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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: Look at Me

“Look at Me” by Park Hong

Why did you protect me all this time
You must have been hurt because of me

Playing with you and bothered by you
Really, I was cruel to you

But I never disliked you
I can't imagine being without you

I love you, fool
I want to be with you
I just want to send these words to you honestly

I can't do anything when I'm in front of you
I froze like a fool
All these are because I am moved by the love for you

Playing with you and bothered by you
Really, I was cruel to you

But I never disliked you
I can't imagine being without you

I love you, fool
I want to be with you
I just want to send these words to you honestly

I can't do anything when I'm in front of you
I froze like a fool
All these are because I am moved by the love for you

Please be with me
Please don't leave me
When time passes, when you die
Look at me
I'm standing right next to you

I love you, fool
I want to be with you
I just want to send these words to you honestly

I can't do anything when I'm in front of you
I froze like a fool
All these are because I am moved by the love for you

Gu- to Il-Miho, But Still Going Strong

Although it’s not rare, it’s not a common feat either for a show, may it be movie or drama, to spawn a double swirl and bevy of new colloquial slangs and mannerism into the cultural lexicon and physio-mechanic.

Trending in Korea and anywhere else in the world that has watched My Girlfriend is a Gumiho over the last couple of months and still going strong are such speech imitations like ‘mating’, ‘bubbly water’, and ‘cow’ to mean ‘having sex’, ‘soda’, and ‘beef’ respectively.

In the physical realm, old and young are imitating moves to show compliment, love connection, love confession, and synchronization. Instead of just complimenting your beau, act it out instead: while cocking one’s head to the side, smile with the cutest, exaggerated, and most innocent expression and raise one hand with the thumbs up motion to the side of the cocked downward  cheek saying anything complimentary like ‘mashita!’ (delicious!) or ‘fashionista’ (fashionista). Of course, doesn’t hurt if one is endowed with crater deep dimples.

You're so cool!
Wow fashionista!

Potential or current lovers can show how in tune they are with each other in a secure wave frequency through a love antenna: do air quotes besides each temple. I get you!

From me to you- can you tune in to my waves?

If you’re already in a relationship, greet your partner with a E.T originated finger kiss: swirl your forefinger and say ‘hoi’, then your partner does the same, then ‘kiss’ each other with your forefingers.

Hoi Couple greeting

Confession of love has never been so cutely expressed until this gumiho showed it to us: Say “I really really really really really really really really really like you” then do some love finger gun shots at your love target.  Winking is optional but highly recommended.

I really really really really really really really like you!

It’s an old catchphrase that imitation is the highest form of flattery and if this is true, Gumiho is certainly feeling the flattery even post broadcast. Shin Min A’s portrayal of the mythical gumiho was epically cute. It’s save to say her Mi Ho is cuteness deitified with a fuzzy white tail. This may be her best and most memorable performance so far in her career. Ms. Shin has always been popular, but never for any particular role or acting prowess. She just happens to be at the right place at the right time, star with the ‘’it’ actor in the right month and been able to remain popular through her style, many commercials and endorsements. Finally, she has an acting project under her belt that she can really brag and be proud of.

Lee Seung Gi, who stars opposite Shin Min A, had great chemistry with her which added to the audience’s huge support for this Hoi Couple besides LSG’s already sizeable fanbase and reputation as an eom-chin-a (a shortened slang for the perfect boy to bring home to mom) to k-drama ratings’ bread and butter- housewife ajummas.  The biggest critique watching LSG is the annoying head twitch every time he starts his lines. Is this how he really speaks carried over to his character or is this a conscious character mannerism choice? Either way, it makes his performance appear extremely overacted.  He is the male lead so imagine how many scenes, how many lines, and ensuing head twitches that had to be endured.

Another critique about the storyline is the underdevelopment and under utilization of the initially interesting second lead character played by Noh Min Woo. His backstory as a smoldering mystical blue-glow sword wielding, thousand years old, porcelain skinned, half-human half-spirit, more smoldering, demon vanquisher just hits a dead end in episode 2 after he saw Mi Ho look like his long dead love. Nothing as interesting came out of his character anymore and anything he subsequently did was ineffectual or just lame. No more action, no more mystique, no more real expectation and no more anticipation. O’Asian Druid Warrior, you had so much potential!

Overall, the Hong Sister did a fantastic job with this drama on two major points dear to my attention span and patience- low angst level and short angst period. Additionally, the angst involved was narratively necessary, not just some device to separate the couples just to separate them. The mystical powers that be ordained that love had to be proven through a long unspecified time of separation with unguaranteed reunion. Thus the couple had to choose whether to wait or not, knowing they’re separated by different dimensions and space. Will their love fade as time goes by? That makes the ubiquitous angst in a Hong sister drama bearable for this drama. They are certainly improving with their storytelling and development of narrative drives. Hurray for them and for all fans of their work.

Gumiho’s Final Cameo

Halfway through the finale episode, there wasn’t much expectation left on seeing anymore cameo appearances. But then there he was sporting his You’re Beautiful hairstyle recolored to plum purple instead of its former sunny blonde shade. If that’s not a dead giveaway hint, then what is?

The scene was a photoshoot with clearly a female and male model or actor/actress.  The first shot was a long shot, so the audience had a few seconds to get suspicious and set mental preparation as the camera swayed and grooved to the beat of the soundtrack until it finally zoomed clearly onto the characters’ faces- Park Soon Jin’s sly character Eun Hye In, an aspiring actress, and Lee Hong Ki’s Jeremy. That’s right. The Hong Sister gave his cameo character the same name from his You’re Beautiful character. They are so great creating these little fun coincidences, puns, kismet, and other tie-ins from their previous dramas that have become their hallmark.

This Jeremy is the object of Hye In’s crush. Here she is trying to decide whether to put her pride aside and make a move on him or continue her usual high and mighty act and risk losing the chance with another guy as she did with Dae Woong, whom she lost to the aggressive, forthright, and lovable gumiho.

Cameo Countdown on ‘Gumiho’

Notoriously famous for filing the cast from their previous drama through their current one, the Hong Sisters have already got the girls, UEE and Park Shin Hye, from their last trendy cult-hit drama, You’re Beautiful, in cameos in their running SBS drama My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. It was a hoot seeing UEE get her hamburger meat stolen by the gumiho and left with only her buns and veggies. It was no less shocking seeing Park Shin-hye relatively girly hitting on her sonbae and intimated to scram by the gumiho.

Now the boys. Will schedule permit the boys of fictional band A.N.JELL in the drama to show their pretty faces in some form or another before Gumiho says goodbye to make way for Daemul? As all three actors have enthusiastically and readily agreed to an appearance, all that is in question is the time availibility in their activities.

Cameo is a particulary fun devise in any drama or movie because it never fails to elicit a ‘huh, is that who I think it is!’ moment. Following that begs the question from the viewers, ‘oh, did I miss any other?’ and a curious desire to review through previous episodes. Simply, cameo is an entertainment bonus. There will be many Hong sisters, You’re Beautiful, and Gumiho fans anticipating a turn from Lee Hong Gi, Jang Geun Seok, Jung Yong Hwa for their cameos. 

 

You're Beautiful Cast Cameos in MGIAG

My Girlfriend is a Gumho OST: I Love You From Now On

My Girlfriend is a Gumho OST Lee Seung Gi

“I Love You From Now On” by Lee Seung Gi

I love you, those words that are filled inside my heart
I love you, those words I want to say a thousand times more
I never said before so I want to say them to you more
The words I want to tell only you

I didn't know about love then
Leaving someone beside me
It was uncommon and I was afraid

Now I know this love
I was the one who pushed you away
It was you who believed me and I thank you

Now I see, there's lot of memories too
I didn't know that was love

I love you, those words that are filled inside my heart
I love you, those words I want to say a thousand times more
I never said before so I want to say them to you more
The words I want to tell only you

Now I will protect our love
Even if I'm clumsy, even if I'm foolish
Because I'm a man who knows only you

It must have been hard for you because of this love
It's a little late but can you give me a chance

I love you, those words that are filled inside my heart
I love you, those words I want to say a thousand times more
I never said before so I want to say them to you more
The words I want to tell only you

Day by day it was exhausting
It's a relief that I met you
Words that make my heart beat

I love you, those words that are filled inside my heart
I love you, those words I want to say a thousand times more
I never said before so I want to say them to you more
The words I want to tell only you

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: Trap

“Trap” by No Min Woo (Dong Joo’s Theme)

Surprisingly, love that spreads as I erase it

Like fate, eyes watch only one place
You touched my heart that used to be ice in front of the world

Sleeping deep inside of my heart you let me breathe
Coming deep inside of my memories you let my pain and sigh change to tears

Don't leave me, I can't let you go
Because of mixed fate, I lost your hand
I call your name in sadness everyday

Don't love anyone else, I'm here
I go back to the day I met you several thousand times
Draw the day when I embrace you

Like fate, I meet you again on this day
The words I could not say and was clogged like dust

Sleeping deep inside of my heart you let me breathe
Coming deep inside of my memories you let my pain and sigh change to tears

Don't leave me, I can't let you go
Because of mixed fate, I lost your hand
I call your name in sadness everyday

Don't love anyone else, I'm here
I go back to the day I met you several thousand times

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: Two as One

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST Part 4

“Two as One” by Lyn

What kind of fate is it to somehow meet you like this
It's strange that the more I see you, the faster my heart beats
Is this love, I've grown so fond of you, doo loo doo loo loob
Are you aware of these feelings of mine

If the weather is good, I want to walk down the street holding your hand
If it rains, I want to be your umbrella
It's the first time having this exciting feeling, la la la la la
Should I say it, should I confess these feelings of mine

Ya ee ya ee ya, I don't want any tears anymore
I really don't want to live with a broken heart
La la la, I will love you now
I really like you, I love you

When the sunlight quietly enters the window for a morning call
I want to hear your voice hovering around my ears
This trembling heart is going pit-a-pat, la la la la la
Shall I confess these feelings of mine today

Ya ee ya ee ya, I don't want any tears anymore
I really don't want to live with a broken heart
La la la, I will love you now
I really like you, I love you

I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
Being a bright light to me living in the darkness
I wish that person would be you

I love you, I will love only you
I will cherish these feelings of mine forever
I'd also like to look at only you
The two of us are like one
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you

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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: Sha La La

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST Shin Min Ah

“Sha La La” by Shin Min Ah

My smile shines brighter than the sun
My tears will probably fall more beautifully than anyone else

People that pass by stare only at me
But I want to show this image only to you, you're very lucky

Sha la la la la, as you sing a song
If you dream and call my name

Sha la la la la, as a girl only to you
Gracefully
I will only see you

My smile shines brighter than the sun
My tears will probably fall more beautifully than anyone else

People that pass by stare only at me
But I want to show this image only to you, you're very lucky

Sha la la la la, as you sing a song
If you dream and call my name

Sha la la la la, as a girl only to you
Gracefully
I will only see you

Sha la la la la, as you sing a song
If you dream and call my name (only me)

Sha la la la la, as a girl only to you
Gracefully
I will only see you

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: The Person I Will Love

“The Person I Will Love” by Lee Seung Bi

This image is so unfamiliar
Because it's the first time I'm showing myself to you

Enduring it alone and holding back
Because I know how difficult and lonely it is

It seems to be an excuse that I'm waiting for you
I hate to be burden to you, I keep holding onto you

The person I love, please look at me
My appearance is different but the heart is the same
Even though I don't have the courage to face you
Please love me, please turn around and look at me

It seems to be greed that I want to keep you
I tried to hide it, but it stays like that

The person I'm waiting for, it is you
I try so hard by myself but I know it's a dream
Even though I'm not enough to love you
Please love me, turn your head to look at me

I'm afraid that I'll regret it if I don't say it
I'd like to see your heart now

The person I love, please look at me
My appearance is different but the heart is the same
Even though I don't have the courage to face you
Please love me, please turn around and look at me

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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST: Ooh La La

My Girlfriend-is-a Gumiho OST Part 2

“Ooh La La” by Kim Gun Mo

I lived cool thus far, was immature
I didn't think I would get struck so suddenly
Ooh la la, ooh la la Don't misunderstand
Ooh la la, ooh la la What can I do

Back then you pretended you were beautiful and nice
I didn't know you could change like this all of a sudden
Ooh la la, ooh la la What's wrong
Ooh la la, ooh la la What can I do

What do you want me to do
How can you expect me to say those words I can not believe
It's not, it's not you, I can't believe it
Now I know your real image

La la la la la
La la la la la

I had everything
I didn't think I could feel like I could die because of you
Ooh la la, ooh la la What is wrong with me
Ooh la la, ooh la la What can I do

What is wrong, I can not tell
Why do you keep changing
It's too hard, I can not bare it
I can not understand this situation

La la la la la
La la la la la

Exhausted and tired from love
I must drink on this long night and swallow my tears

What do you want me to do
How can you expect me to say those words I can not believe
It's not, it's not you, I can't believe it
Now I know your real image

La la la la la
La la la la la