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[Drama 2019] Romance Is A Supplement, 로맨스는 별책부록

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i watched ep 7 w/o sublast nite and rewatching again just now w/sub...and i dont understand korean language except some words that i picked up the meaning here and there...thats how obsessed i am toward this show...cant wait for tonite's ep...i reallllllllyyyyy hope EH finally confesses his feellings to DY..its really is frustrating to see the clueless DY(or she might be pretending to be clueless trying to deny her feelings towards EH to)..and oh boyyy..LJS sure is a great actor..the face expressions in all scenes are spot on!!!

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Things Begin To Change Between Lee Na Young And Lee Jong Suk In “Romance Is A Bonus Book”

by J. Lim
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Small changes are started to blossom between Lee Na Young and Lee Jong Suk in tvN’s “Romance is a Bonus Book.”

“Romance is a Bonus Book” is tvN’s weekend drama that tells the story of Kang Dan Yi (Lee Na Young), an unemployed woman who finds work as a temporary employee at a publishing company, and Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong Suk), the publishing company’s editor-in-chief.

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Things are starting to change as Ji Seo Joon (Wi Ha Joon) is being more forward with his feelings for Kang Dan Yi. Seeing Kang Dan Yi happily agree to go on a date with Ji Seo Joon sparks jealousy in Cha Eun Ho. Though he doesn’t like the fact that the two are getting closer, his heart weakens at the sight of Kang Dan Yi looking excited to start dating again after a long break.

more https://www.soompi.com/article/1304405wpp/things-begin-to-change-between-lee-na-young-and-lee-jong-suk-in-romance-is-a-bonus-book
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3 hours ago, xXMzSmilesXx said:

great drama so far, I recommend)

Thank you for recommending. I like it too.

Have not watch j drama after many many years.

3 hours ago, xXMzSmilesXx said:

 

Also is there a significance with the moon that I'm missing out on. EH subtly confesses to DY by saying the moon is beautiful and SJ takes her to the Moonlight Bookstore. Maybe I'm overthinking but if more moon references comes up, it definitely mean the writer-nim is trying to tell us something

Wondering about this too. May be there is a significance of moon.

 

I have a friend who just loves to wonder, stare and look at the moon. Esp full moon.

 

May be @bebebisous33, you have any idea with this relation to moon ?

Need your expert opinion on this moon. Thank you.

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11 hours ago, grake said:

One theory that I have on why KDY doesn't seem to go past the friendship line with CEH is because she wants the best person for him and maybe she just never saw herself to be that person for him. It never occured to her that they could be more than friends. Their interaction in the kitchen the morning after KDY-JSJ's date, kind of showed that KDY didn't even want CEH to entertain the idea of him dating a divorced woman with a kid. 

 

I don't expect KDY to discover her hidden feelings for CEH with how things are going right now. He would need to step up and show her that she's the most special person for him. 

 

@stroppyse @avondale16 I agree with what @grake wrote above. But in my opinion, there is more to it. To me, both are responsible for this terrible situation. 

 

DY sometimes had a gaze showing that she had deeper feelings for CEH but just like with the two scenes where CEH's doppelgänger (the one representing the reason) appeared, I have the impression that DY also let her reason hide her true feelings. DY treats him like a brother to remind herself that she can not love him (KDY: "This is not right: he is younger, such a handsome and intelligent man, I don't deserve him, especially now I am a divorce with a kid"). The fact that she ran away on the day of her marriage and hid in CEH's car, you could sense that she wanted to be with him... back then she might have realized her true feelings for him. But reason won over: she imagined the consequences of her action (selfish...) hence she returned to her fiance. CEH only said that he would support her but he never confessed his feelings too. Finally, her reaction in the kitchen, her strong objection could be interpreted differently. She misunderstood him: she thought, he had been dating a divorcee with a kid. She got upset because by hearing this, her own reasoning is proven wrong. She is given up on him for these reasons (KDY: "This is not right: he is younger, such a handsome and intelligent man, I don't deserve him, especially now I am a divorce with a kid"), yet she hears that CEH has been dating a person with a similar biography. No wonder why she got upset and objected to this... She never realized that he was talking about her because she was thinking about her own feelings and reasoning.

 

As for CEH. JSJ even told CEH in the car that he would treat KDY like his sister which showed that for an outsider, CEH acts like a brother. He doesn't seem to cross the line. However, once they are alone, we see that CEH and KDY can't help themselves and act like "lovers" (see the scene at the restaurant, later how KDY grabbed his hands aso). 

In the end, CEH and KDY are too rational which explains why CEH has never acted like a man in front of her. Both are too guarded, afraid of crossing the line for real. 

 

What caught my attention is that JSJ met SHR and they had an interesting interaction. So it looks like the writer won't use the jealousy cliche. I have more inclined to believe that thanks to SHR and JSJ as outsiders and witnesses, CEH and KDY will be able to realize their love for each other. SHR will meet JSJ alone and this is important. 

 

To conclude, one of them have to make the first move. CEH will be forced to do it.

@avondale16 The moon symbolizes woman, this metaphor is often used in literature and poetry. The reason is simple: the lunar cycle is 28 days which correspond to the length of menstruation: 28-30 days. On the other hand, the sun has always been associated to men... it is the symbol for kings. The moon is beautiful = the woman is beautiful, he expresses his love and admiration indirectly. Moreover by using such a natural element, the poet underlines the simplicity and naturalness of his love for the woman. The message is quite subtle. As for the bookshop, it clearly shows JSJ's closeness and gentleness to women in general. Notice that he takes care of his mother... so this underlines his sensitive side. The shop looks very intimate... it was as if it was a temple, a sacred place. Bringing her there outlined how much he already treasures her.  

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1 hour ago, bebebisous33 said:

The moon is beautiful = the woman is beautiful, he expresses his love and admiration indirectly

This is my guess when he mention to her.

But i think she is clueless. But the fact that she worries and wait for him that night, shows she is more than just concern about him.

Well, maybe, just maybe, she is afraid if she confess her feeling but get rejected or will get rejected so she is taking extra careful and not wanting herself to get hurt? Maybe?

--Both are too guarded, afraid of crossing the line for real. 

Vice versa, he too, dare not take the risk of telling his true feeling, not wanting to be rejected, too? Maybe?

 

 

1 hour ago, bebebisous33 said:

Bringing her there outlined how much he already treasures her.

Hmm. Ok. Now i understand and thank you so much.:heart:

 

5 hours ago, lavenderrr1 said:

cant wait for tonite's ep...i reallllllllyyyyy hope EH finally confesses his feellings to DY.

Will he? My guess, not yet. Not tonite.

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39 minutes ago, avondale16 said:

This is my guess when he mention to her.

But i think she is clueless. But the fact that she worries and wait for him that night, shows she is more than just concern about him.

Well, maybe, just maybe, she is afraid if she confess her feeling but get rejected or will get rejected so she is taking extra careful and not wanting herself to get hurt? Maybe?

--Both are too guarded, afraid of crossing the line for real. 

Vice versa, he too, dare not take the risk of telling his true feeling, not wanting to be rejected, too? Maybe?

 

 

Hmm. Ok. Now i understand and thank you so much.:heart:

 

Will he? My guess, not yet. Not tonite.

Yes, she didn't understand his confession. She was clueless back then, as she took it too literally. They were outside and the moon was shining. CEH's mistake is not to be direct enough. JSJ is quite straightforward in that matter. Even in the latest episode, CEH spoke about his love for a divorcee with a kid as if there was a third person. He never said YOU. He is afraid of taking risks... afraid of losing her for real. He said that he will only act, when he knows about DY's feelings. He is definitely too passive. 

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1 hour ago, bebebisous33 said:

I have more inclined to believe that thanks to SHR and JSJ as outsiders and witnesses, CEH and KDY

From yesterday ep, SHR seems to know that CEH have deep feeling towards KDY?

1 minute ago, bebebisous33 said:

He is afraid of taking risks..

Too bad, many cases in real life, afraid of taking risks means your love will go away to someone else. Sometimes, can happen.

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The dinner scene cracked me up:lol:

 

It was as if Dan-Yi was dropping bombs or something!:P

 

"..I'm a divorcee.." - BooM

"..I have a 12 y.o. kid.." - BooM

"..I'm 37.." - BOOM.

 

Also just heartbreaking when they found their friend dead..:( Life is so fleeting..one moment you're here and then the next..gone.  

 

Interesting to note that the actor who plays Seo-Joon was also a third wheel on "Matrimonial Chaos". The ever familiar trope of friends turn lovers have been explored countless of times, almost as much as the Cinderella themed ones (also featured in this drama) I just think timing is everything, not that I'm experienced LoL:P:phew: Although I've known a few who thought marriage was a great idea & figured out later (regrettably) that they were better remained as friends.

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4 hours ago, avondale16 said:

Not tonite.

Does she just ask him, if he likes her. And he nods?

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3 hours ago, avondale16 said:

Does she just ask him, if he likes her. And he nods?

Yes, at the end she asks him if he likes her. So to me, it marks a turning point in their relationship. I doubt that CEH will deny it. Based on the preview, there will be a switch: Fate will bring SHR and JS together. Moreover, I have the impression that SHR will realize that CEH knew about her feelings for him but chose to ignore them by intentionally ignoring her letters in order to keep their relationship intact. But I could be mistaken... due to the misleading preview. However, in the last episode we saw him picking up a letter but he put it back. He saw the number... however, this time he made a mistake, I sense. He might have put it elsewhere. That could the reason how SHR discovers the truth.

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ep 8 impression (Namja, ladies bonding time, and CONFESSION AS WELL DANYI HEART FLUTTER)

 

still being petty, but still let her go out with JSJ. :lol: that's our eunho :wub:

 

Eunho saying his heart in pain, yet Danyi, aigoo ya-  she kept feeling his muscles instead :lol: she always turn heart fluttering moment into gag comedy lol :joy:

 

now, why 3 months of "dating"? why 3 instead of 1 or 6 month anyway? :blink:

 

Gyeoroo Ladies Nite was the best highlight for tonight. they were so honest. Ms Seo  real reason for divorce, Danyi revealing her real status and Director Go actually took the decision that danyi supposed to take 10 years ago, at her own wedding.  

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Danyi cursed during drunken moment was gold. Ms Seo and Dir Go reaction:  FKIN GOLD :joy:

 

the moment danyi and eunho worked together to digitized the manuscript really get them to sort a bit that push and pull eunho kept making. the moment that she didnt really fell asleep on his shoulder and feel his hand on her face make my jaw dropped:astonished:. wow, danyi-ah!!! her heart did flutter at that!!!

 

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After watching the part DY took out hand warmer EH puts in her pockets and the scene where he freaks out and took care of drunk DY melts my heart soooo bad!! Can I please marry LJS jebal:bawling:

 

I don’t understand the ones who doesnt really like this drama (my sister). Romance is a supplement keeps on warming my hearttttt<3 i caaanntt

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Romance is a Bonus Book (로맨스는 별책부록)
OST Part 3
Song : All I Do (그대만 떠올라)
Artist : Roy Kim (로이킴)
Release Date : 2019-02-17

 

 

 

 

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I was happy because now she has realized that he had confessed to her twice... but she felt unsure. Yet, CEH's smile at the end was great. 

I like the bounding of the three women... They will definitely get closer. I was surprised by the reason for the divorce but somehow I could understand her. Her husband didn't pay attention to her and even didn't show any interest before the incident. 

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A translation for the episode 9 preview.

 

 

DY: It was definitely something that felt like this.  (trying to recreate the feeling of the pencil and EH’s finger on her face to figure out what it was)
EH: Did you imagine something sexy, noonim? (noonim is a more formal version of noona)
EH: It hurts! It hurts! It hurts! (me: he probably deserves to be hit this time :) )
EH: Should I just totally like you? (me: Is that a threat or a promise?)
HR: He knew how I felt?
EH: Don’t run over just because you want to see me. Take your time coming. (me: EH is always so worried that DY is going to fall while running. :lol:)
EH: Her face is kind of small, but within it, her eyes, ears, and nose fill it prettily and perfectly.
DY: Don’t avoid him, Kang Dan Yi.
DY: How dare you call me “Kang Dan Yi”? “Kang Dan Yi” is just stuck to your lips, isn’t it?
EH: Well then? Should I call the woman I like “noona”?

 

nb: I probably don't have to explain this since I think most members here are experienced viewers, but in Korea, one uses relationship titles to address anyone elder to oneself. So, regardless of what the translations may read, EH has been calling DY "noona" (trans: older sister) all this time. It seems in the next episode, he's going to take it upon himself to start calling her by name which is a very bold and rather intimate thing to do. It clearly expresses his interest in her and his desire to move them from an elder sibling-younger sibling bond to a couple bond (following from the Confucian Social Order bonds).

 

 

And, this is the preview from the end of episode 8. One additional scene with JSJ and HR.

 

DY: It was definitely something that felt like this.
EH: Did you imagine something sexy, noonim?
EH: It hurts! It hurts! It hurts!
EH: Should I just totally like you?
HR: I thought he had other plans.
JSJ: On a day like this, to a place like this, you came alone?
HR: Who should be the one asking whom that? (this is a comment to the effect that JSJ is there alone as well)
HR: He knew how I felt?
EH: Don’t run over just because you want to see me. Take your time coming.
EH: Her face is kind of small, but within it, her eyes, ears, and nose fill it prettily and perfectly.
DY: Don’t avoid him, Kang Dan Yi.
DY: How dare you call me “Kang Dan Yi”? “Kang Dan Yi” is just stuck to your lips, isn’t it?
EH: Well then? Should I call the woman I like “noona”?

 

 

So, I'm actually glad that the kiss didn't happen. I'm more of a fan of a consensual kiss. It's one thing if they are already a couple so that her consent and welcome of such an action could be assumed. However, it's another when she doesn't know her own mind about him yet, for him to kiss her while he thinks she's asleep.

 

I was happy that DY has finally woken up to the possibility that EH likes her, though. However, I think the end of episode 8 is a tease, and despite EH's smile and tiny nod, that he's not going to directly answer her question, or may fob it off in some way. However, I'm expecting that by the end of episode 9, it becomes a more obvious response. Previews can be misleading, but there is no denying the last two exchanges from the preview where DY is shocked that EH calls her by her given name rather than "noona" and EH's response to that. :)  So, definitely looking forward to the next episode.

 

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But speaking of second lead, will they really put SHR and JS together as a couple?:ph34r: it's cliché,:grimace:I already see the scene next week, she may know that EH knows these feelings but ignores them, then she gets hurt and will go down and meet JS who will listen to her and will find it touching well afterwards, they will meet again with all this story about the writer:joy::joy:

I wanted to see JS fight more for DY during a few episodes, even if we know he will not have the girl, but I like this dynamic, he has good chemistry with DY and he is very cute

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One more quick thing, I actually rather liked the ending of episode 8. This is a translation of the final dialogue between EH and DY as they're drinking their tea in the yard and gazing at the snow.

 

DY: It’s beautiful.
EH: So it is. It is beautiful.

 

(flashback to a scene where they are staring at the moon)
EH: Because the moon is so beautiful.
DY: So it is.
EH: The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?
(end flashback)

 

DY: Hearing the word “beautiful”, it makes me think about that day. The day that you said to me that the moon was beautiful. You posted a picture of that to your SNS even.

 

(flashback to his SNS post)
post: Saying “I love you” with the words “the moon is beautiful” instead, Soseki Natsume. It was a night that made me think of him.
(end post flashback)

 

DY: I was the one who taught you about that. Do you remember?
EH: That’s right. You did.
EH: Was it when I was in high school? When the author Soseki Natsume was a schoolteacher, he gave his students something to translate as homework. But when that student translated “I love you” (in English) to Japanese, he just literally translated it to “I love you”. So, what that author told his student was… Since Japanese people don’t say things like often, that translating it as “the moon is beautiful” is probably better.
DY: You do remember.
EH: That’s why I told you, noona. That the moon was beautiful.
EH: I’m telling you now as well. That the snow falling down is beautiful.
EH: It’s beautiful. Isn’t it?
(DY finally seems to be getting a clue. Then, he reaches out to brush snow from her hair, but she evades his hand.)
EH: What is this? Do I suddenly look like a man to you? Stay still.
DY: Do you perhaps… Do you perhaps… like me?

 

 

DY is gaining awareness, and EH seems to sense it since he's asking whether she seems him as a man now albeit in a teasing fashion. :)  I know that falling snow is a common trope in kdramas, and this drama seems to be aware of it as well, but still willing to utilize it. It seems to also be a signal that EH is moving in closer to DY while JSJ who is not with DY as the snow falls is not.

 

I'm not sure how I would feel about JSJ and HR potentially becoming another couple. I'm not opposed to it since both of them seem to be nice people. Though not sure how easily HR will be able to turn her heart from EH to JSJ anyway since it's been such a long crush.

 

Other than the OTP, the other story lines seem rather bittersweet: Mgr Bong and Mgr Seo's divorce despite still clearly caring for each other, Park's growing crush on JY, and now the lonely single life of Mgr Go. Not to mention the long term crush of HR. I assume that most of these lines will resolve into happy endings, though.

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11 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

The moon is beautiful = the woman is beautiful, he expresses his love and admiration indirectly.

The above post explains again what  @xXMzSmilesXx ask previous page.

Thank you @bebebisous33 and @stroppyse for the explanation in detail.

 

29 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

he just literally translated it to “I love you”. So, what that author told his student was… Since Japanese people don’t say things like often, that translating it as the moon is beautiful” is probably better.

Got it. Thanks.

15 hours ago, xXMzSmilesXx said:

Also is there a significance with the moon that I'm missing out on. EH subtly confesses to DY by saying the moon is beautiful 

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