Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share making it the second highest rated drama in Korean cable television history, behind Reply 1988.
Alternative Name: Guardian: The Lonely and Great God | 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비
Starring: Gong Yoo (孔刘) | Kim Go-Eun (金高银) | Lee Dong-Wook (李栋旭) | Yoo In-Na (刘仁娜) | Yook Sung-Jae (陆星材)
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Korean | Mandarin
Subtitle: English | Chinese
Release Date: 03/06/2017
Disc format: NTSC 2.0 Stereo
Number of episodes: 16 + 3 (BONUS SPECIAL)
Number of dics: 5 High Definition DVDs
Goblin: The Lonely and Great God 孤单又灿烂的神-鬼怪 Synopsis
Is it better to live forever or to finally be able to die?
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a decorated military general during the Goryeo Dynasty who is betrayed by the jealous king he served. When Kim Shin is faced with death instead of honor after fighting a mighty battle, God turns Kim Shin into a goblin instead, tasked with protecting certain people from a life of misery. But immortality is wearing on Kim Shin, and he longs to find the prophesied human bride who can set his soul free. Kim Shin becomes accidental roommates with Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook), the grim reaper who ushers people’s souls into the afterlife.
Kim Shin’s nephew, Yoo Deok Hwa (Yook Sung Jae), is a rebellious chaebol heir whose family has been caretakers of the goblin for many generations. Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) is a high school senior whose mother was saved from an accident by Kim Shin 19 years ago, and ever since then she has been able to communicate with dead people. Sunny (Yoo In Na), the owner of a chicken restaurant and Eun Tak’s boss, crosses paths with Wang Yeo and becomes smitten with him. Can Eun Tak be the true “goblin bride” with the power to release Kim Shin from his eternal misery?
“Goblin” is a 2016-2017 South Korean drama series directed by Lee Eung Bok. It is written by Kim Eun Sook, who also wrote the very successful dramas “Heirs” (2013) and “Descendants of the Sun” (2016).
In the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards 2017, Gong Yoo has received Best Actor Award. Besides winning the BEST DRAMA Award at the Korean Cable TV Awards 2017, this drama has won 10 other Best Awards in both Korean and International Drama Awards Festival.