Gu Family Book Episode 1 Summary edit

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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  • 9.5"Very Good"
    Great start
    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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  • 10"Outstanding"
    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
    Do you agree? 0 0
  • 9.5"Very Good"
    for sure got me
    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 theread more
    Do you agree? 1 0
  • 8.5"Very Good"
    Seems interesting
    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 beginread more
    Do you agree? 3 0
  • 9.0"Very Good"
    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 Giread more
    Do you agree? 4 0
  • 7.0"Good"
    Could be called FOREWORD
    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 englishread more
    Do you agree? 1 1
  • 10"Outstanding"
    so adorable
    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...
    Do you agree? 3 0
  • 6.5"Fair"
    Predictable Prologue
    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, thoseread more
    Do you agree? 2 7
  • 9.0"Very Good"
    Episode 1
    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.
    Do you agree? 1 0
  • 10"Outstanding"
    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 more
    Do you agree? 2 1
  • 10"Outstanding"
    wow !
    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 likeread more
    Do you agree? 2 0
  • 8.0"Very Good"
    The dance
    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 !
    Do you agree? 2 1
  • 10"Outstanding"
    Daebak episode!
    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 andread more
    Do you agree? 7 1
  • 9.5"Very Good"
    The Parents
    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.
    Do you agree? 4 1


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 4,420 users)
  • Ranked: #53
  • Popularity: #9
  • Members: 7,994
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4.2 stars - based on 4,420 votes

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