Five Enough

Five Enough (2016)

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After losing his wife five years ago, Lee Sang Ta is left with his two children. Since that time, he lives with his two kids and parents-in-law, who treat him like their own son. He works as a marketing team leader for a fashion brand and never expects to find someone who will make his heart beat again.
Ahn Mi Jeong works as an assistant manager at the same fashion company. 3 read moreyears ago, her husband had an affair with her friend and left her. She couldn't tell her 3 children the truth about their father and lied that he went to work in America. To this day, the children still believe that their father is in America. She has numbed herself from the struggles of raising her children alone while working.
As these two begin to find love again, a tempest is brewing as three sets of in-laws and five children learn to become one family.

  • Native title:

    아이가 다섯
  • Also Known as:

    Aiga Dasut; Five Children;

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Aug 21, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Five Enough is a heart-warming story a divorcee mother of three and a widowed father of two coming together and becoming one big, happy family. This is exactly what drew me to watch this drama even though I was unfamiliar with the cast.

50+ episode dramas can be extremely tricky. Sometimes they are so bad that you lose your faith in dramas and vow to never watch another 50 episodes drama again. read more But sometimes they are so brilliant, your faith is restored completely in one stroke. Thankfully, Five Children falls in the second category. The story was brilliant and there were no dull moments at all. The main leads had a wonderful story and all the characters surrounding them had their own great sub-plot. The female lead was badass and the male lead was the touch of kindness she needed in her life. They were perfect for each other!

Sang Min was definitely the highlight of the show and his romance with Yoon Tae was the cutest. Sang Min reminded a bit of Tae Joo from What Happens To My Family. He was so funny and both of them were so adorable.

Tae Min and Jin Joo started off as a little annoying (especially Jin Joo) but they became really adorable in the end. Jin Joo had the most character development, in my opinion. She started as a spoiled brat and became a responsible adult in the end. I think she won a lot of hearts. And their relationship was really interesting to watch in the last 10 episodes or so.

The rest of the cast was equally great! Sang Tae's In-laws were annoying and overbearing at times but they were also one of the most interesting characters in the show. They cared a lot and had their own (crazy) way to show it. Sang Tae's parents were complete opposite of the in-laws. They were sweet, caring and gentle people. The father was so supportive and wise; he was awesome! Sang Tae's brother was handsome but such a swindler in the beginning. His character got better halfway through and he didn't lose his funnyman act anywhere. Soon Young was a sweet presence in the show and a key character to bring more excitement.

Mi Jung's grandma was a force to be reckoned with. Loved that strong lady! Mi Jung's ex husband and his wife and mother-in-law were annoying at one hand but on the other hand, the wife seemed like such a harmless airhead, you just feel like "Whatever, let everyone be happy". Her mom seemed like an evil lady but you realize how human she is. Imagine if your daughter bringing a married man home and declaring she cannot live without him. She was prepared to be cursed and be strong for her daughter. I think I liked the mom more than the airhead wife.

All the children were a delight to watch! In fact, the whole time you feel excited about the kids moving in together (one day) and being one big squad of siblings. I had my moments where I liked all kids. But if I have to think about it, Woo Young was my favorite kid. He was so caring and protective of his mother and sisters. He helped out and looked out for his mom. He was too mature for his age. Loved that kid! Woo Ri was a brilliant actress. Woo Joo was adorable! Soo and Bin were immature at times but I grew fond of them too at some point.

The OST was awesome. I have it in my phone. It was bubbly and catchy and soothing all at once.

I can't imagine rewatching this right now because of it's length but it is highly rewatchable. I will probably get down to watching it again a few years down the lane.

Overall, it was wonderful and would highly recommend it even if you are wary of weekend family dramas. It doesn't have any makjang and it's low on excessive melodrama. It's a nice family drama, almost has a slight slice-of-life feel to it.
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Aug 24, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I really liked the story you will think 54 episodes are a lot but it really isn't i really liked if there were more episodes. There was a great love/family story i cried and smiled watching this i really recommend to watch this drama you will not be disappointed.

The cast was great i liked everyone especially the 2 older brothers from Lee Yun Tae and i loved her with read more Kim Sang min.

Really liked the Ost

Rewatch Value
I don't think i will rewatch everthing but i will definitely rewatch some cute scenes back

Really great family drama about having laws and a lot more.
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Both are family dramas with cute romances, light angst and heartwarming situations
Recommended by 3ngin33r
An excellent. award winning, long drama that doesn't seem like it's 50 episodes. It about family, of course and all the things the father has to do to make sure his adult children live well. This drama was entertaining and filled with good and bad times as the drama progresses. If you want to watch a good drama, then 'What Happens to My Family?' should definitely be on your drama list.
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    NeveStellar 16 days ago

    Saw Sung Hoon in different light after this drama.. Totally love his love story line with Hye Sun.. I'm expecting they will win the couple award for that year because they are so sweet together but unfortunately only Sung Hoon got the award. =( Nevertheless, the drama is awesome.. all side story lines are develop interestingly without over shine others.. Totally recommended family-drama!!!

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    zukuu 16 days ago

    I love family dramas and I watch a lot of dailies which are their staple, but this was just so brilliant all around. I have watched this 3 times since it's aired and I'm watching it AGAIN. I'm not sure why this has become my go-to, but I feel like it's become my palate cleanser between dramas now lol.

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    KatySarang_TGeyes 22 days ago

    the mother in laws are the most annoying pieces of crap on the planet. it is none of your business if he's dating mi jung. they are both in their 30s and 40s, and can make their own decisions, stop being so damn interfering.

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    Romyan 30 days ago

    warm family drama ~ I like it

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    Antonin Jul 17, 2017 - edited
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    jez Jul 9, 2017

    I loved this drama, rarely do I watch the longer episode dramas. However I was pleasantly surprised how addicting it was. Loved all the couples but have to say the main couple and sangmin/yuntae couple was cute. Yes, there were some parts where I really hated the inlaws and some of the characters, but it was overall a touching family drama. loved the telepathic communication going on ;P

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    Reyna-Roma May 7, 2017

    EVERYONE(Except 3 people, and even they start to grow on you) are so likeable in this drama and that is so odd to find in a family K-drama

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    KatySarang_TGeyes Apr 23, 2017
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    Liang-Ying Apr 10, 2017 - edited

    If not because I have to go to work, I'd finish this drama in like 4 days.

    Good chemistry between the main leads except for the Soon Young and Ho Tae couple. I think they don't look good together and their story's boring. The last 4 episodes have a rushed feeling, especially the last episode. It kinda lost its way by trying to give a speedy resolution to everything. At the pace this drama had been going, they should have added another episode to wrap up other side characters stories.

    I'm not quite happy with the ending, even though it was a happy ending. It was a good drama overall.

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    naccu Apr 5, 2017 - edited

    Another change of title for no reason!! xD
    It's almost classic! It stopped bothering me a while ago, now I just find it a bit funny haha

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    SapphireSane Apr 5, 2017

    I cant even express just how much this drama sucked me in. I literally never laughed,cried,and heckled so hard. This was a beautiful representation of fighting for who we love and making every choice count. <3

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    LouM Mar 30, 2017 - edited

    anyone saw the plothole at the beggining where the kid said his father cooked etc. but there is a maid on the house which cooks

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      SapphireSane Apr 5, 2017

      That was before they lived with the Grand Parents with the maid.

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      LouM Apr 5, 2017

      oh i see

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    kingsqueen Feb 24, 2017

    This is the first family drama I've watched that I didn't get bored or ff through or wish for it to be over already. This was so enjoyable! Sang Min and Yeon Tae stole the show for me. But I thought Mi Jung was awesome too - So Yoo Jin is so pretty. She had such a warm smile.

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    AmastrisDratwka Dec 30, 2016
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    Lili Dec 18, 2016 - edited

    I loved this drama, can someone recommend me a similar one? Loved Yun Tae and Sung Min S2

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      Lili Mar 27, 2017

      I haven't! It's with chang wook, right?

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      KamalHasan Apr 24, 2017

      the gentlemen of wolgeysu tailor shop is good too

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      mali Jun 22, 2017

      Besides What Happens to my Family.....I would recommend My Life's Golden Age. It's over plus 50 episodes and the father will be very familiar :) Actually its quite interesting because he plays the same kinda father role in both Five Enough and MLGA.....I even thought the drama should be called Father Knows Best!

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      Lili Jun 22, 2017

      Thanks! I'm surely going to have a look at it :)


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 20, 2016 to Aug 21, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 1,046 users)
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