Translated as Full House
(풀하우스), it is a 16-episode South Korean television series
broadcast by KBS between July and September 2004. During it's run, this drama also had the highest broadcast ratings worldwide per episode. Full House
also became one of the early shows in the expansion of South Korean culture known as the Korean Wave.
It is based on a manhwa
of the same title by the Korean author Won Sooyeon.
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 manages to borrow money from Korean actor Lee Young Jae to return to Korea. On her return, she finds out that her house was bought by Lee Young Jae. In an attempt to get her possessions back, she enters into a contract marriage with Young Jae for six months (expanded to three years during the course of the episodes). In spite of losing all her possessions, Ji Eun manages to be cheerful and takes things in stride and the business relationship between the two becomes personal as they start to rely and care for each other.
The series contains examples of: