I don’t know how other fans of Goblin are handling the lead up to the finale three episodes but it’s been hard for me. Between rewatching the major moments from all the aired episodes, which actually makes the waiting worse, there’s a melancholy that comes from fretting that audiences won’t see anything as ambitious as this again soon. Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has proven herself yet again to me, that she can deliver a drama with her usual snappy dialogue and seemingly superficial quips but add deep pathos and sincere humanity to round out the fictional proceedings. I don’t perceive Goblin as perfect but it touches my heart in a way that feels narrative thought out. I care about all the major characters and their struggles, so even if the resolution requires some leeway in logic or consistency I think I can spare it. Now that’s when I know I love a drama truly.
Preview for episode 14: