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  • 2013
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized gugaui seo
english Gu Family Book (literal)
aka Book Of The House Of Gu, Book Of Nine Family, Medical Novel, Guga Medical Book


genres action, drama, history, romance, fantasy


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network MBC


date 08 Apr, 2013 - 25 Jun, 2013
episodes 24
duration 70 minutes
air day Monday, Tuesday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status released


avg. score 3.93 of 5 by 1315 users
total users 2237
rating 5170
favorites 117



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.




Choe Gang Chi
Dam Yeo Ul
Park Cheong Jo
Park Tae Seo
Cheon Su Ryeon
Dam Pyeong Jun




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26 Jun, 2013
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.

Excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep.
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19 May, 2015
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.


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ryofanka 01 Jan, 2019
There is something missing in this drama :( i kind off had to force myself to finish wathcing it :(
missiealice 24 Feb, 2018
Um dos melhores épicos!! Eu amei muito esse dorama!
(acho que a nota devia realmente estar maior)
jeaudrey 01 Mar, 2017
I don't know why this drama have such a low score.
It was awesome.
Great acting. Great OST. Great script. Great cinematographic. Really a masterpiece.
I love how strong the female characters were portrayed here. Love Yeol Ul and love the both couple.
Also Wol Ryeong was a great character and Lee Seung Gi was the best as always.
I love the end too!
5/5, a definitly most watch.

My fav. already.
beeesseoul 30 Apr, 2016
Ok it was fine, not a favorite but it was pretty good. Pretty cheesy at times tbh. Suzy was pretty good in this drama, she's so pretty ugh. I was much more involved in the first romance though. I would say more but I was just so disappointed by that ending.
not because she dies but because she's supposedly reborn, but like just because she has the same face? It's not like they're gonna have the same experiences and memories so won't kangchi just compare the new yeo wool to the old one?? Idk doesn't seem fair hah
vanityfull 29 Oct, 2015
Re-watched it again the other week. Only because of Choi Jin Hyuk. He was in many dramas before, but this one really made him shine and brought recognission (although, imho, a bit surprised that "It's Okay, Daddy's Girl" was so...underrated). It's when a supporting character casts a shadow on the leads - you know you are watching an amazing drama! And I am talking about acting here, not about pretty faces (although I have to agree that CJH is rather handsome)^^.
akanekensei 13 Nov, 2014
This was not what I expected. In a good way. I didn't want to watch it at first because I did not like the first drama with Lee Seung Ki and gumiho in it (but the OST was beautiful).
And the summary doesn't even begin to cover what was happening in this drama.

Yes, I agree the ending was a bit of a disappointment but Korean dramas have the habit of not knowing when and how to end their stories. While trying to avoid being obvious and clichéd, they end up with something really weird.

Also, I don't know why they decided on 'I didn't know you were a girl' joke. In no way she looked like a dude. I enjoyed my share of crossdressing dramas, but this one had already too much on its plate to handle it.
vanelya10 11 Nov, 2014
Choe Jin Hyeok really made this drama
not that i didnt looooved the hole chemestry between Suzy and Seung GI but Jin Hyeok story and his father role...gaved me a heart attack, puuuure masterpiece
alex3 18 Aug, 2014
I think I just drop it after seeing 8 eps