“Melancholia”: “Don’t fall in love with this math problem”, Melancholia premieres, and here’s what we think about the first two episodes

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Lee Do Hyun and Im Soo Jung’s romantic new drama “Melancholia” has finally premiered and the first episode stole hearts with the show’s characters, plot, theme, and very deep and meaningful dialogues. The show airs every Wednesday and Thursday on the broadcasting channel TVN.

Melancholia is helmed by Kim Sang Hyub, the director of popular shows like “True Beauty” and “Extra Ordinary You”. Watch out for mini spoilers ahead.

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As we all know, Lee Do Hyun has made a name for himself in the industry in such a short period of his career. The actor previously gave commendable performances in shows like “18 Again”, “Youth Of May” and “Sweet Home”. He was last seen in “Youth of May” and was highly praised for his portrayal of a medical student Hwang Hee Tae.

In “Melancholia,” Lee Do Hyun plays the role of Baek Seung Yoo, a mathematician, and student who had strong feelings for his mathematics teacher. His character has a traumatic past that he finds difficult to overcome. On top of this, he deals with a lot of pressure from her parents and the community as he was once seen as a mathematical genius at a young age.

Needless to say, we can look forward to the development of his character and how he will appear. He has a lot to discover about how he will learn to accept his future and move on to unlock his full potential with the gift he has been given.

The author of this series does an excellent job of explaining the intricacies of human emotions in a mathematical subject. The metaphors and metaphors used are powerful and help the audience to understand the characters’ inner thoughts and feelings.

The director also pointed out that it is a task to show the soft emotions associated with the story and to show strong narratives in the text. While not the most entertaining topics, the series connects viewers with an emotional level that will keep you engaged.

MELANCHOLIA: The First Two Episodes

Baek Seung Yoo and Ji Yoon Soo (Im Soo Jung), who plays the role of a maths teacher are able to understand each other in ways that other people in the real world cannot understand. At a dark point in his life, Seung Yoo is able to find someone who can help him solve his thoughts and feelings mathematically.

It is the way out he needs to be able to deal with his past trauma. Their relationship is pure and warm, which is the vibe the director wanted to emphasize when broadcasting the two characters.
The chemistry between Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun is also very evident in the first two episodes; their feelings about the text and characters seem very clear, which will only make the continuation of the story more powerful.

MELANCHOLIA: Was The Looming Scandal Appropriate for the Storyline?

Ji Yoon Soo and Baek Seung Yoo were caught on video spending time together early in the morning but were actually solving a math problem. This is a video Noh Jung Ah (Jin Kyung) may use to remove Baek Seung Yoo, who puts one student at risk of not being on top of school if he has an agreement with his parents. There is a lot of politics that affect parents and coercion, which makes this emerging scandal even more frightening.

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