Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an immortal goblin, who at first though that his immortality is a gift only to eventually realize that it is actually a curse. He is in search for his bride, the only one who can remove the sword that pierces his chest, once the sword is pulled out of his chest, he would finally be able to rest in peace. Kim Shin becomes accidental roommates with a grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook) who is in charge of taking deceased souls. One day Kim Shin meets Ji Sun Tak (Kim Go Eun) who is a high school student that has a special ability to see ghosts and is destined to be his bride and return him to ashes.
This drama is downright masterpiece, and I love it to pieces (hehe get it?)
But in all seriousness, this is hands down one of my favorite drama and is the most beautiful drama is have ever watched so far. Compared to most of the Kdramas that I have watched thus far, in the span of 16 episodes, I will eventually feel bored and feel like the show gets duller the more it progress however with Goblin there is literally not one weak episode in this show, which is a really huge compliment in itself. This drama elevate romance to another whole level, a love that transcend through space and time and is packed so wonderfully that it keeps the audience engaged in every single scene. The cinematography, the cast, the acting, the soundtrack. It is all perfectly balanced. Not only that the plot is so unique, the depth of emotions that the actors are able to portray is just mind-blowing.
Although I do have to admit, despite their great acting, there has been so controversies about their age-gap, being that Kim-Shin looks like he is in his late thirties–not to mention that he is immortal–and Ji Eun Tak is only a high school student in this drama. Well most say that age is just a number, to me it does seem a little stretched too thin for Kim Go Run to play the 18 years old Jun Tak in this drama. I also do not get why do the producers insist that Ji Eun Tak should be a high-school student in this drama, and seeing that Kim Shin is practically immortal and has been living centuries with that knife stuck in his chest, why couldn't he just wait a little longer until Eun Tak is a little more grown up, or at least until she is in her twenties?
In this drama, not only the first leads gets me fan-girling hard, the second leads'–Grim Reaper and Sunny's–romantic relationship, is to die for as well.
From the start this drama has captured my heart, since episode one it has been a steady amounts of laughter and explosions of cuteness, bromance, emotion overload, the writer of this show is really incredible to have come up with such a masterpiece. I sometimes re-watch this drama again just for the sake of feeling all those emotions over again. This drama is hands-down one of the best that I have ever seen and if you haven't watch it yet, drop everything that you are doing right now and watch it. Believe me, you won't regret it.
Life comes to me. Death comes to me. And you are tirelessly walking towards me.