Thursday, January 21, 2021

Kdrama Review: Start Up

 Drama: Start Up (on Netflix)

Genre: Romantic comedy

Starring: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Here's a drama that was getting a lot of buzz, so I had to watch it. Besides, it has Nam Joo Hyuk, so you know. That's a given. 

So anyway, it's about a dude who wants to get his own software company started, and he ends up joining a program that helps people get going on that. It takes them through a bunch of missions to complete and then the final few get help getting going. 

But before that he meets this girl who changes his life. This girl... who man, it's kinda complicated! So when this girl was young, she was struggling with all sorts of things, and her grandma gets this kid to anonymously write to her, only they made up a name... taken from a newspaper article. So she thinks that's who is writing her.  Turns out... the name they took from the article is the kid who is wanting to start his business mentioned earlier. 

When the girl grows up, she wants to find this boy who wrote to her... when the REAL boy who wrote to her all those years learns this (from the grandma) he finds the kid who's name he stole and asks him to pretend to be the the one who wrote the letters. Are you following?

And so when he pretends to be that... he ends up liking this girl of course. But now she thinks he's the letter writer. But really the other guy is. Yeah?

Meanwhile, she ends up being part of his start up company. And yeah... so it goes from there with all this crazy misunderstanding, and who is who, and what is what and WAH!

I really enjoyed the romantic cuteness of this one, and the heart wrenching love triangle. The business aspects of this one... of which there are a lot... bogged me down sometimes, but mostly that was interesting too. 

But, mostly, Nam Joo Hyuk is just a joy to watch. He played the awkward nerdy computer dude SO WELL! Wow...the best. And he's is just so adorable and fun.. and then when he gets confidence as the story goes along, he does that just as well too. So good. 

Here's a great trailer that will give you an awesome look at the feel of this drama:

And here's one of the great songs from this drama... this one by one of my favorite dudes Gaho:

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