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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Jun 28, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
the 1st half of the show is practically perfect in every way. sometime around the half way mark it seemed as if the writers didnt know where they were going or what was important to the story they wanted to tell so the viewer is subjected to just about every half cocked idea that came out of the writers room. it gets slow, mostly because they have so much they are trying read more to include that it takes forever to sort through the various story arcs from episode to episode.

what saved it for me was the acting. most of the cast played thier parts really well. i found LSG (who failed to impress me in MGIAG) to be delightful. from top to bottom, excluding Suzy, i really enjoyed the acting (and a near insane need to know what happened b/w WR AND SH.) at the beginning i defended Suzy's performance, but once it got to a point where i was wathcing more for the actors and less for the story her less than stellar acting skills really began to drag the thing down.
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Jul 30, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is the most amazing drama ever!!!! Kang Chi's development is amazing!!!! Lee seung gi is an AMAZING actor and had great chemistry with Suzy (plays Yeo Wool). I literally love kang chi. If you want a drama with action, adventure, humor, romance, and twists then this is your drama

WARNING: the bad guy is really really really really really really really really creepy and the first two episodes r disturbing but important
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both have the same main lead (lee seung gi) and are about a gumiho wanting to become human. A big difference is that gu family book is a historical drama :)
Recommended by Miriam
This drama is about a Half human Half gumiho who wants to become human and its similar to this drama.

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    Luly 7 days ago

    Everything about this drama is amazing, such a masterpiece.

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    MrsHappyDreaming Aug 7, 2014
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    ahtaena Aug 1, 2014

    woww for the ost it was really beautiful and i cried every time the ost srart to play, and i actually enjoyed wol ryong and Seo Hwa`s story more than the main couple, i cried for them in every scene their story was told from the beginning ,really beautiful...

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    sweetmelissa Jul 26, 2014

    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 Jul 16, 2014

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

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      Ciovy28 Jul 26, 2014

      something to do with state gisaeng I guess

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    Saps Jul 8, 2014

    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 Jul 14, 2014

      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 Jul 14, 2014

      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 Jul 5, 2014

    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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      rowanmohamed Sep 12, 2014

      me too

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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 Jul 21, 2014

      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 5, 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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    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 5,419 users)
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