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Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 2
by | December 3, 2016 | 447 Comments
Our goblin isn’t used to anyone getting an inside peek at his life, but suddenly there are humans and reapers invading his space left and right, forcing him to let people in whether he likes it or not. Those connections turn out to be pretty crucial, both in making me care about the story, and... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 1
by | December 2, 2016 | 260 Comments
It was a successful premiere for tvN’s ambitious buzz project The Lonely Shining Goblin, on several fronts: Ratings-wise, it logged a 6.9% average (9.3% real-time high), which for a cable premiere is pretty impressive. I’m less concerned with the numbers than the content, though, since I was more worried about whether the reality of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Love in the time of immortality in the Goblin
by | November 25, 2016 | 130 Comments
We’ve got a lengthy teaser out for tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance The Lonely Shining Goblin, and it is epic, to say the least. I thought I was watching the trailer to a mega-budget movie. Gong Yoo (Big) plays the titular goblin who’s lived for thousands of years. He survived bloody sword battles that took place... More »


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Food fights and cuddling in posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
These new official posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin are eye-catching and elegant; they almost look more like they belong to a fashion spread in a glossy magazine than drama promo material. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ve got quite the polished, sophisticated-looking cast (having what looks like the world’s most elegant food fight). The... More »


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The otherworldly couples of The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 16, 2016 | 84 Comments
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... More »


Drama Casting & News
The Lonely, Shining Goblin goes from ancient warrior to modern man
by | November 14, 2016 | 117 Comments
I always figured there wasn’t a genre Gong Yoo (Big) hadn’t tackled, but actually, there is — the sageuk. Lucky for us, we get a glimpse of Gong Yoo in his first foray into sageuk territory and his transformation throughout the years as a goblin cursed with immortality in the latest teaser for tvN’s upcoming... More »


Drama Casting & News
The odd roommates and seductive chicken shop owner of The Goblin
by | November 10, 2016 | 53 Comments
The recent batch of stills for tvN’s upcoming drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin features Sunny, the glamorous chicken shop owner played by Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending), and the first meeting between our titular goblin, Kim Shin, played by Gong Yoo (Big), and his amnesiac grim reaper roommate, Wang Yeo, played by Lee Dong-wook... More »


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The fateful rainy day when the Goblin meets his bride
by | November 4, 2016 | 93 Comments
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... More »


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Only the Goblin sees what lurks behind the door
by | October 20, 2016 | 53 Comments
We’ve got three stills taken from three different angles of one scene, but there’s really not much I can decipher other than the obvious: in broad daylight, something behind an old, abandoned, ivy-covered gate catches the attention of our titular goblin played by Gong Yoo (Train to Busan, Big), giving him pause. tvN’s new fantasy... More »


Drama Casting & News
Turn off the lights, the Goblin is coming
by | October 13, 2016 | 66 Comments
Okay, now that’s more like it. The first few glimpses we’ve had of Gong Yoo (Big) in his new tvN fantasy romance The Lonely, Shining Goblin have been pretty, but not all that different from any other drama hero he’s played. But in the newest teaser for the series, the spine-tingly factor has been turned... More »