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I liked the first two episodes. It is clear why CEH has loved her for a long time hence his girlfriends were just replacements. I feel that the age gap was the reason why they never got together in the first place. Once he met DY's boyfriend, it was too late. But seeing DY dating an younger man will have an impact on CEH, he will actively pursue her.

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haha thanks for sharing @ibru I was watching this scene and I just started laughing because it made me think of the ab's gang, where are you all at?@supergal99 @sushilicious @Ameera Ali @staygold @Sar

I started watching this drama without so much of background info except, being here for LJS...   So far I love it and I can totally relate to the female lead...because I've been in her situa

I have a confession to make.  I have something rather embarrassing to share with friends and former colleagues but I can SOOOOO relate to Kang Dan Yi .  I am in the exact same situation.   I have a ma

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haha thanks for sharing @ibru I was watching this scene and I just started laughing because it made me think of the ab's gang, where are you all at?@supergal99 @sushilicious @Ameera Ali @staygold @Sarang21 @dotonly @cenching @USAFarmgirl  @ebullient  @Matilda_Anne @mouse007 @Sejabin @bedifferent @stroppyse @lynne22 @joonminfan @LSGLMH_88 @Dhakra @Jemrie @bairama @ihyw @vangsweetie637 @MarJo_Lei @Learry @angelangie @Jillia @booha @ktcjdrama @stargazer187 @UnniSarah @shutthatdoor  @triplemI know I didnt participate in posting in that forum but I was lurking and it was the highlight of my day :P

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49 minutes ago, dramaobsessed said:

 

 

haha thanks for sharing @ibru I was watching this scene and I just started laughing because it made me think of the ab's gang, where are you all at?@supergal99 @sushilicious @Ameera Ali @staygold @Sarang21 @dotonly @cenching @USAFarmgirl  @ebullient  @Matilda_Anne @mouse007 @Sejabin @bedifferent @stroppyse @lynne22 @joonminfan @LSGLMH_88 @Dhakra @Jemrie @bairama @ihyw @vangsweetie637 @MarJo_Lei @Learry @angelangie @Jillia @booha @ktcjdrama @stargazer187 @UnniSarah @shutthatdoor  @triplemI know I didnt participate in posting in that forum but I was lurking and it was the highlight of my day :P

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I was wondering when I saw the notification bcoz I don’t remember ever visiting this thread...:huh:  now I know....:lol: the abs unified us all!! Abs rock!!! :lol: Or should I say hard rock abs!!!

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53 minutes ago, dramaobsessed said:

haha thanks for sharing @ibru I was watching this scene and I just started laughing because it made me think of the ab's gang, where are you all at?@supergal99 @sushilicious @Ameera Ali @staygold @Sarang21 @dotonly @cenching @USAFarmgirl  @ebullient  @Matilda_Anne @mouse007 @Sejabin @bedifferent @stroppyse @lynne22 @joonminfan @LSGLMH_88 @Dhakra @Jemrie @bairama @ihyw @vangsweetie637 @MarJo_Lei @Learry @angelangie @Jillia @booha @ktcjdrama @stargazer187 @UnniSarah @shutthatdoor  @triplemI know I didnt participate in posting in that forum but I was lurking and it was the highlight of my day :P

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Buahahaha I have come as summoned by the abs :lol:

Let me tag @kokodustoo hehehe... 

will watch this show soon ...

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1 hour ago, bairama said:

Huahahahaha lol that describe how corrrrabsted are us @dramaobsessed:joy::joy:

 

thanks for taging me! Now I'm gonna open the first page to know about this drama:) how is the first week of this drama so far?

 

@bairama

haha if you're into romantic comedy I think you'll enjoy it it's from the writer of I need romance and discovery of love and producer of Life of mars...

so far so good, as you can see "abs" :D:sweatingbullets::wub: lol but seriously I enjoyed it so far...

 

50 minutes ago, angelangie said:

 

u know this is cover? i came right over when i received the tag lols 

@angelangie :lol::D

 

1 hour ago, Sarang21 said:

@dramaobsessed Thank  you for tagging...for that scene alone I have to check the drama out :lol:

@Sarang21:D see they know what they're doing...because ABS

 

52 minutes ago, UnniSarah said:

@dramaobsessed .... Thanjs for the mention chingu. Love the abs on this guy :wub: Will check it out.

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Is it in Viki???

 

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@UnniSarahUnfortunately I dont think so, I think it's on Netflix

 

41 minutes ago, cenching said:

I was wondering when I saw the notification bcoz I don’t remember ever visiting this thread...:huh:  now I know....:lol: the abs unified us all!! Abs rock!!! :lol: Or should I say hard rock abs!!!

@cenching lol lol lol 

 

40 minutes ago, Matilda_Anne said:

 

oooo thanks for tagging me.. definitely gonna check out the abs... oops i mean the drama :joy:

@Matilda_Anne :wink:haha 

19 minutes ago, lynne22 said:

Buahahaha I have come as summoned by the abs :lol:

Let me tag @kokodustoo hehehe... 

will watch this show soon ...


:lol: yes invite more ab lovers

 

On 1/21/2019 at 3:20 AM, Yasaman Asghari said:

Hi friends :) I am joining this new forum to heal my soul and trauma I suffered from MOA.  Who else is here to heal lol? :lol:

 

On 1/21/2019 at 8:20 AM, dito said:

 Me. I don't even feel like watching the final 2 episodes. Need some good romance to clear away the 'Memories' of precious hours of my life that I can't ever get back.

me three, Im also here to heal after THAT drama, so far the memories are starting to fade....:lol:

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This drama has a realistic touch: the terrible living conditions of modern women. Some decide to refuse to have a family (like the interviewer who criticized DY saying that she had worked so hard and had to give up so many things and resented DY for showing up like that after a break of 7 years), some other decide to dedicate herself to their family and give up their career. Then since they are dependent of their husband's income, once there is a divorce, their situation worsens terribly. Nowadays, it is hard for women to be able to manage both (family and career), I definitely belong to the lucky ones. I have always thought that it is important for women not to become entirely dependent of men. DY did make a mistake in my opinion: she always put her husband and child first and neglected herself to the point that her relatives got used to it and even expected to keep sacrificing herself for them. DY has realized it now and I am looking forward for her growth and her journey. The main point is to find the right balance.

 

I like the fact that she lied to CEH for one year because she didn't want to rely on her friend any longer. Sure, she is somehow dependent of him (the house, the food) but she tried to hide it which showed that she wanted to solve her problem on her own. 

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39 minutes ago, bebebisous33 said:

This drama has a realistic touch: the terrible living conditions of modern women. Some decide to refuse to have a family (like the interviewer who criticized DY saying that she had worked so hard and had to give up so many things and resented DY for showing up like that after a break of 7 years), some other decide to dedicate herself to their family and give up their career. Then since they are dependent of their husband's income, once there is a divorce, their situation worsens terribly. Nowadays, it is hard for women to be able to manage both (family and career), I definitely belong to the lucky ones. I have always thought that it is important for women not to become entirely dependent of men. DY did make a mistake in my opinion: she always put her husband and child first and neglected herself to the point that her relatives got used to it and even expected to keep sacrificing herself for them. DY has realized it now and I am looking forward for her growth and her journey. The main point is to find the right balance.

 

I like the fact that she lied to CEH for one year because she didn't want to rely on her friend any longer. Sure, she is somehow dependent of him (the house, the food) but she tried to hide it which showed that she wanted to solve her problem on her own. 

@bebebisous33I totally agree with what you said, as I posted earlier I was also in the same situation... I didnt go in totally depending on the exHB but after a few years in, things happened that put me in the situation of depending on him and because at the time I was naive and so trusting of him, I never thought that could happen to us...sometimes life happens...well, well ,well I got blindsided, and it was a huge wake up call, like DY I put the HB and children first and neglected myself....

 

I look back at that time as a lesson and I've grown so much because of the experience, it did take time to climb out of the situation and I still have some more climbing to do but such is life...

 

Funny enough I have an ex boss like the interviewer, she is not bitter though she is nice, but she sacrificed for her career and never got married or had children....

 

no matter how hard these past few years have been, I would never trade my kids for a career...now a days, jobs come and go...it's rare to find people who stay at one place until they retire...

 

I think women should learn to put themselves first and do what makes them happy....it's hard to have it all, but you can try to prioritize those things that matter the most to you and that after all is said and done...are priceless...

 

1 hour ago, Dhakra said:

Thanks for tagging @dramaobsessed, but I wasn't reallly part of the abs gang. :D 

 

But still thinking about watching this drama. 

@DhakraI knew you would say that but I was hoping you'd stick around for something else LMAO

 

38 minutes ago, LSGLMH_88 said:

@dramaobsessed you just brought me back here...lol... LJS is HOTTTTT...

@lsglmh welcome :wub:I love his wardrobe in this too, it makes him look even hotter...with or without the shirt still HOT

 

15 minutes ago, Ameera Ali said:

@dramaobsessed thanks for tag , I need to watch this drama :D,for the shower alone , I need some kind of supplement :tounge_xd:

@Ameera Ali :tounge_xd: and hopefully you'll stick around for more than just the abs LMAO

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@lynne22 wait a sec, has Oppa developed abs for this show?!?! Cuz I've never seen him having abs before. LOL. Abs or not, you know I'll watch this show for him. He has never let me down ever. And I'm already reading so many positive reviews. So excited. 

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40 minutes ago, dramaobsessed said:

@DhakraI knew you would say that but I was hoping you'd stick around for something else LMAO

 

On the abs thread? Never. Whenever someone summoned me I covered my eyes and ran out as quickly as I can. :D 

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This drama makes me laugh and cry with Dan-i

I see wemen in Asia are the same : after getting married, they stay

at home to become ' Desperated housewives' ; they sacrifice their

carrier fot their familes.

If they are luckys, theirs husbands love and cheer them but.....

So, for sure, after the wedding continue working hahahaha

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Romance Is A Bonus Book First Impression/Review

After the messy Memories Of The Alhambra, I was really looking forward to this drama! Something light and funny to change the mood and thankfully this drama didn’t disappoint!

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The drama talks about Kang Dan Yi who decides to get back to work after giving it all up to be a housewife but despite her impressive career and excellent educational background, she couldn’t find anyone willing to hire her due to her age and lack of experience! She decides to work at her friend 
Cha Eun Ho’s Publishing Company! Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at this company. He is smart and handsome, he looks cold-hearted but he is honestly warm and have a soft spot for his friend Dan Yi.

Honestly, I enjoyed watching the first two episodes even though the first one was a little messy. It was a little confusing but as it went it got better! Also after finding out how their friendship started, It became more enjoyable! The acting was really good especially Lee Na Young, she is portraying Kang Dan Yi’s struggles really well! I cried with her in some scenes and I truly sympathize with her! I swear Lee Jong Suk just got more handsome lol I’m not into Noonas dramas but whenever Lee Jong Suk calls Lee Na Young ‘Noona’ my heart just flutters!

I loved how they showed the struggles of a housewife trying to get back to work! It’s a really hard and tough computation, especially If it’s against newly graduated! And how society judge or look down on housewives who are trying to find a job! At first, I didn’t understand why she had to lie and say she was only a high school graduate, but when I thought about it, It made sense. I feel like a lot of companies don’t want to hire talented people with huge gaps between their employees. But whether she lied or not, she is still the same smart girl, so I can’t wait to see her rise!

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We only got to see a little bit of our supporting characters but so far I’m loving them! I feel like I will be enjoying the drama because of them more than because of the leads hehe! But I have to say the way, they introduced the second male lead was a little out of nowhere lol

So far the drama has a lot of potentials, the story and the acting are good, I really can’t wait to see how the romance will begin, we know that Eun Ho has feelings for Dan Yi but Da Yi only sees him as a friend, so I’m really curious to how her feelings will change.

It been a long time since we had a decent rom-com! I truly hope it’s stays fun till the end and doesn’t get draggy half-through!

 

https://www.netizendrama.com/romance-is-a-bonus-book-first-impression-review/

 

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K-Drama Premiere: “Romance Is A Bonus  Book” Leads On A Noona Romance Plot Keen To Endear Viewers’ Hearts

 THERE IS SOMETHING CALMING AND COMFY EMANATING FROM THE PREMIERE WEEK OF ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK.

Having top actors on-board Romance is a Bonus Book, expectations are a bit high for this new tvN series. Ergo, parading realistic runs right off the bat with characters already familiar in the story set for them is such a breather. A gift for rom-com fans who will be on a happy camping spree in the next eight weeks.

 

Trust writer Jung Hyun Jung in bringing out the beauty of romantic comedies. Her portfolio boasts I Need Romance trilogy, Five Children and Discovery of Romance. Those are popular dramas brilliantly portrayed owing to their emotionally hard-hitting screenplays.

Writer Jung reunites with Director Lee Jung Hyo, and if you love how they used the love couple’s familiarity in the second installment of I Need Romance, then look forward to what they have in store for viewers in Romance is a Bonus Book.

Stirring a huge buzz, fans excitedly welcome the news of Lee Na Young’s confirmed appearance in the new tvN series. The celebrated actress marks her small screen comeback after nine years.

Meanwhile, Lee Jong Suk expressed excitement working on his first romantic comedy project. After streaking a variety of memorable romance stories, the actor aims to add another remarkable series for his fans.

 

PREMIERE WEEK RECAP

Realizing she is hitting her life’s rock bottom, there’s one thing that Kang Dan Yi (Lee Na Young) kept constant in her life. After a failed marriage and unsuccessfully trying hard to get a job, Dan Yi’s sole solace that does not change is having Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong Suk); a younger male friend whom she knows would always remain by her side.

On her wedding day, Dan Yi must have felt something ominous is bound to happen on her marriage, that’s why she ran away before the wedding starts. But she did not listen to Eun Ho to escape to another country if she does not want to get married.

 

Instead, she went back to complete the ceremony. For years, she has lived as a devoted wife and mother leaving a promising career in the advertising industry.

Meanwhile, Eun Ho lives a comfortable life as a chief editor of a publishing company and a professor. He blames Dan Yi for his inability to commit in a love relationship, yet he instinctively moves to protect her.

 

Keeping her divorce a secret to Eun Ho, she has been tending his house to get the money he pays for housekeeping. With nowhere to go and no job to work for in the horizon, her daughter’s school expenses add up to her problems.

Secretly staying in their old house, she officially becomes homeless when she wakes up to the sound of bulldozer ready to break down the house. Fumbling to get all her things in the house, her day gets worse when she misses a job interview and lost a shoe. Fortunately, the shoe finds its way back to her through a man, who has seen her bad day and public moping.

 

Romance is a bonus book

THE NOONA WHO HAS NOWHERE TO GO

Having no room to wallow in self pity, she knocks on Eun Ho’s door to seek shelter. She even raises her voice to evade his confronting question intent to keep her remaining pride. While having breakfast, she reveals her divorce much to Eun Ho’s chagrin, who thinks she is just having a regular couple fight with her husband.

 

Romance is a bonus book

 

Stumbling on a job opening at Eun Ho’s workplace, Dan Yi musters courage and sets forth to apply at her friend’s office.

While checking on the applicants’ portfolios, Eun Ho sees a familiar name. On cue, Dan Yi enters the room to face Eun Ho as one of the interviewers in the open recruitment.

Needing to get answers on her sudden application, Eun Ho sits down for a coffee with his favorite noona. She re-affirms her divorce, but is unable to put in details on how her life has crumbled to pieces.

Still privy that Dan Yi is actually living in his house, Eun Ho congratulates her on getting accepted as a temporary worker in the company where he is a chief editor.

Joining her fellow new recruits, Dan Yi tries to acclimatize herself to the corporate office she is now part of amidst the age disparity with her fellow newbies.

THE NOONA WHO SECRETLY LIVES WITH ME

Friends for as long as they can remember, Dan Yi once saved Eun Ho’s life so they became each other’s fortress. After work on her first day, Eun Ho insists on driving Dan Yi home. But of course she can’t indulge because she is hiding her secret cohabitation with him.

Eun Ho pushes his luck, and she concedes as they drive to his ex-girlfriend’s boutique to get some clothes for her. They part ways and all Dan Yi has to do is to sneak inside his house.

Successful in sneaking in, her tummy unfortunately betrays her. Raiding his kitchen for food, her rummaging alarms Eun Ho – who just realized that Dan Yi has been living in his house without his permission.

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PREMIERE WEEK AFTERTHOUGHTS

There are two things that I like about this drama right away. First, I know it will not thread on an exaggerated fan service series. Using excessive kissing frames to indulge the viewers will also not happen. Instead, the stories of the characters will make the narrative matter.

Second, the pragmatic feel of having evident familiarity for the love couple draws the hook factor of the series. Choosing not to take the usual route of chance meeting, but setting the established relationship of the main leads looks more enticing.

In the previous dramas, writer Jung is brilliant on presenting scenes from her characters’ back stories. For that reason, introducing Eun Ho appearing to be that man who watches his “first love” braves the odds to reclaim her honor as a woman easily piques interest. Especially, since viewers can feel the undying fondness he feels towards her.

Romance Is A Bonus Book already announced that it is not going to be shallow on its approach to blend romance and comedy.

If you want something light but sensible, set your weekends to watch this new drama on tvN!

 

 

https://www.hellokpop.com/kdrama/romance-is-a-bonus-book-episode-1-recap

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