Beanie level: Chaebolโ€™s poor doppelganger

Update: my heart is restored and swelling to 9x its normal size. 💖

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My heart is shredded. 💔

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    I got through Goblin because of their love story! 😭😭😭

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      It is so beautiful and so painful and so wonderful – and (as much as I thoroughly enjoy Gong Yoo in this role) it should have been the main story. (Also, major points for the adorable bromance.)

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        Especially their younger versions… so tragic 😢

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          Devastating. But the acting is so impressive. Considering you have two couples playing these characters, it’s amazing how there is really no disconnect – each character’s actor/actress really merged into the one character for me. And all four of them just played both the sweet and the agony so well.

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    I still haven’t watched this show because I’m nervous about the sad ending.

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      I’m pushing through fast to the end because I need some kind of resolution…everyone enthusiastically tells me I’ll get it. We’ll see!

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        I feel that the ending is open to interpretation – so I suggest you find one that makes you happy.

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          I binged the last of it way past my bedtime and was able to go to bed much relieved for that exact out you mention!

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      If you are nervous about this particular couple, afraid not, touch your heart is so inline with their epilogue that its practically their extended story. So, no sad ending for them.

      The main couple on the other hand, not exactly sad, more like an open end like @flyingtool said.

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        Those last two episodes especially hit right in the feels, but if the ending wasn’t exactly sweet, at least it was hopeful. I think I was most sad at the ending because the bromance is essentially over. Reaper as Gangnam detective Lee Hyeok has no memory of his friendship with Goblin, and that felt like such a loss. But seeing Wang Yeo and Kim Seon finally – finally! – get to be together without angst was a relief. It feels sappy saying this, but theirs was a love that literally survived and transcended lifetimes – and they never got to enjoy it. It was a weight in their last life. And it felt sweet that in this one they finally get to enjoy it simply without struggle. It made me feel hopeful, if also a little melancholy – and therefore glad that they had no memory of their past lives.

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          We share the opinion. I was asked at that time whats great about this drama, and my answer was “its actually the 2ndary couple. The korean believe that they have 4 lifetimes each; and this couple first met on their 1st, as the king and queen of korea, but ended tragically. They finally met again at their 3rd, yet circumtances still didnt allow them tobe together. Isn’t that sad? Good thing they finally able tobe together at their last. Its beautiful. It gives hope”

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    I still love this OTP 😭

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      I think they’re in my top 3 of all time now.

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    If only the goblin was focused on their story instead of the bride thing…
    Watch their next drama Touch your heart, it was so adorable to see them on screen together again.

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      Right?! It should have been the main story.

      I accidentally watched Touch Your Heart first – I didn’t realize that they were a pair in Goblin until I ended up finally watching Goblin.

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    I loved everything in this drama but the main romance (I had to look aside the fact that she was a schoolgirl only because of my devotion for Gong Yoo and because I knew about the time jump).
    Grim Reaper and Sunny and Grim Reaper and Goblin.
    Sunny and Kim Shin.
    Perfect.

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      Completely agree. And so true that the bromance is one of the most endearing I’ve seen on the screen.

      The age thing was hard, especially when she was still in high school. Later I thought that it must have been due to this idea of the number 9. I thought, Why not make her 29 then? And then I realized that to jump again she’d need to be 39…so maybe they thought it would make her too old or something (which is sad in its own right if true).

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        That storyline irritated me so much, I wish they could have made her 29 from the start. It’s a shame because it probably would have gone down as one of my favourite dramas. Anyway maybe in a few years, I can rewatch and seen if my opinion has changed.

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          As much as I love Gong Yoo (which is A LOT) I could only rewatch right now by FF the scenes with schoolgirl FL as a love interest. So I think I will never rewatch.
          I dropped Dodo just because of this.

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            You are probably right, I don’t think I will change my mind, I just remembered how it ended😡😡

            I can understand that about do do sol, I think it was ep 11? There was a scene where rara met with Jun’s mother and paid back what she owed him and let him go back to his life.
            There was a definite shift in her behaviour when she realised his age and so I am still sticking with the show for now.

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            I’m like you. If I re-watch, it will be to FF to the bromance bits (or the where Deok-hwa is hanging out with his uncles) and the Sunny & Reaper parts. It’s not that I think Kim Go-eun played poorly (I think she actually did a fantastic job differentiating her 19 and 29-yr-old selves), but the age gap just never sat comfortably – I think that’s why I didn’t really feel much when the sword came out.

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            Gah! And now I just thought of that part mid-show where Reaper tells Goblin all awkwardly that he’s on Miscellaneous Omitted Person’s side now because he also doesn’t want Goblin to die, and Goblin gets touched and embarrassed, and they’re both awkwardly shifting about because they’re total bros now and they know it and it’s just so adorable I can’t even. ❤

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          Yeah, she should have been 29 from the start if they wanted to play on the number 9. Or at least in her 20s. I just don’t believe a worldly and world-weary 900-yr-old goblin would fall for a schoolgirl. The 29-yr-old version of her was way more plausible to me – she’s lived some life, has some experience and is more settled into herself and who she is. But by the time they go there, it was episode 14 or something and not enough time for me to become invested in her.

          I think it was also made a bit worse because it’s so starkly contrasted against the Sunny and Reaper relationship, which was so much more complex and “lived in” with a compelling arc for both characters, who were also both mature.

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            Totally agree. As much as I would love to rewatch just for my Gong Yoo, I just canโ€™t.
            And Goblin was the first drama I watched and I wasnโ€™t familiar with โ€œdrama rulesโ€ but I could skip all the tropes and the awkward things as someone new to dramas, but I never could really fell for the relation because of the huge age gap.
            She could have been 24 or 25 and nothing would have changed, then you make Kim Shin just 5 years or 9 wondering in the vast, and then it would have worked for me.

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Um, what exactly is this โ€˜13 daysโ€™ nonsense?!?

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[Peeking through my fingers] Brahmsies who were brave enough to live watch episode 16…are we there yet? <3

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    You gonna love it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    It’s safe, but your heart might explode.

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      Thank goodness we are stocked up on soju for (it sounds like??) celebration and piecing of burst hearts back together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        hahaha yes…glad we got the liquor ready. But I think we need to be careful and make sure @shichybot doesn’t over drink.

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          No worries! I’m on a different kind of drunk now–drunk with happiness over our OTP ended. I won’t be needing any help from alcohol anymore. Hahaha! Thanks for thinking of me, host and party planner!

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            hahahaha I’m glad. The best kind of drunk. Hopefully without any hangovers aka post-drama blues.

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            Oh, I’m feeling withdrawal symptoms already :'( I think I’ll have to get over it slowly, gradually, then say goodbye.

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            we’ll let it go together…slowly…but together.

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Ep5 of DYLB: last 15 mins and I’m grinning like an idiot. Can’t get enough of our OTP! They are awkward and in wonder of what is happening, and it is beyond adorable! <3

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Does anyone know a good source to get the most legit updates on when new dramas will be airing through the end of the year?

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