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‘Start-Up’ Becomes the New Global Hit K-drama on Netflix

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There is a Korean drama that is getting recognition around the world on Netflix.

tvN’s weekend drama Start-Up earned 183 points on Netflix’s world ranking score as of Nov 23. Among the existing Korean dramas, 161 points were the previous record. With this, Start-Up became a K-drama with the highest score.

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Netflix lists the rankings by giving points to each of the top 10 projects in 32 countries. These points also work as an indicator of figuring out the favorite series of Netflix users in each country. Start-Up became the most-watched TV series not only in Korea but also in many Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Qatar, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

Set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley called Sandbox, Start-Up tells the story of people in the world of startup companies. As of the latest episode, Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk) was seen breaking into Silicon Valley while Seo Dal Mi (Suzy) decided to stay in Korea to strengthen the company.

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