Not all Korean series are terrifying like Squid Game or All of us are dead, they are moreover rather romantic and funny. This is the case of Business Proposal, an addictive K-drama broadcast on Netflix and breaking audience records around the world.
Based on the webtoon Sanae Matsun and produced by Netflix and SBS, Business Proposal is a real vaudeville with Korean sauce. This K-drama tells the story of Shin Ha Ri (played by Kim Se Jeong 김세정), dreamy bachelor and young researcher in an agri-food company, who chaining misunderstandings, could well marry her boss, the arrogant and unreachable Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyeo Seop 안효섭). Her best friend and heiress herself, Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah 설인아) is fed up with the blind dates arranged by her father. Shin Ha Ri pretends to be her and that’s where the trouble begins. Kang Tae Moo and his attractive assistant Cha Sung Hoon (Kim Min Gyu 김민규) will also be turned upside down. Between secrets, unacknowledged loves and Korean gastronomy, Business Proposal will entertain you!
Business Proposal, a perfect recipe for K-drama
If you’ve never watched a K-drama, Business Proposal is the perfect series to start with. In just 12 episodes (now all available in France), this K-drama has conquered the planet by reaching the top of the most viewed programs on the platform in many countries. The recipe is simple: two very Korean romances, touching friendships, a well-crafted script, actors with sincere chemistry and hilarious secondary characters (special mention for grandfather Kang Da Goo, played by Lee Deok-hwa).
A season two for Commercial Proposal?
Season 1 of Business Proposal ends in only 12 episodes and it is sure that with the richness of the story and the characters, several seasons could be imagined. Most Korean dramas end in one season, fans are begging Netflix to make an exemption. With more than 100 million hours watched between February and April in the rest of the world, it’s a safe bet that the streaming platform could launch a second season and then move away from the original webtoon.