I wasn’t rooting for this drama to succeed or fail, I just wanted it to be good and it looks like after the first episode it may just attain ratings success and be a good drama. tvN premiered book-centric rom-com Romance is a Bonus Book this Sat, taking over from the higher profile Memories of Alhambra which ended on a ratings high note and narrative coherency low note. The ratings halved from MOA’s high, with Bonus Book bringing in 4.280% in its first episode which is honestly higher than I expected. Rom-coms rarely do high ratings which is why Why Secretary Kim was so special so I was thinking Bonus Book would do around 3% which is alright on cable. What’s more promising is how the initial viewer reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, also a surprise considering netizens are annoyed at both leads – Lee Jong Seok for playing the same types of character and getting facial tweaks, and Lee Na Young for living off of CFs and rarely working. Guess all it takes is a well-written yarn to get noses stuck in a book, or in this case tuning in to tvN.