A new Kdrama love story to get excited about is coming up in the first part of 2019. Lee Na-young (이나영) and Lee Jung-suk (이종석) have both confirmed the Korean romance Love is a Bonus Book (aka Love Supplement) which is wonderful drama news in my book. First off, romances are always great for me and secondly, Lee Na-young is back.
The last drama that Lee Na-young was in was Fugitive: Plan B way back in 2010 so she is coming off of a looong drama hiatus of eight years (she married Won Bin and had a baby somewhere in there as well) so I am happy to see her back and with a noona love story to boot. Though actually it might not be a noona love story since both characters are in their 30s and might have known each other since childhood despite their real life ages. In contrast, it feels like Lee Jung-suk is always in a drama, though his last one was While You Were Sleeping in 2017. So, it will be two years for his drama return as well.
Love is a Bonus Book (or Love Supplement) is about writers! Lee Na-young will play Kang Dan-yi, a once famous copywriter who is now broke and unemployed, but on top of that – she cant get hired due to her excellent credentials. So she lies on her resume to make herself seem less amazing then she is and gets a job at a publishing company where Cha Eun-ho, played Lee Jong-suk, works as chief editor.
This drama is written by Jung Hyun-jung, whose most popular series is In Need of Romance. It is directed by Lee Jung-hyo who also directed Life on Mars, Criminal Minds, and The Good Wife. That seems like a kind of weird pair since the director is all about crime stories, though I do like the shows he has done. However, I hope this show does not have something scary going on, unless it is writerly meta scary, I would be cool with that.
No date is set for this drama though it is scheduled to air in the first part of 2019.
Source Han Kyung News
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I am looking forward to a new drama from LJS! But I do worry about his impending military enlistment and hope he isn’t called away when he is filming the way that happened to another star recently.
Oh my gosh, that could happen. Hopefully he can squeeze this one in in time.