Business Proposal has ended after 12 episodes! The Korean drama is based on the webtoon, and is streaming on Netflix. There’s only one season at the moment. Warning – spoilers ahead!
The story is about Hari Shin, a researcher at Go Food, and Tae-moo Kang, the new CEO. After Tae-moo returns to Korea, his grandfather keeps insisting that he dates and marries a rich woman. He sets up a blind date with Young-seo Jin, Hari’s best friend. Young-seo hates blind dates, and has sworn off arranged marriages. She enlists Hari’s help, offering to pay her. Hari accepts so she can cover her debt to a neighbor. They disguise her, and she goes. When she finds out the blind date is Tae-moo, she freaks out. After many attempts of trying to get him to not like “Young-seo,” she fails and fully rejects him. He finds out that she isn’t the real Young-seo, and threatens to sue if she doesn’t tell him who she is. Hari lies, claiming that she is Geum-hui Shin. They sign a contract that puts them into a fake relationship in order to please his grandfather. But can she keep her identity a secret?
Honestly, it made me laugh more than I thought it would. I assumed that it would be a serious drama, maybe even boring. It was the opposite! The mom, dad, and Young-seo were great characters. The show made me cry from laughter in the middle of the night. The plot was great, and the continuous joke of “Stay Strong Geum-hui!” at the most random moments was hilarious. I also like how there were themes of loyalty and miscommunication, things that are relatable to real life. I also loved the sense of respect between them. I do feel like the ending was a little rushed, but maybe we’ll get a season two! I also liked how it didn’t only focus on the two leads, but the second leads as well as side characters when it was needed. Overall, it was an 11/10. It went above and beyond all the standards for a great drama!