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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
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by wildheart23

Aug 12, 2015
16 of 16 episodes seen
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
STORY 8.5/10 - My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is a feel-good modern fairy tale drama with a lot of twist. It is funny, romantic, heartwarming, light and VERY entertaining. This is what a romantic-comedy series should be. It is the type of drama that you would want to watch at the end of a bad day. Despite the simplicity of its story, there were quite a few minor holes that my particular eyes did not miss. Like those times that Mi-ho would not hear, smell or feel Dae-Woong when she was still a Gumiho. ACTING/ CAST 8/10 - The onscreen chemistry between Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah is as strong as SUPER GLUE. Like they are really drawn to each other and nobody can pull them apart. They have shown beautiful romantic performances which brought me the feels. However, there's something lacking during the melodrama part. I could not feel it. I could not feel the pain, the anger, the anguish and the anxiety. I remember the scene where Mi-Ho was losing one of her tails. It should be really painful as she was having one of her 'deaths'. But, I felt nothing. I was sitting there watching her and silently telling her "Oh, it would pass". No pity for her or whatsoever. Lee Seung Gi was a great actor and when he lost Mi-Ho, he was crying. He was supposed to make the viewers feel his suffering, his anguished misery and show his state of utter emptiness and destruction. And there I was, staring at the screen feeling nothing. NO! There's nothing wrong with me. I was not just moved by their dramatic performances. Another one is the overacting of Min Sook and Director Ban. They could still be funny without overdoing the acting. There were times that I find it annoying. I would like to commend the acting of No Min Woo. He was calm and collected, elegant and very proper until end. He did not show a single emotion and maintained a poker face all throughout, which really suited his character. For some reason, he reminds me of Vincent, a character from the anime Ghost Fighter. MUSIC 10/10 - I love the music. It really sets the viewer's mood well. While washing the dishes I found myself humming the OST. It was also nice that each character has their own distinct music. Like the scene where No Min Woo appears, they only play one single song. While Min Sook and Director Ban have their own oldies songs. It was nice because the song in each scene becomes their identity. REWATCH VALUE 5/10 - The simplicity of its story makes it quite difficult to watch. There's nothing to go back to, no minor details that I think I have missed. Maybe I would watch it again when it's raining outside and I feel cuddly and there's nothing else to watch. Maybe, I would grab a mug of hot chocolate, sit on a soft fluffy cushion, cuddle the love of my life and watch this again. Just MAYBE. OVERALL 8.5/10 - This is definitely a good drama that I would recommend to those who just started watching Kdramas. Go watch it now!
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