KangChi, The Beginning



Title: 구가의서 (九家의 書) / KangChi, The Beginning
Chinese Title: 九家之書
Also Known as: Gu Family Book
Genre: Fantasy, human, melodrama, historical, romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2013-April-08 to 2013-June-25
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Ki), born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature, who goes through in order to become human and a story of Choi Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human.

Yoon Seo Hwa (Lee Yeon Hee ) and the guardian god of Jiri mountains, Gu Wal Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk) fell in love but due to the trap of their enemies, the Yoon family status fell into ruins. While Seo Hwa was on the run with her maid, she received news that Wal Ryung had disappeared after a mishap. Feeling unable to raise her son while escaping, she sent him down the river in a basket hoping that someone could take him in.

Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Ki) was raised by the Choi family after having been picked up from the river. Meanwhile, Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy) is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age.


Main Cast

Lee Seung Ki as Choi Kang Chi
- Jung Joon Won as Kang Chi (child)
Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo Wool
- Jo Min Ah as Yeo Wool (child)
Lee Sung Jae as Jo Gwan Woong
Jo Sung Ha as Dam Pyung Joon
Yoo Yun Suk as Park Tae Seo
Lee Yoo Bi as Park Chung Jo
- Kim So Yun as Chung Jo (child)
Sung Joon as GonYi

Kang Chi’s Biological Parents

Choi Jin Hyuk as Gu Wol Ryung (Kang Chi’s father)
Yoon Se Ah as Ja Hong Myung / middle age Yoon Seo Hwa (Kang Chi’s mother)
- Lee Yeon Hee as Yoon Seo Hwa

Supporting Cast

Kim Hee Won as Monk So Jung
Uhm Hyo Sup as Park Moo Sol (Chung Jo’s father)
Jung Hye Young as Chun Soo Ryun (head gisaeng)
Son Ga Young as Wol Sun
Yoo Dong Geun as Lee Soon Shin
Jo Jae Yoon as Ma Bong Chool
Lee Do Kyung as Gong Dal
Kim Hee Jung as Lady Yoon (Kang Chi’s adoptive mom)
Nam Hyun Joo as gisaeng house’s chief maid
Park Joo Hyung as Han Noh
Kim Ki Bang as Eok Man
Kim Bo Mi as Dam Yi (Seo Hwa’s maid) (ep1)
Lee David as Yoon Jung Yoon (Seo Hwa’s brother) (ep1)
David McInnis as Kageshima
Kim Dong Kyoon as Choi Ma Reum
Song Young Kyu as Pil Mok
Kim Sung Hoon as Wol Dae
Jin Kyung as Yeo Wool’s teacher
Lee Hye In as Gob Dan
Otani Ryohei as best ninja master
Yum Dong Hun

Production Credits

Production Company: Samhwa Networks
Chief Producer: Lee Chang Sub
Director: Shin Woo Chul, Kim Jung Hyun
Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung


- 2013 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards – Lee Seung Gi and Suzy (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Actor Awards – Lee Seung Gi (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actress (Mini Series) – Suzy (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Mini Series) – Lee Seung Gi (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 Apan Star Awards – Best Action Award (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 Apan Star Awards – Best Rookie Actor: Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 Apan Star Awards – Best Rookie Actress: Lee Yoo Bi (Gu Family Book)
- 2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 : Best OST: 4Men (Only You – Gu Family Book)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-04-08 1 11.5 (9th) 13.1 (5th) 11.2 (11th) 12.2 (7th)
2013-04-09 2 12.4 (8th) 13.4 (6th) 12.2 (7th) 13.4 (4th)
2013-04-15 3 13.6 (6th) 15.2 (5th) 13.6 (6th) 15.5 (5th)
2013-04-16 4 14.1 (5th) 15.7 (5th) 15.1 (5th) 17.1 (4th)
2013-04-22 5 13.3 (6th) 15.4 (5th) 14.4 (5th) 17.0 (5th)
2013-04-23 6 14.2 (5th) 16.5 (4th) 15.8 (5th) 18.3 (4th)
2013-04-29 7 14.0 (5th) 16.2 (3rd) 16.3 (5th) 19.3 (3rd)
2013-04-30 8 14.2 (5th) 16.2 (3rd) 16.4 (5th) 19.0 (2nd)
2013-05-06 9 13.8 (4th) 15.5 (4th) 15.4 (4th) 18.0 (4th)
2013-05-07 10 14.3 (4th) 16.2 (3rd) 14.4 (4th) 16.9 (4th)
2013-05-13 11 14.1 (4th) 16.3 (4th) 14.5 (5th) 16.9 (4th)
2013-05-14 12 15.1 (4th) 18.2 (2nd) 15.9 (4th) 18.7 (3rd)
2013-05-20 13 14.9 (3rd) 17.2 (2nd) 14.8 (4th) 17.2 (3rd)
2013-05-21 14 14.4 (3rd) 16.9 (2nd) 15.9 (3rd) 18.0 (2nd)
2013-05-27 15 15.3 (3rd) 18.3 (1st) 16.4 (4th) 19.3 (3rd)
2013-05-28 16 16.6 (3rd) 20.1 (1st) 18.2 (3rd) 21.7 (1st)
2013-06-03 17 15.8 (3rd) 18.3 (1st) 17.5 (3rd) 21.0 (2nd)
2013-06-04 18 16.0 (3rd) 18.9 (1st) 18.8 (3rd) 22.4 (1st)
2013-06-10 19 17.3 (3rd) 21.0 (1st) 18.3 (2nd) 21.5 (1st)
2013-06-11 20 18.2 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd) 19.1 (2nd) 22.3 (1st)
2013-06-17 21 18.5 (2nd) 21.8 (1st) 18.6 (3rd) 21.8 (1st)
2013-06-18 22 15.3 (4th) 17.5 (3rd) 16.3 (4th) 18.9 (3rd)
2013-06-24 23 17.7 (3rd) 20.2 (1st) 17.8 (3rd) 21.1 (1st)
2013-06-25 24 18.7 (2nd) 22.1 (1st) 19.5 (3rd) 22.9 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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948 Responses to “KangChi, The Beginning”

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  1. 926
    Kang Ji Hyo =) Says:

    I disagree with people who say that Suzy is not good at acting.
    At first I did not like her because she had seen Big, did not convince me much.
    But comparing his performance in that series with Gu Family Book, she has improved a lot … not to mention the great chemistry he had with Lee Seung Gi.

    I can not say that the actress is my number one on my list, but I love it as it is and acts.
    I hope to see it in other more mature roles.

    View and compare. I’m just saying.

  2. 927
    karima Says:

    one of the best drama i hava ever see
    suzy was great loove her and all the cast

  3. 928
    Sakkura Says:

    One of my favorites drama ever…I love it.. But one thing that I didn’t like that much..the end .. I cried a lot -_- … they must do season 2 with the same actors of course..because the story is infinished..don’t you think? we don’t know if he found the ” GU FAMILY BOOK” and I want to see Kang Chi and Yeo Wool together….

  4. 929
    Emmanuel Says:

    kan chi was so intresting i can’t wait for the season4,bcos he haven’t seen the gu family book and second i want to see kan chi and dam wool together

  5. 930
    mandy Says:

    hello idol kangchi and dam yeo wool

  6. 931
    mandy Says:

    hello suzy

  7. 932
    mandy Says:

    i love you oll of you i love suzy bae i miss uuuuuuuuuu

  8. 933
    tahiti Says:

    c’était magnifique, j’ai tellement aimé que je n’ai pas arrêté de pleuré, et les personnage ont été grandiose et immensément troublant car j’étais comme transporté dans ce monde, et lorsque la fin s’annonça, j’étais devenu triste et nostalgique, comme-ci tout mon monde basculait. j’ai adoré ce sentiment car le film dégageait un magnétisme et un ouragan dans mes sens. j’attendrai avec impatience votre bonté à faire une suite. svp. Merci à tous les acteurs, vous avez fait honneur à vos personnage et à ceux qui ont rendu possible ce film.

  9. 934
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  10. 935
    fena jean Says:

    i have watch this but was not able to finish it..well, it is a nice story done with Lee Seung Ki and his partner..

  11. 936
    kimchi Says:

    I love you Dam Yeo Wool!!!!!

  12. 937
    kimchi Says:

    I love you Dam Yeo Wool!!!!! She’s one fine character

  13. 938
    dinklik Says:

    i love this drama this drama is the best one This drama is soo awesome!

  14. 939
    lahnz Says:

    Season 2 please it was a very nice story.

  15. 940
    Dave Says:

    Watch it 3x already Season 2 pls :-( ;-(

  16. 941
    Alice Johnson Says:

    This is one of my favorite dramas I love everything about it I wish they would show them from where it ended in the present. This is my second time watching this drama and it is on my top 5 list.

  17. 942
    smiling Says:

    Hi, I really hope that this drama will have book 2or season 2,missed the couple Seung Gi and Suzy…

  18. 943
    Mal20 Says:

    wahh watched ep 11-15, have to say scary mother in- law

  19. 944
    Djwasmite Says:

    I really really enjoy it and I love all the cast in the film especially kang chi and dam yeo wool and I wish I could see you guys. Keep it up I really enjoy the film

  20. 945
    Abraham John Says:

    This is the 4th Korian movies that I love. A Man called God is my No 1. Iris is my No. 2 follow by Athena the goddes of war is my No. 3….. Nd CHOI KANCHI 4. I dont like film from the first tym but when my friends force me down 2 watch. I started enjoy the film. I like the action inside. The best person I love the most is Admiral a newly elected Governor is a very good in act. Also I want Choi Kanchi nd Yooi Woo 2 be together. I love Kanchi becus he has wisdom nd justice 2 do things nd I like that way, if Yooi woo nd Kanchi be together it is an interesting 2 watch. So I like them 2 be together. They match is other. Please I am expecting season 4 to watch. I cant wait 2 see the season 4 pleaseeeeeeeeee. U guys should cooperate nd bring season 4 out pleaseeeeeeeeeeee.

  21. 946
    Abraham John Says:

    I dont no why I like Korian movies like this. I like the environment nd everythin from Korian. I like 2 travel to that Country so that I will leave this miserable Country like Nijaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  22. 947
    Oluwatosin Says:

    Thaaa!. Abraham, Nija is nt a miserable country, nd moreover, why znt dea a season 4? Since kang chi did meet yeo wool again, what will happen next?. I rilli want to knw

  23. 948
    joseph DAVID Says:

    it is grt

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