In his quest for a bride to break his immortal curse, Dokkaebi, a 939-year-old guardian of souls, meets a grim reaper and a sprightly student with a tragic past.
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Series cast summary:
Gong Yoo ...  Kim Shin 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Kim Go-eun ...  Ji Eun Tak 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Lee Dong-Wook ...  Grim Reaper 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Yoo In-Na ...  Sunny 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Sung-Jae Yook Sung-Jae Yook ...  Yoo Deok Hwa 16 episodes, 2016-2017
El Lee ...  Samshin 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Woo-jin Jo ...  Secretary Kim 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Sung Kyum Kim Sung Kyum Kim ...  Yoo Shin Woo 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Byeong-cheol Kim Byeong-cheol Kim ...  Park Joong Heon 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Yeom Hye-ran ...  Ji Yeon Suk (Eun Tak's aunt) 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Min-Jae Kim ...  Wang Yeo 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Kim So-Hyun ...  Kim Sun 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Woong Choi Woong Choi ...  Junior Grim Reaper 7 episodes, 2016-2017


Kim Shin, a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty, is framed as a traitor and killed by his master, the young King. Years after his death, he is cursed by the almighty to stay immortal forever and endure the pain of seeing his loved ones die as a punishment for the beastly killings he committed in the wars to protect his country. He becomes an immortal goblin, helping people with his powers and being a kind man in spite of his grieving past. The only way to put an end to his immortality is the Goblin's bride, who can see and remove the sword in his chest and end his painful life. Closer to the present day, Kim Shin has waited 900 years for a human bride to end his immortal life. One night, he saves a dying pregnant woman who is destined to die. The woman gives birth to a baby girl named Ji Eun Tak. 19 years later, Ji Eun Tak is a bubbly high school student who remains cheerful and hopeful despite her tragic life. She summons the goblin by chance and their fates begin to ... Written by T

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Lee Dong-Wook (Grim Reaper), Yoo In-Na (Sunny), and Kyung-hye Park (Virgin Ghost) also work together on Jinsimi Dadda (2019). See more »


Kim Shin: A human's desperation can open any door. Maybe once in a while, one of those doors becomes a variable in God's plan.
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Referenced in Part-Time Idol: Episode #1.3 (2017) See more »


Stuck In Love
Performed by Kim Kyung Hee
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A strong 9/10... or 10.
19 October 2018 | by Aries0413See all my reviews

I almost want to give it 10/10 but... nothing is ever perfect, although Goblin is very close to be perfection. This k-drama is, in my opinion, one of the best. First of all, its originality as well as the mix of genre (historical, drama, romance, thriller and fantasy) is absolutely incredible. Characters are really charming, and you'll appreciate every facets of their relationships, whether romantic or friendship. They're so likable that you just end up feeling like they're your friends too... which inevitably lead to you feeling all kind of emotions if you are the empathetic type. I ended up bawling my eyes out and laughing my a** off with them. Cinematography is incredible as well. Everything in this k-drama is beautiful, from the images to the soundtrack (seriously, one of the best in my opinion). I don't have any negative comments.

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Release Date:

2 December 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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