Salamander Guru and the Gang

Salamander Guru and the Gang (2012)

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Genius hacker with social phobia Min Hyuk, whose father is a computer genius, played with a computer like a toy from when he was little. He grew up learning hacking skills through his dad who was terminally ill and ran an illegal gambling place for his family’s future. After his dad passed away, Min Hyuk was adopted abroad. He immersed himself in playing with computer and got social phobia. When he turns read more20, he returns to Korea and starts chasing the guy X who drove his dad to death. Following clues from his memories, he finds Salamander Guru’s fortune telling house and meets Sun Dal and Won Sam. To find Salamander Guru who knows the secrets of X, Min Hyuk has no choice but to help the fake gurus. With his brain and excellent hacking skills, Min Hyuk controls Sun Dal behind a mirror and finds codes his dad left by recalling his childhood memories one by one. Min Hyuk, who has been secretive with social phobia, gradually becomes more open while living with Sun Dal and Won Sam.--KoreanDramaOrg

  • Native title:

    도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단
  • Also Known as:

    Salamander Guru and The Shadow Operation Team; Dolongnyong Dosawa Geulimja Jojagdan; Salamander Guru; Salamander Guru And The Shadows;

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May 27, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 4.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
The story line of this drama/sitcom wasn't the best, I did want to know more about it but couldn't be bothered to watch all 10 episodes- the only reason I kept watching this is because I'm a fan of Choi Minho (I'm guessing 98% of the watchers are Shawols, just like me). The actors couldn't really do a good jobs with this drama, I've seen many of them in different movie/dramas and read more they were great- it's just that they couldn't do anything amazing with the badly written story line, non of the characters were realistic and that annoyed me. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend you wasting your time with this drama unless you are very, very, very (and I mean extremely) bored.
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    kura2ninja Jan 14, 2017

    This drama is ridiculous, and the key to enjoy it is to just embrace its ridiculousness. Oh Dal-soo and Im Won-hee are such a hoot!

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    fanixx Sep 16, 2016

    the kind of drama that my mom watches. she clicks with the comedic scenes.

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    Joo-Hyun Sep 10, 2016 - edited

    This is the first drama I dropped because I couldn't stand the acting. It was horrible

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      Monica Sep 15, 2016

      I understand completely. I could only stand it because of SHINee appearing in it.

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    tinuvip Dec 22, 2015

    fan of minho .. watch it othrwise ...

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    Jas9420 Jun 17, 2013

    Whoa. How come I came across this drama only now?!
    I have a question though. Is it like the Korean version of Bloody Monday(Which I absolutely adore by the way)? Although, the plot and all is really different, but...

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      Bera Jul 12, 2013

      It's supposed to be an original story I guess, but u can say it's one of these shows trying to advertise idols... I didn't enjoy this I was so bored with it that kept cating episodes .. how many years and I only reached half of the 5th episode XD

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    power2008 May 27, 2013

    where can i watch it.?

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    meganjoy12 May 11, 2013

    this was way better than I thought it would be, I started watching just for Minho and not only was his character super cute (and man did he look hot also) but the story was really funny and enjoyable

    Oh and in like episode 6 I think it was, when Minho gets drunk and wakes up the next morning wearing a couple's tee and has like 4 girlfriends come over by far the best part of the series =]

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      Rangadeviii May 15, 2013

      I also started it for Minho, and I was really surprise because it was so funny.
      Minho has some karma with serious roles who get crazy after some drops of alcohol, like Tae Joong in TTBY ^^

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    TimeIsBlood Feb 9, 2013

    Don't hate me for saying this... I didn't like it! I wanted to give it shot, because it was different.. And only to find out that Choi Minho was in it, this was of course a good surprise.. But the rest of it, didn't catch me!

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    Jose_Balle Dec 3, 2012

    Took a day to finish this, had to skip studying for finals and some other tests but it was all worth it!!

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    ELFfreak Oct 15, 2012

    I loved it. It is so diffrent from other dramas.
    Dal Su is more than amazing in this drama. Such a good actor!

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    batoul587 Aug 24, 2012

    So is the drama worth watching or....?

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      batoul587 Oct 18, 2012

      my friend said she watched it and found it to be hilarious! she gave it a 7 out of 10 though soo...

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      ashertwinker456 Oct 18, 2012

      Hmm, then let see ~~
      haha..i'm on in episode 2 today ~~~

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      batoul587 Oct 18, 2012

      tell me what you think about it after your done with it, because im still on the border line whether to watch it or not

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      ashertwinker456 Oct 18, 2012

      Oh sure ..sure ~~
      I thought you already watched this..but anyway ..okay i will share my opinion after i done this ~

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      yuurei Oct 19, 2012

      If you like a good comedy, I recommend it, honestly. I mean, I know I haven't finished yet but that is partially because I'm a little flaky (my currently watching list.. mostly things I've been "currently watching" for months hahah) But yeah. Lots of laughs, even if it's not an expertly done drama, it's still worth seeing.

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    MaeRi Aug 10, 2012

    I'm watching it now and so far is good. In the beginning I found it a little boring but it catches you . Most of the episodes are so hilarious. Minho ~ love ya

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    Sora Aug 7, 2012

    WHAT how have i never heard of this before!? minho!! i need to watch this

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    nyanyanyam Apr 21, 2012

    Can someone please tell me if it really ended? There will be more right? the story isnt even over D:

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    ELFfreak Apr 8, 2012

    One episode left, come on! Plz sub,.


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    South Korea
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    Jan 27, 2012 to Mar 30, 2012
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.


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    6.8 (scored by 865 users)
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