Seen “Business Proposal” on Netflix yet? Read the NetflixIndia K Drama Review of Business Proposal here.
Director: Park Seon-ho
Written by: Han Seol-hee and Hong Bo-hee based on a webtoon by HaeHwa and illustrated by Narak.
Starring: Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Mi-kyu
Netflix has opened up India to a lot of international films. We can see anything from almost anywhere in the world. One of the most popular, are K-Dramas, that is, Korean Dramas and Movies. You can watch them on Netflix with subtitles. K-Dramas are the rage amongst the young crowd. All the young people I know love them. I was curious, so I started to watch K-Dramas on Netflix. Even the first episode of this particular TV series hooked me. Read on to know about this NetflixIndia K Drama review Business Proposal.
The first K-Drama I saw was “Business Proposal” which is a romantic comedy. The storyline is simple:
Ha-ri is an earnest and hard-working research worker at a food production plant which one of the wealthiest families in South Korea owns. She comes from an ordinary family who owns a Fried Chicken shop. Our hero Kang Tae-moo is the sole inheritor of this well-known corporation. Tae-moos’ grandfather the scion of this empire wants him to get married so he arranges a series of blind dates for his grandson. One of the blind dates happens to be the wealthy best friend of Shin Ha-ri, Jin Young-seo. Young-seo has other ideas and wants to marry for love, so she arranges for Shin Ha-ri to go on the blind date with Kang Tae-moo so that Ha-ri can blow off the blind date. Shin Ha-ri realises too late that it is with her own boss. The series continues with a comedy of errors and an impossible love story evolves.
A sub-plot to the main story is also a romance between Jin Young-seo and the secretary of Kang Tae-moo. The star-crossed couples get into hilarious situations. Will love overcome the divide between wealthy and ordinary people? This forms the rest of the series.
My Take-away from NetflixIndia K-Drama Business Proposal:
I enjoyed all the funny situations that Shin Ha-ri manages to get herself into. She steps on the elevator the morning after the blind date with Kang Tae-moo to find herself with her boss and his grandfather. The comical way she avoids her boss from realising that he has been on a date with his own employee is something to smile about.
The actors who play the hero and heroine have done a good job, but I did think Ahn Hyo-seop could have done a better job He spent most of his time combing his hair with his fingers and less on emoting as Kang Tae-moo. Kim Se-jeong plays Shin Ha-ri and she has made a better effort at acting. The script is simple and the plot light. I felt silly watching it but could not stop watching it either. It was cute and fun and you have to leave your intellect aside to truly enjoy it. Ignore some of the obvious weak points in the plot, You wonder how the son and grandfather can miss seeing that the girl on the blind date is the same as the research worker in their company.
The plot is weak, far-fetched but quick and interesting. The cuteness of the show keeps you hooked. If you like light, feel-good comedy and can ignore obvious flaws in the plot, then do watch this TV series on Netflix. The audio is in Korean with subtitles in English. I do wish we could have an English audio version, because reading subtitles gets tedious after some time, especially when it’s a series with 12 episodes!