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Start-up (2020): Korean Drama Review

Ms InkPen is a lover of anything “south korean” from its people down to its foods.


“Start-Up” 2020 South Korean Drama also aired in Netflix starring Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kang Han-Na and Kim Sun-ho

(SPOILER ALERT!!! Do not read the following paragraphs if you have not watch the series yet.)

The drama centers on the life of the two sisters ( played by Bae Suzy and Kang Han-Na) in rivalry, and how they found their spot in the career world thru ’Sandbox’, a company founded based on their father’s side story narrated during his business presentation to one of the company’s founders.

’Sandbox’ company’s mission is to help budding entrepreneurs start their businesses by providing their start-up capital and other technological resources for deserving residents who will win the season’s hackaton.

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Though the siblings started off in an unequal footing, they learned to depend on each other as the episodes progressed.

The story line mainly follows the life cycle of a business from start-up to scale-up. There are ups and downs in between and the viewers will see how the major casts grow their already complex personalities episode per episode.

The theme of the drama was written in Nam Do-san’s ( played by Nam Joo-hyuk) baseball that reads, “Follow your dream”. True to the theme, the major casts struggles revolves around realizing their dreams and overcoming their insecurities, limitations and uncertainties. The drama also portrays how a small act of kindness can make a thousand ripples and can wind its way back to the benefactor.

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