3:20 pm - 02/17/2019

Romance is a Bonus Book episode 6-8 discussion

Synopsis: Kang Dan-Yi (Lee Na-Young) used to be a popular copywriter, but she is not anymore. She is now broke and unemployed. Even though she tries to find a job, due to her impressive career and excellent educational background, she is unable to find a new job. Cha Eun-Ho (Lee Jong-Suk) is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality. Finally, Kang Dan-Yi gets a job at a publishing company by lying about her background. Cha Eun-Ho is the chief editor at that publishing company. They begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

Cast: Kang Dan-Yi (Lee Na-Young), Cha Eun-Ho (Lee Jong-Suk), Song Hae-Rin (Jung Eugene), Ji Seo-Joon (Wi Ha-Joon), Kim Jae-Min (Kim Tae-Woo), Ko Yoo-Sun (Kim Yu-Mi), Bong Ji-Hong (Jo Han-Chul), Seo Young-A (Kim Sun-Young), Park Hoon (Kang Ki-Doong), Oh Ji-Yool (Park Gyu-Young), Lee Seung-Jin (Lee Kwan-Hoon), Bae Gwang-Soo (Choi Seung-Yoon), and Chae Song-Yi (Lee Ha-Eun)

Director: Lee Jung-Hyo
Writer: Jung Hyun-Jung
TV Network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Release Date: January 26 - March 17, 2019
Run Days/Time: Sat. & Sun. 21:00

Romance is a Bonus Book is being aired on Netflix and can also be viewed on fastdrama

sources: asianwiki, netflix, fastdrama

edited Warning for episode 7, it deals with suicide.
mewgical numbers if you need to reach out for help17th-Feb-2019 11:10 pm (UTC)
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mewgical 17th-Feb-2019 11:17 pm (UTC)
Ok I'm going to put these under spoiler cuts in case since it deals with a heavy subject. I hope the mods don't mind but I edited to put the spoiler. I hadn't watched the episode until after I had posted. Sorry if anyone watched and was effected.

[episode 7]

This episode left me gutted. I knew the poets suicide was coming just from the tone of the episode, but god it still left me wrecked.

Did anyone else find it weird that they skated around calling it a suicide? I mean I know the underlying text pretty much made it clear but the avoidance to say it just felt like they half way went there with a problem a lot of writers and in general koreans face (untreated depression because of work related perceived failure that leads to suicide) but they stopped before delivering the full message. And the way they had such a heavy message then just skipped into the love triangle. It made me side eye a little.

I honestly hope they publish a completed works of that poet in memory of him and then start accepting poetry.

The club scene was amazing and I swear to god if the women in this drama do not end up being fiercely protective friends by the end of this I will flip a table. I love all the women.

That being said the romance triangle is killing me. I'm not sure if with episode 8's ending if it will end up making it better or worse. [Spoiler (click to open)] they better not try and write off Eun-ho's confession and Dan-i not being asleep as some dream logic "oh I didn't mean it tee-hee" bullshit. It happened. I'm not sure how to feel about them setting up Hae-rin to be with umbrella man. tbh I'd rather see the women running in a fierce pack all better off alone with hints of maybe Dan-i Eun-ho down the line. Or at least the other women killing it in life without men and going clubbing and being happy. Kinda sucks that they are liable to tie up everyone in a relationship.

And the way they have Eun-ho, Dan-i, and umbrella man has me side eyeing. I hope it stops because the guys are becoming unlikable and I'm side eyeing the writers on character flipping Dan-i. She said she didn't believe in fairy tales and now she's a giddy high school girl. bleh. This is starting to feel like someone took a good story and started writing fanfics to get there OTP together.

Edited at 2019-02-18 04:20 am (UTC)
infj23 18th-Feb-2019 04:52 am (UTC)
The post-clubbing scene w/Yeong-ah and Dan-yi at Yu-mi's house was devastatingly brilliant. That was a scene that separated the grown-ups from the children in the room.
madielou 18th-Feb-2019 04:56 am (UTC)
I really like this drama so far. The pacing, characters, story lines and the overall way it's filmed is just really good.
I haven't watched episode 8 yet, but episode 7 was really sad. I really hope his works still end up getting published, he deserves at least that.

Something that I like about this drama is that every character is well-written,and I genuinely enjoy watching everyone's scenes regardless if they're the main character or not. The love line is also building really slow it feels like? Because normally by now I feel like there would be a confession scene in any other kdrama.

Side note, but I love the new co-workers relationship. They're extremely adorable together, I love their friendship and I love in general how all the workers are nice to one another. It's refreshing.
Side note x2. I love the second female lead, she's so adorable. I hope they don't turn her into a mean girl just for plot.
veep_throat 19th-Feb-2019 10:14 am (UTC)

I haven’t watched new ep yet because I’m madly in love with jung eugene and don’t want my heart to break anymore!!!!

Ljs and eugene look so cute together too I’ll never come around to liking dani lmao

modestgoddess79 20th-Feb-2019 03:19 pm (UTC)
I’m still watching and enjoying it. I’m glad the women are being allowed to bond outside of work and be multifaceted personalities. I really hate when women are depicted as petty villains.

The suicide thing was weird because they never explicitly said that was what happened. It was played as if the poet could have died from poverty.

Eun-Ho looking longingly at Danyi makes my heart flutter.
mewgical 22nd-Feb-2019 08:49 am (UTC)
IA re the women. I'm glad they have given Yu-mi more dimension than just the first witch of the office. It'll be interesting to see how the friendship plays out from here on out. I really do want to see the women beat the crap out of Da-ni's husband though.

The suicide felt so weird. Especially as all they said was they found him face down. And I wish they would have had that flash back with who he was sooner in the episode because tbh I forgot who he was. Sometimes they skip around these minor characters and it's hard to keep track of.
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