Half-way into My Roommate is a Gumiho, find out if it’s worth your time!
Detail and Cast:
Drama- My Roommate is a Gumiho
Also Known As- A Falling Cohabitation, My Roommate is a Nine Tailed Fox
Based on-My Roommate is a Gumiho (webtoon) by Na
Director- Nam Sung Woo (also known for 100 Days My Prince, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo) and Park Joon Hwa (also known for Touch Your Heart, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Because this is my First Life, Bring it on Ghost, Let’s Eat 1 and 2)
Screenwriter- Baek Sun Woo, Choi Bo Rim
Genre- Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Airing- May 26, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
Airing on- Wednesday, Thursday
Duration- 1 hr. 5 min. approx
Watch on- iQIYI
Main Cast-Jang Ki Yong, Hyeri, Bae In Hyuk, Kang Han Na, Do Wan Kim, Park Kyung Hye
Supporting Cast- Choi Weo Sung, Kim Do Yeon, Kim Kang Min, Jung So Min, Bang Eun Jung, Min Dae Shik
Plot- Story about a Gumiho (also known as nine tailed fox) Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong) who has lived for 900s of years justto become a human. He accidentally transfers his gumiho bead to a university student Lee Dami (Hyeri) and they came under a cohabitation to solve the problem.
Drama till now:
Gumiho is not so new concept when it comes to Kdramas. We already have a super hit classic series My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and the recent hit Tale of the Nine-tailed. Wecan’t ignore the fact that Gumiho dramas have always gained ratings and fantasy lovers never miss a chance to binge it.
My Roommate is a Gumiho to be honest isn’t intriguing at first sight. Alsoliving under the same roof due to some weird circumstances is now a dying theme. In case you are in search of something fresh (you hate clichés) and realistic, still don’t skip it and know what this drama has enstored for you.
Comedyyyyyyy... The hilariously this drama has been plotted can’t be put into words. Simple light entertainment. All credits goes to Hyeri. It surely gonna relieve your stress. Plot isn’t fresh but still looks new and funny. It is beautiful. Watch it for a good laugh.
TVN and it’s fantasies..
We all know TVN is known for its fantasy dramas. The channel has already given us masterpieces like Guardian: the lonely and the great god, W two worlds and whatnot. It never fails to surprise its fantasy loving audiences. It has done a master in breaking its own records, keeps on crossing it’s own limits. With its jaw dropping plots and screenplay, mesmerizing direction and visuals to the great casting it leaves no stones left unturned.
Hyeri is back! Jang Ki Yong is back!
Hyeri’s earnest raw acting is astonishing. Crossing all the limits she knows how to make her audience roll off a bed. She is purely ahead of what we assume cinematic actresses to be. Not your girl next door..breaking all the barriers and setting the bar too high! Jang Ki Yong's contagious smile.. you might have to revert back a lot of times, pause its for a while just to admire his innocence. Both are rocking it together. Their chemistry is undeniably perfect. Also if that wasn’t enough we have breath taking Bae In Hyuk, bad boy we all want in our lives. Kang Han Na's silly yet flawless portrayal will make you giggle too. Also Kang Han Na and Do Wan kim are back again together after their hit series Start up. Start up fans assemble!
Family is all!
Mr. Gumiho and his secluded life will teach you what it is too be all alone, why do we need our people around us, why it is important to live a short and worthy life rather than a long and emptyone. Hyeri her family, her friends. There draws a good contrast to make you feel what the drama wants you too.
Friends we all wish for!
Friendship track is what you gonna love the most. Friendship among Hyeri and her two besties is what merely a dream of many now. Her friendship with Do Jae Jin (Do Wan Kim) and Choi Soo Kyung (Park Kyung Hye) is so deep and pious, so upright and honest that it might look like a fantasy to you. They arechaotically cute together. Especially the bond she shares with Jae Jin is damn angelic.
We wish our college/school opens soon..
It might hurt. Hyeri waking up, getting all set for college, going to college, attending lectures, stuffing herself in cafeteria..every bits and piecesof these scenes will brutally make you miss your good old college and school days. Prepare yourself with tissues as they beautifully portrayed college life which is now a privilege in the pandemic era. Also you might cringe at the crazy assignments lol!!!
Korean fantasies are magical than the restalso because of their background score and beautiful music. OSTs are meant to run through your veins. “My All" by Kim Na Young and “Door” by Jeong Se Woon are outstanding and apt. Gonna make you swoon for sure.
Second lead Couple
Won’t spoil the fun for you but we surely got a second lead couple to give you butterflies and some amazing fillers. Watch it to know more.
Second lead syndrome
Be ready for it guys. Many of you refrain from such a theme but that still doesn’t make the drama unworthy. This ones isn’t as deep as we saw in True Beauty or The Heirs but still it gonna might make you feel sorry and you wanna snatch the second lead for yourself tbh.
All the theories and backstories have been sortedup. It’s still on episode 8 and there seems no more knots to untangle. Memory loss clichés is surely waiting for you but with a twist and you gonna love it. Love still needs to explore between the two couples we have. Let’s see how it enrols.
Wanna bring this to your kind notice that if you are all soaked up with psychos and dark melodramatic themed dramas that 2021 has given us so far from Vincenzo to Taxi Driver this one’s surely a mood booster. I won’t deny thesame old clichés it got like hopeless second lead, memory loss drama, couples not recognizing they are in love when the aliens knows ittoo but the way it is portrayed and executed is freaking humorous. The comedy timing, its effect is so damn superior that these clichés becomessmall but not ignorable though. You will fall in love with the plot how so ever. Surprisingly a completely predictable plot but zero dull moments up till now. Episode 8th left us on a complete cliff hanger but preview gave us an insight. It is definitely recommend because comedy and humour is like a medicine to all of us. This drama is healing.