Fantasy dramas with Korean mythical creature ‘gumiho’ — a nine tailed fox, as a central point have been quite popular and amusing for the viewers. The new tvN show Tale of the Nine Tailed is adding to the list of similarly themed dramas like My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, Gu Family Book and Tale of the Nine-Tailed Fox. The show is a fantasy romance starring Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah and Kim Bum.
Lee Dong Wook plays a legendary nine-tailed fox who once resided in the mountains but now has settled in the city in human form and travels across mortal and immortal world, destroying the demons who cause disturbance to the living world. Seems a bit like Goblin. Jo Bo Ah plays a TV producer whose program specializes in supernatural investigations. Her work leads her to the aforementioned nine-tailed fox. Kim Bum stars as the hero’s step-brother who is half human, half gumiho. Kim Yong Ji is moving from one fantasy drama (The King: Eternal Monarch) to another, rounding out the cast as another gumiho who lives in human world as a department store director.
The drama seems to be in the same vein as the other shows with multiple supernatural characters residing with the modern world of human beings, like Goblin, A Korean Odyssey and The King: Eternal Monarch. It can be a hit or miss for me and I’m hoping this one will be good as I really like the cast. Lee Dong Wook last appeared in thriller drama Strangers from Hell while Jo Bo Ah was last seen in Forest, which also aired in 2020. Tale of the Nine Tailed marks Kim Bum’s comeback after mandatory military service. His last drama was 2016’s Mrs. Cop.
Tale of the Nine Tailed is premiering on October 7 in the slot of Wednesdays and Thursdays.