I suggest to play A Little Braver (located in the reason #2) before reading the article. Enjoy!
Uncontrollably Fond was released in 2016 and yet the story still have a special place in the viewer’s heart.
It is not your typical romance Korean drama for it tells not just the love story of two individuals but also the struggles of both complete and single families, and most importantly the story of an individual who wants to live and value the true meaning of life.
All throughout the 20 episodes, you will experience the feeling of pain and frustration because this is indeed one of the saddest Korean dramas in the history.
Despite the sadness and the pain, I guarantee you that this is also one of the best underrated Korean dramas that deserves to be recognized.
To prove that, below are the 8 reasons why Uncontrollably Fond is a good cry K-drama:
1. Good cry storyline
The lonely vibes immediately attacks in the first episode where you can always let a heavy sigh because of a heavy pain!
Honestly, I had a hard time finishing this drama because it is so painful and I need more time to take all the pain away. But at the end of the day, I decided to finish it and have so much things to ponder.
If you are a big fan of this genre, then this drama is really for you. But if you are not into sadness, you still need to try watching it and bear with the pain.
However, if you are already heartbroken and don’t want to feel any pain, then don’t watch it yet because you are just adding a salt to your wound. It will break your heart even more!
2. Appealing OSTs
In order to complete the set-up, Uncontrollably Fond has an appealing OSTs that will match the emotions you have felt while watching it.
The songs will forever lingers in your mind and heart, as you will remember the story of Shin Joon Young and No Eul everytime you hear it.
Among the OSTs of the said drama, A Little Braver sang by New Empire is my favorite English OST. I can clearly remember the struggles of the two main leads when this song came across to my playlist and I cannot help but to cry my heart out.
3. Kim Woo Bin and Bae Suzy’s chemistry
These two personalities build a great chemistry over this drama. The characters only have a few moments together and that makes the drama even more sadder.
Even if they’ve known each other since high school, they are quite deniable of their feelings. But through that time span, they’ve build a stronger connection that no one can break in the future.
Moreover, on the last episode where Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) leaned his head to No Eul’s (Bae Suzy) shoulder are one of the purest yet heart breaking scene for the two.
4. Kim Woo Bin as Shin Joon Young
Aside from Suzy, Kim Woo Bin’s character had a big role in the drama and he perfectly portrayed it. Walang tapon, bes!
The way his character remains strong despite everything and his eyes when he started crying will convince you how good he is.
He is the main reason why my eyes are swollen the entire time as his character suffered from brain cancer.
However, sad news fired up in 2017 when Kim Woo Bin was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer. But thankfully, he recovered now and pursuing back his acting career.
5. Value of life
Uncontrollably Fond shows us the value and the true essence of life. Some of us may be living the world in a hard way and wishing to be dead, but there are also some people who wish to live longer.
You know what’s more painful than death? It’s when you want to live. When you are raising your hopes up to live longer and be with the people you truly cared and loved.
Aside from that, the drama also teaches us to live our life to the fullest. Repent, forgive, and show our love to the people around us because we really can’t predict when we will die.
Don’t leave the world with so much regrets in your hands.
6. Family over everything
Family is our great weakness. We will do everything for the sake of our loved ones even if it means death.
In this drama, it also tackles family wherein you can become evil just to protect your family just like Ji Tae’s mother. Aside from that, the struggles of each families are also depicted.
7. Reliable friend
Having a friend who understands and supports you unconditionally is one of the best feeling ever.
Nari’s (No Eul’s best friend) consideration is beyond the expectation, knowing that they have something bad in the past. She let Eul to live in her house, and same as Eul’s brother who live in his friend’s house.
Yes, you read it right, Eul and his brother do not own a house and they are also indebted to loan sharks. Life is pretty hard for them.
Those people with money and power are the privileged ones who can easily circumvent the law. And I hate it that made me cry out of frustration.
The impact of law injustice in this drama shows that the rich cannot be easily convicted in the crimes they committed while the unfortunate ones will suffer if they will ask for justice.
This is the sad truth of reality. I hope we learn to accept and pay for our mistakes to live a better and peaceful life ahead.
Don’t miss this drama and watch it now! You can watch the trailer below: