[HanCinema's News] Character Correlation Chart for "Perfume"
By William Schwartz | Published on
Interest has been building up about the new KBS2 drama "Perfume". To help keep track of the many characters in the drama, KBS2 has released a character correlation chart. The chart refers only to the names of the characters, and not those of the actors.
The chart is very verbally descriptive, relying on words more than symbols. Only one mutual love line is depicted, between Ye-rin (played by Go Won-hee) and Yi-do (played by Shin Sung-rok). Ye-rin is rather colorfully described as the suspicious fashion model who returned from hell, while Yi-do is a creative yet sickly fashion designer.
Pink lines represent love while green lines represent family. Grey lines are everything else, no distinction being made between positive and negative character relationships. This creates an odd justxaposition for idol star Min-seok (played by Kim Min-kyu), whose antagonistic relationships with the drama's protagonists are simply titled revenge.
Written by William Schwartz
"Perfume" is directed by Kim Sang-hwi, written by Choi Hyun-ok-I, and features Shin Sung-rok, Go Won-hee, Ha Jae-suk, Cha Ye-ryun, Kim Min-kyu, Jo Han-chul. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/06/03~Now airing, Mon, Tue 22:00 on KBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.