Lee Yeon returned to modern times and had a happy reunion with Nam Ji Ah in “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938”.
tvN’s Sat-Sun drama “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” ended with explosive reviews on June 11th.
After making a crash landing in 1938, Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) did everything he could to pay off the debt owed by the times. His sincere efforts to ensure the happiness of his precious people in a peaceful world. He awakened Lee Yeon of 1938, who would have remained in the dark history, and restored the friendship that had been disrupted. After sharing the sincerity that he could not express with Lee Rang (Kim Bum) in a heartfelt farewell, Lee Yeon reunited with Nam Ji Ah (Jo Bo Ah), creating a heartwarming and touching ending.
Although Lee Yeon left, those in 1938 continued their journey and didn’t stop hunting to protect their loved ones and their country. The revival of the three mountain gods, including the 1938 Lee Yeon, who regained his sanity, Ryu Hong Joo (Kim So Yeon), who decided to take responsibility as a mountain god rather than the owner of Myoyeongak, and even Cheon Moo Young (Ryu Kyung Soo), who returned from death, added warmth and promised ongoing heroic acts. Above all, the actors maximized viewers’ experiences of the K-fantasy genre with their exceptional acting performances in creating unique characters.
The audience’s reactions remained enthusiastic until the drama ended. According to Nielsen Korea, the final episode recorded an impressive average rating of 9.1% with a real-time peak of 10.9% in Seoul. As for the nationwide rating, it achieved 8.0% with a real-time peak of 9.2%, breaking its own record and securing the No.1 spot among shows of the same broadcasting time. In the 2049 rating chart, “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” also achieved its highest rating results with 4.4% in Seoul (peak 5.5%) and 4.5% nationwide (peak 5.2%). The drama proved its true value by maintaining its position as the highest-rating show among programs on all channels.
Before returning to the present day on the day of the lunar eclipse, Lee Yeon prepared for the final battle. With little time left, he created plans with the Myoyeonggak family to save those who were kidnapped. However, variables still occurred. The first mountain god resurrected by Cheon Moo Young took away the stone. If they had all the treasures, the world would come to an end. Since Lee Yeon had to return during the lunar eclipse no matter what, Ryu Hong Joo and Lee Rang went to find the kidnapped people instead, while Lee Yeon tried to defeat the police chief Kato Ryuhei. During the enemy’s counterattack, an unimaginable supporter appeared and turned the game upside down.
Lee Yeon arrived at the door of time just in time before it closed. However, he still regretted that he couldn’t bid farewell to Lee Rang, while Lee Rang was also heading towards his brother. The tearful farewell of the Yeon-Rang brothers after sharing their sincerity and embracing each other tightly left a heavy feeling in the hearts of viewers. In the end, he returned to the modern time with Nam Ji Ah. He welcomed Nam Ji Ah with a red umbrella as usual. Holding her hands with a peaceful expression on his face and enjoying their happy moments, Lee Yeon smiled happily, marking a pleasant ending.
“Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” presented to viewers an upgraded K-fantasy drama with more spectacular actions and attractions with the changed era. The worldview with gods and monsters expanded and proved its power again this time. Through this season, it was completed more dynamically through the main characters’ confrontation with the Japanese monsters, unraveling more interesting narratives and captivating viewers.
Gumiho Lee Yeon, who neglected his responsibilities as a mountain god in the past, landed in 1938 and faced other mountain gods Ryu Hong Joo and Cheon Moo Young again. Their childhood stories and recovery of friendship after solving misunderstandings brought healing to viewers. Although Lee Yeon left, the revival of the three mountain gods when fulfilling the mission together in 1938 still satisfied everyone.
The outstanding acting performance of the cast, including Lee Dong Wook, Kim So Yeon, Kim Bum and Ryu Kyung Soo, also received compliments. They succeeded in doubling viewers’ immersion in the story with their dynamic actions and charisma. In particular, the synergy of the mountain gods Lee Dong Wook, Kim So Yeon and Ryu Kyung Soo was the driving force that added strength to the unique fun of watching “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938”.