Goblin: Episodes 3-4 Thoughts

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Episode 3 clocks in at 88 minutes while episode 4 clocks in at a more normal 60 minutes. I’m not sure whether this show is going to continually make longer episodes, but it’s fine with me considering that the pacing of the episodes is just right enough that you don’t realize time has passed. In episode 3, I really appreciated the music direction (loved it even) and also love the relationship being established between Kim Shin and everyone else. However, there were definitely some gaps that were thankfully cleared up by episode 4. And I felt that if I didn’t write these two episodes together I’d be more frustrated than usual.

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Goblin: Episode 2 Thoughts

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This episode elicited a lot of laughs and giggles from me, which is great. Rarely do I get to enjoy a drama that makes me laugh out loud, rather than just in my head. This episode was about 77 minutes long, just shy of 80 and definitely not 90, but I could almost live with the longer episodes for the rest of the series. The time goes by quickly, and I think it helps that Gong Yoo has chemistry with everyone.

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Goblin: Episode 1 Thoughts

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OOOOOOOOOH this show seems like it’ll be fun! With such a dramatic (but beautiful) beginning, we ended the 90-minute (!!) premiere with a more lighthearted tone that I was really hoping for. After all, how can you not have comedy when you have the “Protector of Souls” rooming with the “God of Death”? Hijinks are bound to ensue.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 15 Recap

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Holy cheese and mackerel. This is quite an intense episode, even though it clocks in at a cool 59 minutes. All the kids are a little messed up, and I think we can blame Mr. Yoo for it. He is the original crazy one, and his actions years ago have now made a couple of them a little more crazy than they should be. You can probably guess who.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 14 Recap

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Oh the feels! And I mean seriously – had the feels. I had my heart melt, my heart freeze, my heart shatter, and then my heart slowly be rebuilt. It feels like this drama has so many more stories to tell, but then you realize that it will never finish telling it all. I can only hope that we can reach some sort of peace with where the characters are going. So far, this episode did not give me much peace, but hopefully it can be resolved next week.

And once again, during the “episode title” interstitial, Seol once again hugs a man. Doesn’t matter if it’s Jung or In Ho at this point, but she’s always hugging or being hugged.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 13 Recap

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At this point, Seol has been hugged by some guy in the past three episodes during the interstitial announcing the episode number. Just sayin’.

This is a more emotional episode, as we have to give some time to In Ho to resolve his own personal issues, come to terms with his past, and figure out what he wants to do with Seol. I’m so glad there was a lot less school drama to deal with in this episode.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 11 Recap

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AAAAND we’re back! Finally after a week’s hiatus the show is back and it’s better than ever. It doesn’t lose too much steam, and in fact shows us a happier side to all the drama that had been happening in previous weeks. I am quite satisfied with the way the episode turned out, with plenty of cute moments to get by.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 9 Recap

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AHHHHH! This was the episode where all the suffocation I felt for Seol was finally released, like I had just surfaced from a deep ocean and had my first breath of sweet sweet oxygen. That’s not to say her troubles are over – in fact, it’s far from it. But it’s finally getting to the point where things just might be really fun for everyone.

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