The fateful rainy day when the Goblin meets his bride
The newest teasers for tvN’s fantasy drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin finally have the two leads meeting onscreen. Gong Yoo (Big) stars as the mysterious goblin, described as a protector of souls, who’s always on the lookout for a human bride who can end his immortal life. In the first teaser below, he walks past Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap) in the rain and time slows as he senses something different about her. As he turns back to watch her leave, he says in voiceover, “A bride has appeared.”
The new series from hit writer Kim Eun-sook (Descended From the Sun) is about the bizarre living arrangement between a goblin and an amnesiac reaper, played by Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum), and the goblin’s quest to end his immortality. Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) co-stars as Lee Dong-wook’s love interest, the owner of a chicken shop with a sunny personality. Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) is a chaebol heir whose family looks after the goblin.
Kim Go-eun plays a high-schooler with the fate of a person who was supposed to die, who remains optimistic despite her difficult life. In the second teaser below, she sits with a birthday cake alone by the ocean and wishes for a part-time job and a boyfriend before blowing out the candles. As soon as she does, the goblin appears and asks, “Was it you? Were you the one to call me here?” I’m still wondering how they’re going to pull off a romance between a high school girl and a centuries-year-old god, which is a weird problem to introduce when the actress is in her twenties anyway and doesn’t need to play younger.
The teasers continue to be moody and beautiful, so I’m sure the show will be something to look at. It would be nice to also learn a little more about the characters in them, but I have a feeling we’re just going to be kept on ice until December. I just hope the show is worth the wait. If it’ll help to make a wish and blow out some candles, I’ll go get a cake.
The Lonely, Shining Goblin premieres December 2.
Via TV Daily
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