On the other hand, the writer created Nam Do-San's character partly to highlight how much of a loser (or a "moron" (in NDS' own words), and "lacking" (in Jung Sa-Ha's words) Nam Do-San is and how street smart, successful, and close-to-perfect Han Ji-Pyeong is. J Nov 01 2020 2:49 am jga94 Nov 15 2020 10:05 am 2nd lead here has more interesting story since day 1.. excited to see ji-pyeong to develop a feelings to dal-mi on the next ep.. ji-pyeong fighting!! I should download the 5eps its really hanging me up to next! Hjp again telling dalmi in car hes happy dosan turned down the offer was actually 'very' creepy , cause dude if you like her just straight up confess and if she gives a no , then take a no and move on. Qila Nov 15 2020 9:57 pm What tragedies? And also Han Ji Pyeong and Nam Do San interactions cracks me up too. So Jipyeong will be heartbroken. I'm confidence the writers chose to make HJP use mean comments as a defense mechanism and why DS doesn't look up because he feel useless. This is the first time I am captivated by Suzy charms. I really like NJH as an actor too and this is my first time watching a drama by KSH, yet I can't help but feel down when there are romance scenes between NDS and SDM, and feel so giddy whenever HJP shows up and interacts with DM. Seonho i’m so sorry? Validating feelings involves recognizing someone's feelings and acknowledging them as important. Dosan had a lot of maturity to gain, but I think he showed some after coming back from the states. Despite interest from Alex Kwon, Dal-mi picks Ji-pyeong as their mentor. Nothing against nam do san, he's a nice character and i don't hate him, but I'd prefer dal mi with hjp, but sadly nds is the ml, We're on ep 6, and so far dal mi and nam do san had all the moments with e/o (hugging, talking, working together, walking together), they're already on a path of being together and we're only on ep 6 i remind you [and usually you know in kdramas the leads get together in like ep 9/10]! I think chulsan is the only grown up character in Samsan Tech. Importantly, the cinematography tho. :(. Whatever you say! ? His expression when Dalmi caught him reading her letter was so realistic. !.....i wish they would crear up the misunderstanding and let ji pyeong be happy even if he is alone bcoz he is a good boy n deserve it..also nam do san started a relationship on a lie and suzy feelings at least initially are based on that lie so i dont see that as a good build up or romantic background in any way(he is being loved based initially on something that isnt real).......every character is great n the story is amaizing....they just need to creal up misunderstandings. ? Nam Joo Hyuk is love :). To NJH— Your role as Nam Do San in Start Up was warm and refreshing at the same time. I liked this story up to this point!!!! He is a typical guy don't need anything in return just because he helped u , but director Han help people just for something in return. This drama was so good in the beginning but as the story continued I’ve started getting frustrated. I'm shipping for ji pyeong. Life certainly has more to offer. Before the presentation, Ji-pyeong tells the San boys that he will invest in their company if they fail to enter Sandbox. It is literally so hard to watch the romantic scenes of dalmi and dosan not because I don't like them, it is just not fair also the chemistry between mr. Han and dalmi is just way too superior than that of dalmi and dosan I think the writer also know that or else he wouldn't have included that scene where mr. Han increased the air conditioner when dalmi was feeling hot in the office it was a small scene but it says a lot. Gabrielle Oct 30 2020 6:39 am I hate that it took 16eps for her to be with her family. But I'm really rooting for Dalmi and Ji Pyeong ? I hope Dal Mi and Ji-pyeong end up together. I just dont like Han Ji pyeong. Kookai's Korner Aug 10 2020 1:51 am Does anyone more info about the drama ? joohyuk Nov 14 2019 4:47 am Not even ask who are interested to invest in, congratulate them, etc. Great casting, the actors worked really hard and I've become fan of them all. Do-san, Chul-san and Yong-san reestablish Samsan Tech and interview with a magazine. I also like Mr Han and Dal Mi, since episode 1, especially after episode3. Come on people! And I dont know if I should give any credits to Park Hye Run for that. Kim Seon Ho deserved to get an award for his crying scene in front of Halmoni. People actually think that we are gonna hate Ji Pyeong because of a mere allegation. she sees his face but doesn't recognize him but sees him at sandbox hackaton from a distance and immediately identifies him. Hope KSH will be able to get more solid role and a well written drama afterwards. I was really hoping for the writer to present Dal-mi realizing that Ji-Pyeong is the one for her...can’t anyone see that Do san is really a very aggressive immature young person.. always hitting and smashing things and this time hitting Ji-Pyeong... my goodness... looks like this drama is predictable... no opportunity has been provided for Ji-Pyeong and Dal-mi to hold an honest and heartfelt conversation about the content of the letters. I would also question why Nam Do-San couldn’t come clean with all the lies at once. slmbrprncss Nov 07 2020 9:30 am Unlike the others, I love the chemistry of the 2 main leads. cliff espanillo Nov 14 2020 11:00 am Stan sunho ?✊ Jan 12 2020 11:48 am 2- Remember when halmoni asked the question, dalmi choose the dosan from the letters without even blinking, that is how deep her love the man in the letters are. I know its not going to happen with us being close to the ending.. homsup Nov 29 2020 3:10 pm everyone in this show is lying! Koreans, get over it. I feel there’s a connection between Dal-mi and Ji-Pyeong... of course the letters where they poured their emotions are part of that, but there seems to be more than that. I love characters like her, she is so sassy and funny, scenes with her were by far my favorite scenes in this drama! 2. it was Ji pyeong whom dal mi loves in the first place. Friendship comes with giving up time, monies and share feelings. . Vis Jan 28 2020 5:30 am I didn't know jin goo did the voice for youngsil XD it was after seon ho said it at swoon that i know about this!! Comments are exploding all over the place. It's phenomenal. I remember in episode 3 when dal mi said she was on her way to san san tech, do san and his friends where actually tidying up their office, they had no plan of lying to her about being rich, it was ji pyeong who stopped them and told them to take their belongings to his own office. I have watched a lot of K Dramas and the plot usually involves the protagonist (Dalmi) choosing between 2 guys who equally deserve to be with her. mg Jan 11 2021 11:21 am Injae needs more screentime, Dalmi needs time to trust everyone again, and the Dosan and Jipyeong arguments are really toxic and harmful with everyone's toxic opinions about a character which could reflect their toxic and harmful opinions and perspectives in real life. I find the story very relatable. He's a talented actor. Dosan: Stop! Momo Oct 17 2020 11:56 pm Right now, I'm slightly leaning towards Nam Do San not only because he is super adorable and very gentle towards Dal-mi, but also because he is growing with her. So this is another love triangle. It just hurts so much that each of the character is so messed up. Infact hanpyung was so prejudiced against samsan and dalmi that when he hears their project idea he instantly rejects it then to realize idea was good. Kdramastan Dec 31 2020 9:47 am Idc. I feel like I’m one of the very few who like Nam Dosan, granted I haven’t watched 9 or 10 yet. Ckckck..cheesy predictable. aisha Apr 04 2020 12:13 am Interesting story and very clear plot. Otherwise, Dosan character became more annoying for me. I won't discount Ji Pyeong's sad past, hardwork and intellect. it's a 5 star drama ! Dosan has more chemistry with the other girl in sam san tech. Discovering KSH is a bonus. Meanwhile, having her money cut off from her husband in retaliation of In-jae's resignation from Nature Morning, Ah-hyun has been desperately trying to save money and looking for a new job, including at Won-deok's corn dog stand. Dramaaddict Nov 29 2020 9:34 pm Like what the hellll. 5. lets just wait what will happen next, it is still early to have your presumptions. Diana Nov 01 2020 3:57 pm While it makes sense for her to find her way back to Jipyeong, Jipyeong wasn't really honest with his feelings and if she ends up falling for the real Do-san's sincerity, then it's no one's fault but Jipyeong. So they made the male lead definition. superfan Nov 23 2020 1:37 pm But even their romantic scenes are much better than Do-san and Dal-mi. Please do justice to jipyeong.. Pleaseee. Anyone please tell me if Do-san’s actor has some good drama? Grandma lied too. I watch this because of Nam Joohyuk after watching him in School Nurse File. Writer-nim please give him another loveline if he doesnt end up with dalmi chebal.. yonjaya Nov 07 2020 10:55 pm We need to accept our flaws and strength and that makes us a good human being. Gonna pass on this show for a bit. Pink panda Oct 20 2020 10:50 am Writer make that happen. Chi Dec 18 2020 11:13 am You like Do San fine just stop being so dramatic and just get back with him. Every single character made me laugh and cry with them and everyone was pivotal to the plot. The cast is great. The two endearing characters for me are Jipyeong and grandma. When I found out that the writer of this drama is the same as the writer of Pinocchio ,dream high and while you were sleeping I was very happy Dosan isn't perfect and he still needs to grow on his own and not rely on Dalmi for his mental and emotional state but the Jipyeong had it harder argument is really not it. :(, Typical007 Nov 20 2020 8:19 pm The EP 13 of this drama is so annoying to me.i just feel the writer could have shown more sides of han ji pyeong to dal mi , letting them spend time outside work ,but they just focused on do San.i loved EP 1 and 2.The feeling of seo dal mi and han ji pyeong being pen pals and the love dal mi has for her father inspite of his monetary limitation. Its very clear now who will Dalmi choose at end...its HJP.....the writer & directir is really good...at the end scene when NDS accept the offer of Alex with background music as if his the hero is actually the opposite..haha.... I think all the actors and actress are so good at acting their character. I dont really feel like watching it anymore with Nam Dosan and Seo Dalmi together. My favorite episode is still the first episode. This showed milked on the romance too much. Why does everyone hate Do-San? Some people just are not good at expressing their emotion properly. Mikan Nov 05 2020 4:19 pm He literally wanted to tell dalmi earlier, but who stopped him??? He was quick to like her and show his feelings because he has nothing to lose, like how he admitted himself. I am interested in seeing what happens next because I do love how the playing field is equal with him and Ji-pyung now. awesome artist. This is by far what I would call a Perfect first episode of a K-drama. If you look back in the earlier episodes, Do San asks Dal Mi what she liked about him. what im saying is: the tech in this drama wasnt cheap like another prior kdrama. after Hyun Shi Hyuk (Dream High) , Han Woo Tak (WYWS), and now Han Ji Pyeong  :) :) :) :). He tought it was all becoz of grandma but grandma only provides the idea and the content is all His words.. Showing the benevolent side of do san doesn't make his character more appealing. Is this whole drama already shot completely? I hope nam dosan becomes a successful CEO but dalmi ends up with jipyeong How dare they try to get it back? Chulsan pink purple lipcolor. And in the preview of the next episode we see them even holding hands together (even though they shouldn't because i don't want them to start a relationship with the lie still there). I love cast start-up because there have Dal mi and In Jae. Here is my opinion guys.. You should already knew that basically men are logical and women tends toward emotion. Feeling sad he still alone at his 39 (as I counted). I wish Dal mi and Han Ji-Pyeong will end up together. And his body changed a lot . Old letters vs new letters. i hope ji pyeong and dal-mi will be together till end. Of course, the story should be leaning to Dal Mi and Do San being together or showing that they are both growing a lot to like each other, but again, Dal Mi has been thinking he’s the same Do San from the letters. Im having second lead syndrome and I hate ittt!!!! The idea of having an admirer when all hope seems to be lost certainly seems comforting. I think every character is flawed but i kinda don't like nam do san more because i feel like he is the type of guy who'd say "pity me, i have the most miserable life i deserve better" when he's not the only one suffering. Jipyeong always remind them about business plan flow, it was because start up able to launch their business because of investor money. The only good thing about this drama is the character Han Ji Pyeong, who is, unfortunately, the second lead. Nani Nov 14 2020 7:46 am it's the way they're hiding the lies for this long i don't like. Team Jidal here. And i know many people have second lead syndrom in here, but not for me. Dropped it after watching the first 8 episodes. miss movin on Mar 24 2020 11:02 pm That in itself made it worth watching it. Please give him a chance too and please help us to make a different ending this time TT I'm rooting for nam do san and dal mi and I want them to end up together but I also want him to tell her the truth about not being the one who wrote those letters, if he drags it on for too long dam mi will get disappointed and may probably hate him forever, she already knows the whole rich and successful do san was an act and she wasn't pissed but i know the writers won't allow that for now, they won't make him admit it till the last few episodes, so cliche. No wishy washy oh i might hurt his feelings if i tell him he sucks, better just let him stay a failure for life kind of thing. He acts as if Dalmi was the only one in his life. For Nam Do-San, he's just who I wannabe. But even high schooler can be immature and make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean one can lack integrity. Endgame #DoDal no doubt about it. Malaika Nov 27 2020 10:15 am But, I understand his reasoning and definetly see his character growth in those areas.and, whenever he has confidence and it's infectious ;) *** I've been in love with his character from the start. It's their own fault if samsan tech dissolves. I happen to like Do San character a lot, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Dona Dec 12 2020 3:48 pm Dal mi has never once shown any love or affection to Ji Pyeong in the current time. When the two become competitive in front of Dal-mi and Won-daek, Do-san accuses Ji-pyeong of being jealous. They have a mentor (HJP), but pretended he didn't exist and didn't even try to consul about the contract. I wan never a fan of joo hyuk but i will give him a chance.. Luna Fox Moon Oct 19 2020 6:28 pm He’s so desperate and the whole copying shit is so disgusting. The plot of the story is very interesting. IDKWTD!!! Why are you guys pinning do San to be the bad guy??? Ok I just wanna give a big hug to Dalmi, Dosan and HJP. If anything, Do San in that position would make sure to assassinate the other man's character and ruin any chance he had of being with Dal Mi. Oh gosh, i tot HJP was a hero jn this drama. For Yong-San to blame his brother's suicide on JiPyeong is total BS. Liz Nov 15 2020 1:25 am 4-In business, don’t listen to industry experts, just sail off without a map, you will never die, 5-Men who leave you drunk and alone at night are your sandbox, they will protect you from being hurt awww <33, 6-How to be a living buddha: cheat in an exam, but don’t own up to the examiners. 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