Devilish Joy (Korean: 마성의 기쁨; RR: Maseongui 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
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.
Also known as Ma-seong’s Joy
Hangul 마성의 기쁨
Genre Romantic comedy
Written by Choi Ji-yeon
Directed by Kim Ga-ram
Lee Jung-hyuk as Min Hyung-joon
Kwon Hyuk-soo as an internet program director
Ahn Se-ha as Myung Seok-hwan
Park Soo-ah as Kang Song-hwa
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. 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.
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.