‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’, also called ‘My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox’, is a South Korean romantic-comedy television series that aired in 2010. Written by Hong Jung-Eun and Hong Mi-ran and directed by Boo Sung-Chul, it tells the story of Cha Dae-Woong, a rich, laid back guy who wants to be an action star. He accidentally ends up unleashing a Gumiho (Nine-Tailed Fox) trapped in a painting that promises to give him powers in exchange for becoming human.
‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’ Season 1 has been loved by fans all over the world, who are now wondering about ‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’ Season 2. If you, too, are wondering about the show’s status, we have got you covered. We delve into whether the show will get a Season 2, right after we share some details about it.
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho Cast: Who is in it?
Lee Seung-gi stars as Cha Dae-Woong and delivers a phenomenal performance. Lee is a singer, actor, host, and entertainer who is also known in South Korea as the ‘Ballad Prince”. He rose to international fame after his roles in ‘The King 2 Hearts’ (2012), ‘Gu Family Book’ (2013) and ‘You’re All Surrounded’ (2014). Lee has been in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity List multiple times and is known as a major Hallyu star.
Shin Min-ah plays the role of the human form of the Gumiho. She is named Mi-ho by Dae-Woong. Shin is best known for her work in ‘A Love to Kill’ (2005), ‘Oh My Venus‘ (2015) and ‘Tomorrow, With You’ (2017).
No Min-woo plays Park Dong-Joo, a half-human, a half supernatural being that portrays himself to be an ordinary veterinarian.
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho Plot: What is it about?
Cha Dae-Woong is a rich, spoilt and laid back guy who has no purpose in life. His only ambition is to become an action star. He spends his time bunking college and spending his money irresponsibly. He has lost both his parents at a young age and lives with his grandfather and aunt. His grandfather tries hard to encourage Dae-Woong to pursue his education but he is never interested in it.
Finally, he is sent to boarding school, assuming he will mend his ways. However, Dae-Woong escapes and runs off only to get lost and reaches a Buddhist temple. A voice lures him to draw nine tails on a painting and he accidentally ends up unleashing a Gumiho trapped in the painting. The Gumiho takes the form of a beautiful young girl and latches on to Dae-Woong.
Initially, Dae-Woong is afraid of her but eventually becomes okay with her presence. He names her Mi-ho feeds her and hides her true identity. Mi-ho desperately wants to become human. They strike a deal that if Mi-ho gives him her mystical bead which will give him increased speed and strength, he will help her to become a human. Dae-Woong agrees since this will help him be the greatest action star. As time goes on, Dae-Woong is fascinated by Mi-ho and her way of looking at the world with wonder and innocence. He starts to fall for her.
Meanwhile, Park Dong-Joo, a half-human, half supernatural being arrives in search of Mi-ho to capture her and trap her back in the painting. He pretends to be a normal veterinarian in order to get to her. However, when Mi-ho tells him how desperately she wants to become a human, he changes his mind. Dong-Joo then tries to guide her and is skeptical about Dae-Woong. He tries to warn her of humans and their selfish intentions.
Dong-Joo suggests a way by which Mi-ho can turn into a human. He tells her that if she places her mystical bead inside a human skull for a hundred days, she will turn into a human. Mi-ho quickly agrees and does what is told by taking the bead from Dae-Woong who also decides to help out Min-ho.
However, they later realize that Dong-Joo doesn’t tell them that this process means one of them has to die. This makes the love between Dae-Woong and Min-ho grow as they realize how much they love each other. As the series reaches its climax, both are ready to sacrifice themselves to save the other. Dong-Joo, after seeing this, finally realizes the truth in their love. Min-ho fades away in an emotional sequence and Dae-Woong is left broken. However, because of the strength of their love, the curse is broken and Min-ho returns to Dae-Woong.
‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ is one of the best romantic comedies to come out of the Korean television scene. The brilliant performances by the actors and the excellent storyline leave you wanting for more. It is the perfect mixture of humor that will make you laugh at bits, and emotions that will make you bring out the tissues.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ Season 1 premiered on August 11, 2010, on SBS and concluded on September 30, 2010, after 16 episodes. The series became a massive hit not just in Korea but also across Asia and the rest of the world. The series won an array of awards including the Best Foreign Soap Opera at the USTV Students Choice Award. The lead pair also won awards for their individual performances.
‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ ended on a happy note, despite the stressful start and doesn’t appear as if it will continue into another season. Fans of the show however across the world have made fan videos and continue writing storylines of ‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ Season 2.
In the event that the show gives in to the fans’ demands, and ‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ Season 2 does get made, it is likely to get a release date sometime in 2022. We will update this section with news about the show’s future, as and when it is available.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Trailer:
Here’s a trailer of ‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’, for you to get an idea of the show.
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