Full House

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Full House (Template:Ko-hhrm) is a 2004 South Korean television series starring Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Eun-jung and Kim Sung-soo. Based on the manhwa Full House by Won Soo-yeon, the romantic comedy series aired on KBS2 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 (KST) timeslot for 16 episodes from July 14 to September 2, 2004.

Considered a pioneer of the "romantic comedy" genre in Korean drama, the drama was a great success in Asia and helped propel the Korean Wave.


Han Ji-eun (Song Hye-kyo), an aspiring scriptwriter, lives in a house called "Full House" built by her late father. One day, her two best friends trick her into believing that she has won a free vacation. While she is away, they sell her house. On the plane, she meets a famous actor named Lee Young-jae (Rain). Through comedic events, they get acquainted during her vacation and when she returns, she discovers that her house has been sold to him.

Though they do not get along with each other due to their contrasting habits, they agree to live with each other. At first, Ji-eun works as his maid in order to buy her house back. However, later, they enter into a contract marriage as Young-jae wanted to make his crush, Kang Hye-won (Han Eun-jung), jealous. Complications arise as Ji-eun and Young-jae become attracted to each other.


An optimistic and cheerful girl who lives in the "Full House", which she inherited from her parents. She is an aspiring writer. She ends up marrying Young-jae under a contract marriage in order to keep the "Full House", but later falls in love with him.
  • Rain as Lee Young-jae
A popular Korean actor. Though appearing to be egotistical and stubborn, he cares deeply for his friends. He possess secret unrequited feelings for his childhood friend, Hye-won but later falls in love with Ji-eun. He has a fragile relationship with his father, who is a doctor.
A close family friend of Young-jae, who knows him since childhood. Working as a fashion designer, she also designs most of Young-jae's clothes. With her wealth and looks, she is accustomed to attention from men, but has ever only loved Yoo Min-hyuk. She is selfish and manipulative, and attempts to hold on to Min-hyuk and Young-jae at the same time.
A play boy, he is smart and rich, but remains detached from people because of his busy lifestyle. He is also close friends with Young-jae, who confides in him his feelings for Han Ji-eun. Min-hyuk is a director of a large media company. He develops feelings for Han Ji-eun, and tries to get her to like him. Eventually, he sees that she can love no one else but Lee Young-jae.

Filming locations

The location of the titled house, Full House, is a house built specially for the series. It is located in the Gwangyeok-si area of Incheon, near Incheon International Airport, and is a ten-minute boat ride from Sammok Harbor. The house, made mostly of wood, cost approximately Template:USD to build. Nearby sightseeing locations include Jogak (sculpture) Park on Modo Island; a bridge connects these two islands.[1] The house remained a tourist attraction until it was torn down in April 2013 due to irreparable damage from a typhoon.

The first episode was shot in Shanghai near The Bund. In later episodes, some parts were filmed in Thailand.

Original soundtrack

  1. Full House (Inst.)
  2. 운명 [Fate] - WHY
  3. Forever (Inst.)
  4. I Think I - Byul
  5. 시 (Inst.)
  6. 친구란 말 [The End of Being Friends] - Noel
  7. 운명 [Fate] (Full Slow Inst.)
  8. Blue Hills (Inst.)
  9. 운명 [Fate] (Slow Ver.)
  10. I Think I Love You (Guitar Inst.)
  11. 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late) [Love Bloomed Late (Too Late)] - G-Soul
  12. Forever - WHY
  13. 운명 [Fate] (Semi Slow Inst.)
  14. Love at the Gate (Inst.)
  15. 고마워할게요 [I'm Thankful] - Byul
  16. 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late) [Love Bloomed Late (Too Late)] (Violin Inst.)
  17. Amazing Love (Inst.)
  18. Paradiso (Inst.)
  19. 운명 [Fate] (Inst.)
  20. 처음 그 자리에 [The First Time in the First Place] - Lee Boram
  21. 타이틀셔플 (허밍)
  22. 샤랄라 (허밍)


In this table, Template:Color represent the lowest ratings and Template:Color represent the highest ratings.

Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen
Nationwide Seoul
1 July 14, 2004 Template:Color (1st) Template:Color (1st)
2 July 15, 2004 28.5% (1st) 29.2% (1st)
3 July 21, 2004 31.4% (1st) 32.1% (1st)
4 July 22, 2004 34.1% (1st) 35.2% (1st)
5 July 28, 2004 36.8% (1st) 37.7% (1st)
6 July 29, 2004 38.9% (1st) 40.0% (1st)
7 August 4, 2004 39.6% (1st) 40.4% (1st)
8 August 5, 2004 39.9% (1st) 40.7% (1st)
9 August 11, 2004 40.2% (1st) 40.9% (1st)
10 August 12, 2004 40.5% (1st) 41.3% (1st)
11 August 18, 2004 41.0% (1st) 42.0% (1st)
12 August 19, 2004 41.6% (1st) 42.1% (1st)
13 August 25, 2004 41.4% (1st) 42.0% (1st)
14 August 26, 2004 41.5% (1st) 42.1% (1st)
15 September 1, 2004 41.4% (1st) Template:Color (1st)
16 September 2, 2004 Template:Color (1st)
Average Template:Color Template:Color

Musical theatre

A musical theatre production of Full House was staged at the Hongik Art Center beginning April 11, 2014. Yang Yo-seob and Leo (VIXX) alternate in the role of Lee Young-jae, while Jung Eun-ji and Joo alternate in the role of Han Ji-eun.[2][3][4] Also starring were UJi (Bestie), Kim San-ho, Seo Ha-joon, and Kwak Sun-young.[5]

Awards and nominations

2004 KBS Drama Awards[6]

Remakes and sequel

Year Title Country Actors Notes
2009 Full House Philippines Richard Gutierrez, Heart Evangelista First remake
Ngôi nhà hạnh phúc Vietnam Lương Mạnh Hải, Minh Hằng
2012 Full House Take 2 South Korea Hwang Jung-eum, No Min-woo, Park Ki-woong Sequel
2014 วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน Thailand Mike D. Angelo, Sushar Manaying
បំណុលផ្ទះជំពាក់ស្នេហ៏ Cambodia Heng Norakakada, Huy Chan Reachny, Seong Chandara
2015 İlişki Durumu: Karışık Turkey Berk Oktay, Seren Şirince
2016 浪漫满屋 China Eli Kim Released canceled.
2017 Yeh Raha Dil Pakistan Yumna Zaidi, Adnan Jaffar, Ali Akbar, Anam Gohar
2018 MY Fullhouse: Alamatnya Cinta Malaysia Hannah Delisha, Hisyam Hamid, Fahad Iman Malay language adaptation (premiered August 20, 2018, every Monday - Friday at 10:00) Astro Ria
2020 Midsummer Is Full of Love 仲夏满天心 China Yang Chaoyue, Timmy Xu


External links

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