After consulting with a blind employee at Sandbox, Samsan Tech determines to enhance their image recognition app to include voice queries generated by Yeong-sil, a voice assistant, later renaming the app as NoonGil. No further half-hearted love triangles – fine for the leads and second leads to have their own separate romantic interests but not to distract from the whole premise until it descends to social media warfare between ML & SL leads’ fans. K-dramas have contributed to the general phenomenon of the Korean wave, known as Hallyu. When Bill Gates started there was nothing to compare his business idea to: writing software for computers? What does it mean to sail without a map? At the end of the episode, Do-san tells Dal-mi that during his tenure at 2STO, he developed an autonomous car at his request after Dal-mi's idea at their last meeting at Samsan Tech. She then receives a call from an unknown number which turns out to be Do-san. We previously had confirmation that the second season of Love Alarm was coming to Netflix on August 22nd, 2020. After HURTING them like that. Compared his portrayal of emotion to that of DM. You remember how profoundly she loved her father right? Do-San promises her he’ll make it a reality and win the bid. In both instances the question was not about “should we have business model or plan, or shouldn’t we?” but about: Should we do this thing we are passionate about but for which the odds are stacked against us? Where’s the empathy in how JP dealt with their failure? There, they share their first kiss ("New Leads"). You’re better off watching clips of him on youtube. In the sky with Mu Cheng or the Sea with Liu Qi. I just wished she rejected him when he confessed by then he’ll learn his lesson, moved on. Suzy, not a fan fav of her work but in this context she did well. But the frigid portrayal by the lead female character (nothing to do with the actress, again it was the character), felt off. That night, Dal-mi proposes a self-driving car as their next venture. And then it pulls the rug from under you. Because in the face of the team’s devastation, JP’s words were, “If this hurts you, you shouldn’t have started a business.”. Both are married, signaling that they won the bid. Wonderful, very heart-warming. Chul-san meets Sa-ha again in an attempt to recruit her, while Yong-san meets Seon-hak to look for prospects, but tells him instead to look for investors instead of having the investors look for them. She’s technically CEO of another company. It seemed as if they wanted to compensate for “not getting the girl” with a good relationship with grandma. Whats with the endingthe series started of so smoothly and the ending to be honest was pretty harsh. She has done so many part-time jobs. Do you realize how personally offensive that moment was for her? and Ji-Pyeong who’s obviously one of the investors and presumably doing well for himself. This was a totally enjoyable and entertaining drama. StartUp Season … She wasnt even a decent enough human being to respond to JP’s confession. He was smart, reliable, and his … JP was supposed to be in love with Dalmi wasn’t he? Dosan changed for the better. Since before Do-san left she knew that she was in love with him and not with HJP (the Do-san from the letters), that was clearly shown when she knew the possibility that HJP could be the Do-san from the letters and not our main lead, yet she wanted to deceive herself trying to ignore the signals of the truth and delaying the confrotation with the real Do-san. Kim Seon Ho was the breakout start of this drama tbh and to me he carried it for the most part of it. At the advice of Ji-pyeong, she applies to be a strategic planning manager at Injae Company. I suggest you research this genre and if it sounds like your cup of tea, I can give you a some of the best Slap/kiss dramas to watch. It will see great success as more ppl watch it. Dosan just wanted the guy to stop grinding the pain in, is that so awful? Ultimately, they agree to pursue Do-san's project: an image recognition software with sound for the blind, inspired after Won-daek reveals to Do-san that she is going blind. He punches Ji-Pyeong because he didn’t want to hear his feedback – This is not why Dosan punched JP. The question is, why does she remember Goo Chan-Seong in her new life. Do-San gathers the team and apologizes for not bringing in a competent CEO earlier and they all start crying, reminiscing on times gone by. I think the author knows what she is doing, it's obvious that Ju Yeong will end up with Suho but due to the popularity the comic is being dragged to keep its status. Not watching anything by NJH or Suzy for a while because of how bad this was. 15 Rei's Interest in Mamoru Was Superficial, But Practical. In the wake of this, Do-San checks out the anagram solution and realizes this leads back to Shin Hyeon and Shin Jeong, something many people will have probably worked out by now. At the end of the episode, an unknown figure writes the word 'Revenge' at a paper and attached it to a poster board during the Hackathon. Now onto the negatives. It pretends to be one until the plot falls apart and character development is thrown out the window. This from a fool who leaves the love of his life drunk in a park in the middle of the night to go put on a suit. DS, I could not connect to this character neither In Jae as DS was put in his “destiny” by the hesitation of HJP and from there he just took advantages. I was very sad with his return from USA because I had great expectations of Do-san character evolving but even after three years, the situation stayed the same. Its like the character cannot make up their mind of who Dosan is truly. Your analysis is spot, I know there are people who seem to have enjoyed it, everyone has different choices, but I think it’s the first time in my life I have ever commented on a movie or a series. Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. I loved the scene with Yeo Jin Goo, I couldn’t help but smile the whole moment even if was just a short. Things get worse when Nick’s father disappears leaving him with a large sum of illegal money. That’s why if you believe enough in your vision, and are WILLING TO PUT in the work (and Dosan and Dalmi are and do and their technology IS superior) you sail without a map – pursue the course of action no one can guide you on because no one else has done it. Choi Won-deok (Kim Hae-sook), Dal-mi and In-jae's grandmother, a snack bar owner, gave shelter to young Ji-pyeong (Nam Da-reum), an orphan and winner of a virtual investment competition. She realized that all she had to do to deal with Dosans pathetic petty character was write the female lead as someone who isnt even female. In fact, it creates a whole new set of challenges. Dal-mi chases Do-san outside. I agree with the author of this article on all fronts. The reason for the delay has been pinned on the ongoing … That’s right, the girl next door was close to ending the series in the arms of her BFF — Dawson Leery. When I was watching him throughout the series, I’ve been trying to justify his actions to being young. If there is a writers purgatory and hell, this writer will be spending a LONG time making up for this cenematic travesty in their afterlife. He finally gives up and reconciles with her. So even if it hurt him, even if he thought Dalmi and JP were together because JP misled him into thinking this in their last elevator conversation (Episode 14), Dosan just couldn’t turn his back on Dalmi when she needed his help. This drama set our heart ablaze just to smack ourselves in the face at the end of it. I was rooting for Do-san at first, I thought his character had a big potential that the writer could be exploded but stopped in the halfway. The second leads end up together and their romance is fire. Dosan put an end to that personal attack. In-Jae may have been underutilized but she at least gets a semi-decent conclusion with her family at the end as they patch up their differences and concede defeat to Dal-Mi. well its written in that way isnt it? Why? During a lecture by Woo-jung, In-jae confronts him with the withdrawal of her adoption rights and announces her name reversal to Seo In-jae. But as i mentioned in my review before, we all expected the Dodal ending. It looks forced and fake. Anything his character does was overly romanticize and it was okay, it fit his role. It was good to see them made up and hug in the end and am sure JP continues to add value as a director of CM. However, he did not use his name and used the name of Nam Do-san instead. I think they way he was written he was the perfect 1st lead! She admits she would and screams at him; she’s embarrassed by what’s happened and raises how Alex wants him, not her. As Tan starts to fall in love with … I m not satisfied with what happened with jepyeong. Props to Kim Seon Ho, who was a hidden gem that was discovered through this mess of a drama, and for that reason only I don’t regret watching it with my entire self. I don’t think I’ll be watching another Bae Suzy or Nam Joo Hyuk work for a while to cleanse my palate from their portrayal of the worst characters in kdrama history, which is ironic given that I started this for them in the first place. As they talk, Won-Deok senses that he’s getting ready to leave and asks him to call no matter what – whether he’s doing well or not. type of setting. Toggle navigation. Release year: 2020. This was in part Kim Seon Ho’s doing, as he breathed life into his character. But the show failed to achieve it. This was the biggest let down for a kdrama in 2020. yes the ending was clean and almost all loose ends were tied. Do-san stumbles upon the name Apollon Artemis circled among the possible combinations. Now, I’m shocked when Do-San telling Ji-Pyeong to keep his emotions out of his judgement. Very disappointing. Dal-mi meets her mother again for the first time since the divorce, this time with Do-san who successfully impresses her, with intervention from Ji-pyeong. I gave up on Nam Do San when he punched his mentor Han Ji Pyeong. Anyway I’m very disappointed and again I don’t recommend this drama! In fact, Ji-Pyeong decides to do more than that and invests that money personally, along with another 300 million won as charity. This poor writing extends across to Do-San and I really feel sorry for Nam Joo-Hyuk. This is revealed at the pitching as both Dal-mi and Do-san feel suspicious about the actual deal. You should take the context in which this was said. So innately we are just to agree that in all aspect of his character what he did was fine? The way this has been developed though, adding a contrived love triangle in the middle, really holds this one back from being better. On the other hand, we have Jipyeong, our second main lead who feels like the main lead but is treated like a punching bag and a waste disposal. Dosan was supposed to be a geek programmer that didnt understand human emotions, metaphors or many social customs yet NJH played the character so poorly that he screwed up playing the character by blubbering and sobbing way TOO much. On hindsight, if viewers comments [some pleads :)] were given more thoughts, writer(s) could have changed a vanilla type of ending (aka male lead always get female lead) to an unexpected yet unforgettable ending, at the same time making the “losing male lead” a stronger character. If it had focused on the business side of things with the occasional romantic parts (DS & DM, Chul San & Saha), that would have made for a better drama in the end. No money was worth that kind of emotional distress for her. No! The other reason she wasnt a real woman is even if we stipulate she was a good person why would she be so evil and hurt JP for so long? The real me.” I almost fell from my seat when I heard it with a big “WTH!” That’s when I started disliking his character. TV Shows; Movies; Games; Trending Music; Blog; Sign In; Join; StartUp Soundtrack. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Three years later, Dal-mi, now dating Ji-pyeong, cooperates with In-jae to develop an autonomous car, while Do-san seems unable to move on from Dal-mi, and Sa-ha from Chul-san. Everything revolves around him: the plot, the letters, the character development, and the relationships with all the other characters. The series logged 4.5% in viewership rating for its first episode. Ji-pyeong finally gives up pursuing his love for Dal-mi and asks him to see who she really loves, which is really Do-san. Start-Up premiered its 15th episode. But Dalmi was never written as a real woman. Since Dalmi could be written to overlook any and all flaws of Dosan there was never a reason to make him appealing for cause. Sailing without a map is NOT about acting without a plan – sailing without a map means venturing into uncharted waters or venturing into where no one has gone before, i.e. Love your points on this review. He’s doing everything for he. I agree with your review. 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