Business Proposal Kdrama | Can Shin Ha Ri Protect her Secret Life?

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man tasting the food made by the chef

Business Proposal is a 2022 Netflix Kdrama. The central story revolves around Shin Ha Ri, a talented food researcher at Go Food and her boss/fake date Kang Tae Moo. By a twist of fate, Kang Tae Moo discovered the truth.

Shin Ha Ri left her wallet behind which led to Kang Tae Moo discovering the truth and real identity of Shin Geum Hui. Kang Taw Moo was already in love with Shin Geum Hui but this classic betrayal wasn't so kindly taken by him.

The real question to note is whether Shin Ha Ri can protect her secret life or not because Kang Tae Moo is not in the mood for forgiveness.

Kang Tae Moo’s denial

Kang Tae Moo was shocked and speechless when he called Shin Geum Hui only to witness Shin Ha Ri. Words have probably left him as he was shocked and angry mostly at this betrayal.

He was feeling more annoyed to realise the 7-year crush of Shin Ha Ri was none other than Chef  Lee Min Woo. Kang Tae Moo was determined to see this through and exact his own sweet revenge on Shin Ha Ri.

Poor Shin Ha Ri has no idea what's awaiting her at the end of this road. Kang Tae Moo went home to search the employee records to find the truth. Shin Geum Hui is Shin Ha Ri.

It was hard for Kang Tae Moo as he was in denial. He was determined to get back at Shin Ha Ri for the betrayal and sets an elaborate trap to expose her.

Kang Tae Moo decided to meet Shin Ha Ri near her so-called fake workplace. Shin Ha Ri was flustered but she managed to meet him. Kang Tae Moo wanted to hear what Shin Ha Ri would say, probably more lies as he enquired about her workplace.

Kang Tae Moo is appalled as Shin Ha Ri lies about her company and even stated that it was going bankrupt. Angry at her lies, Kang Tae Moo called secretary Cha Sung Hoon to schedule a meeting with Team 2, Shin Ha Ri’s unit.

Kang Tae Moo was clearly determined to create trouble for Shin Ha Ri out of spite. Shin Ha Ri’s struggle started as Kang Tae Moo started tormenting her. He asked her to redo the dish to lower the cost by 20%.

The talented Shin Ha Ri did as instructed, but Kang Tae Moo was not entertaining her. He wasn’t playing for nor was he interested to give in quickly. Petty as it may seem, that’s the cliche K-Drama plot, hurt the girl you like to get her to notice you.

The only possible outcome that Kang Tae Moo might have not seen it coming was how it will backfire on him.

Is Kang Tae Moo really emotional toward Shin Ha Ri?

It was pretty obvious that Kang Tae Moo’s actions were weird and way out of place. It doesn’t take some genius to figure out something is off Kang Tae Moo.

Cha Sung Hoon felt it too as he talked with Kang Tae Moo and called him “too emotional towards Shin Ha Ri”, to which Kang Tae Moo was angry.

Kang Tae Moo asked Cha Sung Hoon if he realized it or not, before breaking the mystery. Shin Geum Hui is Shin Ha Ri. Dropped one hell of a truth bomb, oh welp.

Cha Sung Hoon was dumbfounded as he asked Kang Tae Moo whether he verified or not. Kang Tae Moo was clearly gonna exact a good old-fashioned revenge to appease his anger. Shin Ha Ri, you better watch out and pray for yourself.

Jealous Kang Tae Moo

Shin Ha Ri is one tough fighter as she redid the dish uncountable times, only to be brutally rejected by Kang Tae Moo. Kang Tae Moo’s grandpa visited them in the office without any notice.

As they discuss the new creation of Shin Ha Ri and Lee Min Woo, Kang Tae Moo was sulking as usual. What made Kang Tae Moo even more jealous was when he saw Shin Ha Ri and Lee Min Woo together.

Cha Sung Hoon noticed the scene as he tried to divert Granpa’s attention. Unknowingly, Shin Ha Ri avoided Kang Tae Moo either to hide or identity or because she didn’t want to be seen with Lee Min Woo.

Shin Ha Ri gets trapped!

Kang Tae Moo knew Shin Ha Ri was receiving the award at the company event. He told Shin Geum Hui to attend the event without giving her a choice. Either she has to attend the event as Shin Geum Hui or pay the contract cancellation fee.

Shin Ha Ri was tormented as things were not going so well. Kang Tae Moo went as far to invite Shin Ha Ri’s parents such that she can’t escape the public humiliation.

A drunk confession

After hanging out with her office mates, Shin Ha Ri gets drunk. Kang Tae Moo calls her when she was intoxicated, but the phone disconnects. A worried Kang Tae Moo came running to Shin Ha Ri/ Shin Geum Hui.

Something unexpected happened which he didn’t expect at all. A drunk Shin Ha Ri makes a full confession. Shin Ha thought it was a dream and Kang Tae Moo wasn’t real. She confessed that Shin Geum Hui is Shin Ha Ri.

Shin Ha Ri apologised and said she felt relieved after sharing her secret. It’s weird because Shin Ha Ri failed to protect her secret for Kang Tae Moo, but it’s ironic that Kang Tae Moo was aware of it in the first place.

After listening to her confession, he decided to forgive her and terminated their contract. At this point, Kang Tae Moo realised that irrespective of her identity, he didn’t want to hurt Shin Ha Ri anymore.

Kang Tae Moo might have not fully realised it yet, but he was already in love with Shin Ha Ri, so either of her identity didn’t matter. Kang Tae Moo terminated the contract with “Shin Geum Hui.”

Business Proposal Kdrama | Did Kang Tae Moo Fall in Love with Shin Geum Hui?
Kang Tae Moo decided to make Shin Geum Hui a fake contractual girlfriend. Did Kang Tae Moo fall in love with Shin Ha Ri or Shin Geum Hui?

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