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
mewgical 12th-Mar-2019 12:02 am (UTC)
I'm annoyed at how the guys treated/are treating Hae-rin. Like they have been [Spoiler (click to open)]sappy manipulative assholes about Dan-i and omg heaven forbid Hae-rin have a real moment and get a bit drunk and sad over the asshat she liked for three years breaking up with her via a hallmark card. but they can moon over dan-i and seo-joon can refuse to let dan-i properly break up with him and then he can get sad and drunk about it. just ugh.. fuck them. I swear on everything unholy that Hae-rin better not end up with Seo-joon. She's way too good for him. Hae-rin and Miss. Go should form a night club duo and be young and free.

Really all the romance at this point feels so fake. I really wish this would have been a melodrama or think piece drama about how women are treated in the work place and about the publishing system. I find the parts about the women and how they cope with the workplace and men, and the publishing parts more interesting than any of the romance.

And whoever edited the show, or whoever decides when to cut to scenes needs to never work again. Because that abrupt switch from [Spoiler (click to open)]Dan-i crying in the restroom to I think it was the one new recruit guy was ridiculous. Reminded me of how they skipped from the poets death/funeral to happy romance. I get it's both serious and romance and comedy, but these flippant switches between light and heavy are jarring and to me it takes away from the show.

and I feel stupid having to ask this but [Spoiler (click to open)] did that office girl throw Dan-i under the bus or did Dan-i really forget to send that memo about the authors book reprints or whatever it was? It felt like to me she was throwing her under the bus. But I also though Miss. Go screwed her over with that idea and she really did think of it too.

All complaints aside, these two episodes killed me. I cried so hard. But I'm glad it's ending next week though.

Edited at 2019-03-12 12:07 am (UTC)
daynr 12th-Mar-2019 12:25 am (UTC)
When the second lead kept flashing back to her with spots, as if the spots were so horrifying, I was very ticked. The merciless looks evaluation annoys the f*ck out of me. Women do not always need to look their absolutely best to worthy people.
shalottlady07 12th-Mar-2019 12:32 am (UTC)
Although not gonna lie [Spoiler (click to open)]I cackled at Seojoon having her as “red spots” or smthg in his phone. We all do petty things like that and I appreciated that small piece of writing decision.
daynr 12th-Mar-2019 12:46 am (UTC)
[Spoiler (click to open)]I'd probably make it her nickname too, because it's funny. But he came off like it was backed by disgust, which sit down dude. You ain't perfect either.

And they act like they all have the most sensitive noses ever, if his laundered sheets smelled then he needs to learn to do laundry.

(but I still think they could be cute!)

Edited at 2019-03-12 12:55 am (UTC)
shalottlady07 12th-Mar-2019 12:58 am (UTC)
[Spoiler (click to open)]yeah that disgusted shiver he did... I was like “bro, get over it”.
LMAO. He just needs some scented softener or smthg.
shalottlady07 12th-Mar-2019 12:26 am (UTC)
My impression is that [Spoiler (click to open)]she threw her under the bus. Everyone was shocked when she blurted it out, especially Haerin and Mr. Bong.

Also, I agree the men are being a bit ridiculous about Haerin. At the same time, I was like “Haerin.... you’re getting a biiiiit stalker-y.” She needs to find a nice guy that’s not a work, but gets how important it is to her. I think her and Seojoon could end up good friends, like they learn to support each other and be that listening ear. That’s how I’m leaning right now.

ty ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^12th-Mar-2019 01:34 am (UTC)
I agree with yours, and do not know how to do a Spoiler. :)
mewgical Re: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^12th-Mar-2019 01:50 am (UTC)
If you're wondering how to do spoiler cuts this is how I do them

mewgical 12th-Mar-2019 01:42 am (UTC)
[Spoiler (click to open)] ok thanks. I was kind of wondering she she kept bringing it back to b-but dan-i was supposed to. But I didn't know for sure.

see I took it as maybe eun-ho was making her be persistent about it, or the boss since she emailed/text someone after he said he finally did forgive her. I guess given how the bosses are there I could see why Hae-rin would want to make sure, or have to make sure, that seo-joon was pacified and happy with her. idk I'm probably being pro hae-rin since they both acted like that to her.

see I fear it because they are already pushing at everyone coupling up.
shalottlady07 12th-Mar-2019 03:13 am (UTC)
[Spoiler (click to open)] Yeah I definitely read that as her trying to cover herself on the fly and everyone knowing that she’s lying through her teeth.
Oh I agree. The artist-publisher relationship is so critical and he could easily blame her if he wanted to pull out of his contract. It can be a tough line to walk. I’m pro her being happy in a HEALTHY way haha.
Ugh yes, esp with all that boss button nonsense. Like single dad and single career lady.... obviously they’ll get together.
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