The first volley out of the gate is a resounding hit that has the legs to be a home run. The first episode of cable network tvN‘s Fri-Sat new drama Goblin garnered a 6.322% AGB nationwide ratings, breaking the record set on that network time slot by Answer Me 1988 with 6.14% AM1988 went on to become a national drama obsession when it aired last winter, with the final episode breaking 18% ratings, which is unreal on a cable channel. Basically anything breaking 5% ratings on cable is akin to breaking 20% ratings in the big three networks on prime time. This is such a relief for me because I need my precious Gong Yoo‘s first drama return in 4 years to not be a dud after Big, and for screenwriter Kim Eun Sook it means yet another hit under her belt.
The first two episodes of Goblin have a long airing time of 90 minutes so Kim Eun Sook is really packing in the goodies right off the bat. I can’t wait to dive in and hopefully ogling Gong Yoo won’t distract me too much from digging into the plot.