Goblin Merchandise on Amazon

It’s been months since this show ended and I’m still listening to their OST. Some of you might have bought merchandise as soon as it came out, some are still waiting to buy. Well, Amazon has Goblin[Guardian] Merchandise. If you haven’t purchased any of their items, here is what Amazon has to offer:

click on the image[s] to take you to Amazon.

OST

Dolls

Poster

Jewelry
Ji Eun Tak

Sunny

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Drama Review: 2/6/17

As of this post, I’ve watched:

Rebel: 1-2

As with any historical dramas, we get to see the childhood events that shaped our characters’ future.

Gil Dong’s family are servants to a nobleman. He inherited a gift of strength from his father, which only his father knows. His father is very loyal to his family and doted on Gil Dong especially. He is too smart to be a servant though, and his goal is to buy their freedom for the sake of Gil Dong and his family. His father who is too smart to be a servant, was able to convince his employer to live outside on their own.

Gil Dong struggled to keep his strength a secret, which once in a while gets him in trouble. Gil Dong loses his mother after giving birth to his sister, and his father ended up murdering his master which Gil Dong witnessed.

The Crown Prince  is questioning why he can’t call his father- Father, and as to why he doesn’t live in the palace. He deduced that he’ll have the same fate as her brother who passed because he lived there. On the political front, there are “talks” to return the dethroned queen back to her place.

We’re still ways away from seeing the grown up versions of our show. We still need to see how the main characters tie together. With the number of years I’ve been watching kdramas, I honestly have not watched any of the previous Hong Gil Dong adaptation/retelling, so I wouldn’t have anything to compare this to. Which can be a good thing because I’d only be focused on this adaptation. For now, I’m interested enough to keep watching.

Missing 9: 5-6

We get more Island time in these two episodes, and we also get more revelations from their time together.As Tae Ho makes his escape with the co-pilot, President Hwang, and So Hee – they were of course thwarted by the rest of the gang. In the process, Bong Hee and So Hee gets stuck on another island, while the others makes an attempt to rescue them. Joon Oh manages to rescue both So Hee and Bong Hee. Only for Tae Ho claiming two lives -Yeol and So Hee in his desperation to live and his secrets to be buried.

In the present time, President Hwang did escape from the island, only to survive a murder attempt that places him in a coma. So Hee’s brother gets a hold of Bong Hee’s confession, and pressures the chairwoman to make a public announcement regarding So Hee’s murderer, but in the nick of time, Bong Hee remembers everything until Tae Ho emerges as another survivor…

Wow. Tae Ho is setting up to be the villain here. It’d be interesting to see how he will manipulate the public because it’ll be definitely Bong Hee’s words vs his. Who will be on who’s side? Are there any more survivors……

Voice: 5-6

We’re almost halfway into the series, and the plot is underway to solve the one case that started it all. Who owns the voice that killed Kwon Joo’s father, and Jin Hyuk’s wife?

As always, Jin Hyuk beat the Serious Crime Unit in rescuing Kwon Joo, and Eun Byul. Jin huyk had made up his mind, and will stay with Golden Time team, while the rest of his old teammates wonder what will happen to them. Kwang Il is connected to the Eunhyungdong Incident three years ago, and he’s the only witness left, until he was murdered while under police custody. Kwon Joo is ever resolute that there is a cop that’s helping the murderer. It turns out it was Chief Jang all along. The police commissioner is too eager to cover up their mistake as well and dared Kwon Joo that her team will be disbanded if it’s proven that her ulterior motive to is to investigate her father’s death.

Jin Hyuk, and Kwon Joo set out to re-investigate this case on their own – trusting no one. Although we get to see the murderer in action, we still have no clue as to his real identity. Unfortunately, he’s been tipped that he’s being investigated. On the brighter side, Eun Soo decided to join Golden Time Team after all.  As usual, the team gets a call and this time they find a dead body.

I get that they need to establish the Golden Time Team and show it by solving the crimes as they get the calls. We’re there now. They’ve solved every crime within Golden Time, can we see them drink at a pochamanga or have gogi now? Can we start showing that they’re getting along as a team? Right now, the only team I see is Gwon Joo and Jin Hyuk, and even then, they’re still not trusting of each other.

I didn’t mention this before. When I first started watching this show, I thought that Dae Shik is somewhat connected to the murderer, and boy was I wrong. I’d like to think that Chief Jang’s involvement is not voluntary, that he had no choice. I’d like to see him redeem himself, as I’m worried that he’ll be a casualty in the upcoming episodes.

OCN has a way of really making me come back for more. I don’t see or feel any chemistry within the characters, yet here I am watching this show as soon as it’s up for viewing. Whatever it is, it’s working and although I can’t say that I’m hooked, I think I’m more curious to see how everything will tie up in the end.

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE LEAST

Goblin Special 1-2

Yoo In Na, and Lee Dong Wook are the commentators for this special. Lee El provided an emotional narration  of our ShinTak love story. Sunny/Grim Reaper’s love story,and the Bromance between our Goblin/GR were also highlighted.Secretary Kim fulfilled his pledge. We got a behind the scenes look at how Goblin was made. From makeup, costumes, CGI’s to NG’s. Sorry GongEun shippers, we didn’t get what we were waiting for….but I think it’s safe to say that Lee Dong Wook, and Yoo In Na are the captains of this ship. Lee Dong Wook may know more than what he looks.

It’s no surprise that the cast and crew are suffering from withdrawal symptoms as Yoo In Na, and Lee Dong Wook said during this special episode. Just like us, they both expressed an interest in a potential season two. But, all good things come to an end.

Even in the saddest scenes, I was happy. Every moment that I watched Goblin shined. In my next life, I will still remember Goblin.

Drama Review: 1/22/17

As of this post I’ve watched:

Goblin: 14, 15,and 16
2016 ended and 2017 started with Goblin. What an AMAZING series. I know that it will take me sometime to get over this show, like 939 to 200 years. Some viewers might still be upset at how it ended, but I still believe that it’s an appropriate way to end the show. I absolutely loved everything about this drama.

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Missing 9: 1-2
This show reminds me of the US show LOST, but I like the fact that I’m not going to wait 6 seasons/years to see how this played out. It caught my interest, and I’m curious how/when the flashbacks will end, and if Bong Hee IS the only survivor.

Voice: 3-4
I think what kept me from coming back to the show is because of the cliffhangers in the end of episodes. They got me at the edge of my seat, then bam! I won’t know until Saturday what happens. I absolutely need to know if they will be successful in their rescue in 10 minutes. That, and I also want to know who the killer is that they’re both trying to look for. OCN – really likes their crime thrillers.

Need to catch up on:

Hwarang: 5 – current episode
I haven’t connected to the show as of yet, which is normal. I usually get hooked halfway if the plot progresses.

Goblin: God of Kdrama Addiction

Viewers around the globe has been swept up with the Goblin syndrome. The series has finished its run, and most of us are now suffering from MAJOR withdrawal symptoms. I mean, who wouldn’t? This show – it’s a perfect TRIFECTA.

First, they blessed us with a GODLY ensemble that’s Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, and Yook Sung Jae

The chemistry between these actors have with each other is unbelievable. No matter which actor is paired up with, the scenes just come to life. I personally don’t think they were acting at all. I felt like they were having a natural, normal conversation.

The supporting casts are just as beautiful. I think everyone will agree that it was a fun surprise to see the actor in this show that played Secretary/CEO Kim. The cameos by Kim So Hyun brought elegance to the show.

Second, there’s the script, cinematography, and special effects that are nothing short of AMAZING. Just look at these…these are just from episode 14. I almost felt like I’m watching a movie. I’m actually now convinced that if this was made into a movie, would it have the same frenzy.




As far as the script goes, the writer had everything in mind from beginning to end. The cliche’s are there in any romance drama, but somehow she wrote it naturally, and acted out perfectly.  Although some viewers beg to differ, I really did appreciate the ending. Everything does come full circle. I knew going in when I started to watch this drama, that God-Human relationships are bittersweet. Kim Shin is still a God, his punishment was over, made amends with Wang Yeo – that’s why he was able to have his happy ending even for a moment. Eun Tak is a human, she got her happy ending – though she can’t live forever. Kim Shin witnessing everyone dying has never been his punishment, it seems like it is, but when we lose anything in our lives, we tell ourselves it’s our punishment. It’s not. It’s a way of life for a God. It’s the cycle of god/human life. Round and round.

I’m sure Kim Eun Sook thought about possibilities of Shin becoming human, or Eun Tak to somehow get immortality, but it wouldn’t make sense. It would just raise more questions. At least this way, Kim Shin lived up to the show’s title- The Great and Lonely God. Again, everything was perfect.

Finally, the soundtrack – all the songs played the right time, nothing was overplayed [think “Almost Paradise”] and brought the right emotions out. Nothing seals a drama the way a track plays in a very important scene. This show nailed it.

On a side note – it did help that this show aired in tvN. I think that the world would still end up in a Goblin syndrome, but the quality wouldn’t be the same if it were to air in any of the three major broadcasters towards the end because the network would be succumbing into fan service.

Since this show has premiered, it has taken over my mind, if not my entire being. I can’t stop “googling” about anything Goblin related articles. I’ve followed everything Goblin in all social media outlets. I ended up buying a new desktop so I can watch it on a bigger screen instead of my phone or ipad, and because I couldn’t wait for my Apple TV to be set up on Christmas.  Goblin has overtaken any lists that I have as far as preferences. This show set the bar so high, that I’d have to redo my favorite drama, leading man, leading lady, and OST of all time. Sad part was, that I didn’t even get to blog about the original lists that I have since I started watching in 2008.

Like many of you, I’m wondering what to do next, how to heal from the withdrawal symptoms. I mean we all have jobs to go the next day, or school, or this thing called reality….but you understand the dilemma. I tried a “rebound drama” when episode 12 just aired to slowly cushion my fall when the series ends, but it’s not working out. So now, I’m gearing myself of binge watching this drama again. Mind you, I’ve watched this as soon as the episode is available in English subs – twice- each episode. This time though, I’m taking notes on episodes, scenes that made me laugh, cry, mad, confused – if/when my questions were answered. I’ll blog about it for a while until I run out of content.

For now all I can say is this: Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook are the Gods of Kdrama Addiction. Kim Go Eun, Yoo In Na are the Patron Saints of Drama Heroines.

Goblin: Not ready to let go, Are you?

We’re at the finale weekend of Goblin, and we will get treated to 3 episodes. Unfortunately, it is the LAST 3 episodes. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I don’t know what crack drama you’re on. You still have days away to marathon the entire series before the finale. Be warned: you will look and sound like a lunatic throughout the series because as you watch an episode, you will laugh, then you will cry, then you will laugh some more, and cry harder, get mad, then go crazy wanting to watch the next episode – repeat for the next 13 episodes.

If you’re on this crack drama, are you as anxious as I am? I mean, I’m really curious how this will play out. Since they delayed episode 14 because they want special effects to be of quality, I cannot imagine what else needs CGI editing. I’m still excited nonetheless. I think I can foresee a time jump happening – it’d be nice if they have a montage of how they’ve been living the last 9 years, instead of hearing it in the dialogue. More importantly, I just want answers – how will Sunny find out her brother died? Will ET live or die of a heart attack? Will GR and Sunny have a happy ending? Will ET and KS have a happy ending? –I’d be quite disappointed if their reunion is one of the reincarnated kind, to be honest. But I’ll take what I get – another passionate kiss,

this time though the camera needs NOT to be behind GY’s shoulder. Also, where is the OST for Never Far Away?????

Then here comes the reality – the major withdrawal symptoms. I know I’m going to get it pretty bad. I’m pretty bummed that I went with the Goblin craze watching it raw, with subs, again and again, going through every social media post about this show, and not to mention shipping KGE and GY to date in real life. The last time I was like this was when Master’s Sun was airing, SKKS a few years before that, and City Hall. I should’ve just waited for the whole series to air then watch it in 2 days like I always do. But no- I freaking fell in love with ET and KS right off the bat. So, here I am, more afraid of the withdrawal symptoms rather than how the series will answer all the questions, seal every loophole, and wrap the entire show in a neat bow.

I’ve actually found a rebound drama [will be blogging about it soon] and I’m already skipping scenes to get to the ending, so it’s pretty obvious, that I’m not ready to let go of this drama anytime soon.  I’m going to need a Goblin Anonymous just to help me move on.