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[Drama 2019] Romance Is A Supplement, 로맨스는 별책부록

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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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I'm absolutely enjoying this and only 2 episodes have played so far! I already can't wait for next week's installment. I'm loving the pacing of the show - all within 2 episodes, and we already start to see complexities in their relationship which I can't wait to see get resolved.

 

On Cha Eun-ho

In the first episode, we are given to believe that Eunho is a bit of a player and he can't hold down a serious relationship. By the second however, I begin to wonder if that's just a facade because he's not quite aware yet of his feelings for Dani, or that he exactly doesn't want to let on that he has been in love with her all this while and so distracts himself and everyone else with fleeting relationships.

 

So far, we've only met 2 of his exes - the one who is going to marry someone else, and the other who turned out to be lesbian. Neither seemed to have developed deep relationships with him. He's still friends with Nagyeong and considering that Dani knows her, the relationship must have lasted quite a while, though what it looks like is that what they truly developed was a friendship. Perhaps both were exploring and realised that well, she wasn't into guys and he... isn't into anyone else except Dani. And then with the second one who dumped him -- it looks like he wasn't even attentive by a longshot. 

 

And then we learn, the red bra isn't hers! It belongs to Song Haerin! Now that was a quick surprise to things! They don't look remotely romantic in their exchanges with each other. So what gives? Sounds like she was using his washing machine, but why? Fact that he said it so openly probably also means nothing though, but I'd like to know how close these 2 are for her to be using his washing machine.

 

Finally, his remark at the start of episode 2 - "Something that I don't know about must be happening to Dani." So why is that? If they have been so close for so long, why did she not tell him about her problems? Embarrassment? Or that she didn't want him to save her marriage like he did the first time when she walked away from the altar? 

 

On Kang Dani

Her character (for now) seems far less complex, though the one thing I'm really curious about is that she was a middle school bully. But something changed in her. Was it her relationship with Eunho in those early years? They both reference their friendship as something to be treasured in their personal histories.

 

What I also find interesting is how she lets Eunho yell at her. I can't tell yet who has the greater influence in this relationship. Is it emotionally equal? Or do women lose their social standing once they get married, have kids and are off the market, but socially and economically? 

 

And her kid - doesn't she seem too little to be at boarding? Ah well, not an important factor I guess.

 

Can't wait for episode 3!

 

@kokodus @stargazer187 @lynne22

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12 hours ago, Dhakra said:

 

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

Why would you cover your eyes and run out though?!? Are you shy or something?!? Pffft. Hahahaha. 

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5 hours ago, kokodus said:

Why would you cover your eyes and run out though?!? Are you shy or something?!? Pffft. Hahahaha. 

 

The pictures weren't the problem. :P But all these swooling ahju...noonas were hard to handle. I always had the fear to slip. :D 

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I am honestly fed up with all these Noona Donseng dramas but seriously Only Lee Jong Suk can let me enjoy them ! Like literally I can’t believe it myself! He is my only Korean actor whom has never disappointed me on his acting or his drama picks! He knows how to choose & definitely he is a good actor whom I am gonna miss so much upon his enlistment  :bawling:

For Lee Na Young , It’s my first time to watch a series for her, before used to watch few episodes or scenes from her works because I got curious of her outstanding profile on the Korean entertainment industry other than the fact of her marriage to Won Bin ! She is surely a talented actress & I am glad she is back to the drama land :D I am all rooting to this Noona from no where :ph34r:^_^

 

I have liked the drama so far specially the atmosphere at work & the cast , so even if it’s expected kind of story but still it’s so enjoyable to me because I love this kind of team work :wub:

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@wangnyeo. I feel the same. Amazing how LJS can transform a story that seems mediocre into something interesting... Haha. He's a good actor no doubt. Have watched all his works since I Hear Your Voice, which was also a noona dongsaeng drama. this drama reminds me of that classic.. yet with a different feel. 

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Finally watched the first 2 episodes and so far, I love it. Already love the publishing company team especially the boss :joy: and the new recruits too.

 

For a while I was a bit confused about where she lives. Is she in Eun ho house but why he had no idea about it or is she living in sauna. Hahaha. Fortunately, the last scene of ep 2 gave me the answer.

 

 

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