Goblin (2016-2017)


Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

Directors: Lee Eung-bok, Kwon Hyuk-chan, Yoon Jong-ho
Writer: Kim Eun-sook
Stars: Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, Yook Sung-jae

Kim Shin is an immortal goblin (Dokkaebi 도깨비) and protector of souls. He lives with an amnesiac grim reaper (Jeoseung-saja 저승사자), who is in charge of taking deceased souls. Together, they see the dead off into the afterlife. One day Kim Shin meets a girl, Ji Eun-tak, who has a special ability to see ghosts, and is destined to be his bride and return him to ashes.


I really loved the first few episodes. This is the other series that started my addiction on Korean drama (the other one being “The Legend of the Blue Sea“). However, it became dragging as the story went on. I also think the ending was weak, from a very strong opening.Still, I’d recommend this for:

Still, I’d recommend this for:

  1. Winter fashion (the two male leads are rich so expect high-end fashion statements)
  2. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook’s bromance (ang gu-gwapo besh)
  1. beautiful settings (this series also maximized Korea’s natural beauty by picking scenic places)

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