So what’s so good about Goblin? Oh, how about everything so far. Sure the drama has a long ways to go, hence a long trip in which to potentially falter, but the first two episodes have been sheer perfection for me and that’s high praise indeed with no other drama in recent memory being this good all around. I can love flawed dramas but the start of Goblin has nary a flaw to see. The directing is impeccable and beautifully visualized, the writing is fast and layered with the dialogue feeling seamless to each character, and the cast is firing on all cylinders with the chemistry. Domestic audiences appear to agree as episode two jumped 1.6% to rise to 7.9% ratings, an impressive feat for a drama airing on paid cable network tvN. I’m already swooning, chuckling, gasping, and tearing up, Goblin Kim Shin is mesmerizing with a multi-faceted personality, and his new roomie the Grim Reaper is so straight-laced with an edge. Love this drama to pieces and congrats to Goblin for being an all-around win.