Everything feels connected in Goblin in ways both substantive and logical within its fantasy narrative. Supporting characters tug at the heartstrings or make one seethe with anger, and guest starring roles are memorable and meaningful. The leads have the lions share of screen time but long after this drama is over I will also remember all the seemingly minor characters and moments involving them that were beautifully integrated into the central story line.
Kim So Hyun and Kim Min Hae‘s role as Kim Sun and Wang Yeo was sweetly rendered so that present day Sunny and Reaper could feel so three dimensional in their sudden romance. Park Hee Bon as Eun Tak’s mother was the first to make me cry in episode 1, and Nam Da Reum showed us how Goblin lived his 900 years with purpose to help those who understood how to gave back. Jung Hae In‘s oppa was more than just a jealousy trigger plot device, and all the ghosts around Eun Tak made me root for their exit from limbo in a way that mirror’s Kim Shin’s quest to die.