Devilish Charm

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Devilish Charm
Devilish Charm.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Ma-seong's Joy
  • Devilish Joy
  • Devilish Happiness
  • Diabolic Happiness
Hangul마성의 기쁨
GenreRomantic comedy[1]
Written byChoi Ji-yeon
Directed byKim Ga-ram
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Kim Yong-hoon
Production location(s)
  • South Korea
  • Hainan[2]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
Original network
  • MBN
  • Dramax
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 5 (2018-09-05) –
October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
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Devilish Charm[3] (Korean마성의 기쁨; RRMaseongui Gippeum[a]; lit. Ma-seong's Happiness) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ha-yoon, Lee Ho-won and Lee Joo-yeon. It aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot of MBN and Dramax from September 5 to October 25, 2018 for 16 episodes.[4][5][6]


The strange but beautiful love story of a genius doctor who suffers from "Cinderella Memory Disorder" in which the memories of the previous day disappear at twelve o'clock and a washed-up actress.[7]



The successor of Sunwoo Group is a doctor and chief of a cranial nerve center. After a car accident when he tries to help a woman who he happens to meet, he suffers from short-term amnesia and his memory does not last more than a day.[8]
A top actress who falls off from grace due to a false charge.[7]
  • Lee Ho-won as Sung Ki-joon (31 years old)
    • Seo Yoon-hyuk as young Sung Ki-joon
Ma-seong's younger cousin who is an entertainer whose dream is becoming a Hallyu star. He is the second in line heir to Sunwoo Group but is not interested in business.[9]
An ambitious A-list actress who is the only child of a rich family.[10][11]


  • Lee Soo-ji as Go Nan-ju
Gi-ppeum's former stylist.[12]
  • Kim Min-sang as Dr. Yoon
Ma-seong's doctor.[13]
  • Jung Soo-gyo as Kim Beom-soo
The current representative of Ha-im from her agency.[14]
  • Kang Yoon-je as Ju Ja-rang
Gi-ppeum's brother.[15]
Gi-ppeum's sister.[16]
Gi-ppeum's father.[17]
Ma-seong's aunt[18]

Special appearance[edit]


Filming started in May 2018 and was fully pre-produced before its premiere.[4][8]


In October 2018, reports revealed the unpaid wages issue of actors and some staff members. The series' production company Golden Thumb Pictures commented on an official statement that all payments would be settled by the end of November.[20] However, in December, it was reported that not all of the cast members had been paid yet, including lead actresses Song Ha-yoon and Lee Joo-yeon. Golden Thumb Pictures then promised to pay everyone by December 31.[21][22]

On January 2, 2019, actress Song Ha-yoon's agency JYP Entertainment shared their plans on taking all possible legal action including civil and criminal lawsuits against the parties affiliated with the unpaid wages for Devilish Charm, as they have yet to receive their full payments. Broadcasting company iHQ remarked that the issue has to be settled by Golden Thumb Pictures as the wages are contracted between them and the actors.[23][24]


  1. ^ A play on the first names of lead characters Gong Ma-seong and Ju Gi-ppeum, which can also mean Ma-seong's Gi-ppeum when literally translated


  1. ^ a b Hwang, So-young. [단독] 송하윤, '마성의 기쁨' 女주인공…최진혁과 호흡. JTBC News (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Jung, Yoo-na. "최진혁 보러왔어요"…'마성의 기쁨' 中 하이난 촬영현장 '인산인해'. Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Devilish Charm [Title in the URL]". Dramax. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Hwang, So-young. [단독] 최진혁·송하윤, '마성의 기쁨' 출연확정…하반기 만난다. Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Park, Jin-young. [종합] '마성의 기쁨' 최진혁·송하윤에 이주연까지..환상 라인업 완성. Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "'Devilish Joy' comes to Dramax on Sept. 5". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 10, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Lee, Ji-hyun. '마성의 기쁨' 최진혁 "'망각'의 괴로움과 아픔 표현에 집중". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Park, Soo-in. 최진혁 "차기작 '마성의 기쁨', 가장 오래 기다린 작품". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Jung, Byung-geun. [단독]호야, '마성의 기쁨' 출연 확정…다시 배우로. Naver (in Korean). Joy News 24. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Park, Soo-in. 이주연 측 "'마성의 기쁨' 출연 확정, 톱 여배우 역"(공식). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin. 이주연 '마성의 기쁨' 합류, 최진혁 송하윤 호야와 호흡(공식). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  12. ^ Yoo, Ji-hye. [단독] 이수지, 개그맨서 배우로..'마성의기쁨' 송하윤과 호흡. Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Yoo, Jeong-hee. 김민상, '마성의 기쁨' 출연 확정…최진혁 주치의 役. Naver (in Korean). TenAsia. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Park, Hee-sang. 정수교, 드라마 '마성의 기쁨' 소속사 사장님 '범수'역. M-Economy News (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  15. ^ Jo, Jung-won. 신예 강윤제, '마성의 기쁨' 출연..송하윤과 남매 케미 발산. Naver (in Korean). FN News. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  16. ^ Park, A-reum. 김지영, '마성의 기쁨' 전격 합류 "'금사월' 송하윤과 재회"(공식). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  17. ^ Kim, A-reum. 배우 오광록, 드라맥스 '마성의 기쁨' 출연 확정…송하윤 父 역할. Aju News (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  18. ^ '마성의 기쁨' 전수경, 두 얼굴의 냉혹한 재벌가 회장님 변신!. Naver (in Korean). My Daily. September 3, 2018.
  19. ^ Hwang, So-young. [단독] 권혁수, '마성의 기쁨' 카메오 출격…변태감독役 미친 존재감. Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  20. ^ [공식입장] '마성의 기쁨' 제작사 측 "임금 일부 미지급, 11월 중 해결할 것". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  21. ^ [단독]'마성의 기쁨' 여배우들 1원도 못 받아 "손해 심각". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  22. ^ '마성의 기쁨', 송하윤·이주연 등 배우 출연료 미지급. Naver (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "[단독]JYP "법적대응 불사"..송하윤·이주연 '마성의 기쁨' 출연료 미지급 사태 해 넘겼다". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  24. ^ 송하윤 측 “한푼도 못받아”…‘마성의기쁨’ 상대로 법적대응 [공식입장]. Naver (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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