My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Kdrama
I have been seeing this drama in Dramabeans (http://www.dramabeans.com/) for a while now (it was relatively new as it recently finished in Korea) and I thought this was a fantasy story meant for kids (you know, powers, naruto = nine tailed fox, flying in the air, fighting) so I did not pay much attention to it. However, since I finished watching Iris, I was looking for something to watch and since it was really popular in dramabeans, I started to download My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and I never regretted that decision!
Let us start with the characters : (honestly, since I just returned to watching korean dramas, I don’t know much of the new and emerging actors so I can’t really compare them with anything).
Lee Seung Gi ( Cha Dae Woong)
Dae Woong is your typical rich spoiled kid who dreams to be an action star. He accidentally releases the gumiho from a temple and is now living with her. Although people are envious with his new companion, all he thinks is how he can satisfy the gumiho’s meat cravings without giving up his own liver.
Shin Min Ah (Gu Mi Ho / Park Sun Ju)
Hello Mi Ho! Mi Ho is the Gumiho that was trapped for over 500 years until Dae Woong released her. She’s very curious about our world because it has changed so much since what it looked like 500 years ago. She stays by Dae Woong’s side and wants to be his girlfriend so that she can stay with him forever. Her main goal is to become human.
So now that we have our two main characters, we will have the plot.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Plot
It starts with Dae Woong walking down the stairs however he spots Mi Ho waving at him. He acts like he did not see her and walks away in another direction. However, Mi Ho catches up to him and asks him to buy meat. Dae Woong tries to complain but Mi Ho scares him that if she doesn’t get to eat cow, she is going to eat Dae Woong meat. This sends shivers down Dae Woong’s spine and he reluctantly agrees. This scene already shows us what kind of a relationship these two have.
After Dae Woong releases Mi Ho, he falls on a cliff and gets seriously injured. Mi Ho comes up to him and gives him her bead (via a close kiss scene) and the bead starts to heal Dae Woong as if nothing happened (he doesn’t feel pain and his healing is accelerated). Because of this bead, Dae Woong is able to pursue his dream to be an action star in a movie (else he would be bedridden with those serious injuries). He and Mi Ho started to live together as he cannot let people know that she’s a gumiho. Thus begins their life together where he starts to teach her things about the world and all she wants is lots of meat and him.
The plot won’t be complete without our “enemies” so we have Dong Ju (a veterinarian) but also someone who knows about Mi Ho’s real identity and for the sake of his regret a few years ago, he wants to save Mi Ho. We also have Hye In who is Dae Woong’s love interest until Mi Ho came to his life. Due to her not responding to Dae Woong’s feelings earlier, she finds herself losing to Mi Ho’s charm. However, this isn’t simply your 2nd lead characters want to break up the 1st lead characters for the sake of love but there’s more to it than that which I really liked.
I absolutely loved this show. If you think that Go Mi Nyu from You’re Beautiful was already very naive as she came from a convent, imagine how naive Mi Ho will be as the world she knew was the world 500 years ago. The toilet as a well with dirty water? Soda as bubbly water? Colors as the colors of animals, (brown as cow-color, pink as pig-color) ohh so nice! Dae Woong’s character also improved from being someone who used to be a spoiled kid and a totally coward to someone who was able to say, “I’ll protect you” at the expense of his own life!
Don’t also forgot Aunt and Director Ban! Their side story was really hilarious!
I instantly became attached to the show and trying hard to stop myself from watching it consecutively else I will finish it soon. It came to the point where the subtitles were not available yet so I was visiting the subtitle pages from With the heavens fansubs on a daily basis.
I highly recommend this one! I nomu nomu nomu nomu nomu nomu nomu choa this show!
Till next time,
PS: My next one would Personal Taste (or Perfect Match as ABS CBN would rename it). Greetings Lee Min Ho fans lol
PS # 2: The OST of MGIG is already great with Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah singing some of the songs! :0
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Kdrama