Lee Do Hyun’s new drama “Melancholia” debuts to promising ratings and reveals thrilling details

The first episode of Melancholia premiered last night to a good start. 

On November 10, tvn’s new drama Melancholia aired its first episode. Starring the “noona-dongsaeng” duo Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun with a 16-year age difference, Melancholia centers on the scandals at a corrupt private high school, and the stories of how the two main characters fight and overcome prejudices of society. Having the disadvantage of a Wed-Thu drama broadcast on a cable network, Melancholia still debuts to a fairly good start, recording an average nationwide rating of 3.6%.

Melancholia ep 1

At the beginning of episode 1, Melancholia is already filled with drama when the passionate math teacher Ji Yoon Soo (Im Soo Jung) is arrested and investigated for a series of school scandals.  Previously, Yoon Soo openly clapped back at the hypocritical statements of principal Jeong Ah of Ah Sung High School – the school that is being labeled by the media as a “privileged commercial center”.

Melancholia ep 1

Knowing how corruption and preferential treatment is rampant at the school she is working at, Yoon Soo steps forward to expose the truth. However, this pushes her into a tragedy. Jeong Ah maliciously turns Yoon Soo into a morally corrupt teacher by accusing her of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student – Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun). In the interrogation room, Yoon Soo is even asked a rude question by the police officer: “Did you sleep with that student?”. Seung Yoo, of course, does not bystand. He is determined to prove his teacher’s innocence.

Melancholia ep 1
Melancholia ep 1

Melancholia airs every Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.


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