Sunday, June 4, 2017

Goblin (도때피)

I first mentioned Goblin in this post, and man, this show became a full-blown obsession, you guys! I tried not to binge-watch it to savour every episode, but alas, I have no self-control. Another job well done by Lee Eung Bok and Kim Eun Sok (the same director and writer of the Korean drama Descendants of the Sun.)


I just fell in love with the characters of the Goblin and the Grim Reaper. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook just did such a wonderful job with their roles, and there was such an ease between the two of them that the bromance just worked. The two actors were also dressed very nicely in the show that they have inspired me for future knitting and sewing projects:D

I will admit though that I am not the biggest fan of Kim Go Eun as the female lead. I think she's a terrific actress but I felt the chemistry between her and Gong Yoo was lacking. The big surprise here was Yoo In Na. I've never liked her until this show. She played the Grim Reaper's love interest, and I thought she did an awesome job balancing the comedy with the seriousness of her part.

This was just the right blend of comedy, romance and drama. So much tears shed for this show especially on the last few episodes. Sonia (from Daring Coco who is another kdrama watcher like myself:D) did say she was not a fan of the ending. I can totally understand why. It would've been nice  if the ending went another direction, but I kinda knew it would end on that note so I was ok with it in the end. (Sorry for being so vague but don't wanna give any spoilers:P)

Hence, because of this new obsession, I had to order the drama photo essay book from TwoChois in South Korea. (Highly recommend this online bookstore. I've ordered some Korean text books from the site before. Quick shipment and they always include a little extra and a personal note in your order:))

I may have squeed a little when I got my package....

The book also included photo cards (about 6.5"x8.5").





One of my fave scenes, shot in Quebec.


Yook Sung Jae....so cute and adorable as Duk Hwa.

 I also ended up buying this because Gong Yoo's character bought this for his bride... don't judge. 

This show is, for sure, one of my top 5 fave Korean dramas:) (You can read about another fave of mine here.)

My fave song from the show's soundtrack:


Do you watch Korean dramas/movies?

15 comments:

  1. You crack me up with the White Musk. No I'm not going to judge. I promise!

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  2. Hehehehe! I can't believe you brought that perfume! I was so turned off by it because they kept showcasing it at every opportunity and then some. Much like that drink too. Ahhhh that was one thing that annoyed me most because they weren't even subtle. It was OVERLY OBVIOUS with soooo many long pauses. I loved the Grim Reaper too. Though at the start I thought he was his sister, not the other way round (you know what I mean). And I too loved Yoo In Na. I never liked her in any show prior either but now I do. Also Les El, gosh she is beautiful. I agree about the chemistry between the leads, it was off much like the age gap hahahaha. That was something I couldn't get over either. Thankfully Duk Hwa was hilarious so I didn't focus on that long!

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  3. Hi my friend! Every once in a while I get to sign in! Like once a year! i'll make sure to sniff that perfume next time I go to The Body Shop! :D

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  4. I never watched goblin ;-; and i call myself a kdrama lover :( i'll definitely watch it soon! But omg that perfume, my friend got one to ahhaha

    yuki, solivagantic

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  5. Omigosh the PPL totally worked on you Emmy ;p Are you eating at Subway too LOL A friend and I were just talking about this drama last week. She and I have very similar tastes and she couldn't get past ep. 3 and I refuse to watch it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much :D

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  6. I need to Emmy! You've gotten me curious! What a great book and I bet that perfume is fabulous >.< I would do the same. I'm intrigued by the title of the show! HaHaHa
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  7. I don't know the show, but I totally know the feeling of trying NOT to binge a show but then getting so caught up in it that you simply can't stop watching, lol.

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  8. I don't know thanks for sharing
    Kisses

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  9. Haven't heard of it before, will definitely check it out,thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hah, this is so funny and I love that you also got the photo essay book also, I only have just heard about this show. I may give it a go. It's always interesting when you get caught up in a show and even when certain actors wow you when you weren't keen on them before. Thanks for sharing. x <3
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  11. I heard so many terrific things about this drama and dog owners in Korea who I am friends with on Instagram all shared the moment when the dog waited for his owner. I mean everyone was crying! :) I love the song Beautiful Life from the sound track!

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  12. Looks great!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

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  13. This sounds like such a great show! I'm a huge fan of Gong Yoo after I saw him in the Train to Busan!

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  14. I watched the first episode last month and LOVED it. I need to finish it!!

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