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[Drama 2016-2017] Guardian: The Lonely and Great Goblin 도깨비

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I'm thinking of buying the goblin on amazon, I live overseas. The directors cut version, is there anything we haven't see from youtube or other social media? Anyone knows?

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From what I knew,  the director cut DVD contains the uncut version of the hotel kiss in episode 15. Other than that,  there're plenty of behind the sences footages which was not on tvN official YouTube channel.  So yeah,  I recommend you to purchase it.  :wub:

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I haven't been to this thread since I finished watching Goblin but decided to come visit... it's nice to see there are still a lot of people enjoying it and re-watching. I'm certainly enjoying reading the comments here.

 

At first, I felt sad about the fact that Goblin was still immortal and would have to endure losing ES over and over again as she grows old and dies and then comes back to life. It felt awfully lonely to have to wait for her to come back to him without knowing when she would return. One can't help but ask, "how is it better than the life he had before her?"

 

Before ES entered his life, he had spent centuries waiting for the "bride who would set him free". And then after he met ES, he fell in love with her only to lose her in the end and then have to wait for her again.

 

BUT I realized that this "wait" is different. Yes, he is still waiting for his bride and he still doesn't know how long he will have to wait until she returns to him but the difference is that he knows a) who he is waiting for and the kind of person she is and b) what to look forward to. For these 2 reasons, this makes the waiting tolerable and it is something he can look forward to with hope. 

 

I also think that in a way, they exist for each other. He chose to come back to her after he died and she chose to come back to him after she died. Remember that the Goblin's bride is the one who will set him free so I believe that eventually, they will be together permanently whether that be in life or the after life. The way I see it, she holds the key to his existence and the two of them are tied together.

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@mouse007 I'm so glad to see old poster coming to re-visit this thread; like this drama still has power to touch on people heart; though it finished almost 2 years now....:wub:

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On 12/11/2016 at 8:42 PM, selenette said:

@ireumimolla

@bebebisous33 had added a beautiful insight on sunflower (and you can also read her detailed analysis on colors), so I'd like to add a bit information on buckwheat flowers.

I haven't found any reference on this symbolism (buckwheat as "lovers"), but I did find something about buckwheat flowers in Korean context.

In 1936, there was a short story written by  Lee Hyo-seok. The title was 메밀꽃 필 무렵 (Memilkkot pil mulyeob), which was loosely translated in English by duo Kim Chong-un and Bruce Fulton and other translators as "When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom" (1996, 2004)

 

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It is a story of a man who was luckless in love, only to meet his biological son (conceived in a rather memorable one night stand) later. The son had no idea that the main character was his father. The main character met the young man in a blooming buckwheat field. 

In the story, buckwheat flowers symbolize  simple happiness, hope, and love (familial, not romantic).

In spite of the differences between these two stories, the symbolisms of simple happiness, hope and love are still relatable, especially in the fated first meeting between Eun-tak and Kim Shin. 

This story and the flowers are famous in South Korea, and I read that they celebrate them by annual festivals etc.

(We can read the story in English here).

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P. S . This post also serves as my support to @ucylucy 's post pages ago, that the field will play an important role in this drama.

 

I was skimming through the pages (again... for the nth times :sweatingbullets:) and I found this specific post.

 

I've wanted to talk about this topic since ages ago; but always found myself neglecting it (for the lack of words, short in thought.....); but now I finally decided to speak my mind.

 

So, the flower in discussion here is the buckwheat flower.

 

Like above, I couldn't find the meaning "Lover" of buckwheat flower mentioned anywhere (other than quotation from this drama). As herbs and greens could have different meanings in different countries and cultures, and since I don't speak Korean, I couldn't found references in Korean regarding this matter; all I did was searching at google in English; so I can't be 100% sure that my thoughts are right.


The common meanings of buckwheat flower that I could find (throgh googling) are protection and wealth. Food made of buckwheat is really healthy and that's how it is also called "food for the heart", as it helps to protect against heart disease.

The annual buckwheat flower festival is also held in first half of September,  usually from 9 - 13 Sept yearly.... 

Connecting to our drama,  Euntak was born during this festival time;  and I think there's reason why writer chose this specific month to be her birthday (other than she and her mom were saved by dokkaebi in February and she should be born 7 months later) - you can trace back to the Reaper first deceased case and Reaper-Goblin first encounter to verify my point. 

 

Back to the buckwheat flower's meaning - protection,  the meaning links to our drama in its own official title : GUARDIAN 

For him who protects,  for him who guards,  also it's him who loves! 

 

Some posters already linked Kim Shin himself as lover in the buckwheat flower's meaning in this drama universe. And when he gave her the buckwheat flower at that causeway,  it symbolizes him giving himself to her. 

 

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just yesterday a friend of mine said how she waited months before watching another Kdrama after Goblin. But it is true, after Goblin, everything changed. I miss this OTP. Its soundtracks are still my favorite. 

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2 hours ago, michiyo90 said:

It's true that I still listen to the soundtrack everyday.  And still loving it very much.  So dear @gutibear, your OTP must be Wang Sun,  I presume!? 

Mine is Shin Tak... but I ship Wang Sun too... both couple are adorable.. :wub:

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14 minutes ago, gutibear said:

Mine is Shin Tak... but I ship Wang Sun too... both couple are adorable.. :wub:

 

I ship both WangSun and ShinTak too :kiss_wink:

 

Well,  maybe I like ShinTak a little more,  but I adore WangSun as well :yum:

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I haven't been in this forum for almost 2 years, since the drama ended! Sometimes I miss all the fun, emotional, and crazy times we had throughout the week discussing all the little details and how crazy it was here on the days when the episodes aired. I really miss this fandom as much as I miss the drama and the feelings..

 

I will leave some gifs here to revive some sweet little memories

 

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