A friend of mine suddenly approached me one morning insisting that I have to watch Goblin, a Koreanobela that is currently airing on ABSCBN. Luckily, she has all 16 episodes in her phone ready to be “Share it”ed.
I know so well that I might get addicted to it so I tried to avoid it but it just cannot be avoided 😂
The story goes something like this:
Kim Shin was a great general of his time but their king has a jealous and selfish adviser and thinks like an evil! He advised the king to accuse Kim Shin of treason because every victorious battle Kim Shin is becoming more popular than the king and the adviser didn’t want that. So he was put to death by that sword given to him by the king himself to fight the war. In the afterlife the Divinity gave Kim Shin a blessing of having an immortal life and curse for never forgetting the deaths of everyone he loves. He became Goblin and the protector of souls. To end the curse the sword in his chest must be removed then he would now turn to ashes and rest in peace. But the only person to do that is his bride, The Goblin’s bride.
For 900 years he’s been searching desperately for his bride. One night he saved a dying pregnant woman from a car accident and the child she was bearing, Ji Eun Tak, was his bride.
Eventually, when Ji Eun Tak was old enough, Kim Shin and she met. And discovered that Ji Eun Tak can summon the goblin by blowing out fire.
Naturally the two fell in love with each other.
“If you catch a falling maple leaf, you’ll fall in love with the person you’re walking with” -Ji Eun Tak
“Mass is not proportional to volume. A girl as small as a violet. A girl who moves like a flower petal is pulling me towards her with more force than her mass. My heart keeps on bouncing between the sky and the ground. It was my first love.” – Goblin
But the thing is, Ji Eun Tak has no idea what the Goblin’s fate is if she pulled the sword out of his chest.
“You are my life and my death. And I like you. Thus, I keep this secret and ask the Heaven for permission. May you not know for one more day. May you not know for one hundred years more.” -Goblin
The saddest part is Ji Eun Tak is also facing death in her life because she was classified a missing soul because she was supposed to be dead in her mother’s womb a long time ago.
If Ji Eun Tak doesn’t pull out the sword and she die, the Goblin will continue in his immortal life living through the death of all his loved ones but if Ji Eun Tak pull out the Goblin’s sword there is no chance she would see him again.
Such a sad story! But it’s worth watching. It got me buying a shirt of Gong Yoo. Haha! This wouldn’t be my last K-Drama for sure! To more K-Dramas!!! 😁