Full House (South Korean TV series)

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Not to be confused with Ful Haus.
Full House
Promotional poster for Full House
Genre Romance
Based on Full House
by Won Soo-yeon
Written by Min Hyo-jung
Directed by Pyo Min-soo
Starring Song Hye-kyo
Han Eun-jung
Kim Sung-soo
Composer(s) Lee Kyung-sup
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Location(s) Incheon, Shanghai, Thailand
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 (KST)
Production company(s) Kim Jong-hak Productions
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Original release 14 July (2004-07-14) – 4 September 2004 (2004-09-04)
Preceded by April Kiss
Followed by Second Proposal
Related shows Full House Take 2
External links

Full House (Hangul풀하우스; RRPul-hauseu) 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 from July 14 to September 4, 2004 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 for 16 episodes.


Ji-Eun, 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 she has won a free vacation. While she is away, they sell her house. On the plane, she meets a famous actor named 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, 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.


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 spend more and more time with Hye-won, constantly 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. Eventually she divorces Young-jae and dates Min-hyuk for real. 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 as well and she says she also tells him that she will think about it. In the end, she accepts the proposal from Young-jae and gets 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 begins 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.
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.
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 get 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
  • Sunwoo Eun-sook as Mrs. 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

Filming locations[edit]

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 US$1 million to build. 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.[1]

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


  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)


Episode Nationwide Seoul
1 25.4% (1st) 25.9% (1st)
2 28.5% (1st) 29.2% (1st)
3 31.4% (1st) 32.1% (1st)
4 34.1% (1st) 35.2% (1st)
5 36.8% (1st) 37.7% (1st)
6 38.9% (1st) 40.0% (1st)
7 39.6% (1st) 40.4% (1st)
8 39.9% (1st) 40.7% (1st)
9 40.2% (1st) 40.9% (1st)
10 40.5% (1st) 41.3% (1st)
11 41.0% (1st) 42.0% (1st)
12 41.6% (1st) 42.1% (1st)
13 41.4% (1st) 42.0% (1st)
14 41.5% (1st) 42.1% (1st)
15 41.4% (1st) 42.2% (1st)
16 42.0% (1st) 42.2% (1st)


2004 KBS Drama Awards[2]

International broadcast[edit]

The series aired in China, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam (HTV9 & HN1), Philippines, Australia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Algeria.[3]

It aired in the Philippines on the GMA Network, during which it received a peak viewership rating of 42.3% , making it one of the highest rating Koreanovela in the country.

Remakes and sequel[edit]

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
Full House Cambodia Heng Norakakada, Huy Chan Reachny
2015 İlişki Durumu: Karışık Turkey Berk Oktay, Seren Şirince
2016 浪漫满屋 China Eli Kim

Musical theatre[edit]

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.[4][5][6] Also starring were UJi (Bestie), Kim San-ho, Seo Ha-joon, and Kwak Sun-young.[7]


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