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[Friday Flashback] Full house

chest: 2004

Type: Romance and Comedy

Abstract: Han Ji Yeon is an aspiring screenwriter who lives in the house that her deceased father designed and built. After being cheated out of her family’s home and left with nowhere to go, she strikes a deal with new owner, Lee Young-jae, a conceited actor who failed to propose to his longtime lover Kang Hye-won making a tabloid scandal front page. He makes Ji-eun a proposal: marry a fake. If she can be his fake wife long enough for the rumors to go away, and hopefully make Hye-won jealous, he’ll give her the house as alimony in their divorce. But what happens when playing at home becomes a reality and this mismatched couple starts developing feelings for each other?

Why you should (or shouldn’t) watch Full house:

Long before Song Hye-gyo rocked the romantic genre with her performance in Descendants of the sun and Rain was introduced to Western audiences (not a fan of K-dramas) as the archenemy of Stephen Colbert, the two actors – now veterans – starred in a mini-show called Full house. (No affiliation with the United States Full house Starring Bob Saget and John Stamos.)

And what exactly is the house full of? Trop – I mean, the love – but also many, many metaphors. It’s the kind of metaphor that drew many pennies to Korean dramas in the first place. Sageuk arranged weddings aside, we don’t see a lot of contract marriages in the drama and these days because it’s outdated, the public no longer needs the excuse of a fake marriage to dilute the scandalous idea of ​​an adult man and woman cohabiting. Although it’s a metaphor, I’m happy to see it fade with time – because it represents a change – I can still appreciate how it sets the stage for the interesting character dynamics, and Full house also full – He has! – A cheerful character.

Let’s start with our OTP. Han Ji-eun is brave, forever optimistic and hardworking, but instead of working a series of odd jobs, like any other Kandy, she actively pursues her dream of becoming a scriptwriter. There is a fun little layer in her characterization because her writing ability also makes her a creative liar, and while we never get to read and appreciate anything she’s written, we get a taste of her writing style through the fictional stories she weaves out of difficult situations.

On the other hand, our leading man was a successful actor at the height of his career – albeit with a few scandals. His wardrobe may be over the top and colorful, making it look like he stumbled out of a three-year-old coloring book, but he’s totally bragging. In essence, he is just a little kid who still secretly loves his childhood friend. He is arrogant and petite, but as the series progresses he becomes noticeably mature.

When our personalities meet, it’s not love at first, second, or even third sight for these two people. Both characters are stubborn, but that’s about the one thing they have in common, which makes it super fun when they’re forced to cohabit for the duration of their fake marriage. However, their compulsive proximity also fosters an environment that allows their relationship to develop slowly and naturally, in which annoyance turns into indulgence, tolerance into fondness, and fondness into true love. It’s a love-hate story at its best, but we can’t appreciate their romance without acknowledging the characters that got them into their funky situation in the first place.

Whether you love to hate them or just hate them – because there is no love for them – this show is filled with characters that make you want to turn the tables and throw things at the TV. Admittedly, having a bunch of unwelcome characters isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s something appealing about a Korean drama where the initial struggles drift closer to real life and involve personal relationships.

While most of us have never been cheated on by our close friends before, many of us have met “friends” who used us for their own personal gain or suffered in love simply because they only wanted us when we became unattainable. Having said that, I will not look forward to it Full house As a guide for how to deal with toxic people. The show leans heavily toward tolerance – I’m in favor of burning bridges with people selling your house from under you – so if you want to see annoyingly annoying people only getting their sweets, you’ll be very disappointed.

However, it begs the question: Does Full house old man well? Truthfully, your mileage will vary with this classic drama. Oh really is being A lot of metaphors have been compiled into outdated cinematography, and that alone can be uncertain, especially if you’ve been discovering Korean dramas lately and are used to the higher quality graphics and more subtle romance. On the other hand, there’s still something endearing about the modern-day simplicity of this fairy tale, so if you like to sit back and embrace the absurd alongside romance, this Friday flashback might be the drama for you.

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