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*** The main cast of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” participated in an exclusive interview with Rakuten Viki to share details about the drama, their first impressions of each other, and more! To start off the interview, the three actors introduced their characters. Kim Bum introduced his character Lee Rang, a dangerous gumiho who is Lee Yeon’s half-blooded brother. :blush:


The actors were asked what it was like filming on set. Kim Bum revealed, “Earlier episodes were filmed last year, so we’re helping each other to refresh our memories.”


Next, the actors shared their first impressions of each other. Jo Bo Ah revealed that Kim Bum studied and researched a great amount for his role. Kim Bum then praised Lee Dong Wook, saying that he is the mood maker on set who helps others feel at ease with his good sense of humor.


Finally, the three actors revealed their preferences in drama genres as well as whether or not they enjoy mint chocolate-flavored foods.


Ending with a shoutout to Viki viewers, Kim Bum said “I think it’s a hard time for all of us. We hope our drama can comfort you during this lonely and difficult time.”


Watch their full interview with English subtitles below…


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…and check out “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” here!


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Nov. 2-8, 2020

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Wednesday, Nov. 4      
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol 9 KBS 3.6%
Private Lives 9 JTBC 1.6%
Tale of the Nine Tailed 9 tvN 5.1%
The Spies Who Loved Me MBC
Thursday, Nov. 5      
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol 10 KBS 2.9%
Private Lives 10 JTBC 1.5%
Tale of the Nine Tailed 10 tvN 4.5%
The Spies Who Loved Me 5 MBC 3.2%
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10 Korean Actors Who Made Viewers’ Hearts Flutter With Second Lead Syndrome In 2020 Korean Dramas


2020 Korean dramas have gifted quite a lively batch of characters which induced second lead syndrome.

Definitely a treat for true fans who understand that their hearts have been expandable to accommodate the two-actor structure of K-Dramas in the recent years. While some gifted us some serious heart-flutters in the 2020 Korean dramas they starred in, others endeared with supporting bromance. Here are K-Drama second male leads we’d love to confess “oppa saranghae” this year!





Bad boy like Kim Bum is very much welcome to wreak havoc in any girl’s heart

Lee Rang can throw tantrums to his heart content and we will perfectly understand him for that. *chuckles As half-blood gumiho holding grudge to his brother Lee Dong Wook, we definitely understand where he is coming. And we have a big heart for him in case he needs some loving.





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Kim Bum Makes A Difficult Choice Involving Lee Dong Wook In “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed”




tvN’s “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” released new stills of Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum ahead of the new episode!


“Tale of the Nine-Tailed” is a fantasy action romance drama that stars Lee Dong Wook as the male gumiho (a mythical nine-tailed fox) Lee Yeon, Jo Bo Ah as producer Nam Ji Ah, and Kim Bum as Lee Yeon’s brother Lee Rang. They find themselves tangled in a mysterious case involving Imoogi (Lee Tae Ri), a serpent beast in human form.



The previous episode revealed the hidden story of Lee Yeon, who was made to kill Ah Eum in order to keep the unwritten law of the gumiho, “A fox must repay his debt.” In addition, Lee Rang’s relationship to the broadcasting company’s president (Uhm Hyo Sup) was revealed. In the past, the president saved Lee Rang from Lee Yeon’s sword. When Lee Rang asked him why he had saved him, the president said forebodingly, “The reason isn’t important. Someday, you will repay your debt. That day will come.” As he spoke, a symbol of a contract appeared and disappeared between them, raising questions among viewers.


The new stills capture a critical moment between the two brothers. After meeting in secret, Lee Yeon and Lee Rang begin to argue, each regarding the other with glares of suspicion. Soon after, Lee Yeon is seen unconscious on the floor as Lee Rang kneels by him, eyes red with tears. He lets out a howl of something similar to spite, his hardened expression leading viewers to wonder if he will end up betraying his brother to keep his pact with the president.





While filming the scene in September, Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum were said to have fully immersed themselves in their roles. When they were rehearsing the scene in which Lee Dong Wook’s character collapses, Kim Bum teared up, unable to contain his emotions. Lee Dong Wook ended up consoling him, and this emotional investment of the two actors brought the scene to completion.


The drama’s production team praised the two actors, saying, “Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum created an even more immersive scene through their portrayal of the ambivalent emotions exchanged between the two gumiho brothers.” They also upped the anticipation for the new episode as they commented, “Watch the new episode to find out whether Lee Rang will comply with the contract that will only end with his death, or if he will create a plot twist by standing by Lee Yeon’s side.”


The next episode of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” airs on November 11 at 10:30 p.m. KST.


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So... believe it or not, I got to know Kim Bum for the first time ever watching Tale of the Nine Tailed lol the first kdrama I've ever watched was You Who Came From the Stars, I never really had interest in watching Boys Over Flowers tbh, I just use to hear people talking about it over the years. 


I started to watch Tale because of Lee Dong Wook because I really like him and because the story looked interesting, but then, starting from episode 7, a plot twist happened and Kim Bum STOLED my heart completely. Mostly because of his great acting. He's been carrying a HUGE emotional charge in the last episodes and he's doing a perfect job to portray these feelings. You can deeply feel his pain, sadness, rage and everything in between. And he managed to go further in the last episode! It is clear the evolution from just a bad boy at the beginning of the drama to, in my opinion, the character that stands out the most dramatically lately. I'm finding his performance really impressive.


I'm becoming a huge fan of him as an actor, I'm glad he already has another drama coming up. I'll definitely follow and watch his future projects.

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*** “Tale of the Nine-Tailed will not air new episodes on November 18 and 19. The drama will take a break from airing for a week. On November 18, a special highlight broadcast of ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’ will air. Episodes 13 and 14 will air on November 25 and 26. A source from the drama stated that this is in order to ensure an improved and more complete quality of production.  :blush:

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All The Adorable Goodbye Posts From The 'Tale Of The Nine-Tailed' Cast

Aww, we'll miss you guys!

You guys, fantasy K-drama Tale Of The Nine-Tailed has wrapped up filming, and TBH we're not ready to say goodbye to this show yet! Tale Of The Nine-Tailed tells the story of a gumiho or nine-tailed fox named Yi Yeon who lives amongst humans and who's waiting for the reincarnation of his first love Ah Eum. Joining the fun is his half-brother Yi Rang who has a grudge against him, and a determined TV producer named Ji Ah who's on a quest to find her parents.

Over the past few days, the show's cast members have been sharing the sweetest Instagram photos and messages, which they dedicated to fans and the production crew of the show: 

Kim Bum (Yi Rang/Lee Rang) 

OMG, Kim Bum's post came with an English translation for the caption! "The filming of Tale Of The Nine-Tailed has officially finished. On behalf of 'Lee Rang' and as 'Lee Rang' himself, I would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who showed love and support. Although an isolated character, filming was enjoyable and felt the least bit lonely thanks to you guys. To my team with me the whole way, team [fox emoji]. Be sure to stick around for Tale Of The Nine-Tailed and Lee Rang until the end!" We sure will,  bb. 






He also shared a group photo with Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Yong Ji, Hwang Hee, and Lee Tae Ri!








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Editor’s Pick: 2020 Best Korean Drama Original Soundtracks


Which 2020 Korean Drama OSTs  have left quite an impact this season?

Setting up our year-end count down for 2020 K-Drama season, we pick the tracks worthy of 2020 Best Korean Drama OST badge.


In choosing the notable soundtracks incorporated in 2020 Korean Dramas, we decided two simple rules.


First, how the song’s message fit perfectly in the story. This is easy to spot because it usually layered the poignant moments of the series. Second, the track’s lingering value for K-Drama fans who watched it, and for those who may hear it in passing.



“I’ll Be There” – MONSTA X Shownu for Tale of the Nine Tailed

Giving life to a mesmerizing gumiho character, Shownu did a great job in capturing the pain and dream of Lee Yeon. That when you hear the first few notes of this song, you can associate it easily as his theme music, which is fitting to how he has been pictured in the series. The build up to the chorus hikes up emotion to a flawless cadence that always makes the poignant scenes shine so vibrantly.




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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Nov. 9-15, 2020


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Wednesday, Nov. 11      
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol 11 KBS 3.5%
Private Lives 11 JTBC 1.5%
Tale of the Nine Tailed 11 tvN 4.9%
The Spies Who Loved Me 6 MBC 2.4%
Thursday, Nov. 12      
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol 12 KBS 4.2%
Private Lives 12 JTBC 1.9%
Tale of the Nine Tailed 12 tvN 5.3%
The Spies Who Loved Me 7 MBC 3.1%
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5 Times Episodes 11 & 12 Of “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” Made Us Shout For Joy Or Gasp In Horror




Tale of the Nine-Tailed” is gradually winding itself up for the climax in a few weeks time, and to get us ready for it, they are significantly upping the stakes. Just as we think the good guys (and foxes) are getting the upper hand, The Imoogi reveals himself to be a very real and formidable threat. Before all the angst and pain really sets in, the drama made sure to soften the blow first by letting our leads have some happy moments which no doubt made us fist pump the air in triumph.


So, here are five times we shouted for joy or gasped in horror while watching episodes 11 and 12:


Warning: You know the drill. Major spoilers ahead! 


When the Butler’s plans are foiled

We learned in the previous episodes that The Imoogi (Lee Tae Ri) is after Yeon’s (Lee Dong Wook) body (or more specifically, his heart). And so the Butler (Uhm Hyo Sup), being the good butler that he is, sets up various plans that involve having those close to Yeon betray him. With Ji Ah (Jo Bo Ah), the Butler uses her parents as bait, but Ji Ah continues to place her faith in Yeon and tells him about the Butler’s proposed deal. (Isn’t it refreshing when the leads actually communicate with each other?).

The Butler’s plan for Rang (Kim Bum) is just as despicable. He exploits Rang’s insecurities and makes him again question his relationship with his brother, suggesting that Yeon is too busy helping Ji Ah with her problems and wouldn’t spare any time for him despite his impending demise (Rang was given a deadline to deliver Yeon to the Butler). This proves to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, because next thing we know Rang agrees to the Butler’s terms and promises to deliver Yeon to him.

The next day, Yeon goes to meet Rang so he can get some information off him. Rang drugs Yeon’s drink and after an argument about Yeon’s constant disregard for him and Rang’s overall immaturity, Yeon falls over unconscious, allowing the Butler to come in to harvest his heart.



But wait! Just as the Butler is about to plunge a knife into Yeon, Rang grabs onto his arm and stops him, because — unlike the Butler who traded his whole family for a longer lifespan — he couldn’t sacrifice his family no matter how despicable he could be. The Butler invokes their debt-bond but nothing happens. And that’s because… Rang is actually Yeon!


The two brothers had traded places the night before when Yeon went to check in on Rang. Again realizing that his brother really does care about him, he comes clean about his hostage situation. And that’s when Yeon suggests the plan to trade places (despite thinking that morphing is a trick that is beneath him).


And just like that, the two brothers manage to achieve both their goals — breaking Rang’s debt-bond (The Butler agreed to end it if they let him live) and getting their hands on the ground cherries. These two have been at each other’s throat for the most part, so actually seeing them join forces for once is exhilarating, and taking the slimy Butler down is just icing on the cake. Now that we know they had traded places, their argument right before “Yeon” loses consciousness takes on new light. In a sense, they were yelling at themselves and acknowledging how they had failed the other brother. It takes a lot of self-awareness, and hopefully this “walk a mile in each others’ shoes” experience is cathartic for them and they can truly move on.


I have a feeling he’ll be good at it too! 

When Ji Ah finally reunites with her parents

Ji Ah follows Yeon to the Afterlife Immigration Office in order to seek help from Granny. Obviously, a human being isn’t allowed in the office and this greatly angers Granny. But Ji Ah puts on a brave front and barters with Granny to allow her to use one of her artifacts so she can find her parents. Granny is impressed with Ji Ah’s pluckiness and so she tells Ji Ah where her parents are — trapped in the ground cherries.


On a side note, we also find out that Granny hasn’t been taking any action against The Imoogi because she knows there’s a piece of him in Ji Ah, and to kill him, Ji Ah would have to be killed too. So she hasn’t been doing anything for Yeon’s sake, which in the grand scheme of things, is kind of odd for the usually by-the-rules Granny, no? The Imoogi has cost many people their lives and yet she’s allowing him to continue to wreak havoc merely because it would hurt Yeon? Is Granny hiding something or do we need to re-examine the Granny-Yeon relationship?

Back to the ground cherries. After Rang and Yeon’s switcheroo plan proves to be a success and they get their hands on them, Ji Ah is promptly reunited with her parents. They’ve been in deep slumber for the past twenty years, but at least they’re alive and well and no longer missing. And the parents, after learning that the man who released them is Ji Ah’s boyfriend, invites him over for dinner.


And while Yeon is an all-powerful (ex-)mountain spirit, dining with the in-laws proves daunting even for him. Thus, he asks advice from his two new part-timers — Jae Hwan (Kim Kang Min) and Sae Rom (Jung Yi Seo) — who tell him to always be honest and brief with his answers and to bring some gifts (like ginseng or supplements) to please the parents. Yeon takes all this advise to heart a little too well, which results in him gifting the parents a very expensive car and being very truthful about his (lack of) academic and work qualifications. But he’s also honest about how he feels about Ji Ah, and that’s all that really matters for the parents.


The Rang-Yoo Ri couple

Right when the show started, I’m sure there were many of us who thought there would be a thing between Rang and Yoo Ri. But from the moment Yoo Ri (Kim Young Ji) and Shin Joo (Hwang Hee) interacted, we were helplessly taken in by this adorable coupling. The Yoo Ri-Shin Joo couple has taken their relationship to the next level, but can we just say that we’re still not completely over Rang and Yoo Ri? In this week’s episodes, we get more interactions between the two and their relationship gives both familial and romantic vibes. Their chemistry is just so good!


Just look at how Rang looks at her! 

We flashback to five years ago when Rang first brings home a feral Yoo Ri. He feeds her then asks her to leave but she stubbornly follows him around, which actually elicits a tiny smile from him. Rang trains her to fight, and when she successfully attacks someone for the first time, she giddily reports back to him and he looks like a very proud dad.


Their interactions are just delightful to watch which makes it even harder because we’re now officially torn between Shin Joo-Yoo Ri and Rang-Yoo Ri. Who would’ve expected Rang, the second male lead, to third wheel not one, but two couples? But rejoice RaRi fans, because there’ll be a spin-off with the two focusing on their early days together, which will be available… soon.


When The Imoogi shows us what he’s really capable of

The show has conditioned us to be afraid of The Imoogi ever since the first or second episode. And while he’s creepy and chilling, he hasn’t come across as legitimately threatening — or at least not formidable enough that our supposedly powerful supernatural beings should fear him so much. However, these doubts all but dissipate this week after we see him put his abilities in action. And they’re horrifyingly mind-boggling. Literally.


One of The Imoogi’s powers is to hypnotize people into doing his bidding. All he has to do is utter his commands. No eye or physical contact is needed, which means anyone could be at his mercy. He uses his powers to make a restaurant full of people fall asleep, has hundreds of people die by suicide, and even uses it on Yoo Ri to make her attack an unsuspecting Rang, and it’s all quite horrifying.

Yeon has been well-matched with The Imoogi so far, keeping abreast of his plans for the most part, but now the tables have turned. Anyone around Yeon and Ji Ah could be unknowingly under The Imoogi’s hypnosis, just waiting to put his plans into action. In fact, Shin Joo is one such ticking time bomb, but neither we nor the characters know what his orders are, which only just amps up the fear factor.


Poor Rang. Look at how happy he is to welcome Yoo Ri home, only to be stabbed again and again by her. This is the Rang-Yeon reunion all over again. 

The Imoogi’s awakening (the sequel)

Needing to save Rang, Yeon puts his “hunt-The-Imoogi-down plan” into overdrive. He has his two part-timers research everything about The Imoogi, which leads to discovering that one of his weaknesses is horse blood. And after confiscating the ground cherries, Yeon also uses it to bait the Butler into dishing on how to get rid of The Imoogi. The Butler reveals that The Imoogi can’t be killed, only put into slumber, and the ingredients needed are the same things that woke him up — a pool of water, the body of a living person, blood from the sacrifice, and power from a divine being.

After figuring this all out, Yeon interrupts Terry’s (a.k.a The Imoogi) date with Ji Ah and starts the ritual. Except nothing happens, and we suddenly cut to Granny frantically exclaiming that Yeon had gotten it all wrong. Terry then grins at Yeon and tells him that he wasn’t the main part ie. he was the fractured offshoot. That’s when Ji Ah starts complaining about how her body is too hot, and when she turns around, her face is covered with scales. “It’s been a long time, Yeon.”


Which means, instead of putting Terry to sleep, Yeon inadvertently woke up the piece of The Imoogi that was in Ji Ah, which also happens to be the main part. Twice Yeon has woken up The Imoogi (he was the one who woke Terry up too), so technically all this mess is kind of his fault. Granny has warned him again and again that he and Ji Ah were not meant to be and we can now see why. It’s a heartbreakingly vicious cycle, y’all!

Most horrifying of all? We’ll have to wait an extra week for the next two episodes, as they’re on hiatus for a week. So, I’ll see you guys again in two weeks time!


Till then!

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Kim Bum Talks About Playing A Villain In “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed,” Reflects On Career, And More




Kim Bum spoke with Elle magazine about his long-lived acting career, role in tvN’s “Tale of the Nine-Tailed,” and more!

In the interview, Kim Bum shared his thoughts on his “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” character, Lee Rang. “When I think of Lee Rang, I also think of the death drive, ‘Thanatos,'” the actor said, referring to the concept of aggressive or self-destructive behavior. “Lee Rang was abandoned by love, so he’s a character who has a deep desire for destruction.”




Kim Bum mentioned that he wanted his character to be an ambiguous kind of villain, someone that viewers wouldn’t be able to hate. He added, “Villain roles tend to add more fuel to my desire for expression.”

On trying out a character who gets involved in action scenes and experiences intense emotions, Kim Bum shared with a laugh, “I really wanted to do a melodrama. But think it felt more freeing to me because there weren’t any romantic parts. I was able to express my emotions without being restricted by a certain relationship.”




Reflecting on his 15th year as an actor, Kim Bum said, “There was a time when I thought that my career wasn’t right for me, and I was caught up in a dilemma, but after I joined ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed,’ I felt endless joy and interest in my work for the first time in a while.”

He concluded, “I was stuck sitting in one place for a long time, but now I’ve brushed myself off and gotten up.”




Kim Bum’s full pictorial and interview can be found in the December issue of Elle magazine.


Watch Kim Bum in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” below!



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*** Jung Il Woo sent KB a coffee truck full of delicious beverages and snacks! The latter posted photos on Instagram of himself by the truck. In his caption, he expressed how grateful he was and described Jung Il Woo as a “hyung” (older brother or male friend) and longtime friend. This is the first coffee truck Kim Bum received for his new JTBC drama “Law School” (literal title). A banner by Jung Il Woo on the truck read, “Bum is coming. Bum is coming. Top student Joon Hwi (Kim Bum’s character name) of ‘Law School’ is coming,” which is a reference to Lee Nal Chi’s “Tiger is Coming.” -




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