November 30, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
Kuala Lumpur – Korean drama fever is set to hit a new high when the widely anticipated new series, Goblin premieres in December. Available within 24-hours of Korean telecast on Oh!K (Astro Channel 394), the show boasts a star-studded cast including Gong-Yoo (Train To Busan), Lee Dong Wook (Hotel King), Yoo In Na and Kim Go Eun, who recently won Best New TV Actress at the Paeksang Arts Awards.
Written by Kim Eun Sook and directed by Lee Eung Bok, the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Descendants of the Sun, Goblin promises K-drama fans a thrilling romantic drama that is set in a fantasy world of today’s time. The storyline follows the Goblin (Gong Yoo), a handsome centenarian who is tired of his immortality. The only way to end his life is to find a ‘goblin bride’, thus bringing his search to Euntak (Kim Go Eun) whom he falls passionately in love with.
Their love story, like any great one, is woeful when it is revealed that Euntak is actually on the run from the Angel of Death, the Reaper (Lee Dong Wook). The latter, tasked with killing Euntak, later meets Sunny (Yoo In Na) a beautiful woman and develops feelings for her. The plot thickens when viewers find that Goblin and Reaper are actually roommates, plunging them into a complicated pit as they wrestle with their emotions and duties.