My Roommate Is a Gumiho

My Roommate Is a Gumiho (Korean간 떨어지는 동거) is a 2021 South Korean television drama series starring Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hye-ri. The series tells story of romance between a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox named Shin Woo-Yeo and a female college student named Lee Dam who accidentally swallows Shin Woo-Yeo's bead. It premiered on streaming platform iQIYI worldwide and cable channel TVN on May 26, 2021, and aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22.40 (KST) for 16 episodes till July 15.[1][2]

My Roommate Is a Gumiho
Promotional poster
간 떨어지는 동거
肝 떨어지는 同居
Literal meaningFrightening Cohabitation
Revised RomanizationGan Tteor-eojineun Donggeo
Created by
Based onMy Roommate Is a Gumiho (webtoon)
by Na
Written by
  • Baek Sun-Woo
  • Choi Bo-Rim
Directed by
  • Nam Sung-Woo
  • Park Joon Hwa
ComposerMoon Sang-nam
Country of origin
  • South Korea
  • China
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producerJang Jeong-do
ProducersPark Joon-seo
Han Seok-won
Running time70 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMay 26 (2021-05-26) –
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)

The series ended on July 15, 2021, with its last episode recording an average nationwide viewership ratings of 4%. It attained an average viewership of 948 thousand per episode during its run.[3]



Gumiho, literally "nine-tailed fox", is a creature that appears in the folktales and legends of Korea.

It is based on an original webtoon. It tells the story of a male Gumiho who has lived for hundreds of years to become a human being that has his fox beads taken away by a female college student in an accident, so they live together in his house to solve this problem.




A 999-year-old Gumiho who wants to become a human.
A college student born in 1999 who accidentally swallows a fox bead. She has never been in a relationship before.
Shin Woo-yeo's friend who used to be Gumiho for 700 years but has now turned into a human. She's slow-witted but an expert in romance.
Has a history of being dumped and eventually develops a relationship with Yang Hye-sun. He is Dam and Choi Soo-kyung's best friend.


Lee Dam's senior in college who is a ladies' favorite. He develops interest on Lee Dam because she keeps on avoiding him. Later they also get tied by a red thread of destiny but eventually it cuts off as Sun-woo leaves the country for higher study.
Lee Dam's and Do Jae-jin's best friend.
Lee Dam's younger brother
Gye Sun-woo's younger sister.
  • Kim Kang-min as Jung Seok[8]
Lee Dam, Choi Soo-kyung and Do Jae-jin's senior.

Special appearances

The woman Shin Woo-yeo loved in the past and left a lasting impression. She was his first love who lost her life because of the fox bead Woo-yeo transferred into her.[11]
He was arrogant and self-obsessed. He looked down on Dam during their first meet and as a result, fell down on the floor due to Shin Woo-yeo's magic.[15]
Lee Dam and Lee Dan's mother, and a fashion magazine editor.
Do Jae-jin's ex-girlfriend.
The professor was famous for his rigor in the history department.[19]



This is the first Korean TV series produced by iQIYI.[21] It is a joint production between China and South Korea.[22] Lee Hye-ri and Jang Ki-yong both starred in Schoolgirl Detectives previously. Lee and Park Kyung-hye also previously worked together in a workplace themed drama Miss Lee. Kang Han-na and Kim Do-wan previously starred together in the 2020 drama Start-Up.

Original soundtrack

My Roommate Is a Gumiho
Soundtrack album by

Part 1

Released on May 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)[23]
1."DOOR (Your Moon)"
  • Park Jang-hyun (Somebody's Tale)
  • Kim Jae-won
  • Glody
  • Park Jang-hyun (Somebody's Tale)
  • Glody
Jeong Se-woon3:49
2."DOOR (Your Moon)" (Inst.) 
  • Park Jang-hyun (Somebody's Tale)
  • Glody

Part 2

Released on June 3, 2021 (2021-06-03)[24]
1."My All" (우연이 아닌것만 같아서)Hana
  • Tom With Jerry
  • Choi Jae-hyuk
  • Lee Yong-min
  • Moon Sung-hye
Kim Na-young3:34
2."My All" (Inst.) 
  • Tom With Jerry
  • Choi Jae-hyuk
  • Lee Yong-min
  • Moon Sung-hye

Part 3

Released on June 10, 2021 (2021-06-10)[25]
1."Drawing of the Beginning" (시작의 드로잉)PINKMOONPINKMOONYoo Yeon-jung (WJSN)3:24
2."Drawing of the Beginning" (Inst.) PINKMOON 3:24

Part 4

Released on June 18, 2021 (2021-06-18)[26]
1."One Step Closer" (한 걸음 가까이)Kim Seung-jun (Psycho Tension)Psycho Tension (Kim Seung-jun, Choi Mi-hyun, Yoon Seok-ju)Choi Nakta4:06
2."One Step Closer" (Inst.) Psycho Tension (Kim Seung-jun, Choi Mi-hyun, Yoon Seok-ju) 4:06

Part 5

Released on June 24, 2021 (2021-06-24)[27]
1."Nothing Left To Say" (어떤 말도 할 수가 없는 나인데)
  • Yountoven
  • Doctor Son
  • Doctor Son
  • Yountoven
  • Yoon Da-eun
2."Nothing Left To Say" (Inst.) 
  • Doctor Son
  • Yountoven
  • Yoon Da-eun

Part 6

Released on July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)[28]
1."Next To You" (그댈 담은 밤)HanaTom With JerryYang Da-il4:35
2."Next To You" (Inst.) Tom With Jerry 4:35

Part 7

Released on July 8, 2021 (2021-07-08)[29]
1."You & I" (그대와)
  • Kim Dong-joon
  • Yoo Min-gyu
  • Kim Dong-joon
  • Yoo Min-gyu
Youngjae (Got7), Soyeon (Laboum)3:38
2."You & I" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Dong-joon
  • Yoo Min-gyu

Part 8

Released on July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)[30]
1."Moon" (달 (치즈))Moonchong
  • Moonchong
  • Midnight
2."Moon" (Inst.)   3:53

Part 9

Released on July 22, 2021 (2021-07-22)[31]
1."Big Change"Moon Seong-namMoon Seong-namJung Yu-ji3:18
2."Big Change" (Inst.)   3:18


My Roommate Is a Gumiho : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea[32]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(Nielsen Korea)[32][33]
Nationwide Seoul
1 May 26, 2021 5.282% (1st) 5.888% (1st)
2 May 27, 2021 4.279% (1st) 4.838% (1st)
3 June 2, 2021 4.123% (2nd) 4.769% (2nd)
4 June 3, 2021 4.354% (1st) 4.670% (1st)
5 June 9, 2021 4.304% (1st) 4.882% (1st)
6 June 10, 2021 3.688% (2nd) 4.000% (2nd)
7 June 16, 2021 3.159% (2nd) 3.564% (2nd)
8 June 17, 2021 4.238% (2nd) 5.200% (2nd)
9 June 23, 2021 3.374% (1st) 3.460% (1st)
10 June 24, 2021 3.772% (2nd) 4.101% (2nd)
11 June 30, 2021 3.691% (1st) 4.092% (1st)
12 July 1, 2021 3.476% (2nd) 4.193% (2nd)
13 July 7, 2021 3.234% (2nd) 3.932% (2nd)
14 July 8, 2021 3.549% (2nd) 4.418% (2nd)
15 July 14, 2021 3.625% (2nd) 4.321% (2nd)
16 July 15, 2021 3.982% (2nd) 4.571% (2nd)
Average 3.883% 4.431%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).


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