With Rain’s comeback well underway, I thought it only fitting to celebrate by marathoning Rain’s 2004 rom-com hit, Full House; which is why I’ve decided to feature it as this week’s Friday Night Drama.
Based on Woon Soo Yoon’s manhwa of the same name, Full House is the story of a naieve scriptwriter, Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Gyo) who finds herself without a home when her two best friends convince her she’s won a trip to China and then sell her house out from under her, while she’s gone. While abroad, Ji Eun meets Lee Young Jae (Rain), a big-time Korean actor who through a series of unexpected events, ends up helping Ji Eun get back to Korea after learning she’s been duped by her friends and left stranded in China. Things only get worse when Ji Eun finds out what her friends have done and in a twist of fate that can only be described as classic K-Drama, Ji Eun finds that Young Jae is now the owner of her home. Desperate to get her house back, Ji Eun agrees to become the live-in maid but in true K-drama style, a sudden twist of fate forces Ji Eun and Young Jae into the one place they never thought they’d be… Married.
As in any good K-drama, every relationship that begins with a contract ends in true love and Full House is no exception. While the plot itself could only be believable in Drama Land, the story, over all, is good. For me, the “fake it ’til you make it” plot will never get old (which is why I can’t seem to pull myself away from The Prime Minister and I at the moment). I love the progression in these relationships from barely tolerating each other to madly in love and I’m always willing to put up with whatever ridiculous scenarios the OTP have to endure to get there.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted bit of K-drama fun, you can’t go wrong with a classic like Full House. It’s funny, cute and sweetly unbelievable which makes it an all-around treat to watch. Though what’s even better than the story itself is the fact that marathoning Full House gives you the perfect excuse to curl up on the couch and fangirl over Rain for sixteen hours straight. *Woot!* Happy Marathoning!