The Gu Family Book

The Gu Family Book

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-“The Gu Family Book” in Soompi News Details Title: 구가의 서 (九家의 書) / Gugauiseo Also known as: Ancient Medical Book / The Writings of Nine Houses / Book of the House of Gu / Kang Chi, the Beginning Genre: Fantasy, human, melodrama, historical, romance Episodes: 24 Broadcast network: MBC Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-08 to 2013-Jun-25 Air time: MondayTuesday 21:55 Original Soundtrack: Gu Family Book OST Synopsis A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Choi Kang Chi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature (or human werefox half-breed), who goes through in order to become human and a story of Choi Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human.

Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Ki) was raised by the Park family after having been picked up from the river. Due to customary restrictions of the era he is adopted by manager Choi instead, however Park Moo Sol takes on the role of being Kang Chi’s main father figure. Choi Kang Chi is the son of Gu Wol Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk), the guardian spirit (werefox) of Jiri Mountain, and Yoon Seo Hwa, his human mother. Kang Chi is an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity. He realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life.

Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy) is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age.

Cast Lee Seung Ki as Choi Kang ChiJung Joon Won (정준원) as child Kang Chi Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo WoolJo Min Ah as child Yeo Wool Lee Sung Jae as Jo Kwan Woong Jo Sung Ha as Dam Pyung Joon Yoo Yun Suk as Park Tae Seo Lee Yoo Bi as Park Chung Jo Sung Joon as Gon Kang Chis Biological Parents

Choi Jin Hyuk as Gu Wol Ryung (Kang Chi’s father) Yoon Se Ah as Ja Hong Myung / middle age Yoon Seo Hwa (Kang Chis mother)Lee Yeon Hee as Yoon Seo Hwa Source: WikipediaDramaWiki

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Korean drama of the week

Korean drama of the week "Gu Family Book"

Korean drama of the week "Gu Family Book" (2013)

Directed by Kim Jeong-hyeon-I, Sin Woo-cheol

Written by Kang Eun-kyeong

Network : MBC

With Lee Seung-gi, Suzy, Lee Seong-jae, Jo Seong-ha, Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Yoo-bi,...

24 episodes - Mon, Tue 21:05

Also known as "Kang Chi, the Beginning"

Formerly known as "Medical Novel" on HanCinema

Synopsis

Born half-animal and half-human, Choi Kang-chi gets into all kinds of awkward and perilous situations in his personal mission to turn into a full human in this spectacular action-packed period drama! Despite not being a human, Choi Kang-chi tries to become a humanistic individual with a big heart in this wild adventure!

Starring

Choii Kang-chi (Actor Lee Seung-gi)

His father is Koo Weol-ryeong, a guardian spirit of Mt. Jiri and his mother is Seo-hwa, making him a half-human and half-animal. Unbeknownst that he was born half-human and half-animal, he is abandoned by his mother who left him floating in a basket in a river. He is found by merchant Park Mu-sol who runs the Baeknyeongaekgwan. Kang-chi is impulsive, reactionary, and uses physical force before thinking twice. He starts life anew after encountering Dam Yeo-wul and Yi Sun-shin.

Dam Yeo-wul (Actress Suzy, member of MISS A)

She joins her father who was tasked with the job of investigating a series of murders by Yi Sun-shin. She crosses paths with Gang-chi who is falsely accused of committing murder. While Kang-chi always caused trouble, Yeo-wul discovers his innermost secret. This makes her feel sympathy for him. Even after knowing the truth that Kang-chi is half-human and half-animal, she trusts that he will not harm people and stands by his side. She is the only person who can calm down Kang-chi when he goes on a rampage.

Yi Sun-shin (Actor Yoo Dong-geun)

After being appointed as governor of Jeolla Province by Yoo Seong-ryong, he was the first official to detect the presence of Japanese spies in the Joseon kingdom. After learning that Won Gyun controls the royal palace and all the key royal administrations, he asks Dam Pyeong-jun, who oversaw a secret army of men, to spy on Japanese spies. One day, he encounters a strange boy called Kang-chi. Although Kang-chi appears to be a human, Yi Sun-shin discovers that there is another power that lies within him. So he puts Kang-chi under the charge of Dam Pyeong-jun, asking him to lead the boy towards a right path. Whenever Kang-chi is in a perilous situation, Lee Sun-shin will appear to show him a meaningful lesson to learn from the situation. He is Kang-chi's eternal mentor and hero.

Broadcasting dates in Korea : 2013/04/08~2013/06/25

Available on DVD from YESASIA

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"Gu Family Book" Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated

"Gu Family Book" Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated?Without official confirmation from either Suzy or Sung Joons entertainment agency, a Gu Family Book staff members Twitter post seems to playfully prod the couple about just coming forward about their relationship while addressing them by their characters names from the drama, Gu Family Book. 

On October 11, the day news broke out that the beloved starlet was dating fellow her fellow co-star from Gu Family Book - a staff member uploaded the following photo from the drama set with a message that said, Yeo Wool = Gon. Is this the birth of a Gu Family Book couple? There probably arent many people who noticed as quickly as I did, heh. But if theyre not, then theyre not [dating]. Please dont ask me any questions. I really dont know anything^^

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated?

In addition to the staff members post, netizens have also shared on forums the fruits of their investigation for the public to examine. Photos dating back to when Suzy and Sung Joon were filming Gu Family Book together were marked to show signs of evidence that their relationship goes beyond that of platonic friendship. 

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated?

Meanwhile, the only official statement given by JYP Entertainment is that, Suzy and Sung Joon have always been close. They also meet up with fellow co-stars Lee Yoo Bi and Lee Seung Ki from Gu Family Book too. They just happen to be enjoying dinner as mere friends. They regard each other as nothing more than close acquaintances. 

Edited for accuracy.

Sources (1) and (2)

Here are Suzy and Sung Joon dressed up in costume as their characters Lady Yeo Wool and Gon, arent they adorable?

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Joon Dating Rumor Validated?

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"Gu Family Book" Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated

"Gu Family Book" Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated?Without official confirmation from either Suzy or Sung Jongs entertainment agency, a Gu Family Book staff members Twitter post seems to playfully prod the couple about just coming forward about their relationship while addressing them by their characters names from the drama, Gu Family Book. 

On October 11, the day news broke out that the beloved starlet was dating fellow her fellow co-star from Gu Family Book - a staff member uploaded the following photo from the drama set with a message that said, Yeo Wool = Gon. Is this the birth of a Gu Family Book couple? There probably arent many people who noticed as quickly as I did, heh. But if theyre not, then theyre not [dating]. Please dont ask me any questions. I really dont know anything^^

In addition to the staff members post, netizens have also shared on forums the fruits of their investigation for the public to examine. Photos dating back to when Suzy and Sung Jong were filming Gu Family Book together were marked to show signs of evidence that their relationship is beyond that of platonic friendship. 

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated?Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated?

Meanwhile, the only official statement given by JYP Entertainment is that, Suzy and Sung Jong have always been close. They also meet up with fellow co-stars Lee Yoo Bi and Lee Seung Ki from Gu Family Book too. They just happen to be enjoying dinner as mere friends. They regard each other as nothing more than close acquaintances. 

Sources (1) and (2)

Here are Suzy and Sung Jong dressed up in costume as their characters Lady Yeo Wool and Gon, arent they adorable?

Gu Family Book Staff Member Says They Saw it First: Suzy And Sung Jong Dating Rumor Validated?

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"Gu Family Book" and "Answer Me 1994" Star Yoo Yeon Suk Is Eye-Popping in "SURE"

"Gu Family Book" and "Answer Me 1994" Star Yoo Yeon Suk Is Eye-Popping in "SURE"

Gu Family Book and Answer Me 1994 Star Yoo Yeon Suk Is Eye-Popping in SUREGu Family Book and upcoming drama Answer Me 1994 star Yoo Yeon Suk has posed for a fun, eye-popping photo shoot.

Fashion magazine SURE revealed its pictorial featuring Yoo Yeon Suk, who transformed into a mischievous and playful hunk in various colorful clothing and settings.

Yoo Yeon Suks free-spirited and energetic poses pair well with the bright and colorful outfits he sports for the shoot. A mixture of cute and handsome, Yoo Yeon Suk proves that hes a good model as well as a great actor.

This photo shoot took place in Itaewon and it is said that Yoo Yeon Suk was very forward in coming up with a variety of poses and facial expressions. He also sat down to give a very honest and in-depth interview afterwards.

This photo shoot that shows the multi-colored charms of Yoo Yeon Suk can be found in the September edition of SURE.

Gu Family Book and Answer Me 1994 Star Yoo Yeon Suk Is Eye-Popping in SUREGu Family Book and Answer Me 1994 Star Yoo Yeon Suk Is Eye-Popping in SURE

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Honey G Releases "Baboya" MV Teaser Featuring "Gu Family Book" Yoo Yeon Seok

Honey G Releases "Baboya" MV Teaser Featuring "Gu Family Book" Yoo Yeon Seok

Honey G Releases Baboya MV Teaser Featuring Gu Family Book Yoo Yeon SeokThree member group Honey G has released the music video teaser for Baboya, the title song from the groups first full-length debut album.

The teaser features actor Yoo Yeon Seok, who recently starred in the MBC drama Gu Family Book. It shows him portraying the story of the lyrics, which is about a man who loves his female friend who already has another boyfriend. He wakes up to receive a call from her, and she complains that her boyfriend blew her off. She comes over, and he cooks for her, during which he asks tentatively, Your boyfriendcan it be me?

The full music video and album comes out August 22. You can view another music video, which features Lee Hyori, already released from the album by clicking here.

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Miss A's Suzy Explains Why She Broke Down Crying At A Recent 'Gu Family Book' Press Event: 'I Had Signs Of Depression' Star Says

Miss A's Suzy Explains Why She Broke Down Crying At A Recent 'Gu Family Book' Press Event: 'I Had Signs Of Depression' Star Says

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Miss A's Suzy Explains Why She Broke Down Crying At A Recent 'Gu Family Book' Press Event: 'I Had Signs Of Depression' Star Says Suzy says the abuse she suffered from her co-stars on the popular television drama Gu Family Book, caused her to break down in tears at a recent press conference for the show. It isn't easy being "the nation's first love."

Singer and actress Bae Suzy of the K-pop girl group Miss A earned the emphatic title after starring in the 2012 film "Architecture 101."

But Suzy found that it's lonely at the top.

The star says the abuse she suffered from her co-stars on the popular television drama "Gu Family Book," caused her to break down in tears at a recent press conference for the show.

"I suddenly started crying. It was because of several things," Suzy said in an interview Monday on the South Korean television program "Healing Camp."

"I always try to think positively. I feel more comfortable if I'm at a disadvantage and I don't like to butt heads with people. I could bear the physical exhaustion but I couldn't express the scars I received from people [in the cast]. Everything started to build up and when I kept thinking that I should hold it in, it just exploded."

The 18-year-old Miss A bandleader claims the problems with her "Gu Family Book" co-stars began because of her age.

"There were a lot of instances where I was looked down upon because I am young," Suzy explained.

"People tell me 'you don't know because you're too young,' but on the other hand, they expect me to act like an adult. These kinds of contradictions really made me mad."

The star claims the whole ordeal even caused her to exhibit symptoms of clinical depression.

"In the end, I had signs of depression," Suzy said.

"I wondered if I could continue to live like this and if I could endure through all of this tomorrow once again. Once, I was just laughing and talking with my friend and I suddenly started to cry."

She admitted to never considering a career in acting.

"Trainees who want to become actors probably find me infuriating, but for me, my dream was always to become a singer," Suzy said.

"I have never had any expectation of acting. So when I was offered the lead role in 'Dream High,' it was too much for me...at first, I cried and refused to do it. I never learned to act, and I had no confidence."

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Lee Seung Gi's Character from "Gu Family Book" is Popular Among Young Children Too

Lee Seung Gi's Character from "Gu Family Book" is Popular Among Young Children Too

Lee Seung Gis Character from Gu Family Book is Popular Among Young Children TooOutside stationary stores, you can now find Lee Seung Gis character Choi Kang Chis bracelet being sold through toy vending machines. The bracelets appear to be currently popular among elementary schoolers, serving as a testament to the success of his drama, Gu Family Book.

On June 30, MBCs Section TV Entertainment News interviewed actor Lee Seung Gi at the set of MBCs drama, Gu Family Book.

On that day, Lee Seung Gi described his emotions as the drama series was coming to a close. He said, Its hard, I feel relieved yet sad at the same time. I also feel like for the first time, my popularity has expanded among elementary schoolers. I have been receiving the enthusiastic support of children around the age of 10. He continued while laughing, They told me that theyre selling Choi Kang Chis bracelet in front of stationary stores. Im guessing theyre becoming a hot trend for kids these days.

Lee Seung Gis Character from Gu Family Book is Popular Among Young Children Too

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Could Kim Soo Hyun Play "Dark" Wol Ryung in "Gu Family Book"

Could Kim Soo Hyun Play "Dark" Wol Ryung in "Gu Family Book"

Could Kim Soo Hyun Play Dark Wol Ryung in Gu Family Book?Kim Soo Hyun has been picked as the number one actor that would have suited the Dark Wol Ryung role in the recently completed MBC drama, Gu Family Book.

According to Hankook Ilbo, in a questionaire performed through an unnamed mobile search app, the question of which actor would look better with Lee Yeon Hee or Yoon Se Ah as Dark Wol Ryung was asked, and out of 500 answers, Kim Soo Hyun was number one with 36.2%.

Wol Ryung was the animal spirit gumiho character in the MBC drama Gu Family Book, played by actor Choi Jin Hyuk. He won over many fans and saw rising popularity with his striking performance in the role.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Could Kim Soo Hyun Play Dark Wol Ryung in Gu Family Book?

While in the beginning of the drama, Wol Ryung was a sweet and harmless character, due to a betrayal by his loved one, he turned into a thousand-year demon, becoming the deadly and feared Dark Wol Ryung.

[END SPOILER]

Could Kim Soo Hyun Play Dark Wol Ryung in Gu Family Book?

It seems Kim Soo Hyun was picked as suitable for the dark version of Wol Ryung due to his recent charismatic role in the hit movie Secretly and Greatly and the dark turn for his Sam Dong character in the KBS drama Dream High.

Click through the pages to see which actors placed second through fifth place for the role of Dark Wol Ryung.

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Suzy, Comments About 'Gu Family Book' Ending

Suzy, Comments About 'Gu Family Book' Ending

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Suzy, Comments About 'Gu Family Book' Ending suzy twitter about medical novel endingmiss A's member Suzy who came out in MBC drama "Gu Family Book" revealed how she feels about the drama ending.

Today, Suzy posted on her Twitter, "Thank you to all who loved and supported 'Gu Family Book' and Yeowool."

She continued, "I will not forget all staffs, director, writer, actors, Ho Joon, Haeun, and Heesun."

Suzy came out in MBC drama "Gu Family Book" as Dam Yeo Wool.

Photo Credit: OSEN

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