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In this modern era, there exists a Goblin (Dokkaebi/Kim Shin) who has been living for 900 years. Due to the God's curse, Goblin's mortality which he despises the most, can only be removed by his human bride. But after the curse is removed the Goblin will turn into dust. Thus the story begins with the Goblin meeting his bride(Ji Eun-Tak). However, there is a Grim Reaper who is after her soul. As the time goes the Goblin and his bride fall in love, but the fate has other plans for Goblin.Written by
Once in a very long while, the stars align to create truly transcendent art on screen. "Goblin" is an example of this, as the maturation of talented writer Kim Eun-Sook blends with nuanced directing, breathtaking cinematography and the formidable acting skills of Gong Yoo and the rest of the stellar cast.
This is great art and great television, regardless of the country of origin. That is not to minimize the South Korean expertise that created it, but simply to avoid the sometimes- backhanded compliment of "great...for a KDrama." It's just great TV, full stop.
I've watched KDramas for about a decade, and this one is the best I've seen. Highly recommended, not just for drama fans, but for all fans of quality cinematic art around the world.
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