My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (내 여자친구는 구미호) is a South Korean romantic comedy series. Broadcast by SBS from 2010-Aug-11 to 2010-Sep-30. It stars Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah.
It aired weekday afternoons from May 9, 2011-June 17,2011 4:30pm daily on ABS CBN in the Philippines.
Cha Dae-Woong (Lee Seung Gi) accidentally releases a gumiho, a legendary fox with nine tails who was trapped inside of a painting by Grandma Samshin, by drawing 9 tails to the fox painting. The gumiho wanted to be human before but was not able to fulfill the request of finding a husband because a rumor was spread claiming that she eats livers of humans. During their first encounter, Dae-woong experiences a life-threatening fall, and the gumiho saves his life by giving him her fox marble (여우 구슬). Later on, Dae-Woong wakes up and meets a pretty girl, not knowing that she is the gumiho that he released. When Dae-woong finds out about what he did, he must try to keep her happy and hide the fact that she is a gumiho from everyone. However, because Dae Woong has gumiho’s bead that saved his life, he has no choice but to let her stay with him.
As the story goes on, the legendary gumiho, later called Miho, wants to be human. Miho (Shin Min Ah) is informed by a veterinarian named Park Dong Joo (who is half human, half monster) that in order to fully transform into a human, she must drink human blood and give a human her fox marble so that he keeps the fox-marble in his body for a full 100 days. Moreover, Dae Woong will not be able to date anyone else but gumiho within the 100 days. However, Dong Joo doesn’t tell Miho that after the 100 days pass, in order for her to become human, Dae-woong must die. Trouble brews when Miho and Dae-woong eventually falls in love.
■ Lee Seung Gi as Cha Dae-woong
Who lost both of his parents at a very young age and has been with his grandfather and aunt for more than 20 years. He is not interested in going to college; instead, he wants to be an actor. When his grandfather tries to take him to a boarding school, Dae-woong escapes and eventually gets lost. A woman’s voice tells him to draw nine tails on a drawing of a fox at a Buddhist temple and in doing so he accidentally releases it. He meets a girl who informs him that she is the fox he released. He finds out that she is a gumiho (later called Mi ho) so he ends up trying to keep her happy (mostly by buying her meat) and hide the fact that she is a gumiho from everyone else. Later, Dae-woong falls in love with Mi ho.
■ Shin Min Ah as Gu Mi ho (called Mi ho)
A legendary nine-tailed fox that has been stuck inside a painting for 500 years. Mi ho dreams of becoming a human and has always wanted to do things humans do. However, when people heard rumors that gumihos eat human livers, no one would go near her. When she meets Dae-woong, she starts to feel like she is human but sometimes exerts her superhuman strength when no one, except for Dae-woong, is around (she was once seen by two children at a park). She becomes Dae-woong’s girlfriend and tries to mold their relationship into a normal girlfriend-boyfriend one. Despite the fact that gumihos are ferocious, she is more like the cute and nice type. Since she was made of fire, she is afraid of water.
■ No Min-woo as Park Dong Ju
A veterinarian at an animal hospital, he is not human but not a legendary animal either. He knows a lot of things about human life. Dong Ju is shown to be the antagonist. He tends to speak in a calm way to Mi ho, but doesn’t seem to be that way to other people. He tried to capture Mi ho and put her back inside the painting, but when Mi ho tells him that she wants to become a human, he changes his mind. So, he tells Mi ho that she will become human if she drinks his blood and if Dae-woong will keep her orb inside his stomach for 100 days. However, he doesn’t tell her that Dae-woong will die if he gives the orb back to her when those 100 days are over. When Dong Ju finds out that Miho is like a reincarnation of Kil-Dal (a gumiho he once loved), he tries to keep her safe.
■ Park Soo Jin as Eun Hae In (Donna Eun)
The female antagonist of the drama, she is Dae-woong’s senior. She and Dae-woong had strong feelings for each other for a long time. However, when Dae-woong found out that she was using him, he started to lose interest in her and ignore her. Hae In doesn’t like Mi ho, and she becomes infuriated and jealous when Mi ho becomes Dae-woong’s girlfriend. She also tried to get Dae-woong to ask her out, but because Dae-Woong can’t date other people because of Mi ho’s fox bead, she gets rejected a few times. Hae In thinks that she knows Mi ho’s difference so she tries to do whatever she can to find out Mi ho’s true identity.
■ Sung Dong Il as Ban Doo Hong
The director of Dae-woong’s action school. He is so fond of Dae-woong’s skills and gives him special treats. When he sees Mi ho jump high and run fast, he looks for her, and whenever he finds her, she runs away without noticing him. He is eventually seen by Miho, but he doesn’t see her. He also has feelings for Da-woong’s aunt, Cha Min Sook. The first time he encounters Dae-woong’s aunt, she is alone on an elevator and has just broken wind from an upset stomach. He enters the elevator, smells Min Sook’s gas, and then the elevator lets others on as well. The others eye Cha Min Sook and believe that she broke wind. Ban Doo Hong graciously asks everyone on the elevator to excuse his upset stomach. Cha Min Sook is grateful. Ban Doo Hong is also widowed, as he has said that he raised Seon Nyuh by himself.