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 day, and he becomes determined to become a real human.

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  • 17 days ago 24 of 24 episodes seen
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  7
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  6
    This drama should have not been called: Gu Family Book, because it was less about the book and instead more about the Gumiho family, and half the time we forget about the book, anyway.

    This was my first historical drama that I have finished up to date and it really encouraged me to finish the other historical dramas I have started.

    I really started watching this because, I love Gumihos and Lee Seung gi, but, for me who really stole the whole show was Choi Jin Hyuk and the ladies who played the younger and older roles of his wife. I wanted the whole drama in the end to be about them rather than the main characters.

    If you watch this drama for the acting you
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  • 22 days ago 24 of 24 episodes seen
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  7
    I had already seen My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and so I thought it was interesting that Lee Seung Gi was in another drama about a gumiho. So this was one of the reasons I watched it.

    Let me just say that Gu Family Book is AMAZING! The story was interesting and had me instantly hooked and the OST is beautiful. The romance was adorable and made me happy.

    I understand that people didn't really like it, but to each his own. I personally loved it and I definitely will want to see it again.
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  • Both shows star Lee Seung Gi and both are about a Gumiho
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  • if you like korean history dramas, and people with special powers, lee min ho, captivating story line, and just plain old good shows. its very similar to this show, except the story line is different. so basically if you like gu family book, you will like faith
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  • pinkita1 2 days ago
    loved the drama sound track was awsum dont know why the reviews were so low really loved it myself
  • De1vSkm2 28 days ago
    Oh My God… Choi Jin Hyuk makes one amazing demon/gumiho! SO HANDSOME!!! Lee Seung Gi can't even compare to him!
    3 ❤
  • titi_odus Mar 16, 2014
    I just keep face-palming myself whenever I see Sung Joon's mane of shame.
    1 ❤
  • Danya Mar 15, 2014
    I really miss this drama :( i hope they will make a second season
    2 ❤
  • AnaK24 Mar 5, 2014
    I love the soundtrack. The theme song of the main couple is very touching. The singer sounds like an angel <3 I also like the plot, keeps me entertained.
    1 ❤
  • onewbaby Feb 28, 2014
    wol ryung...hottt. why couldn't they show more of someone like him :( i can't really stand suzy
    4 ❤
  • Drama_Lover Feb 27, 2014
    OMG I couldn't stop watching this drama because of the hot Gumiho, Choi Jin Hyuk!!! I love the first two episodes better out of the rest of this drama. xD
    2 ❤
  • pushpakala Feb 18, 2014
    just a wonderful drama... <3 what a script!!! once i started watching i cudn't stop it... everyone were fabulous especially seung gi oppa and suzy :) :P i really loved this drama <3
    2 ❤
  • Es01 Feb 11, 2014
    Am sorry guys am not commenting,am just wishing you a happy new year(2014 a year of Greatness and crossing the bridge)Hope sumthing new will come up in korea this year especially the new season of gu family book
  • faroohaa Feb 9, 2014
    should i watch this??
    i really hated suzy's acting in dream high
    should i watch it and ignore her bad acting??
    2 ❤
    • terrorizingkids Feb 10, 2014
      don't watch it, just not because of suzy, but the story line is just... horrible. the special effects made me cry.
      1 ❤
    • Es01 Feb 11, 2014
      watch it,the story line is good,u gonna love it.at least watch it 2 admire God's creation.
      5 ❤
  • omnichelle Jan 24, 2014
    This drama is about to bring me out of my one year and three month review writing hiatus. I LOVE this drama!!! This drama and Good Doctor have reminded me why I love Korean dramas!
    1 ❤
  • EvesSecret Jan 19, 2014
    Loved the show! Who is the author of gu family book? Will there be a season 2? I really want to see more!!!!!!!!
    6 ❤
  • InfiniTy_00 Jan 14, 2014
    I think the ending was great how he saw Yeo Wool in the future, and though people say the ending was bad, it really wasn't, i think the drama was fully complete when Kang Chi saw Yeo Wool
    6 ❤
  • abracadabra Jan 1, 2014
    nice drama, good story (gu wol ryung story in particular), although the main actress was not skilled enough for her character - martial arts teacher,hmmm (she can barely run and her moves are so unconvincing, but she's cute)... fortunately, rest of the cast was very good, especially the antagonist and of course LSG...
    3 ❤
  • StephStephieTeff Dec 11, 2013
    I miss this.... It's already been half a year :(
    I do hope the second one comes true.
    10 ❤


Gu Family Book

Gu Family Book


  • Main Title: Gu Family Book
  • 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

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: April 8, 2013 to June 25, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • # of Episodes 24
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance


  • Score: 8.48 (scored by 4,391 users)
  • Ranked: #54
  • Popularity: #9
  • Members: 7,946
  • Favorites: 0
4.2 stars - based on 4,391 votes

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