Uncontrollably Fond

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Uncontrollably Fond
Uncontrollably fond poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asLightly, Ardently
Genre
Written byLee Kyung-hee
Directed by
  • Park Hyun-suk
  • Cha Young-hoon
Starring
Opening theme"Only You" by Junggigo
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producerKim Sung-geun
Producers
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
DistributorKBS
Release
Original networkKBS2
Original releaseJuly 6 (2016-07-06) –
September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)
External links
Website
Production website

Uncontrollably Fond (Korean함부로 애틋하게; RRHamburo Aeteusage) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy.[1][2][3][4][5] It aired on KBS2 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 KST from July 6 to September 8, 2016.[6][7][8]

While the audience ratings for the drama fell below expectations locally, it was well-received across Asia. In China, it streamed on Youku simultaneously with South Korea's broadcast and has reached more than 4 billion cumulative views then, making it the site's most viewed Korean drama.[7][9]

Synopsis[edit]

Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) and Noh Eul (Bae Suzy) were classmates who were separated during their teenage years due to an ill-fated relationship, but later meet each other in adulthood. Shin Joon-young is now a top actor-singer while Noh Eul is a documentary producer.

Noh Eul had a tough childhood; her father died in a hit-and-run prompting Noh Eul to quit school and make a living for herself and her brother. Shin Joon-young, on the other hand, had his life planned out for him. His mother wanted him to become a prosecutor to follow the footsteps of his estranged father, but an incident caused him to quit law school and become a singer-actor.

The two later reunite when Noh Eul is tasked to film Shin Joon-young's documentary after telling the producer that wanted to shoot the documentary that she can persuade him for giving consent to shoot the documentary. Joon-young initially gives Noh Eul a miserable time before finally agreeing to do the documentary and eventually tries to win her heart back.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Lead stars Kim Woo-bin (left) and Bae Suzy (right) at the press conference on July 4, 2016

Supporting[edit]

People around Shin Joon-young[edit]

People around Noh Eul[edit]

People around Choi Ji-tae[edit]

People around Yoon Jeong-eun[edit]

Special Appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming began on November 26, 2015 at Kyungnam University in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea;[13] and finished on April 12, 2016.[14]

The series reunited Kim Woo-bin and Lim Ju-eun who both starred in the hit drama The Heirs and Bae Suzy, Lee Yu-bi, Jin Kyung and Kim Ki-bang who starred in the historical drama Gu Family Book.

Original soundtrack[edit]

Uncontrollably Fond
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedVolume 1:
July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29) (digital)
August 11, 2016 (2016-08-11) (CD)
Volume 2:
September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08) (digital)
September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13) (CD)
GenreSoundtrack, ballad
LabelSamhwa Networks/SidusHQ/Gazi Contents/LOEN
L200001286 (Volume 1)
L200001299 (Volume 2)

The original soundtrack of Uncontrollably Fond was divided into two volumes: Volume 1 consists of songs from Parts 1 to 8 and Midnight Youth's Golden Love from Part 14 (also known as the pop OST), while Volume 2 consists of songs from Parts 9 to 15 and tracks by New Empire from Part 14.

Part 1[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Ring My Bell"Suzy (Miss A)3:27
2."Ring My Bell" (Inst.) 3:27
Total length:6:54

Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Find the Differences (틀린그림찾기)"Lim Seul-ong, Kisum3:14
2."Find the Differences" (Inst.) 3:14
Total length:6:28

Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Say Goodbye (My Heart Speaks) (가슴이 말해)"Kim Na-young4:09
2."Say Goodbye (My Heart Speaks)" (Inst.) 4:09
Total length:8:18

Part 4[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Only U"Junggigo3:15
2."Only U" (Inst.) 3:15
Total length:6:30

Part 5[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."I Miss You (보고싶어)"Hyolyn (Sistar)3:49
2."I Miss You (보고싶어)" (Inst.) 3:49
Total length:7:38

Part 6[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Picture In My Head (내 머릿속 사진)"Kim Woo-bin3:44
2."Picture In My Head (내 머릿속 사진)" (Inst.) 3:44
3."Do You Know (혹시 아니)"Kim Woo-bin4:15
4."Do You Know (혹시 아니)" (Inst.) 4:15
Total length:15:58

Part 7[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Don't Push Me (밀지마)"Wendy, Seulgi (Red Velvet)3:20
2."Don't Push Me (밀지마)" (Inst.) 3:20
3."Don't Push Me (밀지마) (Ballad Ver.)"Wendy, Seulgi (Red Velvet)3:30
4."Don't Push Me (밀지마) (Ballad Ver.)" (Inst.) 3:30
Total length:13:40

Part 8[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."From When and Until When (어디부터 어디까지)"Tei4:07
2."From When and Until When (어디부터 어디까지)" (Inst.) 4:07
Total length:8:14

Part 9[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."I Love You (사랑해요)"Kim Bum-soo4:08
2."I Love You (사랑해요)" (Inst.) 4:08
Total length:8:16

Part 10[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Love Is Hurting (사랑이 아프다)"Hwanhee (Fly to the Sky)4:01
2."Love Is Hurting (사랑이 아프다)" (Inst.) 4:01
Total length:8:02

Part 11[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."My Love"Honey G3:38
2."My Love" (Inst.) 3:38
Total length:7:16

Part 12[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Shower (소나기)"Eric Nam4:28
2."Shower (소나기)" (Inst.) 4:28
Total length:8:56

Part 13[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."I Can Live (살 수 있다고)"Kim Yeon-joon (김연준)3:45
2."I Can Live (살 수 있다고)" (Inst.) 3:45
Total length:7:30

Part 14 (Uncontrollably Fond Pop OST)[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."A Little Braver"New Empire3:28
2."A Little Braver" (Inst.) 3:28
3."Golden Love"Midnight Youth4:01
4."Golden Love" (Inst.) 4:01
5."Across The Ocean"New Empire3:50
6."Across The Ocean" (Inst.) 3:50
Total length:22:38

Part 15[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."When It's Good (좋을땐)"Bae Suzy (Miss A)4:14
2."When It's Good (좋을땐)" (Inst.) 4:14
Total length:8:28
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Ambition"Various Artists3:28
2."Blues Life"Various Artists1:43
3."Bright Intro"Various Artists2:26
4."Chaos"Various Artists3:26
5."Cotton Candy"Various Artists2:05
6."Haromica Theme"Various Artists2:50
7."Hurt Love"Various Artists2:12
8."More of Mystery"Various Artists3:06
9."Need Somebody"Various Artists3:20
10."Over and Over"Various Artists2:11
11."Pain"Various Artists1:56
12."Revenge"Various Artists1:42
13."Running Away"Various Artists1:10
14."Running Away Behind"Various Artists2:35
15."Shining Bridge"Various Artists1:36
16."Shining Day"Various Artists2:48
17."Sunset"Various Artists2:11
18."Theme O3"Various Artists2:10
19."The Only One"Various Artists3:02
20."The Way to you"Various Artists2:18
21."Wherever you are"Various Artists1:59

Charted songs[edit]

Chart performance
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Remarks
KOR
Gaon
"Ring My Bell"
(Suzy (Miss A))
2016
18
  • KOR: 343,613
Part 1
"Find The Differences"
(Lim Seul-ong, Kisum)
34
  • KOR: 175,311
Part 2
Say Goodbye (My Heart Speaks)
(Kim Na-young)
28
  • KOR: 150,245
Part 3
"Only You"
(Junggigo)
40
  • KOR: 194,770
Part 4
I Miss You"
(Hyolyn (Sistar))
40
  • KOR: 117,394
Part 5
"Picture In My Head"

(Kim Woo-bin)

91
N/A
Part 6
"Don't Push Me Away"
(Wendy, Seulgi)
25
  • KOR: 142,016
Part 7
"From When and Until When"
(Tei)
66
  • KOR: 40,881
Part 8
"I Love You"
(Kim Bum-soo)
19
  • KOR: 294,380+
Part 9
"Love Hurts"
(Hwanhee (Fly to the Sky))
19
  • KOR: 240,683+
Part 10
"When It's Good"
(Suzy (Miss A))
84
  • KOR: 26,583
Part 15

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[15] AGB Nielsen[16]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 July 6, 2016 11.5% (6th) 12.7% (3rd) 12.5% (4th) 13.8% (4th)
2 July 7, 2016 9.3% (12th) 9.4% (8th) 12.5% (5th) 12.8% (4th)
3 July 13, 2016 10.7% (8th) 12.3% (4th) 11.9% (5th) 13.3% (4th)
4 July 14, 2016 9.4% (11th) 10.9% (7th) 11.0% (6th) 12.0% (4th)
5 July 20, 2016 10.9% (7th) 11.4% (5th) 12.9% (4th) 14.0% (4th)
6 July 21, 2016 10.0% (10th) 10.9% (9th) 11.1% (7th) 11.5% (6th)
7 July 27, 2016 8.7% (16th) 9.4% (11th) 8.6% (12th) 9.5% (10th)
8 July 28, 2016 8.0% (19th) 9.5% (12th) 8.9% (14th) 10.1% (10th)
9 August 3, 2016 7.0% (19th) 8.0% (13th) 8.2% (12th) 9.0% (9th)
10 August 4, 2016 7.1% (NR) 7.6% (15th) 8.1% (12th) 9.0% (11th)
11 August 10, 2016 7.3% (NR) 8.1% (15th) 7.9% (15th) 7.8% (17th)
12 August 11, 2016 9.6% (8th) 9.9% (5th) 10.0% (5th) 10.6% (4th)
13 August 17, 2016 6.8% (19th) 6.8% (18th) 8.0% (12th) 8.6% (12th)
14 August 18, 2016 6.6% (NR) 6.9% (18th) 8.7% (12th) 9.6% (9th)
15 August 24, 2016 6.4% (NR) 7.1% (NR) 8.0% (16th) 8.4% (14th)
16 August 25, 2016 6.1% (NR) 7.6% (NR) 7.7% (17th) 8.4% (16th)
17 August 31, 2016 7.0% (NR) 6.1% (NR) 8.0% (16th) 8.0% (17th)
18 September 1, 2016 7.2% (NR) 6.8% (18th) 7.9% (14th) 8.5% (14th)
19 September 7, 2016 7.2% (NR) 8.0% (17th) 8.0% (16th) 7.6% (17th)
20 September 8, 2016 7.4% (20th) 7.3% (NR) 8.4% (15th) 9.0% (14th)
Average 8.21% 8.84% 11.76% 10.08%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
5th APAN Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kim Woo-bin Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Bae Suzy Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards
Best Star Award Won
30th KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Kim Woo-bin Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Bae Suzy Nominated
Netizen Award Kim Woo-bin Nominated
Bae Suzy Nominated
Best Couple Award Kim Woo-bin & Bae Suzy Nominated

References[edit]

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