Korean drama fever is set to hit a new high when the widely anticipated new series, “Goblin” (도깨비) premieres on Saturday, 3rd December at 7pm.
The show boasts a star-studded cast including Gong Yoo (of “Train To Busan” fame), Lee Dong Wook (of “Hotel King” fame), Yoo In Na, and Kim Go Eun (of “Cheese in the Trap” fame), who recently won “Best New TV Actress” at the Paeksang Arts Awards.
Written by Kim Eun Sook and directed by Lee Eung Bok, the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed “Descendants of the Sun”, “Goblin” promises K-drama fans a thrilling romantic drama that is set in a fantasy world of today’s time.
The storyline follows the Goblin (played by Gong Yoo), a handsome centenarian who is tired of his immortality. The only way to end his life is to find a “goblin bride”, thus bringing his search to Euntak (played by Kim Go Eun) whom he falls passionately in love with. Their love story, like any great one, is woeful when it is revealed that Euntak is actually on the run from the Angel of Death, the Reaper (played by Lee Dong Wook). The latter, tasked with killing Euntak, later meets Sunny (played by Yoo In Na) a beautiful woman and develops feelings for her.
The plot thickens when viewers find that Goblin and Reaper are actually roommates, plunging them into a complicated pit as they wrestle with their emotions and duties.
In conjunction with the premiere of “Goblin”, Oh!K will also launch a dedicated microsite on 1st December, where fans can participate in an interactive personality quiz to find out if they are a Goblin or a Reaper, create their own photo-frame featuring both male leads and join in on a hashtag voting system where they can root for their favourite hero – #TeamGongYoo or #TeamLeeDongWook!
On the channel itself, Oh!K will also host a watch and win campaign. Those who tune in each week to the latest episodes and capture the unique on-air codes stand a chance to win limited-edition life-sized pillows of Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook. All submissions will be accepted via the Goblin microsite.
Catch the premiere of “Goblin” on Oh!K (Astro Channel 394), within 24 hours of Korea, on Saturday, 3rd December at 7pm. Brand new episodes will air every Saturday and Sunday.