“A Business Proposal” is the rom-com of 2022 that has been winning the hearts of people worldwide. It’d be an understatement to say that viewers are a little obsessed. Starring Kim Sejeong and Ahn Hyo Seop, fans have grown to love the main leads as their characters fall in love. The series has only continued to rise in ratings, and while we prepare our hearts to say goodbye to the series for good, here is a look at six of the best moments so far that we will never forget.
Disclaimer: Only episodes one to eight are featured.
1. The blind date
It’s the date that started it all. Kang Tae Mu (Ahn Hyo Seop) reluctantly goes on blind dates that are arranged by his grandfather. On one specific occasion, he meets Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong), who is persuaded by her best friend Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah) to go on the blind date in her place. But Shin Ha Ri is shocked to find out that he is actually the president of the company where she works.
This particular scene was full of laugh-out-loud moments that really lifted the spirit. Seeing Shin Ha Ri try to act over the top in hopes of getting Kang Tae Mu to not want her is thoroughly entertaining and it does a good job of setting the tone of the rest of the series.
“Rachel and Samantha”
2. When Tae Mu realizes his feelings
This was the moment us fans were all waiting for. Seeing the chaebol run off on a whim to help Ha Ri who is drunk on the playground was the perfect scene. Tae Mu, who had only shown viewers a side of himself that was more tough and all business, was worried about Ha Ri being intoxicated in public. Shortly after he goes back home, he realizes that he has feelings for her.
With all the classic tropes, “A Business Proposal” does a great job of showing the intensity and passion of “the chaebol falling for the poor girl” storyline. Tae Mu can’t help but fall for Ha Ri’s charms, and she makes him a better person for it. It’s a trope that has been done countless times in K-dramaland, but it’s one that is done so well in this particular series. Our hearts are full!
3. Kang Tae Mu’s heartfelt confession
After Kang Tae Mu and Shin Ha Ri return from their brief trip to Sokcho, Tae Mu confesses his feelings to her. He is frustrated with himself for letting his jealousy get the best of him as it made him not realize how Ha Ri wasn’t feeling well. On their way back home, Tae Mu confesses his feelings, showing his vulnerability.
“Why I spent the entire weekend pretending to be your boyfriend when I hate wasting my time more than anything? Why I went through your social media to find out the things you like, and why I put off my meetings for you? Do you really not know? I have feelings for you.” – Kang Tae Mu
It made hearts swoon and ignited the obsession even further. There is nothing better than seeing an arrogant chaebol turning into a puppy dog for the woman he loves! The confession was heartfelt and perfect.
4. The entire kiss scene (second one)
When Kang Tae Mu realizes that he cannot wait for Ha Ri’s response any longer, he plans an event so that he can see her. He watches her from afar, but the two end up quite literally in a corner together. They are forced to talk, and Ha Ri tells Tae Mu that she doesn’t think it’ll work out between them. He ends up confessing his feelings to her once again, and Ha Ri is unable to hold back anymore. The two share a passionate kiss.
Moments like this whole scene, from the confession to the kiss, are what good romantic comedy K-dramas are made of. The butterflies and feelings that the characters feel, and their passionate love for each other puts a big smile on our faces. Tae Mu isn’t willing to back down and proclaims to her that he is willing to wait and confess over and over again until she gives him a chance. The love he has for her is epically romantic, and I can’t get enough of it!
5. The fervent kiss from the second couple
While Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Sejeong’s chemistry has been fiery, we can’t forget how much publicity and popularity the second couple, Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah) and Cha Sung Hoon (Kim Min Kyu), is getting. Young Seo and Sung Hoon fall in love at first sight at a convenience store, and they later find out that Young Seo’s best friend is Ha Ri and Sung Hoon’s boss is Tae Mu. The two end up in a passionate romance.
The whole storyline of the second couple is almost as good as the main leads. The chemistry between Kim Min Kyu and Seol In Ah cannot be overlooked, as their behind-the-scenes banter and adorable interviews have only confirmed how good the two are together. This particular kiss scene, in which Young Seo confesses to Sung Hoon that she cannot remember spending the night with him as she was too drunk, was hot and steamy – we really could not have asked for more.
“I’ll make sure that you never forget.” -Sung Hoon
6. Ha Ri’s confession and the kiss on the bridge
After Ha Ri doesn’t hear from Tae Mu, her co-workers tell her that he is going on a blind date. She realizes that she has feelings for Tae Mu and does not want him to see other people.
In an emotional phone call, Ha Ri calls Tae Mu while in a taxi, telling him exactly how she feels. To her delight, Tae Mu confesses that he is waiting in front of her house and has not gone on the blind date after all. The two finally unite on a bridge, and Ha Ri approaches Tae Mu. He tells her, “Ms. Shin. If you come any closer, I’m never letting you go again.” And with this, the two kiss again.
When it comes to cliffhangers and leaving viewers emotionally invested, “A Business Proposal” has given everything viewers could have asked for in a K-drama this year. There is not one boring moment, and with the series coming to an end, here’s hoping there will be more heartfelt romantic moments from both couples. The hype of the series is well-deserved! Is it too early to start wishing for a second season?
Hey Soompiers, are you sad to say goodbye to “A Business Proposal”? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “A Business Proposal,” “Forecasting Love and Weather,” “Soundtrack #1,” and “Twenty Five, Twenty One”
All-time favorite drama: “Secret Garden” and “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen
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