Korean Drama Review: Goblin

By far, this is only my second post on this blog’s review category. Frankly because I particularly write noteworthy things about pieces I deeply appreciate be it media or arts. This review covers my personal views and opinions about the k-drama Goblin (aired December 2016 – January 2017).

A quick background (about me) before I get into specifics:

  • I’ve already watched a decent number of k-dramas. Though I prefer waiting for the series to finish first before binge watching. I like continuity.
  • Fantasy fiction is a fresh genre to me being used to adult fiction in novels, movies, and TV series. I have my preferences but for some reason, I’m flexible in k-dramas genre-wise.
  • I’m unbiased. Regardless of rating and hype, I solely base my reviews on my own perception.

Music ★★★★★
The soundtrack is a good mix of Korean, English and instrumental songs, personal touches that are well appropriate to its overall theme. Korean songs are catchy but above all else, remarkably heartfelt. Scenes lightened up, moments emphasized and emotions intensified through the music. Aside from the tracks being great picks, the timing is impeccable. To me, the diversity of the playlist compliments the story itself.

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Book Review: Me Before You

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“Now he was just Will – maddening, mercurial, clever, funny, Will… his body was just part of the whole package, a thing tone dealt with, at intervals, before we got back to the talking. It had become, I supposed, the least interesting part of him.” page 184

“I worked out what would make me happy, and I worked out what I wanted to do and I trained myself to do the job that make those two things happen.” page 204

“Some mistakes just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let that night be the thing that defines you.” page 248

“Everything takes time. And that’s something that your generation find it a lot harder to adjust to. You have all grown up expecting things to go your way almost instantaneously. You all expect to live the lives you chose. Especially a successful young man like yourself. But it takes time.” page 260

“For the first time in my life I tried not to think about the future. I tried to just be, to simply let the evening’s sensations travel through me.” page 318

“I can’t do this because I can’t… He swallowed. I can’t be the man I want to be with you.” page 323

“I know we can do this. I know it’s not how you would have chosen it but I know that I can make you happy. And all I can say is that you make me… you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than anyone else in the world.” page 324

It’s my first time to read a book written by a British novelist. It took me a few chapters to adjust to “The Queen’s English” but over time even accents formed in my head. I appreciate the choice of words and the detailed descriptions of the conversation setting.

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