Romance Is a Bonus Book

Romance Is a Bonus Book (Hangul: 로맨스는 별책부록; RR: Romaenseuneun Byeolchaekburok) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk. It premiered on January 26, 2019 on tvN. The series follows the lives of employees who work at a publishing company. The first script reading was held on October 26, 2018 with the attendance of the cast and crew. This series marks Lee Na-young's return to small screen after nine years and Lee Jong-suk's first romantic comedy. On January 21, 2019, a press conference was held to promote the series with the attendance of lead cast.

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Romance Is a Bonus Book
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Romance Is a Supplement
  • How to Publish Love
Hangul로맨스는 별책부록
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byJung Hyun-jung
Directed byLee Jeong-hyo
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Hwang Jee-woo
Camera setupSingle camera
Production company(s)Story & Pictures Media
Distributor
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) 
present (present)
External links
Website

Romance Is a Bonus Book[1] (Hangul: 로맨스는 별책부록; RR: Romaenseuneun Byeolchaekburok) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk.[2][3] It premiered on January 26, 2019 on tvN.[4][5]

Synopsis

The series follows the lives of employees who work at a publishing company.

Cast

Main

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.

Supporting

People at the publishing company

Others

  • Oh Eui Sik as Hong Dong-min
  • Lee Ji Won as Hong Jae-hee
  • Hwang Se On as Kim Na-kyung

Production

The first script reading was held on October 26, 2018 with the attendance of the cast and crew.[16][17]

This series marks Lee Na-young's return to small screen after nine years and Lee Jong-suk's first romantic comedy.[18]

On January 21, 2019, a press conference was held to promote the series with the attendance of lead cast.[19][20]

Original soundtrack

Romance Is a Bonus Book OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelKakao M

Part 1

Released on February 3, 2019 (2019-02-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."A Story I Couldn't See" (나는 볼 수 없던 이야기)Choi Jung-hoon
  • Choi Jung-hoon
  • Kim Do-hyung
  • Yoo Young-hyun
Jannabi3:46
2."A Story I Couldn't See" (Inst.) 
  • Choi Jung-hoon
  • Kim Do-hyung
  • Yoo Young-hyun
 3:46
Total length:7:32

Part 2

Released on February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Rainbow" (레인보우)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
  • Park Min-joo
Rothy3:31
2."Rainbow" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
  • Park Min-joo
 3:31
Total length:7:02

Ratings

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Title AGB Nielsen[21] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 January 26, 2019 A Big Sister I Know, Kang Dan-i
(아는누나, 강단이)
4.280% 4.937% 4.9%
2 January 27, 2019 You Were Hiding In My House?
(우리 집에 숨어 살았어?)
4.420% 5.466% 4.3%
3 February 2, 2019 People Calling Me By My Name
(사람들이 내 이름을 불러)
4.385% 5.355% N/A
4 February 3, 2019 Everybody Turn Their Backs On Me
(모든 이들이 내게 등을 돌려도)
4.256% 5.155%
5 February 9, 2019 I'm Curious Too, About My Feelings
(나도 궁금해, 내 마음이)
4.436% 5.601% 4.7%
6 February 10, 2019 I Think I Already Know It From The Beginning
(이미 안다고 생각하는 것도 다시 처음부터)
5.064% 6.468% N/A
7 February 16, 2019
8 February 17, 2019
9 February 23, 2019
10 February 24, 2019
11 March 2, 2019
12 March 3, 2019
13 March 9, 2019
14 March 10, 2019
15 March 16, 2019
16 March 17, 2019
Average % %
  • 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).

References

  1. ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK [티저] 그렇게 우리의 새로운 챕터가 시작되었다! (이나영 Voice) 로맨스는 별책부록 190126 EP.0. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. Dong Sun-hwa (15 October 2018). "Lee Jong-suk, Lee Na-young to star in upcoming drama". The Korea Times.
  3. ""9년 만에 드라마 복귀"..이나영 '로맨스는 별책부록' 확정, 이종석과 호흡". Korea Kyungje (in Korean). 15 October 2018.
  4. "Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk to show romance in publishing industry in new rom-com". Kpop Herald. 21 January 2019.
  5. "Lee Na-young to Appear in Rom-Com Series with Lee Jong-suk". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 January 2019.
  6. "Lee Na-young returns to small screen with rom-com after 9 years". Kpop Herald. 15 October 2018.
  7. "Lee Jong-suk cast for new tvN series set to air early next year". Yonhap News Agency. September 28, 2018.
  8. "Lee Jong-suk to star in tvN rom-com". Kpop Herald. September 28, 2018.
  9. Yoo Cheong-hee (November 2, 2018). "배우 정유진, tvN '로맨스는 별책부록' 캐스팅…출중한 편집자 役". TenAsia (in Korean).
  10. "위하준, '로맨스는 별책부록' 출연…이나영X이종석과 호흡[공식]". Sports Seoul (in Korean). November 12, 2018.
  11. Baek Ji-eun (October 30, 2018). "[단독] 김태우, '로맨스별책부록' 출연확정…이종석과 브로맨스". Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  12. Myung Hee-sook (October 24, 2018). "김유미, '로맨스는 별책부록' 확정 '4년만의 복귀작' [공식]". My Daily (in Korean).
  13. "조한철, '로맨스는 별책부록' 출연확정…이종석·이나영과 호흡 [공식입장]". Sports Donga (in Korean). November 9, 2018.
  14. "박규영, '로맨스는 별책부록' 출연확정..이나영X이종석과 호흡[공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). November 12, 2018.
  15. "최승윤, '로맨스는 별책부록' 캐스팅… '악역 벗고 순한 이미지로 등장!'". Maeil (in Korean). January 22, 2019.
  16. "'로맨스는 별책부록' 이나영X이종석, 첫 만남부터 꿀케미 터진 대본 리딩 현장". SE Daily (in Korean). 13 November 2018.
  17. Park Soo-in (13 November 2018). "'로맨스는 별책부록' 이나영X이종석, 대본리딩부터 이렇게 설렐 줄은". Newsen (in Korean).
  18. Yoon Hyo-jung (15 October 2018). "[공식입장] 이나영, 이종석과 로코 '별책부록' 확정…9년만에 안방복귀". News1 Korea (in Korean).
  19. Myung-hee Sook (21 January 2019). "'로맨스는 별책부록' 이종석 "올해 입대 예정, 팬들 위해 첫 로코 도전"". My Daily (in Korean).
  20. "'로맨스는 별책부록' 이종석 "이나영과 호홉, 난 성공한 팬"". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 21 January 2019.
  21. "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2018.
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