Watching Gu Family Book reminded me of none other than the Twilight Saga. The love that grew between a mythical creature and a human being concept were both found in these two fictional plots. Plots like these had been always unique because it's about something that we never come across in real life. That type of sacrifice and love is so vulnerable, portrayed beautifully by Lee Seung Gi and Suzy. The main points of comparisons are the following:
#1: No Fear
When Bella first saw Edward turning into a vampire, she wasn't scared, because she had been already in love with him. So whatever Edward told or showed her, it wouldn't have impacted the way she felt about him. The same thing we saw with Yeo Wool and Kang Chi. She had been in love with him for years. When she saw him transforming for the first time, there was a drop of fear but it quickly evaporated into thin air. She still saw the human side within him. Saw beyond the green eyes and the angry veins of his.
#2: Protect the Human!
Bella didn’t hesitate to come to Edward's rescue when he was about to expose himself to the world. She ran and pushed everyone away from her like her life depended on it. On the other hand, we saw Yeo Wool helping out Kang Chi throughout the drama using her sword fighting skills. Also, when everyone was accusing him of a crime, she did nothing but stood by him… sometimes opposing her own father. Thank you writers for such a strong female protagonist.
#3: Tangled Love Triangles
Both stories had a love triangle going on. The well-know trio: Bella, Jacob and Edward. Probably one of the biggest decisions Bella had to face was to choose between Jacob and Edward. And let's be honest, Bella had made it obvious that she found it hard to choose between both of them. However, that issue wasn't found in Gu Family Book, especially from Yeo Wool's side. Even though Yeo Wool and Kang Chi were pretty certain about their love, there was a huge love triangle
square that kept many of on the edge of our seats.