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Have you been keeping an eye out for new K-dramas to check out? Then, you've definitely gotta add My Roommate Is A Gumiho to your watch list!
If you like other gumiho-themed dramas like My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, Book of Gu, and Tale of the Nine-Tailed, this is def another drama you'll enjoy.
Check out the trailer below:
Based on a highly popular webtoon of the same name, My Roommate Is A Gumiho tells the story of Shin Woo Yeo, a gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) who has lived quietly for hundreds of years as he tries to become a human.
Just as he's one step away from success, his fox bead is accidentally swallowed by Lee Dam, an ordinary university student. The bead can exist inside a human for no more than a year, after which it will break inside that person. This will not only cause Shin Woo Yeo to lose his chance to become a human, but will also cause the death of Lee Dam.
As they try to figure out a solution to this problem that puts them both at risk, the pair end up living together. Though they initially quarrel, they soon begin to understand and get along with each other.
Sounds pretty interesting, kan? We're totally excited to see how the story unfolds! Will Shin Woo Yeo succeed in becoming human? How are they gonna get the fox bead out of Lee Dam? Gotta watch to find out!
And if the plot isn't enough to get you interested, the amazing cast is sure to get you hyped for this upcoming drama
First off, there's Jang Ki Yong, who will be playing the gumiho Shin Woo Yeo. You may recognise him from his previous roles in dramas like Come and Hug Me, Search: WWW, Kill It, Born Again, and more.
His impressive performance as Chae Do Jin in Come and Hug Me even earned him the Best New Actor award in the television category at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards.
You can look forward to seeing how Jang Ki Yong brings Shin Woo Yeo to life in My Roommate Is A Gumiho. The 999-year-old nine-tailed fox is the sweetest gumiho in the world, who can sometimes be strict, serious, and solemn. To become human, he has been diligently collecting human energy in his fox bead.
Starring opposite him is Lee Hye Ri as university student Lee Dam. In addition to being the youngest member of popular K-pop girl group Girl's Day, Lee Hye Ri has also made a name for herself as an actress.
She is well-known for her leading role as Deok Sun in hit drama Reply 1988, which was the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history at the time it aired.
In My Roommate Is A Gumiho, Lee Hye Ri will be portraying Lee Dam, a university student born in 1999. She is a modern girl who dares to speak up and says what needs to be said. Bold and enthusiastic, she places importance on herself and fully speaks her mind, not knowing when to back down. Also, before getting entangled with the gumiho, she has never had a boyfriend.
Ahead of the drama's premiere, Jang Ki Yong and Lee Hye Ri even participated in a photoshoot for 1st Look Magazine, in which they showed off their sizzling chemistry
Dressed casually and playfully posing in a cosy home setting, the pair look absolutely adorable together and exude sweet couple vibes, awwww! If they're already this cute together during a photoshoot, they're confirm gonna make for a great OTP in the drama! Gotta prepare ourselves now for all the ship feels they're gonna induce.
The magazine even released an interview of the duo and some behind-the-scenes snippets from the photoshoot, which you can watch here to see their natural chemistry. Gaaah, our hearts can't handle all this cuteness! <3
In addition to the main cast, the supporting cast, screenwriters, and director are all really impressive too, and will no doubt take the drama to the next level
K-drama fans will definitely recognise Kang Han Na from her roles in popular dramas like Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Start-Up. In My Roommate Is A Gumiho, she'll be playing Yang Hye Sun, Shin Woo Yeo's friend who used to be a gumiho. But, she has become a human now, and has been living as one for five years. Extremely beautiful, she is a simple-hearted and pure person.
Meanwhile, Kim Do Wan, who also previously starred in Start-Up, will be portraying Do Jae Jin, Lee Dam's best friend. He meets Yang Hye Sun after twelve failed relationships, and is the kind of person who forgets everything else around him when pursuing someone. You can look forward to seeing how the relationship between Do Jae Jin and Yang Hye Sun develop in the drama.
Rounding off the supporting cast is Bae In Hyuk as Gye Sun Woo. A popular student on campus, the number '231,000' on his poster represents the number of social media followers he has. He is Lee Dam's university senior, and gets the shock of his life when she turns him down.
At the same time, screenwriters Baek Sun Woo and Choi Bo Rim, as well as director Park Joon Hwa, who all worked on the popular drama What's Wrong With Secretary Kim will be helming the production of My Roommate Is A Gumiho. With them taking charge, you can be sure that this drama is gonna be another awesome one that you'll be addicted to.
My Roommate Is A Gumiho will be premiering EXCLUSIVELY on iQiyi International on 26 May 2021, woohoooo!
Make sure to look out for new episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 9.40pm!
Besides My Roommate Is A Gumiho, there's tonnes of other stuff to watch on iQiyi International — it's home to over 30,000 Malay, Chinese, Korean, and anime titles, both local and international, and most of it is free to watch! English and Malay subtitles are available for all their content.
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Available from 20 May to September, the LOVE ON Tab is a section specially dedicated to Asian romance, oooo! Enjoy over 600 hours of content featuring Asian idols, including 7 LOVE ON Originals as well as other amazing K-dramas, J-content, and even local shows.
Check out titles like Moonlight, Make A Wish, Love Under The Full Moon, My Roommate Is A Gumiho, Monthly House Magazine, and so much more!