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Tale of the Nine Tailed episode 1 & 2 Discussion Post



Drama: Tale of the Nine Tailed (English title) / Tale of The Nine-Tailed Fox (literal title)
Director: Kang Shin-Hyo
Writer: Han Woo-Ri
Network: tvN
Episodes: No information yet
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:50 KST
Language: Korean

MAIN CAST: Lee Dong Wook (Lee Yeon), Jo Bo Ah (Nam Ji Ah / Ah Eum), Kim Bum (Lee Rang), Kim Yong Ji (Ki Yoo Ri)

Support Role:Hwang Hee (Gu Shin Joo), Kim Jung Nan (Pal Eui Pa), Ahn Kil Kang (Hyun Eui Ong), Joo Seok Tae (Team Leader Choi [Broadcasting station]), Jung Yi Seo (Kim Sae Rom [Broadcasting station]), Kim Kang Min (Pyo Jae Hwan [Broadcasting station]), Kim Soo Jin (Bok Hye Ja), Jang Won Hyung (Baek Shi Woo [Detective])

PLOT: The story features the mythical nine-tailed fox, or gumiho, Lee Yeon who has just settled in the city. Able to transform into human form, he goes about cleansing human spirits, all the while creating havoc. Enter the talented television producer Nam Ji Ah whose current show features urban myths. With nerves of steel, she will stop at nothing to secure unusual, if not dangerous, subject matter to showcase. She sets her sights on Lee Yeon who appears just too good to be true; irresistibly handsome, intelligent, fit; in fact the ideal guest. But his heartlessness will render doubt in her that he is indeed of this world.

Step-brother to Lee Yeon is the captivating Lee Rang, reputed to be the most dangerous of all gumihos living among humans. Despite being half-human himself, he harbors a deep-seated contempt for all people. For sport, he will unleash his seductive prowess upon his human-du-jour, by promising to grant them their wishes, only to trick them into paying a hefty price for their earthly desires.

Episode 1 Summary: After living a thousand years, Lee Yeon still takes care of those who are lost between the Afterlife and the Living Realm. Nam Ji A is a director who is always looking for urban legends. The two cross path at a wedding hall and seem to keep encounter each other after that. Is it fate? Or is there some unsolved business from the past?

Episode 2 Summary: Yeon and Ji A shake hands on a fearless deal as she is desperately searching for her long-lost parents. One day, she has a nightmare and finds it odd how her coworkers also had bad dreams last night. Right when she was about to brush it off, she gets a phone call that her coworker’s mother died. And another shocking news takes her to an obscure island.

SOURCE: Images and drama information from MyDramaList | Episode summaries from VIU

You can watch on VIU (selected countries) and Dramacool


First two episodes gave me a good impression though I do have to say that it feels like...tale as old as time. Yup, something that you've definitely seen in kdrama before. Might be too early to say this so I'll give it a few more episodes. I want to watch something with Jo Boa that I will really like and it's been a while since I watched a series with Kim Bum.
Tags: drama, drama discussion, kim bum, lee dong wook, tvn
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