Some dramas star a fan’s favorite star and the lengths by which I hear devotees try to rationalize the bad writing, lackluster directing, and even bland acting doesn’t make it actually any good. tvN‘s latest Sat-Sun drama Start-Up is the opposite for me, I could write it off easily but it’s just so so sooooo good, with a story that so many actors and actresses should die for to be cast in. Two episodes in the four leads are nuanced and complex, the relationship interactions are twisty yet make sense, and the supporting cast wonderfully fleshed out and entertaining. This drama’s start is the script but the directing is also top notch, so fast and fluid and dreamy when suitable. PD Oh worked with Park Hye Ryun on her last drama While You Were Sleeping and also directed You From Another Star, Hotel Del Luna, and Doctors. Currently the second leads Kim Sun Ho and Kang Hana are acting circles around leads Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk but not in a way that ruins the drama, Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk are holding their own but just not as technically proficient as the other two is all. I was so ready to ship Dal Mi and Ji Pyeong, and still am somewhat, but Nam Do San’s arrival dovetailed so well that I can see him and Dal Mi forming a present day connection that stands alone so we’re off to the races for my new weekend drama crack!