Be Melodramatic (Korean: 멜로가 체질; Hanja: 멜로가 體質; RR: Melloga Chejil; MR: Melloga Ch'ejil; lit. Melo Suits Me) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Chun Woo-hee, Jeon Yeo-been, Han Ji-eun, Ahn Jae-hong and Gong Myung. It aired on cable network JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 (KST) from August 9 to September 28, 2019.
|Also known as||Melo Is My Nature|
|Revised Romanization||Melloga Chejil|
|Literally||Melo Suits Me|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer||Ham Young-hoon|
|Production company||Samhwa Networks|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||August 9 –|
September 28, 2019
A romantic comedy that depicts the daily lives of 30-year-old best friends Lim Jin-joo (Chun Woo-hee), Lee Eun-jung (Jeon Yeo-been) and Hwang Han-joo (Han Ji-eun), using a show within a show as the backdrop.
Jin-joo is a writer who gets her first chance to write a 16-episode television series and, in the process, falls for her director, Son Beom Soo (Ahn Jae-hong), and he for her, although not without a number of prickly moments. As Jin-joo writes the show and Beom-soo develops it, their personal and professional lives intertwine in unexpected ways.
Eun-jung is a documentary film maker who has not properly got over the early death of her fiance from cancer. But she is successful professionally. During much of the series, she is making a documentary about a second-tier actress and personality, Lee So Min (Lee Joo-bin), who ends up being considered for a role in Jin-joo and Beom-soo's show.
Han-joo is a single mother who works for a marketing and production company. One of her jobs is to ensure that production companies that have accepted product placements by her company live up to their commitments, a responsibility she executes inventively. She gets promoted and her company ends up working on Jin-joo and Beom-soo's show.
The show features a large ensemble cast and follows the story arcs of many of them.
- A rookie drama screenwriter. She broke up with Kim Hwan-dong after dating him for seven years.
- A documentary director who is the CEO and only employee of her company. She has persistent complex grief disorder after her boyfriend passed away and often imagines and talks with him.
- The marketing team leader of a drama production company. She's also a single mother.
- A famous drama director who has filmed five consecutive hits, who combines arrogance and insecurity. He decides to make Jin-joo's proposed 16-episode romantic comedy, “When You're 30, It Will Be Okay” after reading her proposal.
- A new employee in Han-joo's marketing team. He has a complicated relationship with his girlfriend Ha-Yoon.
People around Jin-jooEdit
- Lim Jin-joo's ex-boyfriend and Son Beom-soo's assistant director.
- Jin-joo's former boss. She is a famous screenwriter in the industry.
- Baek Soo-hee as Lim Ji-yeon
- Jin-joo's younger sister.
- Kang Ae-shim
- Jin-joo’s mother
- Jin-joo’s father
People around Eun-jungEdit
- Eun-jung's younger brother. A drama producer who is close with the three best friends. He is in a relationship with another male producer.
- Han Joon-woo as Hong-dae
- Eun-jung's deceased boyfriend. He often appears in her imagination.
- She's a top celebrity and Eun-jung's rival. They used to be friends before So-min became famous.
- Ryu Abell as Kim Ah-rang
- A documentary director and Eun-jung's friend.
- Park Hyung-soo as President So
- President of documentary group.
People around Han-jooEdit
- Seol Woo-Hyung as Hwang In-kook
- Han-joo and Seung-hyo's son. He sometimes struggles with not having his father around.
- Kim Young-ah as Lee So-jin
- CEO of the drama production company where Han-joo works.
- Lee Hak-joo as Noh Seung-hyo
- Han-joo's ex-husband and In-kook's father. He seduced Han-joo when she was a college student and left her because he wasn't satisfied with his life.
People around Beom-sooEdit
- Jung Seung-kil as Seong In-jong
- Director of the broadcasting company JBC where Beom-soo works.
- Heo Joon-seok as Dong-gi
- Beom-soo's co-worker and friend. He often fails in giving Beom-soo good advice.
- Lee Ji-min as Da-mi
- She works at JBC's cafeteria and confessed her love to Beom-soo.
- Nam Young-joo as Sol-bi
- Beom-soo's ex-girlfriend. She's a lyricist who sometimes works with Hyo-bong.
- Kim Myung-joon as Lee Min-joon
- So-min's manager. He is very dedicated to her and seems to have a crush on her.
- Mi Ram as Ha-yoon
- Jae-hoon's on-again off-again girlfriend.
- Song Duk-ho as Chu Jae-hoon's friend
- He and Chu are friends.
Lee Byeong-heon, who co-wrote and co-directed the series, started working on it in 2015 after the release of his coming-of-age film Twenty. He stated that he "wanted to discuss the stories of people, not just women, who were starting anew after coming out of relationships. This story was too much to spin in two hours so [he] opted for a drama format."
On July 12, 2019, actor Oh Seung-yoon, who had been cast for the role of Lee Hyo-bong, was removed from the drama after being booked for aiding and abetting drunk driving. As the crew needed to reshoot all his scenes from episode 1 to 14, the premiere was delayed by two weeks, from July 26 to August 9. On July 19, it was confirmed that Oh Seung-yoon had been replaced by Yoon Ji-on.
|Be Melodramatic OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"Consolation" (위로)||Hen||Hen||Kwon Jin-ah||3:16|
|1.||"Undecided" (작가미정)||Shin On-yu||Shin On-yu||Shin In-ryu||3:49|
|2.||"Undecided" (Inst.)||Shin On-yu||3:49|
|1.||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (흔들리는 꽃들 속에서 네 샴푸향이 느껴진거야)||Jang Beom-june||Jang Beom-june||Jang Beom-june||2:48|
|2.||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (Inst.)||Jang Beom-june||2:48|
|1.||"Fake" (거짓말이네)||Lundi Blues||Yoo Seung-woo||3:10|
|2.||"Fake" (Inst.)||Lundi Blues||3:10|
|1.||"Moonlight"||Kim Cho-yeon||Nodded||Ha Hyun-sang||3:28|
|1.||"Far From Melo"||ZEEBOMB||ZEEBOMB||ZEEBOMB||4:29|
|2.||"Far From Melo" (Inst.)||ZEEBOMB||4:29|
|1.||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (Actors Ver.)||Jang Beom-june||Jang Beom-june||3:21|
|2.||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (Ballad Ver.)||Jang Beom-june||Jang Beom-june||4:46|
|1.||"Moonlight" (Cello Ver.)||Nodded||Hong Jin-ho||3:30|
|2.||"Slow Step"||Lee Ha-jin||MILO||3:49|
|4.||"Fake" (Folk Ver.)||Lundi Blues||Lundi Blues||3:12|
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||AGB Nielsen|
|1||August 9, 2019||I'm Not Going to Like Something Like Love
(나는 사랑 같은 거 안 해)
|2||August 10, 2019||If He's a Director, Shouldn't He Have a Girlfriend? The Thing is He Has No Luck^^
(감독이면 여친 없겠네요? 재수 없어서^^)
|3||August 16, 2019||Are You on the Side of the Man I Like?
(제가 좋아하는 남자 쪽에 속하나요?)
|4||August 17, 2019||Are You Going to Transfer? What a Philanthropist!
(갈아탈 텐가? 이런 박애주의자!)
|5||August 23, 2019||It's Not Going to Be Easy, But It's Going to Be a Lot of Fun. Good Luck to Us
(쉽진 않겠지만 엄청 재밌을거예요. 잘해봐요 우리)
|6||August 24, 2019||You're Growing on Me. You're Growing on Me...
(정 들었어요. 정 들었다고...)
|7||August 30, 2019||Can I Kiss You? Only Kiss!
(키스해도 돼요? 키스만!)
|8||August 31, 2019||I Don't Know How I Used to Be...
(모르겠어 내가 어땠는지...)
|9||September 6, 2019||Why Are You Hesitating, Are You Excited, By Any Chance?
(뭘 망설여, 설레고 그러냐 혹시?)
|10||September 7, 2019||Is Something Making You Jealous?
(뭔가 질투가 난달까?)
|11||September 13, 2019||There's Something I Need to Figure Out... My Heart That Likes the Writer
(해결해야 될 일이 있어요… 작가님 좋아하는 내 마음)
|12||September 14, 2019||Love Is The Best Thing In The World
(사랑은 세상에서 제일 좋은 것)
|13||September 20, 2019||Why Are You Getting Out of There...?
(네가 거기서 왜 나와...?)
|14||September 21, 2019||Do You Want Me to Hug You? It's Hard For You...
(내가 안아줄까요? 당신 힘드니까...)
|15||September 27, 2019||Today I Should Be a Little Disappointed
(오늘은 좀 실망을 해야겠어요)
|16||September 28, 2019||I've Stayed By My Whole Life At This Temperature
(지금 정도의 온도로 평생 옆에 있어♡)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2019||11th Melon Music Awards||Best OST||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (Jang Beom-jun)||Nominated|
|21st Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best OST||"Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers" (Jang Beom-jun)||Nominated|||
|2020||56th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Jeon Yeo-been||Nominated|||
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