Korean Drama Review|Romance is a Bonus Book

Hey Everyone,

How are you? Spring has finally arrived. I even did some cleaning in my room which is really difficult to do because of my room being the smallest in the house, but I organised my wardrobe and I have put away my jumpers making room for my lighter clothing although I realised that I need to buy more and also buy tights, I am not a fan of tights but sooner or later the weather will get warmer and I don’t want to wear leggings all the time with some outfits, I also don’t even like showing my bare legs so I guess I have to get tights.

So on to this Korean Drama…

  • Hangul: 로맨스는 별책부록
  • Director: Lee Jung-Hyo
  • Writer: Jung Hyun-Jung
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: January 26 – March 17, 2019
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

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.

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. 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.

review

This was a lovely drama, very romantic, funny and emptional especially in the final episode.

So I need to console myself for a while as I won’t be seeing beautiful Lee Jong Suk on my screen for the next two years.

Lee Jong Suk is now in his mandatory military leave, he enlisted three weeks ago yet I know he will be back in two years time. I have been a long-time fan of him, I first saw him in Doctor Strange, which was a poorly plot driven medical drama but I really enjoyed his character in that. I became an even bigger fan over W Two Worlds, which I love soo much. But I really felt that this was an interesting role from him and it was definitely something new, I also liked him in glasses 😍😍

I haven’t seen any of Lee Na Young’s previous works so I had no idea what to expect. But I did enjoy the character, Kang Dan-I loves books and being part of a publishing company but also is starting to get her life back together. I really enjoyed the relationship between Kang Dan I and Cha Eun Ho, it starts with friendship and soon develops into a romantic relationship.

I think the part that I was most curious about was this writer who became very famous and suddenly announced that he was retiring, it became this storyplot that was mentioned on the drama a few times in the beginning but you were able to piece the pages back together and find out the story.

I also really liked the little notes that Cha Eun Ho and Kang Dani wrote at the end credits and there is a lot of bookish quotes that were said to one another but also ones that I kind of wanted to grab a pen and paper to jot it down.

This was an enjoyable drama to watch, a lot of laughs but also learned a lot more in the sense of publishing. I think the thing that surprised me the most is where all the damaged books go to, that was very enlighting for me, as it feels so natural to just go into a bookstore and get a freshly clean book without any corners bending or spines cracking. It gave me insight on how I should treat all of my books (I take care of all of my books as if they are my children, lol).

“I don’t believe that a single book is capable of changing the world. However, I still would like to tell you to become someone who’s like a book. A book may not be able to change the world, but I am sure it can still leave something warm inside someone’s heart. Just like how you hid between the sentences in a book when you were lost. Just like how I met a book names Eun-Ho and was offered a very warm consolation in the last moment of my life, Eun-Ho, I want you to become a book that can consolate others like you did to me, I want you to meet people and live this world with sincerity deep down in your heart. A single book might not be able to change the world or change a person’s life. But a good book is bound to be read by everyone. And then, little by little, it will warm people’s hearts. Eun-ho, you have always protected me despite all the rumors that kept spreading. I pray that you’ll also be able to recieve consolation by meeting a person who’s like a book.” This is from the last episode of the drama. It’s a little bit emotional but still warming.

^.^

I highly recommend this drama and this drama is even on Netflix which is super easy. I apologise for being gone for the most of this month, work has been hectic and I have also been reading which is good. I am currently reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, I started at the beginning of the month and I am already half way through. So far I am enjoying it, I am even more curious as to what is going on.

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