'Take One' is currently the most popular pop duo of South Korea, having fans all around Asia. But its members couldn't be less different: Lee Tae Ik is spoiled, ill mannered and allergic to all kinds of fabric, immediately fainting when he gets in touch with the wrong textile. Won Gwang Hwi on the other hand is stylish, lively and friendly. The only character trait the two of them have in common, is being totally full of themselves, which leads to continuous clashes among the team.
Jang Man Ok lost her parents at the age of five and is now living with her grandfather, a famous Hapkido master, who educates and treats Man Ok like a boy. The young woman finally sees her chance to become a fashion designer when her grandfather goes on an overseas trip and leaves her at home to watch the Hapkido school.
But nothing goes as planned and Man Ok sees herself repeatedly confronted with the two idols, slowing learning about their past and their true motives of becoming a singer.
Take One is a very famous idol group, consisting of Lee Tae Ik and Won Gang Hwi. They are popular and seem like best friends. But behind the scenes they fight a lot and especially Tae Ik is a person that doesn't get along with anybody easily. He meets Jang Man Ok, the master of a Taekwondo studio and so her destiny entagles with Take One. She becomes their stylist and she gets dragged in the problems of the two boys more and more, even starts to live with them in "Full House"...
I didn't expect too much of the drama, because of comments about it everywhere, because of the first season of Full House and because of the easy storyline. I was right in expecting not too much, but I have to say thanks to that I did really enjoy it a lot!
Tae Ik is a nice character, that everybody already adored in other dramas. He reminded me a lot of Jang Geun Suk in You're Beautiful. As well as of Domiyouji in Hana Yori Dango etc. Arrogant, picky, full of himself. But instead of changing too much during the show, he was a steady character. I liked that a lot about him. The actor should maybe try and eat a bit more, but I still enjoyed looking at him a lot.
Jang Man Ok is the classical power girl, poor and strong, able to fight everything off and is probably the only girl in the whole world that can endure the harrassment of Lee Tae Ik. I actually liked the actress and her styling and especially how she was raised. She did will with all the problems she had to deal with and I never got annyed by her. I think I really like her.
Last but not least there was Gang Hwi. He is cute and at the same time annoying. He reminds me a lot of Nichkhun... I thought his character might be a bit unfinished, but in the end I didn't feel like there was something missing. He was a good guy and did a lot to the story. At least if you compare him to Se Ryeong. I don't know why she was there, what she did and why she had to annoy me so much. The bad guy in the story obviously was LJ, so why was there that random girl without character going around and annoying me and Man Ok? She didn't fit and it was the only thing I really really disliked about the drama. She felt displaced. I think I would even dare to say they only added her because they wanted to keep the balance of 2 male leads, 2 female leads... But that's useless. Don't go back to that klisché, please. It was unfit for the drama.
And finally another good point: I really was asking myself why this drama was named Full House. Of course because it's seemingly the second season of Full House, but where was that full house? Only because that stupid building hast that name? NO! It's better! I love how they described it in the end.
So, for me, it's 4*. I can't say I completely love it, but I really enjoyed it. It was fun and nice to watch. Nothing heavy again, since I enjoy those kind of dramas in stressful times, but still enjoyable. Lot's of fluffy romance and a story that fed my fangril needs.