First Impressions: Goblin, The Lonely and Great God

Oops, I disappeared. I was on a drama spree for a while but all of a sudden it felt like there was nothing left for me to watch! Which sounds ridiculous, because how is that possible?!

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I am currently watching Goblin: The Lonely and Great God on DramaFever. I’ve been meaning to watch this drama for a long time since I’ve heard ah-mazing things about it, and guess what: EVERYONE IS RIGHT. First of all, visually, Goblin is absolutely stunning. I’ve taken so many screenshots of it (select few at the bottom of this post). The colors, the composition, the deliberate pauses that showcase the beauty of the scene – I love it. The soundtrack is also on point.

Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are both so fantastic, especially together. Why haven’t I seen them since Coffee Prince and My Girl, respectively?! The scenes with the goblin & the reaper are so wonderful and funny and sometimes heartbreaking. At first I was surprised to see Kim Go Eun as the female lead because I had recently watched Cheese in the Trap, but she is very charming and it works. Yoo In Na also plays an awesome, quirky character who I love. I looked up her credits but it’s been too long for me to remember her in Secret Garden.

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Review: Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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Korean Name: 치즈인더트랩
Brief Summary: Cheese in the Trap is centered around university students Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) and Yoo Jeong (Park Hae Jin), as his personality and past get in the way of their relationship. In particular, his past association with Baek In Ho (Seo Kang Joon) and Baek In Ha (Lee Sung Kyung) prove to be hard to break.
Stream It: DramaFever
Recommendation: Watch It

I can’t remember the last time a drama disappointed me this much. If it had been terrible from the beginning, that would be a different story, but Cheese in the Trap was so promising in the beginning. It felt like a breath of fresh air. I’m still rating this a watch because the premise was fantastic, but prepare yourself to be extremely displeased when you’re finished!

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