First Impressions: Suzy Bae made me cry

Keeping with the Netflix trend, I watched another one of “their” shows. Here is what I thought.

Start- Up

“Startup” is set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley, called Sandbox, and tells the story of people in the world of startup companies. Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. She’s an adventurer who doesn’t own much, but has a grand plan for herself. She also has experience in a wide range of part-time jobs and is a person of great vitality. Nam Do San is the founder of Samsan Tech. He was once the pride of his family as a math genius, but for the past two years, he’s been going nowhere with his company’s investments. It turns out that Seo Dal Mi remembers him as her ‘cool first love’, and he decides to begin a startup in the hope of turning Seo Dal Mi’s misunderstanding into reality. Han Ji Pyung begins a startup company to pay off his debt. A team leader at SH Venture Capital, his astonishing investment skills and sharp tongue earn him the nickname, “the Gordan Ramsay of investments”. Though he’s prickly to most others, he’s softer than anyone to one special person who granted him a great favor in the past. Lastly, CEO Won In Jae has everything society respects: the educational background, beautiful appearance, and money. She considers her background as a second generation chaebol a weakness and does everything she can to create success on her own and be acknowledged for her skills. However, she ends up being used and thrown away by her father, and in order to stop being a disposable piece on her father’s chess board, she throws herself into a startup.

  • Genre : Romantic Comedy
  • Origin : South Korea
  • Episodes : 16 (1 hr. 20 mins.)
  • Aired : October 17 – December 6, 2020
  • Where To Watch : Netflix
  • Starring : Bae Suzy | Nam Joo Hyuk | Kim Seon Ho | Kang Han Na

Thoughts: I have a up and down relationship with Suzy Bae. So starting this, I had my worries. And I haven’t watched anything I love with Nam Joo Hyuk since Weightlifting Fairy, so my expectations were iffy going in. However, with the combination of some AMAZING guest actors laying the ground work for the heart of this story; thank you Kim Joo Heon and Nam Da Reum for making me sob into my pillow for 15 mins after watching. Anyway, the plot doesn’t seem that deep and I’m interested more in this silicon valley aspect than the hidden identity. Tho, I already know that I’m having second lead syndrome. Kim Seon Ho got me hooked and I already want him to get his happy ending but maybe without the two female leads. This is a nice pick up now that I’m done with Record of Youth.

Are You Still Watching? : Continue Watching

First Impression Score: 7.5/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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