Following a stellar premiere, Tale of the Nine-tailed 1938 proved to be a weekend winner as it took first place in total nationwide viewership at 6.463% and 7.129% respectively for the first two episodes. The 12-episode series serves as the second season to the 2020 season Tale of the Nine-tailed with a storyline that is the prequel to the former.
Following, Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) as everyone's favorite sarcastic gumiho (nine-tailed fox), as he goes back to 1938 to save his half-gumiho brother, Lee Rang (Kim Beom Ghost Doctor 2022). The two have a very complicated love/hate relationship which is very funny to watch! But not everything goes as smoothly as Lee Yeon plans as he has to run a bunch of errands in order to save his brother. The combination of action/adventure with a slice of humor is quite worth watching! Here are three reasons why we think Tale of the Nine-tailed 1938 should be on your Saturday/Sunday watchlist!
Comical situations that make you think of your siblings!
If you have a sibling, this drama will have you nodding your head along! The elbow nudges and arguments that only siblings have during normal circumstances will have you laughing and reminiscing about your own relationships with your siblings. Both Lee Dong Wook and Kim Beom, having experienced being siblings from the first season, show their bond as true brothers as they battle the evil demons to save the mission!
You can't help but take notice that the whole cast is ridiculously good-looking! From evil demons to regular humans, everyone seems to look their best in every scene! With all this eye candy, it is really difficult to take your eyes off the screen! Partnered with some pretty good acting, and we've got ourselves a binge-watching drama.
Good 'ole fashion Korean Western!
This series definitely has its share of difficulties in portraying accuracy in time periods. Most of the "city or town scenes" look like your normal K-drama, but once they're outside in the wilderness or fighting on top of a moving train, it totally looks like an American Western. If many scenes of men riding horses while shooting guns don't give you the vibe, then maybe the unique clothing style (a cross between the Korean period and American Western) will convince you.
Tale of the Nine-tailed 1938 might not be the most historically accurate Korean drama out there, but it definitely gives off a fun and good time that most people can enjoy! Let us know if you like this drama! What scenes do you like?