Kim Eun Sook has now officially dethroned the Hong sisters as my favorite K-drama writer. Who knew that within months after Descendants of the Sun was released, I’d be emotionally invested in another series she created? The supernatural drama Goblin is barely a month old and boasts of Korean heartthrobs, Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, as its lead stars. Unlike DotS, its episodes are not canned. Viewers don’t seem to mind the live shoots though as their ratings are significantly high for a cable show.
The narrative is beautifully structured. There are times the editing doesn’t make sense but you’ll soon realize those scenes will factor in future episodes. They’ve also chosen songs that are worthy of a constant loop on your playlist, each chronicling significant developments in the relationship between the main characters. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I instantly felt a connection to ‘Beautiful’ by Crush.