5 Reasons Why We Are All Excited About “Goblin”

Goblin has been taking the whole world by storm as it continues to rise up as the most talked-about and most viewed Korean drama nowadays even though it already concluded in South Korea.

For sure, most K-Drama enthusiasts have watched it on either legit streaming services or from bootleg downloads. But the fact is, every viewer is just so taken. We’ve been seeing posts on social media that has made almost everyone curious and pine to watch it. And if you’re one of those who are not able to hitch with the current Hallyu wave, don’t fret as ABS-CBN, being the ‘true home of Asianovelas’, will not let you be left behind as the series will air starting tonight after ‘A Love to Last.’

If you’re still wondering how this got almost every KDrama aficionados crazy (including Anne Curtis), we’re giving away five reasons why you would definitely love ‘Goblin.’

1. The gripping story line

The fantasy tale seems to be an all-in-one package as it covers almost every genre – historical, romance, comedy, fantasy, drama, suspense, and some sort of horror -- so it’s like watching different stories in one program.

The unique and extraordinary storyline is refreshing and will really get you curious. It revolves around the story of the 939 years old goblin Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) whose quest for the Goblin’s bride, the only person who could end his immortality by pulling off the cursed invisible sword on his chest, transcends up to the modern time.

He then met an ordinary, clairvoyant girl named Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) who he assumed as the Goblin’s bride but at the same time deemed by the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook) as the missing soul. Well, just watch the show to know more about this fascinating tale.

2. Superb cast line-up

Aside from producing a very good story, writer Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok deserve praises for their casting choices. With powerhouse actors who once starred in high-rating dramas, impressive and impactful portrayals are expected.

Gong Yoo has the ability to show the story and emotions of his character through his eyes, making his formidable acting seemed effortless, while Lee Dong Wook had shown depth and dynamics in his character as the serious and unconsciously witty Grim Reaper. The two female leads, Kim Go Eun and Yoo In-Na also stood out in this drama by bringing their great acting prowess alongside with their endearing personality.

3. The breath-taking cinematography and cool costumes

Goblin doesn’t only have executed excellent acting from their actors but also showcased some of the most picturesque, amazing, and awesome cinematography that will make your jaw surely drop. The costumes were intricately done and really suited the characters and their personality.

4. The emotion-driving soundtrack

If you’re thinking of having a playlist revamp, now could be the right time to update it and include the OST of Goblin to your day-to-day music sound trip. They really did an awesome job in choosing the songs that will play every time there will be moments of joy, pain, and excitement. From pop tunes to ballads, the Goblin OST has it!

5. The Bromance

One of the comic aspects of the drama is this: imagine the Grim Reaper and the Goblin living together as roommates? That would be a riot, in a funny way. Their love-hate relationship and savage behavior towards each while unconsciously caring for each other will make you laugh and beg for more. On and off cam, Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo has this remarkable bond (coined nowadays as “bromance”) capturing the attention and the hearts of their fans and viewers. But did you know that prior to Goblin, the two already became close as they served in the Korean military at the same time?

In an interview, Lee Dong Wook imparted his reaction on his team up with Gong Yoo. “We’ve been close for a while. We served in the military together, but acting in the same drama is completely different, so I told him that I’d support him well, and he then told me to act my heart’s content.”

Join Kim Shin in his journey of finding his bride in Goblin, weeknights after A Love to Last on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.