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Sseulsseulhago Chalranhashin: Dokkaebi 

Dokkaebi (Gong Yoo) needs a human bride to end his immortal life. Meanwhile, the Angel of Death has amnesia. Somehow these two meet and live together. They see off those who have passed away and are now leaving this world.
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Series cast summary:
Yoo Gong ...  Kim Shin 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Go-eun Kim ...  Ji Eun-Tak 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Dong-Wook Lee ...  Grim Reaper 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Sung-Jae Yook Sung-Jae Yook ...  Yoo Duk-Hwa 13 episodes, 2016-2017
In-Na Yoo ...  Sunny 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Lee El Lee El ...  Samshin 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Woo-jin Jo Woo-jin Jo ...  Kim Do-Young 9 episodes, 2017
Min-jae Kim Min-jae Kim ...  Wang Yeo 8 episodes, 2016-2017
So-Hyun Kim ...  Kim Sun 8 episodes, 2016-2017
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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 Arvind Vikram

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South Korea

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Korean

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (South Korea) See more »

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Dokkaebi See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Québec, Canada

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In the hospital scene where the Grim Reaper (played by Dong-Wook Lee) goes to, is the same hospital where they filmed Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (2016). See more »

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Gold Standard
5 February 2017 | by Pickwick12See all my reviews

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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