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Full House

Full House
Official Poster
Also known as
풀하우스
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Written by
Min Hyo Jeong
Directed by
Pyo Min Su
Starring
Song Hye-kyo
Rain
Country of origin
South Korea
No. of episodes
16
Production
Camera setup
Multi-camera
Running time
Wednesday & Thursday nights at 9:50pm
Broadcast
Original channel
KBS2
Picture format
1080i HDTV
Original run
July 14, 2004 – September 4, 2004
Chronology
Preceded by
April Kiss
Followed by
Second Proposal
External links
Website
Full House (풀하우스, Pul-hauseu) is a 16-
episode South Korean television drama
series broadcast by KBS in 2004. It is a
romantic comedy based on the manhwa of
the same name, written by Woon Soo-yoon
and stars Song Hye-kyo and singer Rain.
It was a huge success and became one of
the main reasons for the expansion of
South Korean culture known as theKorean
wave.
Synopsis
Han Ji-eun (Song Hye-kyo) lives in a house
called Full House built by her father and is
an aspiring script writer. One day her two
best friends for money reasons trick her
into believing she has won a free vacation,
and while she is gone they sell her house.
On the plane she meets Lee Young-jae
(Rain), a famous actor. Through comedic
events they get acquainted during her
vacation and when she returns she
discovers her house has been sold to him.
Though they don't get along with each
other as she is messy and he has a bad
temper and likes cleanliness, they agree to
live with each other. At first Ji-eun works
as his maid in order to buy her house back,
but later because of Young-jae's wish to
make the love of his life Kang Hye-won
(Han Eun Jung) jealous, they get married.
They set up a contract for the marriage to
last six months. During that time
complications arise and Ji-Eun and Young-
Jae become attracted to each other. Also,
Ji-Eun starts to feel a strong bond with
Young-jae's family. However Young-jae's
bad temper along with the romantic
attentions of Yoo Min-hyuk (Kim Sung Soo)
, Ji-eun's handsome and friendly publisher,
starts to create a rift between the couple.
So does Hye-Won, who starts to feel
jealous when she sees Young-Jae and Ji-eun
getting close. Eventually, Young-jae and Ji-
eun get a divorce and he moves away.
When he returns he realizes that Ji-eun
hasn't married yet and knows that he has
fallen in love with her – and she with him.
He proposes to her, this time for the right
reasons, and finally they get married for a
second time.
Cast
Song Hye-kyo as Han Ji-eun
Ji-Eun is an optimistic and cheerful girl,
loyal to her friends. Though naive and not
very smart, she is shown as a character
with spunk and a good heart as displayed
in her efforts to be a writer. She lives in a
beautiful home named Full House , which
she inherited from her late parents. Her
best friends are Hee Jin and Lee Dong
Wook.
Rain as Lee Young-jae
Young-jae is a popular Korean actor,
especially around girls. Though appearing
to be egotistical and stubborn, mostly to
maintain his pride, he has secret
unrequited feelings for his childhood
friend, Hye-Won. But later on, Young-jae
fell for Ji-Eun He also has a fragile
relationship with his father, who is a
doctor. Young-Jae also had a sister who
died as a child. Though he can be selfish,
he cares deeply for his friends.
Han Eun Jung as Kang Hye-won
Hye-won is a close family friend of Lee
Young-Jae, knowing them since
childhood. Working as a fashion designer,
she also designs most of Young-jae’s
clothes. With her rich family and
attractive appearance, she is accustomed
to attention from men, but has ever only
loved Yoo Min-Hyuk.
Kim Sung-soo as Yoo Min-hyuk
Min-hyuk is a ladies' man. He is smart,
skillful and respected, but remains
detached from most people because of
his busy lifestyle. He is also close friends
with Young-Jae, who confides in him his
feelings for Hye-Won. Min-Hyuk is a
director of a large media company. Like
Hye-Won, he is attractive and used to
attention from women.
Jang Yong as Mr. Lee – Young-jae's Father
Sun Woo Eun Sook as Ms. Kim -Young-
jae's Mother
Kim Ji-young as Young-jae's
Grandmother
Lee Young-eun as Hee Jin – Ji-eun's friend
Kang Do-han as Lee Dong Wook – Ji-eun's
friend and Hee Jin's boyfriend
Im Ye Jin as Dae Pyo – Young-jae's
manager
Filming locations
Full House was filmed in the Gwangyeok-si
area ofIncheon. Located near Incheon
International Airport, the place may be
reached in a ten-minute boat ride from
Sammok Harbor to this quiet, seashore
getaway. Unlike other filming locations in
Korea, this is an actual house. Made mostly
of wood, this house, which is a private-
owned vacation house, cost approximately
the equivalent of one million USD to be
built. The beach front property looks out
onto open waters, with elegant views that
could be used on any postcard. Many fans
of the miniseries make a pilgrimage to this
now famous home. Nearby sightseeing
locations include Jogak (sculpture) Park on
Modo Island; a bridge connects these two
islands.
The first episode was shot in Shanghai near
The Bund. In later episodes some parts
were filmed in Thailand.
Music
1. Full House (Instrumental)
2. WHY – 운명 (Oon myung; Fate)
3. Forever (Instrumental)
4. Byul – I Think I Love You
5. 시 (Instrumental)
6. Noel – 친구란 말 (chingu ran mal)
7. Why – 운명 (Full Slow Instrumental)
8. Blue Hills (Instrumental)
9. Why – 운명 (Slow Version) (Oon
myung)
10. I Think I Love You(Guitar Instrumental)
11. G-soul – 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late)
(neut geh pin sarang)
12. WHY – Forever
13. Why – 운명 (Semi Slow Instrumental)
14. Love At The Gate (Instrumental)
15. 고마워할게요
16. 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late) (Violin
Instrumental)
17. Amaznjjing Love (Instrumental)
18. Paradiso (Instrumental)
19. Why – 운명 (Instrumental)
20. Lee Bo Ram- Geu Deh Ji Geum
Awards
2004 KBS Drama Awards [1]
Best Couple – Rain and Song Hye-kyo
Excellence in acting – Song Hye-kyo
Excellence in acting – Rain
Popularity Award – Rain
Popularity Award – Song Hye-kyo
Remake and Sequel
In 2009, it was remade into a Philippine
drama also titledFull House starring
Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista.
There is also a Vietnamese remake called
Ngôi nhà hạnh phúc which was released
in 2009. The main female character was
played by the Vietnamese actress Minh
Hằng.[2]
In early 2011, it was reported that Kim
Jong Hahk Productions is in the process of
producing season 2 of Full House. It will
star different actors in the lead roles and
they were in talks with Song Joong Gi,Shin
Min-ah, and Big Bang’s T.O.P.[3] Shin Min-
ah confirmed that she had received an
offer for the female lead but had rejected
it.[4]
See also
List of Korea-related topics
List of Korean television shows
Contemporary culture of South Korea
List of top rated Korean Dramas
References
1. ^ http://asiaenglish.visitkorea.or.kr/
ena/HA/content/cms_view_320454.jsp
2. ^ http://www.asianbite.com/
default.asp?Display=2759
3. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/
big-bangs-t-o-p-and-shin-min-ah-for-
full-house-2
4. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/
shin-min-ah-rejects-offer-to-be-cast-
in-full-house-2

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