This weekend’s episodes 11 and 12 of Goblin were epic, and in a way not relying on the sound and the fury of narrative excess but instead stringing along quiet moment of pathos that builds and builds. The ratings inched past the 13% nationwide AGB range for both episodes which remains an incredible feat despite the drama not reaching the vaunted heights of tvN‘s biggest hit Answer Me 1988. I love and cried buckets over these two episodes, still not triggered by the central romance but instead by everything else. The death of grandpa offscreen had me sobbing, and the subsequent reveal of how much Wang Yeo/Grim Reaper and Sun/Sunny loved each other but still managed to fall into the trap of evildoers made me weep. Goblin and Sunny’s sibling reunion was wonderfully understated, and all in all I need the evil Park Joong Won to die a thousand infinite deaths in hell to be satisfied with a thorough happy ending for all.