You’ll hear this statement a lot in the first episode so I might as well hit you on the head with it right off the bat:
I am a gumiho.
That’s right. I’m a bona fide liver-eating fox spirit with nine tails, all of which I’ve cleverly tucked out of sight until a full moon uncoils them, very much like how a snake charmer’s pungi coaxes forth a basketful of gyrating snakes. Gaze and be amazed!
With its ratings surging past 20%, industry talk is that Queen Seondeok (2009) could become a major hit. And why not? It’s extremely well made and barrels of fun. The fourth episode, which aired this week, ended on a cliffhanger and I’ve been antsy ever since. Is it Monday yet?
While waiting for this week to quickly pass us by, allow me to share the reasons why this sageuk (period drama) has held me spellbound.