Gumiho: Tale of Fox’s Child

  • Title: Gumiho: Tale of Fox’s Child / The Gumiho’s Revenge / 구미호: 여우누이뎐 / Gumiho: Yeowoonuidyun
  • Genre: Thriller, melodrama, period
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Synopsis: The legendary gumiho or nine-tailed fox, Goo San Daek, leaves her husband after his betrayal renders her unable to shapeshift. She takes her nine-year-old daughter, Yeon Yi, who has yet to gain the ability to use her gumiho powers, to a village in order to protect her. As Yeon Yi turns ten, her physical transformation begins, putting her in increasing danger of being discovered by her neighbors.

Frankly, I don’t know what to make of this drama.  It is different and therefore interesting.  It’s a period drama that meets fantasy.  It definitely catches your attention.

It’s supposedly a “thriller” since mother and daughter are always on the run, so there is a decent number of fighting scenes that are fun to watch.  However, I must say the running gets repetitive sometimes.  Something happens to the mother requiring her to run for her life as her child runs in search after her, and vice versa. These situations seem to repeat, but in various scenarios with dramatic music playing in the background.  Not that you notice it, unless you’re unnecessarily analyzing this drama.

Child actress Kim Yoo Jung is naturally amazing at acting, but her acting in this drama is especially brilliant.  The other child actress, Seo Shin Ae, I couldn’t tell if she was bad at acting or if the exaggerated acting was just part of her character.  However, she did a really great job of making the audience hate her character.  Her acting does get  better though, when she’s acting possessed and therefore not as her character (if that makes any sense).

Like most period dramas I’ve seen, this series has a tragic, bitter sweet ending (oops! Hope I didn’t ruin too much for you).  When watching this drama, you have to watch it continuously.  Once you take a break from it, for say…like a couple of weeks, it’s a lot harder to get back into it.  Overall, it’s decent to watch.

My Rating: (3/5)

Credits: Dramawiki
You can watch this series over at Dramacrazy.

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~ by misunderst0od on August 24, 2010.

One Response to “Gumiho: Tale of Fox’s Child”

  1. like this one hope to see this on KOREAN VERSION..

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