Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, they just had to pick this real life relationship to turn into a K-drama. I’m talking about the production for tvN drama Melancholia saying that it was based on French President Macron and his wife and everyone knows how they met, how old they were at that time, and how they got together. I have no desire to check out Melancholia even with one of my faves Lee Do Hyun as the male lead, and it looks like neither does the domestic Korean audience. The drama started with 3.6% ratings and has dropped through 4 episodes to 1.6%. The feedback is the drama is boring, don’t like teacher-student romances, the leads don’t have chemistry, this drama feels so dated with the dialogue and plot, and Lee Do Hyun isn’t suited this time for this particular high school character despite doing so well in 18 Again. I never wish for dramas to tank in ratings but if this one tanks even more maybe it will stop this subject matter of taboo student-teacher romances from being made going forward.