ESC to close 4.35 (by 1134 users)sseulsseulhago chanranhasin: dokkaebi 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비
  • 2016
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized sseulsseulhago chanranhasin: dokkaebi
english Guardian: The Lonely And Great God
aka the lonely, shining goblin, 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신(神)-도깨비


genres drama, romance, fantasy


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network tvN


date 02 Dec, 2016 - 21 Jan, 2017
episodes 16
duration 75 minutes
air day Friday, Saturday
at 20:30 - 21:45
status released


avg. score 4.35 of 5 by 1134 users
total users 1772
rating 4938
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A girl named Ji Eun Tak brings together a goblin who is in search of his bride and a grimreaper who cannot remember his past. The more they try to stay away from each other, the closer they draw.


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Kim Sin
Grim Reaper
Ji Eun Tak
Yu Deok Hwa
Kim Do Yeong




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05 Jun, 2017
Everybody would love to have a savior as our hero of this story who would come to ur rescue when u blow out a light and not last as handsome as he is

The male lead did a great job his character is very enjoble

The story has its grwat moments - right at episode 3 already the best scene

Have a lot of humor scene which u love but also its somehow felt not so good thinked through i could already made it ended with episode 14 the ones after are just too messed up or better said forced for a happy ending but it leave the question open the goblin never die??

Episode 16 hadthe most saddest scene of all

This drama has a great ost

Song 1 stay with me and the last sound round and round are very catchy

I think it was very enjoyable and take us to a world we all would like to experience

Tought it had lot of background and sorrow scene first love at the end still worked out for all

For me supporting characters story war boring

But main romance is 4/5

But seriously u were never in love for 940 years??!
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01 Feb, 2017
The Lonely Shining Goblin continues to prove Km Eun Suk as a hit screenwriter - who is worthy of the praise as she weaves a mythical world that still manages to stay rooted in reality.

The strength in the show comes down to the relationships, particularly between Kim Sin and Grim Reaper, who manage to play both old souls and immature children with ease, forming an unlikely friendship that becomes the highlight of the show. Eun Tak and Sunny also had a great friendship, filled with advice and silliness that helped flesh them out. Deok Hwa was silly but well-meaning, managing to walk a fine line that never put him into the annoying territory.

The mythology of the world was well-written, incorporating ghosts, goblins and grim reapers seamlessly into the world we're familiar with. The flashbacks added a gravitas that helped ground the story when it got too heavy.

The weakest aspect of the show was the running time; the writing did slow down in an attempt to draw the plot out over such a long run time, and the directing played on moments for beats that often ran too long. This is not a fast moving show by any means, and definitely felt like it could have benefited from having a normal Korean drama show length.

A recommend for any fan of fantasy, just make sure you dedicate a decent chunk of time to watch each episode.
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renii 19 Nov, 2017
I loved the amount of crying that this had! lol
pyapi 21 Sep, 2017
Absolutely loved the afterlife and other fantastical elements in this world, they were absolutely great. I just wish the drama's story could have been better; it starts out so well and then drags on a lot in the middle. I also wasn't too thrilled with the ending.

It's still definitely worth a watch, though. I personally still enjoyed quite a bit thanks to the great acting, the wonderful soundtrack, and the amusing banter between the Goblin and the Grim Reaper. Those two really steal the spotlight.
ally 20 Jun, 2017
It began reaaally well, but fell flat by episode 8~9. And the ending... I didn't quite disliked it but I didn't liked it either.
mikazuki 09 Jun, 2017
i just got back into watching kdrama after a three-year-long break and goblin is the second kdrama i've begun watching since this "hiatus", and i'm atm 4 eps in and i'm really loving it. i didn't expect to enjoy it as much as i had just set the bar quite high by watching age of youth, but it really is a great show! sure, it has its fair share of silly kdrama antics but gosh, it's just a stunningly beautiful show! also, i'm really loving the humor; i don't think any kdrama has given me as many good laughs as goblin has, and i've seen 1/4 of the show. the characters and their interactions are great, the OST is beautiful and the show just looks so good i have to mention it twice.
sukimatsuura 18 May, 2017
It wasn't a WOW drama as i thought!
Seriously too silly~!
olszyna 10 May, 2017
I've seen 4 episodes so far but I'm not really impressed with this drama. Descendants of the Sun was a torture for me. It was one of the most boring dramas I've seen. I think Kim Eun Suk's dramas are not for me. I remember that in the past I liked Secret Garden a lot. But her last 3 dramas are not my cup of tea.
I like special effects in Goblin, I admit that scenes are beautifully taken, but the drama itself is not really interesting for me. Ji Eun Tak is getting on my nerves more and more. Really childish and annoying character.
I won't give it up as I don't like doing so, but so far I'm not really enjoying it much.
Is it getting more interesting later or should I be hooked from the beginning? (question to people who loved it).
dodii 29 Apr, 2017
Heard about it... at episode 6 and kinda getting boring. Plus I hate the kind of women Ji Eun Tak is portraying =_=... hate being a big word but kinda tired of her already... it did turn me off, so I am taking a break for now........ Yet the brotherhood relation between the goblin and the reaper is <3. But yeah taking a break :/...
beeesseoul 09 Apr, 2017
Is anybody else having withdrawals listening to the OST...
/cries eternally