Gu Family Book
Current user rating: 95/100 (5105 votes)
- Drama: Gu Family Book / Kang Chi, the Beginning
- Revised romanization: Gugaui Seo
- Hangul: 구가의 서
- Director: Shin Woo-Cheol
- Writer: Kang Eun-Kyung
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 24
- Release Date: April 8 - June 25, 2013
- Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Choi Kang-Chi ( Lee Seung-Gi) is legendary gumiho that is half human and half animal. He struggles to live his life as a human and also falls in love.
Seo-Hwa (Lee Yeon-Hee) is the daughter of a noble family, but her father is branded a traitor by Jo Gwan-Woong (Lee Sung-Jae) and beheaded in front of her. Afterwards, Seo-Hwa and her younger brother Jung-Yoon (Lee Da-Wit) are handed over to a gisaeng house. Seo-Hwa refuses to become a gisaeng or enter the house. She is then tied to a tree for 3 days before passing out from exhaustion.
Meanwhile, Koo Wol-Ryung (Choi Jin-Hyeok) is a spirit protector of Jiri Mountain and possesses eternal life. Koo Wol-Ryung is also full of curiosity and wanders around the human world. One day, he sees Seo-Hwa tied to a tree by the gisaeng home and becomes interested in her.
Seo-Hwa is unable to watch her younger brother being beaten because of her. She finally succumbs and agrees to become a gisaeng. She then learns she will have to spend the night with the man that killed her father. With the help of her servant, Seo-Hwa escapes into the mountain with her younger brother, but they become separated. Seo-Hwa is saved by Koo Wol-Ryung, but her younger brother is caught by a slave hunter.
Seo-Hwa wakes up in front of Koo Wol-Ryung. They enjoy their days together and fall in love. Koo Wol-Ryung decides to become human to be with her. In order for Koo Wol-Ryung to become human, he must refrain from helping people, eating meat and hiding his real appearance for 100 days.
11 days left before Koo Wol-Ryung becomes human, Seo-Hwa is caught by soldiers and flees from them. Tragedy occurs, but Seo-Hwa eventually gives birth to a baby fathered by Koo Wol-Ryung. The baby is later discovered floating in a basket along a river. One of the noble men names the baby Choi Kang-Chil.
- "Guga Medical Book" takes over the MBC Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Horse Doctor" and will be followed by "Jung-Yi, The Goddess of Fire" June, 2013.
- First script reading took place February 1, 2013 at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea. Script reading covered the first four episodes of the drama series. Filming will begin February, 2013.
|Lee Seung-Gi||Bae Suzy||Yoo Yeon-Seok||Lee Sung-Jae||Cho Seong-Ha|
|Choi Kang-Chi||Dam Yeo-Wool||Park Tae-Seo||Jo Gwan-Woong||Dam Pyeong-Joon|
|Lee Yoo-Bi||Sung Joon||Kim Hee-Won||Jung Hye-Young||Son Ga-Young|
|Park Chung-Jo||Gon||Monk Sojung||Cheon Soo-Ryun||Wol-Sun|
|Eom Hyo-Seop||Yoo Dong-Geun||Lee Yeon-Hee||Choi Jin-Hyuk|
|Park Moo-Sol||Lee Soon-Shin||Yoon Seo-Hwa||Koo Wol-Ryung|
Additional Cast Members:
- Yoon Se-Ah - Ja Hong-Myeong
- Jo Jae-Yun - Ma Bong-Chool
- Lee Do-Kyeong - Teacher Kong-Dal
- Kim Ki-Bang - Eok-Man
- Kim Dong-Gyun - Supervisor Choi
- Ryohei Otani - ninja
- Park Joo-Hyung - Han-No
- Kim Hee-Jung - Chung-Jo's mother
- Jin Kyung - Yeo-Wool's teacher
- Kim Bo-Mi - Dam-Yi
- Song Young-Kyu - Pil-Mok
- Choi Ye-Ji
- Jung Joon-Won - Choi Kang-Chi (young)
- David Lee - Yoon Jung-Yoon (cameo)
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- NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.
- "2013 MBC Drama Awards" - December 30, 2013