Episode 7 of "Uncontrollably Fond" explored the romantic relationships in the drama: No Eul and Joon-yeong, Assemblyman Choi and his love for Joon-yeong's mother, Ji-tae and Jeong-eun. The malicious story elements like cancer, paparazzi, and meddling families were all present, but they took a back seat to relationship development.
Woo-bin shows off his male magnetism in this episode as his character struggles to hide his love from No Eul. He is a powerful romantic lead, and equally as powerful in the smaller moments: Joon-yeong's cancer pains; the phone interactions with his mother. Suzy is also not half bad. She is continually a surprise. She lets herself be affected by Woo-bin's energy.
Lim Ju-hwan is the unfortunate actor with a wooden character as is Lim Ju-eun. Both actors are capable of great nuance, but both Ji-tae and Jeong-eun are completely vanilla characters incapable of taking much nuance. Their roles feel completely utilitarian and secondary to the main couple. The crackling romantic and sexual chemistry of Woo-bin and Suzy completely flattens the mediocre scenes between Joo-hwan and Joo-eun.
As for the parents, Assemblyman Choi seems to have had (or continues to have) genuine feelings for Joon-yeong's mother. Too bad he is still married and his wife knows about it. This will definitely be a major point of contention and a point from which brambles of plot will grow and drag in Joon-yeong's mother, Joon-yeong, and everyone connected to him.
The first major kiss has happened, after which I expect some cute, and then some angst. We're preparing to launch into the second half of the drama, and since it's a melo, and Joon-yeong has cancer, I anticipate audiences needing tissues soon. Lots of them.
Written by: Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine from 'Raine's Dichotomy'
Managing editor, drama lover, and foodie, Lisa enjoys exploring Korea, speaking the language, and soaking in all that dramaland has to offer. Lisa Espinosa can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
"[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Uncontrollably Fond" Episode 7"
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