It’s T-minus five days to the premiere of Uncontrollably Fond on KBS July 6th, a good long year wait for me ever since screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee announced her next drama would be going back to her prime time melo roots after doing weekend family drama Wonderful Days. It’s clear that the casting of Kim Woo Bin and Suzy as the leads have been polarizing to say the least, individually and even as an onscreen couple. I like them enough to give them the benefit of the doubt and have them prove the naysayers right, the magic of Lee Kyung Hee’s character creations is the ability to really dig deep for the actor or the actress in subtle emoting.
Suzy isn’t styled attractively in this drama but that’s a pretty typical Lee Kyung Hee female lead, frumpy but the allure is from within, whereas Kim Woo Bin looks like he just wandered over from any of his previous roles, makes me wonder if it’s really hard to change up his look. The second leads are looking fabulous though, Im Joo Eun‘s short bob with waves and Im Joo Hwan‘s chaebol heir make each look suitably sophisticated as likely needed for their roles.