Romance Is a Bonus Book
|Romance Is a Bonus Book|
|Also known as|
|Created by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Jung Hyun-jung|
|Directed by||Lee Jeong-hyo|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Hwang Jee-woo|
|Camera setup||Single camera|
|Production company(s)||Story & Pictures Media|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||January 26 –|
March 17, 2019
Romance Is a Bonus Book (Korean: 로맨스는 별책부록; RR: Romaenseuneun Byeolchaekburok) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk. It aired from January 26 to March 17, 2019 on tvN.
Cha Eun Ho is a successful author and a senior editor at a book publishing company. Kang Dan-i is a mother and former successful advertising copywriter. When Cha Eun Ho was a child, Kang Dan-i saved him from an accident and was injured. Cha Eun Ho helped her recuperate and they have been close friends ever since. When Kang Dan-i goes through a major life change and tries to re-enter the professional world, their lives become even more connected. They face personal and professional challenges as they slowly start to realize their true feelings for each other.
- A former rising star and a current unemployed divorcee who later joins a publishing company as a temporary worker.
- A brilliant writer who is also the company's youngest editor-in-chief.
- The Lead Content Development Editor.
- A freelance book designer.
People at the publishing company
- Kim Tae-woo as CEO Kim Jae-min
- Kim Yoo-mi as Go Yoo-sun
- Jo Han-chul as Bong Ji-hong
- Kim Sun-young as Seo Young-ah
- Kang Ki-doong as Park Hoon
- Park Gyu-young as Oh Ji-yool
- Lee Kwan-hoon as Lee Seung-jin
- Choi Seung-yoon as Bae Kwang-soo
- Lee Ha-eun as Chae Song-ee
- Oh Eui Sik as Hong Dong-min
- Lee Ji Won as Hong Jae-hee
- Hwang Se On as Kim Na-kyung
- Noh Jong-hyun as Oh Ji-yool's ex-boyfriend
This series marks Lee Na-young's return to small screen after nine years and Lee Jong-suk's first romantic comedy.
|Romance Is a Bonus Book OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released on February 3, 2019|
|1.||"Take My Hand" (나는 볼 수 없던 이야기)||Choi Jung-hoon||Jannabi||3:46|
|2.||"Take My Hand" (Inst.)||3:46|
|Released on February 10, 2019|
|Released on February 17, 2019|
|1.||"All I Do" (그대만 떠올라)||Roy Kim||4:26|
|2.||"All I Do" (Inst.)||4:26|
|Released on February 24, 2019|
|2.||"I Pray" (Inst.)||3:51|
|Released on March 3, 2019|
|1.||"Some Day" (어떤 날)||The Black Skirts||The Black Skirts||The Black Skirts||4:06|
|2.||"Some Day" (Inst.)||The Black Skirts||4:06|
|Released on March 9, 2019|
|1.||"A Book Of You" (너라는 책)||Nam Hye-seung, Park Jin-ho||1601||Son Ho-young (g.o.d)||3:51|
|2.||"A Book Of You" (Inst.)||1601||3:51|
|Released on March 10, 2019|
|1.||"Close I'll Be" (너의 모든 기억속에)||Nam Hye-seung, Park Jin-ho||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||Kim Na-young||3:26|
|2.||"Close I'll Be" (Inst.)||Kim Se-jin, Midnight||3:26|
|Released on March 16, 2019|
|1.||"Happy End"||Nam Hye-seung, Surf Green||Nam Hye-seung, Surf Green||SAya, Kim Ki-won||3:51|
|2.||"You're Beautiful"||Nam Hye-seung, JELLO ANN||Nam Hye-seung, Park Sang-hee||Will Bug||2:36|
|3.||"Walking On Sunshine"||Nam Hye-seung, Surf Green||Nam Hye-seung, Surf Green||SAya||3:11|
|1.||"Romance is Supplement" (Opening Title)||Various Artists||0:44|
|2.||"A Warm Book"||Various Artists||3:58|
|3.||"Dan yi and Eun ho's story"||Various Artists||1:22|
|4.||"Dan yi's Room"||Various Artists||1:17|
|5.||"Eun ho's Whisper 1"||Various Artists||1:34|
|6.||"Eun ho's Whisper 2"||Various Artists||1:35|
|7.||"Funny publisher 'Gyeoroo'"||Various Artists||1:57|
|8.||"I know Kang Dang-yi"||Various Artists||1:31|
|9.||"Lovely Couples"||Various Artists||1:11|
|10.||"The Romance"||Various Artists||2:41|
|11.||"Today too fighting"||Various Artists||2:32|
|12.||"Where are my shoes?"||Various Artists||1:18|
|13.||"We on snow day"||Various Artists||1:49|
- In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||January 26, 2019||A Big Sister I Know, Kang Dan-i
|2||January 27, 2019||You Were Hiding In My House?
(우리 집에 숨어 살았어?)
|3||February 2, 2019||People Calling Me By My Name
(사람들이 내 이름을 불러)
|4||February 3, 2019||Everybody Turn Their Backs On Me
(모든 이들이 내게 등을 돌려도)
|5||February 9, 2019||I'm Curious Too, About My Feelings
(나도 궁금해, 내 마음이)
|6||February 10, 2019||I Think I Already Knew It From The Beginning
(이미 안다고 생각하는 것도 다시 처음부터)
|7||February 16, 2019||Tell Him I'm Waiting Here
(나 여기서 기다린다고 전해줘요)
|8||February 17, 2019||The Hot Touch Was A Dream
(그 뜨거운 손길은 꿈이었을까)
|9||February 23, 2019||That Old Book Is Like The First Time Reading
(그 오래된 책이 마치 처음 읽는 책처럼)
|10||February 24, 2019||There Are Days Like This
(가 끔 오늘 같은 날이 있어)
|11||March 2, 2019||We Have To Be Together, Why Do You Want To Break Up?
(같이 있을 생각을 해야지, 왜 헤어질 생각을 해?)
|12||March 3, 2019||How About A Title For Your First Date?
(제목으로 첫 데이트는 어때?)
|13||March 9, 2019||Did It Hurt Because Of Me?
(나 때문에 마음 아팠지?)
|14||March 10, 2019||You Know Me, Right?
(너는 나를 다 알지?)
|15||March 16, 2019||I Should Have Known If You Didn't Say Anything...
(네가 말하지 않았어도 알았어야 했는데...)
|16||March 17, 2019||As If I Had Met You In a Book and Received Warm Comfort..
(내가 너라는 책을 만나 따뜻한 위로를 받았듯이..)
- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
Awards and nominations
|2019||55th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor||Wi Ha-joon||Nominated|||
|21st Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best OST||"Take My Hand" (Jannabi)||Pending|||
- Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.
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