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“Job proposal”: a story where blind dates and love do not go unnoticed

Job offer (A Business Proposal) It is a light series, with quite a few touches of comedy, which develops slowly for the protagonists and more quickly for the secondary couple. It forms a fiction feature film from South Korea, adaptation of a homonymous Webtoon.

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In Job offer It is based on a leading couple with a very visible chemistry. The beginning of the story can seem quite cliché because of the blind dates theme; but, in part, it shows the reality of millions of people in South Korea and around the world who are looking for love or money, or both. The personalities of each of the characters is strong, decisive, each one fights for what he believes in and in his way of being, none is forced to change it.

Scene from a concert by the protagonist's favorite singer. (Netflix)
Scene from a concert by the protagonist’s favorite singer. (Netflix)

The story begins with a somewhat special entanglement, since it shows how the main characters of the series know each other. It all starts with a girl named Jin Young-seo (actress Seol In Ah), daughter of a wealthy family, who is forced by her father to attend a blind date with the grandson of a large conglomerate, a boy named Kang Tae-moo (played by actor Ahn Yyo-seop). However, she, tired of being forced to marry, asks her best friend Shin Hari (actress sejeong) to replace her and spoil the date in exchange for money. There begins the comic and dramatic story between the protagonists Kang Tae-moo and Shin Ha-ri.

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The interesting thing is that Shin Ha-ri is a very particular girl who does not go unnoticed, well, with her nice, intelligent personality and talent for acting; she completely changes her look and arrives at the date with all the energy ready to ruin the date. But, to her surprise, Kang Tae-moo he does not seem to dislike him, on the contrary, he is interested in his perceptive way of being; in addition to attracting her “sincerity” and that he does not have to pretend to like her. The turning point? At some point during the date, she realizes that he is her boss, the director of the company she works for, and that makes her nervous. At the end of the date, she says goodbye convinced that he is disappointed and that she will never see him again.

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From left to right: Kim Min-kyu, Seol In-ah, Kim Se-jeong, and Ahn Hyo-seop; leading actors. (Netflix).
From left to right: Kim Min-kyu, Seol In-ah, Kim Se-jeong, and Ahn Hyo-seop; leading actors. (Netflix).

But guess what?

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To his surprise, he wants to marry her because his grandfather demands the marriage, because he thought she was a funny woman. so to Shin Hari He only has to try to get away in every possible way, although he does not achieve his goal, so his friend Jin Young-seo (a girl with whom he really should have the date), tells the whole truth of the matter to Tae- moo. So, the boy asks him to meet her and when he does, he offers her to be her contract girlfriend to keep her grandfather happy and prevent her from scheduling more blind dates for him. In the course of that time and with the contract signed, in a meeting Kang Tae-moo introduces her as his girlfriend and her grandfather is enchanted with her; matter that complicates life Shin Hari, Well, she must transform, multiply and do everything within her reach so that her bosses don’t recognize her at work. It is in those situations where the series gives us the funniest and most engaging moments.

"Job Proposal" has 12 episodes. (Netflix)
“Job Proposal” has 12 episodes. (Netflix)

then pKang Tae-moo he discovers that she is not exactly who she says she is, but that she hides being his employee, a star employee, in fact, and after this, the boy finally discovers that he has feelings for her; something that neither he nor anyone ever expected.

How is the relationship going?

After falling in love, as in any couple, there is jealousy, but also support for each other. Time passes and her grandfather finds out the truth, which he does not accept. This brings complications to the life of Tae-moo, tohe does decide to go abroad with his grandfather and, in that dilemma, Shin Hari He assures you that he will wait for you. But the ending is a bit out of what most fans of the series probably expect. Therefore, it could be said that, despite being one of the best series that may have arrived so far this year, it does not deserve a 10 out of 10, since the signs of romance between the protagonists were insufficient; in addition to the end that had a fairly open ending.

The protagonist begins to fall in love with the girl. (Netflix)
The protagonist begins to fall in love with the girl. (Netflix)

The story writers were very petty in not showing even a little bit of the development of the relationship with the return of the protagonist. Also, it would have been spectacular to see their relationship grow full of more comedic situations and challenges. In short, the series leaves you wanting more, because it allows the continuation of a second season. It only remains to wait for him to continue filling all his followers with more fun moments and of course a lot of love.

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