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Goblin is a 2016 South Korean drama that is heavily influenced in the mystical and fantastical genre. The story follows Gong Yoo, a man who has lived for over 900 years and is cursed as a goblin. During the Joseon era, he fought in the military as a warrior for the king. At the end of his mortal life, he was stabbed through the heart with his own sword by one of his good friends. The king whom he served betrayed the country as well as his warriors. The curse is that only the Goblin's bride can remove the sword from his chest. Until the day when he dies, he is forced to watch all the people he loves around him die; he is also forced to remember every death.
The Goblin saved a woman from a hit and run and in doing this brought the Goblin's bride into the world. The woman was pregnant and the child becomes the Goblin's bride.
I'm halfway through this drama series therefore I decided to do a drama update and my current thoughts on the drama. These are my own personal thoughts so please don't criticize me too much.
Goblin is an exciting, unique, and at times funny drama that personifies things such as ghosts, goblins, the Grim Reaper, and gods. The Grim Reaper, played by Lee Dong Wook and the Goblin (Gong Yoo) share residency in the Goblin's home due to the nephew of the Goblin renting it out while Gong Yoo was out of town. The relationship between these two is hilarious and never taken seriously.
Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun), a high school girl who struggles to make friends because of her ability to see ghosts, is taken in by the Goblin when she makes a wish on her 19th birthday. When she blows out a candle, the Goblin appears no matter what task he's involved in at the time.
Only the Goblin's bride can see the sword that is sticking out of the Goblin, so for the first few episodes, Gong Yoo is trying to see if Ji Eun Tak can see it. Finally she reveals that she can see it and in a later episode tries to pull it out but fails.
The drama is now at its halfway mark which means it will soon be winding down. The last episode (episode 8) reveals that the Goblin must die in order to save her. If he delays it any longer, her life will be at a greater risk than ever. Will the Goblin die in order to save her? That's something we have to wait until next week to find out but we do know this, in the 4 short weeks since this drama has aired, it has done phenomenally. I can't wait for next week's episodes and the episodes to follow. This drama has been one of my favorites hands down. I hope you enjoyed this update and I'll continue you update you on my drama watching experience. Thank you. See ya in the next one.
Kdramas are an important part of K culture, and therefore I use this section of my website to give my overview and review of certain Kdramas I have watched. I am really bad at keeping this segment up to date, but I try.