Show Name: Goblin
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Director: Lee Eung-Bok
Cast: Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Dong-Wook, Yoo In-Na, Yook Sung-Jae
Kim Shin is a Goblin who is cursed with immortality and uses his powers to help others. He lives together with a Grim Reaper who has amnesia and can’t remember his past. To end his immortality, Shin must search for a human bride who can pull out the sword in his chest and return him to ashes. He meets Ji Eun Tak, a high school student who, despite her painful reality, remains optimistic and ends up falling in love with the Goblin. She works with Sunny, the owner of a small chicken restaurant, who is a bright and attractive girl, loved by all men. However, when she meets the Grim Reaper, she finds her while beginning to change.
This was definitely one of the best K-Dramas eveeeeeer!! ❤ It was such a whirlwind ride. One moment it had me laughing hysterically and in the very next moment I was ugly crying. Dayum. And it was so unpredictable due to which I enjoyed it even more.
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a goblin who is stuck forever as an immortal due to a curse that only his bride can break who will be able to see the sword through his chest. He currently lives with the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) who can’t remember anything about his past and the reason why he became a reaper in the first place. But everything changes when Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go-Eun) enters Kim Shin’s life claiming to be his bride. And the Reaper finds himself falling for Sunny (Yoo In-Na), Eun Tak’s boss. But when the past begins to intertwine with the present and the truth is laid bare, chaos fills their life and it’s up to them to decide which path to take.
First of all, I absolutely loved the plot! The beginning of the show was a little bit slow but it picked up its pace soon enough. But I was definitely hooked from the start. Kim Shin has been waiting an eternity for his bride to appear so that he can finally end his curse but when Eun Tak appears in his life, he finds himself slowly falling for her and his will to die fades away. I saw a few people complaining about the age difference between the two main leads but I didn’t have an ounce of problem with that. In fact, I adored the chemistry between them.
Also, one of the best part of this drama was the bromance between Kim Shin and the Grim Reaper!! From the very first, they kind of have a love/hate relationship but slowly it kind of turns into an alliance and then a beautiful friendship. Their continuous bantering and jumping on the same train the next second was so funny!
It was hilarious at times. Mostly, all their interactions were hilarious. Especially their slow-mo model walks! I couldn’t stop giggling during those times! XD
Anyway, the history between them is complicated. I can’t discuss it much without spoiling the entire thing, it was it was definitely well executed. I love this thing about K-dramas, how they manage to intertwine the past with the present and end up with an epic plot! Anyway, I was just relieved to see even after everything their friendship was not affected in the end.
The Grim Reaper was just freeeeeaking adorable! I just wanted to squish his cheeks! And when he was in the presence of Sunny (she is so damn gorgeous!), he became more awkward and it was just so cuteeee! Damn cute. I loved this couple even more than the main leads!
Buuuuuuut their fate was pretty tragic.
After everything in the past gets revealed things become hella complicated, especially with the villain popping out of nowhere. The episodes were structured pretty well and it was easy for the audience to put the puzzle into pieces once all the clues became clear. I was pretty heartbroken when things took a different turn but then this drama again managed to surprise me!
Goblin and Eun Tak’s fate was pretty tragic too, especially how hers was fated from the very beginning of her childhood. The ending was definitely bittersweet. I full on cried for the last 3 episodes! It was just so heartbreaking but the ending left me satisfied, although I definitely wanted a little more but there were happy tears in the end.
I loved this trio so muuuuuch!
Also, I enjoyed the character of Yoo Duk-Hwa (Yook Sung-Jae). I thought he was mainly there for comic relief but he ended up playing one of the most important role! I also didn’t know before watching this drama that he is one of the members of BTOB and dayuuuuum, he is real life and the character he played in this are such a stark contrast. Anyway, I loved him!
Overall, Goblin was a fantastic watch. The acting was superb, the special effects were absolutely perfect and both the plot and the characters managed to keep me interested throughout the drama. This drama will always have a special place in my heart!
So guys, have you watched this show yet? If yes, what are your favourite things about it? Also, recommend me a few more K-dramas if you have them in your bucket?!