Book Of The House Of Gu, Book Of Nine Family, Medical Novel, Guga Medical Book
action, drama, history, romance, fantasy
08 Apr, 2013 - 25 Jun, 2013
21:55 - 23:05
3.95 of 5 by 1284 users
Choe Gang Chi was born to a human mother and a father who was a gumiho (nine-tailed fox). But the young man doesn't know about his roots and is somewhat peacefully living in the household of nobleman Park Mu Sol -- who took him in -- as the son of the later's first servant. While Gang Chi is enjoying his life by fooling around and causing trouble here and there, his 20th birthday is nearing soon. Until then, he has to wear a bracelet which absorbs and suppresses the power sleeping deep within him. But nothing good is about to happen when an old enemy of Gang Chi's dead parents appears and threatens the life of everyone who is dear to him; while the young man himself is finally confronted with his other, immortal half.
I feel very generous with my "good" rating considering the rage I felt after finishing this drama. I was all set and ready to actually mark Gu Family Book as one of my top ten favorites before the last two episodes had to come along and ruin it all.
My feelings for this drama went through three stages: this blows, this is freaking awesome, and thisistheworstdramaever.
Plot wise, it suffered. There was an initial direction and motive but nothing was ever executed efficiently and the show really went all over the place.
The acting was just okay at best. I love Lee Seung Gi and Suzy both but they have done better. The other actors were similarly awkward for the most part.
Despite these flaws, the relationship between Kang Chi and Yeol Wool was refreshingly sweet and there were many characters who grew on me and made me love them. This was enough for me to be rather forgiving of Gu Family Book's weak points.
Having said that, the ending was unnecessary on so many different levels I cannot even begin to express my disappointment and anger. It was suuuuper out of place and only lead me to the conclusion that this drama did NOT accomplish what it initially set out to do.
In other words: Gu Family Book, you fail. I just wish you hadn't captured my heart and taken me down with you.
Both dramas are historical, adding fantasy elements to the facts. Both have plotting characters, revenge, and forbidden love. There are also similar side characters, such as the "body guard" of the lead female. In both dramas the male lead goes to the female lead's household to master a skill. The humor and the atmosphere are also very similar in both dramas.