Did this week’s episodes of Goblin satisfy you? It hit every happy and thrilling spot for me, taking the Goblin’s quest to die and turning it on every head possible until landing at that critical K-drama turn. I love Eun Tak and Kim Shin’s interactions but it’s not romantic for me in the falling in love feels. It’s more deep rooted, the way Eun Tak makes Shin laugh and act like a kid when he’s a 939 year old immortal, so Shin feels the simple happiness of being alive rather than the chore of never dying. The ratings remained steady this week at over 12% for both episodes, fantastic still for a cable network tvN drama but without the legs of Answer Me 1988 which kept increasing week by week. AM1988 had a broader appeal to multiple generations while Goblin’s story deftly toggles fantasy world building with Kim Eun Sook’s fun banter that may not draw in the older folks yet.