The otherworldly couples of The Lonely Shining Goblin
We’ve got more stills from tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance The Lonely Shining Goblin, this time featuring our two main couples plus Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) all by his lonesome, but holding his own.
The couple at the center of the story: Gong Yoo (Big), who plays the titular goblin who can only end his immortality by finding himself a human bride, and Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap), who plays a nineteen-year-old with the fate of someone who should’ve died, claiming to be the bride the goblin needs. From birth, she was anything but ordinary, but she longs to be a normal, test-taking high school student.
Their photos were taken against the autumn backdrop in Quebec. Kim Go-eun looks like a happy, fresh-faced youth next to a stoic, suit-clad Gong Yoo.
The other couple: Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) plays an amnesiac reaper and the goblin’s unlikely roommate, one-half of a bizarre roommate scenario. Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) plays a chicken shop owner who figured out early on that the most comfortable way of living as a woman is to live thoughtlessly.
Their photos were taken on a footbridge in Korea and have a decidedly different tone than the Quebec shots. They gaze at each other intently, and the mood seems rather serious.
Last but not least, we have Yook Sung-jae’s solo shots as the chaebol heir whose family has been taking care of the goblin for generations. I think the way he’s dressed comes across as more mountain villager than chaebol heir, but I’m sure there’s a reason for that.
I’m about ready for this drama to make its bow. It appears there won’t be a love triangle in the Goblin, which is nice; I figure writer Kim Eun-sook learned that two distinct couples can work just as well if not better after the smash success of her Descended From the Sun. May the odds be in the Goblin’s favor because I really want this drama to be great!
Friday-Saturday drama The Lonely Shining Goblin will premiere on December 2 on tvN.
Via Ten Asia
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