Get ready for Kim Bum’s heart-fluttering love story in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938”!
“Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938” is a sequel to the hit 2020 drama “Tale of the Nine-Tailed,” which told the story of the male gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) Yi Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) in the present day. However, in the new sequel, he unexpectedly finds himself back in 1938, and he embarks on an eventful adventure in his quest to return to the present.
On May 18, tvN unveiled fairytale-like stills of Yi Rang (Kim Bum), a half-gumiho and Yi Yeon’s half-brother, with mermaid Jang Yeo Hee (Woo Hyun Jin). As each other’s lifesavers, curiosity is rising to see how their relationship will progress.
After his older brother Yi Yeon got mysteriously sent to the year 1938, Yi Rang found a way to follow him back and ended up almost sacrificing his life for him. In order to trap Yi Yeon in the past, the red-and-white masked man (Ryu Kyung Soo) planned to attack Yi Rang, who he knows is most precious to his brother. The person who saved his life in this desperate situation was mermaid Jang Yeo Hee, who sensed that Yi Rang was in danger through the scales he gifted her the last time she helped him. As Yi Rang is someone who must return a favor and Jang Yeo Hee is desperate for love, what changes are to come in their bond?
The latest stills capture romantic moments between Yi Rang and Jang Yeo Hee. The first photo depicts the pair’s sweet eye contact after Yi Rang regains his senses and finds himself in Jang Yeo Hee’s arms.
In the next set of photos, Yi Rang and Jang Yeo Hee are on an adorable horseback riding date. To repay her for saving his life, Yi Rang decides to fulfill one of Jang Yeo Hee’s wishes and she romantically explains that she wants to experience love. Although Jang Yeo Hee envisioned a sweet horseback riding date, things do not go as planned as she quickly realizes that Yi Rang is not the romantic type and knows very little about love. When Jang Yeo Hee asks Yi Rang for a riding lesson, he hilariously surprises her with his competitive attitude, as if trying to train her for a professional competition.
As a half-human and half-gumiho, Yi Rang grew up being treated as a monster by his own mother. After he learned that Jang Yeo Hee is also half-human and half-mermaid, he acted cold towards her and kept his distance, even telling her to go back to the ocean as there was no space for someone like her on land.
Stay tuned to find out whether Jang Yeo Hee’s active and open expressions of love and affection will be enough to bring down the walls Yi Rang has put up, and to see how their relationship changes as they share their pains and gradually grow closer.
The producers of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938” remarked, “Yi Rang’s random but cute romance is officially starting. The special relationship and narrative between the two will add excitement and fun [to the drama].”
Episode 5 of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938” will air on May 20 at 9:20 p.m. KST.
Until then, check out Kim Bum in “Ghost Doctor” with subtitles here!