Review: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

This super hit SBS drama, aired between 2010-Aug-11 to 2010-Sep-30, has been the talk of the year! One of the most successful dramas, My girlfriend is a gumiho (Gumiho means a nine tailed fox) aka Nae Yeojachinguneun Gumiho, shot the lead actors to overnight fame.

Although, the actor Lee Seung gi was already well known for his singing and acting skills, the pretty actress Shin Min ah, has been put into the limelight for an amazing portrayal of Miss Gu Mi Ho.

The story is a romantic comedy fantasy, where a particularly lazy and careless boy Cha Dae Woong, accidentally meets MiHo, a gumiho, after he draws nine tails on an old painting, which releases her from it, into the human world.

Dae Woong (Later lovingly called Woong-ah) falls off a hill which severely injures him leading towards death.  But to repay for releasing her, GuMiho (Later called Miho-ya) gives Woong her precious fox bead. This restores his life and thus she saves him.


In order to protect the bead, she needs to constantly stay beside it, and hence stay beside Dae Woong. During this time, he can’t ‘mate’ with any other woman, haha, that’s a funny way to put it, but yeah that’s how it is ;)

Woong, in the beginning, considers her a burden, as she eats a LOT of beef and other meat. Haha But the story goes for a twist when…you guessed it right, they fall in love with each other.

Also, one of my favorite reasons for watching this show, a character called “Park Dong Joo” played by the beautiful, gorgeous, hot, tall guy (give me one minute to drool) No Min Woo! :) OH MY GAWD HE’S SO SEXY I CAN’T TAKE HIS HOTNESS 😀  His emo character totally gives him an edge. Everytime he comes on screen, a song TRAP sung by him, plays in the background, be sure to check it out. No Min Woo has a great sense of camera angles. Park Dong joo speaks in a calm tone which makes him so mysterious. He wants to catch Miho, or maybe not? Ha, I won’t kill the suspense, but he does own a knife which can kill Miho and make her disappear.

Eun Hae In, Dae Woong’s senior, is in love with Woong (that’s what she thinks) but she doesn’t really LOVE him. She always gets in the way of MiHo and Woong’s love story but honestly, she’s the one who takes the story forward.

I love how this show breaks stereotypes. The hero is wimpy and the heroine is  physically strong. She drinks beer and doesn’t hesitate to say that she likes someone out loud, even in the middle of a road with tons of people around. Now that’s cool!

There’s an amusing subplot of Woong’s aunt Min Sook and the director Ban, who are in their own world of love. They do some real silly random stuff which can either gross you out or make you laugh. They provide a much needed comic relief in the show.

The beautiful song played during romantic moments is Fox Rain, which definitely brings a mood in the show. Losing my mind, I will love you from now on, are some great songs sung by Seung Gi!


This drama totally blew my mind in terms of great dialogues, good direction and fab acting. The funny moments are awesome and Lee Seung Gi is an amazing actor!! If you haven’t watched it yet, go watch it, ‘cause it’s so worth it! ;) Hoi Hoi!

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4 thoughts on “Review: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

  1. Ive only seen upto Episode 8 ❤ its like a roller coaster watching this drama. Sad, frustrated times when the movie doesn't go my way But when they are together its so awesome! No Min Woo <3! absolute hotty! haha unfortunately he ain't the goody but oh wells :D!
    Nice Review!
    Keep it up! 😀

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