Melancholia is a South Korean television series starring Im Soo-jung, Lee Do-hyun, Jin Kyung, and Jang Hyun-sung that was directed by Kim Sang-hyeob. Corruption and scandal abound in Gangnam’s elite private high schools, as explored in this drama. Here We provide Kdrama Melancholia quotes, cast, and synopsis.

Kdrama Melancholia Synopsis

The action takes place at a shady private high school. Between a math teacher and a brilliant math student, a lovely tale unfolds.

Math teacher Ji Yoon-Su (Lim Soo-Jung) works at a private high school. She’s pleasant, but she also has a strong desire to succeed once she’s made up her mind. Ji Yoon-Su is a math enthusiast who trembles whenever she encounters a difficult math problem. For math questions, she encourages her students to come up with their own answers and proofs. As a result, she begins hooking up Baek Seung-Yoo (Lee Do-Hyun).

Baek Seung-Yoo is a student at Gangnam’s elite private high school, where he is taught by Ji Yoon-Su. In fact, he doesn’t say much, but he enjoys taking pictures with his DSLR camera. He doesn’t have any friends at school, and his academic performance is mediocre, but he has a surprising past that you should know about. When he was younger, he competed in and won a number of mathematical competitions. He entered MIT in the United States when he was ten years old, but he vanished without a trace when he was twelve.

Native Title: 멜랑꼴리아
Also Known As: Mellangkollia , Melangoria
Director: Kim Sang Hyub
Screenwriter: Kim Ji Woon
Genres: Romance, School, Drama
Country: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Aired: Nov 10, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021
Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
Original Network: tvN
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Drama Melancholia Main Cast

Im Soo Jung as Ji Yoon Soo
Lee Do Hyun as Baek Seung Yoo
– Choi Seung Hoon as Seung Yoo (young)
Jin Kyung as Noh Jung Ah
Woo Da Bi (우다비) as Sung Ye Rin

Quotes from Kdrama Melancholia

Quotes from Episode 1

If you could choose between working hard and being lucky,
which one would you choose?
We live in a world where luck outperforms hard work.

Although people can get lucky, justice still exists.
Therefore, luck isn’t everything.

To be more exact, where we sit depends on our child’s academic ranking.

If you’re not smart, you should at least be quick-witted.

To many students, it enlists fear and despair.
But it’s the one subject that sets students apart…
in the entrance exam.

Keep your chin up and look confident.
You don’t want people to notice…
that you’re not as good as they think you are.

Quotes from Episode 2

The life of a mathematician…
doesn’t become brighter because they solve a problem,
or become darker because they don’t.
While they’re solving the problem,
They tremble, they feel excited, and also anxious.
Whether you get the answer or not,
Couldn’t it be about those moments you only feel…
When you’re concentrating?

If you’re not born with it, however hard you try, you can never win.
If we have different starting points, and different conditions, I can’t win.

Just because we have a plan…
doesn’t mean the match is over.

Quotes from Episode 3

Math is about understanding, not memorizing.
-Ji Yoon Su-

When you’re raising kids,
no one is first forever and no one is last forever.
That’s how it is.
-Min Hee Seung-

Pythagoras said everything is a number.
Every problem in the world can be solved by math.
-Ji Yoon Su-

People like us who struggle to try our best…
will never be able to catch up with him.
-Sung Ye Rin-

Now, power is given to the minority.
People who come in the first place. The top-level. The top one percent.
To kids who worked very hard to get there,
being fair is like denying their efforts.
-Noh Jung A-

G. H. Hardy: An English mathematician
I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.”
The mathematician’s patterns, like the painters’ or the poets’,
must be beautiful.
-Ji Yoon Su-

A small piece identical to the large one…
in an endless repetition.
We see it all around the world we live in.
An infinity within a finite world.
-Ji Hyun Wook –

What I want to show is us living a finite life.
Humanism. Time. And space.
-Ji Yoon Su-

Whereas gloomy usually refers to when you feel incompetent,
and feel endlessly down…
If you keep sinking endlessly,
you have to hit the bottom eventually.
Like the state of nothingness.
Once you let everything go,
you can dream of a new beginning.
-Ji Yoon Su-

People can get severely punished for taking photos of others…
and spreading them without permission.
-Ji Yoon Su-

Quotes from Episode 4

You don’t have to win for it to be meaningful.
-Ryu Sung Jae-

It’s not all about winning or losing.
But I don’t want him to get hurt in a game that isn’t fair at all.
-Ji Yoon Su-

Van Gogh’s paintings remind me of my father.
Just like Van Gogh, he was only focused on his own world…
and ended up being lonely and remote from the real world.
-Ji Yoon Su-

You told me not to fall in love with that math problem?
I wanted you to immerse in it but not get too attached.
I wanted you to like it but not get obsessed over it.
That’s how I want you to feel about math.
-Ji Yoon Su-

But our school’s parents don’t care about the succession of the profession.
They care about the succession of wealth.
It means they’re not obsessed with their kids’ education.
They just need to pass on…
their buildings and lands to ensure a secure life for generations.
So it doesn’t matter to them what schools their kids get into.
-Noh Yeon Woo-

Our goal is to succeed in our dad’s profession, not his wealth.
-Noh Jung A-

Don’t teach the kids a sloppy sense of fairness.
Society isn’t fair at all, so such teachings…
only turn them into losers who blame the world.
-Noh Jung A-

The Mathematician Olympics is a festival, not a competition.
-Ji Yoon Su-

It was a murky day, and clouds spread low over the sky.
AI writes novels. It composes songs.
It also won a game of Go against a human.
Artificial intelligence will make many things possible in the future,
and people say they will have the ability to do infinite things.
-Baek Seung Yoo-

Artificial intelligence…
will only be able to perform wonders that are limited to the formula…
and data that humans input into their system.
Artificial intelligence is based on finite information,
and it can never reach infinity.
However, we humans are different.
Bestowing creativity and imagination to artificial intelligence is our goal.
Like Georg Cantor who established the infinite set theory,
solved many dilemmas, and helped math advance in leaps and bounds…
We can dream infinitely and freely…
expand our realm of thoughts.
-Baek Seung Yoo-

Infinity isn’t in the far future.
Right now, it is within us all.
-Baek Seung Yoo-


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