Gu Family Book

Gu Family Book (2013)

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Choi Kang Chi's, who is a gumiho (fox with nine tails), human mother fell in love with Gu Wal Ryung, the guardian god of the Jiri Mountains. Chased by their enemies, Seo Hwa sends Kang Chi in a basket down the river so that he will not be captured. The Choi family finds baby Kang Chi floating in the river and raise him. Kang Chi discovers his true identity by chance one read moreday, and he becomes determined to become a real human.

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  • Also Known as:

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

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Sep 10, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is the first drama that got me rolling from ep.1. because some dramas start slow. this one did not. it was good from the start. until ep. 23. im not saying the ending is bad. but if im going to score the whole series. the 24 is the lowest. every thing was great and fine.

acting was good. everyone is great. from main to supporting. you'll really hate the villains.

music read more was fair. unlike other dramas it sets the mood. and it suits the scene right. theme song wasn't that catchy.

i suggest and will recommend this series.
although the ending gave me a little hope that there is a possibility of a sequel. then i will watch it and will hope they clean up the mess of the ending. (im not saying he ending is bad but it could have been better.)
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Jun 26, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Okay I know some people liked this drama, and some people didn't. But personally I did :) So here's my opinion.
I think the story is good, and the characters extremely well depicted. You could relate to the characters, and at the same time they were also very humane (the good ones, of course. Cuz the bad guy is really really bad. you can't like him it's impossible.)
I also loved it read more because I love Lee Seung Gi and I think he acted well. I know some people think Suzy doesn't act well but I think she did a good job here, and all the cast was great in my opinion.
I also loved the Ost, I have all the songs on my ipod and play them over and over again. The songs as well as the instrumentals are absolutely beautiful. It's worth watching only for the amazing ost!
Okay there may be one little bad point, which would be that you have to be patient because the story is very slow in some episodes, but apart from that I recommend it for Seung Gi fans, and historical dramas fans, as well as curious people :)
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IT ENDS THE SAME EXACT WAY FOR SOME CRAZY REASON. Except Gu Family Book doesn't have a sequel, neither does Rooftop Prince, BUT GFB NEEDS A SEQUEL. It kills me even now..
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Because I feel like You Who Came from the Stars is the sequel to Gu Family Book I will never get to see...
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    sweetmelissa 5 days ago

    Suzy may not be the greatest actress out there, but she had amazing chemistry with LSG. Really loved this cute couple and the story. The OST was pretty good too. I only didn't like the ending. It made me go WTF lol. But still a fast-paced, nice drama with lots of action & loveable characters & touching love stories in it :-)

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    flying-pig-rabbit 15 days ago

    what did they tattoo on the girls back in ep 1?

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      Ciovy28 6 days ago

      something to do with state gisaeng I guess

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    Saps 23 days ago

    Is the ending good? I was thinking of watching this but I read these comments and I'm not sure if it makes you feel satisfied. I watched Marry Him If You Dare and that ending left me depressed lol.

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      MaRinaLuli 17 days ago

      it depends on you, some people loved it and some people hated it, I was from the ones who loved it, it is a really great drama <3 <3

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      Saps 17 days ago

      I watched it and I really liked the ending (:
      I always read the negative comments and that prevents me from watching a lot of dramas but I should watch them (x Thanks :D

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    Ciovy28 27 days ago

    I really really really really wish that the other title of Gu Family Book in wikipedia does mean something....

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    sissy Jun 24, 2014

    I wish they would make a second season

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    kimnana_ Jun 22, 2014

    I like Gu Wol Ryung's story and his wife more than their child's story!
    Also, I didn't like Suzy here oo"

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      Drama_Lover Jul 1, 2014

      Same! Wol Ryung and Seo Hwa had better chemistry together and the child's story was basically kind of a little repeat... in a way I guess. xD I don't know I kinda felt like it was a little repeat. Haha.

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    Steelheart Jun 13, 2014

    Such a bittersweet ending! The person under the peach tree on a crescent moon!

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    LostinSubtitles Jun 8, 2014

    Am I the only one that stopped watching after Seo Hwa's and Wal Ryung's story ended?

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      MyOwnJudgement 10 days ago

      I didn't, but I really wish I did... The rest of the story is just so average and predictable... And I really dislike Suzy and Seung Gi's acting in this... Though I really liked Seung Gi in most of his other dramas... aigoo...

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    katrina21 Jun 4, 2014

    finished the show and that was a BIG cliffhanger at the end. why would they end it like that this is like the 7th drama i seen that has such a cliffhanger. and the title Gu Family Book it misleading. the only time they mentioned bout the book was the first 2-3 episodes and maybe 2 episodes after that. and i forgot they was searching for the book cause the whole show was focus on who is kang chi?? is he even human?? so overall it was ok drama

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    SailorMoonRocks Jun 1, 2014

    I just finished it, the ending was pretty expected for me, I could see that they would do that but then the extra after the credits was where I felt that the directors needed to stop. It was going too far in my opinion.. It's great to know those two are here now, but it should have come before the reunion scene.. Overall, I liked the beginning of the series because it was very exciting and unexpected things happened of the characters, then Lee Seung Gi takes over as the main character and its great for awhile! But then, it really seems to drag on... Don't get me wrong, I loved the drama but did it really have to drag to 24 episodes? There were SO many chances and openings that they didn't take to get Jo Gwan Woong played by Lee Sung Jae (Main antagonist in the story)... I do like this drama and although the chances of a sequel are slim, I still hope for more. =)

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    Claudia May 14, 2014

    I think that I'm the only one that didn't like the couple Kang Chi and Yeo-Wool even loving the drama kkkkkk.

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    AnaK24 Apr 30, 2014

    Finalmente terminei. Poderia ter sido muito antes, mas os estudos não deixaram. Enfim, é um drama lindo que fala de amor, amizade e lealdade. Tudo isso envolvido pelo toque místico dessas criaturas divinas que observam os humanos e se apaixonam por eles. Gostei da maneira como é contada a história, o diálogo simples, gestos exagerados, os figurinos, como se assistisse uma hq, ficou no caminho entre quadrinhos e drama. Alguem mais teve essa impressao? De resto, preciso dizer o quanto amei o personagem do Almirante e do Wal Pae, o amigo bêbado mais legal que já vi XD E última coisa, trilha sonora super viciante. Perdi as contas de quantas vezes coloquei pra tocar Best Wishes to you.

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      Claudia May 14, 2014

      Eu demorei para assistir, mas adorei o dorama. Só não gostei da Suzy kkkkkkkk

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      AnaK24 May 14, 2014

      Kkkk Eu entendo, ela não é a melhor atriz mas fez seu papel direitinho. Eu gostei bastante da trilha sonora e dos personagens que citei acima. Enfim, é um drama diferente diferente de tudo que já assisti. Só por isso já posso dizer que entra pra lista dos favoritos ^^

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      Claudia May 14, 2014

      Também está na minha lista de favoritos, mas se não tivesse a Suzy poderia estar numa posição melhor kkkk Esse drama tem um ar de live action e isso também contribui no "ser diferente".

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    Tata Apr 27, 2014

    Realmente, que drama lindo, que roteiro perfeito, amei tudo, esse final realmente que me matou, tem uma season 2 esta odiaria menos essa ideia de fim..?
    Amei muito, ost, cast, história..ja esta no coração!!

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    LoveAsianWorld Apr 19, 2014

    I just finished it, and the ending somehow indicates that there is going to be a season 2, is that true? O.O

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      slowdad Apr 21, 2014

      I don't think there is going to be a second season, just because the story/plot would be the same and the only thing that did change was the setting. My point being is that it would be just another repeat but with an modern touch. And if they do decide to make a season two I hope it has a better ending.

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      LoveAsianWorld Apr 21, 2014

      Yea!! :D

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      LoveAsianWorld Apr 21, 2014

      Hmm, somehow right, but I think they will find a way to do sth different if there is a season 2! ^-^

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      Suzy Celi Jun 25, 2014

      Actually the writer wrote this drama intending on a season 2 . But unfortunately I don't think it will happen.

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      kit1186 23 days ago

      You don't there could be a season 2 but since this is a korean drama it will have an entirely new cast like Dream High 2 and IRIS II

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    pinkita1 Apr 16, 2014

    loved the drama sound track was awsum dont know why the reviews were so low really loved it myself


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

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 5,032 users)
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