Train to Busan Male Lead & Another Korean Superstar Fighting Over a Dead Girl


Last Updated on 2017-01-06 , 2:59 pm

Okay, here’s the shocking news: a pregnant lady in Korea was supposed to die eighteen years ago, but some lonely God decided to mess with the fate of mortals and made her survive instead. And because of this, the lady and her new-born are registered in the Department of the Deceased, but the new-born is registered without a name.

Because of this “administrative error”, a grim reaper who is supposed to bring her to the Otherworld has been on the hunt for this nameless girl since then, as her mother has passed on.

Here’s the grim reaper, who looks like he steals hearts instead of souls.

Then, in a twist, it turns out that the girl could be someone special: she could end the immortality of a lonely God, also known as the Goblin. This is the irresponsible God who has meddled with the affairs of the mortals eighteen years ago. In other words, the Goblin is, too, searching for her.

And here’s the lonely God, who for certain isn’t short of women’s attention.

If you’re still thinking that this is, like, you know, a real news story, you either haven’t watched enough Korea drama, or you’re those types who believe in the Internet because you live in it.

Just in case you’re still living in a cave, this is the premise of a new Korea drama that has taken Korea Singapore Asia by storm again: known as Goblin, its ratings have been crazily high, and people have been printing the characters’ faces on their pillows (true story—a friend’s friend just sent us an image to prove it).

Goblin started airing on 3 December 2016, and it has already created quite a sensation. Well, for a start, everyone in the office is watching it (yes, including the self-proclaimed manly men), their SOs are watching it and everyone else we know is watching it.

But to be more objective, here’re the numbers: the AGB Nielsen Ratings in Seoul for the drama is at 7.54% for the first episode, and it has almost doubled to 14.77% in the latest episode on 17 December 2016. And do note that this drama airs on a cable channel or pay TV, and not free-to-air TV, so the numbers are crazily high.

And if you’re wondering why people have been so crazy with it, other than the interesting plot, here’s why: Goblin is played by Train to Busan lead Gong Yoo, while the grim reaper is played by Hallyu star Lee Dong Wook. So far, the drama has been both funny (VERY FUNNY) yet touching at the same time—atypical of a Korea drama, just much better.

But of course, don’t take my word for it. The drama is airing on Oh!K channel every Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 a.m., and you can catch them again at 7:00 p.m. In Singapore, the channel is available on StarHub TV Channel 816 and Singtel Channels 525 (Mandarin) & 611 (Malay).

Our office has so many Goblin fans that one of our colleagues even took a picture with the two superstars. I’m pretty sure she’s hoping that they’re looking for her instead of the “dead” girl. (Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, if you guys are teleporting over, our office is at 10 Bukit Batok Crescent #09-07 The Spire Singapore 658079. Please call before coming because Cassandra the girls need to put on their make-up)


If you like to fangirl, you can go to their website to show your support for either the manly man Gong Yoo (#TeamGongYoo) or the flower boy Lee Dong Wook (#TeamLeeDongWook).

For me, I just hope that they could come out with one episode every day. The wait is painful. #teamfastershowleh #firstworldproblem

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