SBS‘s web-comic adapted K-Drama Business Proposal has stolen viewers’ hearts, including BTS‘s maknae Jungkook!
If you’re new to the drama, it also currently premieres simultaneously on Netflix every Monday and Tuesday. The K-Drama follows Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong, also known as Kim Se Jeong), who pretends to be her friend, Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah), on a blind date. However, that blind date happens to be with her company’s CEO, Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyo Seop)! The troubles start when Tae Moo unexpectedly sets his eyes on marrying Ha Ri, still thinking she is her friend.
In Episode 9, ARMYs spotted a surprise reference to BTS!
Drinking culture is a huge part of South Korean culture. In Episode 9, Ha Ri and her co-workers go on a hoe-sik, a term meaning “company dinner,” with President Kang. Mr. Gye (also known as Kevin), played by Lim Ki Hong, decided to mix up a round of pok-tan ju for everyone. Pok-tan ju is usually made by mixing beer and soju together by using a trick show of dunking shot glasses into beer glasses.
It translates directly to “bomb drink,” so the writers made a fun play on words, using some of BTS’s most iconic songs. First, he announced that he made the alcoholic beverage with his “blood, sweat and tears” while doing the sexy choreography.
He then surprised everyone by adding a sparkler to the mix! Mr. Gye nicknamed it the “Dynamite” drink, singing some of BTS’s song of the same name and breaking out in the choreography.
ARMYs are loving the fun reference to BTS and their discography in Business Proposal! It was certainly one of the funniest moments yet. Let’s also appreciate that Mr. Gye was wearing purple too!
Kevin doing Jungkook's sexy part on 'Blood Sweat and Tears', dancing dynamite and calling the shot 'Fire' while wearing that purple sweater 😆💜
— 🌸 (@kdramatreats) March 28, 2022
dynamite cameo in business proposal, bts are really everywhere pic.twitter.com/liIJdfHjaq
— belle⁷ JOON’S POKEMON (@jeonluvrbot) March 28, 2022
The actor in Business Proposal danced BTS' 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' and also called his drink 'The Dynamite Drink' while dancing to Dynamite at 49:39 of episode 9! 😁 pic.twitter.com/0qSl8102wM
— ⁷ (slow) (@btschaneIs) March 28, 2022
Still, there are more BTS references to come as some of the crew of Business Proposal are ARMYs themselves!
Recently, Jungkook cemented himself as a true K-Drama fan! He held a Q&A on Instagram and revealed he has been watching Business Proposal.
Jungkook: What should I be doing right now?
ARMY: Binge-watch Business Proposal!
Jungkook: I already watched it all.
Of course, this got the attention of the Business Proposal director Park Seon Ho. He revealed in an Instagram post that the crew includes ARMYs, so there would be references to BTS.
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Episode 6 aired, which means the show is already half way through. Thank you so, so much for watching and supporting
#BusinessProposal. I’m honestly kind of upset that I don’t have anything else to offer other than my words of gratitude.
I didn’t think to post anything on Instagram because, for one, I wanted to be careful about getting too enthusiastic and potentially making a scene. But also, I was more focused on reading the cast’s Instagram updates because they’ve been so good at promoting the show.
But after seeing BTS Jungkook’s post about us, I had to show it off no matter how embarrassing for me. So here’s a screenshot I grabbed. I love you, Jungkook-nim.
It is such an honor. In one of the remaining episodes, there is actually a line that goes, ‘A hottie like Jungkook-ie.’ Please don’t be surprised.
Also, my production assistant-who is an ARMY-is the happiest person on set. I’ve never seen a smile so big and bright on their face until now and it’s all thanks to you, Jungkook. I appreciate that a lot.
Anyway, here’s to my hardworking future.
— Park Seon Ho
The moment Park Seon Ho mentioned has yet to happen. So, it looks like ARMY can expect even more nods to BTS in the future.
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