I really wanted to like Start Up, but my God how stupid. Who divorces and never sees their child again. I was so distracted by that part of the story I could focus on literally nothing else. Dumb.🤔

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    Like for why did neither child see the other parent. When her father died, did her mother not come get her. Was her sister not sad her father died. WTF. I’ve seen this so many times in kdramas where after a divorce the parent completely disavows the child. What even is that? Also why not tell her the letter was a lie after 15 years? Why? Why?

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    It’s actually less surprising than you might think. I know people who’ve done this, in the country I live in and in the country my parents came from.

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      Far less surprising and far less common***

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      That is insane, in United States there custody for children is literally called custody battles. Parents just picking one child and never seeing the other is mind blowing to me, that is wild. I know of parents who simply abandon their children, but they do that regardless of divorce. The fact that everyone was so calm that one parent wouldn’t see their child and no follow up is baffling to me.

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      I’m from India and I can safely say that such a scenario is not very surprising really. I can imagine it playing out here

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        Yeah, my parents are from Pakistan. They know people who’ve done this.

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    Many years ago, a close friend of ours got divorced and his ex-wife left their 5-year son with him and went abroad to marry another man and stayed in that country and never to contact her son ever again since she had her own family to care. So ya, that shit actually happened. Heartbreaking for the 5-year old boy.

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      It must have been, that is awful. I bet the little boy was sad. That is still mind-boggling to me. Unfortunately it will prevent from watching the show because that’ll be all I think about.

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    THANK YOU. I’m convinced their manager/agency got involved because the story loses the plot very quickly. Not just sad that JP didn’t get his happy ending, although I am bummed about how they handled it, but this doesn’t feel like it was written by the same writer all the way through.

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