Korea’s hottest new drama ‘Goblin’ enthrals with fairy-tale love story
Cast headed by Korean heartthrobs Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-Wook
KUALA LUMPUR: Korean drama fever is set to hit a new high when the widely anticipated new series, Goblin premieres on Saturday, December 3 at 7pm.
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.
Oh!K will also launch a dedicated microsite (www.ohk-tv.com/Goblin) on December 1, where fans can participate in an interactive personality quiz to find out if they are a Goblin or a Reaper, create their own photo-frame featuring both male leads and join in on a hashtag voting system where they can root for their favourite hero – #TeamGongYoo or #TeamLeeDongWook!
On the channel itself, Oh!K will also host a watch and win campaign. Those who tune in each week to the latest episodes and capture the unique on-air codes stand a chance to win limited-edition life-sized pillows of Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook. All submissions will be accepted via the Goblin microsite.
Make sure to catch the premiere of Goblin on Oh!K (Astro Channel 394), within 24 hours of Korea, on Saturday, December 3 at 7pm. Brand new episodes will air every Saturday and Sunday.
Meet the Characters
Having been around this world for a hundred years, Goblin is getting tired of living. Everything seems to flow the same. The ‘Goblin Bride’, who is the only one who can help him this tedious life, cannot be seen anywhere. But don’t-know-from-when, he keeps getting called from a girl. Euntak just turned 19. Why does a baby like her bother him so much? But wait… She sees the sword that pieced though his heart. How can she..?
Supposed to have been dead a long time ago, Euntak has been hiding away from the reaper for 10 years now. From an early age, she was able to see the dead, allowing her to run away from the reaper when she had the chance. Always positive and confident, she is brave in any situation. Brave enough to live with Goblin, whose roommate is the reaper.
Very diligent and man of principle, the reaper wants to take away Euntak, or rather needs to take her as it’s his duty. After Euntak moved to a new place, he was in constant search for her. When they finally came face to face, he couldn’t do anything to her as Goblin was her protector. Seeking for chances, he starts living with Goblin. Then one day, he encounters Sunny. He seems to have a dim recollection of her.
Sunny is extremely attractive to all men. And she definitely knows too well and is used to using it to her advantage. Encountering the reaper on a street, she notices that he is pretty naïve. He even had that look in his eyes. Not knowing how much the reaper has missed her, she meets him again in a café. Will their relationship continue?