This is nothing like Love Area 1. This is also NOT a continuation of Season one even though it was supposed to be.
I am a bit surprised at myself for liking this drama so much. Variations of this theme have been done previously, with some having limited efficaciousness. But this one really works. While seemingly contrived in the beginning, it settles down quickly into a solid story of self-discovery and coming to the realization that your actions do affect others.