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Gu Family Book (구가의 서)

구가의 서 (goo-ga-eui seo)

Directed by Kim Jeong-hyeon-I (김정현), Sin Woo-cheol (신우철)

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24 episodes - Mon, Tue 21:05
Also known as "Kang Chi, the Beginning"
Formerly known as "Medical Novel" on HanCinema
Born half-animal and half-human, Choi Kang-chi gets into all kinds of awkward and perilous situations in his personal mission to turn into a full human in this spectacular action-packed period drama! Despite not being a human, Choi Kang-chi tries to become a humanistic individual with a big heart in this wild adventure!

Choii Kang-chi (Actor Lee Seung-gi)
His father is Koo Weol-ryeong (), a guardian spirit of Mt. Jiri and his mother is Seo-hwa, making him a half-human and half-animal. Unbeknownst that he was born half-human and half-animal, he is abandoned by his mother who left him floating in a basket in a river. He is found by merchant Park Mu-sol who runs the Baeknyeongaekgwan. Kang-chi is impulsive, reactionary, and uses physical force before thinking twice. He starts life anew after encountering Dam Yeo-wul and Yi Sun-shin.

Dam Yeo-wul (Actress "Suzy", member of MISS A)
She joins her father who was tasked with the job of investigating a series of murders by Yi Sun-shin. She crosses paths with Gang-chi who is falsely accused of committing murder. While Kang-chi always caused trouble, Yeo-wul discovers his innermost secret. This makes her feel sympathy for him. Even after knowing the truth that Kang-chi is half-human and half-animal, she trusts that he will not harm people and stands by his side. She is the only person who can calm down Kang-chi when he goes on a rampage.

Yi Sun-shin (Actor Yoo Dong-geun)
After being appointed as governor of Jeolla Province by Yoo Seong-ryong, he was the first official to detect the presence of Japanese spies in the Joseon kingdom. After learning that Won Gyun controls the royal palace and all the key royal administrations, he asks Dam Pyeong-jun, who oversaw a secret army of men, to spy on Japanese spies. One day, he encounters a strange boy called Kang-chi. Although Kang-chi appears to be a human, Yi Sun-shin discovers that there is another power that lies within him. So he puts Kang-chi under the charge of Dam Pyeong-jun, asking him to lead the boy towards a right path. Whenever Kang-chi is in a perilous situation, Lee Sun-shin will appear to show him a meaningful lesson to learn from the situation. He is Kang-chiís eternal mentor and hero.


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  • Lee Seung-gi to appear on 'Running'

    2014/12/08, Source,
    Singer-actor Lee Seung-gi, left, and actress Moon Chae-won will appear in the popular reality TV show "Running Man" sometime in the near future. According to Lim Hyung-taek, the producer of the Sunday prime-time show, Lee and Moon will appear in a shoot for the reality TV show with other guests,...More
  • Woman is arrested for Suzy tweets

    2014/12/04, Source,
    An Internet user who is under suspicion of sending spiteful messages to Suzy on Twitter was arrested by the police on Tuesday. The woman, who is in her 30s, told Gangnam Police Precinct on Tuesday night that she was jealous of Suzy, a member of girl group Miss A, because her husband is a big fan of the 20-year-old singer,...More
  • Park Joo-hyeong to join "The King's Face"

    2014/10/20, Source,
    Actor Park Joo-hyeong is starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "The King's Face". Park Joo-hyeong takes on the role of Prince Gwang Hae's (Seo In-guk) brother Im Hae-goon. He is Seon Jo's (Lee Seong-jae) oldest son and Gwang-hae's brother. Im Hae-goon is a broad-minded and bold character who is very fond of his younger brother. While Park Joo-hyeong shows a reliable image, he's also passionate and desirable at the same time,...More
  • [HanCinema's Idol Actors] Lee Seung-gi

    Lee Seung-gi is an idol actor that has worked hard and made a name for himself in every branch of the industry he has worked in. As a solo singer he is a solid performer who has always done well on stage and in his music videos. As an actor he has worked in multiple genres. As an MC he has found continuing success. What is it about Lee that appeals to the masses? What made his transition from singing to acting so strong? It is Lee's work ethic and general relatability that makes him so successful,...More
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Airing dates : 2013/04/08~2013/06/25

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