With a name like Full House Take 2, one would think that there would be some connection between this drama and its predecessor, Full House. Surprisingly, the only thing Full House and Full House Take 2 have in common is a very loosely interpreted underlying premise and their names. Yup, that’s it but if you’re willing to overlook the fact that Full House Take 2 shouldn’t really be considered a sequel to Full House, you’ll probably find the story to be pretty enjoyable. Full House Take 2 tells the story of an orphaned hapkido instructor, Jang Man Ok (Hwang Jung Eum) who, despite being raised by her grandfather in a dojang, has a passion for fashion. While her grandfather is away, Man Ok decides to set up an online fashion store in the dojang but, through a series of fateful events, Man Ok finds herself out of one business and into another as the personal stylist of a popular idol duo, TAKE ONE.
Comprised of Lee Tae Ik (No Min Woo) and Won Kang Hwi (Park Ki Woong), TAKE ONE appears to be a duo that has everything, a massive and adoring fan base, a thriving career, tons of cash and an unbreakable friendship but in reality TAKE ONE is nothing more than two lonely and miserable members who can’t stand each other. Enter Man Ok, the lively hapkido fashionista who enters Full House (the name of TAKE ONE’s home) and slowly whips these two boys into shape. Naturally, both members of TAKE ONE have to fall for Man Ok but only one will win her heart.
In typical rom-com fashion, a lot of what happens in Full House Take 2 is predictable but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch. There are enough original elements in the story to keep things interesting and the fact that No Min Woo is ridiculously good-looking (despite his crazy hair) doesn’t hurt anything. Being a fan of cheesy romantic comedies, I really enjoyed watching Full House Take 2 which is why I’m recommending it for your next marathon. It’s sweet, it’s funny and fun to watch which is enough to make it a winner in my book. Enjoy!