Korean Title: 도깨비
Chinese Title: 孤單又燦爛的神 – 鬼怪
Release Date: 12/02/2016 – 01/21/2017
Kim Go Eun
Lee Dong Wook
Yoo In Na
Yook Sung Jae
Ugh this drama seriously gave me so many feels. This drama will definitely take you on an emotional rollercoaster. I honestly really loved all the characters. They each added something unique to the drama. I really liked the slow and subtle build of Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun’s relationship. It wasn’t like they suddenly professed their love etc but it built up each episode and you saw them start to care for each other more and more. The bromance between Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, and Yook Sung Jae was also so cute and their interactions were so funny. I’ve actually always liked Yoo In Na, especially her drama Queen In Hyun’s Man (should def check that out!). Her character in Goblin was extremely bubbly and she was soooo funny. I have to admit, there were a few points in the drama that were a bit confusing but I’m not even mad because of the way everything turned out.
Overall, I thought this drama was really unique and brought a great twist to your average love story. If you’re into fantasy, rom coms, and stories with emotional depth, I think you should definitely watch this! I really liked that they shared the deceased’s stories each time the Grim Reaper had to send them someone off. Rather than feeling like fillers, they felt like reminders to cherish who you have in your life and insight on real life situations people go through.
I think upon starting this drama, we already have an expectation that the ending for the love story between a higher being and a human…wouldn’t exactly work out. But do not fear, couples do end up together! The one thing I was confused about was why the Goblin was able to return but as long as he did, I’m all for it! The Grim Reaper and Yoo In Na also end up together and with a better life than they would’ve had if they stayed together. I just wish they were given more kiss scenes muahhaha >:) .
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Feel free to start an open discussion about this drama in the comments below ^_^ I’d love to discuss the plot, delve deeper into the storyline, etc!
Not many kiss scenes