Amongst Netflix’s new choices for June is a mega-hit from Korea. Titled Guardian: The Lonely and Nice God, also referred to as Goblin, the Okay-drama went on to change into a cultural phenomenon upon its TV launch. And it’s very easy to see why.
Taking off from Korean folklore, Goblin refers to an immortal, religious being who helps human beings by means of robust instances or not, relying on his whims. The titular Goblin right here is performed by none apart from Practice to Busan star Gong Yoo. He performs the position of Kim Shin, an over 900-year-old immortal God who’s fated to reside with an invisible sword caught to his chest, until his “Goblin Bride” pulls it out.
Despite the fact that the present centres round this premise, don’t let the mythology put you off. As a result of Goblin has one thing to supply for everybody. Aside from the historic and mythological side of the story, there may be a lot of romance, comedy, motion, and even an cute bromance to maintain you hooked. This is likely one of the exhibits that defies the saying “too many cooks spoil the broth”. It isn’t merely a mixture of completely different components, however a really well-constructed puzzle that every one comes collectively piece by piece. And you actually can’t go mistaken with a strong ensemble solid and a few good writing.
Gong Yoo is bound to shock you. Using on the success of Practice to Busan, Yoo had already established himself as a bankable actor in Korea when he took on this position. In a method, he elevated this present (and himself) to new heights. He’s in his darkish and but, loveable greatest, all whereas wanting actually good.
The opposite important characters, specifically Grim Reaper, the Goblin Bride Ji Eun Tak, Sunny and Deok Hwa the chaebol, solely add to the drama’s allure. In true Korean drama style, the present provides us many moments to root for them, and naturally, they’re all linked by means of completely different lifetimes.
Goblin is ideal binge-watch materials. With 16 episodes, the present will make you are feeling many feelings and hold you invested. In case you are new to the world of Okay-dramas, that is arguably one of the best place to start out.
Guardian: The Lonely and Nice God or Goblin is streaming on Netflix.