This time on Would I Date Him? I reflect upon the leading man of Uncontrollably Fond. Woo Bin is tall drink of handsome, but what about the character he portrays?
Our candidate: Shin Joon Young portrayed by Kim Woo Bin from the series Uncontrollably Fond.
His Background: Superstar. While working to becoming a prosecutor just like his father (who did not know about him), Joon Young learns a terrible truth about his father and abandons this path. He lands in the world of entertainment and becomes a superstar, an actor with a legion of fans (and anti-fans). But he never forgot his high school love, No Eul (Bae Suzy). Fate is cruel. He’s diagnosed as having only has 3 months to live due an brain tumor. Joon Young focuses on reuniting with his former love but secrets could derail his desired reunion with her.
Pluses: Self deprecating (doesn’t take his superstar status seriously), determined to win the woman he’s never forgotten and right the wrongs done to her. Joon Young wore his heart on his sleeve to win back No Eul. When forced to choose between a relationship with her or righting the wrongs done to her, Joon Young looked at the long term best choice for her. Joon Young has a penchant for loving prickly women. That’s right, sweet and simpering typical kdrama women need not apply!
Minuses: Desperate to right the wrongs, he lied to the woman he loved while pursuing a dangerous game. Joon Young had No Eul ready to commit to a relationship he’d only dreamed of. When faced with choice of immediate happiness or freeing her from the past’s pain, he chooses the latter. Unfortunately he tosses her aside and forces her to watch his pursuit of another woman. Two Joon Young nitpicks: 1. Bit of a hot head. 2. Populated his home with massive pictures of himself. You couldn’t go any where in the house without Joon Young staring at you!
Would I date him? Yes. Joon Young is willing to put another’s needs before his own. Joon Young is handsome and funny. Joon Young is caring. Undoubtedly pain is guaranteed if he dies, but without risk, there is no reward in love.