My Roommate is a Gumiho is leaving our screens this week! That means there’ll be a significant gumiho-sized hole in your heart. Fear not, these 7 K-Dramas are just the thing to fill that void.
1. Tale of the Nine-Tailed
The nine-tailed fox, or gumiho, Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook), had to settle in the city and blend in as a human many centuries ago. While he destroys supernatural beings that threaten the mortal world, his real goal is to find the reincarnation of his first love. Television producer Nam Ji Ah (Jo Bo Ah) works in a show about urban myths. In the past, her parents were involved in a car accident and disappeared, and she suspects that Lee Yeon might be connected. Lee Yeon’s half-brother, who is half-gumiho, half-human, Lee Rang (Kim Bum), hates all humans. He promises humans that he will grant their wishes only to trick them into paying a hefty price.
Similarities: gumiho characters, human/non-human relationship
2. Kiss Goblin
Ban Sook (Bae In Hyuk) is a 160-year-old goblin who wants to be human. However, to do so, he must take human form and kiss humans 10 times. He is strikingly handsome, so it seems to be an easy task; however, every time he kisses someone, he gains a new human emotion. This makes this more and more complicated as he has more emotions. He meets a strong-willed young woman named Oh Yeon Ah (Jeon Hye Won), who attacks him after seeing him kissing a stranger, then her best friend. Ban Sook can’t help falling for Oh Yeon Ah.
Similarities: both feature Bae In Hyuk, human/non-human relationship, cohabitation, college, sweet male leads, supernatural creature trying to become human
3. Doom at Your Service
Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young) has been working hard ever since her parents passed away. Her life seemed more stable after working as a web novel editor for 6 years, but then she gets diagnosed with brain cancer. She meets Myeol Mang (Seo In Guk), who is doom itself and is neither human nor god. He says that he can grant her wishes, and she makes a contract with him for 100 days to live however she wants.
Similarities: cohabitation, a certain amount of days left to live, human/non-human relationship, female leads have problems only the male leads can fix,
4. Gu Family Book
Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) is half-human and half-mythical-creature and was adopted by the lord of the Hundred Years Inn. He was the son of Gu Wol Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk), the guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, and the human Yoon Seo Hwa (Lee Yun Hee). Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy) is a martial arts master and daughter of the leader of a secret organization. She was sent to the Hundred Years Inn to protect its lord, where she meets Kang Chi. They fall in love and are forced to save the world.
Similarities: gumihos/supernatural creatures, cohabitation, both begin in Joseon period, love triangle, human/non-human relationship
5. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Cha Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) is a university student who dreams of becoming a famous actor. He is an orphan who now lives with his wealthy grandfather Cha Poong (Byun Hee Bong) and single aunt Cha Min Sook (Yoon Yoo Sun). However, Dae Woong and his grandfather always bicker because of Dae Woong’s careless spending and career choice. One day, Dae Woong visits a temple and accidentally sets free a gumiho (Shin Min Ah) who was trapped in a painting for 500 years. While running away, Dae Woong severely injures himself, but the gumiho saves him. In exchange, the gumiho asks him to help her become human.
Similarities: gumiho characters, gumiho wants to turn into a human but gives a human their marble, college, cohabitation
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) was once a general in Goryeo’s military who died a tragic death. He is now immortal but is tired of living while everyone around him dies. For 900 years, Kim Shin searched for his bride, a mortal who can pull the sword out and end his life. One day, he meets Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun), an optimistic high school student who can see the dead and claims to be the Goblin’s bride. However, what appears to be an easy task, only gets complicated when the two fall in love.
Similarities: both begin in the Joseon period, female leads have a problem only the male leads can fix, human/non-human relationship
7. The Thousandth Man
A gumiho (Kang Ye Won)has devoured the livers from 999 men. She needs one more liver to become human, but the man (Lee Chun Hee) is in love with her.
Similarities: gumiho characters, supernatural creatures trying to turn human