The drama “Business Proposal” quickly rose to the top 10 on the Netflix charts after adding humorous scenes to the original webtoon story.
Ahn Hyo-Seop, who plays the male protagonist Kang Tae-mu in the drama, shared that he accepted the role in “Business Proposal” because he likes the light romantic comedy that gives him positive energy. Ahn Hyo-Seop certainly fits the role, as both his appearance and his appeal are strikingly similar to the webtoon character.
What kind of person is Kang Tae-mu in the webtoon? Some of Kang Tae-mu’s characteristics have changed as the webtoon was adapted into a drama.
In the original webtoon, Kang Tae-mu is a person who makes quick decisions.
Kang Tae-mu appears in the original webtoon as a person who is only concerned with this business and makes fast decisions. After hearing from his grandfather that he needs to go on a blind date, Kang Tae-mu decides to marry the first woman he meets on a blind date, even before he meets the woman. He tells his secretary, Cha Sung-hoon, that “If I don’t get married, all my time will be taken away from me.”
Kang Tae-mu in Netflix’s “Business Proposal” also focuses on his work. However, he appears to be a less decisive character than in the webtoon. Kang Tae-mu meets Shin Ha-ri on a blind date and later discovers that Shin Ha-ri was faking her identity. Then he changes his mind and decides not to marry her and informs his grandfather. The grandfather is enraged, and he arranges a slew of more blind dates for Kang Tae-mu to attend.
Kang Tae-mu is a very aggressive character in the webtoon.
Kang Tae-mu in the webtoon wants to change everything about Shin Ha-ri so that his grandfather will like her. He tells Shin Ha-ri that he wants to change her facial expression, posture, and movement. Then he tells her he wants to walk with her holding hands. Because he wants to show his grandfather, naturally, that they are in a relationship.
In the drama, on the other hand, Kang Tae-mu does not ask Shin Ha-ri to change anything about her appearance. Instead, he requests that Shin Ha-ri memorize his background information in order to explain how they met in front of his grandfather.
Kang Tae-mu is a very open-minded character in the webtoon.
Kang Tae-mu hears Shin Ha-ri say on the blind date that she enjoys playing with a lot of guys in bed. He doesn’t mind her behaviors, and in fact, he thinks she might be a good match for his marriage. He thinks that “her philandering might actually make her the perfect partner for me because I wouldn’t care what she does.”
Kang Tae-mu tells Shin Ha-ri that he will not care what she does during the marriage, even if she flirts with other men. He even promises to provide her with enough financial resources to have a good time. Kang Tae-mu is fine with any behavior from his partner as long as he can focus on his work.
In the drama “Business Proposal,” Kang Tae-mu is a considerate character towards Shin Ha-ri. When he heard Shin Ha-ri crying over the phone, he was wondering what had made her so sad. Furthermore, when he discovers that one of his employees has had a crush on a certain guy for the past seven years, he thinks to himself, “Oh, there’s another person like Shin Ha-ri here.” This demonstrates that he genuinely cares about Shin Ha-ri’s feelings.