Goblin Korean Drama Review

One of the most popular Korean dramas is Goblin. It has been fan-favorite from the year 2017. This Korean TV series was broadcasted by tvN and ran for 16 regular and 3 special episodes. From the very first episode, it caught the attention of the viewers and had a rating of 6.3%.

With a very unique storyline, the cast members acting made the drama more compelling. The Goblin cast list had a number of popular actors including Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Kim Dong-wook, Yoo In-na and Yook Sung-Jae. Each and every episode of this series is full of twists and surprises, hence, as a viewer you will love it to the end.

Let’s take a look at the plot of previous episodes, casting members along with its wonderful original soundtracks (OSTs). These original soundtracks have featured a number of top Korean singers.

The Story of Goblin The Lonely And Great God Korean Drama

The back story of Goblin the lonely and great god:  The Lonely and Great God is set up in the Goryeo era. Kim Shin (God of war and doom) is the general of the Goryeo era under the teenage ruler Wang Yeo. The king obtained his power when he was a child. Later on, he is brought up by the cunning eunuch Park Joong-Heon. For strengthening power over the military, the king marries Kim Shin’s younger sister.

Later on, the king is manipulated by the eunuch to become more suspicious and fearful of the Shin family. Wang Yeo sends Kim Shin to the Northern border for a battle and orders him to die there. When Kim Shin returns with victory, the king labels him as the traitor. The king threatens him with the lives of the family members to force him for taking his own life. Eventually, Kim Shin accepts the order of the king.

Twenty years later, the Deity resurrects Kim Shin and transforms him into a Goblin. His power and immorality are both a blessing and a curse. The next story takes places in the modern era with Kim Shin saving the life of a young woman and her unborn child. The newborn is a baby girl called Ji Eun-Tak. She has a mysterious birthmark and called Goblin’s bride by the spirits.

The main cast

Along with the interesting storyline, this drama has the best cast as well. Let’s take a look at the characters of this Korean drama.

  1. Gong Yoo as Kim Shin or Goblin

The role immortal goblin of age 939 years is played by Gong Yoo.  If you are a K-drama fan, then you probably know about this famous actor. The 39 years old Gong Yoo is one of the best actors in South Korea. He started his career in 2001. He is well-known for his acting skills, good looks and great body.

  1. Kim Go-eun as Ji Eun-tak

The bubbly and optimistic high school student and the bride of Goblin have been played by Kim Go-eun. This 28 years old actress debuted in 2012 and won the Best New Actress awards in South Korea in the following year. She is best known for her role in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016) and Trap (2016).

  1. Lee Dong-wook as Grim Reaper

The humorous, sexy and cynical role of Grim Reaper is played by Lee Dong-wook in the series. He is a 38 years old South Korean actor cum model made everyone him fan with his charming look and great on screen acting.

  1. Yoo In-na as Sunny

The Goblin’s sister in previous life as Queen and the Grim Reaper’s wife is played by Yoo In-na. In the series, she is constantly confused by the social awareness of Grim Reaper. This beautiful 37 years old actress played her character brilliantly in the show.

When Goblin Season 2 Will Come?

Every K-drama fan is eagerly waiting for the Goblin season 2. The end of the last chapter of the first season clearly assured that there would be a season 2. With everyone cheering for the second season, we hope it will come very soon on the screen.

Where to get Goblin OST?

The original soundtracks of Goblin are very popular. These have been played by top Korean singers. All the songs are available on YouTube and spotify.

Don’t know where to watch the first season?  If you have not watched the season 1 yet, it is high time you should go to www.kissasian.si to watch the English dubbed version.