Full House (2004)

Korean title: 풀하우스

Directed by:
Pyo Min-soo (표민수)

Song Hye-kyo (송혜교)
Rain (비)
Han Eun-jung (한은정)
Kim Sung-su (김성수)

What’s popping:

When you hear Full House, what comes to mind? Do you think of the Hollywood hit ABC television sitcom Full House which starred Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and the Olsen twins? Well, we are not talking about that show here, so get that out of your mind.

We are talking about the Korean KBS hit mini-series Full House which brought Hallyu stars Rain and Song Hye-kyo into the Asian spotlight. The popular Korean drama is based on a comic book series which was first published in 1993. The comic series was also a hit!

The plot:

This is the story about the messy and carefree Han Ji-eun (Song) – an Internet novelist who owns a beautiful house in Incheon, by the sea. Her parents passed away in a tragic car crash and left her alone. The house was designed and built by her late father, and every part of it holds a special place in Han’s heart.

Han crosses paths with the short tempered and stubborn movie star Lee Young-jae (Rain) when she goes on a trip. Their paths intertwine when Han’s so-called friends dupe her by selling off her house and stealing all her money behind her back. By a stroke of fate, Lee is now the new owner of “Full House”.


Full House: The house where Han & Lee’s relationship
blossomed, was built specially for the mini-series and
cost a whopping USD1 million!

There is certainly chemistry between the two leads. It is fun to watch them arguing and getting each other irritated. They develop a love-hate relationship. Han gradually falls for the foul tempered Lee, but Lee is haunted by his long-time school sweet heart and still pines for her. He often stares blankly into space and goes like “Hae-yon-na….Hae-yon-na” most of the time. Ha ha ha ha. Liz and I get very irritated when this happens…enough already we say!

Then in comes rich and handsome Yoo Min-yuk who becomes very smitten with Han’s innocent and carefree ways. It’s a love rombus between Han, Lee, Yoo and Gang Hae-yon I tell ya!


There’s definitely on-screen chemistry between the two leads.
So much so that they won the
2004 KBS Drama Award for Best Couple.
But i think there’s more chemistry when they are fighting than happy together.


Watch it:

It might still be showing on television in the Philippines or China, but if you don’t want to go all the way there to watch it…get the DVD.

Full House (Malaysia Version)
Full House Rain Key Necklace (Silver)

Other Full House news:
Full House on KBS World (Jan 2008)
Full House theme song in Bahasa Malaysia
Fans want Full House 2 (poll)
Full House Season 2 in the works

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