Melancholia – Cast & Summary

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Melancholia - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Melancholia became a drama starred by Lim Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun released on TvN. This collaboration of Senior and Junior in acting was released on November 10, 2021.

The first main cast is Lim Soo Jung who has been back on the Korean series after playing Hyun Jin in the movie Single in Seoul (2021).

Besides, she also acted in Search WWW (2019) and Chicago Typewriter (2017)

The other cast is Lee Do Hyun, even though he is counted as a junior compared with Lim Soo Jung, He has played some films and dramas, Youth of May (2021), Sweet Home (2020), and Hotel del Luna (2019).

Melancholia became a special drama because it was released in tvN 15th anniversary special project.

This drama aired on Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 KST on TvN and replaced Hometown that has ben ended.

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  • Title: Melancholia / 멜랑꼴리아
  • Also known as: Mellangkollia , Melangoria
  • Genre: Romance, School, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Director: Kim Sang Hyeob
  • Producer: Moon Seok Hwan, Oh Kwang Hee, and Yoo Beom Sang.
  • Screen Writer: Kim Ji Woon
  • Production Company: Studio Dragon and Bon Factory Worldwide
    Network: TvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Air Dates: November 10, 2021 – December 30, 2021
  • Air Times: Wednesday and Thursday, 22:30 KST
Melancholia - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Synopsis of Melancholia

This story began with Ji Yoon Soo (Lim Soo Jung) as the new mathematic teacher in a high-class school named Ahseong High School.

Her passion motivates to make her students to find interest in Mathematics.

Her passionate also attract the last ranked in the class, Baek Seung Yoo to learn mathematics and raise his rank to the top rank.

Behind his mysterious looks, he has a surprising past as the smartest student in Mathematic and accept in MIT at the age of 12, but he suddenly disappears.

The intimacy between the young and new teacher and the mysterious student bring bad rumor for them and make Yoon Soo lose her job.

After many years, both of them reunite to resolve the corruption in their school and clean their name.

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Main Cast 

Melancholia - Cast, Summary, Synopsis, OST, Episode, Review

Lim Soo Jung as Ji Yoon Soo

A passionate mathematic teacher in Ahseong High School who also has tenacious and stubborn character.

Unfortunately, her career as a teacher in that school stopped when a bad rumor appeared and cause Yoon Soo to have hated the past school.

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Lee Do Hyun as Baek Seung Yoo

A friendless and mysterious student in Ahseong High School who has a brilliant past as the smart student that was accepted in MIT at age 12, but refused and disappeared.

His past passion back after he met the new mathematic teacher in the school.

Supporting Cast

Ji Yoon So’s Relative

  • Choi Dae Hoon as Ryu Sung Jae (Yoon Soo’s Fiance)
  • Oh Gwang Rok as Ji Hyun Wook
  • Jeon Guk Hyang as Shin Kyung In
  • Han Ki Joong as Ryu Hyun il

Baek Seung Yoo’s Family

  • Kim Ho Jin as Baek Min Sik
  • Baek Ji Won as Min Hee Sung

Asung Foundation

  • Jin Kyung as No Jung A (Head of the School Administration)
  • Oh Hye Won as No Yeon Woo (Second daughter of Asung Academy)
  • Jang Gwang as No In Hyeong
  • Kim Ji Young as Kim Ji Na (Daughter of No Jung Ah)

Sung Ye Rin’s and His Family

  • Woo Da Vi as Sung Ye Rin (Min Joon and Hye Mi’s Daughter)
  • Jang Hyun Sung as Sung Min Joon (Parent of student at Asung High School)
  • Pyeon Jung Su as Yoo Hye Mi (Wife of Seong Min Jun)
  • Yu Gene Woo as Sung Yoo Chan

Asung High School Faculty

  • Son Ji Hwan as Oh Jin Taek (Principal of Asung High School)
  • Jeon Jin Ki as Choi Sung Han (Principal of Asung High School)
  • Yang Jo A as Kim Jin Hee (A teacher of the Korean language)
  • Ahn Sang Woo as Han Myung Jin

Baek Seung Yoo’s Friend

  • Lee Kang Ji as Lee Hyun Jee (A close friend of Baek Seung Yoo)
  • Lee Sang Jin as Park Hyeong Do (A close friend of Baek Seung Yoo)
  • Choi Woo Sung as Jang Kyu Young


  • Park Sung Yeon as Yoo Sun A
  • Lee Se Na as Joo Yoon A

OST (Original Soundtrack)

Trailer of Melancholia


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