Business Proposal K-Drama Review (2023)

Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong), whose friend Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah) had set up the date, agrees to go on a blind date instead. It is planned that Ha-ri will "get rejected" by her potential mate. 

Business Proposal K-Drama Review

“Business Proposal” is a South Korean love comedy TV show based on the same-named webcomic by HaeHwa and Narak. It stars Ahn Hyo-seopKim Se-jeongKim Min-kyu, and Seol In-ah, and was directed by Park Seon-ho. It was written by Han Seol-hee and Hong Bo-hee. Shin Ha-ri, an employee, agrees to go on a blind date with her boss instead of her friend. 

However, she soon finds out that her date is actually her boss. From February 28, 2022, to April 5, 2022, 12 episodes of the show played on SBS TV every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST). You can also watch this TV Series on Netflix.


DramaBusiness Proposal
DirectorPark Sun-Ho
WriterHae Hwa (web novel), Han Sul-Hee, Hong Bo-Hee
NetworkSBS & Netflix
No of Episodes12
Release DateFebruary 28 – April 5, 2022
RuntimeMon & Tue 22:00
CountrySouth Korea

Business Proposal TV Series (2022): Story

Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong), whose friend Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah) had set up the date, agrees to go on a blind date instead. It is planned that Ha-ri will “get rejected” by her potential mate. 

But things go wrong when her date turns out to be Kang Tae-moo (Ahn Hyo-seop), CEO of Go Food, the company where Ha-ri works. His grandfather Kang Da-goo (Lee Deok-hwa), the chairman of Go Food’s parent company, wants him to go on blind dates with good candidates for marriage. 

To avoid going on the other dates, Tae-moo decides to marry the woman he met on a blind date, even though she is trying hard to hide the fact that she is actually Jin Young-seo or that she works for him. 

The real Jin Young-seo soon tells Kang Tae-moo that she “hired” an actor to pretend to be her on her blind date with Tae-moo, which quickly exposes Ha-ri’s fake identity but not her job status. During her conversation with Kang Tae-moo, she meets Cha Sung-hoon (Kim Min-kyu) and learns that Sung-hoon is Tae-moo’s secretary.

Once Ha-ri’s true name is known, Young-seo tricks her into meeting with Tae-moo as he asks. When he asks what her real name is, Ha-ri lies and says it’s Shin Geum-hui, which is the name of the main character in the famous TV show Be Strong, Geum-hui (Korean: ÍĶ≥žĄłžĖľŽĚľ ÍłąŲ̄žĖľ). to hide the fact that she works for him. 

Because his grandfather says he will send Tae-moo on a lot of blind dates, he tricks and bribes Ha-ri into claiming to be his fianc√©e in exchange for 800,000 won per date. 

The short on cash Ha-ri really needs the money to help her parents, who are always broke, so she agrees. Ha-ri uses her new identity and a fake background that Tae-moo and Sunghoon made for her to make a good first impression on Tae-moo’s grandpa while she is fake dating. 

At first, the relationship is cold and awkward, but it quickly warms up until Tae-moo finds out who Ha-ri really is. Even though he feels misled, Tae-moo still loves Ha-ri. They later got married after he told her the truth about who she really was.

In the meantime, Young-seo moves out of her dad’s house to avoid having to go on blind dates. She finds out that she is now Sung-hoon’s neighbor, the man she fell in love with at first sight when she met him at a convenience store, in a funny scene involving a cockroach. 

Young-seo likes him, but Sung-hoon is mad at her for lying to his boss, so he tries to stay away from her all the time. Still, he can’t deny his feelings for Young-seo growing stronger when he finally sees it, and the two of them end up together.

Business Proposal TV Series (2022): Cast

Main Characters:

1) Ahn Hyo-seop as Kang Tae-moo (Instagram)

Ahn Hyo-seop

Ahn Hyo-seop is a Canadian actor and singer who was born April 17, 1995, and goes by the name Paul Ahn. He lives in South Korea. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Toronto, Canada with his family when he was seven years old. When Ahn was 17, he went back to South Korea to try to make it as an actor. It was in 2015’s “Splash Splash Love” that he made his starring debut. 

For his lead parts in hit Korean dramas like “Business Proposal”, “Still 17”“Abyss”“Dr. Romantic 2”“Lovers of the Red Sky”, and “Dr. Romantic 3”, Ahn became well-known.

2) Kim Se-jeong as Shin Ha-ri (Instagram)

Kim Se-jeong

Kim Se-jeong is a singer and actor from South Korea. She was born on August 28, 1996, in Gimje, North Jeolla. She is best known for coming in second place on Mnet’s “Produce 101” for girl groups and joining the project girl group I.O.I. Kim used to be in the girl group Gugudan as well. 

Since then, she’s been working on her solo business and has put out a number of singles and albums, such as “Plant” and “I’m.” Kim has also been in a number of TV shows, including “Business Proposal”, and “The Uncanny Counter” (2020‚Äď2023).

3) Kim Min-kyu as Cha Sung-hoon (Instagram)

Kim Min-kyu

Kim Min-kyu is a South Korean actor born on December 25, 1994 in South Korea. He became famous for his parts in the TV shows Queen: Love and War (2019‚Äď2020), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Snowdrop (2021‚Äď22), Business Proposal (2022), and The Heavenly Idol (2023). 

He is best known for his appearance on the variety show Crime Scene Season 3. Kim started acting in 2013 with a small part in the Mnet drama Monstar. He then had major roles in the TV shows Signal (2016), Because This Is My First Life (2017), The Rich Son (2018), and Perfume (2019). 

He also played a detective’s helper on the third season of the variety show Crime Scene. From June 10 to June 26, 2022, Kim put on an art show with graffiti artist M.Chat called “My Art, Your Art.” Kim is working with Companion Company right now.

4) Seol In-ah as Jin Young-seo (Instagram)

Seol In-ah

Seol In-ah, a South Korean actress, was born on January 3, 1996. In 2015, she got her start as an actress with a small part in the TV drama “The Producers.” Her supporting roles in dramas like “Strong Girl Bong-soon” and “School 2017” made her famous. 

After that, Seol was in a lot of well-known shows, like “Business Proposal,” “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life,” and “Sunny Again Tomorrow.” Movies like “Closed Eyes” and “Emergency Declaration” have also featured her. 

At the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Seol studied acting as her main subject. Her role in “Sunny Again Tomorrow” won her the Best New Actress award at the 2018 KBS Drama Awards. Seol is connected with Gold Medalist right now.

Supporting Characters:

People around Tae-moo

  • Lee Deok-hwa as Chairman Kang Da-goo

People around Ha-ri

  • Choi Byung-chan as Shin Ha-min
  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Shin Joong-hae
  • Jung Young-joo [ko] as Han Mi-mo
  • Song Won-seok as Lee Min-woo
  • Bae Woo-hee as Go Yoo-ra

GoFood Employees

  • Kim Hyun-sook as Yeo Eui-ju
  • Lim Ki-hong [ko] as Gye-bin
  • Yoon Sang-jeong as Kim Hye-ji

Characters in Be Strong, Geum-hee

  • Noeul [ko] as Shin Geum-hui
  • Joo Hui-jae [ko] as Gwang-bok
  • Seo Kwon-sun [ko] as Ms. Oh


  • Seo Hye-won as Jo Yoo-jung

Why I Watch This TV Show?

You might like watching “Business Purposal (2022)” for the following reasons:

  • A blind date brings the two main characters, Shin Ha Ri and Kang Tae Moo, together, which starts the romantic plot.
  • The story of the drama is interesting; it’s about Kang Tae Moo’s search for a wife so he can concentrate on his work.
  • The actors in the show are very good. Ahn Hyo Seop plays Kang Tae Moo, and Kim Se Jeong plays Shin Ha Ri.
  • People who watched the drama liked the lighthearted and funny romance, the original plot, and the strong acting.
  • You can watch the action on Netflix.