Uncontrollably Fond
Korean title: 함부로 애틋하게
KBS, 20 episodes
July 6–September 8, 2016

A haughty top movie star (Kim Woo-bin) and a materialistic documentary PD (Suzy) rekindle their relationship years after a painful separation in their youth, only to find their path obstructed by ongoing secrets, corrupt people in power, and illness. An angsty melodrama driven by Kim Woo-bin, who puts in a moving performance as a man desperate to help his love.

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‘Uncontrollably Fond’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 11, 2016 | 342 Comments
How did everyone’s dramas stack up this week? Any big duds to avoid, or hidden gems you’ve unearthed on dusty old hard drives that you care to share? The constant turnover in dramaland is so relentless that I can’t remember the last time I went back and watched something old, but I’m about to have... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 20 (Final)
by | September 8, 2016 | 188 Comments
It’s not how a person dies that defines their life, but how they lived. We can all choose to live with anger and resentment, or to rise above and focus on the people we love. Life isn’t about revenge or bitterness — it’s whether you leave the world with more love in it than than... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 19
by | September 7, 2016 | 76 Comments
The reality of Joon-young’s illness lands hard for everyone, and they all struggle to deal with their feelings in different ways. To some, that means pulling him closer while they can, while others try to distance themselves from their grief. But while his looming loss may be painful, the ripples he leaves behind could change... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 3, 2016 | 312 Comments
Team Dramabeans, reporting for check-in! We’ve cleared a few shows from the slate and welcomed new ones (with several more on the horizon), so it feels like we’re starting a new season, which feels appropriate to the back-to-school season we’re in now (at least here in the States). Are you ready to jump on the... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 18
by | September 1, 2016 | 174 Comments
With everyone scrambling to get the upper hand, it’s anyone’s guess who could come out of this power play on top. Loyalties are changing by the minute, and it’s not easy to make a move without someone blocking it and striking back. Joon-young has got to stay ahead of the game, or he risks losing... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 17
by | August 31, 2016 | 78 Comments
Joon-young sets his plan into motion, bringing all the pieces together for one final confrontation. But every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and as Joon-young pushes, his adversary is ready and willing to push back just as hard. The question is, will Joon-young be able to outwit his opponents and set everything right... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 16
by | August 25, 2016 | 144 Comments
With time growing short and, it grows harder and harder for Joon-young to pretend that nothing is wrong. He’s determined to struggle alone, refusing to accept help, even though it’s making things more difficult than they need to be. But as much as he’d like to keep his secret as long as possible, the decision... More »

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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 15
by | August 24, 2016 | 101 Comments
Is a lie really less painful than the truth, when the lie is causing pain to the one it’s supposed to protect? Especially when the truth will come out eventually, and the backlash could cause ripples of pain for years to come. At least some fences are being mended — and it’s a good thing,... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 20, 2016 | 294 Comments
Another week, another Team Dramabeans check-in! I’m feeling the lull now that this crop of shows has started to wind down, and even shows I’d enjoyed thoroughly are staring to lose their luster. Or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of being stuck in bed with nothing to do other than watch dramas. That probably... More »