Preview: Oh Yoon Seo has to save her dying acting career by taking a lawyer role in a drama by a famous scriptwriter so she agrees to the scriptwriter’s condition that she will become a secretary in a law firm to prepare for the role properly. There she meets top lawyer, cold-hearted and slow with women, Kwon Jung Rok who becomes her boss. “So happy for this reunion! Really good and funny start. First episode making fun on Descendants of the Sun was quite hilarious!”
Summary: Kim Shin, a brave warrior during the Goryeo era and was a loyal servant to his king met his end at the hand of his master. Due to the number of people he had killed in the battlefield, he was punished and was given the task of a Goblin, fulfilling desperate people’s wishes and for the punishment, he will live in a very long time and will get to see people close to him die before him. Due to his fervent request, the divinity gave him a chance by providing him a wife who is destined to end his misery.
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Stars: Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
Lee Dong Wook as Wang Yeo
Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
Yoo In Na as Kim Sun / Sunny
Likes: A totally wonderful fantasy drama with countless beautiful scenes! Aside from its remarkable fantasy genre, the writer made a perfect balance of melodrama and comedy in one – really, a job well done! Expect to cry, laugh, fall in love and be in awe when watching it.
Beautiful scenes and sets. From the wonderful world of Goryeo kingdom, beautiful autumn scenes of Quebec, mystical Goblin’s secret garden to the classy interior of the Goblin’s house, the creators of this drama obviously put an effort on the details of the sets.
Fantastic story. Romanticizing the legend of the Goblin except that our Goblin is a very handsome man who doesn’t age but is stuck with a curse to live forever and see everyone dies. Of course our Goblin finds the love of his life but has to stick to having that curse – he will have to see her love go. Sounds sad, isn’t it? But it isn’t. That’s the one making this drama fantastic. The creators manage to give us hope without being too corny.
Remarkable characters. Everyone here has a story and is following their fate but everyone’s fate is intricately intertwined. In the end, past life or next, everyone is still very much connected. Moreover, I love the combination of Goblin and Grim reaper. They totally made a great team. And I love that these characters are not really grim but charming and funny. I thought it was a brilliant idea!
The love teams. We have 2 great love teams here and not to forget with very important backgrounds.
Kim Shin & Ji Eun Tak – cute and giggle-worthy! This team brought happy and adventurous memories. I love how they spend their precious time together. The kiss scenes were great, I would rate it 8 out of 10 :).
Wang Yeo & Sunny – funny, sexy but sad! These 2 brought out lots of funny conversations and meetings. They also have an incredible chemistry. The kiss scene, though sad, I would rate it 9 out of 10!
The beautiful cast. Everyone’s good looking in this drama but I’ll focus on the main cast. Here I go…
Gong Yoo – finally my man is back!!! And his more handsome than his Coffee Prince days! Tall, gorgeous even with his sad Goblin’s face.
Kim Go Eun – first time to see her in a drama and I think she’s a natural. I like her cute acting, she never overdid it. She was likeable throughout the drama.
Lee Dong Wook – actually surprised to see him in a supporting role but after watching the drama, I understand why he took it. Also tall and handsome, and his role as grim reaper made him look mysterious.
Yoo In Na – super sexy as usual, flirty in a good way and very natural in acting.
The scary ghosts. They were everywhere as Ji Eun Tak could see them but the scariest of them all is Park Joong Won. He was the ultimate villain here!
The heart-warming OST. Beautiful tracks accompanying lovely, memorable, thrilling and even sad scenes of this drama. Worth checking out!
2 Bonus Scenes. Just add-ons really.
- I thought the cinema scene was hilarious where our two main characters were watching “Train to Busan”, a horror movie with Gong Yoo in it :).
- That scene when the Goblin and the Grim reaper made a mysterious catwalk after buying spring onions then greeting the viewers Happy New Year!
Sad but beautiful ending. I’m glad that the writers were true to the story. I had fully accepted the impending sad fate of the characters but I’m glad that it still ended beautifully. I thought it couldn’t have ended as beautiful as that. Bravo for a drama well done!
Dislikes: Minor thing but still worth mentioning. A lot of you might have not noticed it but I did. I just dislike the Subway and Tag Heuer not too well integrated product placements.
Summary: Cha Jae Wan, the manager of Hotel Ciel had a dark past. He grew up being manipulated by a powerful man and only believing that his tragic beginning was caused by the owner of the hotel and that he has to avenge himself. After getting to know the heiress of the hotel, things started to change and painful truths slowly unfolded.
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Stars: Lee Dong Wook as Cha Jae Wan
Lee Da Hae as Ah Mo Ne
Im Seul Ong as Sun Woo Hyun
Wang Ji Hye as Song Chae Kyung
Lee Duk Hwa as Lee Joong Goo
Kim Hae Sook as Baek Mi Nyeo
Jin Tae Hyun as Roman Lee
Likes: Highly anticipated reunion of my favorite My Girl leads. It’s been a while and these two didn’t age a bit.
The characters and their dirty secrets. I love the way they all got revealed in the end. It was a surprise for Cha Jae
Wan’s real father to know that he was actually the father. It was terrible for Jae Wan’s mother to know that he was actually his mother. And it was just tragic for the poor boy, Jae Wan to know who his both parents are. Terrible truth!
The setting. It has a very European feel and hotel looks very grand. Did some bits of research, it’s the Intercontinental Alpensia Resort.
Best actress award goes to Baek Mi Nyeo for giving justice to her challenging character. She always does so always
watch out for her.
So many pretty faces but Wang Ji Hye is a new found for me.
Have to give credit to the stylist. Everyone looked great but my favorite is the very classy style of Chae Kyung played by Wang Ji Hye.
Dislikes: I just didn’t feel the old chemistry between the leads. Was that because they both looked like frozen dolls?
Lee Dong Wook was too thin and Lee Da Hae looked so operated to me.
The atmosphere was dull. The hotel always looked empty. They could have added some more extras to have that realistic atmosphere of a popular and well-sought hotel.
Some annoying sidekicks. Shouldn’t have focused too much on them.
The ending was okay.
Likes: Funny and crazy!
Lee Dong Wook oppa!
Good story twists!
Dislikes: Poor chemistry between leads.
Mustache of Lee Dong Wook was bothering me.
Lady bodyguard became weak in the end. Maybe because of love ;).
Hairstyle of leading lady is realistic but that really took away her beauty.
Likes: Lee Dong Wook oppa!
Leads look good together!
Dislikes: Terminal disease is tragic.
Though the ending is okay, it still made me sad.
Summary: A tour guide girl meets rich guy when the latter needed a translator to welcome his foreign guests. Things got complicated when rich guy hires girl to act as the lost granddaughter of his grandpa.
Likes: Love the oppas!
The ladies are gorgeous too!
I want to have mandarin or was that a tangerine orchard!
Poor girl, rich guy story!
Love the kissing scene!
Christmas setting with snow and everything!
Dislikes: Should have more kissing scenes.