Lee Do Hyun Turns Into A Math Prodigy Living In His Own World For Upcoming Drama “Melancholia”
“Melancholia” is set in a private school rife with corruption. Im Soo Jung plays passionate math teacher Ji Yoon Soo who actively encourages her students in a world where only the answers are taught. Lee Do Hyun plays a former math prodigy named Baek Seung Yoo, who attended MIT as an engineering major at the young age of 10 years old, but dropped out suddenly after two years and is currently ranked last in his class. The two come together to fight and overcome social conventions and prejudices.
Lee Do Hyun’s character Baek Seung Yoo is a mathematics genius who is talented enough to enter MIT early. However, he suffers from trauma due to a series of events, and he harbors wounds deep in his heart. He voluntarily becomes an outsider and keeps his passion bottled up.
Newly released stills show Baek Seung Yoo focused on solving a math problem. Relying only on small streaks of light in the darkened classroom, he busily scribbles away on the chalkboard. He is completely absorbed in the problem, hinting his passion for the subject.
More stills capture Baek Seung Yoo’s love for math. Although he tries to live a life unrelated to the subject, his mind and body are already geared towards it. The world he sees through the camera isn’t much different from his everyday life as his thinking circuit connects all the scenery he sees through the lens as something mathematical.
Despite Baek Seung Yoo’s fondness for math, his wounds from his trauma fester anytime he’s near it. He looks like he has no idea how to deal with the pain, making viewers feel pity about his difficult situation.
“Melancholia” premieres on November 10 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.
Watch a teaser here!