A Business Proposal (2022) Review


SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘A Business Proposal’, which will be broadcast for the first time on the 28th, is an office romance filled with the thrill of a genius CEO and an employee who cheated on his identity. Based on the web novel of the same name by writer Haehwa, “The Office Blind Date” was also produced as a webtoon and gained explosive popularity, raising interest in dramatization.
Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong depict the romance of the male and female protagonists who become entangled in a confrontation in the play. Hyo-seop is expected to break down into the role of Kang Tae-moo, a ‘fresh-headed’ CEO who has all of his outstanding looks, natural wealth, and outstanding business skills. Kim Se-jeong plays Shin Ha-ri, an ordinary employee who sees a confrontation with the president of her own company and plays back and forth between the main character (the main character) and the fatal opponent (the secondary character) who hides her identity.

Shin Ha Ri is a single woman and works for a company. She has a male friend, who she has had a crush on for a long time, but she learns he has a girlfriend. Shin Ha Ri feels sad and decides to meet her friend Jin Young Seo, who is a daughter of a chaebol family. Jin Young Seo then asks Shin Ha-Ri to take her place in a blind date and even offers some money for her time. Shin Ha Ri accepts her friend’s offer. She goes out on the blind date as Jin Young Seo, while having the intention to get rejected by her date. When she sees her blind date, Shin Ha Ri is dumbfounded. Her blind date is Kang Tae Mu. He is the CEO of the company where she works.

Kang Tae Mu is the CEO of a company that his grandfather founded. One day, his grandfather informed him of an upcoming blind date that he set up for him. Kang Tae Mu is a workaholic and he is annoyed that his grandfather sets up blind dates for him. He decides to marry the next woman whom he meets at a blind date, so he won’t be disturbed from his work anymore. That woman is Shin Ha Ri, but pretending to be Jin Young Seo.

On the following day, Shin Ha Ri receives a phone call from Kang Tae Mu. He asks her to marry him. “Don’t do that… Let’s get married!” while holding a rose heralds his persistent charm offensive. Kim Se-jeong expressed the confusion of Shin Ha-ri, who met her boss at a meeting. The copy, “Is the person you’re facing the president of our company?” makes you look forward to an interesting confrontation scene. At the same time, it also makes people curious about the difficult company life of Shin Ha-ri.

The character posters of Kim Min-gyu and Seol In-ah also foreshadow an unusual couple story. Kim Min-gyu, who plays Kang Tae-moo’s secretary-general, Cha Seong-hoon, stimulates curiosity with a copy that reads, “I met a woman I shouldn’t have met.” The opponent is Seol In-ah as Jin Young-seo, the only daughter of a chaebol family. Young Seo held her proposal ring in her hand and said, “We are getting married. Otherwise, I will cross the line,” and declared a romance with Cha Seong-hoon that crossed the line. At the same time, in their couple poster, which was released at the same time, the copy, “The line is being crossed,” raises expectations for this couple’s hot charm.

In the midst of this, the writer who drew the webtoon ‘”The Office Blind Date”’, gave a surprise drawing gift to commemorate the drama’s airing. The scene of Ahn Hyo-seop approaching chicly in the photo and Kim Se-jeong whose heart seems to have stopped is truly a live-action version of a webtoon. Their appearance is expressed in beautiful drawings that made the hearts of the readers of the NARAK writers flutter, and they arouse admiration. In particular, the appearance of two people who become one with the character raises expectations for the drama.
Here, writer Haehwa, the original author of the web novel “The Office Blind Date”, added a message of support to strengthen it. Writer Haehwa said, “I am happy and looking forward to ‘A Business Proposal’ as a drama following the webtoon. I hope that the drama ‘A Business Proposal’ will once again give many people a time full of excitement.”


  • Drama: A Business Proposal
  • Native Title: 사내 맞선
  • Also Known As: In-House Confrontation, In-House Match, Confrontation in the Company, Meet the Man, Meet the Guy, Sanae Majseon, Sanae Matseon, Sanae Matsun, 사내맞선, The Office Blind Date ,Business Proposal
  • Director: Park Seon Ho
  • Screenwriter: Han Sul Hee, Hong Bo Hee
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 12
  • Airs: Feb 28, 2022 – Apr 5, 2022
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Netflix, SBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older