Well, hello there Gong Yoo? Aren’t you a sight for sore eyes? And by sore eyes I mean you’re still a pretty, pretty drink of water. And by drink of water, I mean you’re a talented actor who’s projects I continually look forward to.
Why, what did you think I mean?
As Goblin, now called Kdrama appropriately moody Lonely, Shining Goblin. So we know he’s a goblin, but he’s not going to be that sort of goblin, he’s going to be the moody pouty goblin, in which case I ask, why not just make him a vampire? But I sidetracked myself. Now that the drama has casting in place, it’s time to start getting some cast photos out there into the web-isphere in order to drum up some excitement. (Although I say, you have Gong Yoo on your cast, that’s pretty much all the excitement a show needs.) So, we’ve got shots of a Lonely, Shining Gong Yoo being all lonely and shining.
Which is a very good look for him I’m pretty sure we can all agree. Question. Is it just me or does he look younger here? I just saw him in Train to Busan where he looked older. Of course, being chased by flesh eating zombies will age a guy. I don’t know, maybe it’s his new floppy hair which has aged him down.
So, on top of gifts of a few (measly) pictures, we have more character information coming out, which is where I go from I’M ALL IN to….hrm. So, as reported before, Gong Yoo, has a spell put on him, turning him into a goblin who never ages or dies. The spell can only be broken once he finds his goblin-y bride. Cool. That is some pretty straight forward stuff there. What has my panties in a knot is the fact that his bride is a high schooler.
Kdrama, why you gotta do me like that? Haven’t we had our fill of heroes romancing infants this year? You made it so I couldn’t watch Yoon Shi Yoon, now you have to snatch Gong Yoo away from me too? Is this a new trend? If so, then please, let it die the way of the time travel…which hasn’t died. Go the way of the vampire? Well, he is a goblin, so that’s different at least.
Goblin is still all buddy-buddy with Lee Dong Wook’s character a not so grim reaper, and that I look forward to, seeing them all try to live together, with Kim Eun Suk’s snappy snarky dialog working together to herd people into the afterlife. That? That sounds like a laugh riot.
What irritates me here is the fact that Lee Dong Wook’s love interest is a dippy owner of a chicken restaurant played by Yoo Inna. Sigh. I’m not a fan. I’m not entirely certain why, but she irritates me, her continued portrayal of dippy characters irritates me and now I think I have to pass on this drama. Which makes me really, really crabby.
Which makes me really, really crabby.
As the drama is slated for sometime in December, I guess there is still time to decide, but as of right now, unless I get Yoo fever, or some really awesome teasers pop up, I’m out. And that’s just a low down dirty shame.