11:56 am - 03/11/2019

Romance is a Bonus Book episode 13 + 14

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
kyungwons 11th-Mar-2019 07:46 pm (UTC)
I still love this drama even though the main couple doesn't move me that much, I can believe Eunho is in love with Danyi and I thought [Spoiler (click to open)] the bit where he hangs out of the car to cheer her on was cute! but I don't really believe it from her end. The strength of this show has always been about Danyi getting back to the workplace for me, [Spoiler (click to open)] when she asked them to reconsider about letting her stay in the job and then she went and cried in the bathroom or when they were all talking about her when she was just standing outside had me in floods of tears. As someone who at one point could not get a job for very similar reasons as her (though I'm young and not middle aged so it's not really the same lol), its so humiliating so every time it looked like that is what she was going to have to go back to it was hitting too close to home. Her feelings in regards to her job and self worth is done so well even when this drama misses the spot in other ways.

mewgical 12th-Mar-2019 12:21 am (UTC)
I didn't really think about it that way, but now that you mention it is does feel more forced on her end. like she's trying something new and doesn't quiet yet if she wants it so she's trying to fit into the relationship with how she thinks it should be for Eun-ho.

[Spoiler (click to open)] I'm sorry you've went through that. I relate hard to Dan-i too because of this and we are around the same age. It's really shit when you end up with a long period of unemployment and the job force acts as if you don't deserve to be let back in and refuses to see what you did on your own as accomplishments.Or even jobs ignoring the fact of how hard it is to get into a job now and that only add's onto the work gap history you'll have. I think this subjects what really drew me into this drama.
daynr 12th-Mar-2019 12:23 am (UTC)
the career stuff + challenges of being a woman are important and well done. I'm glad we have the marketing manager who also talks about the challenges of career + motherhood.

And I've had some tough female bosses who really just seemed bitter that they had to play like men, and didn't have life partners, who felt/acted like they thought they needed the younger generation to go through the same shit. I get a bit of that from a female character too, which is important to show.
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