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By Cheryl Kahla

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TOTNT S2: A rollercoaster of emotions, assisted by Google Lens

'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' returned for a second season. Here's how Google Lens helped one fan (it's me, I'm the fan) navigate an episode without English subtitles.

As an ardent fan of Tale of the Nine-Tailed (TOTNT), I eagerly anticipated the release of the second season, but I would have been lost without Google Lens

With bated breath, I patiently waited for Amazon Prime to add the show a few hours after its South Korean premiere.

‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’ returns

It’s time to dive back into the mystical world of the nine-tailed fox and embark on an unforgettable adventure.

Little did I know, the second season of this South Korean drama would not only meet but exceed my expectations.

Google Lens to the rescue

In my eagerness to watch the show, I stumbled upon an episode without English subtitles. Undeterred, I put my trust in Google Lens to follow the storyline.

As it turns out, Google Lens was nothing short of amazing, allowing me to keep up with the dialogue as I immersed myself in the world of the nine-tailed fox.

So, if you’re itching to watch the latest season of Tale of the Nine-Tailed and find yourself without English subtitles, rest assured that Google Lens has your back.

Real-time translation with Google Lens

Pro tip: Using Google Lens in real-time is as simply as selecting the translate option and pointing your phone at the the text you want translated. It’s perfect for travelling also.

Tale of The Nine-Tailed 1938, thanks to Google Lens
Screenshots: Cheryl Kahla

The app automatically detects the language and overlays the translation directly on the screen. That said, some things may be lost in translation.

This still image taken from the first episode was quite accurate, Lee Yeon (also written as Ji Yeon) is, in fact a nine-tail fox and former Baekdudaegan mountain god who loved [a human].

And his favourite thing really is chocolate mint ice cream. What can I say? The fox has good taste.

Tale of two brothers

The second season of TOTNT takes viewers on a fascinating journey as the 1600-year-old fox, Lee Yeon, is summoned to 1938 to retrieve a valuable object stolen from 2020.

With a limited window to complete his mission and return to his wife in the present day, the stakes have never been higher.

However, when his half-human, half-fox brother, Lee Rang, is injured, Lee Yeon faces an impossible choice, further intensifying the love-hate relationship between the siblings.

A must-watch season

Having seen the first two episodes of this fantasy drama, I can confidently say that the second season of Tale of the Nine-Tailed is a must-watch.

The dynamic between the brothers is incredibly well-developed, their love and disdain for each other keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

If you haven’t yet delved into this Korean fantasy show, there’s no better time than now.

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