A Business Proposal Kdrama Review

a business proposal kdrama review

If you’re reading this review, you have probably watched tens or hundreds of Korean dramas. Are you thinking of starting watching the Business Proposal series and are not sure whether it’s worth watching or not. I’ve got you covered with a detailed review of the main plot and cast of “Business proposal.” The English title of this drama is “The Official Blind Date.” As for revised romanization, it is written as Sanaematsun Hangul: 사내맞선.

Synopsis of C.E.O.’s side:

Business Proposal is one of the best Korean dramas of 2022. It tells the story of a young C.E.O. and food researcher Shin Ha Ri who ends up in a relationship proposal after going on an official blind date. The drama is funny, heartwarming, and will leave you feeling in awe of the cute chemistry of the main couple. The acting is top-notch, and the characters are all incredibly likable. You’ll find yourself rooting for them, no matter what happens. The plot is well-written and engaging, and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. “Business Proposal” is a must-watch for any fan of Korean dramas. This South Korean rom-com is based on a web novel, “The Official Blind Date,” written by HaeHwa and illustrated by Narak. This webtoon became a fantastic Kdrama series, thanks to the director Park Seon Ho and the writer Han Seol Hee and Hing Bong Hee. It tells the story of Tae Moo, whose parents died when he was young. His grandfather raised Kang Tae M.U., and he spent most of his time abroad working on promoting their food production company internationally. He had to come back to Korea because his grandfather wanted him to take over the company as the President. But there was one more reason behind calling him back to Korea.

Tae Moo’s grandfather wanted him to get married as soon as possible so that he might be able to see his great-grandkids in his lifetime. But Tae Moo was reluctant to get married as he still hadn’t found a person who could be his life partner. So, in order to fulfill his grandfather’s wish, he has to go on numerous blind dates set up by his grandfather. The first episode is full of light-hearted comedy and fun.

On the other hand, Shin Ha Ri is a food researcher at Tae Moo’s (Ahn Hyo Seop) company. She’s from a middle-class family that runs a chickens store. Sin Ha Ri accepts to go on the blind date instead of her best friend Young Seo.

Without knowing that she’s going on a blind date with his C.E.O. The blind date scene is full of joy and laughter as Ha Ri tries her best to make Tae Moo reject her. But as the proud C.E.O. hates wasting time, he decides to accept his first blind date as his life partner to not waste time on going several blind dates. But this wasn’t Shin Ha Ri’s plan as she went there as Young Seo. After watching two episodes, the truth unfolds to Tae Moo that the person he met on the office blind date was not Young Seo but her friend. Still, Ha Ri doesn’t reveal her actual identity as she doesn’t want to endanger her employment. That’s why Ha Ri lies that her name is Shin Geum Hui.

After this proper light-hearted business proposal starts, Tae Moo and Ha Ri (Se Jeong) sign up a fake relationship contract to fulfill the wish of Tae Moo’s Grandfather. Later on, Ha Ri shows the C.E.O. how much capable she is in her job. When they meet Chairman Kang, Ha Ri shows him her best polite behavior, due to which Chairman really adores her. Will they end I.P. as an actual couple or not? Watch this fantastic T.V. series to get a ride on an emotional roller coaster!

Synopsis of Ha Ri’s side:

The show follows Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong), a solitary lady who works for an organization. She has a male companion, who she has had a keen interest in for quite a while, yet she learns he has a sweetheart. Ha Ri (Se Jeong) feels miserable and chooses to meet her childhood friend Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah), a girl from a chaebol family. Jin Young Seo then requests that Ha Ri (Se Jeong) have her spot on a prearranged meet-up and even offers some cash for her time. Ha Ri (Se Jeong) acknowledges her companion’s deal. She (Se Jeong) goes out on a prearranged meeting as Jin Young Seo while aiming to get dismissed by her date. At the point when she sees her prearranged meeting, Ha Ri is stunned. Her prearranged meeting is with Kang Tae Mu (Ahn Hyo Seop). He is the C.E.O. (Ahn Hyo Seop) of the organization where she works. Kang Tae Moo is the C.E.O. of an organization that his granddad established. At some point, his granddad educated him regarding an upcoming prearranged meeting that he set up for him. Kang Tae Mu is an obsessive worker, and he is irritated that his granddad sets up prearranged meet-ups for him. He chooses to wed the following lady (Se Jeong) he meets on a prearranged meet-up, so he will no longer be upset about his work. That lady is Ha Ri (Se Jeong), yet professing to be Young Seo. With such a gifted cast and sweet storyline, it’s no big surprise that it turned out to be so well known!

Business Proposal (Korean Drama) Cast:

  • Shin Ha Ri (Kim Se Jeong)

Kim Se Jeong stars as Ha Ri. Kim Se Jeong is famous as a “cute hamster” among her friends due to her cute laughter and adorable expressions. She’s a famous Korean singer and Korean Drama actress. Her appealing plus professional acting as the female lead in “Business Proposal” made it the best romantic comedy k drama of 2022 so far.

  • Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyo Seop)

As Korean dramas are known for their handsome and eye-catching actors, Ahn Hyo Seop is no exception. He is famous as a multitalented guy to his fans, a Korean Canadian Actor, and a South Korea-based Singer. He gained recognization after his legendary roles in “Lovers of the Red Sky,” “Dr. Romantic,” “Still 17”, and “Abyss.” Having lived in Canada for over ten years, Ahn Hyo Seop is incredibly proficient in speaking English. Besides his brilliant career in acting, he is also a well-known singer. He was a former member of project groups S.O.U.L. and One O One.

  • Seol In Ah

Seol In Ah is another legendary actress in South Korean drama history. She is better known for her leading roles in “Beautiful Love,” “Wonderful Life,” “Sunny Again Tomorrow,” and “Business Proposal.” Moreover, she also got great recognization in her supporting roles in “School 2017”. “Strong Girl Bong Soon,” and “Mr. Queen.”

  • Kim Min Kyu

Kim Min Kyu started his acting career in 2013 and gained recognition after appearing in various top tv series such as Snowdrop, Business Proposal, and Backstreet Rookie. He was also nominated as “Best New Actor” in M.B.C. Drama Awards 2018, “Rookie Award in Variety Category” in M.B.C. Entertainment Awards 2019, and “Breakout Actor” in Soompi Awards.” He especially became a heartthrob of various females around the world after his dashing appearance in Business Proposal. In Business Proposal, He acts as Cha Sung Hoon, general secretary and best friend of the main cast. He specifically gained global recognization due to his great exercise and workout scenes in the k drama (Business Proposal).

  • Shin Ha Min

Choi Byung Chan, a South Korean Actor and Singer, played the role of the female lead’s brother in the K drama “Business Proposal.” He debuted as a singer in Soth Korean Group “Victon” in 2016. Later in 2020, he gained mass recognization after his acting debut in the Korean drama “Live On.”

  • Lee Min Woo

Song Won Seok played the role of 7 years old best friend of the female lead and a famous chef in “Business Proposal.” Song Won Seok made his acting debut in 2012.

  • Chairman Kang

Lee Deok Hwa acted as the grandfather of the C.E.O..O. (Ahn Hyo Seop). He gained much praise due to his professional and relatable acting. His acting also had a significant part in the global success of this drama. Every scene, including Chairman Kang and C.E.O., was laughter and fun.

Business Proposal (The Official Blind Date) to be remade in Hindi and Telugu?

‘Business Proposal’ got a ton of adoration all over the planet yet, particularly in nations like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Singapore. From there, the sky is the limit; however, India has cherished the show significantly more that it has become one of the most-watched K-Dramas in the country! Kross Pictures created the show, and the prime supporter and President of the organization, Hyunwoo Thomas Kim, late made an excursion to India and was moved by a few makers for the freedom to change the show in Indian dialects. He said that the main change would presumably be in Telugu and, afterward, Hindi. They are going through the suggestions, and it’s everything hush. Seeing a Hindi/Telugu variant will be a fascinating endeavor.

Is ‘Business Proposal’ Worth Watching?

“Business Proposal” got started with 32.5 million hours between March 28 and April 3, making it the third most-watched series generally for that week. This denotes the K-show’s third continuous week as the most-watched non-English series, with 30.9 million hours seen in the subsequent week. The series airs on the Korean telecom administer S.B.S. and is accessible to watch on Netflix in specific districts, including U.S. “Business Proposal” has been positioned as a top series in Asian locales and nations, like Hong Kong and Indonesia, and as the second most-watched series in India and Sri Lanka last week.

The light-hearted comedy K-show is a transformation of the famous webtoon of a similar name, which began in 2018, and the web novel (2017-2018) “The Office Blind Date,” composed by Haehwa. After the web novel acquired global popularity, it was converted into a webtoon. The two renditions had amassed a sum of 450 million perusers overall by February 2022. “Business Proposal” is based on a passionate food researcher named Ha-ri who goes on a prearranged meet-up with her organization’s C.E.O. in place of her wealthy childhood friend, whose father had initially set up the blind date.

As Ha Ri’s (Se Jeong) primary goal was that the C.E.O. (Ahn Hyo Seop) rejects her, Ha Ri shows every kind of act that can annoy the young C.E.O. and lead to her rejection. But to her surprise, the C.E.O. asked her if she wanted to marry him. While she saw that her plan was failing, she tried the last project to get rid of this proposal, but she (Se Jeong) ended up only embarrassed. On the other hand, the C.E.O. (Ahn Hyo Seop) doesn’t like to waste his precious time.

That’s why he wanted to marry as soon as possible to fulfill his grandfather’s wish. Aside from the main leads, the supporting characters, especially the office crew, gained much popularity due to their funny and up-to-the-mark acting. Mr/G.Y.E. Bin got special admiration due to his funny yet impulsive act. All included actors were not mere script reading, and they were fully immersed in the story from the first episode to the last episode. Kim Hye Ji also gained popularity due to her innocent, hamster-like acting. Her top-notch acting in “Business Proposal” caused her to get another supporting role in an ongoing drama, “Sh**ting Stars.” So, stay tuned to discover how Ha Ri shows the C.E.O. her reality and how they end up as a couple. While the K-show’s most memorable episode had a viewership rating of 4.9 percent, by Episode 11, it had gathered a viewership rating of 10.6 percent.

In short, unlike other k dramas where you can predict the further storyline, the business proposal series keeps you hooked until the end! Watch this fantastic T.V. series to get a ride on an emotional roller coaster!

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Cath is a freelance scriptwriter, copywriter, and wife of a rockstar. She is also a super mom of twin teenagers. Her deep interest and observation of films, dialogues, and interactions between humans turned her into a famous scriptwriter in the town. Her main focus was always mental awareness, as reflected in her work.

Cath is a freelance scriptwriter, copywriter, and wife of a rockstar. She is also a super mom of twin teenagers. Her deep interest and observation of films, dialogues, and interactions between humans turned her into a famous scriptwriter in the town. Her main focus was always mental awareness, as reflected in her work.