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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19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Jun 17, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Kyaaaaaaaaaaaa this drama is just WOW big times!!!!!!Every scene was better than the previous one! The only question that I was asking myself during this drama was: "Why I haven't watched this drama before?"

Why you MUST watch this drama!
- A beautiful pure love story between a gumiho Choi Kang Chi and Dam Yeo Wool
- intense with a lot of action!
- it makes you laugh
- and what I read more always LOVE about a quality drama is that it gives you all EMOTIONS

The beginning was soooo DAEBAK! A love story between Choi Kang Chi's father and mother was something that it made me keep watching it! l And then (after the first 2 episodes) my addiction started! EVERY SCENE IS UNPREDICTABLE AND FULL OF TWISTS!!!!!
The ending of this drama is EPIC! I can't get over it and keep replaying that scene over and over! :D

Music: This drama has one of the best OSTs of all time! From the thrilling to the romantic ones! I seriously loved every ost in here!

Suzy is a good actress,I like her, but yet her crying face seems a little fake. She pulled this off pretty good ;)
OMG! Lee Seung Gi was a major reason why I started this drama. I'm a big fan of him and in this drama he was AMAZING! OMG, while he was crying I was crying along with him :'(
The other ones are pretty good too :D

Too add one more reason why I liked this drama is that there are true quotes about life, love, friendship...
I just LOVE this kind of drama and I soooo thank writers! It's very unique and epic!
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9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Mar 15, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The reason I began watching Gu Family Book was honestly because of Lee Seung Gi , but as the drama progressed I fell in love with the storyline . I got "the feels" in every single episode. I couldn't wait till the next episode aired, I would wait for what seemed like forever, it seemed like a new episode would never come again, it kept me wanting more! Just when I thought read more I knew what would happen BAM!!right in the face! It would blow my mind how many times it was able to surprise me . As for the romance of the drama, it .... I .....ugh....there's no way to put it into words that would describe it as magically as it is. I feel this pain in my stomach as I'm writing this review. The "feels " it gives me while just thinking about the drama can only be understood once you watch the drama from beginning to end. As for the reason why I rated the rewatch value so poorly was because I cannot afford to break my heart twice from such a perfect love story.. I cannot afford to shed anymore tears . Once I watched this drama I told myself that I would never watch anymore dramas again, because my heart hurt so much. I couldn't believe how much it HURT me . But I LOVE IT. My favorite drama .
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I found the two series relatively similar, the men are strong fighters, you cry your eyes out watching random scenes (either because you cringe for the bad acting or fangirl over touching that man's perfect body), as always the main girl is annoying, stubborn as a mule and won't take no for an answer. The perfect nosy woman that people like for no apparent reason.

The difference between the two of them is the fact that Suzy can't act and Jang Geun Suk is cutter than Lee Seung Gi.

Conclusion?! Just watch Hong Gil Dong it's actually much much better..
Recommended by claudya87
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 :)
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    Doremeduck 2 days ago

    Gu Family Book 2 anybody? How could they end it like that!! I need another season! Ugh!

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    catch_me 7 days ago

    First two episodes are great
    But when the story became about there son not that great

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    phyra 11 days ago

    kkkkk just finished this, too late xD

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    theking159 13 days ago
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    mejustcassie 20 days ago

    The ending was like a new beginning of you who came from the stars XD XD

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    IndyYulia Jan 30, 2015
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    Jenny Jan 10, 2015

    I am watching it right now, but the acting skills of Kang Chi's mother was so bad. She couldn't even cry properly. That was the worst character and the worst actress I have ever seen. Story itself captured me in. Suzy got better at acting. Overall, I loved it.

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    Aesha Dec 31, 2014

    Daebak! Seung gi x Suzy ♡ worth a try.

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    girisha Dec 31, 2014

    loved it. everything is good in this drama. action was great, must watch drama.

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    heartbreaker17 Dec 27, 2014

    Awful ending.

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    anusathiya Dec 27, 2014

    mind blowing show.....absolutely loved it :)

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    ellelement Dec 22, 2014
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    KalkaBike Dec 20, 2014

    Wow I cried so much during the first two episodes

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    Shelly Dec 20, 2014

    Do u get it chingus?!! It's da feelzzzzzzzzzz!! Gotta rewatch this sometime.


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    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 6,097 users)
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