Start Up: Did you notice the subtle, adorable Indian connect in Ep 2 of Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk's drama?
*SPOILERS ALERT* In Start-Up Ep 2, there were two India references as Suzy's character Seo Dal-mi is heard saying lassi during a conversation with an Indian woman at a coffee shop.
Start-Up premiered during the weekend and left viewers in a mess of tears from the very get-go. For the unversed, Start-Up stars Suzy as Seo Dal-mi, an enthusiastic working girl who dreams of being Korea's Steve Jobs, Nam Joo-hyuk as Nam Do-san, an intelligent but down on luck entrepreneur, Kim Seon-ho as Han Ji-pyung, a king when it comes to investments with a huge debt to pay to Dal-mi's grandmother Choi Won-deok (Kim Hae-sook) and Kang Han-na as Won In-jae, Dal-mi's elder more successful sister.
*SPOILERS ALERT* In Start-Up Ep 2, we see Ji-pyung track down Do-san, on Won-deok's insistence, and asking him to pretend to be the one who wrote all those childhood love letters to Dal-mi. Do-san tries to negotiate by asking Ji-pyung to enter his Samsan Tech into Sand Box which the latter immediately declines. However, upon reading the heartfelt letters and determined by Ji-pyung's insult, Do-san has a handsome makeover and surprises Dal-mi at the networking party, organised by In-jae.
For Start-Up's Indian fans, it was hard to go unnoticed, the subtle, adorable Indian connection in Ep 2. It takes place when Dal-mi visits the Jeonggok Branch of the coffee shop franchise she works at, as backup, only to see it flooded with artist JKN's fans, as the singer announced a guerrilla concert near the coffee shop. Dal-mi sees this as a challenge to record the highest sales in a day, which she does and encounters an Indian fan dressed in a pastel orange salwar kameez. The lady asks if they serve lassi while Dalmi says, "We have no lassi. Sorry. But there's a similar taste of yoghurt." Fans were also impressed with Suzy speaking English.
Moreover, during CODA's discussion of who won the coveted prize, they mention if the team is from the United States, China or India. In actuality, it's Nam Do-san and his friends who recorded an impressive 43.2, making them the winners.
There was also the hilarious meme-worthy moment when Dal-mi is asked to quit instead of getting a permanent position in her company and throws a major fit at the office terrace cursing her HR manager and startling her colleagues.
Check out some of our favourite moments from Start-Up Ep 2 below:
We can't wait for the next episodes!
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