Category Archives: Gu family book

Quick Picture Recap GFB

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Wol Ryung and Seo Hwa tragic story.


Kang Chi receives unexpected kiss from supposedly first love, Chung Jo, the daughter of his adoptive family.


Yeo Wool saves Kang Chi from his attackers. In a “drugged” state, Kang Chi has mistaken Yeo Wool for Chung Jo and promises her he will protect her.


Kang Chi and Yeo Wool’s fateful meeting.


Kang Chi does not gain the trust of Sir Dam and Gon.


The lord, who Kang Chi treats as father, is killed.


Revenge! Give the bad guys some fear.


Kang Chi transforms into monster after bracelet is cut off.


Kang Chi cannot believe the truth. He is actually half-human.


Kang Chi is stabbed by Tae Seo who is under hypnosis.

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Yeo Wool saves Kang Chi’s life by taking off his bracelet.


Locked in a secret storage room. Yeo Wool’s wound created by Kang Chi is infected. Kang Chi uses his magical blood to heal her wound.


After Chung Jo’s betrayal, Kang Chi returns in a hideous state. Yeo Wool prevents Kang Chi from being killed by her father and holds Kang Chi’s claws much to other’s astonishment. Kang Chi is touched.


Kang Chi gives Yeo Wool a “hand grown” flower.


Out for a date!


Kang Chi is able to prevent himself from turning into monster just by looking at Yeo Wool.


Kang Chi finally confesses to Yeo Wool that he loves her.


Kang Chi’s parents meet. Wol Ryung is an evil spirit now.


Although Wol Ryung and Kang Chi fight at first, Kang Chi shields Wol Ryung from flying arrows aimed at Wol Ryung.


A beautiful ending to Wol Ryung and Seo Hwa’s love story.


Kang Chi is depressed. He allows his parents to leave.

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The bad guys are brought to justice.
Yeo Wool has taken the poisoned bullet shot for Kang Chi and treasures her last days with him.


Kang Chi remains half human and lives a long life in waiting, finally meeting reincarnation of Yeo Wool.

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Gu Family Book quotes that I love!

I’ve seen numerous people born as humans, but act less than animals. What makes you human is not your birth, but what you hold dear in your heart.

The ones you love the most are always the ones that hurt you the most. You get hurt because you love and care about them.

It doesn’t matter what others see you. What’s more important is how you think about yourself.

Living your life only to get acknowledged by others, that’s hypocrisy.

The weight of trust is the weight of one’s relationship. If you want to be trusted, first learn how to get along with others.

A man needs a friend to share goals with…
A woman to share his heart with…
A nation to serve with all his heart.
That’s the best life one can live.

~Admiral Lee Soon Shin (character with a lot of wisdom)

Gu Family Book quotes (Korean drama)

Don’t ever do that again. Keeping secrets from me, you don’t need to. Never again in front of me, pass by me like I’m a stranger… Look at me. I like you. I like you a lot.

~Kang Chi

Whatever happened 20 years ago, it was before we were born and is the elders business. So, please don’t push the past onto us. Elders’ business is to be solved by the elders.

~Kang Chi

(1st time hearing this in korean dramas. Good job, Kang Chi!)

You told me yourself that there are no evil people in this world. That there are just bad situations.

~Yeo Wool

Don’t be afraid of what you chose. The moment you lose yourself in fear, you will lose everything. The opposite of trust is fear.

~Wol Ryung

Korean Drama Review GFB

Gu Family Book (2013) / Kang Chi the beginning 九家之书

Genre: Fantasy,  Historical, Romance

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 10/10  No. of times I watched it: 2

    

starring Lee Seung Ki as Choi Kang Chi and Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo Wool .
Plot: Choi Kang Chi  is born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature and abandoned. His father is the guardian god of Jiri mountains while his mother is a human. His father saved his mother and their story began as they fell in love with each other. Little did they know their love will turn into a tragic love ending with his father turning into an evil spirit. The story of Choi Kang Chi and Dam Yeo Wool started as they were fated to meet each other by a cherry tree. Like his father, he did not manage to become a complete human as his bracelet came off before he turned 20 years old. Will Choi Kang Chi follow his father’s footsteps as he tries to obtain the Gu Family book to become human? Will their story turn out to be a tragic love as predicted by the fortune teller?

Zoom into characters: Kang Chi is a sincere but playful person who stands up for the citizens who are being treated unfairly. His life was going smoothly until his bracelet was cut off and he became a monster, killing many with his sharp claws. After that, he has to learn to prevent himself from changing into a monster when his bracelet is taken off and learn to gain other’s trust. Yeo Wool practises martial arts but cannot find a soulmate. After meeting Kang Chi, she bravely decides to follow her fate and not avoid it. She is one of the few who accepts Kang Chi as his true half-human half-monster self.

On top of the tragedy Kang Chi faces, his adoptive family’s inn was being snatched away. The lord who adopted him was killed and he was framed as murderer. Someone who he treats as brother was put under hypnosis to kill Kang Chi whenever he could. The adoptive family’s daughter was sold to the gisaeng house. I didn’t really like the parts on gisaeng. I am touched by the scene that Yeo Wool can still hold Kang Chi’s hand after he turned into a monster with claws. The interesting part is his parents did return after all… Kang Chi always saves the day when needed, helping them defeat the bad guy.

One of the important figures in this drama said that there are many humans that act less like human yet Kang Chi sincerely wants to become human so he looks forward to what kind of human Kang Chi wants to become. How does the word humane come about? Does it mean that being human means one is compassionate? Is that why humans harm others and the environment? I hope to become a person that people respect, lead a meaningful life and spread kindness in my society.

Why you should watch: I am always attracted to dramas by Lee Seung Gi! You will know why after you watched it. Lee Seung Gi’s second fantasy drama and it is still awesome! This time, he acts as the mythical creature instead. I am fascinated by the mythical and human part in this drama and the characters are developed well as the drama goes along. As one watches it, one will be drawn into it. The cutting at the back of the episodes are good and makes one feel like watching another episode.

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MV+Favourite osts: Whole album   Love hurts by Lee Sang Gon 

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