Suzy Wins Best Actress at the 2021 Seoul Drama Awards for Start Up as Vincenzo Nets Song Joong Ki Best Actor and Best Drama

Okay, don’t get your jammies wedged, I do know the picture above is super duper old. But it felt fitting as the two winners have worked together before, nearly a decade ago and all signs point to likely in the future due to how often the A-list actors and actresses are shuffled in casting. The 2021 Seoul Drama Awards was last night and the major winners in the drama categories are Vincenzo for Best Drama and Song Joong Ki taking home Best Actor. The surprise was Suzy winning Best Actress for Start Up, and since this is one drama awards that’s primarily popularity based I’m surprised because I didn’t think Start Up was all that popular when it aired. It got okay tvN level ratings but the online discussion and buzz was co-opted by the fans of the second male lead’s character (understandably) and that sorta sucked the wind out of the drama being fun to watch with the online gang. I loved it watching with my family, the Koala teens slurped up this drama, but for discussion purposes it was like a game of spinning in circles with so much Ji Pyeong shipping rather than narrative discussion. Anyhoo, I guess Suzy can still bring it and of course Song Joong Ki reclaimed his pinnacle with Vincenzo this year.

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Vincenzo So Popular in Japan Production is Holding Drama Showcase Next Month Alongside Two Other Dramas Start-Up and Why Secretary Kim

Vincenzo has been a big hit for tvN and also constantly ranked in the top lists for Netflix streaming whether worldwide during its run and definitely in the various Asian regions where even now a month later it’s still trending. … Continue reading

K-ent Reports on Legendary Supporting Male Lead Performances in 2020 with Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos

This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned … Continue reading

K-streaming Platform TVing Selects Best K-dramas of 2020 as Hospital Playlist in First Half and Start-Up in Second Half

This selection feels like taking a cudgel to to tofu carving but it’s still entertaining to read about. Streaming platform TVing in South Korea is obviously benefiting from the migration from television to online consumption of entertainment programs so they … Continue reading

A Warm and Happy Ending Bids Fond Farewell to the Plucky Characters in Episode 16 of Tech Romance Drama Start-Up

Those who have only watched Start-Up will likely be shocked to hear that screenwriter Park Hye Ryung‘s previous dramas had serial killers, wrongful deaths, future dreams, and so much higher stakes. This was her sweetest drama to date, pared down … Continue reading

Teaser Stills for Episode 15 of Start-Up Shows the Leads Focusing on the Self-driving Car Tech with a Side of Long Overdue Bro Talk

Thank you tvN! I love getting teaser stills early and even better that it’s laying the groundwork going into the finale weekend for a drama I’m addicted. I’m going to be so sad to bid farewell to Start-Up, it’s been … Continue reading

It’s Okay Not to be Okay and The King: Eternal Monarch Remain Most Watched K-dramas Worldwide on Netflix in 2020 as of December

There is just one more month left to lock in the viewership on Netflix for the shows streaming on the platform and the first year there was tracking on Flixpatrol. I’m hoping a K-drama remains in the top 20 and … Continue reading