With Uncontrollably Fond headed into the last arc of its run, my feelings for leading man Kim Woo Bin has finally settled on a definitive opinion. This drama is a slow simmering burn and has hit my expectations but not exceeded it. I was excited prior to its airing but controlled in that excitement because unbridled and unfettered enthusiasm is just a recipe for disappointment. I can’t critically analyze why the drama is merely good without being great since it feels like a melange of so many factors each lacking just a smidge so together it’s like a whole step down. Kim Woo Bin’s performance is charismatic but way too similar to his Heirs take on the rebellious entitled emo-hurt boy. It’s a combination of the way his character is written and also his really strong aura that seems to permeate whatever role he’s doing in all his recent serious works, which means another comedic or beta male role like in Twenty to keep changing his image up. And along the way churn out intensely masculine model perfect pictorials like this latest in Elle Korea.