First Impressions: My Roommate Is a Gumiho

My Roommate Is a Gumiho

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Origin: China
Episodes: 16
Air-date: May 26, 2021 to present
Starring: Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo, Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam, Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun, Bae In Hyuk as Gye Sun Woo

Gumiho, literally “nine-tailed fox” is a creature that appears in the folktales and legends of Korea.

It is based on an original webtoon. It tells the story of a male Gumiho, who has lived for hundreds of years to become a human being, having his fox beads taken away by a female college student in an accident and living in a house together to solve this problem.


Thoughts: In total and complete transparency, I had/have zero expectations for this drama and after completing the first two episodes, I stand by this notion. I read like a couple chapters of the webtoon and so I wasn’t entirely on board for Hyeri to play Lee Dam, I will say that there’s nothing particularly bad about her in this role. Matter of fact, I would say that Hyeri thrives at playing different version of Deoksun. I quite enjoyed this two episodes. I love the ridiculousness of it. I am so into having lighthearted and fun romantic comedies that I wasn’t turned off by all the shenanigans of these episodes. Matter of fact, I quite literally found myself laughing out loud and I had to take a step back like whoa. Hahah. So we have a pretty cast, exaggerated acting and fun sets. I can dig this especially if we don’t go all melodramatic with it. I already think that Hyeri and Kiyong suit each other and I look forward to see if they can develop a romantic chemistry. PS- Inhyuk and Kiyong are styled similarly in this drama and it is making me so trippy at times hahaha.

Recommendations: If you’re into Goblin/Tale of The Nine Tailed, like looking at hot men and enjoy comedic hijinks.

Where To Watch: IQIYI

First Impression Score: 7.5/10

Until Next Time! xx

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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