Fox with Nine Tails: Forbidden Love: Shi Yeon is a Nine-Tailed Fox living undercover in the human world. By day, Shi Yeon is an employee at a natural history museum. By night, she’s a top-ranking woman warrior in the Nine-Tailed Fox clan, charged with preserving the delicate balance between man and fox. But her world is sent spinning when an atrocious serial murder – where the victims have had their internal organs gouged out – is uncovered.
Detective Min Woo believes the murders may relate to the organ trafficking trade, and goes undercover in a seedy organ smuggling ring. But Min Woo’s cover is blown, and it’s only through the intervention Nine-Tailed Fox warrior Mu Young and Shi Yeon that he’s able to survive! But he’s seen their true identities as Nine-Tailed Foxes…can he be allowed to live?
- Drama: Forbidden Love / Fox with Nine Tails
- Revised romanization: Kumiho woejeon
- Hangul: 구미호외전
- Director: Kim Hyung-Il
- Writer: Hwang Sung-Yeon
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: July 19 – September 7, 2004
This drama series was produced with a hope of bringing the young generation back to television as it successfully combines the elements of action horror with those of a tragic melodrama. “Forbidden Love” depicts a fight between two different species: humans who at times act inhumanely, and non-human creatures who can be more compassionate than human beings.
This drama is based on a legend about a fox with nine tails that loves humans but is eventually betrayed by them. While presenting the modern version of a tragic love between a human and a fox with nine tails – two species that can never coexist, this drama also tackles such contentious issues as the moral aspect of genetic manipulation, social and economical costs associated with a longer lifespan, and human cloning.