My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is a comedy drama about a beautiful Gumiho (Shin Min Ah) who wants to become human and an irresponsible young man named Cha Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) who unknowingly frees her from a painting she was trapped in. She latches on to him and quickly falls head over heels. She soon learns that if her magical bead is kept inside a human for 100 days, she too can become human. Cha Dae Woong agrees to keep her bead because of the extra benefits it gives him. But a mysterious man (No Min Woo) who hunts supernatural creatures could derail their plans.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is my golden drama. It is my absolute favorite drama above all others. I was immediately hooked and fell deeper and deeper in love with it as the drama progressed.
Lee Seung Gi is wonderful as the irresponsible boy who grows into a man that would do anything for the woman he loves. Shin Min Ah is also about as adorable as you can get as Gu Mi Ho. She has such a captivating innocence and wonder. Both actors completely nailed their roles.
The comedy and cuteness abounds in this drama. Dae Woong and Mi Ho’s interactions are hilarious. Seeing the human world through Mi Ho’s eyes is always fun, and Dae Woong’s reactions to Mi Ho are just as priceless.
I adore the comedy in this drama, but the romance that takes place really tugged at my heart. Dae Woong matures and eventually grows to love Mi Ho. And when he finds out he may lose her, he is willing to give his life for her. Of course, Mi Ho won’t have that, and she is also willing to give her life to save Dae Woong. No Min Woo’s character, Park Dong Joo, gets to witness their love first hand. At first he wanted to kill Mi Ho, and he was ultimately responsible for guiding her on her journey to become human, but he withheld the fact that Dae Woong would have to lose his life for that to happen. Because of his own haunted past and his growing feelings for Mi Ho, Dong Joo remains skeptical of their love until the very end. He has to actually witness Dae Woong’s willingness to give his life for Mi Ho before he accepts it.
As our couple’s inevitable tragic end approached, I shed many tears. I was fully convinced of their deep love for each other, and it really showed in even the smallest of moments. Dae Woong and Mi Ho had to meet their fate head on, and what they feared did finally happen. Mi Ho disappeared. But even then, Dae Woong’s love remained strong in his heart. Finally, after some time, they were granted a special gift, and Mi Ho was able to return to Dae Woong. The drama ended with the cuteness that embodied their relationship, but it now had a sense of fullness and completion because of what they had been through together.
I whole heartedly recommend My Girlfriend is a Gumiho to everyone. What did you think of the drama?
My Rating: 10/10
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