Kang Chul from 'W' gets dating tips from real book

Ashley Song, Aug. 11, 2016, 10:08 a.m.


Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) from the popular TV series “W” is said to be the envy of most men, but his perfect persona appeared to have come up short in Wednesday’s episode. After signing a marriage contract with Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) in order to have her acquitted of attempted murder charges, Kang had Oh summoned to his room as soon as she was released from jail.

After this encounter a relationship began to blossom, but Kang soon found himself in unfamiliar territory -- how to be romantic. 

Kang reached for a book that featured romantic situations between couples. Unsure of what to make of the stories he asked Oh whether a man accompanying his partner to the grocery store, tying her shoelace or hugging her while she was cooking is romantic.

“I read it in the book,” Kang said. “But, do females really find those romantic?”

“Yes, absolutely,” said Oh resting her head on Kang’s shoulder.

The book, “Comfortable, Adorable” in Korean, that featured in episode is actually a real book.

The picture essay compilation is the work of illustrator Park Dami, who goes by nickname Puuung on her online blog. The book features illustrations of everyday romance in various setting.

The book was inspired by Park’s life with her boyfriend, but she says the book doesn’t necessarily reflect their relationship. “I wanted the story to become anyone‘s story,” Park, a graduate student at Korea National University of Arts, said in an April interview with Channel Yes. 

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