let him out. WHAT. Seriously, you can’t just lock up someone like that.

Joon-young is understandably furious, but he’s too weak to fight back much. He screams, and then cries, desperate to go to Eul, begging and pleading to be let out. Eul is left alone to face interrogation, but she keeps silent and refuses to say a word.

Jung-eun has been taking cooking classes, and she prepares a lavish meal for her father, Assemblyman Yoon. He jokes that she’s so talented that it’s a waste to marry her off to Ji-tae, and she promises to visit Dad every day once she’s married.

Something makes Jung-eun think of the man she hit with her car years ago, and she asks her father what happened to him. Apparently she dreamed about him last night, and her father casually says that he died, like it’s no big deal. Jung-eun responds that it’s good that he died, because he’d only be a burden to his poor family if he’d continued in his vegetative state, then father and daughter cheerfully chat about wine. Wow. No words.

As it turns out, it’s Assemblyman Choi’s wife who pressed charges against Eul, and when Ji-tae finds out, he confronts his mother with fury in his eyes. He asked why she did it, and she tries to blow off his questions, but he follows her into her room to demand answers.

He reminds her that a few years ago, Eul had investigated some illegal funding activity within their company, and Mom had made it her mission to crush Eul in court, even though everything she discovered was true. The reason Eul’s been borrowing money from loan sharks was to pay the court fines when she lost the case, and three years later she’s still suffering when she did nothing wrong.

Ji-tae lashes out, asking his mother if she’s even human, if she doesn’t feel the slightest bit guilty for ruining Eul’s life along with his father, unaware that his father is outside the bedroom door and heard every angry word. Assemblyman Choi puts the pieces together, and he remembers who Eul is now.

Eul sits in prison, still wrapped up in the coat and scarf from Joon-young. Meanwhile Joon-young stares down from his bedroom balcony at the guards swarming his home, still looking pale and ill and worried sick.

He can hear someone ringing his doorbell and calling his name, and he sees on the monitor that it’s Jik. The boy cries as he begs Joon-young to help his sister, but Joon-young is trapped and there’s nothing he can do.

Another wave of dizziness and pain hits Joon-young, and he drops to the floor, unable to stand. He struggles to answer the phone when it rings, and when it’s his lawyer, he just asks where Eul is. He tells his lawyer to get her out of jail, but President Namgoong already told him not to get involved with Eul’s case. What the HELL.

Ajusshi is holding a hilarious protest at Joon-young’s mom’s restaurant, refusing to take off his tuxedo in retaliation for her not showing up to the ceremony. He gets a call from Joon-young and launches into a long-winded explanation of why they didn’t go, but he stops when he hears Joon-young’s voice.

He puts Mom on the phone, and it only takes a weak, “Mom, help me,” to have her and Ajusshi racing to his side. Ajusshi rants during the drive over, ready to kill President Namgoong with his bare hands. Mom stays calm, but when she finds her son unconscious on his bedroom floor, she’s stunned.

Eul hands over her coat and Joon-young’s scarf to a sick cellmate. She goes to sleep and hears a voice sarcastically commending her on being so caring, and she opens her eyes to see her father next to her. He fusses at her for giving away her coat and warns her not to cry, but it’s too late.

Dad says she’ll never survive if she’s weak, and he’ll never be able to rest in peace. Eul sobs that she took the money from Assemblyman Choi, and tried to forget about her father. “I settled, Dad. I thought I would die if I didn’t. Who would care for Jik if I died, too?”

Dad hugs her tight, and says that she did the right thing. He apologizes for leaving her alone, crying with her now, and she begs him to take her with him.

In his bedroom, Joon-young’s mom reaches out to him, and he wakes at the touch of her hand on his face. He slowly looks up, and the instant he sees that it’s his mother, his face crumples. She helps him sit up, ready to take him to the hospital.

In a broken voice and with tears streaming down his face, Joon-young says, “Mom. I have to see Eul. Help me. I need to go to her. Please help me, Mom.”

In her cell, Eul cries, alone.

COMMENTS

Wow, I was incredibly impressed with Kim Woo-bin’s performance in this episode, as he’s struggling with his illness and the way his life is crashing down around him. I’ve always liked him as an actor, but I admit I was a bit skeptical of his ability to carry such an emotional role… until now. Consider all my reservations unfounded and just plain wrong. Those episodes of pain and weakness were so hard to watch — I really felt as though Joon-young was using every last ounce of his strength to even take one step. The desperation on his face was so real, I’ll admit I cried several times whenever he was fighting just for the tiniest bit of control over his body. His desperation to get to Eul, even at his own expense, proves more than anything that he truly does love her.

I am horrified that Joon-young’s agent thought that locking him in his room was a valid way to handle Joon-young’s recent behavior. What ever happened to a nice calm discussion? Talking calmly and rationally? NOT imprisoning a person illegally just because you don’t like his choice of girlfriend? I don’t know how Gook-young and President Namgoong thought that stunt would get them anything but fired and most probably sued into oblivion. And then to refuse to help Eul… I’m sorry, but if I were Joon-young, the moment I was free I would CRUSH them.

Joon-young has explained before why he couldn’t become a prosecutor, but somehow I never really got it until his speech to his mother at the top of the episode. His mother raised him that a prosecutor is the most lofty, most respected, most honest and truthful thing a person can be. I understand that he feels he’s not ethical enough to be this ideal that his mother set forth to him, because he’s made choices in his life that hurt others… mainly, the choice to steal Eul’s evidence against Assemblyman Choi in order to protect someone he knew did wrong. Eul nearly dying was just the catalyst that hit home that what he did was truly, deeply immoral. But it’s only now that I realized that he doesn’t just feel unworthy — he actually feels that becoming a prosecutor, when he knew he wasn’t fit for the position, would have been an insult to his mother and her ideals.

It also explains better why Joon-young’s mother has been so angry with him for five years. It wasn’t just about the job — for her, his becoming a prosecutor meant that he was a good person, an honorable and upstanding man that she raised all on her own. He would have been the living proof that her choice to be a single mother was the right choice to make after so many years of sacrifice and insult. By refusing and becoming an actor, she felt he wasn’t just going against her wishes, but actively choosing to be a less-than-stellar person, and she felt that it was probably because he was ashamed of her. Of course that’s not the case, and by refusing the career Joon-young was actually proving that he was becoming a better person, but Mom could never see it that way.

The problem is that they both are so entwined in each other’s emotions, they weren’t able to really talk and work this out sooner. They’re so codependent, even in their separation, that they can’t even discuss the real reasons they’re behaving the way they’re behaving. Which is mostly because they love each other so much, and it’s safe to show your worst side to someone you know will never truly leave you. It was telling that Mom knew it instinctively the moment Joon-young truly needed her — you can’t just drop that kind of motherlove. I think if Joon-young had ever really cut ties with his mother, she’d have changed her tune in a heartbeat. She never wanted her son to leave her alone, just to be the upstanding man she wanted him to be. She was just too angry to realize that in changing careers, he was doing exactly what she always wanted.

As for Eul, while I don’t condone what she did in the slightest (I’ll weigh in on her actions when we learn more about the situation), but I do hope she manages to get out of jail for Joon-young’s sake. He’s going downhill and won’t be able to hide his illness for long, and he deserves a tiny bit of happiness before he’s too sick to enjoy it.

 
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All I ask for is for someone to love me like Joon Young loves Eul. Is this too much to ask for??? He is legit goals... minus the tumors of course

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Seriously, the way Joon Young looks at Eul! I gues it is a lot to ask for if he's Kim Woo Bin. This is why it's a friggin drama, I tell ya!

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Word splash instead of commentary:

CUTE!
AWW!
RAGE!
LOVE!
meh...

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I don't get this drama. Besides Woobin who is a great actor (and everyone else) Suzy really is distracting. Her acting skills is not up on par with everyone else. She stands out like a sore thumb. I find it hard to focus on the story. Between this and Doctors, I can see why Doctors have better ratings. Both have star casts but this one doesn't live up to expectations :/

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So conclusion, this drama sucks. I've stuck this long and now I'm going to drop this. I don't see a happy ending for this melodrama. I had this same feeling with "Remember - War of the Son" and I regretted not dropping it. Now same feeling applies to this. Goodbye folks!

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Goodbye.
Au revoir.
Arrivederci.
Odabo.
Adios.
さようなら.
বিদায়
안녕히가세요

You won't be missed.

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Horayyy, go away please and good bye to you.
I really happy because I won't see your annoying comment again. Don't ever comeback to UF recap.

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Sorry, just info my comment to reply Bella.

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[TO ALL NEW READERS] skip this comment thread number #3, it is just the same thing you read in 9 recaps before. kindly save your precious time lol.
I've scrolled down the whole page, and the interesting part is way down there. For the summary, the slow pace and Woobin's acting are the highlight of this episode's commentary, which I agree as well.

(sorry. just trying to help here)

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LOL! Thanks for the heads up!?

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Good bye!!!

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Horayyy, go away please and good bye to you.
I really happy because I won’t see your annoying comment again. Don’t ever comeback to UF recap.

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bye felicia!

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Did I miss something?

@Bella didn't use rude language, only expressed their disappointment at the drama. It's fine to say you dropped it and say why, right? I saw worse comments than this about many other dramas that didn't get this kind of reaction.

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Just because you don't see others react the same way as they do to this doesn't make it right. It's okay not to like a drama, actor, etc. but why bother to say "this drama sucks". Seriously if i didn't like a drama i wouldn't even posts on their thread. It kinda ruins it for fans that do enjoy the drama. I know this is a thread for comments but their statement wasn't even adding any constructive criticisms besides hate.

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+1000

Precisely

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+1000
No Matter how much of harcore fan for this drama / actors, this doesn't translate to express such angry / hateful comment towarda a beanie especially that based on her comments this ep she didn't cross any lines.
DB is & have always been a hate / anger free zone.
Have a nice day y'all.

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Okay aunty, ONE, Doctors and UF do not air on the same day. They are also COMPLETELY different stories. There is literally zero bases for comparison. W is the drama that shares a time slot with UF, and that is the only reason they get compared (that, and KWB LJS adorable bromance <3 <3 ).
TWO, Why do people keep commenting like she is doing the robot voice and just standing in front of the camera? How have you survived as a kdrama fan if every little off acting has rendered you unable to focus on the story? I mean, I do not even like Suzy on the average day, and I am annoyed by some of this comments. Its like people have even stopped watching her and just concluded 'I am gonna be a hater and comment on every recap how her acting 'takes me out of the story''.. Seriously, MAJOR EYE ROLL. If youre unable to focus on the story, change the channel, maybe?
The Suzy comments are just beginning to get really annoying. A billion times more annoying than whatever footacting Suzy is doing. Yall just sound like trolling haters at this point.

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Can't we just like we like and don't like what we don't like without bashing other people's preference?

Why would you show up in a UF recap and bad-mouth it? Doesn't make any sense.

Anyway, Suzy doesn't annoy me at all in these series. Not to see I've ever been interested in any of her earlier roles. I think the only series I've seen her in is DreamHigh.

That being said, WB ruled this episode.He went through a range of breathtaking emotions that had me smile and in tears.

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Pffff is she for real comparing why doctors have better rating than UF? Proof she didn't even watch UF. And how someone who didn't even watch UF bashed the drama (in this case is suzy's acting).
Proof you are just haters. You are free to leave.

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Some of us is only aware of drama, they are interested in / watching and probably their schedule so that could explain the comparison
For me I hardly notice anything kdrama related except 4 Doctors & UF especially that I can only read recaps for UF since VIKI restricted it in my region ???

Just saying

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"How have you survived as a kdrama fan if every little off acting has rendered you unable to focus on the story? I mean, I do not even like Suzy on the average day, and I am annoyed by some of this comments. Its like people have even stopped watching her and just concluded 'I am gonna be a hater and comment on every recap how her acting 'takes me out of the story''.. Seriously, MAJOR EYE ROLL. If youre unable to focus on the story, change the channel, maybe?
The Suzy comments are just beginning to get really annoying."

PREACH! Sometimes it seems like they didn't even watch the episode and they just instantly go to websites any chance they get to comment on her acting. It's like they saw people who hated her acting in the first episodes & they just went on and join the hate train & comment on every episode since this is one good chance they get to put her down because well, they don't like her or her acting. Suzy isn't a great actress, but she hits it right sometimes. But as we read more comments, we can see that there are people who actually appreciate her acting. I, for one, am okay with Suzy as No Eul. Her chemistry with KWB is a big plus. It's a matter of preference. If you can't focus on a drama's story because of some off acting, by all means pls watch something else. For goodness sake, this is episode 10 already! They can't be sticking to this drama and say they don't get it because of one actor's acting ability. Seriously! They could have moved on by now! We're halfway the drama. Why stick when you hate it then rant about it? Comments like that of Bella's are just getting more and more annoying now because of the kind of reasoning and the time (where we are now in the drama).

Also, Bella, UF is not competing against Doctors. You should've known that first and foremost.

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Yas this girl. I love KWB very much and I like Suzy as a person. Her acting may not be the best but she's also not the worst. I can watch her without cringing and plus, they have amazing chemistry. I like them together and despite the negative comments about Suzys acting, I really like the storyline and where it's heading.

I mean, I can't wait till Assemblyman Choi finds out that Joon Young is his son and I can't wait till No Eul finds out that Joon Young and Assemblyman are father and son. Suzy fits No Eul perfectly.

Whenever I watch a drama, I usually give it 5 episodes before calling it quit. Like you said, if we're already on episode 10 and people are still watching and complaining, they're obviously very invested. Idk but I for one couldn't get pass episode 7 on descendants of the sun but I won't bash the drama or actors/actresses. Just me tho.

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I think a lot of these "comments" are from people riding off the Suzy-can't-act hype. They have already made up their minds before this series even started so irregardless of the outcome, the bias is set. While Suzy's acting is not award winning material, it is definitely passable and not deserving of such negativity. Constructive criticism - yes, but not just random insults and constant comparisons to X idol actress who is "so much better" blah blah blah. If you dislike this show or actress so much, just stop. Pick another show or one with actors or actresses that you deem "worthy of your time". If you've stayed this long, then there must be some perverse part of you that enjoys inflicting visual pain on yourself. OR just admit you're being an immature troll. It is always easy being a keyboard warrior and hiding behind the Internet. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but draw the line at personal attacks and hateful comments. There are always better ways to to provide feedback or discussion points. How would you feel if someone walks past you on the street and whispers to their friend, "wow that is one ugly shirt he/she is wearing", since everyone is entitled to their opinion...

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why drag other dramas in to defend why u dont like Suzy's acting. We get it she's not up to par for u. Geesh it's already 10 chapters in & obviously they aren't gonna change the leads. It's not hard to not watch is it?

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Suzy's acting here for me is more bearable than Park Shin Hye did doctor. Yet Suzy got critics more and PSH get compliment .... I sometimes doesn't understand if they know about basic acting. Might be due to personal pref. Suzy at times though not often does something right in emotional scene compare to idol turn actor in general. She at times doesn't know what supposed to react in a lot of scene, so often she is just give up and give that bland expression. But for me She is decent in several emotional scene. Her whining feels genuine despite over the top.
SHE ACT BETTER THAN ERIC in OHYA AND PARK SHIN HYE in Doctor

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what.. I really really disagree with how you say Suzy's acting is better than Eric in OHYA or Park Shin Hye, I don't watch Doctors but I watch her in every other dramas and she's not bad at all. Eric is not REALLY good but come on, he's better than Suzy. have you seen the ridiculous Suzy GIF from UF of how she reacted after someone hit her? and you call that a good acting? I dont even hate Suzy but really??? she's really mediocre at acting.

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And did you she her other scene? One scene doesnt mean her whole scene also bad. Even missjb said sometime she is lack (ex her drunk scene) which i totally agree.

Ps: Suzy and her dad scene made cry...cry!! Good job suzy and woobin.

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I don't like Park Shin Hye but even i think it's too bad she became the dramabeans punching bag for idol actor fans who don't like that she gets more praise in Korea than the ones they like.

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I'm not into kpop and first time I ever heard of Suzy was through Gu Family Book (never watched dream high), but I belive she's a pretty decent actress, in fact I belive she's doing a great job in UF and I love her chemistry with woobin. Don't understand why some people are being so harsh with her, I honeslty find her better than many other more experienced actresses. I just don't get it...

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Lots of actresses have been bashed worse than Suzy though.
There was one that even used to be called the 'representative' of blank actresses when she was young but she improved to the level of a critically praised actress with films shown at the Cannes Festival, by being humble enough to take small roles and work hard on that to raise her acting level instead of jumping to lead major dramas when she lacked the skill.

Maybe ifans find Suzy's acting ok when we are not used to reading subtitles so don't watch facial expressions that closely? She's pretty but being a good model does not always make a good actress. And honestly most of the other idol girls who do lead roles are better at acting so it's not even a problem of her being an idol. This last ep is better than her past roles but still very uneven performance, not lead role level in my eyes.

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Well... Acting-wise, I think PSH is better than Suzy... but It's kinda strange that I can't stand PSH more than Suzy, unless her drama is really really good (for ex. Pinocchio)...

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i have never understood why people can't stand psh. She seems like a sweet down to earth person. And except for that one mess of a drama (I am looking at you, Heirs: He who wears the crown must carry the weight blah blah), I have enjoyed her other works. Pinocchio was awesome, Heartstring was sweet, You're Beautiful was childish but adorable. And FBND has a special place in my panda shaped heart. Is it her personality that pisses people off? Or her past works, which I believe is pretty decent, except Heirs. Idk

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It's because she is wildly popular and got popular because of You're beautiful and Heirs, which are the candy roles. Jealousy or dislike because of popularity, which ever be it, if she had done smaller productions and be moderately *popular* she wouldn't have gotten so much hate, just my two cents.

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That's why I said I find it strange. I have nothing against her as a person or as an entertainer/actress. I don't think It's not jealosy either since I like some actresses who are more successful than PSH. I often check her newest dramas and try to watch them with an open mind, I even downloaded Doctors up to episode 10 without even knowing what that drama is about. But unfortunately, I ended up dropping most of them. I could only finish watching The Flower Boy Next Door and Pinocchio. I've dropped Doctors and deleted the files already. Well maybe it's not her acting, maybe it's just that... most of her drama choices don't suit my taste.

I want to add (so this comment won't be OOT...LOL) that at first, I was sceptical about Woo Bin's acting skill. Well, he's not a bad actor... but I didn't think he's ready yet to play role as a main protagonist in a melodrama. But I was completely wrong and I'm glad that I was proven to be. Well, he's a bit awkward in the first two episodes, but he's getting better and better in every episode. I must say wasn't his fan before but now I am.

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Oh you dont like heirs? Im starting love kim woo bin after heirs. And even shipping PSH -KWB more thn PSH- suzy's boyfriend *giggle*.

I got new vibe of KWB in UF but i still missed him as choi young do, he were really cool and powerfull as young do back thn. Hufff

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Well, objectively PSH and Eric are loads better than Suzy acting wise considering their scopes and the comments of domestic viewers, so...

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Eric at times doesn't know his character at all. His technique as an actor is decent but in OHYA all his action seems formulaic and never feels geniune . In terms of crying scene, Suzy does alot better.

Before this drama, I actually rate Eric better. I don't know, might be due to LKH's line is very moving, {at times, not often LOL) Suzy makes me cried and she feels alive.

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I love Eric, so I can't hear you lalalalalala.... lol

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Well People, I don't necesarily said Suzy is doing a decent job given the material. Alot of times, I really wish No Eul is acted with better actress... But it might be due to greater material, at times Suzy just feel alive if you compare with PSH performances in Doctor. or any bad actress or actor. Suzy is bearable for me, but by no means she is qualified for the job.

Just because PSH has more 15 years acting experience doesn't mean she is doing any better. She is very lackluster in Doctor. Well it's just opinion. Art is subjective.

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I am glad that I am not the only one who thinks so.. I had really high hopes for this and I was so excited when it came out, but it is very disappointing.. I haven't started watching Doctors or Beautiful Mind yet, but I have started watching W, which airs on the same time as UF and if I hand to choose one out of the 2 that I want to watch, I would choose W anyday!! Because that is a masterpiece of a drama and this comes nowhere close to how awesome W is..!!

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wow, for me is the other way around, I was so looking to watch W, while I didn't even have UF on my plan to watch list, but heck, UF owns W big time as far as I am concerned, I dont even feel like watching the latest 2 episodes of W, too many plot holes and inconsistencies. I'm not trying to bash it or anything, it is a decent drama, but kinda average, the writer gets away to easy with a lot of unanswered questions, giving that the plot is taking place in a fantasy world and everything seems to be allowed, regardless of being totally irational.

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I wouldn't call it as far as plotholes and inconsistencies. While I've relegated to reading only DB's recap for W, I find that the writers for both dramas seem to be withholding all the crucial information to the characters' motivation.

We still have a lot of unanswered questions in UF too. Like JY and Eul's past relationship and how deeply attached were they. I also think they've yet to reveal JE's true self (to me at least). I find that she's hiding her true feelings from her dad regarding the accident.

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you cannot conclude that a drama has "too many plot holes and inconsistencies" till it is finished. The writer is withholding crucial information that would be revealed due its time. If you've followed it till it's latest episode you would know that the writer is actually very detail oriented and would drop the bomb at the perfect moment to leave viewers shell-shocked.

Oh well it's your loss to have missed watching an amazing show. Sayang pero di ka kawalan :)

-UF & W supporter from PH

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I love W and UF equally in a different way. They just have a different charm. With UF, I don't mind to be spoiled but I can watch it over and over again. With W, I really really don't want to be spoiled (I don't even watch its preview) but I only watch it once per episode and have no desire to rewatch it again.

It's a very rare chance to have two very good dramas thay I enjoy to watch in the same time slot. Wednesday is my new weekend (even though I always end up watching them on the weekend anyway LOL)

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I like W butI love UF.

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I agree with you. W and UF are two totally different types of dramas. They have their merits and their criticisms. But there's no reason not to like them both.

I watch UF before W because I was worried I'd drop it and not continue the story. But I'm finding that despite the fact that it has very little originality, that is, in the sense that the plot devices like cars of doom, corrupt politicians, fatal illnesses, filial piety, and arranged marriages -- it has them all and they are pretty cliched. But in spite of that, it tells the story well, so I continue to watch. Honestly, it seems that Bella just has a problem with Suzy, because I can't see where someone would need to take 10 episodes to stop watching just because of one character's alleged poor acting. She sounds just like Joon Young's Mother who has her own anti campaign just because he didn't become a prosecutor. "How dare you cast Suzy, and for that I'm going to march and around and protest", LOL.

Back to my first paragraph. I'm just happy that I have two Wed/Thurs dramas to watch and that they are both enjoyable and entertaining. W is a romantic comedy that is innovative and sometimes mindblowing. UF is a melodrama that is filmed beautifully, with a gorgeous OST and great acting. It's a beautiful drama and while it uses many of the tropes that have been done to death before, the characters like Joon Young's Mom, Assemblyman Choi, Ji Tae, Jik, Haru, and Gook Young are portrayed well with shades of gray instead of painted black or white. I mean, I know Assemblyman Choi is Eul's biggest enemy and yet he's no evil villain. He's tortured by his own conscience and his own problems. Joon Young our main protagonist has so much on his plate but frankly, he's not very good working with others, LOL. That's why I continue to watch this show :)

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Exactly! I'm not a fan of KWB and Suzy. I dont watch their drama. But then I fall for UF and I can watch it more than once. I do love KWB and Suzy now,their chemistry is awesome.

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Woobin really impressed me this episode, I could truly felt his pain and helplessness. And that last scene with his mom, the way his voice quivers. Wow just wow.

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I read a lot of criticism lately about him for UF. Some said he was overrated, that he and suzy are at equal levels of acting, that he is a product of mediaplay nothing else etc etc

And i admit in the initial episodes he was patchy - good in some parts, not in others.

So i kept wondering if my love for him was all about how he looks *looks darn fine!* .... but solid acting in past few episodes.

I don't think he is a great actor but he is a good actor and not just another pretty face.

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I think KWB just has the utter bad luck of having Suzy as his lead! I am not a fan of his but I was drawn to watching him in UF. Suzy on the other hand is just plain irritating! Hate her crying - just wished her character would just disappear with no more screen time (not disappear with us watching her back story!)

Suzy is pretty and she should just model or do her song and dance.

Poor KWB though - I don't know if any producer / director will give him a leading role after this in the near future.

They should have cast Shin Mina instead! I can see that drama hitting all the right notes!

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Shin Mina already did a LKH melo ten years ago when she was 20 or 21.

I wonder if she gave Woobin tips on how to act?

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A Love To Kill still gives me the shivers! Can't believe it's been 10 years!

I'm definitely not a Suzy fan but her acting has definitely improved. Netizens need to chill.

KWB definitely delivered in this episode.

Though UF has its flaws, I'll stick around.

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Given the hype and then the actual Fall in ratings, even i wonder if he will be offered a lead anytime soon. Which is really sad given that he is doing a good job.

I honestly cannot blame the audiences tuning out given that the writer has inserted EVERY single cliche in one story. And by the time the better episodes came, lots of people had moved on

I do hope his career is not affected too adversely

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there not much negativity about him. Considering there is plenty of actors, who had much bigger flops under their belts and still getting roles, if he himself interested, he can comeback to dramaland. Thing is this hate could actually scare him off and sent straight to doing just movies, where he is doing pretty good job.

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btw, sorry for grammar mistakes. too sleepy, I can't even remember rules xD

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KWB will be fine, there are plenty of good comments about his acting and he was the star of 3 hit movies before. But I think he feels bad about the low ratings, he even apologized to his fan cafe for not meeting expectations or showing a bright and cheery character.

Though god knows why he apologized, everyone knows LKH dramas are all deathly illness melo anyway. This is not the Reply series or a romcom.

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That letter actually showed me, how much a soft hearted he actually, despite his look, guy is actully a big fluffy bear. To bad, people used it against him.

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I don't know why he said that either, not his fault the story is so slow!

If anyone should apologize it's KBS for doing all that media play, and LKH for the slow story and outdated plot.

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I doubt KWB or LJS has to worry about dramas to be cast in, in the near future, let's just hope that the other capable male leads are enjoying some off time or have to do their mandatory military service. Because especially in KWBs case we really need to see him as the romantic/hero etc some more.

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I reckon there wouldn't have been such disappointment from the audience if they didn't promote UF with such huge hype. They claimed it would break records and be the next 'Descendants of the Sun' which totally raised expectations. If they never promoted it like that, the drama would have done well

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Honestly, i think crying scene is one of the scene suzy are good at doing especially the silent type.

One ''flop'' wouldn't stop a producer/directing casting someone if the actor has stable fanbase, still relevant. I mean Joowon still bag lead role after 7th Grade Civil Servant, which ratings are pretty similar to UF.

And if I'm correct Lee Kyunghee herself cast the Suzy & Woobin

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Agree! When she cried to her dad, it shows how vulnerable she is. I mean she had to grow up way before her time to take care of Jik. With her dad, she lets her inner childlike emotions out which is a stark contrast to her tough exterior. I think that's why they cast Suzy for this character. She has this innocent charm that fits No Eul's character. Man! Never thought I'd see the day when I complimented Suzy. No offense though

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I also like Suzy's crying scenes, especially the "silent crying" scenes. Because in real life, that is how we cry sometimes. We hold it in and try to keep it together because we want to keep a strong face, and sometimes like in Eul's case, she doesn't want to get her brother be affected by her own pain. It's also a plus that she has this innocent and pitiful look. Like she looks exhausted and beaten.

On the contrary, when we are with our parents no matter how old we are, when we are down and beaten, we cry to them like a child because it is the only time thay we can become child again and have someone hug us unlike no one else in the world.

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I like her when she act like she's so tired of life. She makes me have this urge to pat her in the back.

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Not only she cast them, but she wrote JY by having Woo Bin in her mind. Not sure about Suzy, but she was really into them.

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Woobin plays a guy in pain really well. Like that magnetic guy who acts like an arrogant dick but it's just to cover up his inner angst and heart of gold. I think he should be like the Hugh Grant of kdramas and just keep on playing that character.

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are trying to type cast? KWB also has good comedic chops and he is an adorable dork in real life. There is so much more in him, than just "guy with hidden pain".

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Loved KWB in this episode - hope SJY finds some happiness in the remaking episodes.

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How can I get flawless cheek a week after scarred? Can't they tell me?

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I know, right? But honest!y Ive seen this happen in too many of these dramas now to more than barely register the miraculous healing spells that seem to take place off screen.

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Let's just say that's good product placement.. that you can conceal your scars with a CC cream or something ?

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Ji Tae's mother scares the ever living flip outta me.

Ji Tae's fiancé and her Dad are terrible people.

Ji Tae's sister is a selfish brat.

Ji Tae's step dad appears to be the best of a bad lot, but that's a very low bar.

Poor Ji Tae, can someone please save him?

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Exactly what I am thinking!! How can a person be so unfortunate.. Poor thing, not even a single soul to depend on. Must be very lonely being him.

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He ought to have just given up everything and gone to Eul and ended our misery having to watch Eul all those episodes back. It could have ended in 4 episodes!

We can only dream....

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He's truly a tragic character. For the love of everything that is good in the world, can he just marry someone besides evil girl?

Anyone?

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I'll take him. lol. Only half-kidding. Seriously, though, Im Ju Hwan is seriously hot in this series.

I like UF. I'm totally buying the makjang. Looking forward to the heartbreak, actually. I have a feeling that it will end in a beautiful tragedy and a cathartic flow of tears.

Another tragedy is how it's pitted against W; it wouldn't have suffered so much in comparison otherwise.

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LKH really pulled out every misery card while writing his character, all he has is money and health (don't you even dare to think about taking his health writer-nim, we already got a dying lead).

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It's like he's the only one guilty when it's not even his and it's his entire 'family'. He deserves happy ending hereㅠㅠㅠ

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Dude should save himself. He's the one who chooses to live a miserable life. He has every power he needs to stop all of these, but he decides to become a bystander.

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To know better and not to do better...Ji tae is a waste of space.

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Ikr. Poor JT when I thought of his position being raised by people who can't fess up. It is very clear JT's moms lack of a conscience is a reality from earlier on, but this episode proves to me his stepdad has a hard time considering other peoples feelings in what he said to JY and treated Eul like she was nothing in the beginning. He only tried to get Eul off the hook this time, considering the fact that he "forgot" her, because JY saved his life. Kudos to JY for making it clear to his dad that he didn't save him for him or his mother, well at least in JY's mind, but he tried to save Eul from ruining her life with a murder charge. Which brings us back to JTs mom, she totally deserved her husband if he is gonna act like that, treating the "lower class like dirt", does he really think Young Ok will still bow before him if she knows just how pathetic he has become over the years, from now on he can become his wife's lackey, hey? Why not he already gave her a kidney. Maybe he should think about giving her his heart, as it appears people want to knock him over for no apparent reason.

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Second this.
I never thought Ji the Mom would be the true villain (as in the one doing all the evildoings). And the fiance.. Wow. I was gonna give me teeny slack maybe for not knowing what happen to Eul's dad, but what she said after she knows... *shivers* No words, indeed.

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Well yes, Haru is a spoiled kid, we have a name for that, it's called "teenager" :)She's ok, she will get better.
I went to boarding school with rich kids as a scholarship student and saw many of these typical daddy's girls..But..most of them turned out OK after they met the right friends who put them straight. Friends can be a powerfull influence on people, sometimes more so then parents (according to my best (rich) friend who says she feels more at home with my family then hers)
Given the parents and upbringing she had, ofcourse she is still spoiled at this age. but i'm convinced she's not a bad girl.
A few more meetings with mr "i don't fall for your nonsense " Jik and she will be ok ;) I bet she kept the kitten and called it "dongsaeng" or something :) :) Let's hope the kitten does'not become a fat cat weighing 9 and a half kilo's like the one snuggling on my lap right now..he is soooooo put on a diet. Cat's on a diet are cranky, really, not even Haru deserves that.

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I'm glad i stuck around, the show is really getting good.

Parts that i loved

- Mother and son phonecall. JY asking his mom what all of us have been asking "what did he do so wrong". I loved, loved, KWB's acting in this. He was actually shaking in anger during the call. And when mom starts with her reasons, he sort of gives up like 'there is no point in talking to her'. Excellent acting

- JY and NE love story picks up pace in the midst of melodrama. And they are cute without being cheesy

- JY being locked up. Horrifying but representative of how much control agencies exert on stars. I hope JY knocks out a few teeth when he recovers

- NE and her dad prison meeting. Not only to survive, but she feels since she already did the worst by "settling" so why have pride when accepting bribes or picking up thrown money. JY should be here to give her a hug.

This show really is a case of how the over-hype led to downfall. Bec if it had been normally promoted, people would have given it a chance till the good episodes started rolling in.

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I hate so many people in this drama that its a surprise even to me that I still love it so much. I could never like Ji tae as much as I wanted to, and his mother just get me on my nerves, If she just held the bitchy-soon-to-be daughter-in-law by the hand and both of them fell from a cliff, I would actually laugh. A lot.

Joon-Young fighting!

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M i the 1st??? Usually i dont really stand UF...but hell after 2 hours air...the engsub already out...n the moment i watch...i cried all along....n cried again while reading the recaps...KWB show strong just like in School 2013...great...

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I was very impressed with Woo Bin here, but the character who really gut-punched me was Jik. That is a proud, proud boy, and for him to come to Joon Young like that and be left out in the cold was heartbreaking.

They are going to have a long, hard road convincing me that Haru deserves to be within a continent of Jik. He's the most mature high schooler ever, and she's a brat who loses other people's cats and has been horribly raised by a mother who is apparently a full-on sociopath.

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I don't think we will see much of a change in haru. I think her character sketch is a shout out to all the crazy fan girls out there. Sort of a comic relief ... i don't really foresee her growth.

Too many crazies in this show to deal with first. She is wayyyy back

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If she's comic relief, then she's the worst one I've ever had the unfortunate luck to meet.

She neither comical nor relieving. She's more like 'miserable stress'.

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Seriously Kang Choco was better.

At least she was nice to her brother and to the woman he loved.

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My drama faith that underserving secondary female characters won't end up with way too good for them guys has been dissipating lately.

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And we get two of said females here... as if there isn't enough misery already...

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It makes me wonder why so many female characters, second leads mainly, get written to be evil undeserving bitches compared to the "nice" female lead or second male lead.

Something about it starts to feel forced, like the story is saying that not having the love of the guy you like means you will be seen as bitter, clingy or pathetic instead of just flawed or unlucky like any real person. Too many dramas do this.

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I don't understand why second female leads can just be "not the right one for the main guy" but instead they have to be evil, overbearing, or caddy.

Now we also have to contend with the prevalence of female non-second leads who get paired with the remaining " good and decent guys" in the drama and UF is not the only drama that has been doing this lately.

Don't redeem terrible characters at the last min and them pair them with guys that have been consistently strong in character. Who exactly is asking for that?

Steps down from soapbox

People can be redeemed but leave them single.

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I maybe didnt make it clear, I'm not asking why bitchy mean second lead women get paired up with the "nice guy" they don't deserve

I'm asking why all these dramas write them as such unredeeemable characters at all. Why they make that decision.

It's ok if the bitch is a bitch for her own reason not related to liking a guy, like even Baek In Ha from cheese in the Trap or the girl from Sassy Go go. But so many dramas just make their second lead females pathetic and dislikable with no function other than being there for us to hate or showing how 'good' the heroine is to compare, instead oF being a full character. Why do drama writers choose to write them like that?

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@pigsnout, the answer is easy...lazy writing.

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Oh, @pigsnout, I didn't mean to make it sound like I was disagreeing with you. I'm not disagreeing with you at all. I was just piggybacking off of what you said ;)

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My sweet and kind No Jik deserves someone better than a spoiled bratt like Haru. She's rude and annoying.

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Totally agree. I was hoping when Jik would get better pairing than Haru, hopefully Haru is totally humiliated for having a crush on her half brother and her thus fall from grace helps her to become a person Jik could actually like and not a spoilt brat.

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Haru need someone like Jik to put her in the right place. they actually look good together so i don't agree with you. it's normal for a girl to like her brother and father. Haru just doesn't really it was sister-brother love instead of crush love. and with joon young dying, jik will get his chance to be with haru. as for no eul, she might end up dying as well . and that would be a sad ending muahahhahaha

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This episode just wrung out all the tears out of me. Kim Woo Bin was heartbreaking.

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Yeah I never cried for anything ever in a drama format, the way I cried for this. Especially from when he fell trying to go after the police car and Eul looks at him like, are you pretending, are you afraid, are you a coward. But when Jik came to cry at his door and he was locked in and still suffering through his weakness, I couldn't stop crying.

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Ooof. Woobin's acting here is just..... *starts crying again*

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To be honest, I'm quite disappointing with this week's episodes. I'm not a huge fan of melodramas', but Uncontrollably Fond kept me interested with KWB's superb acting and the depth of the characters' emotions, but seriously - the pacing is becoming gag-worthy. I understand where everybody is coming from, but does it have to be this slow?Forget about snail pace; everyone's moving through super-glue.

Kim Woo Bin, though. I've liked him since School 2013, but his acting in this drama blew every other role he played completely off the charts.

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I get what you mean. There were like 7 scenes this episode.
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oh I also think it's slow even for a melodrama, it's sad but then there's only a handful things happen that matter,

I think this ep should be happen earlier or merge in other earlier episode, it just slow

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I am still interested in this drama but, like you, the pacing is really bugging me. Not only the pacing of the story telling but the characters' reactions are unrealistically slowwwww.
For example, how can the congressman miss that a van was heading towards him when it was going so slowly? When the mother found Joon-young on the floor, she should've rushed to him and call 911 at the same time, not just stand and stare. When No Eul was brought to the hospital, none of the medical staff reacted. Seriously, they of all people should be used to emergencies!

I felt that each scene was directed that way so it can be used as a cliff hanger and looses the urgency that's should've been there.

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Wasn't the van hitting scene supposed to be slomo? Based on how everyone act it seem like one, and mybe the hospital scene

But on all the other scene yeah it's like slow. It's not just the pacing but also the directing

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I don't understand why these directors insist on using slow-motion. It's like the writer/director is severely underestimating the viewers ability to understand suspenseful moments - with slowmo, they're literally coming up to the viewer with a signpost spelling THIS IS A SUSPENSEFUL MOMENT, TAKE NOTE! Sheesh.

Like you, I really don't see why see nobody in this drama has the presence of mind to call 911 (I think it's 119 in Korea, not sure). It's a goddamn three-digit number, not rocket science. And I'm severely annoyed how everyone is just DITHERING in their own little mess, nobody has the brains to grow up and understand that there's bigger problems outside their own little bubble.

And there's absolutely NO communication between the characters! Choi, Mom, Joon Young, Eul, Jik, Ji Tae... seriously, is it too much to ask for somebody to grow a pair of balls and open their mouth? -,-

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I agree. I know it's a melo and it's SUPPOSED TO BE sad. But, like... it shouldn't insult the viewers' intellect by making stuff conveniently inconvenient to keep the story going when it suits the show. I'm still gonna watch it for Joon Young, to see how he fares in the end, but damn if I wouldn't feel like clawing the screen every time the bad characters appear.

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I agree about the pacing. People complain about the acting but the pacing is the real culprit. So much film time spent on unnecessary uneventful parts of scenes that are just time eaters, like driving or travelling.

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If you count out the driving/intense eye-staring/suspenseful finger-shaking/blinking in each episode, we'd probably only have five episodes of plot so far.

(Not that I hate this drama - I actually really like it - but all this melodramatic suspense is just killing the otherwise very sweet vibe.)

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I like it too but sometimes (wait, did I say sometimes? that's me being sarcastic) the pacing is just too damn slow. I'm not gonna compare and contrast with other shows, there's already plenty of people who do that and I think I should appreciate this drama on its own merits, but geez, I wish things would speed up and people would stop being inhuman (that would be the hit-and-run woman--I couldn't bother to learn her name--and her dad, and Ji Tae's mom) or crazy (what kind of agency president would lock up his star in his own home???) or foolish (Mom should know that it takes A LOT for Joon Young to plead like that, she should do whatever needs to be done to help him).

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I feel bad for the actors and the hype around them gettimg blamed. I kinda get it, though. They are front and center. They're the ones we're watching, the ones on the front line so they would be the one to get hit first. But the backbone of a show is the story. And for this matter, I must say that although it is an interesting one, the pacing has been slow. I feel like everything that happened in 10 episodes could've been edited down to 8 or 7. It's worth noting that people who said they left or are leaving the drama pointed out that they got bored with the drama. That is one sign that the pacing is not that good.

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Agreed. It does not have a scintillating plot to begin with but with good plot progression and direction, Woo Bin and Suzy's prettiness might have pulled this through (despite good/bad acting - I don't comment except I dislike Suzy in drunk scenes). I feel I'm committed now and will see the drama to the end but it will be one of my least memorable ones unless there's some major twists and suspense coming up in the last six episodes as we wait for SJY to die, and probably Eul too, knowing the writer.

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Now I'm curious.... South Korean drama scripts aren't known to be fully written before shooting starts, right? So the actors weigh offers based on the incomplete scripts (and possibly the general plot and ending, or maybe not even the ending, like the Reply series casts definitely didn't know how it would end until before shooting the last episodes) and the people attached to the drama, right? (writer, director, other actors) So, in a way, it's very possible to sign on a production that reads very well on the first few episodes but sucks overall. I was thinking City Hunter. The first half was really suspenseful and thrilling and showed all the signs of a good drama, but towards the end it fell apart.

I only know A Love to Kill out of Lee Kyung Hee's body of work, and maybe that should have been warning enough. I mean I liked the drama but it often frustrated me.

Let's hope the pacing gets better towards the second half.

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Also, I've always paint Ji-Tae's father as the evil one, while its his mom? What..

I'm so sad for Ji-Tae, at least I'm really hoping Im Joo Hwan will get better role after this. His acting is so memorable! or even Im Joo Eun.

I'm thankful now mom knows that Joon Young is sick.

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His mom can be described in one sentence: "lacking courage is a crime."

She pushed JoonYoung's mom away, refused to let her husband meet his son and now destroys NoEul because of what she means to her company.

What filth. What a disgusting character.

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She makes my skin crawl. She's the actual cancer in this drama. She probably just found a way to transmit some of her cancer to JY's brain.

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LOL! Now that would really be the epitome of her evilness.

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@peeps, exactly: I am thinking Joon Young's mom is more afraid of JiTae's mom. Than trying to show off her son that she raised without JYs dad's help, because why does she insist on JY being a prosecutor, it was rather to help her if she gets threatened again by JTs evil mom. And this also parallels in JYs love life, because his mom insists that JY and his heart of gold could help the poor and down trodden, like Eul and Jik. Where JiTae And Haru think throwing money at people will make there problems go away because they learnt this from. JY and Harus biological dad -- Joon Young on the other hand cannot understand why people treat people beneath them with no respect. JYs mom is flawed yes but I think people are hard on her because she was probably threatened, who knows the powers that be may be threading her that Could take Joon Young out any time only if he were a prosecutor could he protect himself and his mom. His mom thinks JYs dad is the one calling the shots in that household. The evidence is in JTs mom who was almost elated to hear of JYs impending death, it is as if she was relieved to know that she doesn't have to take out her 'star witness' to give testimony against her.

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The best(?) one would be appearing nice and kind while doing all that behind everyone's back. Her family... talk about dysfunctional. So far Ha Ru seems like the normal one and she's much too spoiled for someone her age, it's frustrating to see.

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Woobin rises to the challenge every. single. episode. If I had my doubts about him with regards to emotional intensity, this episode erases it all!

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Agree 100% Bleu. Kim Woo Bin is doing an amazing job!!!!!! So is Suzy. I love the two of them together. The roller coaster of emotions both have to go through is difficult to maintain, but they are doing it. I'm invested in their acting, the writing, their chemistry. I hope more folks can appreciate it. This drama is getting better and better with every episode.

Before this drama, I only saw KWB in Heirs. I will watch anything Kim Woo Bin is in going forward. Hopefully he keeps making dramas.

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This drama feels so old school and I love it.

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Yes indeed. I felt the same way too. UF story pace reminds me with 90's-00's drama like Winter Sonata, Endless Love, Stairway to Heaven, etc. kinda vibe.

No wonder this drama got so many criticism from millennial gen, maybe it's just not their cup of tea. I think...

Well we can't make everyone happy and satisfied now matter how hard we try.

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I feel old. These young kids have no attension span. :(

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With you jn the old department. I loved Winter Sonata when it came out so this is really up my alley.

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LOL -- that's what it is. I don't feel old, I am old, and yes, these young kids have a very short attention span. They want things to go fast fast fast. But this drama is slow and beautiful. The cinematography is gorgeous, the music is nice, and the weather is super cold, adding to the atmosphere.

Them young'uns. Maybe if they slowed down to smell the cold winter air they might learn a thing or two about patience :)

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They feel like classic US movies-these dramas that take their time in scenes. I personally love it, when I am invested in the characters, which luckily for me I am with UF.

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It does! That's why it's my nightcap.

That's a compliment, because I'm actually very allergic to melodramas. I don't even know I'm still sticking to this because it's so not up to par on so many levels (minus the cinematography) but it has this charm that keeps pulling me back. Haha.

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Yasss... I'm actually not a fan of melodrama... but It's so strange that I keep coming back to this one

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yesssss.. no matter how much i love fresh new concepted dramas, old-school never fails entertaining ???? (it's never a kdrama moment without makjang)

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Hahaha IKR! Must be more than excruciating being Ji Tae and being around this bunch of horrible people.

At this rate, I'm not expecting a satisfying ending for JT at all. Poor soul...

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Kim Woo Bin really had me crying in this episode ???? Nothing seems to be going the way he wants it to and it crushes my soul. Suzy really got me with the scene with her dad too. I'm such a sucker for dead parents who come back as a way to comfort their kids. I really didn't expect her to actually try to run the guy over and I can't tell if she turned away because she realized it was bad or if it was because of Joon Young. I hope it was the former. Either way I'm still hooked and I can't wait for them to start being coupley next week!

(Side note, can people stop hating on Suzy's acting. I thought we already decided that it was getting old and was completely unnecessary. If you're deciding to drop the drama there's no need to comment with a send off and hate. Just don't go to the post and bother fans who actually want to discuss. I love this drama and it really upsets me every time I come here to look for people to discuss with and only find hate. If you like another drama better go comment on their thread and stop bothering UF fans.)

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KWB is sooo awesome! Teary eyes for last 15 minutes. And those scenes of Eul and Dad really moved me, Suzy has some acting skill for this point. Hopefully, it will get better next episodes.

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Kim Woo Bin was the highlight of this episode! He is continuing to wow me every time he's on screen. Just awesome!

And I get No Eul feels like Choi ruined her life but I mean murder girl?! In that moment, I really wanted to knock some sense into her. She is very shameless and has no scruples but I really admire her because she does all she can to raise her little brother (even though it sometimes seems like he is raising her grown ass). But this was a bit much. If it wasn't for Joon-young...

And yay for Mom coming to the rescue! I am glad that even with her being a total witch to her only son (who really has been taking it well until this episode at least) she is still not that angry she won't come rushing to his side when he truly needs her.

Now that we are at the halfway mark, I feel like the episodes have been getting better. The last few scenes with Suzy/Dad and Joon-young/Mom really hit me in the gut.

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#&^[email protected]*^#^@(!!!!!!!!! CURSE YOU FAT FINGERS!

Anyway, I read NoEul's murder attempt as a moment of insanity. She didn't even seem to have her wits about her then. No more no less. She just wasn't even thinking.

Yeah, when they went "dad..." and "mom..." my heart shattered. Those are two words that are usually uttered without much thought but in that moment, all the longing the pleading and trust poured into those two words embodies everything about the phrase "parents aren't just the people who gave birth to you".

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That trying to run him over part reminds me Maru and Eungi's car crash in Nice Guy, they drove cars straight towards each other trying to die after he tried to leave her and she got amnesia from the crash. Though they also turned at the last minute.

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I think the murder attempt is more her not having conscious thought and was just trying to make them feel the pain she does, only when someone else appears on the scene does she snap out of it and swerves. Her reaction later in hospital was one of a very tir3d person, she was so tired of fighting, of living, of fighting to live that she allowed JY to.convince her to run away. She wanted to run away forever. I thought Suzy was good in these scences, her voice was very quiet and unsure.

Rolling my eyes at the convenience of JY headaches, always alone. It has to happen in from of someone someday.

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Same thoughts here. Eul is in a very emotional state at the moment. Remembering her dad, meeting the prosecutor again. It reminds us that even if she's in a good place relationship-wise, this is still the same girl we met in the pilot. She's broken, exhausted, desperate, barely hanging in there - and she's been so for years now. She's like "I just want everything to be done now". So desperate that she herself wants to bring her own pain to the ones who hurt her. Which is why Joon Young's proposal to run away is a very convenient escape for her. Just wanting to be happy once and for all.

And yes, Suzy is good in her scenes. I appreciate her subtlety this time. And also when she cried like a little girl when she was talking to her dad. Teared up there. I can feel her exhaustion and desperation - she just crumbles like a kid to her dad. For goodness sake, she barely had the chance to be a "kid" so to speak because she had to "grow up" right away to care for Jik. Poor girl.

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Yeah, Joon Young was visibly furious after the crash, Eul and JY were the only two injured by that crash and now they charge her with attempted murder? Yeah it is JiTaes moms doing, I think he should disown his mother for this. Let's face it Choi deserves it, to be shaken up like that even if he genuinely thought they catched her fathers murderer, because for all you know JTs mom sealed the deal there and Choi thinks Eul is just crazy still going on and on after that man was arrested because he doesn't sevto link Joon Young's fiancé with wickedness.

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* Ji Taes fiancé...

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i have a feeling that joon young won't make it at the end, and where the scene show that a truck hit a car, i don't think that joon young's car and in the next episode noh eul will finally know that choi is joon young biological father

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Oompf. That desperation which is subtly expressed by Kim Woobin is just so real. I wanted to give him a hug and help him stand up when he fell down and help him ran after Eul. And that moment with his mother just breaks my heart. Again.

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Ahhhhhhhh finally the actor I knew Kim Woo Bin could be when I watched Heirs, shows up this week. Thank you for restoring my faith in your acting, it was good again ♡♡♡♡

but seriously the plot is too slow for my life, I wish more happened. The scenes with his mom and Eul's dad in the cell are touching. And JT family is terrible. Why are we even having a second lead female at all, it feels she gets only the same screen time as Pororo and a flat cold rich bitch role. We have enough people to hate, they don't have to design another one.

Next ep, Joon Young should sue everyone. Locking an adult man in his room like that has to be some kind of wrong under the law, right? And not even by his family, by his agency.

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Some many emotions flying through this episode. I definitely shed some tears for JY cause he is so desperate and unable to help her in that moment of need. I hope that JY can relate this kind of desperation and helplessness that he felt to how NE's been feeling about her situation - the same kind of desperation and helplessness. Having to beg for help and money.

JT's mom is evil as crap and does she even feel remorse?? The girl who killed NE'a father - urgh - these people make me sick. jY's not wrong about the type of prosecutor he may end of being, which led him to give it up.

Them locking up JY - I can't even. If JY cannot be let free to save his girl - well, then I say screw the public and fans. Darn media play doesn't even write the truth anyways. I am glad JY doesn't give up trying.

I know going into it - I am expecting at the very least JY's dying by the end. There may be more people but at least JY. I would be very shocked if JY lived. It's not the writer's style in this kind of melo. It's just so painful to watch him get sicker and sicker.

I am glad that there are a few cute scenes still. The smile on JY's face is priceless when he sees her. His face really lights up. KWB is on fire in some scenes, really spot on. Suzy is doing an ok job. I have a lot of kdramas. She isn't the worst that I've seen... I still like her scenes with JY and her father.

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I may be the minority but UF is currently my fave drama among the rest that are airing (yes, more than W, more than Doctors and more than the awesome Squad 38)

Honestly, I normally find melodrama frustrating with all the angst, but this one just pulls me in so much. The angst are so good. Kim Woo-bin rocks big time with his portrayal of pain and desperation and I just want him to be happy now even if he has to die at the end.
I really can't wait to see what happens next. When will all the secrets out? When will the bad guys get what they deserve? *pulls hair

On separate note, I have no problem with Suzy's acting. I think she's considered better than some others (shall not name names). There's really no need to criticize her, me think she's doing fine, though not as awesome as the rest.

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I'm with you here!

Definitely my fav drama in this summer season! Epic love + great director's work + classic k drama vibe = I'm totally into it!

I pity Suzy because as one of the db commenters mentioned - people are gonna criticize her anyway be it under-acting or over-acting. I guess it has something to do with here extremely popular idol persona.