Beanie level: Noble idiot

I would love for our Mr Queen to cook more!! Can’t wait to see if she and the King will fall for each other and how.

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    I guess I am the only one that does not want to see them have a legitimate marriage.

    He has a mistress that he loves, can have others and oh, tried to kill her.

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Kim Sejeong is really amazing in her role as Do Hana. She’s really emoting with her whole body and those killer eyes. Excellent performance! She is really going all out and having fun with the role.

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Also, thank you to Kim Seon Ho for making Ji Pyeong such a lovable character. Ji Pyeong could have easily been a stoic, robotic, angsty typical 2nd male lead, but adding a touch of humour was genius.

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    I see what it means to make a character your own. Also, Kim Seon Ho does comedy so well.

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I love how In Jae’s story progressed too. Seo family women ❤️ shoutout to Kang Hanna. I loved her deadpan denial of crying even though she had mascara everywhere.

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I think Start Up does a good job of showing the struggles and optimism of young people.. And how they rise above their challenges. Definitely one of my fav shows of the year.

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    I was always sceptical that it can get very optimistic and dreamy but maybe it feels like Startup portrayed it realistically?

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      Yes it appears more realistic! Perhaps because the team faced challenges as well as triumphs. And they always had such a never-say-die attitude to dealing with their challenges.

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Also, I’m impressed with Nam Joo Hyuk’s performance. He made Do San’s nerdy character very endearing.

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What a perfect way for Ji Pyeong to move forward with his life. Instead of feeling like he has to repay halmoni with money, he’s going to pay it forward for a cause that’s close to his heart.

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    He won’t be lonely anymore. Once he starts helping someone it will give him purpose beyond material success. Wat a great idea, halmoni. ❤️❤️ Just so perfect.

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      Yes. And I especially loved that the show didn’t try to pair him up with In-jae; if that was the case it would be too cliche and it would ruin the drama watching for me.

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        lol.. i thought they did try to give us that pairing with their little chit chat on how SDM was managing journalist..

        Injae is perfect for JP..
        DS i think was just attraction/crush because she introduce laughter (in our prickly ceo life) and family dynamics

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        I also like that IJ is all white (angel) in last scene where as JP is a mix (greyish 😛 ).. and two leads are all black

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        True! He can find meaning in his life in other ways! ❤️ But of course if he finds someone else dear to him that would be lovely too.

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I really enjoyed Kim Bum’s performance. He was absolutely brilliant. When he was evil, he was deliciously evil, when he was sad, I felt sad along with him, and when he was happy I felt joy too.

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Although I must say, Rang’s sacrifice at that point of the story didn’t feel very satisfying somehow. I’m not sure how to explain it. The whole plan didn’t seem very clever.

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But I feel comforted knowing that his legacy lives on and he will always be loved by his family.

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Haven’t gotten sad over a character’s death in a while. We all knew Rang was gonna sacrifice himself and call Hyung one last time.. But it still hurt.

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    It hurts so much.

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    While I wasn’t really attached to this drama, it was sad to watch that sacrifice. Yes, I guess we all knew it was coming.

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Man.. I wish the show showed more of In Jae’s story. I hope Kang Hanna still had a ball of a time being a part of the show though. Would love to see more of her comedic chops!

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    I agree, to think that there was so much there to unpack. Too bad her character got way less screen time than the three other leads, considering that KHN shines in the moments that she is given, such as when she confronted her stepdad and stepbrother and her touching scene with halmeoni. I also LOLed at her reaction when she was being given the Frozen/Elsa pitch for their promo video, but still ended up doing it anyway. You just know that she did it for her dongsaeng.

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      Exactly! She was rolling her eyes but she did it anyway because her little sister asked her to. <3 I also loved the scene where she actually touched the wood and spat 3 times in case she jinxed the application of the self-driving car permit. That was hilarious. She's smart and strong when she needs to be, like when dealing with her step-family and during her earlier demo day presentation! That was amazing.

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My favourite scene today besides the whole team Samsan fighting the ransomware together, is the scene where Ji Pyeong creeps the guy hitting on Dal Mi out by putting his palms on the other guy’s. HAHA

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    i honestly thought those two developers planted ransomware..

    lol.. they are the most under-developed side characters

    ( 1st were introduced as someone who ditches team and leaves after winning.. but here they are with injae since almost 4 yrs)

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      It definitely looks like they did it and they were seen by dal mi with someone from Morning group who I think it’s IJ’s step brother.

      Every employee in In Jae company including In Jae herself are just some side characters the writer couldn’t be bothered with🙄☹️😠

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        i don’t think they are.. that meeting seems to be about them leaving injae for better opportunity and giving a way for the old team to unite under a more competent CEO 😛

        this writer hasn’t made anyone out right evil or selfish (i mean look at mom’s 180 character redefinition)

        This drama is success ONLY because of the cast – small and big and their service to their respective characters

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          If only the writers know that. Every character big or small should be developed, not equally but at least to a bit because no drama will be fully possible without them. Their solely existence shouldn’t be for someone else to shine.

          I really want to see more of In Jae so now that the team is uniting under her, we can now hopefully get that.

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    I loved that scene so much. Reminded me why I loved this show initially

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SILLY ME. Sa Ha didn’t just “happen” to be outside the bbq place. She follows them on YouTube so of course she headed there when she knew they were back in Seoul! ADORBS

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    and she tested waters with her how is english question.

    Given, he stopped himself and said he is still bad.. gave her the confirmation she needed 😀

    smart girl

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      Also how cute ge with his ” intensive tutoring”. Also Yong San seems like an amazing wingman

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        he reminds of siggy.. and my brain freezes everytime he is onscreen..

        gotta look into this actor..

        yup.. trio are good friends..

        nice thing is no one is outright evil.. and people deliver when their near dear relatives are in genuine need for help

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    I was legit thinking the epilogue would show Sa Ha stalking Chul San’s live feed to know their location lol

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Please don’t make Ji Pyeong turn nasty, please don’t make Ji Pyeong turn nasty, please don’t make Ji Pyeong turn nasty. 🙏🙏🤞🤞

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    You know, Jipeyong has been such a good boy so far, I’d actually like to see him nasty (and not in the mean, condescending sense.)

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There’s a part of me that’s hoping Kim Seon Ho doesn’t/can’t read the fan wars that’s happening on Twitter. It’s embarrassing. People, he’s not your property!

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    I scroll through looking for reasonable comments but it’s getting harder each time.

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The actors are doing a phenomenal job. Scenes that are stuck in my head: Dosan and Yongsan in the old office when DS thought YS was gonna jump. Halmoni and Jipyeong, and that Ji Pyeong & Dosan fight.

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The romance part doesn’t bother me so much, somehow. It doesn’t overshadow the drama from the startup world.

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Ooooo #StartUp is still sooo good for me. This conflict is what will make Samsan Tech stronger. I hope they will come back together as a team again at the end and create greater things.

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I knew this Alex guy was dodgy! #Startup

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