She’s back!!! Screenwriter Park Hye Ryun I mean and she’s firing on all cylinders and arguably better than ever with her new tvN drama Start-Up. I watched episode 1 and immediately beelined to write about it. Well, after I stopped crying and it’s a total deju vu from my experience watching the first episode of Pinocchio years ago. Park Hye Ryun is the true star of this drama, crafting a compelling story with many complex and emotionally resonated characters and connections. There are no bad guys and I’m not throwing any stones, my heart just hurts for the unfairness in life. The scene stealers in episode 1 are Kim Sun Ho and his teen counterpart Nam Da Reum playing orphaned wunderkind Han Ji Pyeong. The relationship he had with the two sister female leads grandmother played by Kim Hae Sook had me crying and crying for how much each did for the other. The girls’ parents divorce was realistic and each picking a parent should not be judged. I can see In Jae’s internal struggle and Dal Mi is much more straightforward. I want to see them push each other and reconcile and for Dal Mi to learn who her “Nam Do San” really was. This drama is so good, go watch!