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Melancholia: Im Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun

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General Information

  • International Title: Melancholia
  • Original Title: 멜랑꼴리아 (romanization: Mellangkkollia)
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2021.11.11 ~ ~
  • Airing Slot: Wednesday & Thursday 22:30 KST
  • Broadcasting Channel: tvN
  • International Distributor: iQIYI
  • Starring: Im Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun
  • Director: Kim Sang Hyub
  • Writer: Kim Ji Woon
  • Highest Rating: TBA
  • Awards: N/A


Melancholia is a romantic Korean drama portraying a love story between math teacher and math genius student. Ji Yoon Soo teaches mathematics in a private high school. She is kind but hard worker. Besides, she is passionate about mathematics and keeps encouraging her students to find their own answers to solve every question. Meanwhile, Baek Seung Yoo is an introvert student who rarely talks to others. His academic score is under average. However, he hides surprising facts about his past. When he was young, he was a mathematics genius who achieved many mathematics competitions. Furthermore, he attended to MIT when he was only 10 years old.

Main Cast

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Character name: Ji Yoon Soo
Actress name: Im Soo Jung
Im Soo Jung’s notable works: All About My Wife (movie), Search: WWW, Chicago Typewriter, Sorry, I Love You, School 4

melancholia kdrama cast lee do hyun

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Character name: Baek Seung Yoo
Actor name: Lee Do Hyun
Lee Do Hyun’s notable works: Youth of May, Sweet Home, 18 Again, Clean With Passion For Now, Still 17

Extended Cast

Jin Kyung as No Jung A
Choi Dae Hoon as Ryu Sung Jae
Jang Hyun Sung as Sung Min Joon
Pyeon Jung Su as Yoo Hye Mi
Kim Ho Jin as Baek Min Sik
Baek Ji Won as Min Hee Sung
Woo Da Vi as Sung Ye Rin
Oh Hye Won as Noh Yeon Woo
Choi Woo Sung as Jang Gyu Yeong
Yang Jo Ah as Kim Jin Hee
Kim Mi Hye as Ahn Seong Gu
Lee Kang Ji as Lee Hyun Jae
Lee Sang Jin as Park Hyun Do
Son Jin Hwan as Oh Jin Taek
Byun Jung Soo as Yoo Hye Mi
Sunwoo as Jenny’s mother

Character Relationship Chart

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Credit: tvN (edited & translated by Kepoper)

Original Soundtrack

“All I Need” by Jemma
“Darling” by Sunwoo Jung-A
“Lily of The Valley” (Original: Daniel) by Band Nah

Teaser/ Trailer Videos


Awards & Nominations



  • Melancholia takes over tvN Korean drama Hometown time slot on Wednesday and Thursday
  • It is directed by Kim Sang Hyub who previously directed popular dramas such as True Beauty, Extraordinary You, The King in Love, 7th Grade Civil Servant, Dong Yi, Cinderella Man, and so on
  • The script is written by Kim Ji Woon who previously wrote the script for popular dramas such as Doctor John, Hyde Jekyll, Me, and Cheongdamdong Alice
  • Melancholia becomes Im Soo Jung‘s fifth Korean drama
  • This is Lee Do Hyun‘s second drama in 2021 beside Youth of May

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