Friday, August 29, 2008

Full House (2004)

Bi (Rain) as Lee Young Jae
Song Hye Gyo as Han Ji Eun
Han Eun Jung as Kang Hye Won
Kim Sung Soo as Yoo Min Hyuk
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
Do Han as Dong Wook
Lee Young Eun as Hee Jin
Im Ye Jin as Dae Pyo

Han Ji Eun is a naive writer who got swindled out of everything she owned including her house by her best friends. Stranded in China, She managed to borrow money from an actor Lee Young Jae to return to Korea. On her return, she found out that her house was bought by Lee Young Jae. In an attempt to get her possessions back, she entered in a contract marriage with Young Jae for one year. In spite of losing all, Ji Eun manages to be cheerful and takes things in strike and the business relationship between the two becomes personal as they start to rely and care for each other. Based on a popular manhwa of the same title.

Okay, it was time for me to post about my most favorite drama EVER! The drama that brought Bi (Rain) to my attention.

FULL HOUSE is probably the sweetest, adorable, cinderella-type drama ever. Take a poor girl, rich guy and add the most funniest comedic moments and there you go. Okay, yeah, it has those pesky Korean quadrangles but they are simple and not overly drawn out. AND this drama has a happy ending that leaves you satisfied and not sobbing or wishing for death. And lets say the couple match-up is perfect!

Yesterday, I spent the whole day rewatching this drama. Yeah, the whole day! I'd forgotten so much and am so glad that I did. I cried from episode 12-16. Bi (Rain) then is not the Rain now but yet maybe he is. He portrayed the role of Young-jae so perfectly. There isn't a single person who can't fall for this character or the charms of the innocent Young-jae. This is the Korean drama that is still to this day the most sought after and the most recommended.

I don't think there is a single person on this earth who couldn't/wouldn't be able to say this drama sucked.

The drama is flavored with different types of likeable characters that similarly push the story forward with their foolish actions. First, Ji-eun and Young-jae thoughtlessly enter into a contract marriage even though they obviously loathe each other. Meanwhile, sly-fox Hye-won desperately tries to sustain Young-jae’s companionship despite his marriage. Then, deciding to get involved because of the way Young-jae treats his wife, Min-hyuk knowingly risks their friendships and challenges Young-jae's love for Ji-eun. Finally, the top tier of this foolish cake is the surprisingly enjoyable friends of Ji-eun, Dong-wook and Hee-jin. These two continuously give the plot momentum with their hasty chatter and clever lies. All in all, the characters’ irrational personalities are balanced with decency and purpose.

With a little tolerance for excessiveness, viewers can walk away from Full House with hearts full of contentment.

My heart beats faster and finds itself in a love for those characters that make this show so great.

I will say this.....................I love Rain!!!

Bi (Rain)

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