[Throwback Thursday] A Look Back at “Full House” + SoompiTV Premium Giveaway
Main Cast: Rain, Song Hye Kyo, Han Eun Jung, Kim Sung Soo
Airing Year: 2004 | Number of Episodes: 16
Based On: Full House by Woo Soo Yeon (Manhwa)
Spinoff: Full House Take 2
Official Soompi Thread
For this week’s edition of the Soompi Throwback Thursday, we expand out of the wonderful world of K-Pop to join our friends in KDramaland in celebration of the launch of our very own SoompiTV! There’s no show better to feature this week than “Full House,” which propelled main lead Rain into the limelight, and was dubbed by fans all over the world to be one of K-Drama’s greatest classics of all time.
Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo) is an aspiring script writer living in the house her father built and dubbed “Full House” despite its lack of occupants. Ji Eun finds herself stranded in China when her two best friends attempt to swindle her out of everything she owned. Desperate to return home, Ji Eun borrows money from famous actor Lee Young Jae (Rain), whom she is constantly at odds with. When she returned home, however, Ji Eun finds her possessions gone and the house sold. In an odd twist of fate, Young Jae and Ji Eun are forced to live together in the house in a contractual marriage, while love blossomed under the roofs.
To celebrate the launch of SoompiTV, Soompi is giving away TWO (2) 3-month premium subscriptions to fans in the United States and Canada, where you can catch the latest K-Drama selection with English subs! Feeling nostalgic after reading this post? Don’t worry! “Full House” is also available for instant streaming on SoompiTV!
Meanwhile, you can also watch our selection of K-Dramas for free, or sign up for a 60-day trial of our premium service which will give you ads-free, HD quality episodes of your favorite series.
To win one of them, all you have to do is follow the simple instructions below!
- Follow us on Twitter (@soompi)
- Tweet: “I want to win a @SoompiTV premium membership! #SoompiGiveaway http://bit.ly/1tIPDwa”
- Comment on this page with your favorite K-Drama of all time, along with your Twitter handle!
IMPORTANT: Please note that we will contact you through Twitter if you’re one of the lucky winners, so don’t forget to check your DMs (Twitter)! You will need to get back to us in the next 24 hours after our message!
This giveaway will run from Friday, October 10 to Monday, October 13. Good luck to all of the participants!
Don’t live in the U.S. or Canada? No worries, we’re working hard on bringing SoompiTV to your country, and ensure that you’ll get your K-Drama fix soon!
UPDATE: And the winners are…. (drumroll) @angskeet & @penguin8822! Congratulations!
Flip through the pages below to see a comprehensive list of highlights from the drama, and a then-and-now comparison of the cast members!
The Three Bears Song
Why – Destiny
Byul – I Think I
Then and Now
Today, ten years after the original airing of “Full House,” the four main leads – Rain, Song Hye Kyo, Han Eun Jung, Kim Sung Soo – have all expanded their acting careers. So where are they, and what are they doing now? Check out a before and after comparison below!
Song Hye Kyo, who plays Han Ji Eun, a demure yet cheerful writer who ends up being tied up in a contractual marriage with Rain’s character Lee Young Jae, has appeared in a variety of television and movie roles “Full House,” including 2013’s “When the Wind Blows,” pictured on the right.
BEFORE: Full House (2004) | AFTER: When the Wind Blows (2013)
Rain, who plays Lee Young Jae, an arrogant hotshot who grows increasingly tired of the public eye and celebrity life, has gone on to star in Hollywood productions, recently returned to the small screen for 2014’s “My Lovely Girl,” which also stars f(x)’s Krystal and Infinite’s L.
BEFORE: Full House (2004) | AFTER: My Lovely Girl (2014)
Han Eun Jung plays Kang Hye Won, Young Jae’s childhood friend and initial love interest. Han Eun Jung is currently appearing in fantasy-romance “Blade Man” with Lee Dong Wook and Shin Se Kyung.
BEFORE: Full House (2004) | AFTER: Blade Man (2014)
Kim Sung Soo is Yoo Min Hyuk, Young Jae’s best friend who eventually develops feelings for Ji Eun. After starring in “Full House,” Kim Sung Soo participated in various film and television projects, the most recent being 2014’s “Can We Love?”
BEFORE: Full House (2004) | AFTER: Can We Love? (2014)