Mid-Year Report Card (Part 2)

Okay! Now that we’ve sussed out the best/worst kdrama offerings for the first half of this year, it’s time to check out the lead performances and everyone’s favorite topic: the OTPs!

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The Fox Family giveaway results

We have the results of our third movie giveaway!

A dear friend, Peggy (who adores the movie), has carefully studied all the submissions and has helped me pick the following three winners:


Congratulations! You have won an English-subtitled DVD of The Fox Family (2006). I’ll be emailing you shortly for your mailing address.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated. Please look out for more movie (and drama) giveaways from Thundie’s Prattle. And to Peggy, for believing in me, and for love and friendship, my gratitude always. I’m thrilled that this is your favorite Ha Jung-woo role!

The Fox Family movie giveaway

In Korean mythology, a gumiho is a fox that can transform itself into a human when it is one thousand years old. The transformation takes place when the fox consumes human hearts or livers.

Although outwardly human, the gumiho (literally “nine-tailed fox”) remains fox-like in its behavior. Various permutations of the myth have been depicted in popular culture, with the gumiho transforming most commonly into a beautiful woman who is either blood-thirsty or benevolent, evil or innately good.

The gumiho legend has been brought to life in several Korean movies and one drama. Of the lot, the only one I have watched is The Fox Family (2006), about a family of foxes and their fervent wish to become human.

If we must assign a genre to it, then The Fox Family is a musical, or a musical film. But it is also a comedy, a whodunit, a heartwarming tale spun around hopes and dreams, family love and togetherness. Dark and quirky, weird and wonderful, here is one circus you won’t forget.

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