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Business Proposal: Overview, Cast, 4 Fun Facts & More

Overview of Business Proposal

‘Business Proposal’ is an interesting romance comedy entertainer released in 2022. The cast of the movie comprises Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-kyu and Seol In-ah where Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong and Min-kyu and Seol In-ah make promising couples. The K-drama is directed by Park Seon-ho and it tells the contract love story of Kang Tae-moo and Shin Ha-ri. Furthermore, the passionate love of Cha Sung-hoon and Jin Young-seo is equally important and exciting.

Profile

  • Name: ‘Business Proposal’
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Directed by: Park Seon-ho
  • Based on: The Office Blind Date by HaeHwa
  • Starring: Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-kyu, Seol In-ah
  • Written by: Han Seol-hee, Hong Bo-hee
  • Created by: StudioS
  • Music: Park Se-joon
  • Production Companies: Kakao Entertainment, Kross Pictures
  • Country: South Korea
  • Original language: Korean
  • Original network: SBS TV
  • Original release: 28 February – 5 April 2022

Cast

Main

  • Ahn Hyo-seop as Kang Tae-moo
    Kang Tae-moo is the grandson of the company founder who takes charge as the CEO of Go Food company after completing his studies at Harvard University. He worked in an overseas branch when he joined the company. At present, he is in Korea with his grandfather dedicating every second of his life to the company.
  • Kim Se-jeong as Shin Ha-ri
    Is a creative employee at Go Food.
  • Kim Min-kyu as Cha Sung-hoon
    He is the chief secretary of Tae-moo, but more than that he is more like a brother and the best friend of Tae-moo. Their brotherhood started when Sung-hoon was an orphan in an orphanage funded by Tae-moo’s grandfather.
  • Seol In-ah as Jin Young-seo 
    Jin Young-seo is Ha-ri’s best friend. She is the single child of one of the richest businessmen in Korea.
Kdramalive image of Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Min-kyu in "Business Proposal" (2022).
Ahn Hyo-seop as Kang Tae-moo and Kim Min-kyu as Cha Sung-hoon in “Business Proposal” (2022). Credit: Pinterest

Supporting

  • Lee Deok-hwa as Chairman Kang Da-goo
    Founder of Go Food’s parent company and the grandfather of Kang Tae-moo.
  • Choi Byung-chan as Shin Ha-min
    The younger brother of Shin Ha-ri
  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Shin Joong-hae
    Shin Ha-ri’s father.
  • Jung Young-joo as Han Mi-mo
    Shin Ha-ri’s mother.
  • Song Won-seok as Lee Min-woo
    Shin Ha-ri’s crush is also her friend and classmate.
  • Bae Woo-hee as Go Yoo-ra
    Lee Min-woo’s girlfriend.
  • Kim Hyun-sook as Yeo Eui-ju
    The manager of Food Development Team 1.

Synopsis

Shin Ha-ri is a hardworking and talented woman working at Go Food company. She is from a middle-class family and her parents run a chicken shop. Jin Young-seo, her best friend is the daughter of a rich businessman and she works as the marketing team leader in her company. Jin Young-seo’s father is compelling her to find a life partner and he arranges a blind date for her. Since she is not interested in the blind date she compels Shin Ha-ri to attend the blind date. Young-seo has no option to reject the blind date or the young man, therefore she asks Ha-ri to disguise as her and behave bossy and in a displeasing way to make him reject Young-seo.

Chairman Kang Da-goo, the founder of Go Food’s parental company and the grandfather of Kang Tae-moo is also in search of a smart wife for his grandson. Kang Tae-moo is a workaholic man and is not interested in marriage. Seeing Tae-moo’s reluctance towards marriage, Kang Da-goo doubts Tae-moo and Cha Sung-hoon, his secretary are in a relationship and even expresses his approval of their relationship. Tae-moo and Cha Sung-hoon get drum stuck hearing this and Tae-moo agrees to go for the blind date arranged by his grandfather.

Tae-moo meets Shin Ha-ri disguised as Young-seo in a luxury hotel. As per the plan, Shin Ha-ri acts bossy and frank not knowing Tae-moo is her company’s CEO. However, their plan goes wrong when Jin Young-seo meets Cha Sung-hoon.

Kdramalive image of Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong in "Business Proposal" (2022).
Ahn Hyo-seop as Kang Tae-moo and Kim Se-jeong as Shin Ha-ri in “Business Proposal” (2022). Credit: Pinterest

Shin Ha-ri becomes hilariously traumatic when she sees her new boss in the office after the date. To her bad luck, on their first encounter, her slipper accidentally hits Tae-moo’s forehead making his nose bleed. Fortunately, she escaped from showing her face to him but not for long. Her identity gets exposed when Jin Young-seo meets with Cha Sung-hoon in their parking lot unknowing that he is Tae-moo’s chief secretary.

Devoid of no other choice, Jin Young-seo arranges Tae-moo’s meeting with Shin Ha-ri. To hide her identity as his employee, she lies about her name as Shin Geum-hui. Tae-moo asks Shin Ha-ri to pretend as his girlfriend and offers her a huge amount of money to avoid the blind dates arranged by his grandfather. As their contract dating proceeds, they become head over heels for each other and Shin Ha-ri’s identity gets exposed to him. By that time, Cha Sung-hoon and Jin Young-seo also make a great couple.

Though the real identity of Shin Ha-ri creates a little mess, Tae-moo’s grandfather approves their relationship.

Theme

‘Business Proposal’ is a cute-feel good office romance K-drama. The drama has plenty of content to laugh and ease the mind. Besides, the drama talks about loyalty, friendship and family. The friendship bond between Shin Ha-ri and Jin Young-seo is as strong as that of Kang Tae-moo and Cha Sung-hoon. Neither of them sacrifice their best friend for the partner that they have fallen for. Instead, they convince their lover about the character of their best friend and make them accept their friend as they are.

Awards

  • Korea Drama Awards 2022
    Best New Actress – Bae Woo-hee
  • MAMA Awards 2022
    Best OST – “Love, Maybe” MeloMance
  • SBS Drama Awards 2022
    Best Couple – Kim Se-jeong and Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Min-kyu and Seol In-ah
    Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama – Kim Min-kyu
    Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama – Ahn Hyo-seop
    Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama – Kim Se-jeong
Kdramalive image of Kim Min-kyu and Seol In-ah in "Business Proposal" (2022).
Min-kyu as Cha Sung-hoon and Seol In-ah as Jin Young-seo in “Business Proposal” (2022). Credit: Pinterest

Interesting Facts about Business Proposal

  1. The K-drama ‘Business Proposal’ is actually developed from a web novel written by HaeHwa.
  2. Due to the publicity and high demand for the web novel, the web novel version was later illustrated into a webtoon illustrated by Narak in 2018.
  3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release date of the drama got postponed from 21 February 2022 to 28 February 2022.
  4. The ‘Business Proposal’ has a special episode combining the popular scenes from the initial six episodes along with the commentary of the main cast. It is released on 19 March 2022.

FAQs

  1. Who is the second lead in the K-drama ‘Business Proposal’?
    Kim Min-kyu is the second lead in the K-drama.
  2. What is the Instagram ID of Kim Min-kyu?
    @mingue.k.
  3. Who acts as the lead couple in the K-drama ‘Business Proposal’?
    Kim Min-kyu and Seol In-ah act as the second lead couple in the K-drama.
  4. What is the Instagram ID of Seol In-ah? 
    _seorina.
  5. When is the K-drama ‘Business Proposal’ released?
    ‘Business Proposal’ is released in 2022.
  6. In which language the K-drama ‘Business Proposal’ is originally produced?
    The K-drama is originally produced in the Korean language.
  7. What is the Instagram ID of Ahn Hyo-seop?

  8. What is the Instagram ID of Kim Se-jeong?
    @clean_0828.

 

 

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