Kdrama Thoughts: The Lonely, Shining Goblin

Another great drama has wrapped up its final episode, and kdrama folks are bawling over. Like who wouldn’t be?

Goblin: The Lonely and Great god (aka The Lonely, Shining Goblin)

This is the story of Kim Shin, a mighty general of Goryeo Dynasty who was turned into an immortal goblin after a jealous young king had him killed. His “curse” will only be lifted if he can find the goblin’s bride; who is said to be the only being who can remove the sword (that killed him) from his chest. Therefore, ending his immortality to finally rest in peace. In the modern times, he lives with an amnesiac grim reaper who is in charge of taking deceased souls. One day he meets Ji Eun Tak, his destined bride who will return him to ashes and finally end his immortal life.

It really gets to me when I see another incredible drama come to its end. I should be used to it by now, but Goblin is definitely a kdrama worth more than 16 episodes. I guess when the drama’s screenwriter, Kim Eun-sook, who happens to be the same writer of other successful shows like Lovers in Paris, Secret Garden, the Heirs and Descendants of the Sun; we shouldn’t really be so surprised.

I can’t even sum up how fantastic this drama was so let me break it down to you in this way.


When you put two high-profile actors and a great actress like Kim Go-eun, you know that you’re watching something epic. The actors delivered as expected and the chemistry was fantastic. I was at first skeptical of the pairing of Gong Yoo (Goblin) and Kim Go-eun (Goblin’s Bride), but I think it must be due to the age difference of the two, but after watching the first episode, I knew it was going to be okay. Kim Go-eun has charmed me with her spontaneous “saranghaeyos” and cute, innocent smiles.


Also, it is Gong Yoo’s first time again in a kdrama after quite some time. And since I’ve just finished watching Train to Busan, I just need more Gong Yoo in my life!

How cute is this gif??? :p

On the other hand, Lee Dong-wook’s (Grim Reaper) emotional scenes with Yoo In Na (reincarnated sister of Goblin) is so compelling; I cried buckets because of them.  Their tragic love story is a knife through the heart. They are in dire need of a happy ending!


They did have a happy ending by the way. Thank you kdrama gods! ❤


Like I’ve said before, I love kdramas because of the unique stories they were able to create and Goblin is definitely one of those stories. Who would ever think to put a Goblin and a Grim Reaper together and reveal, as the story progresses, a mind-boggling reason of why that came to be?

It’s fate guys! Kdramas are riddled with that thing called fate, and it’s just awesome! Only in kdrama land peeps!


There is no bromance like the Goblin and the Grim Reaper. Some of this drama’s great moments are when these two adorkable men get at each other. Their love-hate relationship is the cutest. I’d probably not mind shipping them instead. Ha!

I just can’t with the banters!


The hugs…


… the double entendres. :p


And who could forget this epic scene?



What better way than to show pictures?



Are you convinced yet? 😀


I never really focus too much on soundtracks when I watch kdramas. If I notice a song I like, it’s usually just that one song or two. However, I would download the whole soundtrack of this drama in a heartbeat! That’s how beautiful I think the songs are.

Now let me leave this all for you to enjoy. ❤

Disclaimer: All gifs are not mine. Credits to all owners.