Full House (Hangul: 풀하우스; RR: Pul-hauseu) is a 2004 South Korean television drama series starring Rain, Song Hye-kyo, Han Eun-jeong and Kim Sung-soo. It based on Korean manhwa series Full House by Woon Soo-yoon. It premiered on Korean Broadcasting System (KBS2) on 14 July 2004 and ended its’ run of 16 episodes on 4 September 2004.
Han Ji-eun, an aspiring script writer, lives in a house called “Full House” built by her late father. One day, her two best friends trick her into believing 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. 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 agreed to live with each other. At first, Ji-eun works as his maid in order to buy her house back, but because of Young-jae’s wish to make the love of his life and Kang Hye-won 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.
- 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 only friends before she meets Young-jae are Yang Hee-jin and Shin Dong-wook. She accepts a “free trip” to China, Shanghai, during which Yang He-jin and Shin Dong-wook sell her house. On the airplane, she sits next to and meets Young-jae. The meeting does not go well and ends up with her throwing up on him. Upon her arrival at the hotel, she meets Min-Hyuk and he helps her attain a room. During her stay, she realizes that she has no money and no way of going home and goes to see Young-jae and tricks him into lending her money. When she arrives home, she finds out that her house has been sold to Young-jae. They end up deciding to get married and making a marriage contract. Once they divorce, Ji-eun would receive Full House. During the marriage, she ends up becoming a maid and cook to Young-jae. Along the way she starts to develop feelings for him. She ends up getting hurt many times by Young-jae because he believes he is in love with Hye-won. He ends up leaving and spending time with Hye-won and leaving Ji-eun waiting and hurt. She ends up getting hired by Min-Hyuk as a writer and spends time with him. After some time, Young-jae ends up “seeing” Hye-won and Ji-eun ends up “seeing” Min-Hyuk. She divorces Young-jae and ends up dating Min-Hyuk. Near the end, Min-Hyuk ends up proposing to Ji-eun but she says that she has not been divorced long and he tells her to think about it. The next episode, Young-jae proposes to her and she says she will think about it. In the end, she ends up accepting the proposal to Young-jae and ends up getting married to him once again, this time for real.
- 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 falls in love with 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. He starts to realize his feelings for Ji-eun when she starts to date Min-Hyuk. He is seeing Hye-won at the time and is extremely jealous of Min-Hyuk and Ji-eun. After talking with Hye-won he realizes that he is in love with Ji-eun and thus Hye-won and Young-jae end their relationship. He ends up proposing to Ji-eun and she says yes.
- Han Eun-jeong 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. She can be very selfish, saying that she loves Min-hyuk but she can not let go of Young-jae.
- Kim Sung-soo as Yoo Min-hyuk
- Min-hyuk is a ladies’ man. He is smart,rich, 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 Han Ji-eun. Min-hyuk is a director of a large media company. Like Hye-won, he is attractive and used to attention from women. He develops feelings for Han Ji-eun, and tries to get her to like him. Eventually, he sees that she love no one else but Lee Young-jae.
- 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 Yang Hee-jin – Ji-eun’s friend
- Kang Do-han as Shin Dong-wook – Ji-eun’s other friend and Hee Jin’s husband
- Im Ye Jin as Dae Pyo – Young-jae’s manager
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 the equivalent of one million USD to built. The beach front property looks out onto open waters. Nearby sightseeing locations include Jogak (sculpture) Park on Modo Island; a bridge connects these two islands.
- Full House (Instrumental)
- WHY – 운명 (Oon myung; Fate)
- Forever (Instrumental)
- Byul – I Think I Love You
- 시 (Instrumental)
- Noel – 친구란 말 (chingu ran mal)
- Why – 운명 (Full Slow Instrumental)
- Blue Hills (Instrumental)
- Why – 운명 (Slow Version) (Oon myung)
- I Think I Love You(Guitar Instrumental)
- G-soul – 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late) (neut geh pin sarang)
- WHY – Forever
- Why – 운명 (Semi Slow Instrumental)
- Love At The Gate (Instrumental)
- 늦게 핀 사랑 (Too Late) (Violin Instrumental)
- Amazing Love (Instrumental)
- Paradiso (Instrumental)
- Why – 운명 (Instrumental)
- Lee Boram– Geu Deh Ji Geum