Korean Drama Recommendation: “My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho”

“My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho” follows the story of aspiring action star Cha Dae Woong (portrayed by Lee Seung Gi) and the legendary Gumiho (also known as the nine-tailed fox) in human form named Miho (portrayed by Shin Min Ah.)

Cha Dae Woong met Miho while hiding from his grandfather who wanted to enroll him in a “Spartan-style academy.” Unable to accept the idea, the rich yet spoiled Cha Dae Woong ended up seeking shelter in a Buddhist temple with no intention of going back until his grandfather changes his mind. During his stay, he came across an illustration of a tail-less fox on display. The fox turned out to be Miho, who was imprisoned inside the ancient painting for 500 years. Desperate to break the chains that trapped her within the temple’s four walls, she asked for Cha Dae Woong’s help. But, although he successfully managed to set her free, he almost lost his life in the process when he fell down a cliff while running away from the eerie place. Still, grateful for his help, Miho saved him by granting him the power of her fox bead, reviving his almost lifeless body after the fall. Indebted to Miho, Cha Dae Woong is then forced to do her bidding until he gets better.

Written by the Hong sisters, Hong Jun Eun and Hong Mi Ran, the 2010 drama was extremely popular and even earned various awards during the SBS Drama Awards that year. Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah both won the Excellence Award in a Drama Special, and the pair also bagged the Best Couple Award. Additionally, the series won the Best OST song award (“Losing My Mind” by Lee Seung Gi) during the 2010 MelOn Music Awards.

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