“Business Proposal” on Netflix is better than other rom-com K-dramas. I am a big fan of K-dramas and have watched over 100 of them. Throughout the years of watching these shows I’ve noticed something similar in all the good dramas. They all keep the viewers entertained from the start to end and they give each character a unique personality. This show was an emotional rollercoaster, to the point that I watched all of the episodes in one sitting. The male lead, Kang Tae-mu, is the CEO of his grandfather’s company and he has never failed at a business proposal because he is so detail oriented. He puts work before his love life leaving him single for a long time which makes Kang da-koo worried. While the female lead, Shine Hari is a single woman working at his company who is passionate about developing a mackerel recipe.The way that these two characters meet is through Shin’s friend who comes from a rich family. Jin young-seo’s family is trying to set her up with the kang. She is not looking forward to another blind date so she asks Shin to go instead. Once Shin gets to the date she realizes that her blind date is the CEO.
She decides to act very annoyingly to get Kang to end the date quickly. This is where the comedy of this show comes out. Shin pulls many stunts to annoy Kang and I was left dying of laughter after each one because I’ve never seen a Korean actor talk about something inappropriate like that on a first date. Nothing in this drama is too serious and it’s very light hearted so in any situation someone could make a joke making the comedy in this show a 5/5. The romance in this drama didn’t feel forced between Kang and Shin which made the hour long episodes easy to watch. When I heard that this was an office romance drama I expected them to just be sneaking around the workplace, but the romance was way better than I imagined. The characters had a lot of chemistry right off the bat because of how they interact in every scene. For instance whenever they meet they never leave without something romantic or funny happening. Even in the first episode where they are complete strangers it is clear how the two characters would make a perfect couple. The romance between them in the later episodes gets better as they learn more about each other and get closer. The romance scenes in the drama made me pause and giggle so many times. I loved it.
Although I enjoyed this, older audiences in their 20’s and up might not enjoy this show as much as teenagers because it is a bit childish and unrealistic, but if you’re looking for a good laugh or another Korean rom com to keep you hooked, “Business Proposal” is really good.