Gu Family Book Episode 1

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Seo Hwa is accused of being the daughter of a traitor and is sent to the ginseng house with her brother and servant. Seo Hwa refuses to become a ginseng and is tied to a tree half dressed to be humiliated in front of everyone. At the same time, the gumiho protector of the woods seems to fall for her, and wants to help her. But Jo Kwan Woong (the villain, who killed her father) wants to bed Seo Hwa...what will happen to her ?

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rukiarach
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Aug 20, 2013
9.5/10
loving the beginning,i have watched several kdrama around the joseon, this one hit me hard. i felt so bad for Dam.. T_T
and ooooh the voice of the gumiho................................................ *-*
just hoping that it will get better.
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newNY
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Jun 26, 2013
10/10
I have never seen such a great first episode. I'm so happy that I waited for the drama to finish airing. Now I can watch it in one go :-D
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remostar19
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May 19, 2013
9.5/10
will at start what catch me the story of the girl and when she need it help will here you go a gumiho man on the tree thinking if he should help her or not ,then in the middle of the forest first contact .with a show off of the gumiho man powers ..loving it
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Cheer
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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May 3, 2013
8.5/10
Since it's very hard to find a male gumiho story, I think the idea of this drama is creative somehow.

I liked the first episode, it seemed quite decent, the tragedy of Seo Hwa's family was well-brought-up even though it's like any historical K-Drama where the story has to begin with death, tragedy and sadness but I am not hating it.

Overall, good start, I am invested in this.
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Kachiiing
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Apr 17, 2013
9/10
This first episode was really shocking. The cute "fantasy" moments were hard to swallow, when it was sandwiched between the hanging of Seo Hwa's brother and then Dam commiting suicide by hanging. These aren't light topics! But I was highly engrossed in the story, and totally forgot Lee Seung Gi is meant to be in this! I'm almost glad. Though I would prefer to follow the parent's story, their story is extremely read more dark and sorrowful. Any sweet moments will be overshadowed. At least with Lee Seung Gi, it will be a blank slate. I'm just sad, this drama isn't about the parents in happier circumstances! They were both amazing xxx (And hot!)
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Juniko
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Apr 14, 2013
7/10
It was a good episode...Only the characters introduced here are not the main characters the story is also secondary, or more like a prequel to the actual drama plot.

I just wish it's not going to take too long...we only have 24 episodes here.

Also, I like the celtic-like english sountrack, it's not something you hear too often in a K-drama and I find it quite fitting in the fantasy scenes.
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blackheart102125
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Apr 13, 2013
10/10
the 1st episode is like fantastic one. oh yeah i really like how they started the episode. specially the special effects. i can't wait to watch the next episode.. aja.. lets enjoy watching...
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SeRose
2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Apr 12, 2013
6.5/10
I'll be happy when we get through with the backstory - predictable, with stereotypical characters, excessive flashbacks, and overly breathy dramatics from the actress. I get that we need to set up the tragic prologue part, but so much tears and screaming and angst!

Having said that - Oooh, those mountains were gorgeous! Can I go and live there?
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littlemissfan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Apr 12, 2013
9/10
Episode 1 without the main characters are surprisingly amazing. It was too good that it didn't left you with other choice but to immediately watch the second episode.
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Glamorous
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Apr 11, 2013
10/10
This drama is amazing!! Though it's so sad, and it brought tears to my eyes :"( ! But i'm in love with it from the 1st episode T_T! i loved the two main cast in this episode. They look so cute together. i can't wait for more of this drama. i'm hooked up already *-*
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bluegrl95
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Apr 10, 2013
10/10
i really regret starting the drama.............
cuz now i have to wait argh
firstly wow i loved choi jinhyuk in the episode
it had a great start i was just........ wow.
i cant wait for next week i have a feeling this is gonna get good realllll good
i like that they started out with a love story, that rearly happens its was a pleasant change lol 10/10
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0000
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Apr 10, 2013
8/10
I loved the tambour dance by the head gisaeng. I really hate Seo Hwa's nobel pride and simple-minded caracter Seems like a beautiful story to be ended really quickly. Beautiful stills, sceneries and production. Waitting for more !
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StephStephieTeff
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Apr 9, 2013
10/10
Wow first episode and it has pulled me right in!
I wasn't expecting things like rape and all which happened, I don't know what I was expecting but nothing like that had crossed my mind.
Even though it started off with the background story it was a very great and beautiful one!
I'm a bit sad that this background story will come to an end because I really like it and dislike read more tragic things which I think is going to happen.. but there will be Choi Kang Chi and Dam Yeo Ul to look forward to in the next episode.
Does everyone else agree with me that Choi Jin Hyuk has gotten more handsome since Panda and Hedgehog?!
I didn't mind one bit that Lee Seung Ki was not in this episode, even though he is the main reason I got interested and began this drama.
I hope this drama keeps going strong and becomes the first saeguk I complete! xD I can't wait to watch more! :D It's really off to a fantastic start.
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Goliath1357
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Apr 9, 2013
9.5/10
The first episode reveals a bit of the mother's history, the meeting of the parents and the main villain. Although I liked this episode it was a bit sad. I'm assuming the latter episodes will be lighter and more comedic.
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tatyangel
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Apr 8, 2013
10/10
This has got to be one of the greatest first episodes I have watched in a long time. If this keeps going is going to be on my top five list this year. Plus the eye candy, you got beautiful cinematography and effects. If you are into fantasy saeguk drama, you'll be happy.
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haha63
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Apr 8, 2013
9.5/10
This drama seems very interesting. I actually love when dramas start off with a background story, that we can see what kind of environment they came from before the drama's initial start. I'm excited to see how Seo Hwa and Wol Ryung's fate plays out. This may sound fangirl-ish of me, but I really want Wol Ryung to stay alive.. Just because of that deep, sexy voice. I mean, wow. So far, read more the 2 leads have yet to arrive.. But I have high hopes for Lee Seung Gi. Not so much Suzy, because I've only seen her in Big and she never really impressed me with her acting skills, but I'm looking forward to her playing a completely different character than what it was in Big. I have a feeling these couple episodes will give off a melodrama feel, but I'm looking forward to episode 2 tomorrow!
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sophie0626
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Apr 8, 2013
10/10
So sweet! So sweet. I am so excited for their love story in the next episode. But so sad, they are going to be separated and killed. :'(
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Gu Family Book
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Alternative Titles

  • Native title:

    구가의서
  • Also Known as:

    Guga Uiseo; Gugaeuiseo; Ancient Medical Book; The Writings of Nine Houses ; Book of the House of Gu ; Guga Medical Book

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    24
  • Aired:

    Apr 8, 2013 to Jun 25, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 5,408 users)
  • Ranked:

    #92
  • Popularity:

    #11