Why do we like business proposals? A mix of mistaken identity and fake dating

Why do we like business proposals? A mix of mistaken identity and fake dating ...

The Business Proposal, which is perhaps the best romantic comedy of 2022 so far, is based on a webcomic of the same name. The show follows Shin Ha-ri (Kim Sejeong), a young food researcher, and the president of her company, Kang Tae-moo. The strength of Business Proposal really lies in how it uses both the mistaken identity trope as well as fake dating to create a slow-burn romance.

Shin Ha-ris'' heiress friend asks her to go on a blind date in her stead. She hopes that this time, she would make the blind dates a one-and-done affair, while marrying the first lady he meets, and that he can begin a conversation.

Ha-ris'' mask as Young-seo does not last long. Tae-moo and his assistant unravel the truth relatively quickly. However, fearing her exposure as a liar would cost her her job, Ha-ri quickly constructs a new fake identity: Shin Geum-hi (a name she stole from a TV show). Tae-moo and Geum-hi embark on a confrontation ahead of her step in the process, but Ha-ri refuses

The mistaken identity cases here add a lot of tension to the story by dangling the possibility of a fake dating reveal in front of the audience''s noses on end. Ha-ris is incredibly comfortable with this concept, but we may also expect the truth to be revealed, while Tae-moo believes it is not surprising that this deception isn''t just revealing a factor in the outcome.

When the mistaken identities are discovered, the drama escalates. Tae-moo believes to play her fake boyfriend (to impress her friends) in an attempt to woo Ha-ri. However, Tae-moo utilizes this opportunity to express his true feelings for her, claiming that the entire relationship is a ruse. He buys her friends an expensive dinner, and calls her beautiful, and that his true jealousy shines through when he meets up with his old crush. But because Ha-r

The second relationship, which involves Tae-moo and Ha-ri''s feelings, is even more wreaking to the point where both sides are aware of their own beliefs (albeit to different degrees). So the tension shifts from when and when the lie will be revealed to when their feelings are revealed. This is a test run in which Tae-moo can try his best to demonstrate Ha-Ri''s real connection while also maintaining reasonable deniability.

Because we see it evolve alongside their feelings, the first fake relationship is a full lie, one wherein one half isn''t even using their true name. However, the second fake relationship is based on hidden truths. Tae-moo is also fully aware of his own feelings by this point and is able to fall for him while Ha-ri has finally begun to notice how much Tae-moo makes her heart race. This shifts the tension away from the external pressure of when the fake relationship will be

The tension in the second fake relationship is now more intimate because the foundation is actually something real. Normally, fake romances simply function to demonstrate the characters what theyve wanted all along, but in the Business Proposal, it is only because of the fake relationship and the mistaken identities that the characters even blossom in the first place. The feelings are boosted by the slow transition from lie to truth, but the relationship could not flourish without the many pitfalls and blunders that happened along the way. The Tae-moo from

The faulty dating and mistaken identity tropes arise from their roots in deception. Both the farce creates a nerve-wracking web that somehow ties Tae-moo and Ha-ri together and only after the last lie has been revealed, we are able to have a real connection. In the end, we will have a sense of happiness.

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