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Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

2016 South Korean TV series

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God[4] (Korean: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비; RR: Sseulsseulhago Challanhasin – Dokkaebi; lit. The Lonely Shining God – Goblin) is a South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo in the title role with Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae. It was shown on the cable network tvN from December 2, 2016, to January 21, 2017. It was written by popular drama writer Kim Eun-sook.[5]

Guardian's final episode recorded an 18.68% nationwide audience share, making it the fifth highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.[6] It received critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon in South Korea.[7] The show won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize (Daesang) for writer Kim Eun-sook and Best Actor for Gong Yoo at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards.

Synopsis[edit]

Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty, is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed by the Almighty to stay immortal forever, enduring the pain of seeing his loved ones die as punishment for the soldiers he killed to protect his country. He becomes an immortal goblin, helping people with his powers and being a kind man in spite of his grieving past. The only way to put an end to his immortality is the Goblin's bride, whose aid in pulling out the sword will end his painful immortality.

Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) is a bubbly high school student who remains cheerful and hopeful despite her tragic life. She summons the Goblin by chance and their fates begin to entwine. The Goblin's nephew, Yoo Deok-hwa (Yook Sung-jae), leases the Goblin's house to a Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and the two end up living under the same roof. Ji Eun-tak starts working a part-time job at a chicken store run by a charismatic young woman, Sunny (Yoo In-na).

As the lives of Kim Shin, Grim Reaper, Ji Eun-tak and Sunny interweave, a deeper story unfolds, as they are not just strangers who met by chance, but people with deep-rooted relations.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A 939-year-old immortal goblin and protector of souls who is in search for his bride, the only one who can remove the sword piercing through his chest. Once the sword is removed, he may finally move to the afterlife and rest in peace. He served as a General during the Goryeo era, where he was appointed as the regent with his sister being betrothed to the young king Wang Yeo. However, due to corruption by a eunuch, the king's guards killed Kim Shin's sister, soldiers, and household before ultimately killing him with the very sword that is lodged in his chest. As punishment for his countless murders he committed during his time as a general, the Almighty God decides to resurrect him and give him supernatural powers and immortality. As he has lived for centuries, he feels lonely and depressed as he has to watch his loved ones and those around him pass away. This is until he slowly falls in love with his bride who gives him a reason to live again.
An optimistic and bubbly 19-year-old high school student and the legendary Goblin's bride. A "Missing Soul", she can see ghosts and summon the Goblin due to her way of birth; her pregnant mom was in a hit-and-run at the time to which the Goblin intervened to save them both, before the Grim Reaper could take them. Orphaned at age 9 and pursued by the Grim Reaper, she was forced to live with her abusive aunt who was seeking her mother's insurance policy. She immediately becomes interested in the Goblin, who takes her in his home so she can pass her exams and enroll in university, while he begins to rediscover the joy of living through her. Originally oblivious to her duty of removing the sword from the Goblin's chest, she eventually learns the truth and struggles with the decision of fulfilling her duty as she has fallen in love with the Goblin.
A good-looking, cynical yet humorous grim reaper (Angel of Death) who guides souls to their reincarnations or afterlives and Kim Shin's housemate. Along with many other grim reapers, he became a grim reaper after committing the greatest sin of all in his past life. He has no memory of his past lives, but does possess supernatural powers. Originally preferring to be by himself, he falls in love with a chicken restaurant owner named Sunny who eventually reciprocates his feelings. Through her, he begins to unlock clues to his memories and who he was in the past. His past life was revealed to be the young king: Wang Yeo. Despite the king's original pleasant personality, he became corrupted by the power hungry eunuch and orders his guards to kill everyone including his own wife and his loyal general, Kim Shin. This act drove Wang Yeo insane and caused him to ultimately take his own life.
The attractive owner of a chicken restaurant who hires Ji Eun-tak. The Grim Reaper begins to fall in love with her, and she soon returns his affection, although she is constantly confused by the Grim Reaper's constant social awkwardness. In her past life, it is revealed that she was the younger sister of General Kim Shin and she became the queen upon marrying King Wang Yeo (now the Grim Reaper). The couple were happily in love until the eunuch began to warp the mind of the king. When Wang Yeo tried to exile his loyal general Kim Shin, she supported her brother as he stood up to the king's ridiculous order and was executed as a result.
A rebellious yet kind-hearted chaebol heir and the only grandson of the Yoo family, a household that has the responsibility of taking care of the Goblin. He originally is a spoiled young adult who was only looking after the Goblin in order to receive a new credit card (after he was cut off). However, he learns of the Goblin and the Grim Reaper's true identities, and the trio grew to become strong friends. It is later revealed that the Almighty God had taken over his body for a period of time so that he could enact his plan of intertwining the lives of Kim Shin, Ji Eun-tak, The Grim Reaper, and Sunny

Supporting[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Hwang Seok-jeong as triplet sisters; two of them as a shaman fortune teller and a ghost

Ghost around Eun-tak[edit]

  • Ahn Ji-hyun as Go Jung-hyun, the ghost in the library who was Eun-tak's mother's best friend
  • Park Kyung-hye [ko] as Virgin Ghost, who always tries to take Eun-tak with her
  • Park Se-wan as Go Shi-won, the ghost who asked Eun-tak to clean her dormitory and fill it up with food so that her mother will not be sad (Ep. 2, 4-5)
  • Kim So-ra [ko] as Lee Jung-hwa, a vengeance ghost whose husband killed her (Ep. 4, 6-7, 9, 11)
  • Go Soo-jung as a ghost (Ep. 2)

People around Eun-tak[edit]

  • Noh Gang-min as the boy in the back-alley of the chicken shop who thinks he has wind powers
  • Kim Min-young as Park Soo-jin, Eun-tak's schoolmate who harasses her and takes pictures of her and the Goblin
  • Go Bo-gyeol as Kim Yoon-ah, Eun-tak's class president who defends her and later becomes her friend
  • Kim Nan-hee as Eun-tak's homeroom teacher who discriminates against her because she's an orphan
  • Ma Min-hee as one of Soo-jin's friends
  • Yoon Hee-kyung as one of Soo-jin's friends

Grim Reapers around Wang Yeo[edit]

  • Kim Ki-doo [ko] as a Batch 21 Grim Reaper who is very serious about his work
  • Choi Woong as Wang Yeo's junior grim reaper who lives in the rooftop above Sunny's apartment
  • Jo Hyun-sik as a Batch 22 Grim Reaper
  • Kim Chang-hwan [ko] as a Batch 23 Grim Reaper
  • Yun Da-yeong as a Batch 23 Grim Reaper who was once Wang Yeo's Court Lady

Others[edit]

  • Kim Nam-hee as Overworked doctor in ER
  • Yoon Kyung-ho [ko] as Kim Woo-sik, Kim Shin's loyal lieutenant from the Goryeo era (Ep. 1, 12, 14)
  • Lee Moon-soo as a loyal old man from the Goryeo era who kept Kim Shin's body (Ep. 1)
  • Nam Da-reum as Kim Soo-bok, the boy who met the Goblin in Paris (Ep. 1, 4)
  • Park Jin Woo as Loan Shark (Ep. 2-3, 6)
  • Yoon Joo-man as Loan Shark (Ep. 2-3, 6)
  • Lee Seul-bi as a vain woman at café (Ep. 3)
  • Kim Hyun-mok as Bus Passenger (Ep. 8)
  • Kim Hye-yoon as the young era of a widowed old lady (Ep. 15)

Special appearances[edit]

Production[edit]

Lee, Gong and Kim at the drama's press conference, November 2016

Development[edit]

The series was written by Kim Eun-sook, who also wrote the popular series Secret Garden (2010), The Heirs (2013), and Descendants of the Sun (2016). The drama marked her second collaboration with director Lee Eun-bok after both worked on Descendants.[15][16]

Filming[edit]

The first script-reading was held at Nuri Dream Square in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea, on 30 August 2016.[17] The Goryeo-era flashback scenes were filmed on Gimje, North Jeolla Province on September 22[18] for the battlefield scenes, while the palace scenes were shot at Naju Image Theme Park.[19] Goblin and Grim Reaper's house (external shots) was filmed at (formerly) Unhyeongung's Western House,[20] presently inside Duksung Women's University (utilized for administration offices).[21]

Overseas filming mainly took place in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in October,[22] using locations such as the Château Frontenac, Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine (the Yoo family cemetery), Petit Champlain (Goblin's door to Canada), and the Fontaine de Tourny.[23] The red door, which in reality is the emergency exit of the Théâtre Petit Champlain [fr], and other sites in Quebec City associated with the show have begun to attract numerous fans of the series.[24]

The crew was awarded a special vacation to Phuket, Thailand after the end of the drama.[25]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Album[edit]

1."Round and Round"Heize & Han Soo-ji3:27
2."Stay With Me"Chanyeol & Punch3:12
3."My Eyes" (내 눈에만 보여)10cm2:37
4."Hush"Lasse Lindh4:20
5."Beautiful"Crush3:47
6."You Are So Beautiful" (이쁘다니까)Eddy Kim3:15
7."Who Are You"Sam Kim4:21
8."I Miss You"Soyou2:49
9."First Snow" (첫 눈)Jung Joon-il4:56
10."I Will Go to You Like the First Snow" (첫눈처럼 너에게 가겠다)Ailee3:49
11."Wish" (소원)Urban Zakapa3:56
12."Heaven"Roy Kim & Kim EZ4:19
13."Love"Mamamoo2:57
14."And I'm Here"Kim Kyung-hee4:07
15."Winter is Coming"Han Soo-ji2:30
16."Stuck in Love"Kim Kyung-hee2:39
Total length:57:01
1."Dark Walk"Various Artists4:34
2."Butterfly" (나비)Various Artists1:13
3."First Love" (처음사랑)Various Artists4:54
4."When You Open the Door" (문을 열고 나가면)Various Artists3:15
5."Eun-tak's Waltz" (은탁의 왈츠)Various Artists3:04
6."Sparkling Wind" (반짝이는 바람)Various Artists3:12
7."Small Beach House" (바닷가 작은집)Various Artists1:25
8."When Time Stops" (시간이 멈출 때)Various Artists2:25
9."One Day After A Hundred Years" (그렇게 백년을 살아 어느날)Various Artists0:18
10."Amnesia (기억상실)"Various Artists3:07
11."Their Only Moments" (그들만의 시간)Various Artists2:06
12."No God's Sword" (무신검)Various Artists1:02
13."The Future I Saw Was Right" (내가 본 미래가 맞았구나)Various Artists0:34
14."Whistling" (휘파람을 불며)Various Artists2:35
15."Samshin & Deok-hwa" (삼신과 덕화)Various Artists2:10
16."Feast of the Deities" (신들의 만찬)Various Artists3:01
17."Pray" (기도)Various Artists1:45
18."For That Excuse, I Wish I Could Stay Alive" (그 핑계로 내가 계속 살아 있었으면 좋겠어)Various Artists0:54
19."Warriors Song"Various Artists4:34
Total length:46:08

Singles[edit]

Original soundtrack (Part 1–14)

Part 1

Part 2

1."Only in My Eyes" (내 눈에만 보여)10cm02:37
2."Only in My Eyes" (Inst.) 02:37
Total length:05:14

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

1."You Are So Beautiful" (이쁘다니까)Eddy Kim03:16
2."You Are So Beautiful" (Inst.) 03:16
Total length:06:32

Part 6

1."Who Are You"Sam Kim04:16
2."Who Are You" (Inst.) 04:16
Total length:08:32

Part 7

1."I Miss You"Soyou02:50
2."I Miss You" (Inst.) 02:50
Total length:05:40

Part 8

1."First Snow" (첫눈)Jung Joon-il04:57
2."First Snow" (Inst.) 04:57
Total length:09:54

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

1."And I'm Here"Kim Kyung-hee (April 2nd)04:08
2."Winter Is Coming"Han Soo-ji02:30
3."Stuck in Love"Kim Kyung-hee (April 2nd)02:39
Total length:09:17

Part 12

1."Heaven"Roy Kim, Kim EZ (GGot Jam Project)04:20
2."Heaven" (Inst.) 04:20
Total length:08:40

Part 13

Part 14

There was a controversy surrounding the release of the song "Round and Round". Originally, the song was sung by Han Soo-ji. However, when the song was officially released, Han was merely a featuring on the track, which was sung by Heize. This caused dissatisfaction among fans, who loved Han's voice. CJ E&M released an official apology, saying that Han was enlisted to record just the first 50 seconds of the song, but the writer of the song, Nam Hye-seung, requested since the beginning that the full song be sung by another vocalist.[31]

1."Round and Round"Heize and Han Soo-ji03:22
2."Round and Round" (Inst.) 03:22
Total length:06:44

Chart performance[edit]

Reception[edit]

The series was popular among the international audience,[49] which led to parodies of the drama on various social media sites, notably by both celebrities and political figures.[50]

The drama has also sparked various fashion trends.[51] Items and accessories worn by the cast members, such as the Lanvin coat worn by Gong Yoo, Lancôme lipstick used by Kim Go-eun[52] and Fedora worn by Lee Dong-wook[53] saw an increase in sales. Kim In-yook's poetry book, The Physics of Love, gained renewed attention after one of its verses was featured in the drama.[54] There was also an increase in visitors at the various filming sites of Guardian, which contributed to a positive economic effect on the country.[55] Additionally, original soundtracks featured in the series also topped local digital music charts.[56] Since 2017, it has surpassed Descendants of the Sun (2016) in video-on-demand sales.[57]

The Korea Times stated, "Its success was attributed to the creative plot" and "...the depth of perspective looking at life of the goblin that bears a bloody sword in his chest and has been given eternal life as punishment, immerses the audience into the fantasy story. The twist and complexity of life and death make the story more interesting."[58][59]

Despite its success, Guardian was criticized for its several consumer product placements which drew an estimated 2-4 billion KRW from revenue.[60][61][62] TV and cultural critics also criticized some aspects of the drama; such as the Cinderella complex feature in the series, where female lead is able to summon the male lead, who has supernatural powers. Furthermore, the female lead portrayed a poor high school student attracted to the male lead's rich 30-something man, which the show poked fun of when a classmate described him as a "sugar daddy".[60][63] The drama was also criticized for its over-dramatic plot.[61]

Viewership[edit]

The series airs on tvN, a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS). The drama consistently topped cable television viewership ratings in its time slot. Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform, making the episode the second highest rated in Korean cable television history.[6] It became the first cable drama to surpass 20% ratings.[64]

Ep.Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[65]TNmS
Nationwide SeoulNationwide
1 December 2, 2016 6.322%7.540%6.7%
2 December 3, 2016 7.904% 10.024% 8.1%
3 December 9, 2016 12.471% 14.274% 12.0%
4 December 10, 2016 11.373% 13.768% 12.7%
5 December 16, 2016 11.507% 12.075% 14.0%
6 December 17, 2016 11.618% 14.772% 13.0%
7 December 23, 2016 12.297% 13.993% 13.8%
8 December 24, 2016 12.344% 14.748% 11.6%
9 December 30, 2016 12.933% 13.333% 14.6%
10 December 31, 2016 12.702% 14.551% 13.3%
11 January 6, 2017 13.894% 15.749% 14.8%
12 January 7, 2017 13.712% 15.680% 14.6%
13 January 13, 2017 14.254% 16.525% 15.3%
14 January 20, 2017 16.043% 17.767% 16.3%
15 January 21, 2017 16.917% 18.829% 17.7%
16 18.680%20.986%19.6%
Average 12.811%14.663%13.6%
Special January 14, 2017 9.427% 11.786% 9.1%[66]
February 3, 2017 3.606% 5.050% 3.9%[67]
February 4, 2017 4.075% 5.582% 4.2%[67]
  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • Episode 14 was postponed as additional time was needed to work on the special graphics.[68]
  • Episodes 15 and 16 were shown back-to-back on January 21, 2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

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  34. ^Cumulative sales for "Hush":
  35. ^Cumulative sales for "Beautiful":
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  38. ^Cumulative sales for "I Miss You":
  39. ^Cumulative sales for "First Snow":
  40. ^Cumulative sales for "I Will Go to You Like the First Snow":
  41. ^Cumulative sales for "Wish":
  42. ^ abcCumulative sales for "And I'm Here", "Winter is Coming" & "Stuck in Love":
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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardian:_The_Lonely_and_Great_God

Story 6.5

Acting/Cast 6.0

Music 7.0

Rewatch Value 1.0

It must be said that Goblin is very much a somewhat cliché rom-com disguising itself as something else, but ultimately, what appears to be an interesting premise is cast aside for a romantic plot that I'm going to be honest is a little creepy and at times feels very fatherly to me. This makes it very hard to love the romance especially when the female lead is a bubble of cutesy energy and also she borderline looks twelve. There were moments I wanted to run into the scene and tell Gong Yoo, you get the hell away from her and date someone your own age. Yes, that, 782 age gap was at times hard to swallow.

What makes Goblin good is it's featuring. It stars longing looks, teary-eyed longing looks, bromance, ignoring that he is 800 years old, trying to pretend you are not watching this because of the bromance and good looking leads and KES's obligatory three good episodes towards the end that makes you think this is so good. It also stars a very good performance by Lee Dong Wook. I'd like to say the rest of the cast were just as good, but I'd be lying. Gong Yoo is someone, I watch because he is in good movies (The Crucible/Silenced, etc) but not because he gives an actual good performance. He's like a Brad Pitt type in that regard. I was quite surprised by LDW as I find him heavily attractive and have for a long time but I've admitted he's a terrible actor. Suddenly he is Matthew McConaughaying me. The female lead is literally a copy paste of all rom-coms. Especially from this writer.

The intro of this drama is unique and creates what has the potential to be a very good plot, but ultimately this is a meandering slow stream of a journey that I heavily recommend you skip some episodes. Yes, skip from ep 5 to 13 and you'll miss very little. The juicy parts of the plot are thrown aside for a slew of teary-eyed longing looks and cliché romantic scenes that at ep 4, I started to wonder when they were actually going to focus on the juicy premise.

Character wise, the bromance sells this stale plot as personally, the romance between the male and female lead just looks awkward. I should be gushing at romantic scenes but they look as uncomfortable as I do and when Gong Yoo pats her head, he at times feels like her father. The drama has a lot of potential but the writer didn't seem to know what to do with it and I feel like a traitor who deserves to be hanged for saying this, but as a huge lover of bromance, dare I say it, I actually got bored of the bromance. I started tuning in to cast longing looks at Lee Dong Wook. My obsession made me run out into the street and jump in front of a car, but I heavily recommend you don't do that as the Grim Reaper never appeared and now I'm writing this in the afterlife.

The writer here also inserts her I suckered you into thinking this was good by having her obligatory three good episodes that make me think, Oh this has potential. It's always towards the end too. Melancholic episodes with good editing that make me wonder where was this for the previous ten episodes? I feel the drama is a seven at best as in, I would be very generous to give it a 7. It has its good melancholic and humorous scenes but it ultimately never quite gets its pacing right and never seems to know what to focus on making this really not as good as it could be.

PS. I also urge you to cast aside any logical questions you might have especially towards the end. They will not be answered.

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Korean drama 'Goblin' popular but controversial

In the popular TV drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” or also known as "Goblin", the male lead is, quite literally, a god.

Based on the Korean folklore of dokkaebi, a higher spiritual being roughly translated as goblin, the drama series features actor Gong Yoo as Kim Shin, a warrior born centuries ago who, after being impaled with a sword, is transformed into an immortal dokkaebi with endless wealth.

Korean dramas have notoriously favored near-perfect male leads -- attractive, intelligent, heirs to vast fortunes and more. “Guardian” has gone one step further in conjuring an ideal knight-in-shining armor, TV critics say.

“We’ve evolved past god-like men to actual gods, who don the appearance of good-looking human men,” said culture critic Jung Duk-hyun. “Now, their abilities surpass the realm of human strengths.”

Jung says the popularity of the dokkaebi character -- “Guardian” has boasted a record-breaking viewership since its Dec. 2 launch on cable channel tvN, scoring 12.7 percent according to Nielsen Korea -- can be attributed to female viewers’ yearning for all-powerful male figures who can solve the problems of modern women’s increasingly stressful lives.

“The realistic ideal is that two people complement each other in a relationship,” said Choi Ji-sun, 28, a lawyer who has watched every episode of the show, which airs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

“But it’s easy to escape to a world where someone will come to my side at the drop of a hat, no questions asked, and provide everything. Of course, I would never expect that of my real life partner.”

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In “Guardian,” the female lead Ji Eun-tak, played by Kim Go-eun, is able to summon Dokkaebi Kim simply by blowing out a flame.

Hit drama series in recent years have seen a surge in male leads who possess supernatural powers. In the 2013 show “I Can See Your Voice,” the male protagonist can read people’s minds. The following year, “My Love from the Stars” featured an extraterrestrial with superhuman powers of sight, hearing and speed as its romantic lead. The male love interest in “Another Oh Hae Young,” which aired last May, is able to see into the future.

“With these abilities, the male becomes a savior of sorts to the female,” said culture critic Ha Jae-geun. “Female viewers find comfort in these characters. But their very support of such characters could lead to a decline in women’s social status.”

During the same period, meanwhile, dramas also saw a rise in independent, true-to-life female roles, suggesting that the Cinderella complex no longer has a footing in Korean television. “Another Oh Hae Young” was lauded for portraying a flawed, relatable female protagonist who is honest about her emotions. “I Can See Your Voice” featured a competent, older female prosecutor as its lead. The currently airing “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” spotlights a heroine for whom a slim figure is not a priority.

(Read also: Korean channel gears up for 2017 with TV show lineup)

“Guardian,” however, offers a female lead who is downtrodden and naive, reminiscent of the conventional “damsel in distress” type.

Ji is motherless, living with relatives who scorn her as a burden to their family, and ostracized at school; Dokkaebi Kim comes to provide for her material comfort and shelter. Granted, the character is sprightly and determined to survive despite hardships, seeking out part-time jobs to support herself.

“But it’s a shame she is unable to escape the Cinderella stereotype, especially when her male partner is so almighty,” says drama critic Kim Sun-young.

The fact that Ji is portrayed as a high school student has sparked further controversy. Dokkaebi Kim is said to be 934 years old, though he sports the appearance of a 30-something man.

“The system of fantasy blocks any guilt and allows viewers to accept, without being repulsed, the romance between a minor and an older man,” wrote TV critic Hwang Jin-mi in a column last month. “But the image of a young girl ... hanging onto a rich, 30-something man ... lingers.”

(Read also: Korean artists scheduled to return from mandatory military service in 2017)

Scenes from “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” depict cases of overt product placement.(tvN via The Korea Herald/File)

Awkward product placement

Another issue that has plagued “Guardian” is its overt and awkward product placement.

In a segment in its eighth episode, which aired Dec. 24, the two main characters are at Subway, discussing in detail which ingredients to choose and how large the sandwiches are. The dokkaebi and his housemate only eat fried chicken from a certain franchise for days in a row; every piece of clothing and interior decor is exhibited as if in a magazine spread, and the camera captures brand names.

Though it is normal for TV series to use product placements to fund production, viewers say it has become “excessive to the point of distracting” in “Guardian.”

“It’s gotten to a place where the products (the characters) use are moving the plot along,” said Park Su-jeong, 48.

The competition for product placement in hit dramas is higher than ever, advertising executives say, as featured items sell out instantly both in Korea and throughout Asia. Makeup brand Laneige, for example, reaped 1.2 billion won ($995 thousand) in profit from the lipstick used by actress Song Hye-kyo in last year’s smash hit drama “Descendants of the Sun.”

Ads are meticulously timed and spread through multiple channels, said an entertainment industry official who requested anonymity.

“After viewers watch the show, they go online to look up items they liked,” said the source. “So bloggers are paid to upload posts featuring an advertised jacket, for example, right after an episode has finished. The brand then spreads out to offline ads.”

A spot in Gangneung’s Jumunjin Beach has already risen as a bustling tourist zone after “Guardian” shot a scene there. Recent social media photos showed lines of visitors waiting to pose for photos. Merchants have set up shop nearby with signposts that read, “Muffler, flower and umbrella can be rented for 1,000 won,” allowing visitors to recreate the exact scene captured on television.

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 
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Goblin

Also known as

The Lonely
Shining Goblin
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

Original Title

쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비 (Sseulsseulhago Chanlanhasin – Dokkaebi)
쓸쓸하고 燦爛하神 – 도깨비 (Hanja)

Genre

Comedy
Romance
Supernatural

Original release

December 2, 2016 - January 21, 2017

Directed by

Lee Eung Bok (Ep. 1-16)
Kwon Hyuk Chan (Ep. 5-16)
Yoon Jong Ho (Ep. 3-16)

Country of Origin

South Korea

Timeslot

Friday & Saturday 20:30 KST

Episode runtime

82 minutes

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Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비; Sseulsseulhago Chanlanhasin – Dokkaebi; lit. The Lonely and Great God – Goblin) is a South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo in the title role with Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, and Yook Sung Jae. It was shown on the cable network tvN from December 2, 2016 to January 21, 2017. The drama was written by popular drama writer Kim Eun Sook. As of February 2020, it is the fifth-highest rated Korean drama in cable television history.

Guardian's final episode recorded an 18.68% nationwide audience share, making it the fifth highest rated drama in Korean cable television history behind The World of the Married,Sky Castle,Crash Landing on You and Reply 1988.

Synopsis

Is it better to live forever or to finally be able to die?

Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a decorated military general during the Goryeo Dynasty who is betrayed by the jealous king he served. When Kim Shin is faced with death instead of honor after fighting a mighty battle, God turns Kim Shin into a goblin instead, tasked with protecting certain people from the life of misery. But immortality is wearing on Kim Shin, and he longs to find the prophesied human bride who can set his soul free.

Kim Shin becomes accidental roommates with Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook), the grim reaper who ushers people's souls into the afterlife. Kim Shin's nephew, Yoo Deok Hwa (Yook Sungjae), is a rebellious chaebol heir whose family has been caretakers of the goblin for many generations. Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) is a high school senior whose mother was saved from an accident by Kim Shin 19 years ago, and ever since then, she has been able to communicate with the dead. Sunny (Yoo In Na), the owner of a chicken restaurant and Eun Tak's boss, crosses path with Wang Yeo and becomes smitten with him.

Can Eun Tak be the true "goblin bride" with the power to release Kim Shin from his eternal misery?[1]

Cast

A 939-year-old immortal goblin and protector of souls who is in search for his bride, the only one who can remove the sword piercing through his chest. Once the sword is removed, he may finally move to the afterlife and rest in peace. He possesses supernatural powers that come with his immortality, but he has to pay a huge price for this. He feels lonely as he has to watch his loved ones leaving him behind when their lifespan ends. He served as a General during the Goryeo era and was killed by King Wang Yeo who is now reincarnated as a Grim Reaper. He witnessed the murder of his sister by the hands of the King Wang Yeo, the biggest reason why he hates the king. When his sword is finally removed, he disappears for 9 years, but later comes back.
  • Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
    • Han Seo Jin as Young Eun Tak
An optimistic and bubbly high school student and is the legendary Goblin's bride. She can see ghosts due to her way of birth; her mom was in a hit and run and pregnant at the time to which the Goblin saw and saved her. She is immune to the Goblin's and the Grim Reaper's power. Falls in love with the Goblin but forgets him after his sword is pulled out and he disappears. Reunites with the Goblin when he comes back. However, she sacrificed herself to save a bus of schoolchildren and was hit by a truck. She dies, but later comes back and reunites with the Goblin in her next life.
A good-looking, cynical yet humorous character grim reaper (grim reapers receive their jobs as a punishment for committing the greatest of sins in their past lives) who guides souls to their reincarnations or afterlives. Along with many other grim reapers, he has no memory of his past lives. He was a malicious king named Wang Yeo in his past life. He killed his wife as king, something to which he regretted for the rest of his life and killed himself for. This was his ultimate sin. He falls in love with Sunny, who is his reincarnated wife.
The attractive owner of a chicken restaurant who is constantly confused by the Grim Reaper's constant social awkwardness. The Grim Reaper falls for her and she soon returns his affection. She was the sister of the Kim Shin as Queen and the wife of King Wang Yeo (now the Grim Reaper) in her past life. When everyone else forget their memories, she is the only one who remembers. Ends up with the Grim Reaper in her fourth life.
A rebellious yet kind-hearted chaebol heir and the only grandson of the Yoo family, a household that has the responsibility of taking care of the Goblin. Living with the Goblin and the Grim Reaper, Deok-hwa learns of their true identities, and the trio grow to be strong friends. It is later revealed that God had taken over his body for a period of time.
  • Lee El as Samshin Lady
  • Jo Woo Jin as Kim Soo Bok, a secretary
  • Kim Sung Kyum as Yoo Shin Woo, Deok Hwa's grandfather
  • Choi Woong as a Grim Reaper's hoobae
  • Go Bo Gyeol as Eun Tak's class president
  • Kim Byung Chul as Park Joong Won, a goryeo eunuch
  • Yoon Da Young as a Grim Reaper
  • Kim Min Young as So Jin, Eun Tak's class bully
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Ji Yun Sook, Eun Tak's aunt
  • Jung Young Ki as Park Kyung Shik, Eun Tak's cousin
  • Choi Ri as Park Kyung Mi, Eun Tak's cousin
  • Park Kyung Hye as a ghost that follows Eun Tak
  • Kim Ki Doo as a Grim Reaper
  • Jo Hyun Shik as a Grim Reaper's hoobae
  • Kim Chang Hwan as a Grim reaper's junior
  • Ahn Ji Hyun as Go Jung Hyun, Eun Tak's schoolgirl ghost friend
  • Lee Chae Kyung as Jang Il Ok, a manager
  • Yoon Gyung Ho as Kim Woo Sik, Kim Shin's lieutenant
  • Kim So Hyun as Young Kim Sun/Queen of Goryeo/Shin's sister (Ep.1+10-12)
  • Kim Min Jae as Young Wang Yeo/King of Goryeo (Ep.1+10-13)
  • Park Hee Bon as Ji Yeon Hee, Eun Tak's mother (Ep.1)
  • Hwang Seok Jung as a fortune teller ghost (Ep.2-5)
  • Ryu Tae Ho as Eun Tak's boss
  • Jung Ji Hoon as Child Yoo Duk Hwa/Kim Shin's servant
    • Kim Hyun Bin as Teen Yoo Duk Hwa
  • Jung Hae In as Choi Tae Hee, Eun Tak's childhood friend
    • Jo Yong Jin as Child Choi Tae Hee
  • Yoon Joo Man as a money lender
  • Lee Seul Bi as the vain woman at the cafe
  • Nam Da Reum as Kim Soo Bok, the boy that the goblin meets in Paris (Ep.1)
  • Joey Albright as Waiter Ryan (Ep.5+15)
  • Park Se Wan as Go Shi Won, the ghost with glasses
  • Kim So Ra as Lee Jung Hwa, a vengeful ghost
  • Ham Sung Min as a soldier (Ep.15)
  • Lee Kyu Hyung as Jung Hwa's husband (Ep.11)
  • Oh Ah Rin as a girl at the hospital (Ep.6)
  • Kim Nam Hee as an overworked doctor in ER
  • Hong Boo Hyang as Go Shi Won's mother
  • Hwang In Joon as a suspect at the police station
  • Hwang Sang Kyung as a pickpocketer (Ep.7+8+10)
  • Lee Moon Soo as Shin's loyal old man in the Goryeo era
  • Kim Hye Yoon as the young era of a widowed old lady (Ep.15)
  • Song Soo Hyun as Kim Woo Shik's daughter
  • Kim Nan Hee as Eun Tak's homeroom teacher
  • Park Jin Woo as a moneylender
  • Lee Han Seo as the girl handing a book to Eun Tak in the bookstore (Ep.2)
  • Lee Seung Jun as Shin (Voice) (Ep. 4)
  • Sung Nak Kyung as Na Kyung Won, the man who runs over Eun Tak's mother
  • Lee Ha Yoon
  • Choi Na Moo
  • Park Gi Ryoong
  • Dong Yoon Seok
  • Kim Sung Bum
  • Kim Do Hyun
  • Choi Bum Ho
  • Yoon Da Kyung
  • Kim Ki Nam
  • Son Young Soon
  • Kim Hyun Mok
  • Byun Joo Hyun
  • Kang Hye Kyung
  • Yang Jo Ah
  • Soundtrack

    Main Article: Goblin OST

    Episodes

    In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

    Episode Title Aired Average audience share
    AGB Nielsen TNmS
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
    Episode 01 "What Kind Of A Guardian Are You?" December 2, 2016 6.322%7.540%6.7%
    A former human turned goblin is cursed to remain immortal and alone for hundreds of years. Ji Eun Tak, a girl who can see spirits, accidentally summons him, but she's not what he expected.
    Episode 02 "I'll Become Your Bride In 200 Years" December 3, 2016 7.904% 10.024% 8.1%
    Eun Tak is happy when her life begins to change for the better, but then finds out Kim Shin has been lying to her.
    Episode 03 "I See The Sword" December 9, 2016 12.471% 14.274% 12.0%
    Kim Shin pushes Eun Tak on whether she can see something about him nobody else can, but Eun Tak has other things on her mind.
    Episode 04 "I Won't Leave You" December 10, 2016 11.373% 13.768% 12.7%
    Kim Shin meets with an old friend, and Eun Tak considers what her newfound responsibilities will mean for her future.
    Episode 05 "I Have To End My Life" December 16, 2016 11.507% 12.075% 14.0%
    Eun Tak helps one of her visitors pass on to the other side, and Kim Shin makes new sleeping arrangements.
    Episode 06 "Tomorrow" December 17, 2016 11.618% 14.772% 13.0%
    Kim Shin is still struggling to get Eun Tak to do what he needs her to do, while the Grim Reaper tries to act like a human.
    Episode 07 "I Think It's Your Face" December 23, 2016 12.297% 13.993% 13.8%
    Eun Tak attempts to pull the sword out of Kim Shin's chest, but something holds her back. The Grim Reaper is thrown in jail.
    Episode 08 "You Gave Her That Fate" December 24, 2016 12.344% 14.748% 11.6%
    The Grim Reaper and Duk Hwa must clean up after Kim Shin's reaction. Eun Tak takes her exams.
    Episode 09 "He'll Vanish Forever From This World To Another" December 30, 2016 12.933% 13.333% 14.6%
    When Eun Tak learns of Kim Shin's fate, she tries to run away and avoid her own destiny. The Grim Reaper is at a loss with how to date.
    Episode 10 "Is She Really Your Sister?" December 31, 2016 12.702% 14.551% 13.3%
    It's almost the new year, so Eun Tak asks Kim Shin to spend her first day as a 20-year old adult with her. The Grim Reaper struggles with the knowledge about Sunny's past.
    Episode 11 "The Deity Is So Cruel To You And Me" January 6, 2017 13.894% 15.749% 14.8%
    The Grim Reaper confronts Sunny, as does Kim Shin. An old "friend" introduces himself to Eun Tak.
    Episode 12 "Forget About Me" January 7, 2017 13.712% 15.680% 14.6%
    Sunny holds the key for the Grim Reaper to discover his past. Eun Tak begins college despite the threat on her life.
    Episode 13 "Protect Her" January 13, 2017 14.254% 16.525% 15.3%
    Sunny, Kim Shin, and the Grim Reaper come to terms with their pasts.
    Episode 14 "Whom Have I Forgotten?" January 20, 2017 16.043% 17.767% 16.3%
    The sword is out, and everything changes. Nine years pass, and we find out what has happened to everyone.
    Episode 15 "Will You Be My Bride?" January 21, 2017 16.917% 18.829% 17.7%
    Eun Tak travels to Quebec to try and figure out why she can't remember a section of her past.
    Episode 16 "Goodbye And See You Again" January 21, 2017 18.680%20.986%19.6%
    Both Sunny and Eun Tak inadvertently hurt their partners, who must come to terms with their decisions.
    Average 12.924% 14.729% 13.7%
    Special January 14, 2017 9.427% 11.786% 9.1%
    February 3, 2017 3.606% 5.050% 3.9%
    February 4, 2017 4.075% 5.582% 4.2%

    [2]

    • Episode 14 was postponed as additional time was needed to work on the special graphics. Episodes 15 and 16 were shown back-to-back on January 21, 2017.

    International broadcast

    • In Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the drama aired on Oh!K with subtitles. It was retitled as "Goblin" in promotional materials and during broadcast. It was premiered on December 3, 2016, 24 hours after its original broadcast in South Korea.
    • In Sri Lanka, Brunei, Malaysia, the Maldives and Vietnam, the drama is available to stream on-demand on Iflix. It was retitled as "Goblin" in promotional materials. During its original run, episodes of the drama were exclusively streamed on Iflix within 24 hours of its original South Korean broadcast with subtitles between December 3, 2016, and January 22, 2017.
    • In Japan, the drama was premiered in March 2017 on Mnet Japan. And later in 2018, it was premiered both in TV Tokyo with Hanryu Premiere on 21 May and BS Fuji on 13 September, both channels with Japanese dub.
    • The series is available on-demand on Viu in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia with English, Chinese, Indonesian and Malay subtitles.
    • Outside of Asia, the drama streams on DramaFever and Viki with subtitles.
    • In Thailand, the drama aired in early 2017 on True4U.
    • In the Philippines, the series was premiered on ABS-CBN on May 8, 2017, replacing Love in the Moonlight on its Primetime Bida block. On November 13, 2017 the series was re-aired on its Kapamilya Gold block, dubbed in Filipino. It was re-shown on Asianovela Channel, starting on July 30, 2018.
    • In Cambodia, the drama was premiered on July 24, 2017 on Town TV.
    • In Indonesia, it was shown on GTV, on Mondays to Fridays at 14:00 starting on October 2, 2017.
    • In Singapore, it aired on Channel U, on Mondays to Fridays at 10pm starting on November 27, 2017.
    • In Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, the drama began on tvN with a variety of subtitles on January 23, 2018.
    • In Bangladesh, the drama is available to stream on-demand on Iflix. It was retitled as "Goblin" in promotional materials. It is also dubbed in Bengali in the app.

    Production

    The series was written by Kim Eun Sook, who also wrote the popular series Secret Garden (2010), The Heirs (2013), and Descendants of the Sun (2016). The drama marked her second collaboration with director Lee Eun-bok after both worked on Descendants.

    The first script-reading was held at Nuri Dream Square in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea, on August 30, 2016. The Goryeo-era flashback scenes were filmed on Gimje, North Jeolla Province on September 22 for the battlefield scenes, while the palace scenes were shot at Naju Image Theme Park. Goblin and Grim Reaper's house (external shots) was filmed at (formerly) Unhyeongung's Western House, presently inside Duksung Women's University (utilized for administration offices).

    Overseas filming mainly took place in Quebec City, Canada in October, using locations such as the Château Frontenac, Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine (the Yoo family cemetery), Petit Champlain (Goblin's door to Canada), and the Fontaine de Tourny. The red door, which in reality is the emergency exit of the Théâtre Petit Champlain, and other sites in Quebec City associated with the show have begun to attract numerous fans of the series.

    The crew was awarded a special vacation to Phuket, Thailand after the end of the drama.

    Reception

    The drama was a hit and consistently topped cable television viewership ratings in its timeslot. Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform, making the episode the second-highest rated in Korean cable television history. It became the first cable drama to surpass 20% ratings. It was also popular among the international audience, which led to parodies of the drama on various social media sites, notably by both celebrities and political figures.

    The drama has also sparked various fashion trends. Items and accessories worn by the cast members, such as the Lanvin coat worn by Gong Yoo, Lancôme lipstick used by Kim Go-eun and Fedora worn by Lee Dong-wook saw an increase in sales. Kim In-yook's poetry book, The Physics of Love, gained renewed attention after one of its verses was featured in the drama. There was also an increase in visitors at the various filming sites of Guardian, which contributed to a positive economic effect on the country. Additionally, original soundtracks featured in the series also topped local digital music charts. Since 2017, it has surpassed Descendants of the Sun (2016) in video-on-demand sales.

    Its success was attributed to the creative plot. The Korea Times stated, "[...] the depth of perspective looking at life of the goblin that bears a bloody sword in his chest and has been given eternal life as punishment, immerses the audience into the fantasy story. The twist and complexity of life and death make the story more interesting."

    Despite its success, Guardian was criticized for its several consumer product placements (as well as Kim Eun-sook's previous hit-drama Descendants of the Sun in 2016) which drew an estimated 2-4 billion KRW from revenue. TV and cultural critics also criticized various aspects of the drama, such as its strong emphasis on Cinderella complex and the huge age gap of the lead characters, which might lead to a decline in female's social status. It was also criticized for its over-dramatic plot.

    Awards and nominations

    Trivia

    • This drama took over the timeslot previously occupied by "The K2" and was followed by "Tomorrow With You" on February 3, 2017.[3]
    • First script reading took place on August 30, 2016 at Nuri Dream Square in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.[3]
    • Filming began in September 2016. Gong Yoo and Kim Go-Eun began filming scenes in Canada on October 5, 2016.[3]

    Gallery

    Goblin

    Official Poster

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    Goblin 2

    Stills 1

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    Videos

    Goblin - Official Trailer

    Goblin - Official Trailer

    References

    Sours: https://drama.fandom.com/wiki/Goblin

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