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My Roommate Is a Gumiho: Episodes 1-2 (Review)

Fluffy gumihos, fox beads, barf, and teleportation — oh my! I wasn’t sure the tone this drama would take, but its opening week was as fluffy and silly as our hero’s many tails. Rather than take itself too seriously, My Roommate Is a Gumiho goes all in with its somewhat ridiculous premise, comedic antics, and fun stylized moments. In short, it’s pretty watchable.

Note: Coverage will continue with weecaps.

 
EPISODES 1-2 REVIEW

I do love a drama that jumps all in and gives 110%, and I think that’s what sold me the most about the opening week of My Roommate Is a Gumiho. The drama wastes no time getting right to the point. It tells its story in a playful way, but by the end of the first episode, our characters and their “frightening cohabitation” (to reference the drama’s literal title) are already explained and set in motion.

We first learn about our 999-year-old gumiho hero SHIN WOO-YEO (Jang Ki-yong). A quick montage of his life in the Joseon era through the centuries, all the way to present day Seoul, tells us all we need to know about him. It’s as utilitarian as you get as a storytelling mechanism, but it’s also just enough detail to characterize him for us: he’s smooth, sexy, enigmatic — and has been passing off his bead for centuries to beautiful women, trying to become human.

However, in Woo-yeo’s own words, the longer you live, the more detached you become, so there’s a hint of that in his character as well. People, relationships, eras — everything comes and goes. It’s not as much about nihilism as it is the fact that his extremely long existence has given Woo-yeo this almost playful aloofness. As we learn about Woo-yeo and see him in action, I couldn’t help but think of Dracula a bit, and some of those quintessential characteristics — luxury, seduction, mystery, danger, and detachment. Oh, and secrets.

However, Woo-yeo doesn’t really keep his secrets long — in fact, he is surprisingly quick to reveal his true identity to our heroine LEE DAM (Hyeri). The two meet by coincidence one night, when Dam is carry-dragging her drunk friend home and he just so happens to projectile vomit on Woo-yeo’s outrageously beautiful car. After a bit of comedic scuffle and save, the fox bead flies from Woo-yeo’s mouth right into Dam’s. And when she wakes up, she’s in his domain.

Woo-yeo is swift to come up with the cohabitation scheme. He matter-of-factly tells Dam that he’s a gumiho, tells her she must now protect his bead, and he also shows himself to her in his true form (read: huge, white, and fluffy — kinda like Falkor).

We follow Dam through her stages of terror, outrage, and eventual acceptance. It’s fast, fun, and it really doesn’t matter how buyable it is, because the suspension of disbelief is what this drama is all about.

Funny enough, I don’t think it’s the story itself that’s the strongest part of this drama — rather, the cast brings the story to life, so the story is almost subsidiary to the characters. In other words, I really like the casting here; the fun they’re having is self-evident.

Jang Ki-yong is at his best here (and I’m not just talking about his fabulous hair). Maybe this is a suitable role for him finally? For once, he doesn’t have to be only sexy, or only standoffish and silent. He gets to be both — and also a bit goofy — and it turns out it’s a good combination.

For instance, Woo-yeo will be creepily staring at Hyeri through the window, and then the next second, teleport in front of her with a gentlemanly smile and carry her suitcases for her. Or, in a bit of a reversal (which the drama seems to love), he’ll find her staring at him one night, and then it’s his turn to be spooked.

I’m also really digging Hyeri in this role. Granted, she’s not the most well-rounded of actresses, but she does these utterly artless and comedic characters so well (here’s looking at you Deok-sun!) that the character of Lee Dam feels like it’s actually her. Hyeri has alllll the space to scream, flip out, have her eyes roll back in her head, and ride her emotional rollercoaster. After all, she’s living with a terrifying — and charming — gumiho now, and her everyday college student life has become a wacky inversion of traditional tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Speaking of the cast, we also have a bit of a Start-Up reunion to enjoy here, with Kim Do-wan playing Dam’s bestie, and Kang Hanna as the smoking hot but also kinda dumb YANG HYE-SUN, who is a recent gumiho-turned-human. Hye-sun has had a 700-year friendship with Woo-yeo, and though the two seem to enjoy antagonizing each other, I’m sure there’s more backstory yet to come. In the meantime, Hye-sun is as confused about Woo-yeo’s sudden cohabitation as we are.

But there’s more to that cohabitation than Woo-yeo’s immediate oversight of Dam and his fox bead. Woo-yeo soon reveals that Dam’s very life might be at stake (though he promises to protect her). Additionally, there are complications that Dam didn’t expect: she can’t drink alcohol, eat chicken, or come in contact with any men born in the Year of the Tiger (which is everyone in her class), as these things negatively interact with the bead, and cause her great physical pain.

Believe it or not, I’m buying it all — because it’s fun. Dam comes home in agony, and is restored by a gentle touch from Woo-yeo. Dam intrigues the new playboy on campus, and the more she avoids this Year of the Tiger hotshot, the more he pursues her. (Shoutout to Bae In-hyuk who debuted in the recent web drama XX. I knew he was going places!)

All in all, it was a quick and wild premiere week, but one that set the tone of the drama well. And however madcap My Roommate Is a Gumiho gets in moments, there’s something magical that K-dramas are able to do, taking a crazy premise and making it into a story that’s easy to join for the ride.

After all, a drama with an “every girl” college student in the lead, who just wants to get through her semester and hang out with her friends, is pretty easy to relate to. The mystery of the story, of course, lies in Woo-yeo — what’s the truth around his history and his bead? Why does it seem to behave uniquely while Dam is holding it? Is there something about her we haven’t learned yet? I’m guessing the answer will be yes.

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I think the writing would be more believable with better actors. They have a good chemistry but Hyeri's overacting doesn't help the story. JKY is here being a model :p

The story is easy now and I'm expecting a past connection.
For the story, I really appreciate that the immortel ML is tired of life but still nice and polite.

The FL accepted the situation super fast and asks question a little bit late. For the Tiger thing, she didn't ask the guy if he was really born the Tiger year but she fell, rolled on the ground, etc. Men in Korea must go to army so how can she be sure he's a Tiger?

Kang Hanna was the best part! So funny and beautiful. I hope we will see more in this drama than in Start-Up.

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I know Jang Ki-Yong can act, and hoping he puts it to good use here. But the story is comedic, slapstick, which is what Hyeri excels at. I haven’t seen Ki-Yong funny, so hope this pulls that out of him too.

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I'm personaly not really a fan of JKY. I mean he's not bad but in Come and Hug Me and Search: WWW, his costars overshadowed him. I guess his choices of drama make me doubt too (Kill It or Born Again).

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I actually liked him in Come and Hug me—but I’ll agree, I liked him the best in IU’s Red Shoes music video, when he had no lines! He was great in My Ahjusshi though, that tortured abusive thug made me sad for him.

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I love Korean folk tales and Gumiho stories as well, so eventually I have tried this drama. But that was such a waste of time. After half of 1ep I have caught myself fast forwarding leads’ scenes. Secondary leads are pretty watchable, but first leads...female lead’s acting is awful and male lead is so robotic that I can’t concentrate on their dialogues at all. I have tried second episode but it was even more dull then first one. The only thing I can praise is huge white cgi fox.
Maybe it’s not my type of fantasy drama. Nevertheless lead actors should go and practice acting.

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I think I’m just not in the mood for slapstick right now; I’ll stick a pin in this one for a future date when I need some sugary mindless fluff.

For the webtoon vibe the show is going for, I’m okay with the leads - I really liked JKY in Hug Me and Search, and Dam’s role as written and directed must have been targeted straight to all of Hyeri’s strengths.

Weirdly the biggest impression made in these eps was Kang Hana, both for the acting and writing choices. I kind of love that a borderline-immortal creature remained incredibly dense through hundreds of years of history. And being a gorgeous, seductive, artless gumiho feels like it was a perfect fit! It’s like she achieved the goal of being human without any real purpose beyond ticking a box - so far, it feels like she should’ve just stayed a gumiho? So that could be fun.

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It's too over the top for me. I guessed so from the trailers, but I was hoping it will be more grounded in the drama. I felt a lot of second hand embarrassment batching this.

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I'm enjoying this so far. I don't think that everyone in her class are Tigers, it may be the class below her, I think she's rabbit and that comes before tiger, or after. Anyway, Hyeri is great in this show, I like when she uses that pouty grunt every so often, it's super cute. Anyway, can't wait for the next few episodes, the guy in the other class that's chasing her is getting frustrated because she keeps avoiding him like the plague, hehe. I'm all for zany hijinks, that's what I live for in fantasy rom/coms.

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Clarification i don't think her classmates are tigers, it's her Sunbaes, if that were th erase she couldn't even comfortably hang out with her besties

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Yeah, it's the ones who entered the university in 2017 (Sunwoo-sunbae's class). Though she really should check to see if he really is from the year of the tiger.

Her guy friend who is also from entering 2017 class was assumed to have been year of the tiger, but he was actually born early enough in the rabbit year that was able to start school with the year of the tigers.

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I really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. The leads are charming and I especially like how Hyeri isn’t afraid to look ridiculous during some of the scenes. And our ML is a standard immortal or near immortal kdrama being, but he’s not a dick, and just tired of his long life (which sounds totally reasonable). That being said, he is a BIT robotic, and the actor does tend to choose these kinds of roles. I do hope he gets to stretch his acting muscles a bit more as we go along.

I even like our side characters, with a special mention for Kang Han-na (she’s super charming on variety shows, and Running Man really showcased this). I’ll definitely be tuning in for the next batch of episodes.

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This show is the cutest. It's like watching the webtoon. I love every character. Dam's best friends Soo-kyung and Jae-jin are a riot, and Kang Han-na is perfect as the sexy, airheaded gumiho. It would've been fun if Hye-sun's name was also a pun on gumiho like Woo-yeo's (fox yeowoo).

I'm in love with Bae In-hyuk. I bet Sun-woo is not even a tiger. I laughed so hard when Dam swerved his hand on her shoulder, then again when he tried the second time. Lee Hye-ri's extreme facial expressions are the best. Their bonding over unclogging the toilet was cute especially how he searched for a way even while not believing her.

I knew a kiss would be the way to take the bead out, but I was looking forward to their weekly meetings. It was really sweet when Woo-yeo told Dam not to be afraid of him. Sadly, calling him "eoreusin" makes our romance awkward, and I wish she had stuck to "Gumiho-nim." I liked the trope reversal that Woo-yeo is bad at cooking. Dam being a history buff means they have something in common, but then she should've not tried to puke in his celadon. I think Dam's friends and brother are going to misunderstand that she's pregnant when she refers to the fox bead in her stomach and when they find out she's living with Woo-yeo.

A big thanks for this review, @missvictrix!

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To be very honest, I was fully expecting our Gumiho to be good at cooking so I was very surprised when Dam said that the food was bad. I loved the trope reversal though

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That scene was hilarious! I love how so many aspects of the ML being your silent stoic mysterious but good at everything type is being turned on it’s head!

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Also, the reason why he can't cook made perfect sense because gumihos don't eat.

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Do we know what the gumihos in this drama eat?

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@hebang ox blood according to one scene. Unless he's keeping that to paint with.

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A 999 year diet of Only ox blood seems a bit...what word am I looking for here?

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The Mongols conquered half the known world off mare's blood and milk... ;)

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I totally thought the pregnant thing too!

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When Dam ran out to Woo-yeo in a panic that she had pooped out the bead, that would've totally caused a misunderstanding with her sticking out her stomach and patting it. I can see her friends and brother jumping to the conclusion that Bead (Marble) is a nickname for the baby.

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With everything being so focused on realism, broken people and dark themes in general I'm happy we have something that's just over the top crazy and funny. I hope they can keep the tone all the way to the end.

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true am here for this drama..laughed my heart out..cant wait for more

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I agree. This is exactly why I am enjoying the show. I have been watching shows like Taxi Driver and Mouse. So much of what has been available has been dark and heavy. Even Sell Your Haunted House which started by providing comical relief has since dropped all comedy. I appreciate the ridiculousness of this show. Even what some refer to as her overacting I see as a commitment to an over the top role.

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Loved it. I even watched second episode twice 😍Amazing cast and good fun.

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Sincerely speaking, I'm not a fan of rom-com, I love suspense filled dramas like Vincenzo and host of others.
I watched this because I really love Deuk-son and Reply 1988.
I'm not a good analyst but if I'm to say something, I just wanna appreciate the writer for not dragging out their first meeting and making it fast paced.
Thank you

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show... i laughed this bad last while watching 12th episode of APAD but here first 2 episodes made me laugh more than that. I am enjoying it thoroughly and hoping it remains same fun and entertaining.
And Hyeri (as you mentioned) every girl in college.. she is relatable, silly ( that dance for meat was HILARIOUS.. oh was there anything abt her not entertaining in this show?).
I am invested in her character growth... but at same time hope she doesn't leave her spunk ..

thanks for the recap.

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Thank you for recommending this! Omg, I was crying I was laughing so hard when the second lead was texting her and she was “busy.” I love how they’ve made him the “jerk” too. And Jyk serves up some excellent eye candy so far. I can’t wait to see him In all his acting glory! Hyeri is hilarious as well. We’ll be fangirling about this together, ok?

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YAAAAAYYYY i am sooo happy you liked it...
yes absolutely.. i am here to gush abt this show.. tag me wherever whenever you mention it...
i cant wait for next episodes....

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I didn't have any expectations when I clicked on episode 1 and then I immediately had to watch episode 2. I rarely laugh out loud when I watch dramas but this one made me. I do agree that JKY is not the best but he is not that bad that it distracts me too much. His acting at the end of episode 2 gave me hope (and his voice! Dreamy).

I found Hyeri great though and her character is very likeable.

The cinematography is interesting too with the blurry background. Also, when she swallows the bead, so well made. Can’t wait for the next episodes!

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I stand with Lee Dam and her love of chicken. Kudos to her for staying away from both chicken and Tigers though.

As you mention @missvictrix, suspension of disbelief while watching this show greatly enhanced my enjoyment of it!
This show is my happy pill so for now I don't really want to find any fault in it. ☺️

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Thank you for the weecap, @missvictrix! With both Dam and Woo-yeo writing their own contracts, the fun begins. I agree that characters like this fit Hyeri's acting style. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be another R1988.

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Hyeri is not my idea of a romantic lead but she just nails comedy. Ep 2 was so funny. I keep thinking about her rolling away to avoid her sunbae, and break out into giggles.

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The rolling away was next level! She did it on a pavement in front of a restaurant/bar - I admire Dam's commitment to self-preservation!

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I liked it. Sometimes you need some silly drama like this, but what I liked the most is that this drama gave us all the tips for how it works, we wont need to watch 8 episodes to find out things. It is simple. The background characters are simple. It is funny. Hyeri is funny and Kang Hanna is really really great in it. I had to watch the pants scene like 5 times, because it was really great.

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The pants scene was 🤣🤣🤣 Such an unexpected move

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I loved that scene.

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I like silly and am totally on board with suspension of disbelief and over the top comedy. Also, Kim Dowan and Hyery play BFs very naturally and I'm enjoying their chemistry (it also brought back my uni time, when I endlessly rolled my eyes at my besties' romantic hardships, he!). And that little montage of JKY and it's little homage to Chicago Typewriter was very delightful. JKY isn't super versatile, but he's very cute and he's having loads of fun with this, and that makes me have fun too.
My only quibble is that they made SL come off as a bit of a dummy, and I'm wishing Bae Inhyuk a better role than that, but it's ok. There's plenty of time for character growth and Dam's avoiding him shenanigans 😂

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This wasn’t a drama I planned to check out but I trust @missvictrix - and here I go having two hours of sheer fun. Thanks for the recommendation. It reminds me so much of the kind of kdramas that I signed up 15 years ago. My Girl, anyone?

Watching this is like seeing Deok Sun growing up and doing history major in college. It doesn’t hurt to have a handsome daddy long leg in form of JKY and a bestie in KDW. And Kang Hanna seems having so much fun as the sexy and dumb but loyal gumiho friend.

Look forward to the new episodes!1

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yes to My Girl mention..i loved that drama soo soo much i hv watched almost dozen of times as its my go to drama when i need something light n fun to disconnect with real-life. i miss LDW and LDHs chemistry too.

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I really loved the premiere episodes of the drama. It felt really nice and I laughed quite a bit. My favourite scene was Dam refusing the second lead's hand and then rolling on the street. It had me in splits. Also I am very glad that this drama has decided to showcase a platonic friendship between a guy and a girl. Kim Do Wan is adorable here. I cannot wait for his romance with Kang Hanna to begin. Bae In Hyuk's character seems to be a little on the conceited but stupid side and I am looking forward to the character growth. I do worry how the romance is going to develop since there seems to be a huge gap between the leads, in terms of age and maturity.

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I loved the first two episodes.
We need a drama like this sometimes, simple, silly, cute, funny, no brain required rom-com.
I feel like watching some 2000-2010's drama, the time k-dramas were more simple (or predictable plot) but fun to watch.
Recently it seems like everybody is making only dark, complicated plots, big twists, etc type thing dramas.

I think Hyeri is doing a great job.
I know it's totally different but her character reminds me of Sun-ji in Zombie Detective.
I like when ML/FL accepts the fact, what's really happing to them really fast.
Usually it takes 2 episodes to believe what's going on in a fantasy drama, somebody came from the past, or not a human, etc.
I always think "just believe it and move on!"
So, in this drama, main leads started living together in Ep.1 which is awesome.

Jang Ki-yong is hot and sexy here.
His charismatic presence makes us believe he is 999 year-old Gumiho.
Bae In-hyuk is not the right fit for his role... in my opinion.
Something is missing and him being the most popular good-looking guy in school is not believable... He looks like he is trying really hard to be it.

Bae In-hyuk,

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I think the drama tries to make Sunwoo a bad-boy-sports-car-driving type of popular, but I feel like the actor's vibe has the good-looking-oppa-next-door sort of feel and would fit better as a campus good-looking genius. Or maybe I'm just looking for one of that character type because of all the cdrama high school/campus dramas I've encountered- there is always one guy who is both good-looking and super smart and everyone knows who he is.

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Yeah, I feel the same way (if I understand what you mean correctly).
I feel like he is a nice oppa-next-door or dorky but good-looking classmate. I don't get the rich, self-centered super popular seonbae vibe from him.
Something (attitude, charisma or some vibe, whatever it is from inside) is lacking, that's why I see him as trying really hard to be that role.... Oh well.
I hope he will prove me wrong.

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I think the drama will ultimately have him be a warm type of character and shed the self-centered persona, especially since we had a scene of him helping Dam with the clogged toilet instead of accusing her lying.

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I'm sure it's going that way.
The thing is... (I'll probably get killed by his fans for saying this) I don't find him good-looking... That's why not believable to me.. Oh well. It's just me.
Ep 1 & 2, the way Dam is dismissing him is very funny and I don't have to feel sorry for him since he is a self-centered annoying guy.
The toilet scene was.... I'm definitely not a fan of toilet or drunk vomit scenes in Kdramland

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I was listening to a K-drama podcast just yesterday where one of the hosts said she dislikes Hyeri's acting, and with the same breath said she had never bothered to watch 'Reply 1988'. That series was Hyeri's 'Citizen Kane', the series she'll always be remembered for, the series that used her patented geeky awkwardness to greatest effect.

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I'm not sure how you get to be on kdrama podcasts if you haven't seen one of the best kdramas? Reply 1988 is one of the best dramas out there.

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Those podcasters have never seen 'My Mister' either, which I believe is an indictable offense. ;-)

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How they turn his paternalism towards her into a romance should be interesting. As for Hyeri, I laughed when she was dodging the persistently annoying 2ML. I didn't much care for the first episode, but I enjoyed the 2nd episode enough to try for episode 3. This could be interesting.

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Still funny how he reacted when she called him "Sir" and all the other names as he clearly wasn't linking being called "Ancient/Grandpa" etc...
Why the Gye Sun Woo sounds like Dog Sunwoo...

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Watching this series brought back memories of the 2013 series 'Pretty Man' ( Bel Ami).

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OMG, TAILS!!! Part of why I felt disappointed with the last gumiho-themed drama I watched -Tale of the Nine-Tailed- was because we didn't really get to see any gumiho or any tails. I loved how this drama showed the gumiho in all its glory. And Dam/Hyeri's reaction was so funny and OTT, I was almost fell over over laughing.

I was pleasantly surprised by this drama. I can see why they casted Hyeri in this drama. You need someone who can be OTT, dorky, and relatable. Sometimes, it is not about who is the better actor, but it's about who is the better fit (and would also be available and interested to film this drama). Jang Ki-yong is sort of bland, but it suits his character. He's just a nice, lonely guy following a dream and his reactions are a great foil for Dam's suspicious imagination and Hye-sun's constant need to humblebrag to make Mr.Gumiho feel inferior (which doesn't work because she has a poor, very limited vocabulary).

I had a great time and paused to replay some of scenes - like how pretty the OTP looked when his fox bead was transferred to Dam, pants scene at the police station, Hye-sun's terrible bragging, Dam's dodging and rolling, the meat dance, Dam's "that sly fox" struggle while Mr.Gumiho was showing her all the nice things he's stocked up for her in the fridge (omg, the ice creams!), Mr.Gumiho trying to quit smoking, all those pseudo-horror moments, and the candy that was mistaken for the marble. The directing really suits this almost anime-esque type of comedy.

Something that really charms me about this drama is just how nice and considerate Dam and Mr.Gumiho are. And not in the secretly-nice sort of way. They're just so nice.

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Such fun and a great start for a drama! I was smiling throughout both episodes. Normally I cringe at toilet humour, but Hyeri really deserves praise for making a toilet scene funny. She is clearly good at borderline over the top acting and it is very well balanced with Jang Ki-yong's calm demeanour. It is good to see him in a better drama again. He was especially good in My Ajusshi, one of my favourite dramas, and I was hoping to see more of him in a good way. Kang Hanna struggling with metaphors is so much fun, too!

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Is that a heart shape in the bubble between them?

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So breezy, so funny! It's been a while, since I laughed at a drama like I did at these two episodes. So excited for more!

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Well, I hated the Fl in Vincenzo at the beginning but by the end I was a complete, devoted fan, so perhaps Hyeri will improve with time. She's a bit slapstick at the moment and it's quite tiring! I will watch anything with JKY in, even the rubbish ones (Come and Hug me, Kill it etc.) but I thought he was fantastic in WWW Search. It IS nice to see him being funny instead of doing the smoking hot guy thing, which to be fair, doesn't require a lot of acting. (All he has to do is stand around without smiling, utter a few words from time to time in that wonderful deep voice, keep going with the perfect hair, and take his shirt off periodically, and I'm as happy as a 5 year-old on Christmas morning.)

On the subject of his hair, please please, Kdrama, don't give him a perm and make him look as if something died on top of his head!

However, in Kdramas just being outrageously attractive isn't going to take him that far, so it's great to see him trying something different.

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I really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. The leads are cute.
The FL is so extra, but hilarious.

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I've never watched Hyeri in a drama before, but she seems okay here? I enjoyed the first two episodes very much. I'm glad there will be weecaps coming.

Also, Falkor reference, good one, missvictrix. LOL.

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I agree with beanies comments about this drama is tailor fit for Hyeri's range. This is indeed Deoksun(R88) in college, but it works. I think the same can be said as to JKY.. so I am in , as I am looking for a simple show to serve as a break from all the dark shows been watching lately.

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Can someone tell me the name of the song when they are in the chicken restaurant. Its killing me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeYqGhYXDD0

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Hoping this comes to Netflix, it seems like the perfect bit of silliness I need right now.

Thanks for the recap.

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you can watch it for free on iq.com or through their app.

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So happy to see this review here! I am a newbie to the world of kdrama, and this site has become my go-to for all questions regarding kdramaland.

I was totally LOLing during the first two episodes and still find myself snickering when reminded of certain scenes. I just wanted to say, I really feel like Hyeri should get most of the credit for the how much fun the series has been so far. The gumiho guy is of course ridiculously good looking (loved that back lit tea pouring scene, ha!), and the female ex-gumiho is a total scene stealer, but Hyeri has been comedy gold.

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I love the casts and the story. Hope it will good til the end

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i love this drama so much...i broke into laughter multiple times....its what most of us need in this gloomy world. Glad most people are enjoying it too..i hope it stays funny...cant wait for epi 3

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The first two episodes define this drama - totally over the top as some already said. I love it. They did it properly without one feels that they are "trying". I hope they continue to keep that up and keep the comic moments fresh through the series.
Kang Ha-na's Gumihol turned human character is stunning. I can't wait to see more of her character bringing more funny dialogs and situations to the show.
The one moment when Lee Dam was in traditional Korean clothing had me fooled. I thought I was seeing yet another K-drama flashback where she was the reincarnation of someone Shin Woo-Yeo fell in love lifetimes ago. Then they showed foreigners with period clothing popped up everywhere in the background. LOL

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I think that both of the leads are doing really well in this one. I also think that Kang Hanna is being wasted in this drama- would someone please get her a leading role in a decent drama? But smoking hot is right- she has never been more beautiful.

I am really enjoying this show.

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It looks like Hanna will be playing a bigger role in the upcoming episodes, based on the trailer for episode 4. I'm actually pleased she took this role because I don't think she's been in a proper comedy before---which is criminal considering how funny she is. But yeah, definitely fingers crossed that she gets more screentime.

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I had not thought about the fact that a comedy role as such would add to her resume but you are right. Looking forward to more from all the people in this show.

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I just finished watching episode 3 and I'm liking it more than I expected to. It's definitely more com than rom. I started (and dropped) a couple of limp romcoms lately, so I appreciate this show's energy.

TBH, I was side-eyeing the lead actors before the show aired but I think both are doing a good job playing to their strengths. Hyeri's bubbly charm is well-suited to comedic roles and Jang Ki-Yong is doing a good enough job being tall and pretty here. We haven't seen much of them yet but I like the colourful supporting cast as well. Especially Kang Hanna's character. Her catty friendship with Woo-Yeo is so funny, and I don't think I've seen that particular dynamic before. I'm also excited for her romance with Dam's puppy-ish guy BFF.

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