Goblin is here!!!!
Unlike the European folklore which depicted Goblin in its stoopy ugliest form possible, the Korean version of Goblin is simply breathtaking.
That face that I could spend eternity staring at.
Goblin is not a grim reaper but he shares the same netherworld space with the grim reaper.
Gong Yoo after being away from the small screen for 4 years since Big, returned playing Goblin. A man that was supposedly died in the Joseon time labelled a traitor after singlehandedly protected his country and his countrymen.
He didn’t die, but he morphed into a creature that wouldn’t age. Not even a tiny weebit.
Yes, you can say he’s like the Edward Cullen of the east, minus the thick patchy make up and sparkly. Well, I guess he doesn’t need the sparkles; he simply shines through.
Goblin’s path entangled with Eun Tak (played by Kim Go Eun from the Cheese in the Trap fame). Unlike Gong Yoo’s role, Eun Tak’s role reminds me very much of her Cheese in the Trap self. A loner, peculiar and a social outcast.
Her mother died when she was 9 years old and since then she refused any form of wishes especially so on her birthday.
However, on her 18th birthday, she wished that she could have money, job and a boyfriend. Unbeknownst to her, her wishes could be heard by the Goblin from the world over (read Canada). Flashback to the scene where Goblin was holding a buckwheat flower in his garden, a voice came carrying with it the 3 wishes.
Unbeknownst to him, he could be summoned by Eun Tak each time she blew her candle. They both soon find out.
I must say that Goblin has the nicest filmography. Such nice visuals.
As Goblin appeared out of nowhere he poofs right in front of her very eyes. She was flustered that she did not get his number. The second time around, she was trying to blow out a small fire starting from the trashcan, Goblin appeared as if summoned.
Eun Tak soon finds out the best way to summon Goblin, it’s even better than using mobile phone. Right! Calling on the phone is not only so yesterday, it’s so passe. Move over!
So, to test her hypothesis, she went to the church, sat through the whole procession, and waited until the church is emptied out before blowing one of the candles. And, there you have it, the stunning looking Goblin came right out. She was amazed and I echoed her amazement too.
Soon, she realises she couldn’t be going to the church every time she needs to summon him. So she downloaded an app; she blew the digital candle and poofs he appeared.
Eun Tak let out that she was a goblin bride.
Stunned by this efficacious nonsense, Goblin queried Eun Tak as to what she could see, to his frustration, she named all the physical traits that she saw in him before chiding him about being handsome and fishing for compliments.
To which, Goblin made his move and left.
To his horror, Eun Tak was able to follow him to the other side of the world through the very door. He didn’t just poof this time. She came through and was in Canada.
She naively confessed to him that she loves him. HAH!