The comedy. That scene with Goblin having hangover soup was gold. From Deok Hwa picking an “empty” table that Grim Reaper was already sitting at. Everyone’s dramatic response to the twist in the drama. And then when Goblin finally remembered the previous night, Grim Reaper asking if it was his delayed reaction to the twist. 😀 😀 😀 . It totally killed me.
The love-hate bromance between our immortals continues to be a highlight. Their telepathy that confuses people is awesome. They are a listening ear or work together when necessary like when saving Eun Tak and also sending that man Goblin saved, yet continue to fight like siblings. That’s pretty much what they are becoming. Like stepsiblings who’ve been forced to live together, working through their differences to form a real bond. I’m really enjoying them.
Varied reactions to death. There was the overworked doctor who spent his last breath saving another’s life. And Goblin’s lawyer who spent his life repaying his kindness to the world. Both men died at different stages in their lives but took their deaths in stride. Then there’s Goblin. A man who’d lived over 900 years and had spent all that time searching for a way to end it. However, he freaked out when he was faced with the real possibility of dying. I found that quite interesting and realistic. Perhaps a part of him never really believed he’d find his bride so he never actually prepared for his death. Now, he has to face it like mortals do. Plus the value of his life has increased now that he realizes he can lose it.
I also enjoyed the magic. From the beautifully shot sequence of the car getting halved to the comedy that arose from Goblin erasing Eun Tak’s awful family’s memory. I also loved the ghosts helping Eun Tak out by framing her bully.
Deok Hwa – I just love this kid.
I know we’re only four episodes in but why are they being stingy with the Reaper/Sunny romance? There’s a lot of ground to cover from having them fall for each other in this life to whatever their past lives might have been but it’s moving at a snail’s pace. I loved the sequence of him seeing her in every woman and that they both went back to the bridge. But dude, you have her number – use it!
We need to know why he cried when he saw the ring. The show wants us to think he’s the king by dropping hints here and there but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a twist. Goblin believes that if the king had been reincarnated, he’d be the age of the iKon dude but he could be wrong because I doubt he’s accounting for the possibility he’s immortal. But maybe instead of being the king, there was a Sir Lancelot in the palace. Hahaha. I’m overthinking it. The female deity warned that there are rough times ahead for these two and that surely would be the case if they are the king and queen in an ill-fated romance.
Something I found interesting is that he’s one of several grim reapers, therefore, not as special as I originally thought.
The OTP. Why are we expected to root for an ahjussi falling for a teenager? She looks like a teenager, wears a school uniform, carries a backpack and acts like a spoiled brat.
Call me crazy but why is she so demanding of the goblin? She wouldn’t have ever taken a single breath if he hadn’t intervened and saved her mother. He helped get rid of her awful relatives, led her in the direction of a chicken restaurant when she needed a job and shows up when she blows out a candle. But because she’s feeling lonely in the beautiful suite she’s got, she throws a tantrum and loses her mind because he’s a meanie avoiding her. Like WTF, girl?
Then as if that aspect of her personality wasn’t annoying enough, they’ve got her doing tons of aegyo and behaving like a child in their scenes that I don’t understand how we’re supposed to root for this romance. Is our only motivation that she sees the sword? Yes, he’s opening up to her blah blah blah but why make it uncomfortable for some of us? I bet I’d see more chemistry if they’d aged her up a bit.
Because he’s having heart eyes and falling in love as he watches her skipping around while dressed as a schoolgirl. Their scenes are not made for a romance but a friendship that ends with her hooking him up with one of her unnies.
I’m just hoping that Grim Reaper did in fact compel her to see the sword (it unknowingly worked) and that when she attempts to pull it, nothing happens because she’s not really the Goblin’s Bride. Or she’s lying or something. Yep, I’m grasping at straws here but I think I really need a time jump to enjoy this. I need to get to a point where her talking about having babies with Goblin isn’t icky.
With that aside, I liked the scene of him creating the sword out of the water and him bragging about being rich when he was drunk. I guess that side of him will never change.
Till next week.