Move over, Captain Yoo. There’s a new Yoo on the block and it’s none other than Gong Yoo. The Train to Busan actor has charmed many on the silver screen and his latest drama, Goblin is just as captivating.
It has already set hearts and minds racing in Korea and beyond – not least because it stars one of the hottest actors in Asian show business at the moment.
The epic fantasy drama is the latest project by Kim Eunsook, the scriptwriter behind the smash-hit military drama Descendants Of The Sun. Eunsook, who also penned high school romance The Heirs, says she rummaged through historical documents and spiced them up with imagination to create a fantasy series based on Korean folklore.
“Not much research has been done on dokkaebi (Korean goblins), so there was a lot of room for storytelling,” Eunsook told reporters in Seoul.
All that research has paid off as Goblin is currently sailing high in viewer ratings with K-drama fans falling over themselves in anticipation for upcoming episodes of the fantasy tale. Here, we outline 10 reasons why you should start binge-watching Goblin right now.
Goblin is available on viu.com or Viu mobile app, with subtitles, for free. Viu Premium users can catch the latest episodes first every Saturday and Sunday 12am, four hours after Korea’s telecast and enjoy unlimited downloads for offline viewing while on-the-go.
Text: Natalya Molok / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / December 2016
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