Goblin also known as Guardian: The Great and Lonely God is one of the hottest, most popular and most original Korean dramas today. It stars Gong Yoo (Train To Busan) as Kim Shin, the titular goblin who was an unbeatable war general in the past cursed with immortality, and Kim Go-Eun (Memories of the Sword) as Ji Eun-Tak, a young woman who can see ghosts. In order to end the 900-year curse, Kim Shin has to find a human bride.
The premise is, to say the least, very peculiar, but fans are going crazy thanks largely to the chemistry between its main stars. Months after the series aired its finale, reminisce with the best scenes from Kdrama.
Bromance Between Gong Yoo and Lee Dong
The Goblin and the Grim Reaper are pretty much the exact opposites but, after living together, they eventually formed that bond that arguably was even cuter than Gon Yoo’s relationship with his bride. It is difficult to choose just one scene that can be truly be dubbed as “the best” because the chemistry between the two actors is so undeniable that no one would object if tvN calls them back for a Goblin and Grim Reaper spin-off…
To illustrate their playful dynamic, here is a scene from Episode 1 where the Grim Reaper just wants to sleep, but the Goblin does not want to give him peace. So, in revenge, he belted out a funny little song for his tormentor.
When they turn serious, however, chills will run down their opponent’s spine. Here are the two looking like superheroes as they team-up to save Eun-Tak.
The Physics of Love
Goblin is filled with funny, heart-wrenching, romantic moments but one that truly stands out is the Physics of Love, a poem seamlessly woven into Episode 5. In the scene below, the Goblin recites the poem while watching and falling in love with Eun-Tak.
Like all Kdramas, the relationship between the Goblin and Eun-Tak had to to go through challenges that threatened to tear them apart. In Episode 14, Kim Shin died and his bride, Eun-Tak, bit by bit forgot he ever existed. In a last ditch attempt, Eun-Tak writes to herself to plead that she remembers.
When he escaped from limbo and return to his love, however, he was a stranger to her. When they hugged, she pushed him away, breaking Kim Shin’s and everyone else’s heart.
The Goblin’s Proposal and a Simple Wedding
Like a fairy tale, the Goblin and Eun-Tak defeated the dragons and rode off into the sunset. After 900 years, Kim Shin finally found his bride, the woman who will end his curse, and he will never let her go. Episode 16 brought one of the most romantic scenes of the series when, under the cherry blossom trees, the Goblin professes his feelings and asks Eun-Tak’s to marry him.
They said their vows under the night sky and in the middle of a field of flowers, a perfect way to end the fairy tale love story of a lonely immortal god and his human bride. And they lived happily ever after.
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