7:20 pm - 01/25/2019

Preview for "Romance is a Bonus Book"

Lee Na Young makes her return to dramaland after a nine-year hiatus in "Romance Is a Bonus Book", the tvN rom-com about a love story that unfolds at a publishing company.

Lee Na Young plays Kang Dan Yi, a has-been star copywriter who is just too overqualified to become employed. Lee Jong Suk plays Cha Eun Ho, a cultural icon who has made a name for himself in the writing community as a prodigy. He’s also known Lee Na-young’s character for years, and to her, he’s that “familiar dongsaeng.” Despite the fact that she’s struggling with failing to find a job and facing society as a divorced woman, Kang Dan Yi continues to put her all into her life. Other characters include Ji Seo Joon (Wi Ha Joon), a stranger who suddenly appears in Kang Dan Yi’s life to save her from the rain one day with an umbrella, and Song Hae Rin (Jung Yoo Jin), who has eyes for no one but Cha Eun Ho.

The publishing company is a collection of characters in its own right: Kim Jae Min (Kim Tae Woo), the boss who rubber-bands between being a cool guy and a nagging old man; Go Yoo Sun (Kim Yoo Mi), a workaholic “ice witch”; Bong Ji Hong (Jo Han Chul), a veteran editor with a passionate heart; Seo Young Ah (Kim Sun Young), a realist working mom; and more.

Directed by Lee Jung Hyo (Life on Mars) and written by I Need Romance series writer Jung Hyun Jung, "Romance Is a Bonus Book" premieres Saturday, January 26 on tvN.

Sources: tvN DRAMA | Soompi/Naver | Dramabeans/SE Daily | Soompi/Naver

This will be airing on Netflix--it will be showing up in the US on February 2, not sure about other regions
sweetestbliss1 26th-Jan-2019 08:03 am (UTC)
I swear Lee Jong Suk has chemistry with everyone. I'm not sure how he does it. He could have chemistry with cement if he wanted to. lol

I was kind of on the fence about this drama and wasn't going to check it out, but after watching the trailer, I just might. I am sort of biased since I do like LJS, but have also been going through SUCH a drama drought. Last year was seriously a painful year for dramas. It was a snoozefest.
miyozari 26th-Jan-2019 03:52 pm (UTC)
This looks... boring. I'm kind of over Lee Jong Suk. Netizens are already complaining for a while that he keeps delaying his enlistment.
ty 26th-Jan-2019 07:44 pm (UTC)
I agree. He is the same guy in every drama. I think the drama with Suzy killed it for me.
miyozari 26th-Jan-2019 10:26 pm (UTC)
After Pinocchio and W I lost interest in his dramas and I agree. I'm not sure if it's the writing or the acting, but his characters often seem like the same type.
daynr 26th-Jan-2019 07:18 pm (UTC)
I am excited for a series about books and copywriting! And something about SHR is so appealing to me.

It would be nice to have a female workaholic who wasn't an ice witch -- loads exist. Also, lazy ice witches exist. You can be career oriented and a warm person!
thebloomroom 26th-Jan-2019 08:19 pm (UTC)
I will watch anything Lee Jong Suk’s long ass body is in so count me in!
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